Junior and Intermediate Development Group Training over Christmas

IDG and JDG Festive Holiday Training Arrangements

Please note that Thursday 27th December 2018 and Thursday 3rd January 2019 have been changed from 9:30am to 10:00am.

  • Wednesday, 19/12/18 – last session
  • Monday, 24/12/18 – no training
  • Wednesday, 26/12/18 – no training
  • Thursday, 27/12/18 – 10:00am Wishaw SC (both groups)
  • Saturday, 29/12/18 – 9.30am Hamilton Palace Grounds
    • Meet at sports centre entrance– IDG/U13+only.
    • No JDG/U11s
  • Monday, 31/12/18 – no training
  • Wednesday, 2/1/19 – no training
  • Thursday, 3/1/19 – 10:00am Wishaw SC (both groups)
  • Saturday, 5/1/19 – SAIL Match 2 for athletes chosen to compete
  • Monday, 7/1/19 – 6pm Wishaw SC (both groups)
  • Wednesday, 9/1/19 – 6pm Wishaw SC (both groups)

From Monday 14/1/19 normal weekly winter training sessions resume at 6pm Ravenscraig RSF.

Any further changes with be notified immediately but none are anticipated at this stage.

All best wishes for the holiday period,

Lesley and Audrey

Registration Helper required for Wednesdays

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.

Yours sincerely

Tracey Lamont
Motherwell Athletics Club Chairperson

3rd September 2018

LAAA Results – 1st Sept

We had a number of medalists at the recent LAAA.

Gold

  • 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.

Silver

  • 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.

Bronze

  • 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

U11’s

60m

  • Lauren McNair 9.49.
  • Amy Finnigan 10-09.
  • Lucia McKenna 10.11.
  • Max Burbidge 11.41.

600m

  • Lucia McKenna 2.18.88.

Long Jump

  • Lauren McNair 3.14m.

U13s

100m

  • Emma Kelly 14.08.
  • Orla Wheatley 14.19.
  • Lucy Robertson 14.94.
  • Carla Verrecchia 15.41.
  • Ross Duffin 14.45.

200m

  • Hannah Dwyer 29.56.
  • Orla Wheatley 31.63.
  • Ross Duffin 29.73.
  • Liam Ross 35.64.

800m

  • Emma Kelly 2.36.19.
  • Ava Lenzi 2.43.01.
  • Liam Ross 2.55.9

Long Jump

  • Emma Gilchrist 3.70m.
  • Orla Wheatley 3.62m.
  • Ross Duffin 3.82.
  • Liam Ross 3.69m.

Shot Put

  • Nathan Steele 4.42m

U15

  • Cavan Marie Ryan 100m – 14.17 and Long Jump – 3.86m.
  • Matthew Taylor 200m 27.17.

U17

  • 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.

 

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.

Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility Athletics Provision Consultation

A recent consultation has determined the future of the athletics provision at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

While for now the athletics provision shall remain, it will be continually measured and reviewed in one years time.

Please see the announcement from North Lanarkshire Leisure.

Thanks to all who responded to the consultation.

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.

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