Open Graded Meet – 30th November 2016

The next indoor Open Graded Meet at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility is on Wednesday 30 November at 6pm. Entry and further information can be found here: https://www.q-buster.co.uk/NLOGM30NOV16.

The deadline for entries is 28th November and declarations appear to be open from 10am on 30th November. Athletes declaring on the evening should attend at least an hour before the start time of their first event to allow sufficient time to pick up race numbers and warm up. A coach from MAC will be available on the night to assist as required.

Open Graded meetings allow athletes of all levels and abilities to compete against others of the same standard. This is a fantastic opportunity for athletes, U11 and above to gauge their competition times/distances in a variety of athletic disciplines under competition rules. Athletes have the opportunity to set personal best times and all results are submitted to Power of 10.

Training will be available as usual for Track and Field athletes not taking part in the OGM.

Please discuss any further questions you may have with your coach.

NLL Open Graded Meet – Wishaw 10th August 2016

The next NLL Open Graded Meet will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday 10 August, 2016.  As a result, there will be no club training session that evening for the Junior and Intermediate Development Groups and the Sprint Group.  Middle Distance Group athletes should check arrangements with their coach.

This is another opportunity for everyone to compete outdoors in familiar territory and we would encourage athletes (including new and current non members) to take part in at least one event.

Events available are: sprint hurdles; 200m; 300m; 400m; 1500m; long jump; triple jump; javelin and high jump.

Further details, including the entry form and age restrictions, can be found on Q-Buster.

Events are PRE ENTRY ONLY by 8 August 2016.  Declarations open from 5.30pm.

Start lists and heat information will be emailed by NLL to those who have entered online, usually the day before the Meet.  Please arrive at least an hour before the start time of the event(s) you have entered to warm up and collect your race number.

Your coach will be happy to help if you require further information.

Open Graded Result – 13th July 2016

Another great night for MAC at the latest Open Graded Meet in Wishaw on 13th July, with a number of PBs and lots of impressive performances across the age groups. Well done to everyone who competed and thanks again to our supporters and those parents who helped officiate at the field events.

The results were as follows:

100m

  • (U11) Emma Kelly: 15.90 (PB); Lucy Robertson: 17.35 (PB)
  • (U13) Taylor Frame: 15.16 (PB); William Bailey: 15.56; Katie Howley: 16.83
  • (U17) Katrina McEwan: 15.24; Christopher Yau: 12.75
  • (SW) Amanda Nicol: 14.24
  • (Masters) Alan Robertson: 11.56.

200m

  • (U11) Emma Kelly: 33.37 (PB); Emma Gilchrist 33.14 (PB)
  • (U13) William Bailey: 32.05; Taylor Frame: 32.20
  • (U17) Katrina McEwan: 31.58 (PB)
  • (Masters) Alan Robertson: 23.69

800m

  • (U15) Zoe Hawkins: 2.34.98; Joey Leach: 2.39.46; Natalie Hilton: 2.50.46
  • (U20) Daniel Martin: 2.09.65; Oliver Heaney: 2.13.32 (PB); Kirsty Irwin: 2.29.46
  • (SM) Tom Timmons: 2.05.37
  • (Masters) Claire Barr: 2.43.52

SP

  • (U11) Emma Gilchrist: 3.53m (PB)
  • (U13) William Bailey: 4.75
  • Katie Howley: 4.43m (PB)

The next Open Graded Meet at Wishaw is due to take place on 10 August 2016 and a further post will follow as soon as entries open on the Q-buster events page.

CANCELLED – Open Graded Meet, 8th June

We have today been advised that the OG Meet, which was due to take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday, 8 June 2016, has been cancelled.  Apologies for the short notice and for any disappointment or inconvenience.  Future Wishaw OG dates are listed on the Club’s website calendar.

Training on Wednesday evening will go ahead as usual for the Junior Development Group (coached by William & Vicki) and the Intermediate Development Groups (coached by Lesley, John, Craig and Steven) and we look forward to seeing you there.  Training arrangements for other groups will be confirmed by the coaches for those groups.

Thank you.

Wishaw Open Graded Results

With apologies for the slight delay, here’s the link to the results page from Po10  for the OG Meet at Wishaw on 27 April 2016, in event/heat order:

http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=164392

We had around 35 athletes competing, which was tremendous and a number of PBs and SBs to boot! Well done everyone! Looking forward to more like this in the future. What a great night for MAC.

If you do not have a Po10 profile, please register – its free to do so and is a very useful tool for both athletes and coaches to moniter results and set targets. There’s a helpful FAQs section on the website, but if you have any questions please speak to a coach.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL TRACK AND FIELD AHLETES: Open Graded Event: Wishaw Sports Centre, 27th April 2016

Details and entry have just been released by NLL regarding the next Open Graded Meet which will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday 27 April, 2016 at 6.30pm. It should be noted that TRAINING IS CANCELLED ON 27th APRIL FOR ALL GROUPS EXCEPT THE SPRINT GROUP given that the Meet takes place at our usual training venue that night. An alternative training session will be available for the sprint group at the Bandstand, Strathclyde Park at 6pm.

This OG is a good opportunity for everyone to compete outdoors in familiar territory and we would encourage all athletes (including new and current non members) to take part in at least one event.

Events available are: 100m; 200m (U13+); 600m (U11s only); 800m; shot putt; long jump and high jump. Event times and further details, including how to enter, can be found here: https://www.q-buster.co.uk/nlog27apr16 .

When registering online, you will be asked for your Personal Best (PB). If you have competed previously you can get this from Power of 10: http://www.powerof10.info or check with your coach. As usual, for track events, athletes are grouped into heats based on their PB and will compete with people of a similar ability.

Each event costs £3 to enter and it is appears to be PRE ENTRY ONLY by midnight on 25 April. Please arrive at least an hour before the start time of the event(s) you have entered to warm up and collect your race number. MAC coaches will be there to assist and support athletes as required.

Future OG Meet dates throughout the summer at Wishaw Sports Centre are already in the website calendar. These will take place on 8 June, 13 July, 10 August and 28 September. Event details will be added as soon as they are available.

Please speak to your coach if you have further questions. Thanks.

Open Graded Event, Ravenscraig RSF: 30 March 2016

The results from the last Open Graded event of the Indoor Season at Ravenscraig on the 30th of March are as follows:

60m:
Stephen Ross 7.35(PB)
Alan Robertson 7.39
Jenna Booth 9.04(PB)
Grant Mudd 9.18(PB)
Emma Gilchrist 9.65(PB)
Katie Howley 10.00
Lucy Robertson 10.66(PB)
Poppy Booth 12.07(PB)

100m:
Stephen Ross 11.53
Alan Robertson 11.62
Christopher Yau 12.76
Jenna Booth 14.47(PB)
Grant Mudd 14.76(PB)
Jay Steele 15.27(PB)
William Bailey 15.56(PB)
Aidan Boyle 15.99(PB)
Katie Howley 15.99
Sam Kirkpatrick 16.07(PB)
Niamh Tuddenham 16.39(PB)
Lucy Robertson 17.45(PB)
Poppy Booth 18.97

Long Jump:
Lauren Ross 4.67(PB)
Aidan Boyle 3.49(PB)
Sam Kirkpatrick 3.15(PB)
William Bailey 3.00(PB)
Emma Gilchrist 3.19(PB)
Jenna Booth 2.96(PB)
Niamh Tuddenham 2.68(PB)
Katie Howley 2.63

Shot Putt:
William Bailey 4.81(PB)
Sam Kirkpatrick 4.58

Well done everyone. Lots more PBs and tremendous performances. A couple of young athletes made their competitive debut, while others were pushing hard to create new PBs. Thanks again to our very supportive (and patient!) parents and friends. Bring on the outdoor season!!

Open Graded: Ravenscraig RSF 6.00pm, 30 March 2016

A wee reminder to encourage athletes to attend the Open Graded at Ravenscraig on Wednesday 30th March 2016.

It’s a great opportunity to compete for the first time or to get a new personal best.

The style of an open grade competition means that athletes are matched with other athletes on ability rather than by age or gender. As a result, athletes who are competing for the first time or who have had limited experience are able to be competitive against others who are in the same position. It also means that those who are more experienced and have been training longer can be pushed hard by competing against others in different age groups.

We would love to see lots of MAC athletes at this local event. Closing date is 27th March. Entries can be made online at http://www.nlleisure.co.uk/nll-events/open-graded-athletics-events.

Open Graded Event: Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, 30th March 2016

The next Open Graded event is at Ravenscraig RSF on 30th March at 6.30pm. This is another great opportunity for everyone to compete indoors and get a time/distance registered.

Events available are: 60m; 100m; shot putt; long jump and high jump. Event times and further details, including how to enter, can be found here: http://www.nlleisure.co.uk/nll-events/open-graded-athletics-events .

When registering online, you will be asked for your Personal Best (PB). If you have competed previously you can get this from Power of 10:  http://www.powerof10.info  or check with your coach. For track events, athletes are grouped into heats based on their PB and will compete with people of a similar ability.

Each event costs £3 to enter and it is usually pre-entry only. Please arrive an hour before the start time of the event(s) you have entered to warm up and collect your race number. One of our coaches will be there to assist and support athletes as required.

It would be great to see lots of Motherwell AC vests at a local event, but if you can’t make it, there is still the opportunity to train as normal.

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