Toy Drive at Christmas Time Trial

It was decided at the committee meeting last night, that instead of a Secret Santa at the Christmas handicap race we’re going to do something a bit different.

We will be donating to a Toy Drive ran by the Motherwell Community Trust & the MFC Podcast to make sure underprivileged children in our area have a present on Christmas morning. All contributions are going to the Salvation Army in Bellshill.

So rather than bringing a gift for a fellow clubmate we ask that you bring a toy (any value, no matter how big or small) to the Xmas handicap race and the club will pass these gifts on.

Toy Drive!
Toy Drive!

Foodbank Collection at July 2017 Time Trial

The next time trial shall take place on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 6:30pm, starting at The Boathouse.

The club shall be collecting for the local food bank again at the Time Trial.  The following items are required if you wish to donate.

  • Super Noodles
  • Tinned Custard
  • Tinned Meat
  • Tinned Potatoes
  • Savory Rice
  • UHT Long Life Milk (Whole and Semi Skimmed)



June 2017 Time Trial and Food bank Collection

The next Time Trial takes place Tuesday 30th May at 6:30pm from The Boathouse, Strathclyde Park.

Please see the 2017 Time Trial page for handicaps and league tables.

The club will be collecting items for a local food bank at this session. Items required include

  • Super Noodles
  • Tinned Potatoes
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tinned Custard
  • Tinned Meat
  • UHT Longlife Milk (Whole & Semi Skimmed)
  • Long Grain Rice
  • Savoury Rice
  • Cuppa Soup

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).

Football Collection – Tue 4th Apr

We will once again be taking donations for the Lanarkshire Foodbank at Tuesday’s Time Trial. Any non perishable goods and toiletries are greatly accepted, however they are in particular need once again of the following items:

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

David Shaw, Manager of the Foodbank has accepted our invitation to come down to the Boathouse at the end of the TT to receive our donations, and this will give us the perfect opportunity to get some photographs taken, and perhaps some publicity for The Motherwell Times.




Foodbank Collection – January 2017

Apologies for this one being late.  Thanks to everyone who donated to the Foodbank at January’s Time Trial.  David Shaw, the Manager was delighted with MAC’s generous donations and was grateful to know that it will be a monthly going forward.  He asked me to pass on his heartfelt thanks.  They had a number of the supermarket donations over the Christmas period which they are still working their way through, so have asked that we skip a collection in February and before March’s Time Trial I will contact him for a list of the foods/toiletries they are running low on so that we can put a special emphasis on these.



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.


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