A record number of 400 runners, spectators and volunteers braced the wintry conditions on Saturday the 16th December 2016 to take part and help out at the 3rd Annual EKCT/ EKAC Cross Country O’Cathain Farm, Hayhill Road.
The age groups and bandings went from Under 11 girls and boys running 1K right up to Senior/Master Women running 6.3K and Senior/Master Men running 8.4K.
East Kilbride Athletic Club, Vice President, Fraser Hopkins said,
“This event is fast becoming a highlight of the Scottish cross-country season with almost two hundred athletes travelling from all over the country to compete. We are lucky to enjoy a great relationship with the EK Community Trust, who continue to support this event, and James Kean, who provides a venue that offers a unique and challenging course for all age groups.
“East Kilbride Athletic Club would also like to say a massive thank you to all of the coaches, marshals, race officials, committee members and other volunteers who gave up their time to make this event such a huge success.”
East Kilbride Community Trust, Chief Executive Officer Monique McAdams said,
“We have a fantastic partnership with East Kilbride Athletics Club and love doing this annual event with them. Each year the event grows with more people taking part which is a testament to how good the event is!
“My huge thanks and appreciation go out to all the volunteers who helped on the day and Aldi’s, Marks and Spencers, The Body Shop, Boots the Chemist, Sainsbury’s, Airspace, Farmfoods, B and M’s, Specsavers and Nike for their contribution to the event as the participant bags were a huge hit!”