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 and our Club Secretary will keep you posted on arrangements.

Pat Russell

Our 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 an endurance athlete before becoming one of our coaching stalwarts. He had time for every athlete and every fellow coach. He…

#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…