Volunteers Required for Scottish Athletics District Championships

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

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

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

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

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

See Scottish Athletics for more information.

CSSAL Match 2, Kilmarnock 25 June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Go MAC!!

CSSAL Match: 28 May 2017, Dam Park, Ayr

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

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

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

The next match is on 25th June in Kilmarnock.

LAAA Track Relays: 29 April 2017

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

Provisional Results:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

British Masters Indoor Championships 2017

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

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

Many congratulations to all.

Scottish Indoor Masters Championships 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Road Running Section had 3 Athletes competing

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

Age Group Championships: 11&12 February 2017

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

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

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

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

Open Graded Meet – 30th November 2016

The next indoor Open Graded Meet at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility is on Wednesday 30 November at 6pm. Entry and further information can be found here: https://www.q-buster.co.uk/NLOGM30NOV16.

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.

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