The Club are once again planning a training weekend in Aviemore.
At the moment we are trying to gauge interest for numbers so that we can get prices and firm up on plans.
For those who haven’t been on one of these training weekends before, we head up to Aviemore on Friday, checking in by 2pm.
You make your own way there or arrange to car share.
There is usually a run organised at 3pm before heading back to get changed for dinner.
You then have Friday evening to do your own thing.
Saturday morning is an interval session after your breakfast has been digested, followed by a short Pilates class after lunch.
You then have a few hours to yourself in the afternoon before dinner and a fun quiz on Saturday evening.
Sunday morning starts with breakfast followed by a run or walk depending on your preference.
Lunch is also provided on Sunday before heading home.
Accommodation is shared and full board.
We will also try to organise one or two talks over the weekend relating to running/training.
This weekend is open to both T&F and SE athletes. Previous weekends have taken place in September and this is the plan again this year depending on availability at Glenmore.
If this is something you are interested in, or would like further information on, please comment below or speak to Elaine Jamieson or Mae McIsaac.
This year’s ceilidh takes place on Saturday 23 February 2019 in St Brides Hall, Motherwell.
This is open to all T&F and SE athletes, friends and family.
Ticket prices are £10 for adults and £5 for kids 16 and under. A discounted price of £25 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids). Price includes hot food, haggis, neeps and tatties or pizza.
For anyone who has been before you’ll know that it’s a fantastic band who explain and walk you through the less known dances and they get everyone involved. There will be a raffle and other games on the night.
As always, we would appreciate any donations for raffle prizes. For tickets speak to Elaine Jamieson (SE) or Lesley Ross (T&F).
The next social event on the clubâ€™s calendar is Rothesay, on Saturday 19 August.
As in previous years, the club are paying for the bus, however, unlike previous years, a £10 (£5 kids) refundable deposit will be required to be paid before names are confirmed.
Deposits will be returned on the day. We have introduced this policy to try to prevent a number of cancellations in the last few days leading up to the trip.
Deposits and names can be given to Elaine on any club night.
Pick up times and locations will be confirmed next week but are likely to be Wishaw Sports Centre, approx 8.15 am and Boathouse Strathclyde Park approx 8.30 am. This event is for club members, friends and family.
There is still a fair bit of time until the deadline for the final payment of £70 per person on 1 July, however, Tracey Lamont is happy to take any partial or full payments between now and the deadline if anybody wants make an early payment.
Tracey can be contacted at training most Tuesday’s or you can contact her on 07854730347 to make arrangements.
If anybody has special dietary requirements can you please email Joe Hoolaghan on email@example.com or send him a private facebook message and he will ensure that Glenmore Lodge gets the information well in advance of the weekend.
When: Sunday 21 May 2017
Where: Starting from Hermiston Park and Ride on the Western Edge of Edinburgh. If you fancy running round the western edge of Edinburgh in a circle then this is the run for you!
Meeting Place: Hermiston Park & Ride, Riccarton Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH14 5PX (see below for directions)
Time: 9:30 AM
Post Run: Refreshments can then be purchased at The Corner CafÃ© (Dougie Oâ€™Hareâ€™s favourite breakfast stop) before heading home.
Directions: To get to Hermiston Park and ride you go to the end of the M8 at Hermiston Gait, follow the signs for Kilmarnock A71 and you will see the Park & Ride about a mile back along to A71.
Transport: This is a good opportunity for car sharing to reduce our carbon footprint and minimise costs. Please liaise with your fellow runners or reply to the post on facebook to see who is interested.
Please contact Phyllis Hands for more information.
A huge thanks to club members, friends and family who came along to support last night’s ceilidh and to everyone who donated raffle prizes and bought tickets. Andy Kane and his Band did a great job once again and going by the dancers on the floor I’m sure there are a lot of sore feet today.
A big thank you too, to the caters, Fine Choice for the excellent food.
Next year’s date will be announced in the next few weeks but until then, a selection of pictures from the night are below.
A small number of tickets are still available for anyone who is thinking of going to the Ceilidh which is being held this Saturday in St Brideâ€™s Hall, Motherwell from 7.30 pm. Contact Elaine on 07951 960469 for tickets. Anyone who has still to pay for tickets should pay their money to Elaine on either Tuesday or Thursday night at training.
Elaine will also be selling raffle tickets at training this week, so anyone who is not able to make it to the Ceilidh, remember to bring more than your £1!! Tickets are £1 per strip or 6 strips for £5.
A big thank you to those of you who have already donated to the raffle, but we are still in need of raffle prizes for the night, so if you have anything to donate, please get it to Elaine or Tracey before Saturday.
A reminder to all Track and Field Athletes, Parents and Road Runners that the annual MAC Ceilidh will take place on Saturday 25 February at 7.30 pm in St Brides Hall, Motherwell.
This is a family social evening, and for anyone who has been before, youâ€™ll know that a fun filled night is had by all.
We are keen to encourage more of the Track and Field Athletes, Parents and Friends to come along this year, so please come and give it a try.
We have a fantastic band, good food and raffles on the night. For tickets please contact Elaine on 07951 960469, or reserve your tickets in the comments below.
Tickets are priced
- £8 adults
- £4 kids under 17
- Family of 4 £20
- Larger family sizes should speak to Elaine.
We would also be grateful for any raffle prize donations, these can be given to Elaine or Tracey at any training night or given to any of the coaches from the Track and Field.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tickets are now on sale for the annual MAC Ceilidh on Saturday 25 February 2017 in St Brides Hall, Motherwell. Andy Kane and his Band will provide the entertainment.
Tickets are priced
- £8.00 (Adult)
- £4.00 (Child, under 17)
- £20.00 Family of Four (2x Adult and 2x Children).
- Larger families should speak to Elaine for prices.
Ticket price includes Haggis, Neeps and Tatties for the adults and Pizza for the kids. This is a MAC event and all family and friends are welcome. Please contact Elaine Jamieson (07951 960469) for tickets.
We would also be grateful for any raffle donations, so now is your perfect opportunity to get rid of any unwanted Christmas gifts. Please pass on any donations to Elaine or Tracy Lamont at any training night.
tâ€™s been a few years since we had our last MAC BBQ, so now that we have all this good weather, it has put us in the mood to rectify that. The 2016 MAC BBQ will take place on Sunday 3 July at Flower Fairies Garden Centre, Rosebank (next to The Popinjay Hotel) from 1.00 pm. Club member Andrew Scott, has very kindly offered his premises, which means even if it isnâ€™t quite the BBQ weather weâ€™re all hoping for, it can still go ahead!!!
The club will provide disposable BBQs, all you need to bring is your own food, drink and seating. This is a club BBQ, so is open to Track & Field and Endurance Runners, family and friends. The Hughes Family have very kindly, once again, offered to arrange the â€˜Traditional Gamesâ€™ on the day!! Have dry clothing at the ready!!
Previous BBQs have been well attended and enjoyed by everyone whoâ€™s been there, so we hope this one wonâ€™t be any different.
We look forward to seeing you all there, but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please speak to Elaine Jamieson.