VIRTUAL SCOTTISH ATHLETICS 3K CHALLENGE – THE RESULTS

Nine senior endurance athletes took part in the recent Virtual Scottish Athletics 3k Challenge. Some were attempting to qualify for the National Short Course XC Championships, others simply leaving it all out there to see what they had in their legs. The results were:

Stephen Allen – 9:32

David Gardiner – 9:57

Evan Crane – 11:06

Alan Strang – 11:41

David Hoolaghan – 12:38

Scott Kelman – 12:42

Gary Arthur – 13:01

Clare Barr – 13:22

Kevin Mcphillips – 14:03

 

Congratulations again to Stephen Allen on another age category overall fastest time. And well done to all members who took part in this challenge.

The next Scottish Athletics virtual event is in early December – Road Challenge 2. This time athletes have a choice of 3k, 5k and 10k distances. Entries will be encouraged for this event nearer the time.

Alan Strang

Senior Endurance Captain

VIRTUAL SCOTTISH ATHLETICS 3K CHALLENGE – THE RESULTS

VIRTUAL SCOTTISH ATHLETICS 3K CHALLENGE – THE RESULTS

Nine senior endurance athletes took part in the recent Virtual Scottish Athletics 3k Challenge. Some were attempting to qualify for the National Short Course XC Championships, others simply leaving it all out there to see what they had in their legs. The results were:

Stephen Allen – 9:32

David Gardiner – 9:57

Evan Crane – 11:06

Alan Strang – 11:41

David Hoolaghan – 12:38

Scott Kelman – 12:42

Gary Arthur – 13:01

Clare Barr – 13:22

Kevin Mcphillips – 14:03

 

Congratulations again to Stephen Allen on another age category overall fastest time. And well done to all members who took part in this challenge.

The next Scottish Athletics virtual event is in early December – Road Challenge 2. This time athletes have a choice of 3k, 5k and 10k distances. Entries will be encouraged for this event nearer the time.

Alan Strang

Senior Endurance Captain

Covid-19: New update and Guidance for athletics 4 November 2020

Scottish Athletics has now issued the updated Covid-19 Guidance and Framework for Athletics.  The links are attached.  A summary of the updates to the guidance issued last week is also set out below.

Updated Level Framework for Athletics 4 November 2020

Covid-19 New Update and Guidance 4 November 2020

Summary of Updates:

 

Training Groups

  • Age 11 and under – outdoor – coaches are included in the total group size of 30.
  • Level 4 – outdoor – training group sizes should be reduced as follows:
    • Age 11 and under – maximum group size of 15 (not including coach)
    • Age 12-17 – maximum group size of 8 (not including coach)
    • Age 18+ – maximum group size of 8 (not including coach)
  • Age 18+ – indoor – in Level 3 no group activity is permitted. You can participate following Scottish Government household guidance (2 households, maximum 6 people)

 

Physical Distancing

  • Level 3 – outdoor
    • Where athletes aged 18+ may be in close contact for an extended period of time (e.g. longer than 15 minutes) we strongly recommend enforcing physical distancing.

 

Travel

  • Coaches can continue to travel to coach (both paid & voluntary) across local authority boundaries in all levels.
  • Participants under 18 years of age can travel to and from Level 0-3 areas (not Level 4) to take part in athletics activity.
  • Participants aged 18 years of age or over should, where possible, minimise unnecessary travel between areas. You can travel into a Level 3 area for athletics activity if it is within 5 miles from your local authority boundary.
  • For participants 18+ in a Level 3 area travel is permitted within and around 5 miles from your local authority boundary for athletics activity.
  • In Level 4 travel is only permitted within your own local authority area.
  • You should avoid any unnecessary travel to a Level 4 area.

Covid-19: New update and Guidance for athletics 4 November 2020

Scottish Athletics has now issued the updated Covid-19 Guidance and Framework for Athletics.  The links are attached.  A summary of the updates to the guidance issued last week is also set out below.

Updated Level Framework for Athletics 4 November 2020

Covid-19 New Update and Guidance 4 November 2020

Summary of Updates:

  • Training Groups
    • Age 11 and under – outdoor – coaches are included in the total group size of 30.
    • Level 4 – outdoor – training group sizes should be reduced as follows:
      • Age 11 and under – maximum group size of 15 (not including coach)
      • Age 12-17 – maximum group size of 8 (not including coach)
      • Age 18+ – maximum group size of 8 (not including coach)
    • Age 18+ – indoor – in Level 3 no group activity is permitted. You can participate following Scottish Government household guidance (2 households, maximum 6 people)
  • Physical Distancing
    • Level 3 – outdoor
      • Where athletes aged 18+ may be in close contact for an extended period of time (e.g. longer than 15 minutes) we strongly recommend enforcing physical distancing.
  • Travel
    • Coaches can continue to travel to coach (both paid & voluntary) across local authority boundaries in all levels.
    • Participants under 18 years of age can travel to and from Level 0-3 areas (not Level 4) to take part in athletics activity.
    • Participants aged 18 years of age or over should, where possible, minimise unnecessary travel between areas. You can travel into a Level 3 area for athletics activity if it is within 5 miles from your local authority boundary.
    • For participants 18+ in a Level 3 area travel is permitted within and around 5 miles from your local authority boundary for athletics activity.
    • In Level 4 travel is only permitted within your own local authority area.
    • You should avoid any unnecessary travel to a Level 4 area.

 

VIRTUAL SCOTTISH ATHLETICS 3K CHALLENGE – ENTER NOW

Virtual Scottish Athletics 3k Challenge

Following hot on the heels of last weekend’s Virtual Road Challenge comes the next in Scottish Athletics’ series of virtual events – the 3k Challenge.

For those who ran the 3k in the Road Challenge, this is a chance to get your pacing better and hopefully improve your time. For everyone else this is a chance to find out how much speed you have in your legs.

The twist for this event is it also serves as a qualifier for December’s National Short Course XC Championships (follow link for details). So even if running a fast 3k isn’t your thing, maybe XC is.

Let’s strive for as many MAC entrants as possible.

Virtual Scottish Athletics 3K Challenge – ENTER NOW

Virtual Scottish Athletics Road Challenge – Results

Virtual Scottish Athletics Road Challenge

The recent Virtual Scottish Athletics Road Challenge saw 13 senior endurance athletes represent Motherwell AC over the three available distances.

In the 3k event, 7 athletes took part resulting in MAC scoring two full teams (finishing 21st and 49th):

Stephen Allen – 9:34

Alan Strang – 11:59

Lauren Wyllie – 12:15

Alastair Loudon – 12:17

Claire Pollard – 13:05

Clare Barr – 13:14

Kevin Mcphillips – 13:47

 

The 10k event saw three entrants, and they led the team to an 11th place finish:

David Gardiner – 36:50

Scott Kelman – 47:50

Gary Arthur – 49:51

 

The longest event – the half marathon – had a trio of males taking part, with their team in 7th position:

Paul Burns – 1:18:59

David Hoolaghan – 1:43:22

Douglas Samson – 2:03:47

 

A special mention has to be given to Stephen Allen, David Gardiner and Paul Burns, each of whom were fastest in their age category. Well done! Also worthy of note is Claire Pollard for representing MAC for the first time, having only joined the club last week.

 

The next virtual event is in just over a week, a 3K-only challenge:

Scottish Athletics 3K Challenge

Yet Another PB For William!

Big congratulations to William Bailey  who has PB’d again today at the Autumn Throws Competition in Linwood.
William smashed the 30m barrier with a 50cm PB, throwing 30.48 in his final throw. A great season for him. Well done again, William!

New Members

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we are not currently accepting any new members however, if you would like to be added to the member waiting list please contact membership@motherwellac.com and whenever a vacancy occurs we will be in touch.

Scottish Athletics Updated Covid-19 Guidance for Areas under Local Measures – 21 October 2020

Attached is the link to the updated guidance for athletics from Scottish Athletics issued on 21 October 2020.  It extends the changes for areas with local measures to Sunday 1 November.

LOCAL MEASURES AND RESTRICTIONS

The main change affecting adults in the 5 areas including Lanarkshire is:

*Adults (18 years of age or older) can take part in organised outdoor athletics and running training, competition or events if all relevant guidance is followed.

However, adults must maintain physical distancing at all times.

*Continue to follow existing guidance on training groups and sizes.

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