Motherwell A.C. Masters Sprinters Won 6 Gold and 2 Silver medals at the recent Championships in the Emirates Arena.
Alan Robertson (M35) won Gold and PB’s in 60m (7.26) and 200m (23.35s). His 60m time in the heat was 7.24s equaling the Club record.
Alan was up against an ex-Scottish Internationalist and 2 current British Squad members. He dominated the M35 Sprints with his superb start, drive, focus and control, particularly in the 200m being in the outside lane.
Jim Smith M70 won 4 Golds – 60m (9.05s), 200m (30.4); Long Jump & Triple Jump. This success despite still recovering from a virus.
Jim, (72), sets a fine example of how Athletics can give a lifetime of fitness and fun.
Fiona Steele (W50) won Silver with a PB in 60m (8.93s). She also won Silver in the 200m (29.42s). The strength and speed endurance gained from Rugby coupled with pure speed, improvement in sprint technique and starts from blocks, has resulted in a huge improvement for Fiona over the past year.
Jim & Fiona go on to compete at the British Masters Championships in London.
Our Road Running Section had 3 Athletes competing
- Benny Hands (M55) won Gold in the 800m (02:23)
- Phillis Hands (W60) won Silver in the 800m (03:09) and 1500m (06:23)
- Jim White (M40) had PB’s in 800m (02:25) and 1500m (05:02). This was his first experience indoors.
Well done to the athletes from T&F who took part in the SAL Age Group Champs (U13/15/20) at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow at the weekend.
On Saturday, Katie Howley (U13G) smashed her recently achieved shot putt PB by throwing another (86cm!) PB of 5.36m. She set a further PB in the 200m race, running it in 33.78. William Bailey (U13B) also found good form in his 60m race, in a time of 9.92 and ran a SB in the 200m, clocking a time of 32.85.
On Sunday, two more athletes ran well in the U15G 800m race: Joey Leach in 2.37.80 and Cara Baldwin in 2.53.38.
It was a great weekend of athletics. Thanks to parents for their support and officials for a well run event.
The results from the last Open Graded event of the Indoor Season at Ravenscraig on the 30th of March are as follows:
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)
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
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
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!!
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.
Two U13 relay teams represented MAC at the Scottish Athletics Indoor League relay competition on Sunday 20th March.
The girls team (Jenna Booth, Taylor Frame, Katie Howley and Cavan Marie Ryan) ran a fantastic race, finishing 13th in a field of 27 teams with a time of 2.09.23.
The boys (Stuart Russell, Sam Kirkpatrick, William Bailey and Stuart Hawkins) also performed very well with a time of 2.10.01 and placed 14th out of the 22 teams taking part.
Thanks once again to parents and friends who supported this event and well done to the teams for such a great effort.
Some of our youngest athletes made their first ever appearance in a national competition at the U13/U20 and U15/U20 Age Group Championships in the Emirates Arena, Glasgow at the weekend. Great performances all round and some PBs too.
On Saturday, our youngest athlete, Stuart Hawkins, made it to the semi-final of the 60m and although he didn’t make the final, he achieved his second PB of the day in that race. Taylor Frame also bagged two great PBs in her 60m and 200m races. Cavan Marie was very close to her PBs in both events she competed in and performed well in a tough 800m race.
On Sunday, Zoe Hawkins knocked almost two seconds off her indoor PB in the U15G 800m race and was only three hundredths of a second off her previous best time outdoors.
A very worthwhile experience for all athletes in a slightly more formal race setting. Very well done everyone!
- Stuart Hawkins (U13B): 60m(h): 9.36 (PB); 60m(sf): 9.21(PB); 200m: 31.34 ; LJ, 3.98m.
- Taylor Frame (U13G): 60m: 9.62 (PB); 200m: 32.19 (PB).
- Cavan Marie Ryan (U13G): 800m: 2.54.47; LJ: 3.53m.
- Zoe Hawkins (U15G): 800m: 2.36.46
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.
Motherwell AC had a day littered with outstanding performances at the Scottish Indoor Masters (held at the Emirates) on 14th February. Our athletes achieved many medals and PBs.
|Athlete||Event 1||Event 2||Event 3|
|Jim Smith||60m Gold 9.03 PB||200m Gold 30.57 PB||Long Jump 4.09 PB|
|Alan Robertson||60m Silver 7.36 PB||200m Bronze 23.83 PB||Long Jump 4th 5.88|
|Fiona Steele||60m Silver 9.21 PB||200m Gold 29.39 PB|
|William Martin||60mH Silver 11.08 PB||200m Silver 28.35||400m Silver 62.32 PB|
|Clare Barr||800m Gold 2.34.96 PB|
|Benny Hands||800m Silver 2:28.41|
Alan was the fastest Scot. The guys who beat him were from England and in the GB squad.
Thanks to Bob McCrum and Jill Logan for supplying the times/positions.