About us

We are a friendly group of runners from in and around Glasgow who like to have that extra challenge of running up and down a hill or two. Currently there are around 30 club members (numbers are steadily increasing) who run on the hills which means we all get to know each other. We take part in hill (fell in England, mountain in Europe) races around the UK with a particular focus on the Scottish Hill Runners championship, British championship, Devil’s Burdens Relay (Fife) and British Fell Relay championship. The club membership fee covers entry to the two latter relay races.

Our group training schedule consists of a hill session (venue varies) on Tuesday evenings and flat running in and around Glasgow Green on Thursday evenings. We also have ad-hoc training runs in the hills at weekends.

As is common amongst hill runners we enjoy the social side and organise an annual training weekend in the hills of Southern Scotland or Northern England in March and also a Christmas party and a tongue in cheek annual awards ceremony (this includes the much coveted stupidest Shet award).

If you have any questions or are interested in joining the group please get in touch with the current hill running captain, Kenny Richmond, at hillrunning@shettlestonharriers.org.uk .

We have plenty of space for and welcome new members of any ability. There is no need for any previous experience of hill running.

Hope to see you out on the hills!

A list of Shettleston Harrier runners who have run in Scottish hill races since 2005 can be found here: Club representation


Winter 2020

Please find below the latest training sessions being run over the winter.

Please get in contact with Malcolm Patterson, former Scottish national hill running coach, who leads the training sessions, direct on 07917 176969 or by e-mailing malcpat@yahoo.co.uk.

For Tuesday sessions, please aim to get to the meeting point for each session by 6.20pm ready to start the warm up at 6.30pm.

Thursday sessions are held at Glasgow Green. Please aim to be there for 6.20pm ready to start at 6.30pm.

The sessions are open to all (NB not just the hill runners – Thursday sessions are flat routes and everyone can benefit from Tuesday hill reps too). Sessions are run by Shettleston Harriers but open to all runners of all abilities and any club or none – please invite your friends too! Sessions are free so ditch the boot camp and come and join in!

Date Location Session
23 Jan Green Mile reps x  4-5 on tarmac
28 Jan Crownpoint Session with Shettleston at 7pm (30min continuous up and down on tarmac)
30 Jan Green 5km time trial. 2 x same lap on grass/tarmac
4 Feb Bellahouston Triangle fartlek, 3 loops with 5 x 2.5 – 4 mins
6 Feb Green Sustained run (4 laps – 10km) tarmac
11 Feb Kelvingrove Long/short hill 5 x 5 (c2 min + 1 min)
13 Feb Green 90 secs x 16 on grass
18 Feb Queens Park Hills x 9 (approx.  1.50 – 2.40 min)
20 Feb Green Mile reps x 4 – 5 on tarmac
25 Feb Tollcross Hills x 7 (3 min)
27 Feb Green 5km time trial. 2 x same lap on grass/tarmac
3 Mar Bellahouston Longer hill x 6 (approx. 3.45 – 5 min)
5 Mar Green 800m reps 8 x 10 tarmac
10 Mar Kelvingrove Hills x 9 (approx. 2- 2.45 min)
12 Mar Green Sustained run (4 laps – 10km) tarmac
17 Mar Queens Park 3 loops x 3 hills = 9 x 2 min
19 Mar Green 90 secs x 16 on grass
24 Mar Pollok Park Hills x 9 on grass/path/tarmac
26 Mar Green Up down the Clyde – 3 x 4 mis out, 4 x 3min back on riverside (tarmac) path

TUESDAY details:

BELLAHOUSTON (Week1): Meet at front entrance to leisure centre

KELVINGROVE (Week2): Meet on Kelvin Way just to the north (university side) of the bridge over the river:


QUEENS PARK (Week 3): Meet at park gates at south end of Victoria Road. Rail: Queens Park

Weeks 4 & 5:

CROWNPOINT: Meet at front entrance to track on Crownpoint Road

POLLOK PARK: car park by river near Pollok House. Rail: Pollokshaws West


TOLLCROSS PARK: Meet at front entrance to leisure centre

All sessions on tarmac apart from a few of the ones at Bellahouston, and Pollok.

THURSDAY details:

We meet at the front of the Humane Society House, above the footbridge over the River Clyde.

Location Map:

Glasgow Green

Apart from the session on 6/6, when we meet at Crownpoint track, also at 6.30:

Location Map:


Sessions at the Green are on a mixture of tarmac and grass, so bring trail shoes if its wet.


For those senior (and junior) runners keen to get involved in racing on the hills for the club, please find details of the 2020 championship race calendar and selected local below.

The club also organise the annual Goat Fell hill race on the Isle of Arran.

Anyone who is keen to get involved in any of the above, please contact hill captain, Kenny Richmond by e-mail hillrunning@shettlestonharriers.org.uk .

Scottish Hill Runners Championship (6 race series, 6 remaining)

  • 28 March Cioch Mhor (Medium)
  • 2 May Stuc a Chroin (Long) Saturday
  • 20 June Hartfell Horseshoe (Medium)
  • 18 July Tom na Bat (Short)
  • 1 August Glenshee 9 (Long) Saturday
  • 3 October Yetholm Shepherds Show (Short)

Details of the SHR Championship can be found at:  http://www.scottishhillrunners.uk

British Fell Running Championship (4 race series, 4 remaining)

  • 14 March Aran Race (Medium), Wales
  • 25 April Seven Sevens (Long), N Ireland
  •  01 August Glenshee 9 (Long), Scotland
  • 29 August Arnison Crag Horseshoe (Short), England

Club championship races (12 race series, 12 remaining)

2020 club championship races TBC.  Watch this space