Virtual MAC Team Relays 2 – Results

The results of the second Virtual MAC Team Relay are out. An amazing twenty-six runners took part in this event, with twenty-five submitting times. But more on that later. Fastest female was Emma Morris in 21:18. Fastest male was David Gardiner in 17:20. But which team won…?


In emphatic manner, Team McColgan were the victors – congratulations to Paul Burns, Evan Crane, Scott Dickson, Marcus Whyte and Clare Barr. Scott has been in the winning team in both Virtual Team Relays this year – clearly a lucky mascot!


Congratulations also to Gillian McCaffer who beat her 5k PB during her run.


Commiserations to David Hoolaghan who was an unfortunate DNF.


Thanks to Douglas Samson for stepping in to replace David in Team Muir. And beating his 5k PB in the process.


Above all else, thank you all for supporting this event – the number of runners certainly exceeded expectations! Hopefully you enjoyed a bit of friendly competition and banter with your club-mates.


Full results below:


1st – Team McColgan (1:43:33)
Paul Burns – 17:42
Evan Crane – 18:46
Marcus Whyte – 21:19
Scott Dickson – 22:21
Clare Barr – 23:25


2nd – Team Reekie (1:47:00)
Ewen Cameron – 19:17
Graeme Kennedy – 20:29
Lauren Wyllie – 21:39
John Hughes – 22:20
Kevin McPhillips – 23:15


3rd – Team Hawkins (1:47:03)
David Gardiner – 17:20
Gillian McCaffer – 22:10
Miranda Richmond – 22:25
Robert Pattinson – 22:28
Scott Kelman – 22:40


4th – Team Wightman (1:47:30)
Iain Campbell – 19:35
Nick Hughes – 20:16
Emma Morris – 21:18
Steven McCaw – 22:38
Phyllis Hands – 23:43


5th – Team Muir (1:51:50)
Mark Ellis – 20:01
Douglas Samson – 20:09
Brian McLinden – 21:23
Alastair Loudon – 23:04
Mark Smellie – 27:13


Next time might not have to be virtual…

Virtual MAC Team Relays – Teams

Teams:

Twenty-five members have entered this weekend’s Virtual MAC Team Relays. They have been split into five teams of five, ready for some fun competition over the 5k distance. The teams are:


Team Hawkins (David Gardiner, Gillian McCaffer, Miranda Richmond, Robert Pattinson, Scott Kelman)
Team McColgan (Clare Barr, Evan Crane, Marcus Whyte, Paul Burns, Scott Dickson)
Team Muir (Alastair Loudon, Brian McLinden, David Hoolaghan, Mark Ellis, Mark Smellie)
Team Reekie (Ewen Cameron, Graeme Kennedy, John Hughes, Kevin McPhillips, Lauren Wyllie)
Team Wightman (Emma Morris, Iain Campbell, Nick Hughes, Phyllis Hands, Steven McCaw)


Each team member should race a 5k during the run window and submit this. Full details are included below.


Run Window:

The run window for this will be Thursday 11th March at 00:00 until Sunday 14th March at 18:00.


Routes:

Any location can be chosen for the run as long as there is no net downhill elevation to the route. The start and finish points should be close together. Loops can be used, but loops must be at least 1km in length. Out and back routes are also acceptable.


Submitting Times:

Times for the 5k run (preferably with a GPS activity from Strava/Garmin/etc) should be posted in MAC Members Facebook group or sent to alanstrang@motherwellac.com. The deadline for submitting times will be 19:00 on Sunday 14th March.


Results:

Results will be collated and posted as soon as possible after the submission deadline on Sunday evening.


Prizes:

There are no prizes, just hearty congratulations from your teammates. Hopefully.

Virtual MAC Team Relays – 5k

Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th March 2021


Overview:

The second Virtual MAC Team Relays for Senior Endurance take place next month. What is it all about? Same as last time – participating athletes will be formed into teams, and each team member has to run the event distance of 5k. The times for all team members are combined, and the team with the quickest overall time wins.


Eligibility:

Only current members of Motherwell AC [on LoveAdmin] can participate.


Entries:

Anyone wishing to participate should indicate in MAC Members Facebook group or send an email to alanstrang@motherwellac.com. The closing date for entries will be midnight on Monday 8th March.


Teams:

Participating athletes will then be formed into teams with the intention to make all teams as similar in overall ability as possible. Teams will be announced on Wednesday 10th March, prior to the run window opening. Team size will be 3 or 4, depending on the overall number of participants. Late entries may be invited to help make up full teams.


Run Window:

The run window for this will be Thursday 11th March at 00:00 until Sunday 14th March at 18:00.


Routes:

Any location can be chosen for the run as long as there is no net downhill elevation to the route. The start and finish points should be close together. Loops can be used, but loops must be at least 1km in length. Out and back routes are also acceptable.


Submitting Times:

Times for the 5k run (preferably with a GPS activity from Strava/Garmin/etc) should be posted in MAC Members Facebook group or sent to alanstrang@motherwellac.com. The deadline for submitting times will be 19:00 on Sunday 14th March.


Results:

Results will be collated and posted as soon as possible after the submission deadline on the Sunday evening.


Prizes:

There are no prizes, just hearty congratulations from your teammates. Hopefully.

Virtual MAC Team Relays – 3k Results

The results of the first Virtual MAC Team Relay are out. Fifteen members braved freezing conditions and dodged the lockdown hordes to submit a time. Fastest male was David Gardiner in 10:07, while the fastest female was Lauren Wyllie in 12:58. But which team won…?



Team Chatelherault were the victors – congratulations to Nick, Scott, Lauren and Phyllis!



Full results below:



1st – Team Chatelherault
Nick Hughes – 10:57
Scott Dickson – 11:36
Lauren Wyllie – 12:58
Phyllis Hands – 14:54
Total Time – 50:25



2nd – Team Ravenscraig
Alan Strang – 11:42
Robert Pattinson – 12:44
Gillian McCaffer – 13:21
Miranda Richmond – 13:23
Total Time – 51:10



3rd – Team Bellziehill
David Gardiner – 10:07
Scott Kelman – 12:55
Steven McCaw – 13:08
Charlotte Hands – 16:10
Total Time – 52:20



DNF – Team Furlongs
John Hughes – 12:15
Brian McLinden – 12:17
Clare Barr – 14:12
Alastair Loudon – –:–
Total Time – Incomplete



Many thanks to all who participated in this event. A second virtual team relay has been pencilled in for mid-March, this time over the 5k distance.

Virtual MAC Team Relays – Teams

Teams:
Sixteen members have entered this weekend’s first Virtual MAC Team Relays. They have been split into four teams of four, ready for some fun competition over the 3k distance. The teams are:


Team Bellziehill (David Gardiner, Scott Kelman, Steven McCaw, Charlotte Hands)
Team Chatelherault (Nick Hughes, Scott Dickson, Lauren Wyllie, Phyllis Hands)
Team Furlongs (Brian McLinden, John Hughes, Alastair Loudon, Clare Barr)
Team Ravenscraig (Robert Pattinson, Alan Strang, Miranda Richmond, Gillian McCaffer)


Each team member should race a 3k during the run window and submit this. Full details are included below.


Run Window:
The run window for this will be Thursday 21st January at 00:00 until Sunday 24th January at 17:00.


Routes:
Any location can be chosen for the run as long as there is no net downhill elevation to the route. The start and finish points should be close together. Loops can be used, but loops must be at least 1km in length. Out and back routes are also acceptable.


Submitting Times:
Times for the 3k run (preferably with a GPS activity from Strava/Garmin/etc) should be posted in MAC Members Facebook group or sent to alanstrang@motherwellac.com. The deadline for submitting times will be 18:00 on Sunday 24th January.


Results:
Results will be collated and posted as soon as possible after the submission deadline on the Sunday evening.


Prizes:
There are no prizes, just the respect and admiration of your teammates. It’s just a bit of fun to help us get through January.

Time Trial Championship Returns For 2021

As previously notified, the Senior Endurance Time Trial Championship makes a welcome return for 2021. It is hoped that a combination of virtual and actual events will allow the championship to run throughout the year.


The championship kicks off in February. Due to current restrictions, this will be a virtual event. It will be held over a four day period (Saturday 6th – Tuesday 9th February).


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 (https://motherwellac.com/championships/time-trial-championship-2020) and all members are encouraged to read them.


One key aim is to allow as many participants as possible to start scoring from the first round. All members who took part in at least one club time trial (actual, virtual, Christmas) in 2020 can score points in February. Any member who wishes to participate but DIDN’T do a time trial last year can run a solo time trial during January. Their time and GPS activity can be submitted to Joe at joehoolaghan@motherwellac.com or by messenger. This time will be used to determine their handicap, also allowing them to score points in February.


It is hoped that as many members as possible support the club and take part in this year’s time trial championship.

Virtual MAC Team Relays – 3k

Overview:

The first ever Virtual MAC Team Relays for Senior Endurance take place later this month. What is it all about? Simply, participating athletes will be formed into teams, and each team member has to run the event distance of 3k. The times for all team members are combined, and the team with the quickest overall time wins.


Eligibility:

Only current members of Motherwell AC [on LoveAdmin] can participate.


Entries:

Anyone wishing to participate should indicate in the MAC Members Facebook group or send an email to alanstrang@motherwellac.com. The closing date for entries will be midnight on Monday 18th January.


Teams:

Participating athletes will then be formed into teams with the intention to make all teams as similar in overall ability as possible. Teams will be announced on Wednesday 20th January, prior to the run window opening. Team size will be 3 or 4, depending on the overall number of participants. Late entries may be invited to help make up full teams.


Run Window:

The run window for this will be Thursday 21st January at 00:00 until Sunday 24th January at 17:00.


Routes:

Any location can be chosen for the run as long as there is no net downhill elevation to the route. The start and finish points should be close together. Loops can be used, but loops must be at least 1km in length. Out and back routes are also acceptable.


Submitting Times:

Times for the 3k run (preferably with a GPS activity from Strava/Garmin/etc) should be posted in MAC Members Facebook group or sent to alanstrang@motherwellac.com. The deadline for submitting times will be 18:00 on Sunday 24th January.


Results:

Results will be collated and posted as soon as possible after the submission deadline on the Sunday evening.


Prizes:

There are no prizes, just the respect and admiration of your teammates. It’s just a bit of fun to help us get through January.

Virtual Events Continue For Senior Endurance

Club training sessions may be suspended for now, but that is no reason to stop running.


The Senior Endurance training schedule for January remains on the website (https://motherwellac.com/senior-endurance-training/) for those who wish to do any of the sessions.  These are only suggestions, are not mandatory, can be done at any time, and in any location.  Adherence to government ‘exercise’ rules  is required at all times.  As such, sessions should be done individually or with a maximum of one other person.


Not sure what to train for?  Take a look at the following virtual events coming up in the next few weeks:


Friday 8th – Monday 11th January

Virtual Scottish Athletics Road Challenge III
The distance for this challenge is 8k.  Be quick – entries close midnight on Thursday.


Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th January

Virtual MAC Team Relays
Details to be announced soon…


Friday 29th January – Monday 1st February

Virtual Scottish Athletics Road Challenge IV
The distances on offer for this challenge are 8k or HM.  Entries not yet open.


Saturday 6th – Tuesday 9th February

Virtual MAC February Time Trial
The MAC Time Trial Championship returns for 2021 with a virtual event to kick things off.  Details to be announced soon…


Friday 12th – Monday 15th February

Virtual Scottish Athletics Road Challenge V
The distance for this challenge will be 5 miles. Entries not yet open.

New Year, new system!

Today LoveAdmin begins streamlining MAC membership/fees admin in a much more efficient way. If you haven’t already done so, please activate your account; you will make my role as Membership Secretary a whole lot easier!
Check your inbox for emails with ‘how to’ instructions (try your spam folder), or please contact me (Clare Barr) on membership@motherwellac.com

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