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President’s AGM address, 2021

Welcome everyone to East Kilbride Athletic Club’s 2021 AGM Zoom call. In last year’s address I said that 2020 was unprecedented. Despite sharing some elements of the previous year’s lockdowns, Covid restrictions and cancelled events, 2021 has definitely been a year where we saw major signs of getting back to normal, or at least a…

Greg Kelly secures Scottish Athletics Senior 200m title & 100m silver

Greg Kelly returned from the recent 4J Studios Scottish Athletics Championships at Grangemouth Stadium with a couple of important medals around his neck. Having sealed 100m silver behind Allan Hamilton on Saturday, he we went one better in the 200mon the Sunday. In a thrilling battle to the line, he reversed the finishing order to…

EKAC success at National championships

Two EKAC athletes won silver medals in their respective 4J Studios Scottish Athletics Age Group Championships during August. Both were running competitively in their events for only the second time, making for even more impressive performances. On 29 August in Aberdeen, Angus Wilkinson ran 4:35.41 in the Under 13 Boys 1500m to claim silver. In…

New members

Interested in joining EKAC? We’re resuming our regular assessments of potential new members. Add your name to our waiting list by emailing ekacsecretary@outlook.com and our Club Secretary will keep you posted on arrangements.

East Kilbride Athletic Club coach’s top tips for lockdown running

EKAC seniors distance coach Jamie Clements (pictured) featured in the East Kilbride News/Daily Record recently, commenting on the surge in lockdown runners – female and male – during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jamie even provided a training schedule for those looking to take up or return to running or are looking to – see below. Here’s…

Hannah’s Scotland U20 debut @ Run Stirling XC

Despite being U17, Hannah Anderson was picked for the U20 Scotland women’s team for 12 January’s Run Stirling Celtic International XC. And they won! Hannah was interviewed with the team afterwards…

Whether running, jumping or throwing, East Kilbride Athletic Club is for you.

We are based in the Athletics Hub at the John Wright Sports Centre, minutes from East Kilbride town centre. The Hub overlooks the Centre’s recently-resurfaced 400m running track.

Laura Muir visiting EKAC, 2019

A charity, our aim is to bring out the best in our athletes, whether juniors (9+), seniors or masters and whether they are striving for a national vest, starting out or aiming to set new personal bests as part of their athletics journey.

While running is the most visible part of what we do – you may have seen our yellow-and-black vests zipping by you – we are also heavily involved in field events including high jump, long jump, discus, javelin and shot put.

On the running side, we cover sprinting (including sprint hurdles), middle distance, road, trail and cross country. Some events are individual, others involve teams.

We cater for ages 9 upwards and have internationalists, national and district champions amongst our many members, with strength in depth in our female and male junior, senior and master categories.

See here for how to join.

GB distance runners Callum & Derek Hawkins visiting EKAC

How the club is run

EKAC has served Scotland’s 6th-largest settlement since 1959.

We are a SCIO – a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation – regulated by OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator). We are governed by a board of trustees who operate under our constitution. Most of our normal business is managed by a committee that meets each month.

We are affiliated to Scottish Athletics (SA). All of our club members are, separately, also members of Scottish Athletics. An SA membership number is required in order to enter almost all of the athletics events in which the club participates.

All of our coaches are part of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme and we have an appointed Child Protection Officer.