November 2015 Time Trial Results

We had 28 Road Runners participating in tonight’s final time trial of this year’s competition on what turned out to be quite a pleasant evening given the heavy fog earlier in the day.

Mae McIsaac won the women’s race in 30-58, and Dougie O’Hare took the men’s prize in 32-17. Well done to both of them and everyone else who got down to Strathclyde Park to compete this evening.  Jim Tracey picked up the Wooden Spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) in another less than mediocre time.

There were some excellent performances last night, too many to list.  However, a special mention must go to Clare Hughes who beat her PB and recorded 25:08, and is the second fastest female in the 11 year history of the Time Trial.  Chris Macdonald also had an outstanding run, the fastest by a male athlete this season, in fabulous time of 21:33.

Commiserations go to Gillian McCaffer who was first female across the line but unfortunately took the wrong route and had to be classified as a DNF.  She was awarded a miniature of Buckfast to help drown her sorrows

Tommy Sneddon and Tracey Lamont have won this year’s male and female championships. Well done for some fantastic performances throughout the year.

Thanks to Irene Kerr, Anne Hughes, Wendy Kerr, and Mark Gallacher for helping out this evening.

Please see the full results.


October 2015 Time Trial Results

We had a superb turnout of 31 Road Runners for this months Time Trial.  The weather Gods were good to us too as the conditions were excellent for our first Time Trial on the winter route.  We also had 3 new recruits tonight and Alec Robertson joined us after a long lay off.

Angela Downie defended her September title and took another another 40 seconds off last month’s time finishing in 30:43.  Chris Macdonald ran the fastest 4 mile Time Trial of the year in 21:43. Well done to both Angela and Chris for great performances.  Well done to everyone who made the effort to compete tonight and continue maintain the Time Trial’s popularity as it celebrated its 11th anniversary tonight.

Jim Tracey picked up the wooden spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) in a time best forgotten, however, he did have a hard race at the Tollcross Parkrun on Saturday and we should not be too hard on him.

Thanks to Irene Kerr, Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon and Peter Blackmore for helping out this evening.

Please see the full results.  The Time Trial 2015 League Table has been updated too.


Tollcross Parkrun 3 October – RRs Championship Race

We had 16 Motherwell AC road runners taking part in the penultimate championship race.  The results are set out below.

It was a fantastic day for the club with Craig Mackenzie finishing 1st male with Nick Hughes not far behind him in 2nd place.  Nick’s sister Clare Hughes was first female and Emma Stevenson took second place.  Mark Gallacher was first male V40.  Excellent performances all round.

The Championship and League tables have been updated.

1Craig MACKENZIE00:17:42
2Nicholas HUGHES00:18:43
5Clare Elizabeth HUGHES00:20:31
6Mark GALLACHER00:20:45
9Marcus WHYTE00:21:26
10Emma STEVENSON00:21:29
12Kevin DURNIAN00:22:11
13Thomas SNEDDON00:22:13
22Ross MCLEAN00:23:26
24Susan STEWART00:23:36
26Craig WHITESIDE00:23:46
31Angela DOWNIE00:25:02
34Gary WOOD00:26:09
40Jim TRACEY00:27:04
45Lesley ROSS00:27:41
52Patricia ALLEN00:29:35


Dumfries Half Marathon Championship Race – Results

Here are the results for the Dumfries Half Marathon.

Congratulations go to Tracey Lamont for  her achievement of 1st Female V40, and to Chris MacDonald who finished 4th overall.  Well done to the rest of the MAC RRs who took part in this race.

4Christopher MacDonald77.35
9Ben Smith81.36
65Marcus Whyte99.05
72Craig Whiteside100.01
75Edward Toal100.31
81Mark Gallacher102.06
110Angela Downie109.25
112Tracey Lamont110.20

The 2015 Road Running Championship and League table have been updated.


Club Track Championships Time Table

The Motherwell Athletics Club Track Championship takes place on Sunday 13th September 2015 at Wishaw Sports Centre, Alexander St, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire ML2 0HQ.

Registration is open from 9:15am, and the first event is the Road Runners 3km at 10:00am.

Please see the Timetable for the day for other events.


Road Runners 3k Track Championships 2015

Championships on Sunday 13 September 2015 – 10:00 AM start.

This year’s Road Runners 3km race will be a conventional staggered start handicap race based on (pro-rata) the September Time Trial estimated times.

Please see the handicaps here.

The race will be the first of the day and will start at 10.00 AM prompt, so please get along to registration for around 9.30 AM and have time for a warm up.

The numbers competing in the 3K Handicap have not been great in the last couple of years (to say last year’s blanket start did not go down well is a bit of an understatement), so please let’s go for a bigger turn out this year. Given the staggered start and the handicap system, everyone has a chance of winning and no one will be embarrassed.  Please spread the word and help make the 3K Handicap race a bit more successful this year.

After the race it would be great if RRs could stay behind to help out with the track and field element of the championships.

Joe is on holiday and John Hughes has agreed to step in to the breach and will be organising the race this year.

September 2015 Time Trial Results

We had 22 RRs competing in this evening’s time trial, the last one on the summer course around the Loch. Again we had some great performances with Clark Pheely and Bobby Wotherspoon putting down impressive markers for next month’s race.

First female was Angela Downie in 31:29 almost 1 minute faster than her previous best this year, and Ross Burton won the men’s race in 24:41 also nearly 1 minute faster than his recent best.  This month’s wooden spoon went to Dougie Waddell who was not that far behind the rest of the field.

Thanks to Irene Kerr, Wendy Kerr, Ewen Cameron, and Mark Gallacher for helping out this evening.

Please see the full results and the Time Trial 2015 League Table.


Road Runners Time Trial – August 2015 Results

We had an excellent turnout of 31 athletes for this evening’s Time Trial. I am afraid the weather Gods were not with us and conditions could only be described as ‘quite wintery’. That did not deter our Road Runners and we had some outstanding performances including another PB from Craig Mackenzie who broke the 22 minute barrier by 2 seconds.

First female was Mae McIsaac in 31:47 and first man across the line was Ewen Cameron in 25:21 as he continues his comeback. None other than Jim Tracey crossed the line last to pick up the Wooden Spoon often referred to as the Jim Tracey Award.


Thanks to Irene Kerr, Anne Hughes, and Mark Gallacher for helping out in such wet conditions.

Please see the full results and the updated league tables.

Victoria Parkrun – Road Running Championship

The Victoria Parkrun on the 11th of July was the latest Championship race. The results are as follows.

1Christopher MACDONALD16:20
3Craig MACKENZIE16:46
6Nicholas HUGHES17:37
10Mark GALLACHER18:23
19John Gerard HUGHES19:06
26Marcus WHYTE19:32
38Jim WHITE20:35
47Eddie TOAL21:08
53Craig WHITESIDE21:41
55Thomas SNEDDON21:47
63Peter BLACKMORE22:24
68Susan STEWART22:36
96Gary WOOD23:49
115Gillian MCCAFFER24:39:00
131Angela DOWNIE25:21:00
141Donald MCCAFFER25:47:00
147Dougie O’HARE26:06:00
168Patricia ALLEN26:45:00
191Jim TRACEY27:36:00

Please see the Victoria Parkrun website for the results.

The Championship table and league tables have now been updated.


July 2015 Time Trial Results

We has another good turn out of 27 at the July Time Trial.  Apart from a slight breeze on the outward stretch of the loch the conditions were excellent for a fast 4 miles.

Again we had some excellent runs with Susan Stewart winning the female race in a PB of 28:54 and John Burns taking first place in the men’s race in 29:04 which was a minute faster than he has ran for some time.  Elaine Jamieson picked up the Wooden Spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) after plodding round the loch in an unexpectedly slow time of 32:20.

A special mention goes to Craig Mackenzie who set a new PB in a great time of 22:16.

Thanks again to Anne Hughes, Irene Kerr and Lynsey Sneddon for helping out and making the time trial run smoothly, and to John Hughes for presenting the trophies.

See the full results and the updated Time Trial Championship table.


Car Pool – Victoria Parkrun (Saturday 11th July 2015)

Those who wish to car pool for the Victoria Parkrun on Saturday 11th July 2015 should meet at The Boathouse, Strathclyde Park at 8:15am on Saturday morning.

The event takes place in Victoria Park, Victoria Park Drive, North Glasgow, G14 9NW, starting at 9:30am prompt.

Don’t forget your barcode.  If you have never run a Parkrun before you can register up to the day before.


Balfron 10K Provisional Results

Following the timing issues at the Balfron 10K the race organisers have issued a set of provisional results. The Championship and League Tables were previously updated based on finishing positions which have remained unchanged; however, the finishing times have been added.

Pos’n    Name            Time

11     Nicholas Hughes     00:37:53

44     Mark Gallacher     00:41:34

50    Marcus Whyte     00:42:10

98     Emma Stevenson     00:45:20

163     Craig Morris         00:49:09

193     Andrew Scott         00:50:34

205     Peter Blackmore     00:51:15

319     Lesley Ross         00:56:52

328     Patricia Allen         00:57:13

335     Jim Tracey         00:57:51

Tom Scott 10mile 2015 Race Results – Road Runners Championship 2015

We has a great turn out of 20 athletes at the Tom Scott Road Race on Sunday 5th April. Well done to Graeme Kennedy who was first Motherwell AC male in 59:09 and Susan Stewart who was first MAC female in 1:16:45. PatAllen_At_TomScott2015

Here are the official results extracted from the Winning Time website for the Tom Scott 10 Mile Road Race. All of the finishers registered under Motherwell Athletics or Motherwell AC are included. If you ran the race or know of someone who ran the race and for some reason registered under another category please let Joe Hoolaghan know.

NumName(s)M/FRankGun TimeChip RankChip Time
361GRAEME KENNEDYM5000:59:095000:59:09
389CHRISTOPHER MACDONALDM5901:00:045901:00:04
514GERRY SEENANM7401:01:347401:01:34
241ROSS BURTONM11101:05:4211101:05:42
238ANDREW BUCHANANM11401:05:5611401:05:57
561JIM WHITEM12201:07:0812201:07:09
297MARK GALLACHERM12701:07:5312701:07:53
380PAULO LEITEM13301:08:3813301:08:38
564MARCUS WHYTEM14801:11:3214801:11:32
474ROBERT PATTINSONM15101:11:4215101:11:42
562CRAIG WHITESIDEM16901:13:3816901:13:39
227PETER BLACKMOREM18501:16:1818501:16:18
533SUSAN STEWARTF19001:16:4519001:16:45
577VICKI WRIGHTF19901:17:5119901:17:51
277SCOTT DICKSONM21301:19:0421301:19:05
367ANDY KNOXM22401:20:3222401:20:33
208PATRICIA ALLENF26601:32:0526601:32:05
435SEAN MCQUEENM27901:41:4927901:41:49

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