London Marathon 2022 Club Ballot Now Open

Motherwell AC has one club place for this year’s London Marathon. Club members who were unsuccessful in the main public ballot may enter the club ballot (subject to requirements) for a second chance to gain a place. The ballot is now open, and will remain open until midnight on Wednesday 13th April. The draw will take place at the start of Senior Endurance training on Tuesday 19th April.

For full details, please check the club website (

Senior Endurance 3000m Track Championship 2021

Saturday 18th September 2021


The 3000m Track Championship is an annual race for Senior Endurance, held during the club’s Track & Field Championships. After a year’s absence, the race returns for 2021. It is the culmination of the summer track training block, and gives members one last chance to push themselves around the track. Prior attendance at track training is not required, however, and ALL members are invited and encouraged to participate in this traditionally competitive race. A large attendance would be great to see.

This will be a scratch race, but finishing times will also be age-adjusted afterwards. In that way, prizes can be awarded to the male and female race winners, as well as to those who score most highly for their age. The track championship trophies will be awarded to the scratch race winners. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in the age-graded results.

Please make every effort to attend this event and support your club.


Only current members of Motherwell AC [on LoveAdmin] and approved ‘trialists’ can participate. Only current members of Motherwell AC can be awarded prizes.


This event will be the club training session for Saturday 18th September. Please meet at the track at Wishaw Sports Centre (Alexander Street, ML2 0HQ). Registration for the race will be from 9.30am, with the race starting at 10.00am prompt.

Please wear your MAC vest. If you do not have one, please make this known in advance so something can be sorted out.

Drinks and snacks will be provided after the conclusion of the race, so no need to rush off.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Dear Member,

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so we thought this would be an opportune time to reach out and remind you of the support MAC can offer around mental health.

As the club’s Welfare Officers, it is our role to look out for the welfare of our athletes, and mental health is a huge part of that. It is the responsibility of everyone at the club to look out for each other, to be able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, and to know where to go for support.

Section 3.5 in our Welfare & Childcare Policy: ( ) has some helpful links on services you can contact for support, training and tools. We would like to encourage everyone to give this a read if you can ,and if you or someone you know at the club is struggling, please reach out.

If you have any concerns or questions at all, we are always only a phone call or email away.


Ross Thomson


Pauline Russell

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

World Restart a Heart Day

Restart a Heart is a day of action with the aim to teach vital life-saving CPR skills to as many people as possible.

On 12th October, NHS Lanarkshire will be aiming to teach over 200,000 in vital life saving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

This will take place

  • At main entrances of Monklands, Hairmyres and Wishaw General Hospitals (between 9am-5pm)
  • Wishaw Sports Centre (5pm-9pm)

See Save a Life Scotland for more detail and other events to mark Restart a Heart day.

Registration Helper required for Wednesdays

Please see the letter below from our Club Chair, Tracey Lamont about an opportunity to aid the safe registration of young athletes on a Wednesday evening.  It was given to parents on 5th September.

NOTE: the club is looking for volunteers for other positions too and is grateful for any and all help given.

Dear Parent / Guardian

I would like to ask you to please consider helping to support and ensure the safe running of Motherwell Athletics Club training for your child and the others who also attend on a Wednesday evening.

Motherwell Athletics Club relies on volunteers to enable the safe, quality coaching and positive learning experiences all athletes have when they come to training and are involved in other internal and external opportunities offered throughout the club.

On a Wednesday night at Wishaw Sports Centre we need people to undertake the registration and help keep the records up to date from 5.35pm to 6.15pm . This is a simple but essential role. At present Pauline Russell (Welfare Officer) has been helping out with this role on a short term basis. We need a couple of parents/guardians to now take this role on to continue enabling the coaches to concentrate on the coaching. This is particularly important for the continued coaching for children under the age of 16.

Anyone who is able to help with this please let any of the coaches know as soon as possible. Someone in the club will help support you in this role until you are confident to do it yourself.
Anyone who takes on this role would need to undertake a PVG disclosure which the club will arrange at no expense to the volunteers.

Yours sincerely

Tracey Lamont
Motherwell Athletics Club Chairperson

3rd September 2018

Club Positions looking for YOU


At the recent club committee meeting, the club Treasurer (William Martin) announced his intention to step away from the role for next year due to professional commitments.  Motherwell Athletics Club is grateful for William’s contribution as Treasurer (and other roles) over many years and wishes William continued good fortune with his business.

The club is seeking a new Treasurer for the up-coming AGM (October 25th).  The role involves management of the clubs finances inclusive of

  • liaising with the bank
  • ensuring auditing of the clubs accounts take place, and,
  • reporting on the club financial position
  • amongst other responsibilities.

William will aid in any handover of duties.  The role would be of interest to anyone with a desire to be involved with the running of a small not-for-profit organisation.

Anyone interested (athletes, coaches, parents/guardians or any other volunteer) should contact William Martin (Club Treasurer) and Tracey Lamont (Club Chair) for more information.

Kit Manager

Similarly the Club Kit Manager, Andrew Steel will vacate this position, and again Motherwell AC expresses it’s thanks to Andrew for his work since 2015 in this role.

The Kit Manager role involves

  • Manage and maintain stock levels of club clothing.
  • Explore opportunities and liaise with suppliers to introduce new kit into club stock .
  • Distribute club kit to new members
  • Maintain and grow the brand of Motherwell Athletics Club through the consistent look of the club kit.

And is an ideal opportunity for those seeking to develop:

  • Interpersonal/communication skills by liaising with internal customers, treasurer and an external international supplier.
  • Good judgement on procurement decisions to maintaining club stock levels with consideration to club finances; Liaising with club treasurer as required.
  • Responsibility to oversee the procurement and delivery process.
  • Attention to detail to review quotations and kit designs are as per requested; ensuring the brand of Motherwell Athletics Club remains consistent.
  • Opportunities to conduct market research and explore recommendations and ideas for new club kit.

Anyone interested (athletes, coaches, parents/guardians or any other volunteer) should contact Andrew Steel (Kit Manager) and Tracey Lamont (Club Chair) for more information.

Communications Manager

The club is grateful for Kevin Durnian who has been the primary source of club communications via Facebook.  Kevin will vacate this responsibility at the AGM.

The club website shall still be maintained at a technical level by the webmaster (John McParland) and some social media and website updates shall still flow through Emma Hunter and Joe Hoolaghan.  Motherwell AC is grateful for Kevin, Joe and Emma’s contributions.

However the club is seeking a Communications Manager to

  • Oversee the regular posting of news updates across web/social media
  • Be a first point of contact for enquiries from prospective athletes (both junior and senior)
  • Respond to requests to post information on the website/social media in a timely manner
  • Bring in fresh ideas of how the club web / social media presence can be managed

This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who

  • Enjoys interacting with potential customers/clients over social media and email
  • Would like to represent the club as a first point of contact
  • Would like to pursue a career in Publishing, Digital Media, Social Media or Marketing (or just take on aspects of those)

Any technical training required shall be provided, though note the barrier of entry in terms of technology (Facebook pages, WordPress sites, Google Drive/Docs) is low.

Anyone interested (athletes, coaches, parents/guardians or any other volunteer) should contact John McParland (webmaster) and Tracey Lamont (Club Chair) for more information.

ACTION REQUIRED – Update Contact Details with Club Secretary

The club requests that ALL members please send the following information to Barbara Hogg (, Club Secretary.

  • Phone Numbers for yourself
  • Next of Kin – name, relationship and phone number

These details are required to ensure that the club is able to contact members, their parents/guardians and next of kin in the unlikely event of someone falling ill during an event.

We have been prompted to ensure these are up-to-date following a discovery some details were out of date.

Details will be stored in compliance with data protection regulations.


Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility Athletics Provision Consultation

A recent consultation has determined the future of the athletics provision at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

While for now the athletics provision shall remain, it will be continually measured and reviewed in one years time.

Please see the announcement from North Lanarkshire Leisure.

Thanks to all who responded to the consultation.

2018 Membership

Membership is now open for 2018 via EntryCentral.

Membership prices have been frozen again for 2017.  New members who signed up after 30th September 2017, your membership includes all of 2018.

Current members must renew by the end of February 2018 or membership shall be deemed lapsed.

Senior endurance athletes will need to renew their membership to be included in the Leagues and to be included in any ballots for Club places at events (e.g. London Marathon and Clyde Stride Ultra Marathon).

You need to be a current member of Motherwell Athletics Club to compete for the Club.

Please see more information about Joining Us.

Interesting in Coaching?

Have you ever considered volunteering as an Athletics Coach?

Motherwell Athletics Club is looking for volunteers to join the coaching team, as main coaches or as assistants.

There is required training coming soon from Scottish Athletics which the club would be able to support interested members, parents, guardians and others to attend.

Should you be interested please contact Tracey Lamont, Club Chair.

For more information please see

Notice of AGM and Proposed Change to Constitution

In accordance with the constitution of Motherwell Athletics Club, the Annual General Meeting of the club will be held on Thursday 26th October 2017 at 8.15pm, in the College Lecture Room at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

All members and parents are invited and will be very welcome.  It is important that we have as many members and parents in attendance as possible to hear what the club has been doing over the course of the year and to show support for the development of the club.  We would especially encourage more members and parents from the Track and Field section to attend the meeting which usually lasts no more than an hour.  Members aged 15 and over are eligible to vote.

We are keen to recruit new members to the Committee both in terms of Office Bearers and in general roles and we are keen to hear from you either before the meeting or on the evening itself.

Specifically, the roles of Chair and Secretary require to be filled at this meeting as both positions become vacant.

In addition, a change to the Club Constitution is proposed by the Chair.  The proposal is to amend the word “Chairman” to “Chair” to recognise equality guidelines.  It is hoped that a separate meeting is not required to make this change however if required, this will be held immediately after the Annual General Meeting.  Any objections to this proposal may be submitted at any time up until or during the meeting.

In the meantime, this announcement is to provide notice of the AGM and to invite any motions for discussion or decision.  Motions to be discussed must be submitted in writing to the Chair no later than Thursday 19th October 2017.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM. If you wish to submit apologies in advance,or propose a motion for discussion. please contact

Ewen Cameron

LAAA T&F Championships, 2 September 2017

A huge well done to the 26 athletes who made the short journey to East Kilbride on Saturday, 2 September to take part in what was the last competitive athletic event of the summer season before our Club Champs. There were many truly impressive performances across the whole club with lots of new PBs and plenty of medals, however, we feel that Stephen Ross, one of our senior athletes, who won gold medals in both the 100m and 200m races,deserves a special mention.

Stephen not only PB’d and won the gold medal in the 200m but was also awarded the Churchill Trophy for being the first athlete over the line in his 100m race. This trophy is solid silver (named in honour of Churchill’s leadership during the war), was first presented in 1945 to the winner of senior men’s 100 yard dash (now 100m) and has inscribed on it the name of an Olympian who was part of the GB squad in the 1948 Olympics! Incredibly, this is the second time Stephen has won this award. Congratulations Stephen!!

Full results are as follows:

Stephen Ross: 100m – 11.41 gold medal and  awarded the Churchill Trophy; 200m – 22.58(PB) gold medal,
Joseph McCluskey: 100m -12.12 (PB) bronze medal;
Christopher Yau: 100m – 12.37; 200m – 25.08 (PB) bronze medal,
Emma Hunter: 800m – 2.32.17 gold medal,
Jim White: 1500m – 4.39.26 (PB) gold medal,
Mark Gallacher: 1500m – (SB) 4.49.91

Michaela Dwyer: 100m – 13.47 (PB) bronze medal; 200m – 27.47 (PB) gold medal,
Gabriel McCluskey: 200m – 26.19 (PB) bronze medal; 400m – 59.29 (PB) silver medal,
Dylan Drummond: 800m – 2.11.94 (PB) bronze medal,
Christopher Pollock: 800m – 2.13.35 (PB)

Sophie Dwyer: 100m – 13.31 (PB) gold medal; 200m – 27.78 (PB)
Jenna Booth: 100m – 14.50
Cavan Marie Ryan: 100m – 14.83 (PB); LJ – 4.00m (PB),
Joey Leach: 800m – 2.32.20 bronze medal,
Jay Steele: 800m – 2.19.40 (PB); SP – 8.58 (PB) gold medal,
Stuart Russell: 800m – 2.20.40 (PB),
Zaki Achat: 800m – 2.38.01 (PB)

Lucy Robertson: Javelin – 16.51 (PB) silver medal,
Hannah Dwyer: 100m – 14.64 (PB) bronze medal; 200m – 30.40 (PB),
Emma Kelly: 100m – 15.01; 800m – 2.48.34 (PB),
Emma Gilchrist: 100m – 15.10; 200m – 31.62 (PB); LJ – 3.67 (=PB),
Ava Lenzi: 100m – 15.58; 200m – 31.95 (PB); 800m – 3.01.47,
Katie Howley: 100m – 15.58 (PB); SP – 5.20,
Emma Campbell: 100m – 17.31 (PB); 200m – 36.88 (PB)

Nathan Steele: 60m – 10.60(PB); 600m – 2.11.24 (PB); LJ – 2.69
Liam Ross: 60m – 9.70 (PB); 600m – 2.12.78;LJ – 3.35m (PB)

These fantastic results are testament to the hard work and focus of our young (and not so young!) athletes throughout the year. Thanks to the team at the LAAA (Joanne, Steven and Bob) and to officials for their preparation and organisation on the day. Many thanks also to coaches and parent volunteers (David Gilchrist and Joe Lenzi) for helping out again, and to all parents for supporting this event. We hope you enjoyed the day.

Chair Vacancy – We want to hear from you!

Ahead of the Club Annual General Meeting which will be held on Thursday 26 October at Ravenscraig, the club committee are seeking interest from people interested in taking on the role of the Club Chair.

Our current Chair – Ewen Cameron – is standing down after four years in post and a successor is now being sought.  The new Chair will require to be approved by the club membership at the AGM.

This volunteer role is crucial in terms of leading the Club Committee throughout the year.  The role involves chairing meetings, representing the club at local and national meetings, creating and developing partnerships and co-ordinating and managing the development of the club.

The post holder should be able to commit around 8-10 hours per month to manage meetings, communications and club actions.  There is support from the committee members and the offer of help from the outgoing Chair remains available.

Effective communication skills, ability to manage meetings, a flexible approach to dealing with partners and a ‘can do’ attitude are the key requirements for the role so if you are interested, we want to hear from you!

Motherwell AC is growing and this an exciting time to get involved in leading the club going forward.  If you are interested and would like to discuss the opportunity in more detail, please contact Ewen via or on 07979 149782

Rothesay Bus Pick-Up Times

The pick-up locations and times will be:

This should let us catch the 10:15 am ferry or the later one @ 11.00 am.

Returning home on Saturday evening, the bus will leave Wemyss Bay @ 8.00 pm PROMPT, so the latest ferry you need to be on leaves Rothesay @ 7.00 pm.  The earlier one leaves @ 6.15 pm.

If anything happens and you have to call off, please let Elaine Jamieson know by phoning or texting 07951 960469.


Sandy Robertson

The sudden death of Sandy Robertson came as a great shock to those of us who knew

Recently at the Scottish Master’s Championships he was chatting with great enthusiasm
about his role in the up and coming Celtic Games.

His love and involvement in Athletics, which integrated well with his 30-year career as a
P.E. Teacher, spanned several decades. As an Athlete, he was Scottish 400m Hurdles
Champion in 1972. As a Master Coach, his influence ranged from Motherwell A.C. to
Malawi. In September of 1972 he became National Athletics and Football Coach in Malawi
culminating in his squad setting 26 national records at the 1974 Commonwealth Games.

From a Scottish perspective, he coached the Athletics teams for the Commonwealth
Games in 1970, 82, 86 and also had a leading role in the Scottish Schools teams for the
International Schools Games and Indoor Pentathlon.

His technical knowledge and enthusiasm were second to none but he kept an open mind
when new training methods, backed by Scientific research, became a topic for discussion. He has been responsible for the development of many of our young Athletes, Coaches (old
and young) and School Teachers.

He is a great loss to his wife Evelyn, family and friends to whom we send our thoughts and

The Athletics community has lost a great Coach, Mentor and friend.

Aberdeen AAC Open Graded Meet: 23 July 2017

A huge well done to Alan Robertson who competed in the Aberdeen AAC OGM, as part of his preparations for the  upcoming European Masters Athletics Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. Unconfirmed results indicate that Alan clocked 11.44 in the 100m and 23.16 in the 200m, both times a fraction off of his current PBs, which is very encouraging indeed. His daughter Lucy, one of our U13 athletes, who is also competing in the javelin event at the YDL final in Grangemouth on Saturday, ran a PB 100m time of 16.13. Well done Lucy!

MAC Race Night

The club will be holding a Race Night in St Brides Hall, Motherwell at 7.30 pm on Saturday 28th October.

Ticket prices and further information will be provided nearer the time but this is the first fund raising event the club has had in a number of years, so we are hoping you will all make a special effort to come along and support your club.

It is open to all members – Road Runners and Track and Field, friends and family, so please put the date in your diary and come along and enjoy a great evening.

We will be asking for raffle prizes and volunteers to help out on the night, but in the meantime, if you have any ideas for other fund raising games that we can do on the night, please speak to Elaine or Tracey.

Leading Athletics – Intro to Coaching

Are you interested in coaching in athletics?

If so Scottish Athletics have created a new certified workshop to introduce participants to coaching.

No prior knowledge is required and it will be delivered in a single 3 hour workshop (date and time TBA).

The club would be happy to cover the cost of any participants who are prepared to attend and subsequently help out the club.

Please see Scottish Athletics for further information on the course.


Message Board Closing Down

With greater use of social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, for communication between the club and it’s members (and between club members), it was decided at the recent committee meeting to close the rarely used MAC message board.

Motherwell AC will continue to offer a number of more popular ways to communicate with it including

as well as news updates on the website, Facebook and Twitter.

As a result, the Message Board shall be

  • Locked down with immediate effect (no more posts allowed / no more accounts created)
  • Removed on 19th May 2017.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask John McParland (

Foodbank Collection – Tu 4th April – Change of Time

David Shaw will be down before the start of the TT rather than at the end.

Anyone who is donating, please bring your donations into the Boathouse with you at 6.30 pm.  He doesn’t have a lot of time to spare, so if you could be at the Boathouse for as close to 6.30 as possible, this will help get the donations in, and the TT kicked off at the usual time.

Any non-perishable foods and toiletries are welcome, but here is a reminder of the foods that are in high demand:

Tinned meat, small jars of coffee, tinned fruit, savoury rice, super noodles and UHT Long Life milk (whole and semi skimmed).

YDL Trials and Inter Club Championship 2017: Grangemouth 2 April 2017

Very well done to all our T&F athletes who competed at Grangemouth yesterday. What a fantastic effort from you all! Lots of medals and some exceptional performances. We are all very proud of your hard work and commitment.

Official confirmed results will be on the Po10 soon. Thanks to coaches and parents for their help and support.

Coaches will advise about Team NL qualification for the first Match at Ayr on 23 April as soon as possible.

Some photos from the day are attached – apologies if we’ve missed anyone. What a great day!

London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships Offer

The club has received a special discount offer for Athletics clubs to bring groups of officials and club members to attend the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, taking place between the 14th and 23rd of July at the London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Park.

The Athletics Clubs offer

  • Tickets cost £3 per child (16 and under)
  • Tickets cost £5 per adult (Over 16)
  • Available for 5 out of 16 sessions
  • This offer is valid for group bookings of 15+ tickets.

To express interest, clubs should contact Calum Campbell at or complete the following form at: London 2017 Sports Group Application Form


Food Bank Collection Jan 2017

The Committee have recently agreed to a proposal to support the Basic Food Bank, which is local to us, having bases in Motherwell, Wishaw, Airdrie and Bellshill.

We will be encouraging runners at the monthly Time Trials to bring along items of non-perishable foods, toiletries, nappies, etc. You can bring as many, or as little items as you choose, and Elaine will make sure these are collected on the night and dropped off at the local base in Motherwell.

We will put reminders out on Facebook and the website on the lead up to the Time Trial, but it is hoped that you will all support this venture, and help those less fortunate than ourselves, much of the time through no fault of their own.

This is also an excellent way to get rid of all those unwanted boxes of chocolates, biscuits and selection boxes that you’re never going to eat anyway because you’re a fine tuned athlete…simply put them away, and bring them down to January’s Time Trial on 10 January.


T&F Holiday Period Training Arrangements

The last full T&F club training session will take place on Wednesday 21st December 2016 at Wishaw Sports Centre.  All groups return to usual training on Monday, 9 January 2017 at Ravenscraig RSF and Hamilton Palace Grounds and on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at Wishaw Sports Centre.

Coaches for each group will be in touch directly with details of training arrangements over the holiday period, especially for those athletes competing in the first Indoor League Meet at the Emirates on 8 January 2017.  Please contact your/your child’s coach for further details, if required.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment during 2016. Wishing you all a happy and peaceful time over the festive season.

AGM Announcement 2016

In accordance with the constitution of Motherwell Athletics Club, the Annual General Meeting of the club will be held on Thursday 27th October at 8.15pm, in the College Lecture Room at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

All members and parents are invited and will be very welcome.  It is important that we have as many members and parents in attendance as possible to hear what the club has been doing over the course of the year and to show support for the development of the club.  We would especially encourage more members and parents from the Track and Field section to attend the meeting which usually lasts no more than an hour.

We are keen to recruit new members to the Committee both in terms of Office Bearers and in general roles and we are keen to hear from you either before the meeting or on the evening itself.

In the meantime, this announcement is to provide notice of the AGM and to invite any motions for discussion or decision.  Motions to be discussed must be submitted in writing to the Club Secretary, Peter Blackmore, at least one week before the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM. If you wish to submit apologies in advance, please contact

Ewen Cameron


RR Championship Race Change of Venue (3rd Sept – Linwood Parkrun)

Due to the Inter Region Triathlon Championships being held at Strathclyde Park on 3 & 4 September the Parkrun has been cancelled that weekend.

The RRs Sub-Committee considered changing the date of our race, but voted narrowly in favour of a change of venue. We considered Livingston, Linwood, Pollock and Silverknowes.

Again by a slim majority, Linwood was the new venue approved by the sub-committee. Linwood is apparently a flat fast two lap course and the event takes place at ON-X Linwood, Brediland Road, Linwood, PA3 3RA at the usual time of 9.30 AM.Sorry if this causes you any inconvenience.

Joe Hoolaghan, on behalf of the RRs Sub-Committee.

Starters Needed for Scottish Athletics

Scottish Athletics are running short of Officials to cover all the events that go on in Scotland.  One of the lowest groups is the Starter/ Starters Assistant.

Therefore Scottish Athletics are running a Come & Try Starting at the Age Group championships on the 20th and 21st of August. Interested people can come along between 11:30 & 2:30 and be shown the ropes from a UK Athletics qualified Starter.

Without the expertise of Officials athletics in Scotland would not exist.

Please see this poster for more information.


New Motherwell AC Shop

The new Motherwell AC shop is now open for business!

On this web shop you can order club vests, hoodies and the NEW Motherwell AC short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts.  Sizing for the new t-shirts are the same as your vest size.

To order you need to setup a simple account with Kukri.  All kit will be delivered centrally and then distributed by the club kit manager and their helpers!

The consolidated order can’t be processed for manufacturing until the shop has closed, therefore, the shop will close on Sunday the 10th of April.

It should be really self explanatory to use, however if you’re really stuck email Kevin Durnian or contact Kukri direct on 01772 338899 if you have any payment issues

Visit the club shop now:

MAC Ceilidh 2016 Countdown

A reminder to all road-runners, track and field athletes and your friends and family; this year’s Ceilidh will be on Saturday 27 February in St Bride’s Hall, Motherwell at 7.30 pm.  Tickets £7 for adults and £4 children, family of 4 £20.00.  Anyone with more than 2 children should speak to Elaine for a discounted price.  Great Ceilidh band, Haggis, neeps and tatties as well as kids meal all on offer.  Anyone with any special dietary requirements should speak to Elaine

Raffle prize donations would be greatly appreciated, just hand them into Elaine on any training night.  Elaine will also be selling raffle tickets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from now until the ceilidh.

Time Trial Cancelled

Tonight’s Time Trial Cancelled

We have had the tunnel connecting Strathclyde Park and Palace Grounds checked out twice today and the conditions in the tunnel are far to dangerous for racing (perhaps OK for passing through walking or jogging in daylight).

The Time Trial will be rescheduled and details will follow as soon as we sort something out.

I will get in touch with John Hughes about an alternative session for this evenings training.

Sorry if this causes you any inconvenience.


MAC Ceilidh – Saturday 27th Feb 2016

Ticket prices have been set for this year’s Ceilidh – £7 for adult tickets, £4 children (16 and under).   Family of four £20.00.   Anyone with a family of three or more children should speak to Elaine for a price.   Please contact Elaine for tickets.

The usual Haggis, Neeps and Tatties will be on offer, with Pizza and Chips for kids.  A vegetarian option will be on offer if required so if you have any special diet requirements please let Elaine know at time of booking tickets.

MAC Ceilidh – Saturday 27 February 2016

A reminder that MAC’s annual ceilidh will be held on Saturday 27 February in St Bride’s Hall, Motherwell.   The band as usual will be Andy Kane.   We’ll let you know ticket prices next week, but Elaine is starting to take names, so if you’re looking for tickets please let her know via Facebook, mobile 07951 960469 or in person.   Children , family and friends are all welcome.  Haggis, neeps and tatties will be on the menu with a vegetarian and kids option available too.

Raffle prizes would be appreciated – even those unwanted Christmas presents, we’ll make sure they go to a good home!   Bring them along to any club session and give them to Elaine.

Membership 2016

It’s that time of year again when memberships are also due for renewal.

As with previous years we are asking you to do this online at Entry Central to avoid any admin overhead for our already busy volunteers.

If you joined after 1st October 2015 then your membership is valid for 2016.

If you are a member of the track and field section, please also ensure that your monthly standing order of £5 is setup.

If you have any questions, see our membership page or please speak to Monica or one of the coaches.

Join Motherwell Athletics Club.

MAC Newsletter January 2016

MAC News January 2016

On that special link above you will find the first edition of the new MAC Monthly newsletter.

The plan is to have this distributed to all members through email over time, however I am currently having problems accessing entry central. Please note also that there may still be issues trying to renew membership, but hopefully they will be resolved ASAP. I look forward to your feedback on what I think can be a good communications tool going forward.

Thanks, Mark

Training Over Christmas – William’s and Intermediate Groups

William’s group has now finished training for the festive period and training starts back on Wednesday 6th December at Braidhurst Sports Barn.

For the Intermediate Group (coached by Craig, Jill, Lesley and Steven) training next Wednesday (23rd) is at Wishaw Track – this is of course dependent on the weather so please keep an eye on social media for updates.  There is no training on Monday 28th and Wednesday 30th.  There may be training on Monday 4th January – we will advise nearer the time.

Please see the updated Intermediate Group Training Calendar.

T&F Winter Training Arrangements

Please note that for those who train with William, Jill, Lesley, Craig and Steven on a Wednesday night, training in December and January is at Braidhurst Sports Barn in Motherwell at the usual time of 6-7:45pm.

Athletes should not just be dropped off but taken in to the facility and not left until a member of the coaching team is there.

We will collect £1 from each athlete to help cover the cost of the hire of the hall (this is instead of the £1.80 paid for Wishaw).

With the recent track closures it has come to our attention that we may not have the most up to date contact information – if your details have changed please let a coach know and our records will be updated.

For those who train with Jill, Lesley, Craig and Steven please see the training calendar which lists

  • Training Sessions
  • Open Graded Events we are encouraging the group to enter and
  • Indoor Competitions (the team is selected by the coaches).

If you have any questions, please contact one of the coaches.

AGM Information and Agenda for All Members

All members, please note that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 22 October in the Clyde Room at the Watersports Centre, Strathclyde Park, commencing at 8.15pm.

Please make every effort to support the club by attending the meeting.  All parents and junior members are invited and we would appreciate seeing a wider attendance than in recent years.

Please see the evenings agenda and the minutes from the 2014 AGM.

All Committee Office Bearer and General positions are open for election by the membership, up to and including on the evening.

No additional business items have been received.

We look forward to seeing on the 22nd.

MAC Endurance Weekend Timetable (4-6 Sept, Glenmore Lodge)


  • 3pm – Loch Morlich Saunter (4-5 miles easy run).
  • Bar meals available until 9pm.
  • (Georgia v Scotland 5:00pm).
  • 10:00pm – Lights Out


  • 7:45 – 8:30am – Breakfast in Canteen.
  • 9:00am – Presentation in Lecture Theatre.
  • 10:30am – Highland Fartlek (6-8 miles).

Packed Lunch collected after breakfast each day and can be eaten in the canteen.

  • 2:00pm – Pilates & Cocktails with Mae & Elaine.
  • 2:30pm – 7:00pm free time to explore and enjoy the area.
  • 7:00pm – Dinner in the Canteen.
  • 8:30pm – Club Quiz – followed by a singalong with Emma.
  • 10:15pm – Lights out


  • 7:45 – 8:30am – Breakfast in Canteen.
  • 9:00am – Presentation in Lecture Theatre.
  • 10:00am – Glenmore Glide (4-6 miles easy run).

Tea, Coffee, Juice and Water available all day long.

Bus to Bute Highland Games (Now Full)!

The bus to the Bute Highland Games on Saturday 22 August is now full and we have a waiting list so it’s even more important that if you are calling off, or your numbers go down, you let Elaine know as soon as possible.

The only changes to the list of names that was published last week are:

  • Mark Gallagher – no longer going, but in his place is Gary Wood
  • Ross McLean x1

Bus to Bute Highland Games

We’ve had a tremendous response this year for the bus to and from the Highland Games so Elaine has put together a list of the names and seats required so far.  If your name is not on the list, or your numbers have changed in anyway, please let Elaine know (via one of the methods below) immediately as we need to finalise the size of bus very soon.

NameNo of Seats
Ewen Cameron4
Jim White1
Peter Blackmore3
Jane Wedlock3
James Proffitt3
Graham McEwan1
Susan Stewart McKillop5
Elaine Jamieson2
Mark Gallagher1
Claire & Nick Hughes2
Craig MacKenzie1
Gillian McCaffer2
David Bradley2
William & Elizabeth Martin2
Pat Allan5
Mark Paterson1
Chris Macdonald1
Dougie Waddell1
Tracy Lamont1
John Burns1
Wendy & David2
Vicki Wright1
Mae McIsaac1
Steven McCaw1
Katelyn McGeever1
Emma Stevenson1
Donald McCaffer1

Club Survey

Attention all members!

The Committee of Motherwell Athletics Club are the management group elected by the Club Membership at the Annual General Meeting.  We are here to manage the club on behalf of the members and we want to hear your feedback on the positive aspects of the club and areas where we can improve.

We are all volunteers so do remember that your involvement and support will always be welcomed.

Thanks in the meantime for completing the questionnaire, which is designed to help us establish a new Club Development Plan and reach our full potential together.

The questionnaire will remain open for responses until Sunday 14 June 2015.

You can access the survey here –

MAC Selected As Host Club For 2015 West District Cross Country Relays

For some, the Cross Country season is a recent memory, however for others, the planning is just  beginning!

We are delighted to announce that Motherwell AC has been selected as the Host Club for the 2015 West District Cross Country Relays.

These will be held on Sunday 11 October at the stunning Hamilton Park Racecourse. In time, we will be looking for LOTS of help both in the lead up, and for on the day. More news to follow in due course….


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