Club Background

Carnegie Harriers were formed in August 1991, to cater for the interests of road runners in the Dunfermline area.

Since then our range of activities has been extended to include cross country, ultra and hill running. Whatever the distance, someone in the club is likely to have run it - from a mile to a marathon and considerably beyond.

As well as taking part in races throughout Scotland and beyond, we do our bit to promote the sport by organising a number of events during the year. These include the highly successful Auld Toun 10k; the Graham Clark 3.9 Mile Memorial Race, run on a unique course round Knockhill Racing Circuit; the two new Devilla Forest trail races of 5k and 15k. These are all open races and attract runners of all abilities. In addition, we run the member-only Festive Forest Run in Blairadam Forest, which is usually followed by a social outing.

The club provides an opportunity to make new friends and we aim to cater for different levels of ability, although we cannot cater for absolute beginners. We advise that beginners join a local JogScotland group for a number of weeks to build basic fitness and then come along to training sessions. Our structured training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings are designed to help improve the fitness and performance of our members. Informally we explore new routes and exchange training ideas.

For the more competitive there is the chance to represent the club in a variety of events during the year. The club has a number of annual awards, where we give prizes in all three disciplines of road, hill and cross country running. There is also the relatively new All Rounder Competition, which asks members to take part in all three disciplines.

However, itís not all work, and we regularly enjoy social outings to local pubs and restaurants, as well as more formal gatherings on occasion.

We're proud of the progress we've made since 1991, thanks to the hard work of our members, our Committees and the support of our sponsors.