Superteams at Aberdeen

We had 2 girl’s teams and 1 boy’s team at the  Superteams Competition for U12s at Aberdeen yesterday. Each team had 4 athletes so 12 kids and 4 coaches, Alison Scott Alan and Ewen went up to Aberdeen by bus.
The kids had a great time and ran their hearts out for the club.  Lots of fun and singing on the bus, particularly on the way back.  I think some were probably still half asleep when the bus left Wishaw at 7am.
Many congratulations to the athletes and a huge thank you to the coaches for looking after the teams .

SENIOR ENDURANCE IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

SENIOR ENDURANCE IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

As we emerge from Covid-19 restrictions we are now in position to actively recruit new members to the club.  We cater for a mixed range of abilities for adults from 18-year-olds upwards within Senior Endurance.  If you are interested in joining us but are not sure if we are the club for you – we are currently offering a one month’s free trial for you to try out with us.  Just click on the membership Enquiries link below to find out more about us, fill out the enquiry form and we will contact you about the next steps.

Membership Enquiries – Motherwell AC

REMINDER – SENIOR ENDURANCE 5K CHALLENGE

MAC Senior Endurance 5k Team Challenge Reminder

Tuesday 15th June 2021

REMINDER:

A reminder that this evening sees the MAC 5k Team Challenge.  Please see the earlier post for full details.  Club kit is NOT required for this event.

ENTRIES:

No pre-entries are required for this event.  Anyone wishing to participate should just turn up to training on Tuesday as normal.

START TIME:

This event will be the club training session.  Please meet at the Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre by 6.30pm. The action will commence after teams have been formed and everyone has had an opportunity to warm-up.·

MOTHERWELL AC SENIOR ENDURANCE RELAYS – THE TEAMS

MOTHERWELL AC SENIOR ENDURANCE RELAYS – THE TEAMS

 

The teams have been formed for this Saturday’s MAC Team Relays!

Team A: Charla Hands, Emma Morris, Ewen Cameron, Jim White
Team B: Alan Tait, John Burns, Scott Dickson, Simon Marshall
Team C: Alastair Loudon, Gayle Samson, Mark Ellis, Scott Kelman
Team D: Gillian McCaffer, Iain Campbell, Neil Richardson, Phyllis Hands
Team E: Douglas Samson, Gary Arthur, Robert Pattinson, Steven McCaw
Team F: Alan Main, Brian McLinden, Lauren Wyllie, Miranda Richmond
Reserves: Alan Strang, David Gardiner

RUNNING ORDER:

It is up to each team to decide on its running order.  The only requirements are that each team member runs at least one leg, and each team must run four legs.  So for incomplete teams, team members may run additional legs in order to complete the relay.

NON-ENTRANTS:

Members who did not enter prior to the deadline are still welcome to participate, but only until the maximum bubble size of 30 (28 runners, 2 helpers) has been reached.  Such members will be used to fill up any incomplete teams on the day, but only after the reserves have already been used.  If no reserves are actually needed, then a Team G can be formed.

If you do intend to participate, best drop a message in advance to alanstrang@motherwellac.com to be sure of your place.

ROUTE:

The route will be a mini version of the Strathclyde parkrun and can be viewed here: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1537352

Note, for those that way inclined, a Strava segment (‘MAC Team Relays’) has been created for this route.  Luke Traynor holds the backdated record.  So that’s a nice target for us…

START TIME:

This event will be the club training session for Saturday 22nd May.  Please meet at the Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre by 9.30am. The action will commence at around 9.50am, and certainly by 10am.

ON THE DAY:

Please make every effort to wear your MAC vest.  This event is a great opportunity for the club to be seen as being back.

If you can also bring some safety pins for the home-made race numbers, that would be appreciated. Some will be made available, but possibly not sufficient for all.

HELPERS:

Joe Hoolaghan and John Hughes will kindly help on the day to ensure everything goes to plan.  Joe will also have his camera, so be sure to brush your hair…

Covid-19 Update from Scottish Athletics 14 May 2021

After the announcement from the Scottish Government on Tuesday 11 May Scottish Athletics confirms that from Monday 17 May:

 

  • Mainland Scotland and islands not moving to Level 1 will move to Level 2.
  • Orkney, Shetland, Na h-Eileanan Siar, all islands in Highland (except Skye) and the following islands within Argyll and Bute will move to Level 1– Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree and Ulva.
  • Moray is likely to remain at Level 3 for a further period due to the number of COVID-19 cases – Scottish Government will confirm this by the end of the week.

 

Please find attached a link to the Scottish Athletics Framework  –  Scottish Athletics Covid-19 Level Framework  The key changes are highlighted below:

 

Level 2

 

  • All age groups are now maximum group size of 30 (please remember to follow the coaching ratios)
  • Physical Distancing is suspended for the duration of the activity (athletes 12+ should continue to physically distance before and after the activity)
  • Athletics competition can take place for all event groups following the maximum bubble size of 50 and no more than 500 participants per day (follow the scottishathletics events guidance)

 

Level 1

 

  • All age groups are now maximum group size of 30 (remember to follow the coaching ratios)
  • Physical Distancing is suspended for the duration of the activity (athletes 12+ should continue to physically distance before and after the activity)
  • Athletics competition can take place for all event groups following the maximum bubble size of 100 and no more than 1000 participants per day (follow the scottishathletics events guidance)

SENIOR ENDURANCE SATURDAY SESSIONS WILL BE AT WISHAW TRACK DURING MAY AND JUNE FROM 9.30 – 11.00 AM

SENIOR ENDURANCE SATURDAY SESSIONS WILL BE AT WISHAW TRACK DURING MAY AND JUNE FROM 9.30 – 11.00 AM
Here is some information in advance our first session this Saturday:
1. Enter the track via the external gate on the Left Hand Side of the building as you approach from the car park.
2. The Exit is out the other side of the building (swimming pool end).
3. There is access to toilets in the team rooms – access via the corridor at the rear of the building.
4. There are no changing or shower facilities – as per Covid-19 protocols.
5. The cost is £2 per session, paid monthly in arrears by direct debit via your loveadmin.com account. The number of sessions you pay for will be taken directly from the training register.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 1 May – the session is 10 x 500m with a 100m walk back recovery.
Scott Kelman

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