PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR SENIOR ENDURANCE ATHLETES PARTICIPATING IN TRACK SESSIONS AT WISHAW SPORTS CENTRE

Senior Endurance members who participate in the Club Saturday morning summer training sessions at Wishaw Sports Centre will no longer need to pay at Reception to access the track.
Motherwell AC has booked and paid for exclusive use of the track for Club members.
Sessions will be £2 each. At the end of each month, participants’ attendance will be summarized from the club register and the relevant sum automatically collected by Direct Debit through LoveAdmin.com, which is an easy and convenient way of contributing the appropriate amount towards the cost of hiring the venue.

This Month’s Senior Endurance Time Trial takes place on Tuesday 6 April

We are returning to a ‘real’ version of the Time Trial on Tuesday 6 April @ 6.30 PM.

 

While the travel restrictions remain in place we will have one group starting in Strathclyde Park and a second group starting from the Mausoleum in Hamilton.

 

Due to individual concerns or medical advice, members who do not wish to participate in the group session may submit a virtual time, as per previous guidance.  Your run can be completed anytime between now and Tuesday and must be submitted to Joe Hoolaghan (via messenger or email – joehoolaghan@motherwellac.com) by close of play on 6 April.  Participants may do this on two occasions during the season.  This limit does not apply to entirely virtual time trials (see 2021 TT rules on the TT Championship Page for more details – link attached).

 

Time Trial Championship 2021

SENIOR ENDURANCE RETURN TO TRAINING FROM SATURDAY 20 MARCH @ 9.30 AM

Senior Endurance will return to training from Saturday 20 March @ 9.30 AM.  Due to travel restrictions across Local Authority boundaries until 26 April, we will have two training locations:

The Water Sports Centre in Strathclyde Park for North Lanarkshire Residents; and

The Mausoleum in Hamilton Palace Grounds for South Lanarkshire Residents.

There is no need to book in advance as we can have multiple groups of 15s and have sufficient coaching cover, if the demand is there.  Social distancing (2 metres side by side, and 5 metres when running in single file) must be maintained before, during and after training.  Hand sanitizing gel will be available but it is advisable to bring your own.

We will be continuing with the current March Training Schedule (see attached link) for the remainder of the month and new schedules for April and May will be published before the end of the month.

Senior Endurance Training Schedules

Please note – only current members on Loveadmin.com are eligible to attend training sessions.  Individuals on our waiting list are also eligible to attend, by invitation, for their free trial.

Virtual MAC Team Relays 2 – Results

The results of the second Virtual MAC Team Relay are out. An amazing twenty-six runners took part in this event, with twenty-five submitting times. But more on that later. Fastest female was Emma Morris in 21:18. Fastest male was David Gardiner in 17:20. But which team won…?


In emphatic manner, Team McColgan were the victors – congratulations to Paul Burns, Evan Crane, Scott Dickson, Marcus Whyte and Clare Barr. Scott has been in the winning team in both Virtual Team Relays this year – clearly a lucky mascot!


Congratulations also to Gillian McCaffer who beat her 5k PB during her run.


Commiserations to David Hoolaghan who was an unfortunate DNF.


Thanks to Douglas Samson for stepping in to replace David in Team Muir. And beating his 5k PB in the process.


Above all else, thank you all for supporting this event – the number of runners certainly exceeded expectations! Hopefully you enjoyed a bit of friendly competition and banter with your club-mates.


Full results below:


1st – Team McColgan (1:43:33)
Paul Burns – 17:42
Evan Crane – 18:46
Marcus Whyte – 21:19
Scott Dickson – 22:21
Clare Barr – 23:25


2nd – Team Reekie (1:47:00)
Ewen Cameron – 19:17
Graeme Kennedy – 20:29
Lauren Wyllie – 21:39
John Hughes – 22:20
Kevin McPhillips – 23:15


3rd – Team Hawkins (1:47:03)
David Gardiner – 17:20
Gillian McCaffer – 22:10
Miranda Richmond – 22:25
Robert Pattinson – 22:28
Scott Kelman – 22:40


4th – Team Wightman (1:47:30)
Iain Campbell – 19:35
Nick Hughes – 20:16
Emma Morris – 21:18
Steven McCaw – 22:38
Phyllis Hands – 23:43


5th – Team Muir (1:51:50)
Mark Ellis – 20:01
Douglas Samson – 20:09
Brian McLinden – 21:23
Alastair Loudon – 23:04
Mark Smellie – 27:13


Next time might not have to be virtual…

SENIOR ENDURANCE RETURN TO TRAINING IS PLANNED FOR SATURDAY 20 MARCH 2021

Following Scottish Athletics Updated Covid-19 Level Framework Senior Endurance return to training is planned for Saturday 20 March 2021.  The coaches will be reviewing the new Scottish Athletics guidance in the coming days to develop a detailed plan.  We will be back in touch by the middle of next week with the formal arrangements for our return.  We look forward to seeing you once again at organised group training.

Scottish Athletics Changes to Covid-19 Level Framework 11 March 2021

As of 11 March Scottish Athletics has updated it Covid-19 Level Framework which allows a return to training for all age groups from Friday 11 March 2021 within specific criteria.   A link to the Covid-19 Level Framework is set out below, and summary of key changes follow.

Further information on the plans for returning to training will follow from next week.

Scottish Athletics Covid-19 Level Framework

 

The key changes are summarized below:

 

From Friday 12 March,

 

Age 11 and under (Level 4)

  • Children aged 11 and under can take part in outdoor organised athletics training, group exercise and competition (internal only) within their usual club or facility environment.
  • An outdoor sporting ‘field of play bubble’ for children aged 11 and under can consist of up to 30 people, including coaches and officials, at any one time.
  • Children are not required to physically distance. Coaches and officials should maintain physical distancing where possible.
  • Where there are multiple bubbles operating at the same venue risk assessments must be completed to ensure there can be no mixing of participants before, during or after the activity.

 

Age 12+ (Level 4)

  • Those aged 12+ and over can take part in organised athletics training, group exercise and competition within their usual club or facility environment.
  • Group sizes of up to 15 people, including coaches and officials, are permitted at any one time.
  • Physical distancing should be maintained at all times.
  • Where there are multiple bubbles operating at the same venue risk assessments must be completed to ensure there can be no mixing of participants before, during or after the activity.

 

Travel

  • Children aged 17 years or under may travel into or out of a Level 4 area for organised athletics activity if that is where their club or activity normally takes place.
  • Adults (18+) should only travel locally (within their local authority area) to take part in organised sport or physical activity.
  • For informal exercise, people of all ages should only travel up to 5 miles from their local authority boundary.
  • Coaches and Jog leaders can travel across local authority boundaries to coach/lead. However, please remember to minimise travel where possible.

Virtual MAC Team Relays – Teams

Teams:

Twenty-five members have entered this weekend’s Virtual MAC Team Relays. They have been split into five teams of five, ready for some fun competition over the 5k distance. The teams are:


Team Hawkins (David Gardiner, Gillian McCaffer, Miranda Richmond, Robert Pattinson, Scott Kelman)
Team McColgan (Clare Barr, Evan Crane, Marcus Whyte, Paul Burns, Scott Dickson)
Team Muir (Alastair Loudon, Brian McLinden, David Hoolaghan, Mark Ellis, Mark Smellie)
Team Reekie (Ewen Cameron, Graeme Kennedy, John Hughes, Kevin McPhillips, Lauren Wyllie)
Team Wightman (Emma Morris, Iain Campbell, Nick Hughes, Phyllis Hands, Steven McCaw)


Each team member should race a 5k during the run window and submit this. Full details are included below.


Run Window:

The run window for this will be Thursday 11th March at 00:00 until Sunday 14th March at 18:00.


Routes:

Any location can be chosen for the run as long as there is no net downhill elevation to the route. The start and finish points should be close together. Loops can be used, but loops must be at least 1km in length. Out and back routes are also acceptable.


Submitting Times:

Times for the 5k run (preferably with a GPS activity from Strava/Garmin/etc) should be posted in MAC Members Facebook group or sent to alanstrang@motherwellac.com. The deadline for submitting times will be 19:00 on Sunday 14th March.


Results:

Results will be collated and posted as soon as possible after the submission deadline on Sunday evening.


Prizes:

There are no prizes, just hearty congratulations from your teammates. Hopefully.

Virtual MAC Team Relays – 5k

Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th March 2021


Overview:

The second Virtual MAC Team Relays for Senior Endurance take place next month. What is it all about? Same as last time – participating athletes will be formed into teams, and each team member has to run the event distance of 5k. The times for all team members are combined, and the team with the quickest overall time wins.


Eligibility:

Only current members of Motherwell AC [on LoveAdmin] can participate.


Entries:

Anyone wishing to participate should indicate in MAC Members Facebook group or send an email to alanstrang@motherwellac.com. The closing date for entries will be midnight on Monday 8th March.


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 on Wednesday 10th March, prior to the run window opening. Team size will be 3 or 4, depending on the overall number of participants. Late entries may be invited to help make up full teams.


Run Window:

The run window for this will be Thursday 11th March at 00:00 until Sunday 14th March at 18:00.


Routes:

Any location can be chosen for the run as long as there is no net downhill elevation to the route. The start and finish points should be close together. Loops can be used, but loops must be at least 1km in length. Out and back routes are also acceptable.


Submitting Times:

Times for the 5k run (preferably with a GPS activity from Strava/Garmin/etc) should be posted in MAC Members Facebook group or sent to alanstrang@motherwellac.com. The deadline for submitting times will be 19:00 on Sunday 14th March.


Results:

Results will be collated and posted as soon as possible after the submission deadline on the Sunday evening.


Prizes:

There are no prizes, just hearty congratulations from your teammates. Hopefully.

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