WITH its roots in Westerton Garscube Harriers have a rich history going back 115 years - but far from resting on their laurels the club has gone from strength to strength.
The club have broken new ground and are the recipients of a new a scottish athletics Club Podium Accreditation award for development and good practice.
Glasgow Depute Leader Councillor Archie Graham made the award at the city’s £113m Emirates Arena recently to President Andy Griffiths in the company of scottishathletics chief executive Nigel Holl; Hamish Fraser of the NVT Group – who are sponsoring the Club Together Programme; Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games hopefuls Susan McKelvie and Andy Frost; and Scottish Olympians Les Piggot and Lynne McDougall.
Garscube had 180 members only a couple of years ago but that figure is now around 340. The upsurge of young athletes has seen a 41 percent rise in membership in that age group over the past nine months. Mr Griffiths said: “It is nice to be first in athletics of course and we’re delighted to accept the Podium accolade from scottishathletics.