Great Scottish Run Half Marathon Results

15 club members ran in the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon on 1st October.

This was the last race in the championship and leagues, however, there is still the Hypothetical Marathon to count in up to 21 October. T he LAAA Road Relays also count for bonus points towards the Championship. 

Results are below. The format is:

Stephen Allen
Motherwell AC

Jim White
Motherwell AC

Neil Richardson
Motherwell AC

Ewen Cameron
Motherwell AC

Graham McEwan
Motherwell AC

Alan Keachie
Motherwell AC

Alison Murray
Motherwell AC

Joyce Allardice
Motherwell AC

Tracey Lamont
Motherwell AC

Nigel Hetherington
Motherwell AC

Kevin Mcphillips
Motherwell AC

Gillian McCaffer
Motherwell AC

Angela Malcolm
Motherwell AC

Robert Pattinson
Motherwell AC

Barbara Hogg
Motherwell AC

RR New Winter Time Trial Route

The next Road Runners Time Trial will be on our new winter route.

We will run the course next Thursday (28th September) to give runners the chance to try it out and give any feedback.

Paul Harkins has taken kilometre splits on his watch and logged it on TomTom

We’d encourage you to view this.

Screenshots of each km (and the last 400m-ish) are below.

1st KM
2nd KM
3rd KM
4th KM
5th KM
6th KM
Last 400m
Full Route

You can download all of the images from this link.


August 2017 Senior Endurance Time Trial

The August 2017 time trial took place on 1st August.

There was a good turnout of 26 athletes on a pleasant evening for racing giving the conditions earlier in the day.

Jim Tracey won the men’s race in 35:30 and Angela Downie won the women’s race in 33:04.

Craig Mackenzie picked up the wooden spoon for a performance well below his best.

Thanks to Anne Hughes Lynsey Sneddon Catherine Kerr Thomas Sneddon David Gardiner and Andrew Steel for making the race run smoothly once again.

Please see the 2017 Time Trial page for full results and league tables.

Bus for Brian Goodwin 10k Race – Friday 16 June

A 30 seater bus has been booked for anyone wishing to go to the Brian Goodwin 10K on Friday 16 June.

Elaine Jamieson is co-ordinating and will be at training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to take payments for the bus which will cost £10.

Names will not be confirmed until money has been paid.

The bus will  leave The Boathouse at 5.30 pm prompt and will leave for the return journey at 9.30 pm, giving us a chance to enjoy a few well earned refreshments after the run.

If past years are anything to go by, we finish the night off in the Electric Bar when we arrive back in Motherwell, so there will also be a drop off at the Electronic Bar.

Please be aware the car parks at Strathclyde Park (including The Boathouse car park) close at 9pm!


June 2017 Time Trial and Food bank Collection

The next Time Trial takes place Tuesday 30th May at 6:30pm from The Boathouse, Strathclyde Park.

Please see the 2017 Time Trial page for handicaps and league tables.

The club will be collecting items for a local food bank at this session. Items required include

  • Super Noodles
  • Tinned Potatoes
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tinned Custard
  • Tinned Meat
  • UHT Longlife Milk (Whole & Semi Skimmed)
  • Long Grain Rice
  • Savoury Rice
  • Cuppa Soup

RR Time Trial May 2017 – Foodbank Collection Items & Helpers Wanted

The next road runners time trial takes place at 6:30pm on Tuesday 2nd May, meeting at The Boathouse Gym as usual.

Please see the 2017 Time Trial Championship page for handicaps, league tables and more.

We could be doing with a couple of helpers for the finishing line to make sure we capture all of the finishers in the correct order. If you are available please reply to the post on Facebook.  A bonus point is available to helpers.

Foodbank Collection

We will once again be taking donations for the Lanarkshire Foodbank at Tuesday’s Time Trial.  Any non perishable goods and toiletries are greatly accepted, however they are in particular need of the following items:

  • UHT Long Life milk (whole and semi skimmed)
  • tinned tomatoes
  • tinned meat
  • long grain rice
  • small jars of coffee and
  • super noodles.

Football Collection – Tue 4th Apr

We will once again be taking donations for the Lanarkshire Foodbank at Tuesday’s Time Trial. Any non perishable goods and toiletries are greatly accepted, however they are in particular need once again of the following items:

Tinned meat, small jars of coffee, tinned fruit, savoury rice, super noodles and UHT Long Life milk (whole and semi skimmed)

David Shaw, Manager of the Foodbank has accepted our invitation to come down to the Boathouse at the end of the TT to receive our donations, and this will give us the perfect opportunity to get some photographs taken, and perhaps some publicity for The Motherwell Times.




Scottish National 6/4 Road Relay Championships – Sunday 26 March

The Senior Endurance Section had 20 athletes (8 women and 12 men) taking part in the National Road Relay Championships at Livingston.  The Women’s W50 team (Mae McIsaac, Phyllis Hands and Joyce Allardice) picked up the bronze medal.

Our Men’s M40 team were fourth.

Well done to all of our athletes and organisers/marshals who made it through to Livingston.

The full set of results can be accessed on Scottish Athletics.

March 2017 Road Runners Time Trial

We had a fantastic turn out of 40 athletes at this evening’s Time Trial on a very nice night for this time of the year.  Louise Speirs won the women’s race in 34:50 and William Martin in a return to form won the men’s race in 30:51.  Chris Macdonald picked up the wooden spoon following a rare DNF.

Thanks to Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon, Tommy Sneddon, James Proffitt, Irene Kerr and Wendy Kerr for making the race run smoothly.

We also had a small celebration for Angela Downie’s birthday.

Results and updated league tables to follow soon on Time Trial Championship 2017 page.

Senior Endurance Training Weekend 2017

  • Glenmore Lodge near Aviemore
  • 1st September to 3rd September
  • £120 pp

30 places on a twin room basis have been reserved for the above training weekend at Glenmore Lodge.

The detailed programme for the weekend has still to be finalised, however, the format will be similar to previous years – a mixture of training sessions, recreational activities (e.g. Yoga and Pilates), lectures, and some social activities in the evenings.

A discounted package of £120 per person has been negotiated with Glenmore Lodge for 2 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast with a packed lunch provided both days.

To reserve a place a non-refundable deposit of £50 is required with the balance to be paid in full no later than 1st July.

Tracey Lamont has kindly agreed to take names and collect the payments this year.

So if you want to go please reply to the post on Facebook or the message board on this website in the first instance, or let Tracey know in person or by text (07854730347) about your interest in the Training Weekend.

Your place will be reserved when Tracey receives your deposit.


Road Runners February 2017 Time Trial – Handicaps and Traffic

The next time trial takes place on Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 6:30pm, starting at The Boathouse Gym, Strathclyde Park.

Please see the handicaps and the Time Trial Championship page.

Access to Strathclyde Park for Tuesday’s Time Trial

The main entrance to Strathclyde Park is closed to traffic on Tuesday 7 Feb.  You can still get to the Boathouse one of the following ways.

  1. From the Bothwell end at the Raith interchange.
  2. By parking at the Palace Grounds and walking through the tunnel.
  3. From Community Road in Bellshill and driving past the new cemetery then on to the middle of the park.

Please spread the word.



Provisional RR Championship Races

Provisional races for the 2017 Road Runners championship and leagues.

Date Race Approx Price Comments
5 March Down by the River 10K£8/£10Confirmed Race
2 AprilTom Scott 10 Miles £12Confirmed Race
14 May Monklands 5K£5Confirmed Race
16 June (approx)Brian Goodwin 10K£9/£11Confirmed Race
11 July (to be confirmed)15K Moffat Hill Race£12 approxDate to be confirmed but it is always the 2nd Tuesday in July
23 JulyStrathclyde Parkrun 5KFreeConfirmed Race
12 August Linwood Parkrun 5KFreeConfirmed Race
10 September Stirling 10K Scottish Championship£16/£18Scottish Championship possible clash with club championship. Joe to speak to Ewen Cameron.
24 September (to be confirmed)Dumfries Half Marathon


£20 (in 2016)Date is always this weekend in September

Road Runners January 2017 Time Trial

There was a Record Turnout at the Senior Endurance January 2017 Time Trial.

We had 42 athletes competing in tonight’s Time Trial race.  That is beats our previous best by two since the monthly competition started in October 2004.

We had some great performance – too many to mention, and Susan Stewart won the women’s race in a PB of 27:23, and Ewen Cameron won the men’s race also in a PB of 23:53.  Mark Paterson picked up the Wooden Spoon [The Jim Tracey Award] in a slow time on his return from injury.  Well done to everybody who managed down for the race tonight.

Thanks to Irene Kerr, Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon and Lesley Ross for helping out on what was a rather hectic evening.

Please see the full results.

January 2017 Road Runners Time Trial Handicaps

The next time trial takes place on Tuesday 10th January 2017, 6:30pm at The Boathouse.

Please see the handicaps.

NOTE: there is a slight change in the Time Trial Championship Rules for 2017.

The December Time Trial is no longer part of the championship even for markers.

The January Time Trial has been reinstated to the championship and the times recorded will be used in the process for working out the handicaps (best of last three results).

The 2017 Time Trial Championship page has been created to reflect the new rules.

Provisional Races – RR Championships 2017

The Senior Endurance sub-committee recently published a provisional set of races for the up-coming 2017 Road Running Championship.

For more information about this, please read the minutes from the Senior Endurance Sub-committee meeting on 3rd December, which can be found on the Welfare and Management page.

RR Christmas Time Trial 2016 Result

The 2016 Christmas Time Trial took place on Sunday 11th December.

We had 21 athletes competing in this year’s 4 Miles Christmas Handicap on a fine December morning.  Dougie O’Hare won the men’s race in 33:40 and Elaine Jamieson won the women’s race in 30:40 with Mae McIsaac picking up the Wooden Spoon (The JIm Tracey Award) in a time that would be easily forgotten.  Well done to everyone who made it down to Strathclyde Park this morning.

Allan Cameron was voted Road Runner of the Year by his fellow athletes. A photo of Allan being presented with the trophy by Jim Tracey is attached. Well done Allan.

Thanks to Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon, Margaret Hoolaghan and Mark Paterson for helping out.

N.B. The Christmas Handicap is a fun event and is not part of the Time Trial Championship for markers.

Please see the full results.

RR Time Trial – November 2016 Results

We had a great turn out of 32 athletes on a fresh autumn evening for the final race in the 2016 competition.  The conditions were pretty good for the 4 mile handicap race.  First female was Miranda Richmond in 34:24 and first male was Jim Tracey in 34:20.  The Wooden Spoon was picked up by Nick Hughes who has a bit of an off night.

We had some great performances and this season’s winning places were decided on the evening.  More to follow on this one.

Thanks to Lynsey Sneddon, Irene Kerr, Anne Hughes and Kevin Durnian for the smooth running of the race.

Please see the full results and the 2016 Time Trial Championship page for the final league tables.

November 2016

FINAL RR Time Trial – November 2016 Handicaps

The final Road Runners Time Trial takes place on Tuesday 1st November @ 6:30pm – starting at The Boathouse Gym, Strathclyde Park.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Please see the handicaps and the 2016 Time Trial Championship page for the current standings.

October 2016 RR Time Trial Results

We had a fantastic turn out of 40 Senior Endurance athletes (possibly a record) at this evening’s Time Trial Handicap Race which was our first race on the winter route.  The weather gods were with us tonight and the conditions were excellent for the race.

Peter Blackmore was first male (for the second consecutive month) in 27:28 and Gillian McCaffer was first female in 30:58.  Unsurprisingly, Jim Tracey picked up the wooden spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) in a slower than usual time.  Thanks to everyone who made it down to Strathclyde Park tonight.

Thanks to Anne Hughes, Irene Kerr, Lynsey Sneddon, Mark Paterson and Ross McLean for helping out on what was a busy evening.

Please see the full results and the 2016 Time Trial Championship page for the tables.

Glenmore Lodge 2016

A note for all attending the Endurance Training weekend this coming Friday to Sunday….

An afternoon session has been added for those who arrive early. The programme is the linked document.

Changing is available on arrival and rooms will be ready from 3pm onwards.


From Aviemore, turn right towards Glenmore at the mini roundabout before you head into the town (Italian restaurant is on the roundabout).  Follow this road out into the forest and along the side of Loch Morlich.  A few miles out you will past a campsite on the right, and the reindeer centre on the left after which the entrance road to Glenmore Lodge is on your left.

Address details

Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore,
Inverness-shire, Scotland, PH22 1QU

Contact Details


Lodge Phone Number: 01479 861256


There is no mobile phone reception at the lodge however payphones are available. If you need to be contacted, the lodge number is 01479 861256 – Free wifi is available so you can Whatsapp, Facebook and Skype til your hearts content!

All towels etc. are provided as well as meals.  Just bring your running gear and any sports drinks etc.

If anyone needs a lift back on Sunday, Ewen has 3 spaces in his car.

Looking forward to another great weekend!

Ewen Cameron

Chair, Motherwell Athletics Club

September Trial Winners and Wooden Spoon

We had 17 participants on Tuesday’s 4 Mile Time Trial handicap race on what was a fairly dismal night as far as the weather was concerned. That did not deter our athletes from turning in some excellent performances.

Susan Stewart won the women’s race in 27:29 – 30 seconds faster than her PB for the course. Peter Blackmore won the men’s race in 28:46 – more than a minute faster than his estimated time. Angela Downie picked up thewooden spoon in a quite respectable time of just under 32 minutes. Well done to everyone who made it down to Strathclyde Park on such a dank and dreich evening.

Thanks once again to Irene Kerr, Wendy Kerr, Jim White and Jim Tracey for helping things to run smoothly once again.

Please see the full results and the 2016 Time Trial Championship page.


3k Championships Rules 2016

In order to make the race more competitive and increase participation, the sub-committee decided to make the 3K Track Championship a standard scratch race and incorporate an age graded race in both male and female categories.  There will be medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places (male and female) in both events..

This means that our fastest runners get to compete against each other and there is the opportunity for all race participants to compete on a level playing field, regardless of age.  Everyone will start at the same time with it being clear who wins the prizes in the scratch event with the age graded times being calculated after race has finished.  More details will follow about the age graded times calculation.

We hope this will encourage our Senior Endurance athletes to participate in this years club championship.  Please spread the word to your fellow athletes and make this year’s 3K track championship race successful.

Please also see the previous post on the full timetable of events.

MAC Annual Club Championship 2016

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!

Here’s hoping we have good weather on the day.

Bute Highland Games Bus Travel Arrangements

Pick-Up Times

Pick up times have been arranged as follows:

  • Wishaw Sports Centre Car Park – 8.30 am
  • Boathouse – 8.45 am

We are aiming for 10.16 am Ferry at Wemyss Bay.

Return Journey

  • No later than the 6.15 pm ferry from Wemyss Bay
  • Bus will leave at 7.00 pm SHARP!

Any last minute call offs etc should text or phone Elaine 07951 960469

RR Championship Race Change of Venue (3rd Sept – Linwood Parkrun)

Due to the Inter Region Triathlon Championships being held at Strathclyde Park on 3 & 4 September the Parkrun has been cancelled that weekend.

The RRs Sub-Committee considered changing the date of our race, but voted narrowly in favour of a change of venue. We considered Livingston, Linwood, Pollock and Silverknowes.

Again by a slim majority, Linwood was the new venue approved by the sub-committee. Linwood is apparently a flat fast two lap course and the event takes place at ON-X Linwood, Brediland Road, Linwood, PA3 3RA at the usual time of 9.30 AM.Sorry if this causes you any inconvenience.

Joe Hoolaghan, on behalf of the RRs Sub-Committee.

August 2016 Time Trial Results

We had 27 Senior Endurance athletes taking part in this evening’s Time Trial Handicap Race.  The weather was relatively kind to us with just a fine drizzle to keep the runners cool.  Tracey Lamont was first female in a PB of 29:08 and Dougie O’Hare was first male in 35:49 (not a PB). Jim Tracey picked up the Wooden Spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) in another uninspiring time.  Thanks to everyone who made it down to compete.

Thanks to Linsey Sneddon, Anne Hughes, and Irene Kerr for keeping everything running smoothly on the night.

Please see the full results and the 2016 Time Trial Championship page.

July 2016 Time Trial Result

We had 22 senior endurance athletes competing in the July Time Trial on what turned out to be a rather nice evening considering the rain was lashing down just prior to the start.

Roddy Quinn won the men’s race in 27:08 and Tracey Lamont was first female in 29:46 well done to both of them.  John Hughes picked up the Wooden Spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) in an uncharacteristically pedestrian time.  Thanks to everyone who made it down to the park to compete this evening.

Thanks once again to Irene Kerr, Anne Hughes and Lynsey Sneddon for helping out and making sure things ran smoothly.

Please see the full results and the 2016 Time Trial Championship league table.

Bute Highland Games 2016

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.

Bus for Brian Goodwin 10k (17th June)

A 33 seater bus (same as last year) has been organised for the Brian Goodwin 10K.

It leaves from the Electric Bar at 6.00 PM on Friday 17th June, which will get us to The Cartha Queen’s Park Rugby Club in plenty of time for the 7.30 PM start.  The bus will be returning to the Electric Bar at 10.00 PM.  The Boathouse Car Park closes before our return from the race so please do not park there if you are leaving your car.

If you wish to book a seat(s) on the bus please reply to the post on Facebook or text Jim White (who has kindly agreed to sort out the numbers this year) on 07725262878.

Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

May 2016 Time Trial Result

We had 24 Senior Endurance athletes competing in Tuesday nights May Time Trial on what was horrendous weather for a good part of the the time – high winds, rain and hailstones.

That said we still had some great performances with Phyllis Hands winning the women’s race in 29:42, her best run for a while, and Robert Pattinson winning the men’s race in a new PB of 25:56.  Ian Young picked up another wooden spoon to add to his collection! Well done to everyone who braved the elements to take part this evening.

Thanks once again to Anne Hughes, Irene Kerr, Lynsey Sneddon and John Hughes for helping out on such tough conditions.

Please see the full results and the up-to-date league table.


May 2016 Time Trial Change of Date

Given that the Snowball 5 Mile Race (Championship Race) in Coatbridge takes place on Wednesday 4 May, it has been decided that the May Time Trial which was planned for Tuesday 3 May should be moved to the previous Tuesday 26 April.  From a coaching perspective it is not a realistic or sensible option to race on consecutive days.

So the May time Trial will take place on TUESDAY 26 APRIL.

Please note this in your schedules; the training schedule has taken this into account.

Snowball Race 2016 (RR Championship Race)

The Snowball Race (Championship Race), organised by Scottish Veteran Harriers Club, takes place on Wednesday 4 May and starts at 7.30 PM.

Registration takes place at the Coatbridge Outdoor Centre (Coatbridge Track) on the night. Pre-registration is not required.  The race starts approximately 1 mile away at the entrance to Drumpellier Park so please allow time for registration and getting to the start line.

That is all of the detail available at the moment – if there is any more info we will keep you posted.

April 2016 Time Trial Results

The April 2016 Time Trial took place on Tuesday 5th April, and it was remarkable for the fact that over half the field obtained times faster than their handicaps!

The first male was Jim Tracey and Louise Speirs was first lady.  The Wooden Spoon went to Ian Young.

See the full results and the 2016 Time Trial Championship page.


March 2016 Time Trial Results

We held the March Trial, the first competitive one of the season, on a cold, wet and windy night at Strathclyde Park.  That said we still had a really good turnout of 31 athletes taking part in the 4 mile handicap race.

Congratulations go to Allan Cameron who won the men’s race in an excellent time of 22:06, and Susan Stewart won the women’s race in a PB of 27:59.  Peter Blackmore picked up the wooden spoon in an unremarkable time that would be easily forgotten.  Thanks to everyone who made it down to compete this evening.

Thanks to tonight’s helpers too – Jim Tracey and John Burns who were on torch duty at the underpass, Anne Hughes for starting the race and timing the finishers, Brian McLinden for stepping in to the breach and ensuring we got the names of every finisher in the correct order, and Lynsey Sneddon for videoing the finish to back up the manual process.

March Time Trial

See the full results and the 2016 Time Trial Championship page.

Proposed Road Runners Leagues 2016

The proposed road runners leagues for 2016 have been decided.

You can see the proposed leagues here.

Runners must be a member from 1st March 2016 to be eligible to be included in the leagues, and should this be missed, runners shall not be included later.

Therefore it is important that you renew your membership!

However runners who join later than 1st March are included in the Road Runners Championship, Time Trial Championship and Cross Country Championship for the races following their joining.

See also the 2016 Road Runners Championship and Leagues page.

RR Training – Saturday 13th Feb

Training on Saturday 13th February is at Lanark Racecourse.
3x2K – 2min recovery – on flat grass surface.

The address is Hyndford Road ML11 9WN.
Directions are:

  • Head for Lanark – at the top of the main street veer right (signposted Carlisle).
  • Go past train station, supermarket and petrol station.
  • At roundabout take second exit (signposted Carlisle).
  • Go about 1 mile along the road to Lanark Loch.
  • Go past this entrance and as you go over the hill there will be a sign for Lanark Racecourse  Facility/Scottish Equestrian Centre
  • Turn in left and follow the road round to the car park at the all-weather football pitches.

Others in lycra will be there awaiting your arrival.

February 2016 RR Time Trial

The first competitive race of the Time Trial Championship takes place this coming Tuesday at 6.30 pm at the Boathouse as usual.

The Road Runners Sub Committee approved a proposal to change this year’s rules.

  1. The December and January Time Trial results will not count towards the best of the last 3 results used for working out the handicaps. Given that these results are not part of the championship they should not count in the handicap process.
  2. The times of Individuals completing a 1st and/or 2nd marker will continue to count for handicaps.
  3. The new 12 month rolling results sheet has been updated with the December and January results highlighted for information only.

Essentially the February Handicaps will be the same as the December ones for all runners except those who achieved a 1st and/or 2nd Marker in December and January.  A new 12 month rolling sheet for 2016 and the February Handicaps has been published.

January 2016 Time Trial Results

We had an excellent turn out of 36 Road Runners for last night’s Time Trial and we had a dry spell for the race!

Alan Cameron won the men’s race in a superb time of 22:46 and Phyllis Hands took the women’s trophy in 30:42, a full half minute faster that her estimated time. Dougie O’Hare picked up the Wooden Spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) with an unspectacular performance.

Thanks once again to Irene Kerr, Wendy Kerr, and Anne Hughes for helping out.

See the full results.

Christmas Handicap 2015 Result

We had 32 RRs participating in this morning’s Christmas Handicap and this was our biggest turnout since records began.

Given the treacherous conditions because of the ice and frost, this annual event split into a fun run for the majority of the group with the small band of ‘serious’ (or seriously mad) RRs deciding to do the 4 mile race proper.

Emma Stevenson was first female and Tommy Sneddon was first male in the serious race, with Craig Mackenzie picking up the wooden spoon (The Jim Tracey Award). Congratulations to them for risking life and limb by competing in such crazy conditions.

1st Emma Stevenson 26:28

1st Tommy Sneddon 28:13
2nd Mark Paterson 23:38
3rd Craig Mackenzie 23;18

1st Marker
Ben Smith 24:31
Alan Tait 24:42
Roddy Quinn 33:12

2nd Marker
Alan Cameron 23:35

Back at the Electric Bar around 40 RRs voted Mark Gallacher Road Runner of the Year – well done Mark you deserve all the accolades for your efforts this season.  It was also Vicki Wright’s birthday ​​and she was presented with a cake by Tracey Lamont from her fellow RRs.

Thanks to Anne Hughes and Lynsey Sneddon for helping out once again.

Road Runners Sub-Committee Meeting 14 Nov 2015

The RRs Sub Committee had its first meeting on Saturday 14 November.  There was an excellent turnout of 12 RRs.  We discussed a number of areas including the rules for the competitions and the races for next season’s championship.  Six races have been approved – 3 Parkruns (5K), Down by the River 10K, Tom Scott 10 Mile Road Race, and the Brian Goodwin 10k.  The remaining 3 races will be decided at the January meeting. Please have a read at the minutes to get up to speed on the discussions.

Please see the minutes.


Down By The River 10k – 2016 Road Runners Championship

The Road Runners sub group held their first meeting yesterday (Saturday 14th November), minutes to follow.

Although the full list of races for the 2016 league and champs has to be completed, the first race in the series will be the Down by the River Cambuslang 10k and entries are now open.

The rest of the races will be announced after the January meeting, however it was felt it was right to announce this in order that as many people as want to take part can in case the race sells out.

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.


West District Cross Country 2015

The West District Championship takes place at Hamilton Park racecourse on Sunday 11 October.

As Motherwell AC is hosting this event it could get complicated with regard to who is running / helping.

However, if you want to be part of the running squad either:

  • Speak to Benny or Phyllis Hands
  • Reply to the post on the message board
  • Text Benny Hands on the number set out on the message board.

If you ran in one of the relay events last year Benny will have your details. If not, we need your date of birth and your SA number.

Closing date of entries is first post on Saturday 26th September.

See also

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.


MAC Endurance Weekend Timetable (4-6 Sept, Glenmore Lodge)


  • 3pm – Loch Morlich Saunter (4-5 miles easy run).
  • Bar meals available until 9pm.
  • (Georgia v Scotland 5:00pm).
  • 10:00pm – Lights Out


  • 7:45 – 8:30am – Breakfast in Canteen.
  • 9:00am – Presentation in Lecture Theatre.
  • 10:30am – Highland Fartlek (6-8 miles).

Packed Lunch collected after breakfast each day and can be eaten in the canteen.

  • 2:00pm – Pilates & Cocktails with Mae & Elaine.
  • 2:30pm – 7:00pm free time to explore and enjoy the area.
  • 7:00pm – Dinner in the Canteen.
  • 8:30pm – Club Quiz – followed by a singalong with Emma.
  • 10:15pm – Lights out


  • 7:45 – 8:30am – Breakfast in Canteen.
  • 9:00am – Presentation in Lecture Theatre.
  • 10:00am – Glenmore Glide (4-6 miles easy run).

Tea, Coffee, Juice and Water available all day long.

Bute Highland Games 10km Result

The Bute Highland Games 10km took place on Saturday 22nd August.  The club had some fantastic performances from its 24 representatives with a number of PBs achieved.

Well done to all who took part.



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.

Bus to Bute Highland Games

We’ve had a tremendous response this year for the bus to and from the Highland Games so Elaine has put together a list of the names and seats required so far.  If your name is not on the list, or your numbers have changed in anyway, please let Elaine know (via one of the methods below) immediately as we need to finalise the size of bus very soon.

NameNo of Seats
Ewen Cameron4
Jim White1
Peter Blackmore3
Jane Wedlock3
James Proffitt3
Graham McEwan1
Susan Stewart McKillop5
Elaine Jamieson2
Mark Gallagher1
Claire & Nick Hughes2
Craig MacKenzie1
Gillian McCaffer2
David Bradley2
William & Elizabeth Martin2
Pat Allan5
Mark Paterson1
Chris Macdonald1
Dougie Waddell1
Tracy Lamont1
John Burns1
Wendy & David2
Vicki Wright1
Mae McIsaac1
Steven McCaw1
Katelyn McGeever1
Emma Stevenson1
Donald McCaffer1

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.


Bute Highland Games – Saturday 22 August (Club Day Out)

This year’s Bute Highland Games (warning: website has a very loud sountrack) has been designated as a club day out once again.

The club will be running a free bus(es) from Wishaw/Motherwell to Wemyss Bay return.  You pay the ferry and yourself into the games.  As usual, family and friends are welcome and the bus is free for everyone going to the games.

The day typically starts with the MAC putting competition before we head for the games.  There is a 10K Road Race which is very popular with the Road Runners, however, this is not a championship race so there is no pressure.  Should you wish to enter, please fill in and return this form.

There are a whole host of Highland Games events and racing for younger age groups if they attend.

If you would like to go the Club Day Out, just reply to the post on Facebook or the message board with the number of seats you need on the bus.

Alternatively, let Elaine Jamieson know in person or by text (07951 960 469).


Brian Goodwin 10km 2015 Results

The Road Runners had a fabulous evening at the Brian Goodwin Memorial 10K at Pollock Park on Friday 19 June.

We had a near record turnout of 32 competitors in the race.  We had a number of PBs, really too many to mention.

Clare Hughes broke the 40 minute barrier, only the second MAC female to go under 40 minutes in a 10K road race.

Chris Macdonald was first man home in 34:32 closely followed by Craig McKenzie (35:46) and Graeme Kennedy (36;18).   Katelyn McGeever was second female in 45:57 with Gillian
McCaffer third female in 52:17.

Well done to everyone for making it a memorable evening.

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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

Balfron 10K, Championship and League Tables

You may be aware there have been some problems with the results from the Balfron 10K on Sunday 26 April, and we have been unable to give an update on the race or update the RRs Championship and League tables.

Following discussions between Peter Blackmore and some of those who ran, we have decided to publish the finishing places (without the times) so that we can update the tables.  When the official results are announced we will publish them on here.

Please see the updated 2015 Road Running Championship and Leagues tables.

May 2015 Time Trial Results

We had a good turnout of 27 Road Runners for this evening’s May Time Trial.  After a day of incessant rain there was a break in the clouds for the duration of the time trial!

Ewen Cameron won the men’s race in 26:18 and Angela Downie won the women’s race in 32:38, well done to both of them and the rest of the Road Runners who competed.

Thanks to Irene Kerr, Lynsey Sneddon and Anne Hughes for helping out.

May 2015 Time Trial Winners
May 2015 Time Trial Winners

Please see the full results.  The latest table is available on the 2015 Time Trial Championship page.

Autumn Endurance Weekend

We are delighted to confirm that an endurance training weekend in Aviemore has been arranged for Friday 4th – Sunday 6th September 2015.  Accommodation and meals have been arranged at the sportscotland National Centre at Glenmore Lodge, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, offering members the chance to participate in a number of training sessions in the spectacular Highland countryside.  All sessions will be led by Motherwell AC club coaches.

The proposed itinerary is that on Friday 4th September, members make their own way to Glenmore Lodge where bar meals will be available for purchase on arrival until 8.30pm.  Car sharing is suggested or train to Aviemore where a taxi transfer will cost a few pounds for the four mile trip.  Two nights accommodation based on twin rooms with breakfast, packed lunch and dinner on Saturday 5th September, and breakfast and packed lunch on Sunday 6th September  are included in the special rate.  Departure will be after lunch on Sunday.

Sessions will be available on both days with talks by specialists planned for both Saturday and Sunday.

Cost per person is £95 payable by 30th June.  Places are strictly limited to 40 based on twin accommodation (16 twin en-suite rooms and 2 x 4 bed outdoor lodges).  Due to the nature of the accommodation, the weekend is open to members aged 18 or over only on the date of departure.

To book places, please email or text Ewen Cameron on 07979 149782

Spaces are available first come first served.  Please again note that prices are based per person sharing a twin room or lodge of four.

For more on Glenmore Lodge please visit

Greater Manchester Marathon

Here are the official chip times from the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon for the Motherwell AC athletes. These times have been recorded for Road Runners Hypothetical Marathon. Well done to all the athletes for outstanding performances.

Graeme Kennedy02:54:29
Gary Lines02:57:49
Andrew Buchanan03:03:41
Graham McEwen03:18:41
Edward Toal03:28:10
Stuart Gray03:45:25

Please see the detailed information on times, age category places, and split times.



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

National Road Relays – Road Runners Championship 2015

Results for the National Road Relays which took place on the 29th of March at Livingston.


Motherwell (Women) 21st 2:11:08

Clare Barr22:44
Emma Stevenson40:05
Susan Stewart22:50
Phyllis Hands45:29

Motherwell (Men) A 34th 2:45:50

Nicholas Hughes17:55
Andrew Buchanan36:34
Mark Gallacher19:45
Brian McLinden36:50
Ross Burton19:51
Chris MacDonald34:55

Motherwell (Men) B 49th 3:21:09

Kevin Durnian21:49
Robert Pattinson40:58
Peter Blackmore22:48
John Burns44:24
Thomas Sneddon23:41
James Proffitt47:29

Motherwell (Men) C

Gary Wood23:35

Strathclyde Park Run – Road Runners Championship 2015

The Strathclyde Park Run Championship Race took place on the 7th of March.ParkRun

What a fantastic turnout of 32 Road Runners in a championship race. It must be a record! Well done to everyone, and special congratulations to Craig Mackenzie who was the overall winner, Nick Hughes who took 3rd place, and Clare Hughes who was first female. As ever there were too many memorable performances to mention in this post.

Here are the results that extracted from the official parkrun webpage. Two names have been added following an enquiry about runners who did not register as Motherwell AC.

1Craig MACKENZIE17:20
3Nicholas HUGHES18:01
4Gerry SEENAN18:24
7Andrew BUCHANAN18:54
10Brian MCLINDEN19:24
11Mark GALLACHER19:34
13Clare Elizabeth HUGHES19:47
14Scott DICKSON19:58
15Deborah COMER20:00
18Jim WHITE20:09
19Stuart GRAY20:16
23Paulo LEITE20:36
28Ross SINCLAIR20:55
32Emma STEVENSON21:14
34John MCPARLAND21:32
44Ewen Robert CAMERON22:13
45Kevin DURNIAN22:15
50Peter BLACKMORE22:48
53Andy KNOX22:51
58Thomas SNEDDON23:13
59Elaine JAMIESON23:16
61Susan STEWART23:23
62Andrew A SCOTT23:26
66James PROFFITT23:36
72Gary WOOD23:55
79Dougie WADDELL24:26:00
83Pamela MURPHY24:47:00
95Jim TRACEY26:00:00
97Lesley ROSS26:21:00
111Patricia ALLEN27:52:00
129Leigh MATHIESON30:17:00
130Mae MCISAAC30:18:00

April 2015 Time Trial Results

We had 30 Road Runners competing in April Time Trial tonight.  It was a lovely spring evening, although the temperature was starting to drop as the race started.  It was the first Time Trial on the summer course around the loch, and we had some outstanding performance.  Patricia Allen was first female in 34:23 and Kevin Durnian was first male in 26:44, with both Patricia and Kevin taking about 2 minutes off their estimated times.  The wooden spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) went to John Burns for a most forgettable performance, however, in his defense he is in the final stages of marathon training and speed is not on his agenda.

Additionally, William Martin was presented with a cake by Patricia Allen to mark his 60th birthday.  Congratulations from everybody at the club.

Thanks go to Irene Kerr, Lynsey Sneddon and Elizabeth Martin for helping out this evening.

Please see the full results and the Time Trial Championship Table.


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