PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR SENIOR ENDURANCE ATHLETES PARTICIPATING IN TRACK SESSIONS AT WISHAW SPORTS CENTRE

Senior Endurance members who participate in the Club Saturday morning summer training sessions at Wishaw Sports Centre will no longer need to pay at Reception to access the track.
Motherwell AC has booked and paid for exclusive use of the track for Club members.
Sessions will be £2 each. At the end of each month, participants’ attendance will be summarized from the club register and the relevant sum automatically collected by Direct Debit through LoveAdmin.com, which is an easy and convenient way of contributing the appropriate amount towards the cost of hiring the venue.

This Month’s Senior Endurance Time Trial takes place on Tuesday 6 April

We are returning to a ‘real’ version of the Time Trial on Tuesday 6 April @ 6.30 PM.

 

While the travel restrictions remain in place we will have one group starting in Strathclyde Park and a second group starting from the Mausoleum in Hamilton.

 

Due to individual concerns or medical advice, members who do not wish to participate in the group session may submit a virtual time, as per previous guidance.  Your run can be completed anytime between now and Tuesday and must be submitted to Joe Hoolaghan (via messenger or email – joehoolaghan@motherwellac.com) by close of play on 6 April.  Participants may do this on two occasions during the season.  This limit does not apply to entirely virtual time trials (see 2021 TT rules on the TT Championship Page for more details – link attached).

 

Time Trial Championship 2021

SENIOR ENDURANCE RETURN TO TRAINING FROM SATURDAY 20 MARCH @ 9.30 AM

Senior Endurance will return to training from Saturday 20 March @ 9.30 AM.  Due to travel restrictions across Local Authority boundaries until 26 April, we will have two training locations:

The Water Sports Centre in Strathclyde Park for North Lanarkshire Residents; and

The Mausoleum in Hamilton Palace Grounds for South Lanarkshire Residents.

There is no need to book in advance as we can have multiple groups of 15s and have sufficient coaching cover, if the demand is there.  Social distancing (2 metres side by side, and 5 metres when running in single file) must be maintained before, during and after training.  Hand sanitizing gel will be available but it is advisable to bring your own.

We will be continuing with the current March Training Schedule (see attached link) for the remainder of the month and new schedules for April and May will be published before the end of the month.

Senior Endurance Training Schedules

Please note – only current members on Loveadmin.com are eligible to attend training sessions.  Individuals on our waiting list are also eligible to attend, by invitation, for their free trial.

SENIOR ENDURANCE RETURN TO TRAINING IS PLANNED FOR SATURDAY 20 MARCH 2021

Following Scottish Athletics Updated Covid-19 Level Framework Senior Endurance return to training is planned for Saturday 20 March 2021.  The coaches will be reviewing the new Scottish Athletics guidance in the coming days to develop a detailed plan.  We will be back in touch by the middle of next week with the formal arrangements for our return.  We look forward to seeing you once again at organised group training.

Scottish Athletics Changes to Covid-19 Level Framework 11 March 2021

As of 11 March Scottish Athletics has updated it Covid-19 Level Framework which allows a return to training for all age groups from Friday 11 March 2021 within specific criteria.   A link to the Covid-19 Level Framework is set out below, and summary of key changes follow.

Further information on the plans for returning to training will follow from next week.

Scottish Athletics Covid-19 Level Framework

 

The key changes are summarized below:

 

From Friday 12 March,

 

Age 11 and under (Level 4)

  • Children aged 11 and under can take part in outdoor organised athletics training, group exercise and competition (internal only) within their usual club or facility environment.
  • An outdoor sporting ‘field of play bubble’ for children aged 11 and under can consist of up to 30 people, including coaches and officials, at any one time.
  • Children are not required to physically distance. Coaches and officials should maintain physical distancing where possible.
  • Where there are multiple bubbles operating at the same venue risk assessments must be completed to ensure there can be no mixing of participants before, during or after the activity.

 

Age 12+ (Level 4)

  • Those aged 12+ and over can take part in organised athletics training, group exercise and competition within their usual club or facility environment.
  • Group sizes of up to 15 people, including coaches and officials, are permitted at any one time.
  • Physical distancing should be maintained at all times.
  • Where there are multiple bubbles operating at the same venue risk assessments must be completed to ensure there can be no mixing of participants before, during or after the activity.

 

Travel

  • Children aged 17 years or under may travel into or out of a Level 4 area for organised athletics activity if that is where their club or activity normally takes place.
  • Adults (18+) should only travel locally (within their local authority area) to take part in organised sport or physical activity.
  • For informal exercise, people of all ages should only travel up to 5 miles from their local authority boundary.
  • Coaches and Jog leaders can travel across local authority boundaries to coach/lead. However, please remember to minimise travel where possible.

MARCH VTT RESULTS AND TABLES HAVE BEEN UPDATED ON THE TT CHAMPIONSHIP PAGE OF THE MOTHERWELL AC WEBSITE

We had 25 athletes participating in this month’s VTT; 18 men and 7 women. We had some excellent times, and the first 4 four females across the line were separated by just 13 seconds. Thankfully, the weather gods were a bit more kind to us this month.

First female across the line was Gillian McCaffer in 29:35, and first male was Evan Crane in 24:20. This month the wooden spoon goes to Alan Strang who was about 6 minutes off his regular pace as he returns from injury. Well done to everybody for giving the March VTT a go.

The results and tables can be accessed from the following link.

Time Trial Championship 2021

 

 

THE VIRTUAL MARCH TIME TRIAL IS ON FROM FRIDAY 5 – TUESDAY 9 MARCH

THE VIRTUAL MARCH TIME TRIAL IS ON FROM FRIDAY 5 – TUESDAY 9 MARCH

 

There are three options for submitting your time (Garmin or Strava are preferred but a note of your time is also acceptable).

  1. Post it in MAC Members preferably with a photo so we can remember what you look like.
  2. Send a messenger message to Joe Hoolaghan
  3. Email Joe Hoolaghan at joehoolaghan@motherwellac.com

Joe will publish the results on Wednesday 10 March on the website and Facebook.

 

Eligibility: Only the times of current members of Motherwell AC [on LoveAdmin.com] will count towards the Time Trial Championship.

 

The rules for the championship have been updated to take into account the changes and flexibility required this year. These are available on the website along with the handicaps [Time Trial Championship 2021] and all members are encouraged to read them.

 

PLEASE NOTE the following Scottish Athletics Safety Advice:

  • Plan your route in advance
  • Let someone know when you expect to be back – contact them to check in when you return
  • All participants should carry an ICE (In Case of Emergency) card with your name, address,

any medical information and an emergency contact number.

  • As per UKA Road Running Rules athletes must NOT run with Headphones

THE RESULTS ARE IN FOR THE FEBRUARY VIRTUAL TIME TRIAL

THE RESULTS ARE IN FOR THE FEBRUARY TIME TRIAL

We had 14 athletes participating in the February VTT. The horrendous weather conditions put paid to any chance of a high turn out. Four braved the elements yesterday, whilst the other 10 managed to complete their VTT before the Beast from the East hit the Motherwell area. Oh well, there is always March to have another go!

 

Emma Morris won the women’s race in an excellent time of 27:30 for the 4 miles. Nick Hughes, who is returning to a wee bit of form, won the men’s race in 25:43. Jim Tracey in his own inimitable fashion picked up the wooden spoon.

 

Thanks to everybody who took part, including Alan Strang who registered a DNF while picking up an injury half way round the Loch before walking back in the freezing cold.

 

The full detailed results and championship table have been updated on the club website:

Time Trial Championship 2021

 

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