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.
Here’s a post for facebook.
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.
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 email@example.com or complete the following form at: London 2017 Sports Group Application Form
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.
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.
Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore,
Inverness-shire, Scotland, PH22 1QU
Lodge Phone Number: 01479 861256
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!
Chair, Motherwell Athletics Club
Pick up times have been arranged as follows:
- Wishaw Sports Centre Car Park â€“ 8.30 am
- Boathouse â€“ 8.45 am
We are aiming for 10.16 am Ferry at Wemyss Bay.
- 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
Itâ€™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 isnâ€™t quite the BBQ weather weâ€™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 â€˜Traditional Gamesâ€™ on the day!! Have dry clothing at the ready!!
Previous BBQs have been well attended and enjoyed by everyone whoâ€™s been there, so we hope this one wonâ€™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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More info can be found at :
Inspired by Vicki and Claire, Motherwell AC are going to try and win tickets to Strictly Come Dancing, Live in Blackpool.
After the Time Trial on Tuesday, put your Club vest on and join Vicki and Claire to do The Strictly.
Learn the 8 simple steps of Strictly Come Dancingâ€™s new signature routine, The Strictly.
Motherwell AC has been allocated two club entries for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.
Anyone who wishes to be entered into the Club Ballot, must be a fully paid up, first-claim adult member on 1st March 2015 and have received an official rejection from the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon ballot. Submit entries to Peter Blackmore.
The ballot will be drawn at the Club Presentation night on Friday 20th November 2015.
- 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 â€“ Highland Fartlek (6-8 miles).
Packed Lunch collected after breakfast each day and can be eaten in the canteen.
- 2:00pm â€“ Pilates & Cocktails with Mae & Elaine.
- 2:30pm â€“ 7:00pm free time to explore and enjoy the area.
- 7:00pm â€“ Dinner in the Canteen.
- 8:30pm â€“ Club Quiz – followed by a singalong with Emma.
- 10:15pm – Lights out
- 7:45 â€“ 8:30am â€“ Breakfast in Canteen.
- 9:00am â€“ Presentation in Lecture Theatre.
- 10:00am â€“ Glenmore Glide (4-6 miles easy run).
Tea, Coffee, Juice and Water available all day long.
The Bute Highland Games 10km took place on Saturday 22nd August. The club had some fantastic performances from its 24 representatives with a number of PBs achieved.
Well done to all who took part.
The bus going to Rothesay on Saturday will pick up at Wishaw Sports Centre car park at 8.00 am and the Boathouse, Strathclyde Park at 8.20 am. This should get us to Wemyss Bay for the 10.15 am ferry.
Returning on Saturday evening, the bus will leave Wemyss Bay at approx 7.40 pm (or shortly after the arrival of the 7.00 pm ferry). Ferries fill up quickly, so if you intend holding off for the 7.00 ferry, please make sure you are in the queue in plenty of time.
The bus to the Bute Highland Games on Saturday 22 August is now full and we have a waiting list so itâ€™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 â€“ no longer going, but in his place is Gary Wood
- Ross McLean x1
Weâ€™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.
|Name||No of Seats|
|Susan Stewart McKillop||5|
|Claire & Nick Hughes||2|
|William & Elizabeth Martin||2|
|Wendy & David||2|
This year’s Bute Highland Games (warning: website has a very loud sountrack) has been designated as a club day out once again.
The club will be running a free bus(es) from Wishaw/Motherwell to Wemyss Bay return. You pay the ferry and yourself into the games. As usual, family and friends are welcome and the bus is free for everyone going to the games.
The day typically starts with the MAC putting competition before we head for the games. There is a 10K Road Race which is very popular with the Road Runners, however, this is not a championship race so there is no pressure. Should you wish to enter, please fill in and return this form.
There are a whole host of Highland Games events and racing for younger age groups if they attend.
If you would like to go the Club Day Out, just reply to the post on Facebook or the message board with the number of seats you need on the bus.
Alternatively, let Elaine Jamieson know in person or by text (07951 960 469).
North Ayrshire Athletics Club are hosting a 10km on Sunday 6th September 2015 at 11am.
The cost is £10/£12 and athletes can enter on Entry Central.
Details are in this poster.
There is also a family fun day on the same day.
We are delighted to confirm that an endurance training weekend in Aviemore has been arranged for Friday 4th â€“ Sunday 6th September 2015. Accommodation and meals have been arranged at the sportscotland National Centre at Glenmore Lodge, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, offering members the chance to participate in a number of training sessions in the spectacular Highland countryside. All sessions will be led by Motherwell AC club coaches.
The proposed itinerary is that on Friday 4th September, members make their own way to Glenmore Lodge where bar meals will be available for purchase on arrival until 8.30pm. Car sharing is suggested or train to Aviemore where a taxi transfer will cost a few pounds for the four mile trip. Two nights accommodation based on twin rooms with breakfast, packed lunch and dinner on Saturday 5th September, and breakfast and packed lunch on Sunday 6th September are included in the special rate. Departure will be after lunch on Sunday.
Sessions will be available on both days with talks by specialists planned for both Saturday and Sunday.
Cost per person is £95 payable by 30th June. Places are strictly limited to 40 based on twin accommodation (16 twin en-suite rooms and 2 x 4 bed outdoor lodges). Due to the nature of the accommodation, the weekend is open to members aged 18 or over only on the date of departure.
To book places, please email email@example.com or text Ewen Cameron on 07979 149782
Spaces are available first come first served. Please again note that prices are based per person sharing a twin room or lodge of four.
For more on Glenmore Lodge please visit http://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk/
The Yoga sessions start back on Friday 24 April @ 6.30 PM in the Boathouse at Strathclyde Park.
For more information contact Mae McIsaac.