This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so we thought this would be an opportune time to reach out and remind you of the support MAC can offer around mental health.
As the club’s Welfare Officers, it is our role to look out for the welfare of our athletes, and mental health is a huge part of that. It is the responsibility of everyone at the club to look out for each other, to be able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, and to know where to go for support.
Section 3.5 in our Welfare & Childcare Policy: (https://motherwellac.com/wp-content/uploads/Motherwell-AC-Welfare-Childcare-Policy-2020-1.pdf ) has some helpful links on services you can contact for support, training and tools. We would like to encourage everyone to give this a read if you can ,and if you or someone you know at the club is struggling, please reach out.
If you have any concerns or questions at all, we are always only a phone call or email away.
Please see the letter below from our Club Chair, Tracey Lamont about an opportunity to aid the safe registration of young athletes on a Wednesday evening. It was given to parents on 5th September.
NOTE: the club is looking for volunteers for other positions too and is grateful for any and all help given.
Dear Parent / Guardian
I would like to ask you to please consider helping to support and ensure the safe running of Motherwell Athletics Club training for your child and the others who also attend on a Wednesday evening.
Motherwell Athletics Club relies on volunteers to enable the safe, quality coaching and positive learning experiences all athletes have when they come to training and are involved in other internal and external opportunities offered throughout the club.
On a Wednesday night at Wishaw Sports Centre we need people to undertake the registration and help keep the records up to date from 5.35pm to 6.15pm . This is a simple but essential role. At present Pauline Russell (Welfare Officer) has been helping out with this role on a short term basis. We need a couple of parents/guardians to now take this role on to continue enabling the coaches to concentrate on the coaching. This is particularly important for the continued coaching for children under the age of 16.
Anyone who is able to help with this please let any of the coaches know as soon as possible. Someone in the club will help support you in this role until you are confident to do it yourself. Anyone who takes on this role would need to undertake a PVG disclosure which the club will arrange at no expense to the volunteers.
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.
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
Emma Gilchrist 3.70m.
Orla Wheatley 3.62m.
Ross Duffin 3.82.
Liam Ross 3.69m.
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.
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.
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 McCrumâ€‹ 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.
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.
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.
Temporary suspension of membership for Track and Field
To ensure a manageable ratio of Coaches to Athletes we have had to start, with immediate effect, a waiting list for those who wish to join Motherwell A.C. Track and Field.
Please leave name and contact details with our Secretary, Committee member or any Coach. Bob McCrum, (Level 3 Development Coach), will be in contact when the situation changes.
If your child is at Primary School it may be of interest to contact Kat Heron of N.L. Leisure (email@example.com) who will give you details of the Run, Jump, Throw Club which takes place at Ravenscraig Sports Complex on Tuesday evenings from 6pm. Coaches from Motherwell A.C. take these sessions during which time, Athletics Events skills are coached over a 10 week period.
We will hopefully be in a position to review the situation during the Summer months after a period of active Coach recruitment.
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!
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.
The last full T&F club training session will take place on Wednesday 21st December 2016 at Wishaw Sports Centre. All groups return to usual training on Monday, 9 January 2017 at Ravenscraig RSF and Hamilton Palace Grounds and on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at Wishaw Sports Centre.
Coaches for each group will be in touch directly with details of training arrangements over the holiday period, especially for those athletes competing in the first Indoor League Meet at the Emirates on 8 January 2017. Please contact your/your child’s coach for further details, if required.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment during 2016. Wishing you all a happy and peaceful time over the festive season.
The deadline for entries is 28th November and declarations appear to be open from 10am on 30th November. Athletes declaring on the evening should attend at least an hour before the start time of their first event to allow sufficient time to pick up race numbers and warm up. A coach from MAC will be available on the night to assist as required.
Open Graded meetings allow athletes of all levels and abilities to compete against others of the same standard. This is a fantastic opportunity for athletes, U11 and above to gauge their competition times/distances in a variety of athletic disciplines under competition rules. Athletes have the opportunity to set personal best times and all results are submitted to Power of 10.
Training will be available as usual for Track and Field athletes not taking part in the OGM.
Please discuss any further questions you may have with your coach.
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.
The MAC Annual Club Championships will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Sunday 11 September 2016.
The first event will be the Senior Endurance/Road Runners 3K Track Championship Race and those taking part should attend by 9.30am for a prompt start at 10am. Registrations open for Track and Field athletes at 10am in the portacabin by the track, with the first event of the day starting at 11am. A draft order of events is attached. We should be finished by 4pm at the latest.
A wee reminder too that everyone taking part must be club members and should make sure their annual membership is up to date. As always, we will require lots of helpers to ensure that the day is a success and would appreciate offers of assistance from coaches, parents and senior athletes with various tasks including timekeeping, placing and at the various field events.
We would love to see as many athletes as possible competing on the day. It’s usually lots of fun with medals and awards being presented at the club prizegiving night in November (details to follow). Home baking donations are very welcome too!
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
The club is running a bus to the Bute Highland Games for a club day out on Saturday 20th August. There is the 10K Road Race (not part of the championship) for those who want to compete and there are various other track races available for all age groups.
The bus is open to members, family and friends. The bus will be free, although a small deposit may be required to secure a seat, this is due to the large number of late call offs in recent years. Folk will pay for the ferry from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay themselves.
What we need at this stage is a note of the numbers who will be requiring the bus. Elaine Jamieson has once again kindly offered to organise the bus. If you would like a seat(s) please reply to the post on Facebook, speak to Elaine directly, or text her on 07951 960 469. Please spread the word.
More details about pick up points, times, and the return journey will be published a bit nearer the time.
Details and entry are available for the next Open Graded Meet which will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday 8 June, 2016 at 6.30pm. As a result, training that evening for those in the Intermediate Development Group (coached by Lesley, John and Craig) and Junior Development Group (coached by William and Vicki) will be cancelled. Middle Distance and Sprint Group athletes should check with their coaches about possible alternative training sessions.
This OG 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:70/75/80/100/110m hurdles; 200m; 300m (U15B&G) 400m (U17W&M+); 1500m; shot putt; javelin (U13+) and triple jump (U15+). Further details, including how to enter, can be found here: https://www.q-buster.co.uk/NLOGM8JUN16
Events are PRE ENTRY ONLY by 6 JUNE 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 answer any further questions you may have.
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.
Details and entry have just been released by NLL regarding the next Open Graded Meet which will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday 27 April, 2016 at 6.30pm. It should be noted that TRAINING IS CANCELLED ON 27th APRIL FOR ALL GROUPS EXCEPT THE SPRINT GROUP given that the Meet takes place at our usual training venue that night. An alternative training session will be available for the sprint group at the Bandstand, Strathclyde Park at 6pm.
This OG is a good opportunity for everyone to compete outdoors in familiar territory and we would encourage all athletes (including new and current non members) to take part in at least one event.
Events available are: 100m; 200m (U13+); 600m (U11s only); 800m; shot putt; long jump and high jump. Event times and further details, including how to enter, can be found here: https://www.q-buster.co.uk/nlog27apr16 .
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. As usual, 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 appears to be PRE ENTRY ONLY by midnight on 25 April. 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. MAC coaches will be there to assist and support athletes as required.
Future OG Meet dates throughout the summer at Wishaw Sports Centre are already in the website calendar. These will take place on 8 June, 13 July, 10 August and 28 September. Event details will be added as soon as they are available.
Please speak to your coach if you have further questions. Thanks.
At present the UK Athletics, UK Members Council has a vacancy for an Affiliated Club Representative and this position is not due for election until 2017, with the successful candidate taking up their position at the AGM in December 2017.
Following consideration of this situation the Council members unanimously decided at their meeting on 28 February 2016 to seek nominations for a new role to fill this vacant position with an individual to be nominated by the Affiliated Clubs of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales who have Track and Field as a discipline.
Nominations are, therefore, invited for one Track and Field Affiliated Club Representative for the Celtic Nations.
A shortlist of two nominees from each Celtic Nation will be put forward for interview, subject to this number of nominations being received by each Celtic Nation.
The nomination form, details of the role and of the appointment process are enclosed and are also available from the British Atheltics website.
If you wish to put yourself forward as the Motherwell Athletics Club nomination, please submit your personal resume to Peter Blackmore by Friday 22nd April.
A wee reminder to encourage athletes to attend the Open Graded at Ravenscraig on Wednesday 30th March 2016.
It’s a great opportunity to compete for the first time or to get a new personal best.
The style of an open grade competition means that athletes are matched with other athletes on ability rather than by age or gender. As a result, athletes who are competing for the first time or who have had limited experience are able to be competitive against others who are in the same position. It also means that those who are more experienced and have been training longer can be pushed hard by competing against others in different age groups.
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!
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.
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.
On that special link above you will find the first edition of the new MAC Monthly newsletter.
The plan is to have this distributed to all members through email over time, however I am currently having problems accessing entry central. Please note also that there may still be issues trying to renew membership, but hopefully they will be resolved ASAP. I look forward to your feedback on what I think can be a good communications tool going forward.
We are now able to confirm results from the first SAIL Match which took place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 6 December 2015:
Cavan Marie Ryan
Cavan Marie Ryan
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.
SAIL (the Scottish Athletics Indoor League) marks the start of the indoor season for Motherwell AC. There are three competitions days/matches for the 2015/16 season: 6 December 2015, 10 January 2016 and 31 January 2016. These matches take place at 9:30am in the Emirates Arena, Glasgow and usually run until around 2pm. Teams are selected by coaches from each age group (U11- U20) and discipline for a number of prescribed races and field events. Selections are based and depend on which events are taking place and how athletes have performed in training. Every effort is made to provide an opportunity to those athletes who want to compete and who train regularly, to take part in at least one event over the course of the three matches. If you/your child hasnâ€™t been contacted by a coach in relation to the match on 6 December, you/they may still be considered for subsequent matches. Please let a coach know if you/your child is interested in competing.
It should be noted that if training is cancelled over the winter months due to adverse weather conditions, a text alert will be issued to members on the mobile phone number listed on our membership system. Non-members will, as far as possible be contacted on the mobile phone number provided on attendance registration records. Please make sure that you notify us of any changes in contact details, particularly mobile phone numbers. Messages will also be posted on social media.
Cancellations are generally outwith our control and may be at very short notice. Please make sure that children are not dropped off at training venues without checking that the venue is open, training is on and coaches are present.
Just a reminder for those who train with William, Jill, Lesley, Craig, Steven and Vicki on a Wednesday night, training from this Wednesday (2nd Dec) is at Braidhurst Sports Barn in Motherwell (ML1 3XF) at the usual time of 6-7:45pm.
Please remember to bring £1 to help cover the cost of the hire.
Please take your child in to the sports barn and do not leave them before ensuring that a member of the coaching team is there.
T&F winter training arrangements – It should be noted that if training is cancelled over the winter months due to adverse weather conditions, a text alert will be issued to members on the mobile phone number listed on our membership system. Non-members will, as far as possible be contacted on the mobile phone number provided on attendance registration records. Please make sure that you notify us of any changes in contact details, particularly mobile phone numbers. Messages will also be posted on social media.
Cancellations are generally outwith our control and may be at very short notice. Please make sure that children are not dropped off at training venues without checking that the venue is open, training is on and coaches are present.
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
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.