Meet the coach – Alex MacEwen

Alex and Garry Robertson are the lead endurance coaches at Edinburgh AC. Interviewing Alex is a bit of coup! He’s one of the most modest men I’ve ever met and he listens more than he talks so getting his thoughts down on paper has been a real treat. Alex has been an incredibly positive influence…

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15th June 2020

A Tale of 3 Marathons: My 12 month journey from Coma to PB

Marathon 1 London Marathon (28 Apr 2019) Result: Did Not Finish (DNF) Marathon 2 Loch Rannoch Marathon (13 Oct 2019) Result: 2:54:18 Marathon 3 “Virtual” Meadows Marathon (26 Apr 2020) Result: 2:48:41 The finishing times of the 3 marathons I ran between April 2019 and April 2020 don’t look particularly interesting in isolation – failed…

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14th June 2020

Edinburgh AC Virtual 2 Miles

EAC Grand Prix Race 4 – Final Results Race ReportIntense heat, sunshine,warmness, coldness, deceptive wind and unexpected rain – a Scottish week really can throw every weather symbol on the map at you, and each seemed to find itself on an excuse list somewhere as the results submissions filtered their way in to my inbox …

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11th June 2020

Edinburgh AC Virtual 10K

EAC Grand Prix: 10k Race 3 – Final Results The number crunching is done for another weekend and the 10k results have now been finalised. There is another nice variety of routes covered by a highly impressive 65 participants, with a good mix of max efforts, tempos, fartleks and fun running which was great to…

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25th May 2020

Interviews with 4 of our Athletes

Thanks to Pippa Carcas, Elaine Eadie, Iain Macdonald and Sue Ridley for sharing with us their insight and  experiences of their Cross Country season. Elaine Eadie, EAC female Cross-Country Grand Prix winner 2019-2020:I moved to Edinburgh from the West in 2019 and my first task was to find a running club. I definitely made the…

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18th May 2020

Edinburgh AC Seniors Report Winter 2019-2020

The Following is a report from John Lenehan which was published in the Edinburgh Evening News. Edinburgh Athletic Club’s senior athletes had a successful winter 2019-2020 cross-country season, winning national titles, awards and medals aplenty. The 10-race season began in October 2019 and reached its climax in March 2020, just before the Coronavirus outbreak put…

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18th May 2020

Scottish Athletics Virtual 1 Mile

Last weekend, 40 EAC athletes tested themselves over a virtual mile. Well done to all – some great results below, out of a total field of around 1250 entrants. Joe Ewing: 2nd male (4:16) Hannah Cameron: 2nd female (5:01) Katie Johnson: 1st U15G (5:15) Men: 2nd team Female: 2nd team Masters Men: 3rd team Full…

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17th May 2020

Robertson’s Virtual 5K Trophy

Congratulations to Mark Thornton-Smith  on winning Robertson’s Virtual 5K Trophy and running a decent PB to do it, with over 70 runners including some guests who train with EAC and a couple former members it was a record turnout beating the previous best of 42 real entrants in April 2001 over the Kings Buildings route.…

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11th May 2020


MEMORABLE MARATHON MOMENT – 30 YEARS ONScotland and Edinburgh Southern Harrier Allister Hutton won the London Marathon 30 years ago today with a run of 2:10.10.Allister had clocked a PB of 2:0916 in the London event some five years earlier in 1985.He held the Scottish record for many years until Callum Hawkins recorded 2:08.14 in…

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23rd April 2020

Club Statement

As of today, the latest advice, particularly given the need to reduce social contact, has led scottishathletics to recommend the following course of action and the trustees of the club are unanimous in their support of this advice. scottishathletics recommend that all formal club/group training sessions be cancelled for the time being, but the situation…

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17th March 2020
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