Time Trial Championship Returns For 2021

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 joehoolaghan@motherwellac.com 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.

Senior Endurance January 2018 Time Trial Results

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.

See the full results and the 2018 Time Trial Championship page for all championship details.

Senior Endurance January 2018 Time Trial – Handicaps

Please see the handicaps for the senior endurance January 2018 Time Trial which takes place on Tuesday 9th January 2018 @ 6:30pm from The Boathouse Gym, Strathclyde Park.

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.

There is also a new 2018 Time Trial Championship page which has the rules, handicaps and will have the rolling results/tables on it as the season progresses.

Remember – you must be a member to take part in the Championships so Join Us now!


January 2018 Time Trial

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.

Senior Endurance Christmas Time Trial 2017 and Road Runner of the Year

We had 22 athletes and a dog (Zara McIsaac) taking part in this year’s Christmas Handicap. Whilst this is a fun event we still have winners and a wooden spoon. So the first male was our very own Coach John Hughes (his first time trial win in 7 years) in 25:57 (his fastest time this year) and first female was Susan Stewart in an excellent time of 27:09. Winner of the wooden spoon was Mae McIsaac in a very mediocre time, although she was just pipped at the post by Peter Blackmore and Phyllis Hands.

Thanks to Santa’s helpers for making the race run so smoothly – Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon, Tommy Sneddon, and Angela Downie.

See the full results (December tab) however note this is not a championship race.

Back at the Electric Bar Jim White was voted Road Runner of the Year by his fellow athletes. Well done Jim from your all in the Senior Endurance section.

Jim White is this years “Road Runners, Road Runner of the Year”

West District Provisional Results

The Senior Endurance XC Championship Tables have been updated following yesterday’s West District Championships.

Well done to all of our athletes who braved the elements and competed at Irvine yesterday.  See below for results.


45 Paul Burns 36:07:00
63 Allan Cameron 37:21:00
107 Ewen Cameron 40:06:00
171 Scott Dickson 44:38:00
187 Graham McEwan 46:07:00
188 John Burns 46:18:00
205 Kevin McPhillips 49:17:00


88 Phyllis Hands 33:08:00
96 Joyce Allardice 33:26:00

LAAA XC Results

Motherwell AC Results from the LAAA XC Championships on 25 November

U13 Girls
20 Emma Kelly 8:06
23 Katie Howley 8:15
27 Ava Lenzi 8:29

U15 Girls
7th Joey Leach 11:19
13th Cara Baldwin 12:07

U17 Men
9th Dylan Drummond 14:42

Senior Women
3 Clare Hughes 30:23
8 Emma Hunter 33:36
18 Phyllis Hands 36:23
20 Joyce Allardice 36:31

Senior Men
9 Allan Cameron 26:12
11 Paul Burns 26:49
18 Alan Tait 28:04
35 Ross Thomson 29:33
38 Ewen Cameron 29:59
56 Graham McEwen 33:27
57 John Burns 33:30
63 Kevin McPhillips 35:17

Congratulations go to Clare Hughes for her bronze medal in the individual race and the senior women’s team (Clare Hughes, Emma Hunter and Phyllis Hands) who also picked up a bronze in the team event.

The Senior Endurance XC Championship tables have been updated on the club website and can be accessesed on the Cross Country Championship page.

Toy Drive at Christmas Time Trial

It was decided at the committee meeting last night, that instead of a Secret Santa at the Christmas handicap race we’re going to do something a bit different.

We will be donating to a Toy Drive ran by the Motherwell Community Trust & the MFC Podcast to make sure underprivileged children in our area have a present on Christmas morning. All contributions are going to the Salvation Army in Bellshill.

So rather than bringing a gift for a fellow clubmate we ask that you bring a toy (any value, no matter how big or small) to the Xmas handicap race and the club will pass these gifts on.

Toy Drive!
Toy Drive!

November Senior Endurance Time Trial & Time Trial Championship 2017 Results

November 2017 Time Trial

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.

Full results on the 2017 Time Trial Championship Page.

2017 Time Trial Championship Winners

Following the race we are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s championship.


  • 1st Equal – Elaine Jamieson and Tracey Lamont (52 points)
  • 2nd – Joyce Allardice (51 points)
  • 3rd – Patricia Allen (46 points)


  • 1st – Jim White (52 points)
  • 2nd – Christie Nisbet (43 points)
  • 3rd – Dougie O’Hare (40 points)

Well done to our medallists and everyone who took part in this year’s championship. Over the course of the season 25 women and 59 men took part in the 10 championship races.

Thanks once again for positively supporting the event for another year.


As above see the 2017 Time Trial Championship Page for full details and past results.

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