MAC Senior Endurance Relays – 2 Miles

Saturday 7th August 2021


OVERVIEW:

The fourth MAC Team Relays for Senior Endurance take place next month. This will be exactly the same as the event back in May that seemed to go down well. So participating athletes will be formed into teams, and each team member has to run one leg of two miles. First team home wins.


ELIGIBILITY:

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


ENTRIES:

Anyone wishing to participate (or to help out on the day) should indicate in the MAC Members Facebook group or send an email to alanstrang@motherwellac.com. The closing date for entries will be midnight on Tuesday 3rd August.


TEAMS:

Participating athletes will then be formed into teams with the intention to make all teams as similar in overall ability as possible. Teams will be announced by Thursday 5th August. Team size will ideally be 4, but this depends on the overall number of participants.


RUNNING ORDER:

It is up to each team to decide on its running order. The only requirements are that each team member runs at least one leg, and each team must run four legs. So for incomplete teams, team members may run additional legs in order to complete the relay.


NON-ENTRANTS:

Members who do not enter prior to the deadline are still welcome to participate. But by not entering they cannot be placed in the initial team allocation. Instead, they will be used to make up any incomplete teams, replace injured runners, or make up their own team on the day with other non-entrants. In the worst case scenario, they can run the two miles for the individual challenge.


ON THE DAY:

This event will be the club training session for Saturday 7th August. Please meet at the Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre by 9.30am. The action will commence at approximately 9.50am, and certainly by 10am.


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


If you can also bring some safety pins for the home-made race numbers, that would be appreciated. Some will be made available, but possibly not sufficient for all.


ROUTE:

The route will be a mini version of the Strathclyde parkrun and can be viewed here: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1537352

Upcoming Events for Senior Endurance

Senior Endurance members have enjoyed some internal club competition recently, such as the relays and the team challenge. The action continues over the next few months. In addition to the monthly Time Trial Championship, here are some dates for your diary.


Tuesday 20th July – Pace Judgement Session


This is not an ‘event’ as such, but unusual enough to warrant a mention. Predict your time for the 4-mile route and then see how close you can get to it. No watches or phones will be allowed. Who will be closest?


Saturday 31st July – John Lucas Memorial Relay


Senior endurance is looking to enter one or more teams into this Strathaven-based 46-mile relay event.


Tuesday 17th August – MAC Team Relays – 2 mile (TBC)


The popular relay event from May returns; this time on a Tuesday to avoid any possible parkrun clash.


Saturday 18th September – Senior Endurance 3000m Championship Race


Traditional annual track race for Senior Endurance, held during the T&F Club Championship event at Wishaw.


Saturday 16th October – MAC Team Challenge – 5k (TBC)


June’s 5k Team Challenge is back. If parkrun has returned, our challenge will be done as part of that. Otherwise, we will do our own thing again.

SENIOR ENDURANCE IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

SENIOR ENDURANCE IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS

As we emerge from Covid-19 restrictions we are now in position to actively recruit new members to the club.  We cater for a mixed range of abilities for adults from 18-year-olds upwards within Senior Endurance.  If you are interested in joining us but are not sure if we are the club for you – we are currently offering a one month’s free trial for you to try out with us.  Just click on the membership Enquiries link below to find out more about us, fill out the enquiry form and we will contact you about the next steps.

Membership Enquiries – Motherwell AC

John Lucas Memorial Relay 2021

There is growing interest within Senior Endurance to enter one or more teams in this year’s John Lucas Memorial Relay, to be held on Saturday 31st July. Teams of five will tackle the 46-mile route, starting and finishing in Strathaven, and including a traversal of the Whitelee Windfarm.


If you would like to put your name forward for consideration and haven’t already done so, please a) reply to the post in MAC Members, b) let David Gardiner know, or c) send an email to alanstrang@motherwellac.com.


Full details are available at https://www.entrycentral.com/strathavenJLM but entries will be co-ordinated by David.

REMINDER – SENIOR ENDURANCE 5K CHALLENGE

MAC Senior Endurance 5k Team Challenge Reminder

Tuesday 15th June 2021

REMINDER:

A reminder that this evening sees the MAC 5k Team Challenge.  Please see the earlier post for full details.  Club kit is NOT required for this event.

ENTRIES:

No pre-entries are required for this event.  Anyone wishing to participate should just turn up to training on Tuesday as normal.

START TIME:

This event will be the club training session.  Please meet at the Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre by 6.30pm. The action will commence after teams have been formed and everyone has had an opportunity to warm-up.·

MAC Senior Endurance 5k Team Challenge

Tuesday 15th June 2021


OVERVIEW:

Following a successful team relay event last month… June sees something different. A team challenge. What’s that? Well, rather than team members running in sequence, everyone will set off at the same time and run the same distance. Like a race! The scoring system will allow a winning team to be determined. It is just a bit of fun, though, an excuse to push yourself over the 5k distance.


SCORING:

Points will be awarded to runners based on finishing position. First runner home scores 1 point for their team, second scores 2 points, etc. Points will be totalled up for each team with lowest total winning. So, to be clear: finishing position is key, not time.


TEAMS:

Attending members will be split into one of three teams at the start of the session using an ‘old school’ method. Coloured stickers will be provided to be worn front and back, to make team identification easy during the race.


ELIGIBILITY:

Only current members of Motherwell AC [on LoveAdmin] and approved ‘trialists’ can participate. All are encouraged to participate, regardless of ‘pace’. Everyone is welcome.


ENTRIES:

No pre-entries are required for this event. Anyone wishing to participate should just turn up to training on Tuesday as normal.


START TIME:

This event will be the club training session for Tuesday 15th June. Please meet at the Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre at 6.30pm. The action will commence after teams have been formed and everyone has had an opportunity to warm-up.


ROUTE:

The route to be used will be the Strathclyde parkrun route.

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