Monday, 19 May 2014


An easy way to help raise Club Funds – buy through the website
How does it work for you?
1.       Go to the website
2.       Click on “Support a Good Cause”
3.       Type in “East Kilbride Athletic Club” as the good cause and press find – ignore post code
4.       On next page select East Kilbride Athletic Club as the good cause you want supported
5.       Complete the personal details
6.       Download the easyfundraising toolbar
Now you are ready to shop and the shops will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Club –
Either log onto easyfundraising via the easyfundraising toolbar and select the shop you want to buy from and you will go to their home page and anything you buy the Club will benefit.
Or log on via the home web page and select the retailer and start shopping.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Diamond League @ Hampden Park!!!

 One and only chance to witness world class athletes in action at
Hampden Park before the Commonwealth Games!

The world's best athletes are set to head to Glasgow two weeks before the Commonwealth Games for the Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix at Hampden Park on July 11-12.

The event, which forms part of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League, will see the world's second fastest man of all time over 100m, Yohan Blake, go up against Britain's Adam Gemili, World Indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty and 2003 world 100m champion Kim Collins on July 11.

Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah will grace the track on July 12, where he will be joined by the likes of Olympic champions Greg Rutherford and Christine Ohuruogu.

Tickets are now on sale, so for those who have missed out on Commonwealth Games tickets, this is your opportunity to see the world's best athletes in action!

Buy your tickets today by clicking HERE or call 08000 556056.

* 10% group discount offer available for a transaction of 10 tickets or more! Call the group booking line on 0844 844 2121.

If you have any queries please email
scottishathletics cannot deal with any ticketing queries for this event.
For more information on the Sainsbury’s Summer Series please click here.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

YDL @ East kilbride Sunday 4.5.14

Young Athletes Development League @ JWSC East Kilbride Sunday 4.5.14

On International Star Wars day (May the 4th be with you) some of our young athletes from East Kilbride Athletic Club made a great start to the season.  There were some fine performances, some personal bests and even a Club Record.

Under 13 Girls:

Rebekah Sykes 150m 22.3

Lucy Muirhead 1st 800m 2:38.26

Sarah Connolly 1st 1200m 4:14.87 * U13 CLUB RECORD*

Under 13 Boys:

Owen Selfridge 5th 100m 14.17

Calum Hopkins 2nd B 800m 2:42.41, 200m 30.61 & Long Jump 2nd B 3m 54cm

U15 Girls:
Robyn Peacock 4th 800m 2:44.35
Rebecca Russell 6th 300m 49.61

U15 Boys

Ryan Clydesdale 6th 200m 26.95 & 2nd B Shot Put 6m 64cm

U17 Women
Chloe Mason 1st 100m 13.35
Nicole Sharp 3rd 200m 27.75
Heather Addison 1st 1500m 5:09.23

U17 Men
Greg Kelly 1st 100m 11.94
Callum Field 2nd 200m 23.58
Martin Lynas 2nd 1500m 4:38.44

If anyone is missing from these results please let us know via the club email address or

Please note Club Records & top 20’s on website have been updated.  Spread the word, get training and get competing #blackandyellow

Monday, 28 April 2014

Female Top 20's

Female Top 20's now up to date at

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Club Records

Hey folks now that the track and field season is well and truely underway we have come up with a new way of updating the club records, top 20's and club pb spreadsheet. If you set a new PB email the details including name, age group, event, performance, venue and date to

So get out and get competing and start setting new PB's to tell us all about!  Yazzzz

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Press Report for EKMC 1.4.14

Following a highly successful winter cross country and road racing season East Kilbride Athletic club turned its attention to track and field on Tuesday 1st April. Keen to test the fitness their young athletes had worked hard on all winter the coaches devised a middle distance time trial, primarily for the younger members of the club. To make the evening more interesting the senior mens’ squad agreed to act as pacemakers to help the racers target personal best times.

The change to lighter evenings was accompanied by a brief respite in the wind and rain providing reasonable conditions, if a little cold.

The evening was kicked off with the under 11s running 600m over two heats. The youngsters were all desperate to run as fast as possible with Cameron MacDonald and Holly Coutts deciding after 100m that the pacemaker simply wasn’t fast enough and leaving him in their wake. In spite of grim predictions from their coaches Cameron maintained the blistering pace to record a time of 2:01:2. Not only was it the fastest 600m of the evening, it was also third fastest by an under 11 in club history. Holly fought bravely to the end but was pipped, by a second, on the line by Abbie Kirwan who stormed the final 100m to record 2:10:5, again third fastest on the record list.

800m was the distance for the under 13s and above, run over 3 heats. A number of gutsy performances were on display in the first two heats with pbs being decimated all over the place. The greatest improvement on the evening went to Hannah Dickson who knocked 24 seconds from her previous best time.

The final heat was hotly anticipated as the club’s big guns lined up for a crack at some already impressive times. At under 13 the best time was recorded by Owen Selfridge, running a strong, consistent two laps to record a pb of 2:37:6 on his first day as an under 13. Sarah Connolly ran an equally strong race to finish in a pb of 2:44:5 as fastest girl.

Under 15 races were won by Matthew Kirwan in 2:53:8 and Chloe Mulligan who is used to much shorter distances in a pb of 2:53:2. Under 17 Honours fell to Kyle Fenix, another short distance specialist, in 2:38:1 and Rachael McCusker in 2:58.5 both pbs. The fastest time of the evening was set by under 20 Shannon McMahon who ran an impressive 2:33:6, just behind pacemaker Jamie Clements who won bragging rights over his team mates and a small prize by hitting his target exactly with a time of 2:30:0.

The aim of the evening was to test the athletes current form. With over 40 pbs from 46 runners the coaches agreed the hard miles in wind, rain, snow and mud over the winter were well worth the effort. Thankfully the athletes and spectators all enjoyed the ordeal as well.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

EKMC 1.4.14

Well done to everyone involved in a great opening night to our track and field season.  Our inaugural EKMC meet produced 43 (yes forty three) PB's.

Thanks to all officials, pacemakers, coaches and athletes.


U11 Male                                            U11 Female

Cameron MacDonald   2:01.2              Abbie Kirwan                2:10.5
Euan Sweeten               2:07.4              Holly Coutts                  2:11.9
Ross Hamilton               2:09.2              Leah Muirhead              2:12.8
Evan Selfridge               2:13.4              Maja Robertson            2:24.6
Paul Cairns                    2:14.6              Kayla McCrone            2:25.7
Luca Galgani                 2:26.6              Sarah Clydesdale           2:28.0
David Fox                     2:31.0              Hannah Hamilton           2:37.8
Dean Gilmore                2:32.1              Madeline Hopkins         2:44.6
Finn Coffield                 2:32.6              Hannah McCafferty       dnf


U13 Male                                            U13 Female

Owen Selfridge             2:37.6              Sarah Connolly             2:44.5                         
David McGiven            2.49.6              Lucy Muirhead              2:57.6                         
Thomas McCourt         2:50.0              Sophie Forsyth              2:58.1                         
Joseph Hagan               2:54.5              Rebekah Sykes             3:06.2             
Liam Woods                 2:58.9              Lara Brown                  3:06.5                         
Rudy Brown                 2:59.3              Hannah Dickson            3:06.8                         
Aaron Gilbride              3:07.7              Aimee Docherty            3:20.6                         
Jason Gilmore               3:13.7              Ciara Boyle                   3:23.3
                                                            Robyn McLean             3:26.5
Lillian Trail                     3:30.2
                                                            Abbie McLauchlin         3:38.8

U15 Male                                            U15 Female

Matthew Kirwan            2:53.8              Chloe Mulligan             2:53.2
Rebecca Russell             2:56.9
                                                            Lori MacDonald            3:14.5
Caitlyn McPhillie            3:30.5
                                                            Sian Fyfe                       3:37.2

U17 Male                                            U17 Female

Kyle Fenix                    2:38.1              Rachael McCusker        2:58.5

                                                            U20 Female                                       
                                                            Shannon McMahon       2:33.6