30th ANNIVERSARY CEILIDH ON SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY IN ST BRIDE’S HALL, COURSINGTON ROAD, MOTHERWELL ML1 1PP @ 7 PM
By now, you will probably have seen the email about the forthcoming 30th Anniversary Ceilidh. Scottish Government have relaxed the restrictions on hospitality and we can confirm that the Ceilidh will definitely be going ahead.
The Ceilidh is open to members and their family and friends. To book your tickets speak to any of the coaches to put your name plus number of tickets forward to the club secretary or alternatively email email@example.com. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children.
There will be a fantastic Ceilidh Band, Dancing, Haggis Neeps and Tatties (including a vegetarian version), Raffles, and lots of fun.
We need raffle prizes too, so please donate what you can – spirits, wine, chocolates, toiletries, gift vouchers etc. Elaine Jamieson will be happy to collect any raffle prizes from you at training.
We look forward to seeing you there for another great night.
The delayed Lanarkshire AAA Cross-country Championships for 2021 will be held on Saturday 12th February. The venue will be Kirklandpark Primary School, Strathaven. This was the venue the last time this championship was held, back in November 2019, and a great location it turned out to be. The senior race (male and female combined) will commence at noon, and will be 6.4km.
Coming just two weeks before the National XC in Falkirk, this would be a great sharpener for that event. It would also make a lower-key debut for anyone wanting to try their first cross-country race. Indeed, due to the late announcement of this event, it will not be included in the club’s cross-country championship. So, in that respect, the pressure is off. But there ARE still LAAA XC medals up for grabs.
Entry is free for this race. Senior endurance athletes wishing to enter should email or private message Alan Strang (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday 26th January. Please also indicate your date of birth, as this is required on the entry form.
Below is a link to the latest guidance from Scottishathletics. There is essentially no change to indoor or outdoor training, apart from that adults must physically distance indoors (1m).
Events will be impacted, in particular adult indoor track races 200m+, are not permitted. Racing at the Emirates on 3rd (GAA 3000) and 8th (National Open) January is being looked at by Scottishathletics to hopefully still offer competition, but anyone competing should monitor any announcements.
Motherwell AC Athletes out in force at the Emirates Arena today 12 December 2021.
A strong MAC contingent visited The Emirates Arena today for the second Scottish Athletics Indoor League match of the winter season.
A number of young athletes from under 11 and under 13 were making their competitive debuts for the club and every athlete from under 11 through to under 20 competed superbly and as always, represented the club with pride.
Some tough competition and every one of the team gave 100% effort. Thanks to all the athletes who represented us so well, to all the coaches and team managers, and for terrific support from the parents. Well done to you all.
Motherwell AC endorses the principles of equality and inclusion in our sport.
The Rainbow Laces campaign is asking participants to show their support for LGBTQ+ equality in sport, and is running from 25th November to 12th December.
Find out more here: RAINBOW LACES
MOTHERWELL AC ATHLETES OUT IN FORCE ON SUNDAY 21 NOVEMBER
We had a MAC contingent of four running in the UK’s oldest road race The Brampton to Carlisle 10 Miler. The provisional results are in:
Jim White – 65:00
Scott Kelman -72:21
Alastair Loudoun – 73:53
Gillian McCaffer – 78:01
Well done troops 👏👏👏
Down in the Borders we had Evan Crane running in the Tweed Valley Ultra 65 KM race where he finished 18th in 6 hours 44 minutes and 31 seconds. A fantastic effort from Evan 👏👏👏
Keep the updates coming. Joe
Congratulations go to Tom Timmons (Silver) and Joey Leach (Bronze) for achieving podium finishes at Livingston on Saturday 13 November. Well done from everyone at Motherwell AC 👏👏👏
David Gardiner defended his title and took Gold in the MV50 category with Phyllis Hands winning Bronze in the FV60 category. Well done from everybody at Motherwell AC.
In total we had 14 athletes competing at Lanark yesterday who did the club proud.