Monday, 19 May 2014
Saturday, 10 May 2014
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!
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Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Under 13 Boys:
Robyn Peacock 4th 800m 2:44.35
Rebecca Russell 6th 300m 49.61
Chloe Mason 1st 100m 13.35
Nicole Sharp 3rd 200m 27.75
Heather Addison 1st 1500m 5:09.23
Greg Kelly 1st 100m 11.94
Callum Field 2nd 200m 23.58
Martin Lynas 2nd 1500m 4:38.44
Monday, 28 April 2014
Sunday, 27 April 2014
So get out and get competing and start setting new PB's to tell us all about! Yazzzz
Sunday, 6 April 2014
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Greg Kelly won the silver medal in the under-16 60m in a new PB time of 7.48 seconds, only finishing behind the record breaking Michael Olsen of Edinburgh AC. Greg (14) also finished fourth in the 200m in a time of 24.16, just outside the PB of 24.05 he set at the Scottish Schools Indoor Championships. Greg also plays football for Westwood Rovers, who are in the last four of the Scottish Cup for their age group.
Callum Field made the step up to 400m and won a silver in the under-16s in a time of 54.64 seconds, a good performance by the 14-year-old after a slightly interrupted preparation. Callum has had a good winter and recorded a PB time of 54.53 seconds in January after reaching the finals and picking up prize money in the youths' 60m and 90m races at the historic New Year meeting at Musselburgh racecourse.
Shannon McMahon (17) is one of EKAC's unsung heroes and she won her seventh medal at Scottish Schools / Scottish Age Group level with a battling bronze in the 200m at under-20 level. Shannon is looking to move up to longer distances but found she had enough speed in her legs to record 26.91 seconds for third place, an indoor PB.
Nicole Sharpe (14) made the semi-finals of both the under-16 60m and 200m, equalling her PB of 8.60 in the 60m. Her time of 27.98 in the 200m was just behind her PB mark of 27.58 set at the Scottish Schools Indoor Championships, where she again reached the semis.
Two former EKAC members who train with the EK sprint squad dominated the 60m for under-20 women. Arlene Barr has had a breakthrough winter and recorded a PB of 7.84 seconds in her heat before winning the final in 7.88 from Laura McCracken, who finished second in 8.01.
Another athlete who has started training with the EK endurance squad (Heather Addison) picked up a silver medal in the 1500m final.
Alisha Montgomery and Chloe Mulligan also ran well over the 60m and 200m, a week after Chloe had set a new 200m pb of 28.19 at the scottish schools the week before. Mixing it up with the country’s best was good preperation for their summer season.
The club’s junior section where taking their first footsteps into national competition. Competing in the under 14 age group to gain experience at national level which will stand them in good stead for future national competitions.
Over the 60m and 200m indoor PB’s where set left, right and centre by: Owen Selfridge, Josh Haughey, Lara Brown, Jessica Hagan.
Over the 800m more indoor PB’s set by Sophie Forsyth (2 mins 56 seconds) and Thomas McCourt (2 mins 47 seconds) whilst Calum Hopkins also had a solid run over the 800m.
Next up for East Kilbride’s athletes is the Scottish National Cross Country Championships on Saturday the 22nd of February. These championships will have a special feel about them as EKAC’s greatest cross country runner; Alan Partridge (64) will be lining up alongside the senior men’s team.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
East Kilbride Athletic Club were delighted to host the newest races on the Scottish Athletics Cross Country Calendar recently with a full programme of events held at O’Cathian Farm, Hay Hill Road, Jackton.
In conjunction with the East Kilbride Community Trust and landowner Mr James Kean EKAC the club proceeded to host one of the most traditional cross country courses seen in recent times. With almost three hundred competitors braving the elements the club declared the event a complete success and look forward to making this an annual event.
The Senior Men’s race was won by Mark Pollard (Inverclyde) after a good battle with Robert Gilroy (Cambuslang) and Cameron Wilson (Kilmarnock) took the bronze medal in third place. In the Senior Ladies event Kara Tate (Kilmarnock) finished strongly to take a close victory from Lisa Finlay (Dumfries) with Carole Setchel (Shettleston) taking third place. There were also age group races for both boys and girls and the winners in each event were: Boys Under 11 Elliot Bain (East Kilbride AC), Under 13 Scott Sprang (Ayr Seaforth), Under 15 Ryan Gray (Inverclyde) & Under 17 Men Aidan Gilbride (East Kilbride AC). Girls Under 11 Alisha Sivell (Kilbarchan) , Under 13 Emily Crusher (GiffnockNorth), Under 15 Nikki Miller (Giffnock North) & Under 17 Women Nicole Scott.
The races were run over four testing laps around O’Cathian Farm nearJackton. With each lap featuring three climbs and testing muddy conditions it was a true test of cross country running with many post race compliments flooding in. A selection of the post race compliments follow:
Jim Orr (Cambuslang) - Thanks to everyone involved at East Kilbride Athletic Club today for their hard work and effort in putting together an excellent day's cross country racing. Well done folks!
Colin Partridge (Lothian) - Really enjoyed the race today. Mud glorious mud!
Neil Walker (Kilmarnock) - Great event today guys, good turnout, very tough course!
George Pettit (Cambuslang) - Thats what you call a cross countrycourse,Great event will be back next year.
Alan Sprang (Ayr Seaforth) - Congratulations on a well run and great event. It was good to see a traditional cross country course for once. Pity there’s no more like it. I hope you will run the event again.
With such positive feedback the club will be delighted toliaise with the East Kilbride Community Trust regarding making this an annual feature in both the sporting calendars of the town of East Kilbride and Scottish Athletics.