The results of the first Virtual MAC Team Relay are out. Fifteen members braved freezing conditions and dodged the lockdown hordes to submit a time. Fastest male was David Gardiner in 10:07, while the fastest female was Lauren Wyllie in 12:58. But which team won…?
Team Chatelherault were the victors – congratulations to Nick, Scott, Lauren and Phyllis!
Full results below:
1st – Team Chatelherault Nick Hughes – 10:57 Scott Dickson – 11:36 Lauren Wyllie – 12:58 Phyllis Hands – 14:54 Total Time – 50:25
2nd – Team Ravenscraig Alan Strang – 11:42 Robert Pattinson – 12:44 Gillian McCaffer – 13:21 Miranda Richmond – 13:23 Total Time – 51:10
3rd – Team Bellziehill David Gardiner – 10:07 Scott Kelman – 12:55 Steven McCaw – 13:08 Charlotte Hands – 16:10 Total Time – 52:20
DNF – Team Furlongs John Hughes – 12:15 Brian McLinden – 12:17 Clare Barr – 14:12 Alastair Loudon – –:– Total Time – Incomplete
Many thanks to all who participated in this event. A second virtual team relay has been pencilled in for mid-March, this time over the 5k distance.
As previously notified, the Senior Endurance Time Trial Championship makes a welcome return for 2021. It is hoped that a combination of virtual and actual events will allow the championship to run throughout the year.
The championship kicks off in February. Due to current restrictions, this will be a virtual event. It will be held over a four day period (Saturday 6th – Tuesday 9th February).
The rules for the championship have been updated to take into account the changes and flexibility required this year. These are available on the website (https://motherwellac.com/championships/time-trial-championship-2020) and all members are encouraged to read them.
One key aim is to allow as many participants as possible to start scoring from the first round. All members who took part in at least one club time trial (actual, virtual, Christmas) in 2020 can score points in February. Any member who wishes to participate but DIDN’T do a time trial last year can run a solo time trial during January. Their time and GPS activity can be submitted to Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org or by messenger. This time will be used to determine their handicap, also allowing them to score points in February.
It is hoped that as many members as possible support the club and take part in this year’s time trial championship.
We had 23 athletes competing in the first Time Trial of the season. This one was just a warm up for the competition proper which runs from February to November (no points awarded for this one). None the less, we still have winners and the wooden spoon.
First male was Douglas Samson and first female across the line was Gayle Samson – well done to the Samsons and everyone who made it down to Strathclyde Park for the race. Dougie O’Hare picked up the first wooden spoon of the season.
Thanks to Anne Hughes, John Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon and all of the helpers for getting the 2018 TT season underway.
Please remember this race does not count for points but does count for markers and as one of your last three best times. We still have our male and female winners and the Wooden Spoon to present after the race.
Reminder – The first Time Trial of the year takes place next Tuesday 9 January meeting at the Boathouse Gym reception @ 6.30 pm.
1. This race is not part of the championship. 2. It does count for markers and the best of your last three times. 3. We are planning to trial a new course which will be tested out again on Thursday night. 4. Remember to wear hi-viz and a head torch if you have one. 5. If you are free to help please reply to the post on Facebook.
We do need a couple of people with torches at the tunnel.
We had a brilliant turn out of 35 athletes for the final race in this year’s Time Trial Championship. The weather was cold but thankfully the ice had not affected the paths for the duration of the race. Well done to everybody who made it down for tonight’s race.
Tracey Lamont won the women’s race breaking the 29 minute mark for the first time, and John Burns won the men’s race in PB of 27:39. Gary Wood picked up the wooden spoon in a slower than usual time.
The full results with the winners of this year’s champions will follow tomorrow.
Thanks to Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon, Ally Robb, and Angela Downie for helping the race go smoothly once again.
We had 28 athletes taking part in this evening’s Time Trial Handicap Race. The weather gods were with us once again and we had some great performances (full results to follow tomorrow). Miranda Richmond won the women’s race in 30:37. John Burns won the men’s race in 29:12. Peter Blackmore picked up the wooden spoon in an uncharacteristically slow time. Well done to Miranda, John, Peter and everyone who made it down to Strathclyde Park tonight.
Thanks to Irene Kerr, Margaret Hoolaghan, Nick Hughes, Andrew Steel, and Douglas & Gayle Samson for helping make things run smoothly.
Scottish Athletics Updated Covid-19 Guidance: 19 January 2021
Scottish Athletics have issued guidance that all restrictions previously issued now remain in place until further notice. The club committee confirms that all formal club activity also remains suspended until […]