Saturday, 24 August 2013

Open Graded Meeting Wishaw

EKAC athletes were once again out in force at the Wishaw OGM last Saturday and two more Club Records were broken.  Owen Selfridge set a CR of 22.0 in the U11 boys 150m and Aidan Gilbride ran 1:27.4 to take the U17 mens 600m CR.  There were a also a good few PB's and club top twenty performances so all in another good day.  Results we have so far are: 

Fraser Hopkins M35 12.7, Andy Clydesdale M35 13.6, Ryan Clydesdale 14.4 U13, Georgia Hernon 16.7 U13, Ciara Boyle 18.2 U13

Owen Selfridge U11 12.0, Euan Sweeten 13.0

Fraser Hopkins 26.3, Andy Clydesdale 26.8, Ryan Clydesdale 29.8, Georgia Hernon 33.5

Owen Selfridge 22.0 *CR*, Euan Sweeten 24.0

Evan Selfridge 2.14.1 U11, Aidan Gilbride 1.27.4 U17M *CR*

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Open Graded Meeting Crownpoint

Congratulations to Aidan Gilbride on breaking two minutes for 800m for the first time at a very wet Crownpoint Stadium running a time of 1:58.9.  In the same race Jamie Clements ran well to get back under 2mins for the first time in a while after several frustrating injury niggles running 1:59.3.  Niall Walker, who also recently joined the sub 2 club, ran 2:07.4.  Jack Kirwan ran well to break 2:10 for the first time with a new PB of 2:08.3 Vincent Hastings completed the times with a new PB also of 2:12.0 both Vinnie and Jack will surely be joining the sub 2 club next summer!  Well to done all.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Scottish Age Group Championships Day 2 - Aberdeen

Under 16 Girls:
Nicole Sharp 100m 5thH 14.09, 200m 4th H 28.40 and 5th B Final 28.44.
Ailisha Montgomery 100m 7thH 14.74, 300m 7thH 51.01.
 Katie Scott 100m 5thH 14.22.
 Chloe Mulligan 100m 8thH 14.57 and 200m 6thH 29.76.
Georgina Massie 300mH 5thH 57.68 and Javeline 10th 15.78m.

Under 16 Boys:
Callum Field 100m 1stH 12.02 and 7th Final 11.96; 200m 2nd H 24.52 and 5th Final 24.34.
Ross Malloch 800m 6th H 2:22.95.
Martin Lynas 800m 7th H 2:23.78.

Under 20 Men:
Jack Kirwan 800m 10th H 2:13.40

Under 20 Women:
Results still to come

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Scottish Age Group Championships Day 1 - Aberdeen

Under 14 Girls:
Jessica Hagan 200m 8th in heat 34.16. 800m 8th in heat 3:23.26,
Sarah Connolly 800m 5th in heat 2:49.70,
Lucy Muirhead 2nd in heat 2:37.97 and finished 4th in final 2:34.77.

Under 18 Women:
Shannon McMahon 100m 1st in heat 13.92 and finished 6th in final 13.90.

Under 14 Boys:
Ryan Clydesdale 100m 3rd in heat 15.22, 200m 4th in heat 31.74,
Calum Hopkins 100m 7th in heat 16.06, 200m 5th in heat 32.86 & Long Jump 25th 3m61.

Under 18 Men:
Aidan Gilbride 4th in heat 2:07.85

Monday, 12 August 2013

Chloe Mason @ The ICG

Lets have a big shout out and loads of good luck messages (on our FB page) to young Chloe Mason who heads of tomorrow evening to Windsor Essex in Canada for the International Childrens games. Chloe will be representing the South Lanarkshire team. Go to this link for more information:

Good luck from all at EKAC :-)

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Susan Partridge @ World Athletic Championships Marathon

Congratulations to ex EKAC member Susan Partridge who had a tremendous run in Moscow at the World Athletic Championships Marathon.

Susan who was 24th at the last World Champs in Daegu two years ago improved on that significantly with a 10th place finish in Moscow – a very fine effort in hot conditions in Russia.

Susan clocked 2.36.24 and it is worth noting that she was the second Commonwealth athlete home in a performance that augurs very well for Glasgow 2014.

‘It was about places and I think that helped me psychologically as I started off and I was way back in the field,’ she said.

‘For a minute I did wonder if I had been a little bit too cautious, but then I thought if I have then it means that I can come back quicker and pick people off faster.

‘I know from Barcelona two years ago, which was a really hot one, that it doesn't necessarily feel right
at the start and you think ‘’it's a bit hot but I feel OK’’. It doesn't hit you until later on in the race.

‘For me once I got my rhythm going and I started to come back and focus on the next one, then I just thought ‘right, next one, there's a group up there’. I didn't really think about times and I wasn't paying too much attention to the kilometre markings, it was just all about the next person to pick off. It was a proper race.’

Friday, 2 August 2013

British Milers Club Meeting - Scotstoun

Last Friday saw a number of athletes turn out for the British Milers Club meeting at a very sunny Scotstoun track.

First up running an 800m for the Under 17’s was Aidan Gilbride. Running his second fastest 800m time of 2:01.19, Aidan put in a promising run ahead of the Scottish Championship 800m U18 Championships next week

Next up for the 800m and representing the senior men was Niall Walker who deservedly managed to break the 2 minute barrier, a feat that saw him literally fall over the finish line. Niall’s hard work and dedication rewarded him with a personal best time of 1:59.73.

With two great performances already from Aidan and Niall, Lucy Muirhead stepped on to the track to represent EKAC’s Under 13’s; and smashing the 2:30 barrier she was only 1.4 seconds off a new club age group record!

After Lucy's fine performance it was the job of three Under 11 boys to run their races. Finishing just 1.2 seconds off a new club age group record, Elliot Bain ran an impressive 2:45.32. Joseph Hagan was next over the line for EKAC at 2:56.52 then Euan Sweeten at 2:57.25 and Aaron Gilbride crossing the line in a time of 3:16.78.