Glenmore Lodge Weekend 2019

The Club are once again planning a training weekend in Aviemore.

At the moment we are trying to gauge interest for numbers so that we can get prices and firm up on plans.

For those who haven’t been on one of these training weekends before, we head up to Aviemore on Friday, checking in by 2pm.

You make your own way there or arrange to car share.

There is usually a run organised at 3pm before heading back to get changed for dinner.

You then have Friday evening to do your own thing.

Saturday morning is an interval session after your breakfast has been digested, followed by a short Pilates class after lunch.

You then have a few hours to yourself in the afternoon before dinner and a fun quiz on Saturday evening.

Sunday morning starts with breakfast followed by a run or walk depending on your preference.

Lunch is also provided on Sunday before heading home.

Accommodation is shared and full board.

We will also try to organise one or two talks over the weekend relating to running/training.

This weekend is open to both T&F and SE athletes. Previous weekends have taken place in September and this is the plan again this year depending on availability at Glenmore.

If this is something you are interested in, or would like further information on, please comment below or speak to Elaine Jamieson or Mae McIsaac.

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.

 

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 ccampbell@london2017.org.uk or complete the following form at: London 2017 Sports Group Application Form

 

Glenmore Lodge 2016

A note for all attending the Endurance Training weekend this coming Friday to Sunday….

An afternoon session has been added for those who arrive early. The programme is the linked document.

Changing is available on arrival and rooms will be ready from 3pm onwards.

Directions

From Aviemore, turn right towards Glenmore at the mini roundabout before you head into the town (Italian restaurant is on the roundabout).  Follow this road out into the forest and along the side of Loch Morlich.  A few miles out you will past a campsite on the right, and the reindeer centre on the left after which the entrance road to Glenmore Lodge is on your left.

Address details

Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore,
Inverness-shire, Scotland, PH22 1QU

Contact Details

Web: http://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk/

Lodge Phone Number: 01479 861256

Amenities

There is no mobile phone reception at the lodge however payphones are available. If you need to be contacted, the lodge number is 01479 861256 – Free wifi is available so you can Whatsapp, Facebook and Skype til your hearts content!

All towels etc. are provided as well as meals.  Just bring your running gear and any sports drinks etc.

If anyone needs a lift back on Sunday, Ewen has 3 spaces in his car.

Looking forward to another great weekend!

Ewen Cameron

Chair, Motherwell Athletics Club

Bute Highland Games Bus Travel Arrangements

Pick-Up Times

Pick up times have been arranged as follows:

  • Wishaw Sports Centre Car Park – 8.30 am
  • Boathouse – 8.45 am

We are aiming for 10.16 am Ferry at Wemyss Bay.

Return Journey

  • No later than the 6.15 pm ferry from Wemyss Bay
  • Bus will leave at 7.00 pm SHARP!

Any last minute call offs etc should text or phone Elaine 07951 960469

MAC BBQ – 3rd July 2016

It’s been a few years since we had our last MAC BBQ, so now that we have all this good weather, it has put us in the mood to rectify that.   The 2016 MAC BBQ will take place on Sunday 3 July at Flower Fairies Garden Centre, Rosebank (next to The Popinjay Hotel) from 1.00 pm.

Club member Andrew Scott, has very kindly offered his premises, which means even if it isn’t quite the BBQ weather we’re all hoping for, it can still go ahead!!!

The club will provide disposable BBQs, all you need to bring is your own food, drink and seating.  This is a club BBQ, so is open to Track & Field and Endurance Runners, family and friends.  The Hughes Family have very kindly, once again, offered to arrange the ‘Traditional Games’ on the day!!  Have dry clothing at the ready!!

Previous BBQs have been well attended and enjoyed by everyone who’s been there, so we hope this one won’t be any different.

We look forward to seeing you all there, but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please speak to Elaine Jamieson.

Bute Highland Games 2016

The club is running a bus to the Bute Highland Games for a club day out on Saturday 20th August.  There is the 10K Road Race (not part of the championship) for those who want to compete and there are various other track races available for all age groups.

The bus is open to members, family and friends.  The bus will be free, although a small deposit may be required to secure a seat, this is due to the large number of late call offs in recent years.  Folk will pay for the ferry from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay themselves.

What we need at this stage is a note of the numbers who will be requiring the bus.  Elaine Jamieson has once again kindly offered to organise the bus.  If you would like a seat(s) please reply to the post on Facebook, speak to Elaine directly, or text her on 07951 960 469. Please spread the word.

More details about pick up points, times, and the return journey will be published a bit nearer the time.

Ben Smith’s 401 Marathon Challenge

Our very own Everest Marathon Man Nigel Hetherington is organising Ben Smith’s 277th marathon on his 401 epic marathon journey on Friday 3 June.

If you fancy being part of this unique experience it starts at 10.00 am at Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth.

Please contact Nigel on 07938 921045 or email him on nigel.hetherington@hotmail.com. More info can be found at :

http://www.400400challenge.co.uk/marathons/marathon-277-perth

 

Recent News