U13 Boys – SAIL Relays 2019

Well done to MAC’s U13 boys: Liam, Nathan, Cameron and Ross who competed in the 4x200m SAIL Relays today at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow.

All four boys had great runs and handovers, and although they didn’t qualify for the final tonight, it was a great experience and a fun end to the indoor season for them.

Thanks also to parents and coaches for supporting this event.

LAAA Results – 1st Sept

We had a number of medalists at the recent LAAA.


  • 100m Snr Men Churchill Trophy – Joseph McCluskey 12.17.
  • 800m Snr Men Tom Timmons 1.59.3.
  • 800m U17 Men Dylan Drummond 2.05.54.
  • 800m U17 Women Joey Leach 2.24.51
  • Shot Put u17 Men Jay Steele 8.43m.


  • 100m u15 Boys Matthew Taylor 12.86.
  • 100m u13 Girls Hannah Dwyer 13.83
  • 1500 Snr Men Stephen Allen 4.26.28.
  • 1500m U17 Women Cara Baldwin 5.40.68.
  • u13 Girls Shot Put Ava Lenzi  8.10m.
  • u13 Girls Javelin Lucy Robertson 20.68m.
  • u17 Men 200m Gabriel McCluskey.


  • 100m Snr Men Christopher Yau 12.68.
  • 100m u17 Women Sophie Dwyer 13.62.
  • 200m u13 Girls Emma Gilchrist 29.13.
  • 1500m Snr Men Jim White 4.27.94.

Other notable performances



  • Lauren McNair 9.49.
  • Amy Finnigan 10-09.
  • Lucia McKenna 10.11.
  • Max Burbidge 11.41.


  • Lucia McKenna 2.18.88.

Long Jump

  • Lauren McNair 3.14m.



  • Emma Kelly 14.08.
  • Orla Wheatley 14.19.
  • Lucy Robertson 14.94.
  • Carla Verrecchia 15.41.
  • Ross Duffin 14.45.


  • Hannah Dwyer 29.56.
  • Orla Wheatley 31.63.
  • Ross Duffin 29.73.
  • Liam Ross 35.64.


  • Emma Kelly 2.36.19.
  • Ava Lenzi 2.43.01.
  • Liam Ross 2.55.9

Long Jump

  • Emma Gilchrist 3.70m.
  • Orla Wheatley 3.62m.
  • Ross Duffin 3.82.
  • Liam Ross 3.69m.

Shot Put

  • Nathan Steele 4.42m


  • Cavan Marie Ryan 100m – 14.17 and Long Jump – 3.86m.
  • Matthew Taylor 200m 27.17.


  • 100m Gabriel McCluskey 12.74.
  • 800m – Jay Steele 2.15.61.

n.b. – u15 Girls 200m – with 20m to go and in a clear 3rd place, Katie Howley tripped and fell. She showed true grit and determination by getting up and finishing the race. Although placed last she was a real winner with the spectators who gave her warm applause. Fortunately, she wasn’t injured. She recovered well to compete a week later in the CSSAL league match running a super 200m.


Senior / Master slots to fill for track league meeting

There are several available team spots for this last league meeting of the season – this Sunday, 9th September at Grangemouth.

Masters Women – 3000m A string, 1500m B string.

Senior Women – 3000m A & B strings, 1500m B string.

Masters Men – B string 1500m.

Senior Men – B string 1500m.

If your a re interested please let Bob McCrum know by Saturday afternoon.

Bob will need your Date of birth and Scottish Athletics number.

Volunteers Required for Scottish Athletics District Championships

The Scottish Athletics FPSG District Championships take place on the weekend of 11-13th May.

MAC will be sending some athletes for the West District Championship however volunteers are needed for

  • Declarations and Admissions (Checking athletes in and distributing their numbers)
  • Field Judging
  • Track Judging
  • Timekeeping
  • Start Team
  • Photofinish

Any volunteers will be allocated AM, PM or all day slots and will work alongside experienced officials who will provide guidance and support – no previous experience necessary.

Please submit name, contact email address, preferred duties (if any) and preferred time slots to events@scottishathletics.org.uk by Tuesday 1 May.

See Scottish Athletics for more information.

Upcoming T&F Competitions

The Track and Field competition season is about to start and thus the following dates should be added to your diaries!

Youth Development League

  • See Youth Development League for more details
  • 22nd April, Grangemouth
  • 20th May, Grangemouth
  • 17th June, Scotstoun
  • Teams still to be finalised


  • 27th May, Kilmarnock
  • 1st July, Kilmarnock
  • 9th September, Grangemouth (Motherwell Convening)
  • NOTE: These events require the help of as many parents as possible, mainly for field events – get in touch with a coach if you can help.

LAAA Relay Championships

  • 28th April, Venue TBC

West District Championships

Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility Athletics Provision Consultation

A recent consultation has determined the future of the athletics provision at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

While for now the athletics provision shall remain, it will be continually measured and reviewed in one years time.

Please see the announcement from North Lanarkshire Leisure.

Thanks to all who responded to the consultation.

SAIL Meet – 6th Jan 2018

Congratulations to everyone who competed yesterday at SAIL Match 2. There were lots of PB’s and super performances.

Many thanks to Audrey, Adele, Richie and the parents for their hard work, great organizing skills and support.

The 3rd match takes place on Saturday 27th January – let’s “Just Do It” again.

LAAA T&F Championships, 2 September 2017

A huge well done to the 26 athletes who made the short journey to East Kilbride on Saturday, 2 September to take part in what was the last competitive athletic event of the summer season before our Club Champs. There were many truly impressive performances across the whole club with lots of new PBs and plenty of medals, however, we feel that Stephen Ross, one of our senior athletes, who won gold medals in both the 100m and 200m races,deserves a special mention.

Stephen not only PB’d and won the gold medal in the 200m but was also awarded the Churchill Trophy for being the first athlete over the line in his 100m race. This trophy is solid silver (named in honour of Churchill’s leadership during the war), was first presented in 1945 to the winner of senior men’s 100 yard dash (now 100m) and has inscribed on it the name of an Olympian who was part of the GB squad in the 1948 Olympics! Incredibly, this is the second time Stephen has won this award. Congratulations Stephen!!

Full results are as follows:

Stephen Ross: 100m – 11.41 gold medal and  awarded the Churchill Trophy; 200m – 22.58(PB) gold medal,
Joseph McCluskey: 100m -12.12 (PB) bronze medal;
Christopher Yau: 100m – 12.37; 200m – 25.08 (PB) bronze medal,
Emma Hunter: 800m – 2.32.17 gold medal,
Jim White: 1500m – 4.39.26 (PB) gold medal,
Mark Gallacher: 1500m – (SB) 4.49.91

Michaela Dwyer: 100m – 13.47 (PB) bronze medal; 200m – 27.47 (PB) gold medal,
Gabriel McCluskey: 200m – 26.19 (PB) bronze medal; 400m – 59.29 (PB) silver medal,
Dylan Drummond: 800m – 2.11.94 (PB) bronze medal,
Christopher Pollock: 800m – 2.13.35 (PB)

Sophie Dwyer: 100m – 13.31 (PB) gold medal; 200m – 27.78 (PB)
Jenna Booth: 100m – 14.50
Cavan Marie Ryan: 100m – 14.83 (PB); LJ – 4.00m (PB),
Joey Leach: 800m – 2.32.20 bronze medal,
Jay Steele: 800m – 2.19.40 (PB); SP – 8.58 (PB) gold medal,
Stuart Russell: 800m – 2.20.40 (PB),
Zaki Achat: 800m – 2.38.01 (PB)

Lucy Robertson: Javelin – 16.51 (PB) silver medal,
Hannah Dwyer: 100m – 14.64 (PB) bronze medal; 200m – 30.40 (PB),
Emma Kelly: 100m – 15.01; 800m – 2.48.34 (PB),
Emma Gilchrist: 100m – 15.10; 200m – 31.62 (PB); LJ – 3.67 (=PB),
Ava Lenzi: 100m – 15.58; 200m – 31.95 (PB); 800m – 3.01.47,
Katie Howley: 100m – 15.58 (PB); SP – 5.20,
Emma Campbell: 100m – 17.31 (PB); 200m – 36.88 (PB)

Nathan Steele: 60m – 10.60(PB); 600m – 2.11.24 (PB); LJ – 2.69
Liam Ross: 60m – 9.70 (PB); 600m – 2.12.78;LJ – 3.35m (PB)

These fantastic results are testament to the hard work and focus of our young (and not so young!) athletes throughout the year. Thanks to the team at the LAAA (Joanne, Steven and Bob) and to officials for their preparation and organisation on the day. Many thanks also to coaches and parent volunteers (David Gilchrist and Joe Lenzi) for helping out again, and to all parents for supporting this event. We hope you enjoyed the day.

CSSAL Match 3 – Grangemouth, 6 August 2017

What another great day for our athletes who competed yesterday at Grangemouth, with more impressive PBs and excellent performances all round.

We had a lower turn out than usual, (as a result of other events taking place and holidays) but a big well done to athletes across all age groups, from the U11s to Masters, who worked so hard and performed with such grit and determination.  You continue to inspire and encourage coaches and we are very proud of all of you!

Many thanks to our volunteer officials and the Admin team: Bob McCrum, Angela Downie, Pauline Russell, Ross McLean and David Gilchrist.  Your help is much appreciated.  Thanks also to parents, family and friends for your continued support and enthusiasm at events like these.

All results posted on the day are subject to scrutiny. Official results will be available shortly via the Po10 results pages.

Aberdeen AAC Open Graded Meet: 23 July 2017

A huge well done to Alan Robertson who competed in the Aberdeen AAC OGM, as part of his preparations for the  upcoming European Masters Athletics Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. Unconfirmed results indicate that Alan clocked 11.44 in the 100m and 23.16 in the 200m, both times a fraction off of his current PBs, which is very encouraging indeed. His daughter Lucy, one of our U13 athletes, who is also competing in the javelin event at the YDL final in Grangemouth on Saturday, ran a PB 100m time of 16.13. Well done Lucy!

CSSAL Match 2, Kilmarnock 25 June 2017

What a great day for Team MAC in Kilmarnock today in the second league match. We were missing a few of our usual team members but despite this we did exceptionally well in numerous events. Well done to the whole team who did us proud with their positive attitudes and super performances in very windy conditions!

A huge thanks to our volunteer officials: Bob McCrum, Ross McLean, Andy Steel, Joe Lenzi and David Gilchrist. Your contribution is much appreciated and not only means that matches like these can run smoothly, but also earns the club valuable league points!

Many thanks too, to parents and coaches for their continued support and hard work.

Scrutinised results will be available shortly and recorded on the Po10 soon after that.

The next match is at Grangemouth on 6 August and coaches will keep their own groups advised about events and selection.

Go MAC!!

CSSAL Match: 28 May 2017, Dam Park, Ayr

What a great day in the sunshine at our first league match in Ayr.  Lots of PBs and super performances from our athletes, both young and more mature! It was fantastic to see athletes enjoying themselves, particularly those who hadn’t previously competed for the club.

Thanks to coaches for all the pre-competition preparation work and, as always, for their support on the day.  Thanks also to our volunteer officials: coaches, Bob McCrum​ and Audrey McLaren; parents: David Gilchrist, Donna Marie McGovern, Garry Hawthorn, and Lauren Ross. Your efforts are much appreciated.  The club has gained valuable league points because of your contribution!

Official results, which are subject to scrutiny, will follow on the Po10 shortly.

The next match is on 25th June in Kilmarnock.

YDL Match 1 Results

Official results from the YDL match at Dam Park, Ayr are now on the Po10 for the U13&U15 events.

Well done to those MAC athletes who competed for Team NL.  There were a lot of PBs and great performances!

The SA U17 Challenge results are not yet available but will be posted as soon as they are.

LAAA Track Relays: 29 April 2017

A big well done to all the MAC athletes who competed at the LAAA track relays in a very cold and windy East Kilbride!  All of our five teams performed very well, with one of the two U13G’s 4x100m teams winning a bronze. The Senior Men’s team also took home the silver medal in a super race with a close finish.

Provisional Results:

U13G (A) 4x100m: (Bronze Medal)
Emma Gilchrist; Hannah Dwyer; Ava Lenzi and Emma Kelly (1.00.6)

U13G (B) 4x100m:
Amelie Kipre; Niamh Morris; Sophie O’Reilly and Katie Howley (1.05.0)

U13G 3x800m:
Ava Lenzi; Katie Howley and Emma Kelly (9.37.2)

U15G 4x100m:
Cavan Marie Ryan; Abbie Freel; Taylor Frame and Chloe Lang (1.00.0)

Senior Men: (Silver Medal)
Joseph McCluskey; Cameron Martin; Adam Laird and Christopher Yau (00.48.3).

Many thanks to everyone who helped at the event and came along to support our athletes. Thanks also to the organisers and officials for what was a fun competitive event.

YDL Trials and Inter Club Championship 2017: Grangemouth 2 April 2017

Very well done to all our T&F athletes who competed at Grangemouth yesterday. What a fantastic effort from you all! Lots of medals and some exceptional performances. We are all very proud of your hard work and commitment.

Official confirmed results will be on the Po10 soon. Thanks to coaches and parents for their help and support.

Coaches will advise about Team NL qualification for the first Match at Ayr on 23 April as soon as possible.

Some photos from the day are attached – apologies if we’ve missed anyone. What a great day!

Open Graded Meet: Ravenscraig RSF, 29 March 2017

What another busy night for MAC at the last OGM of the winter season in Ravenscraig RSF on 29th March. Some more fantastic PBs for our T&F athletes, which is very encouraging for the forthcoming summer season. Official results will be on the Po10 soon, but results posted last night were as follows.


Robyn Maze20.87(PB)
Niamh Morris17.55(PB)
Evan Wright17.34(PB)
Lucy Robertson16.60(PB)
Sam Kirkpatrick15.99(PB)
Katie Howley15.91(PB)
Ava Lenzi15.19 (PB)
Jenna Booth14.45PB)
Chloe Lang14.38
Amanda Nicol14.29
Alan Robertson11.69


Robyn Maze12.81(PB)
Niamh Morris10.75(PB)
Evan Wright10.55(PB)
Lucy Robertson10.17(PB)
Ava Lenzi9.47(PB)
Emma Kelly9.31(PB)
Jenna Booth9.16
Chloe Lang8.90(PB)
Amanda Nicol8.81
Alan Robertson7.33

Long Jump

Chloe Lang3.86 (PB)
Ava Lenzi3.59 (PB)
Sam Kirkpatrick3.42m

Shot Putt

Katie Howley5.09m
Well done everyone!!


British Masters Indoor Championships 2017

Following on from the Scottish Masters, at the British Masters at the weeked;

  • Jim Smith won Bronze in 60m and Silver in 200m, Long Jump and Triple Jump.
  • Fiona Steele was 5th in 60m and Gold with a PB in 200m.
  • Phyllis Hands won Gold in the 3000m.
  • Along with Alan Robertson, our Master Sprinters continue to perform exceptionally well at the top level of competition.

Many congratulations to all.

Scottish Indoor Masters Championships 2017

Motherwell A.C. Masters Sprinters Won 6 Gold and 2 Silver medals at the recent Championships in the Emirates Arena.

Alan Robertson (M35) won Gold and PB’s in 60m (7.26) and 200m (23.35s).  His 60m time in the heat was 7.24s equaling the Club record.

Alan was up against an ex-Scottish Internationalist and 2 current British Squad members.  He dominated the M35 Sprints with his superb start, drive, focus and control, particularly in the 200m being in the outside lane.

Jim Smith M70 won 4 Golds – 60m (9.05s), 200m (30.4); Long Jump & Triple Jump.  This success despite still recovering from a virus.

Jim, (72), sets a fine example of how Athletics can give a lifetime of fitness and fun.

Fiona Steele (W50) won Silver with a PB in 60m (8.93s).  She also won Silver in the 200m (29.42s). The strength and speed endurance gained from Rugby coupled with pure speed, improvement in sprint technique and starts from blocks, has resulted in a huge improvement for Fiona over the past year.

Jim & Fiona go on to compete at the British Masters Championships in London.

Our Road Running Section had 3 Athletes competing

  • Benny Hands (M55) won Gold in the 800m (02:23)
  • Phillis Hands (W60) won Silver in the 800m (03:09) and 1500m (06:23)
  • Jim White (M40) had PB’s in 800m (02:25) and 1500m (05:02).  This was his first experience indoors.

Open Graded Meeting – 18th Feb 2017

A huge well done to the athletes who competed in the OGM at Ravenscraig earlier today. Outstanding results from members of the sprint group, especially in the 60m. Excellent effort from everyone with some fantastic PBs!


Lucy Robertson16.70
Chloe Lang14.26 (PB)
Joseph McCluskey12.29 (SB)
Alan Robertson11.58 (SB)
Stephen Ross11.57 (SB)


Lucy Robertson10.40
Amelie Kipre9.84 (PB)
Chloe Lang8.97 (PB)
Christopher Yau7.89 (PB)
Joseph McCluskey7.72 (SB)
Alan Robertson7.29 (PB)
Stephen Ross7.24 (PB)


Long Jump

Amelie Kipre3.04 (PB)

Age Group Championships: 11&12 February 2017

Well done to the athletes from T&F who took part in the SAL Age Group Champs (U13/15/20) at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow at the weekend.

On Saturday, Katie Howley (U13G) smashed her recently achieved shot putt PB by throwing another (86cm!) PB of 5.36m. She set a further PB in the 200m race, running it in 33.78. William Bailey (U13B) also found good form in his 60m race, in a time of 9.92 and ran a SB in the 200m, clocking a time of 32.85.

On Sunday, two more athletes ran well in the U15G 800m race: Joey Leach in 2.37.80 and Cara Baldwin in 2.53.38.

It was a great weekend of athletics. Thanks to parents for their support and officials for a well run event.

Open Graded Meeting – Ravenscraig 25 January 2017

We had 21 athletes from T&F taking part in the OGM on 25th January, many of whom had never competed for the club before.  It was a great night and it was super to see so many athletes competing in MAC vests.  Well done all!

Thanks again to everyone who came along to support our athletes.  Thanks also to NLL and the SA officials for a well organised event.

Results will added to Power Of 10 profiles in due course.


Robyn Maze21.51 (PB)
Evan Wright17.99 (PB)
Nathan Steele17.47 (PB)
Orla Livingston17.15 (PB)
Rio Vaughan16.87 (PB)
Gabrielle Spiers16.79 (PB)
Lucy Robertson16.71
Katie Howley15.98 (PB)
Adam Sainsbury15.87 (PB)
Catherine Mackenzie15.85
Emma Gilchrist15.57
Ava Lenzi15.36 (PB)
Jamie Macinnes15.21(PB)
Cavan Marie Ryan15.04 (PB)
Jenna Booth14.85
Jay Steele14.66 (PB)
Chloe Lang14.35 (PB)
Christopher Yau12.64
Alan Robertson11.65


Robyn Maze13.15 (PB)
Evan Wright10.84 (PB)
Nathan Steele10.64 (PB)
Lucy Robertson10.21
Adam Sainsbury9.79 (PB)
Ava Lenzi9.73 (PB)
Emma Kelly9.44 (PB)
Hannah Dwyer9.33 (PB)
Jenna Booth9.31
Jay Steele9.20 (PB)
Amanda Nicol8.80
Sophie Dwyer8.56 (=PB)
Alan Robertson7.33 (PB)

Long Jump

Catherine Mackenzie2.40m (PB)
Emma Kelly2.69m (PB)
Emma Gilchrist3.16m
Cavan Marie Ryan3.37m
Ava Lenzi3.45m (PB)
Chloe Lang3.46m (PB)

Shot Putt

Katie Howley4.49m

CSSAL Match 3 2016

Well done to everyone who competed in the final CSSAL Match of the season in Kilmarnock on Sunday 28th August.  The club was represented by athletes from both Track and Field and Senior Endurance.  We also had a number of athletes competing for the first time in their MAC vests.

Delays meant that there was a risk of the relays not going ahead, but thanks to the hard work of officials and helpers, they were all completed just before the deadline at 6pm.

There were some outstanding performances and new PBs made in a busy but fun environment. Official results will follow shortly.

Thanks again to parents, athletes, supporters and coaches for their valuable contribution to these events.  We are all now looking forward to the LAAA Champs on Saturday and the Club Championships on the 11 September.

National Age Group Championships – Grangemouth 2016

The U13s experienced some horrible wet and windy conditions on Saturday. Despite this, both Jenna Booth and Stuart Russell performed very well. Jenna qualified for the 100m semi finals with a time of 14.56, coming second in her heat. In the semis she ran a solid 14.96 into a strong wind, culminating in a very close finish over the line between her and three other athletes. Stuart faced driving wind and rain for his timed 800m final but ran with commitment in 2.31.96. He placed an excellent eighth overall out of a field of 43 runners.

On Sunday, U15 Iona Orr got to the final last three jumps in the Triple Jump with a first jump PB of 9.39m. Her last jump was another great PB of 9.49m to secure 6th place overall. Dylan Drummond secured a fantastic new PB time of 2.18.27 in the U15B 800m –  over seven seconds faster than his previous PB! Kirsty Irwin also ran in the U20W 800m race in a time of 2.40.35.

The weekend was a great experience for our athletes who enjoyed the buzz and atmosphere a national competition brings. Many thanks to our supporters and coaches as well as the SA officials, without whom these events couldn’t take place.

LAAA T&F Championships 2016

Entries for the LAAA T&F Championships at Wishaw on 3rd September 2016 are now available via Entry Central.

This event is pre-entry only this year and all entries must be received by 27th August 2016, at the latest.  No entries will be taken after this date or on the day.

Only members of Lanarkshire clubs qualify for medals, so please make sure your membership is up to date.  If you are unsure of which event(s) to enter please consult your coach before doing so.

Once again, it would be great to see a good MAC turnout at this local event.

YDL Scottish Final 2016

What a great day for Motherwell AC athletes at the YDL Scottish final in Grangemouth on Sunday 31st July.  There were more fabulous PBs and medal winning performances.  Every single one of our athletes did the Club proud once again and it was great to see them all give their very best today.  Thanks to everyone who came along to support and help, and to all of Team NL for making the journey from the trials on 12 March, through the three matches to the final, a well organised and memorable one for us all.

The day got off to a good start with Stuart Hawkins bagging a massive 24cm silver medal winning PB in the long jump.  Stuart was also a member of the U13B 4x100m relay team which won a silver medal in an exciting race at the end of the day.  Stuart Russell also won a silver medal for another exceptional PB performance this year in the U13B 800m.

The 4x100m U13G relay saw a strong performance from Jenna Booth who also delivered a great PB in her 75m race.  Both Cavan Marie Ryan and Beth Agnew were delighted to achieve well deserved PBs in the LJ.


Stuart Hawkins (U13B): LJ – 4.33 (PB and silver medal); 100m – 14.66; 4x100m Relay – (time tbc, silver medal).
Stuart Russell (U13B): 800m – 2.27.39 (PB and silver medal).
Jenna Booth (U13G): 75m – 10.77 (PB); 4x100m relay – (time tbc).
Cavan Marie Ryan (U13G): LJ – 3.74 (PB); 800m – 3.29.68.
Zoe Hawkins (U15G): 1500m – 5.43.97.
Beth Agnew (U17W): LJ – 4.33 (PB).
Christopher Yau (U17M): 100m – 12.61; 200m – 26.12 & 4x100m relay – (time tbc).

The next competition coming up in our calendar is the OG Meet at Wishaw on 10th August.  It would be great to see lots of MAC vests there competing and supporting a local event.

Entry is  available via Q-buster.  Please see the previous post for further details.

NLL Open Graded Meet – Wishaw 10th August 2016

The next NLL Open Graded Meet will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday 10 August, 2016.  As a result, there will be no club training session that evening for the Junior and Intermediate Development Groups and the Sprint Group.  Middle Distance Group athletes should check arrangements with their coach.

This is another opportunity for everyone to compete outdoors in familiar territory and we would encourage athletes (including new and current non members) to take part in at least one event.

Events available are: sprint hurdles; 200m; 300m; 400m; 1500m; long jump; triple jump; javelin and high jump.

Further details, including the entry form and age restrictions, can be found on Q-Buster.

Events are PRE ENTRY ONLY by 8 August 2016.  Declarations open from 5.30pm.

Start lists and heat information will be emailed by NLL to those who have entered online, usually the day before the Meet.  Please arrive at least an hour before the start time of the event(s) you have entered to warm up and collect your race number.

Your coach will be happy to help if you require further information.

Open Graded Result – 13th July 2016

Another great night for MAC at the latest Open Graded Meet in Wishaw on 13th July, with a number of PBs and lots of impressive performances across the age groups. Well done to everyone who competed and thanks again to our supporters and those parents who helped officiate at the field events.

The results were as follows:


  • (U11) Emma Kelly: 15.90 (PB); Lucy Robertson: 17.35 (PB)
  • (U13) Taylor Frame: 15.16 (PB); William Bailey: 15.56; Katie Howley: 16.83
  • (U17) Katrina McEwan: 15.24; Christopher Yau: 12.75
  • (SW) Amanda Nicol: 14.24
  • (Masters) Alan Robertson: 11.56.


  • (U11) Emma Kelly: 33.37 (PB); Emma Gilchrist 33.14 (PB)
  • (U13) William Bailey: 32.05; Taylor Frame: 32.20
  • (U17) Katrina McEwan: 31.58 (PB)
  • (Masters) Alan Robertson: 23.69


  • (U15) Zoe Hawkins: 2.34.98; Joey Leach: 2.39.46; Natalie Hilton: 2.50.46
  • (U20) Daniel Martin: 2.09.65; Oliver Heaney: 2.13.32 (PB); Kirsty Irwin: 2.29.46
  • (SM) Tom Timmons: 2.05.37
  • (Masters) Claire Barr: 2.43.52


  • (U11) Emma Gilchrist: 3.53m (PB)
  • (U13) William Bailey: 4.75
  • Katie Howley: 4.43m (PB)

The next Open Graded Meet at Wishaw is due to take place on 10 August 2016 and a further post will follow as soon as entries open on the Q-buster events page.

Open Graded Meet: Wishaw Sports Centre, 13 July 2016

Another NLL Open Graded Meet will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday 13 July, 2016 at 6.30pm. As a result, there will be no club training session that evening.

This is an opportunity for everyone to compete outdoors in familiar territory and we would encourage athletes (including new and current non members) to take part in at least one event.

Events available are:
100m; 600m; 800m; 200m; 3000m; long  jump; shot putt and high jump.

Further details, including how to enter and any restrictions, can be found here: https://www.q-buster.co.uk/NLOGM13JULY16

Events are PRE ENTRY ONLY by 10 July 2016. Declarations open from 5.30pm. Start lists and heat information will be emailed by NLL to those who have entered online, usually the day before the Meet. Please arrive at least an hour before the start time of the event(s) you have entered to warm up and collect your race number.

Your coach will be happy to help if you require further information.

LAA Relay Results 2016

The confirmed team results have been made available tonight for the LAAA Relays which took place at Wishaw Sports Centre on 10 May 2016.

What a great night for MAC – well done everyone! Apologies to those medalists who didn’t get photographed on the night with their medals.

Results (All 4x100m):

U13B1.00.33rdStuart Russell; William Bailey; Calum Agnew; Stuart Hawkins.
Senior Men45.71stJoseph McCluskey; Tom Timmons; Stephen Ross; Alan Robertson.
U11G1.04.72ndAva Lenzie; Hannah Dwyer; Emma Gilchrist; Lucy Robertson.
U13G1.01.86thCavan Marie Ryan; Katie Howley; Taylor Frame; Jenna Booth.
U15G(A)56.23rdSophie Dwyer; Iona Orr; Joey Leach; Rachael Knox.
U15G(B)59.111thNiamh McGinn; Jenny Ferguson; Christy Davis; Amie Gallacher.
U17W56.52ndOlivia McKale; Michaela Dwyer; Katrina McEwan; Olivia Kydd.
Senior Women57.32ndAmanda Nicol; Claire Ross; Fiona Steele; Kirsty Irwin.


CANCELLED – Open Graded Meet, 8th June

We have today been advised that the OG Meet, which was due to take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday, 8 June 2016, has been cancelled.  Apologies for the short notice and for any disappointment or inconvenience.  Future Wishaw OG dates are listed on the Club’s website calendar.

Training on Wednesday evening will go ahead as usual for the Junior Development Group (coached by William & Vicki) and the Intermediate Development Groups (coached by Lesley, John, Craig and Steven) and we look forward to seeing you there.  Training arrangements for other groups will be confirmed by the coaches for those groups.

Thank you.

Wishaw Open Graded Results

With apologies for the slight delay, here’s the link to the results page from Po10  for the OG Meet at Wishaw on 27 April 2016, in event/heat order:


We had around 35 athletes competing, which was tremendous and a number of PBs and SBs to boot! Well done everyone! Looking forward to more like this in the future. What a great night for MAC.

If you do not have a Po10 profile, please register – its free to do so and is a very useful tool for both athletes and coaches to moniter results and set targets. There’s a helpful FAQs section on the website, but if you have any questions please speak to a coach.

Open Graded Event, Ravenscraig RSF: 30 March 2016

The results from the last Open Graded event of the Indoor Season at Ravenscraig on the 30th of March are as follows:

Stephen Ross 7.35(PB)
Alan Robertson 7.39
Jenna Booth 9.04(PB)
Grant Mudd 9.18(PB)
Emma Gilchrist 9.65(PB)
Katie Howley 10.00
Lucy Robertson 10.66(PB)
Poppy Booth 12.07(PB)

Stephen Ross 11.53
Alan Robertson 11.62
Christopher Yau 12.76
Jenna Booth 14.47(PB)
Grant Mudd 14.76(PB)
Jay Steele 15.27(PB)
William Bailey 15.56(PB)
Aidan Boyle 15.99(PB)
Katie Howley 15.99
Sam Kirkpatrick 16.07(PB)
Niamh Tuddenham 16.39(PB)
Lucy Robertson 17.45(PB)
Poppy Booth 18.97

Long Jump:
Lauren Ross 4.67(PB)
Aidan Boyle 3.49(PB)
Sam Kirkpatrick 3.15(PB)
William Bailey 3.00(PB)
Emma Gilchrist 3.19(PB)
Jenna Booth 2.96(PB)
Niamh Tuddenham 2.68(PB)
Katie Howley 2.63

Shot Putt:
William Bailey 4.81(PB)
Sam Kirkpatrick 4.58

Well done everyone. Lots more PBs and tremendous performances. A couple of young athletes made their competitive debut, while others were pushing hard to create new PBs. Thanks again to our very supportive (and patient!) parents and friends. Bring on the outdoor season!!

SAIL Relays: Emirates Arena, 20 March 2016

Two U13 relay teams represented MAC at the Scottish Athletics Indoor League relay competition on Sunday 20th March.

The girls team (Jenna Booth, Taylor Frame, Katie Howley and Cavan Marie Ryan) ran a fantastic race, finishing 13th in a field of 27 teams with a time of 2.09.23.

The boys (Stuart Russell, Sam Kirkpatrick, William Bailey and Stuart Hawkins) also performed very well with a time of 2.10.01 and placed 14th out of the 22 teams taking part.

Thanks once again to parents and friends who supported this event and well done to the teams for such a great effort.

YDL Trial/Inter Club Challenge Results: 12 March 2016

We had around 40 athletes competing in MAC vests on Saturday 12th March at Wishaw. The results included lots of PBs, medals and performances full of promise for the upcoming summer season.

A huge well done to everyone who competed and many thanks again to parents, friends and athletes/coaches for their much appreciated help and support.

Please continue to keep an eye on the website calendar for future events.

See the full results and photos from the day.


Scottish National Indoor Age Group Championships: 5 & 6 March 2016

Some of our youngest athletes made their first ever appearance in a national competition at the U13/U20 and U15/U20 Age Group Championships in the Emirates Arena, Glasgow at the weekend. Great performances all round and some PBs too.

On Saturday, our youngest athlete, Stuart Hawkins, made it to the semi-final of the 60m and although he didn’t make the final, he achieved his second PB of the day in that race. Taylor Frame also bagged two great PBs in her 60m and 200m races. Cavan Marie was very close to her PBs in both events she competed in and performed well in a tough 800m race.

On Sunday, Zoe Hawkins knocked almost two seconds off her indoor PB in the U15G 800m race and was only three hundredths of a second off her previous best time outdoors.

A very worthwhile experience for all athletes in a slightly more formal race setting. Very well done everyone!


  • Stuart Hawkins (U13B): 60m(h): 9.36 (PB); 60m(sf): 9.21(PB); 200m: 31.34 ; LJ, 3.98m.
  • Taylor Frame (U13G): 60m: 9.62 (PB); 200m: 32.19 (PB).
  • Cavan Marie Ryan (U13G): 800m: 2.54.47; LJ: 3.53m.
  • Zoe Hawkins (U15G): 800m: 2.36.46

Open Graded Event: Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, 30th March 2016

The next Open Graded event is at Ravenscraig RSF on 30th March at 6.30pm. This is another great opportunity for everyone to compete indoors and get a time/distance registered.

Events available are: 60m; 100m; shot putt; long jump and high jump. Event times and further details, including how to enter, can be found here: http://www.nlleisure.co.uk/nll-events/open-graded-athletics-events .

When registering online, you will be asked for your Personal Best (PB). If you have competed previously you can get this from Power of 10:  http://www.powerof10.info  or check with your coach. For track events, athletes are grouped into heats based on their PB and will compete with people of a similar ability.

Each event costs £3 to enter and it is usually pre-entry only. Please arrive an hour before the start time of the event(s) you have entered to warm up and collect your race number. One of our coaches will be there to assist and support athletes as required.

It would be great to see lots of Motherwell AC vests at a local event, but if you can’t make it, there is still the opportunity to train as normal.

Team NL – Youth Development League Trials Timetable

The timetable for the Team NL Youth Development League Trials has been published.

The trials take place on the 12th of March, starting at 10am, in Wishaw Sports Centre.  Athletes should arrive at the event at least one hour before competing, in order to warm up properly.

Please see the following for more details

Youth Development League 2016

The Team NL Youth Development League 2016 Trials and NL Club Challenge Championships will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre at 10am on 12 March 2016 for athletes from Motherwell AC, Cumbernauld AAC and Airdrie Harriers.

The Scottish Youth Development League (Div.1), includes the composite Team NL, made up of athletes from MAC, Airdrie and Cumbernauld.  Qualifying for Team NL presents a great opportunity to train with athletes from other NL clubs and represent NL in three top quality competitions;


Although the YDL fixtures during the season are only for the U13, U15 and U17 age groups, this competitive and fun event is open to all from U11 through to U20 and we would encourage all athletes to take part, if possible.

There will be no registration for events on the day, so all entry forms must be completed and returned NO LATER THAN WED 2nd MARCH.

A pre-entry form can be obtained from your coach.

Scottish Indoor Masters Results

Motherwell AC had a day littered with outstanding performances at the Scottish Indoor Masters (held at the Emirates) on 14th February.  Our athletes achieved many medals and PBs.

AthleteEvent 1Event 2Event 3
Jim Smith60m Gold 9.03 PB200m Gold 30.57 PBLong Jump 4.09 PB
Alan Robertson60m Silver 7.36 PB200m Bronze 23.83 PBLong Jump 4th 5.88
Fiona Steele60m Silver 9.21 PB200m Gold 29.39 PB
William Martin60mH Silver 11.08 PB200m Silver 28.35400m Silver 62.32 PB
Clare Barr800m Gold 2.34.96 PB
Benny Hands800m Silver 2:28.41

Alan was the fastest Scot.  The guys who beat him were from England and in the GB squad.

Thanks to Bob McCrum and Jill Logan for supplying the times/positions.

SAIL Match 3 Results, 31 January 2016

The results from the SAIL Match 3 which took place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 31st January 2016 are as follows:


  • 60m, Hannah Dwyer: 9.82 (PB)
  • 60m, Emma Gilchrist: 10.10
  • 600m, Emma Gilchrist: 2.21.87


  • 60m, Katie Howley: 10.01
  • 200m, Taylor Frame: 34.31 (SB)
  • 800m, Cavan Marie Ryan: 3.00.40
  • LJ, Taylor Frame: 3.19m (PB)
  • SP,  Katie Howley: 3.98m (PB)


  • 60m, Rachael Knox: 9.02 (PB)
  • 300m, Joey Leach: 50.59 (PB)
  • 800m, Zoe Hawkins: 2.38.42 (SB)
  • LJ, Joey Leach: 3.59m (SB)


  • 60m, Olivia McKale: 9.17( PB)
  • 200m, Michaela Dwyer: 28.38(PB)


  • 60m, Sam Kirkpatrick: 10.24 (PB)
  • 200m, Stuart Russell: 30.47 (PB)
  • 800m, Stuart Hawkins: 2.55.55 (PB)
  • LJ,  Stuart Russell: 3.42m
  • SP,  Sam Kirkpatrick: 4.13m


  • 60m, Gabriel McCluskey: 9.18 (PB)
  • 800m, Dylan Drummond: 2.29.32


  • 60m, Evan Bridges: 8.29 (PB)
  • 200m, Lewis Gray: 37.06
  • 800m, Luke Poutney: 2.09.72 (PB


  • 60m, Michael Thomson: 7.35
  • 200m, Stephen Ross: 23.09 (SB)
  • 800m, Tom Timmons : 2.04.06 (SB)
  • 400m, Adam Laird: 56.55 (PB)

Again, lots of PBs and a particularly significant one for Adam Laird who knocked almost 5 seconds off his 400m time in the last match!  Luke Poutney has also since smashed this 800m PB in a fantastic performance at the Scottish Schools Championships on 4th February, with a time of 2.07.85!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery go to Lewis Gray who sustained an injury during his 200m race. Huge thanks and very well done to everyone who competed in events over the 3 matches. We also very much appreciate the support of family and friends and the work and support of our volunteer coaches before, during and after these competitions.

Open Graded at Ravenscraig (27th Jan) Results

The results from the Open Graded on 27th January 2016 at Ravenscraig RSF are now available, and are as follows:

Emma Gilchrist (U11) 9.98
Katie Howley (U13) 9.75 PB
Sam Kirkpatrick (U13) 10.32 PB
Stuart Russell (U13) 9.31 PB
William Bailey (U13) 9.85 PB
Katrina McEwan (U17) 9.45 PB
Michael Thomson (U20) 7.26 PB
Stephen Ross (U23) 7.36 PB
James Smith (V70) 9.20 PB

Cavan Marie Ryan (U13) 15.72
Stuart Russell (U13) 15.09 PB
William Bailey (U13) 15.93 PB
Jenna Booth (U15) 16.49 PB
Sophie Inglis (U15) 16.12 PB
Katrina McEwan (U17) 15.00 PB
Olivia Kydd (U17) 14.92
Olivia McKale (U17) 15.05
Christopher Yau (U17) 12.99 SB
Stephen Ross (U23) 11.47 PB
James Smith (V70) 14.78 SB

Long Jump:
Emma Gilchrist (U11) 2.96 PB
Katie Howley (U13) 2.70 PB
Cavan Marie Ryan (U13) 3.33 SB
Sam Kirkpatrick (U13) 3.14 PB
Stuart Russell (U13) 3.24
William Bailey (U13) 2.79 PB
Sophie Inglis (U15) 3.13 SB

Shot Putt:
Sam Kirkpatrick (U13) 5.08 PB

There were lots of PBs (some already surpassed at subsequent events) and it was fantastic to see so many MAC vests at a local indoor event. It would be great to see even more athletes at the next one on 30th March. Well done everyone and thanks to all our supporters once again.

Open Graded at Ravenscraig – 27th Jan

It was a great night for MAC at the second Open Graded event in Ravenscraig RSF on 27th January.

It provided a perfect introduction to competition for one or two of our young athletes as well as a way for some of our more experienced runners to push boundaries and test their training targets.

Official results to follow, but well done to those who participated and thanks to everyone who came along to support our athletes.

The next one takes place at the same venue on 30th March.

SAIL Match 2 Results, 10 January 2016

The results from the SAIL Match 2 which took place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 10th January 2016 are as follows:


  • 60m, [A String] Hannah Dwyer: 9.69 (2nd) (PB)
  • 60m, [B String] Emma Gilchrist: 9.93 (1st) (PB)
  • 600m, [A String] Ava Lenzie: 2.25
  • 600m, [B String] Emma Gilchrist: 2.21.16 (8th) (PB).


  • 60m, Taylor Frame: 9.86
  • 200m, Katie Howley: 34.51 (PB)
  • 800m, Cavan Marie Ryan: 2.54.93 (10)
  • LJ, Katie Howley: 2.55m (PB)
  • SP, Taylor Frame: 4.98m (10th) (PB)


  • 60m, Rachael Knox: 9.02 (8th) (PB)
  • 200m, Rachael Knox: 30.21
  • 800m, Joey Leach: 2.48.16
  • 300m, Zoe Hawkins :47.61 (6th) (PB)
  • LJ, Zoe Hawkins: 3.65m


  • 60m, Olivia McKale: 9.56( PB)
  • 200m, Michaela Dwyer: 28.92 (9th)
  • 300m, Katrina McEwan: 50.56 (PB)


  • 60m,  Jennifer Vaughan: 9.28 (7th) (PB)
  • 400m, Kirsty Irwin: 64.99 (5th)
  • 800m, Jenny Ireland: 2.34.34 (2nd)


  • 60m, Stuart Russell: 9.50 (PB)
  • 200m, Stuart Hawkins: 30.83 (7th) (PB)
  • 800m, Sam Kirkpatrick: 3.05
  • LJ, Stuart Russell: 3.48m (9th) (PB)
  • SP, Stuart Hawkins: 4.73m (PB)


  • 60m, Gabriel McCluskey: 12.41
  • 800m, Dylan Drummond: 2.28.16 (5th) (PB)


  • 60m, Lewis Gray: 7.65 (2nd) (PB)
  • 800m, Luke Poutney: 2.11.46 (6th)


  • 60m, Michael Thomson: 7.46 (4th)
  • 200m, Tom Timmons: 24.90 (8th)
  • 800m, Daniel Martin: 2.12.67 (8th)
  • 400m, Lawrence McCluskey: 61.57 (9th)

It was another great day for MAC and there were lots more PBs.  Well done to everyone who competed. A special mention goes to Gabriel McCluskey, who fell in his 60m but very bravely got up and finished the race.  Thanks again to everyone who came along in support of the club.

SAIL Match 1 Results (6th December 2015)

We are now able to confirm results from the first SAIL Match which took place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 6 December 2015:


60mA StringHannah Dwyer9.746th
60mB StringEmma Gilchrist9.996th
600mB StringHannah Dwyer2.33.52
600mA StringEmma Gilchrist2.29.33


60mTaylor Frame9.83 (PB)
200mAbbie Reed33.02
800mCavan Marie Ryan2.51.57 (PB)
Long JumpCavan Marie Ryan2.97m
Shot PuttTaylor Frame4.36m


60mRachael Knox9.13 (PB)
200mRachael Knox30.10 (PB)
800mJoey Leach2.44.66


60mOlivia Kydd9.35
200mBeth Agnew30.18
300mMichaela Dwyer46.52(PB)
LJBeth Agnew3.97m


60mChloe Thomson8.62
800mKirsty Irwin2.31.105th


60mCalum Agnew9.59
800mStuart Russell2.42.83
LJStuart Russell3.23m
SPCalum Agnew4.85m


800mDylan Drummond2.29.667th


60mChristopher Yau8.21
200mLewis Gray24.8210th
800mLuke Poutney2.13.168th


60mJoseph McCluskey7.85
200mStephen Ross23.665th
800mTom Timmons2.13.45
LJJohn McCulloch5.42m10th

Well done to everyone who competed.  There were a number of PBs which is super.  Placings are also shown for athletes who made the top 10 in their respective events from both the morning and afternoon sessions combined.  Anyone wishing further details should speak to their coach.

Thanks once again to parents and friends who came along to support out athletes.

T&F Winter Training Arrangements

Please note that for those who train with William, Jill, Lesley, Craig and Steven on a Wednesday night, training in December and January is at Braidhurst Sports Barn in Motherwell at the usual time of 6-7:45pm.

Athletes should not just be dropped off but taken in to the facility and not left until a member of the coaching team is there.

We will collect £1 from each athlete to help cover the cost of the hire of the hall (this is instead of the £1.80 paid for Wishaw).

With the recent track closures it has come to our attention that we may not have the most up to date contact information – if your details have changed please let a coach know and our records will be updated.

For those who train with Jill, Lesley, Craig and Steven please see the training calendar which lists

  • Training Sessions
  • Open Graded Events we are encouraging the group to enter and
  • Indoor Competitions (the team is selected by the coaches).

If you have any questions, please contact one of the coaches.

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