Pat Russell

The welcome return to training after the latest lockdown was tempered by news of the loss of our much-loved coach and friend Pat Russell. Pat joined East Kilbride Athletic Club in the early 1980s. He was an endurance athlete before becoming a coaching stalwart. He had time for every athlete and every fellow coach. He…

New members

Interested in joining EKAC? If you’re interested, we’re interested! We’ve limited the numbers in our training groups because of the pandemic, in accordance with Scottish Athletics’ regulations. While that means we’re not currently able to accommodate our usual number of new members, spaces do arise. So we’d encourage you to add your name to our…

#Muddybrilliant XC photos

Photographer Bobby Gavin (That One Moment) has given us 2 of our favourite XC photos the year featuring EKAC athletes.Graeme Haddow brings home not just a great run but most of the Balloch Castle mud (West District XC Championships), while Vivien Thorpe chases down Olympian Andy Butchart (Run Stirling).

Hurdling, jumping, sprinting, throwing

Practising shot put or javelin on East Kilbride’s Queensway? Bad idea. Setting up hurdles on the Kingsway? Awkward. So, while you might see our middle distance runners charging around EK’s streets, we stick to John Wright Leisure Centre’s athletics facilities when training for throws, sprints, jumps and hurdles. Fancy a cut of this kind of…

Lindsays Scottish Athletics National XC Champs – gold + bronze

Copyright Bobby Gavin, That One Moment Hannah Anderson fights to the line to win a superb U17Women bronze.Copyright Bobby Gavin, That One Moment Copyright Bobby Gavin, That One Moment Copyright Bobby Gavin, That One Moment Copyright Bobby Gavin, That One Moment Grant Baillie, gold medal, M40 categoryEKAC medallists: Grant Baillie (gold, M40) and Hannah Anderson…