20 May 2018WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP 20/5/18

The “nearly” weekly news round up is here again and there have been lots of events taking place over the past ten days.

Juniors shine in the sun at Kilmarnock !

The West district championships last year were held in damp, miserable conditions. This year it could not have been different with glorious sunshine and shining performances.  

Also, last weekend Danny Gracie went Border raiding as he competed at the Cumbria AA Track & Field Champs. Click HERE to see how they all got on.


Carlisle Urban Trail 10km


During the week our Seniors travelled across the Border to Carlisle to compete in this popular and growing event. The course was a mixture of road and trail and ……………MIDGES!  Swarms of them ! At times runners were blinded by the waves of midges but the event was well organised with two ADAC runners winning prizes in their age categories. We’ll have more on this when results are posted during the week. Well done guys! Click HERE to go to the results page.


Jog Scotland

An opportunity has arisen to become a Jog Scotland leader. This course is a qualification which allows you to lead a group of runners and at present costs £95 but ADAC is willing to subsidise and reduce the cost to £30 for anyone who would like to apply. We have 3 places available and should you wish to apply please contact the club on either our website email info@annananddistrictathleticclub.co.uk or our club secretary on this new email address adac.secretary@yahoo.com

You can read more about Jog Scotland HERE.

All applications must be made by May 31st.



for our club secretary is adac.secretary@yahoo.com


Acceptable use of our Facebook group.

Please take a look at this photo which shows what is acceptable and inacceptable posts.


BREAKING NEWS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Within the last few hours Grant Seaton competed at the Manchester Half marathon smashing his pb and finishing in 1hr37 mins. More on this next week (ish)

Well done Grant!


Our Facebook clean up.

Over the next few weeks we will be tidying up  membership of our facebook group. Some members of this group no longer use the site or are no longer taking an interest in our club. Don't worry if you are an active member or interested party (supporting parent for instance) or a member of a neighbouring club and have a genuine interest in sharing event and race info ect. then we won't "drop" you.  If , however you you no longer wish to use the site just let us know.


See you next week (ish)

07 May 2018WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP 07/5/18

Junior news

Our Juniors were competing at the first Cumbria League last weekend at the Copeland track.

Full results and placings can be found by clicking HERE.


West District Champs.

Next weekend sees the first big test for some of our Juniors with the West District Championships taking place in Kilmarnock. All the hard work over the winter will be put to the test as they take on some of the best in the country. More details are on the events can be found HERE.


Senior news

Richard Smith competed this weekend at the Stirling Half Marathon in 1hr 51 min and was on target to go under 1:50 but got cramp during the last few miles. Well done Richard. Something to build on for later half marathons during the rest of the season.

All roads lead to Holywood……………our next Senior Summer Championship gets underway on Tuesday evening with the next event. The 5 mile road race kicks off at 7pm. Parking is very limited at this venue. More details can be found HERE.


Club Kit

Our range of Club gear including vests, tops, hoodies, and much more are now on display on our website. Click HERE to view the range of gear and prices.

A taste of summer?

As far as the weather is concerned negotiations have taken place and warmer weather is now set to move in for the season ahead so remember the sun cream and keep hydrated. More next week (ish)

26 April 2018WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP 26/4/18

Our "late" weekly round up is here again.

We have a lot of news for you this week.



Junior News

Our Juniors were competing in various places over the last few weeks. Click HERE for results and reports on their progress.  (Thanks Julie)


Senior News

Our Seniors have had their first race of the “Summer” league in what could only be described as a hurricane! Click HERE to find out more.


Seniors also tackled Screel Hill race and you can find out how they got on by going to our hill section HERE


Ernie's big day out in London

A proud Ernie Bryden shows his well earned medal from the London Marathon which he collected on Sunday on the warmest ever day for the competition. Many congratulations from all of ADAC !


And the survey says………

Earlier in the year we asked all members to complete a survey about our club. The results are in and all members will soon receive a link to the results. Stay tuned !


Our new committee

Our new committee members were elected at the AGM and their pictures (Oh no !) will shortly appear on our website over the next week or so. Click HERE to see who’s who !



Club Kit


Our club is available at any time. If you wish to order items click HERE for more info. Prices and pictures of clothing will be available shortly.



Membership……time is running out for renewals.

Time just never stops (well obviously) and the deadline is fast approaching for membership renewals. If you are renewing your membership please do this by MAY 12 th otherwise you will be asked to pay a joining fee as new members do. Click HERE to go to the download page for memberships for both Juniors and Seniors.



The week ahead…………….Juniors are off to the first Cumbria league on Saturday over at Copeland.

Seniors are  training for their next outing which takes place the following week at the Holywood stroll – a 5 mile road race.


Good luck wherever you are competing or training this weekend and may the sun shine on you !


07 April 2018WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP 7/4/18

Welcome to Summer ?

With the clocks changing we’re all looking forward to a decent spell of weather. That was until the start of the holidays and the rain and even snow in places made conditions pretty miserable for some.

Hopefully this spell of weather will change soon, and we can get out and enjoy some warmer temperatures to train and race in.



Our membership page has been updated to include this year’s forms which can be downloaded and handed in or posted off to the membership secretaries (addresses are on the forms). Please make sure that you get these forms in soon. You can find the forms by clicking HERE.


It’s all change at the AGM.

The club held it's annual general meeting on Monday 26th March and a brand-new committee was elected. There will be more details on our website but congratulations to Ruth Griffith who is our new chairperson for the upcoming year. We wish her the very best and I’m sure our committee members will work to hard support her throughout the year. We also must thank Barry Fitzgerald for his tireless work last year in his role as club President.



Updating our fixture lists

Our website is currently being updated to include all our fixtures in both Junior and Senior events. This does take time so please check the pages regularly. These should appear on the right-hand side of the home page, so you can see what is coming up. You can click HERE to see what’s coming up.

Events coming up include the first Junior track meeting of the season , Screel Hill race and the first senior Summer Road race championship event at Hightae.


Good luck wherever you are training or racing this weekend and my the sun shine on us all !

17 March 2018WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP 17/3/18

It’s been a busy week or two with training, indoor and outdoor races and awards evenings.


Seniors tackle Auchenroden forest.

The penultimate Senior Winter league race took place last weekend on a very cold morning with a biting wind making conditions tough going. The results are on our website. The following day Gordon Vivers and Graham McLellan travelled to Glenkiln to tackle the tough 12 mile road race and both had excellent runs with Graham finishing second in the event.

The final race takes place next weekend a 5 mile race up Burnswalk and back. You can click HERE to read more.


Pb’s at Indoor Champs

Zoe , Jake Alex and Courtney travelled up to the Emirates indoor arena last weekend to compete in their age group championships and up against top opposition from around the country competed well smashing their pb’s along the way. You can read more about their successes by clicking on HERE.


Annandale and Eskadale Sports Awards Ceremony

The annual awards ceremony celebrating achievements throughout the year was held last Friday evening and it was excellent to see our very own Bob honoured at this evening. In addition, his middle distance squad came runner up in the Team award. Many congratulations Bob on a lifetime achievement in athletics from the whole of ADAC !

You can read more about the events by clicking HERE.

Future Champions Funding

Many of our Juniors received recognition and much needed funding to help them to train and travel to events throughout the country and beyond. It was great to see so many of our juniors receiving awards and it will be good to see the funding put to good use for their futures. You can read more about the athletes involved by clicking on our link HERE.

Primary School cross country championships

It was a fantastic turn out for the Primary Schools XC Championships this week with many club members competing. You can read more about this by clicking on the link HERE.


It’s AGM time.

Our AGM is taking place on Monday 26th March

The venue is the meeting room at the Swimming pool in Annan at 7pm. All are welcome and it is your chance to get involved in the future of our club.

12 March 2018AGM Monday 26th March 7pm

Our AGM takes place in the meeting room at Annan Swimming pool at 7pm on Monday 26th March.

This is your chance to get involved in our club.

Everyone welcome ! Further details and an agenda will be available very soon.

28 February 2018WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP 28/2/18

Cross Country takes centre stage.

Regional sucess.

There were ADAC successes at Regional level at Kirroughtree forest near Newton Stewart last Thursday. Representing their respective schools ADAC athletes performed well taking individual 1st places ( Ewan Fairgrieve and Danny Bryden ) and several podium places in all age groups:

Grace Pow (2nd),

Catriona Paton (3rd),

Isla Cooper (3rd),

Conon Harper (2nd).

Well done to all ADAC athletes who battled it out on this tough course.

River races a great success.

Our annual river races took place last Sunday at an almost tropical Everholm. Results can be found by clicking on the link HERE.

National Cross Country championships – Falkirk

Tough conditions greeted our Juniors at the National Cross country championships in Falkirk at the weekend but Danny, Catriona, Jake, Thomas , Conon and Isla battled along with hundreds of other fine athletes from around the country.

Seniors run Crooked

Our Seniors tackled the popular Crooked road as part of their winter league events and the conditions underfoot were very good compared to previous years but a cold biting wind greeted the runners as they reached the summit and road section. Congratulations to all who competed. The league tables and results will appear on our website over the next few days.



Finlay picks up some Silverware

A very happy Finlay Waugh picked up a medal at the Scottish Schools Indoor Championships recently recording some very good times and qualifying for finals in both the 200m and 60m races.

His times were as follows:

200 heat 1st 24.34 Semi 2nd 23.64 Final 3rd 23.45

60m heat 1st 7.69 Semi 1st 7.61 Final 4th 7.53

Roll on the summer !

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