As part of a new initiative, we are starting new extension of our junior section to cover hill running for children aged 8-14 years old. The short free fun programme consists of 6 training sessions which will cover the basics of hill running. These will be held in the hilly parks in and around Glasgow. Feel free to come along to just one session near to you but hopefully you can make all six.
The training will be held in the summer term on Tuesday early evenings. The programme is designed to complement the current junior training sessions and add some fun and variety to running as well as helping improve fitness.
Each session will last 1 hour and combine running with an educational aspect to give the juniors a basic understanding of hill running.
Please fill in this short google form for each child who would like to take part. This is open to any youngsters aged 8-14 years old.
First session in Alexandra Park will be 5-6pm for under 11s and 6-7pm for under 13/15s
Rest of the sessions all ages together from 5.30-6.30pm
|Date||Location||Running session||Information session|
|May 3rd||Alexandra Park||Meet everyone, discuss program and fun run||Intro to hill running|
|May 10th||Queens Park||Hill repetitions||Equipment|
|May 17th||Pollok Park||Wide game – hunt||Races|
|May 24th||Cathkin Braes||Wide game – capture the flag||Weather|
|May 31st||Mugdock Country Park||Navigation practice, orienteering||Navigation|
|June 7th||Clachan of Campsie||Fun race up to Crichton’s Cairn||Keeping safe on the hills|
Exact location, meeting points and travel suggestions communicated prior to each session. All are accessible by public transport (apart from Cathkin Braes).
Organiser: Jethro Lennox
Lead Coach: Malcolm Paterson
Assistant coaches: Jessica Brydon and Chris Pantrey
Guests such as national hill running coach, Angela Mudge and Joe Symonds, Scottish hill running champion 2021, will also be involved.
If your child is looking for a alternative to junior parkruns, wants to experience the thrill of running downhill (sadly you have to go up first) or just wants to experience something new then sign them up.
We will also be supporting the young hill runners to take part in these races
April, 10 May Dumyat Junior Races, near Stirling
U20, U17, U15, U13, U11, U8 year old on race day to be accompanied
Full details here
Sun, 01 May Lomonds of Fife Junior Hill Race – ScottishAthletics junior championship
U20, U15, U13s. There will also be a (non-Championship) race (c.2.25k, 100m ascent) for runners born in 2012 or after, with those born in 2014 or later to be accompanied)
Sat, 21st May Sedbergh Fell Race, Cumbria, Northern England
u9, u12, u14, u17, Seniors
minimum age to compete is 6 years (on the day)
Plan is to travel in a coach from Glasgow for a day trip to this gala race. Promises to be a fun day out for all the family.
Entry fees and contribution to travel costs covered for these two races.
Thanks to Glasgow City council for grant to cover coaching course and Chris Smith Foundation for race expenses.
Any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For details of senior hill runners go here