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.
Motherwell Athletics Club Chairperson
3rd September 2018
We had a number of medalists at the recent LAAA.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Lauren McNair 9.49.
- Amy Finnigan 10-09.
- Lucia McKenna 10.11.
- Max Burbidge 11.41.
- Emma Kelly 14.08.
- Orla Wheatley 14.19.
- Lucy Robertson 14.94.
- Carla Verrecchia 15.41.
- Ross Duffin 14.45.
- Hannah Dwyer 29.56.
- Orla Wheatley 31.63.
- Ross Duffin 29.73.
- Liam Ross 35.64.
- Emma Kelly 2.36.19.
- Ava Lenzi 2.43.01.
- Liam Ross 2.55.9
- Emma Gilchrist 3.70m.
- Orla Wheatley 3.62m.
- Ross Duffin 3.82.
- Liam Ross 3.69m.
- Cavan Marie Ryan 100m – 14.17 and Long Jump – 3.86m.
- Matthew Taylor 200m 27.17.
- 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.
Are you aged 35 or over? Would you like to try athletics?
Our masters athletes are hosting a come and Try event
- On Monday 20th August at 6:15pm
- At Wishaw Sports Centre Track
Please see the flyer below for more details.
Unfortunately Wishaw Track is still closed this week.
T&F Training for ALL groups on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 will again take place at Dalziel Park Track, Dalziel Rugby Club, Hagen Drive Motherwell, ML1 5RZ from 6-7.30pm.
Athletes should bring £1 to offset the venue hire costs.
Congratulations to our U13 4 x 100m Relay team who won silver in the championships on Saturday
- Emma Kelly
- Emma Gilchrist
- Lucy Robertson and
- Ava Lenzi.
The Senior men 4 x 100m also won Silver
- Joseph McCluskey
- Adam Laird
- Stephen Ross and
- Alan Robertson
Thanks to Coaches and Parents for their support and encouragement.
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
- Start Team
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 1 May.
See Scottish Athletics for more information.
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.
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 McCrumâ€‹ 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.
Good news! It has been confirmed today by management at Wishaw Sports Club that the track is now open and available for use.
Training for all T&F athletes will therefore revert to the usual venues and arrangements from Monday 15th May.
Please contact your coach if you have any questions.
Official results from the YDL match at Dam Park, Ayr are now on the Po10 for the U13&U15 events.
Well done to those MAC athletes who competed for Team NL. There were a lot of PBs and great performances!
The SA U17 Challenge results are not yet available but will be posted as soon as they are.
A reminder to all T&F athletes that the track at Wishaw is due to close from 1 – 14th May 2017.
A booking has been made during this closure period at Dalziel Park Track, Dalziel Rugby Club, Hagen Dr, Motherwell, ML1 5RZ.
All training sessions will take place at the usual times and athletes will be asked to pay £1 to contribute to the hire costs at this venue.
Training arrangements for the various groups will be therefore be as follows:
- Monday 1st & 8th May and Wednesday 3rd & 10th May: Dalziel Park track.
- Saturday 6th & 13th May: check arrangements with coach directly.
Middle Distance Group
IDG (Lesley’s Group)
JDG (William’s Group)
Coaches will provide information about further arrangements in the (hopefully) unlikely event that the track at Wishaw does not reopen as planned.
Many congratulations to Audrey MacLaren who completed the UKA two day Coaching Assistant course earlier this month in Carluke.
Audrey will be working mainly with the Junior Development and Intermediate Development Groups on Mondays and Wednesdays and we are delighted to welcome her to the T&F coaching team.
Confirmed results from the third SAIL match at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on 19th February are now on the Power of 10.
Well done everyone!
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.
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.
A huge well done to the athletes who competed in the OGM at Ravenscraig earlier today. Outstanding results from members of the sprint group, especially in the 60m. Excellent effort from everyone with some fantastic PBs!
|Chloe Lang||14.26 (PB)|
|Joseph McCluskey||12.29 (SB)|
|Alan Robertson||11.58 (SB)|
|Stephen Ross||11.57 (SB)|
|Amelie Kipre||9.84 (PB)|
|Chloe Lang||8.97 (PB)|
|Christopher Yau||7.89 (PB)|
|Joseph McCluskey||7.72 (SB)|
|Alan Robertson||7.29 (PB)|
|Stephen Ross||7.24 (PB)|
Just a follow-up post to confirm that the official results from the SAIL matches in January have now been listed on Po10 and can be accessed via these links:
8 January 2017
21 January 2017
Well done everyone!
We had 21 athletes from T&F taking part in the OGM on 25th January, many of whom had never competed for the club before. It was a great night and it was super to see so many athletes competing in MAC vests. Well done all!
Thanks again to everyone who came along to support our athletes. Thanks also to NLL and the SA officials for a well organised event.
Results will added to Power Of 10 profiles in due course.
|Robyn Maze||21.51 (PB)|
|Evan Wright||17.99 (PB)|
|Nathan Steele||17.47 (PB)|
|Orla Livingston||17.15 (PB)|
|Rio Vaughan||16.87 (PB)|
|Gabrielle Spiers||16.79 (PB)|
|Katie Howley||15.98 (PB)|
|Adam Sainsbury||15.87 (PB)|
|Ava Lenzi||15.36 (PB)|
|Cavan Marie Ryan||15.04 (PB)|
|Jay Steele||14.66 (PB)|
|Chloe Lang||14.35 (PB)|
|Robyn Maze||13.15 (PB)|
|Evan Wright||10.84 (PB)|
|Nathan Steele||10.64 (PB)|
|Adam Sainsbury||9.79 (PB)|
|Ava Lenzi||9.73 (PB)|
|Emma Kelly||9.44 (PB)|
|Hannah Dwyer||9.33 (PB)|
|Jay Steele||9.20 (PB)|
|Sophie Dwyer||8.56 (=PB)|
|Alan Robertson||7.33 (PB)|
|Catherine Mackenzie||2.40m (PB)|
|Emma Kelly||2.69m (PB)|
|Cavan Marie Ryan||3.37m|
|Ava Lenzi||3.45m (PB)|
|Chloe Lang||3.46m (PB)|
The last full T&F club training session will take place on Wednesday 21st December 2016 at Wishaw Sports Centre. All groups return to usual training on Monday, 9 January 2017 at Ravenscraig RSF and Hamilton Palace Grounds and on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at Wishaw Sports Centre.
Coaches for each group will be in touch directly with details of training arrangements over the holiday period, especially for those athletes competing in the first Indoor League Meet at the Emirates on 8 January 2017. Please contact your/your child’s coach for further details, if required.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment during 2016. Wishing you all a happy and peaceful time over the festive season.
From 14th November to 19 December 2016 and from 9 January to 13 March 2017 (6pm-7.30pm), the following groups will all train indoors at the Ravenscraig RSF track.
- Sprint Group (coached by Bob McCrum)
- Intermediate Development Group (coached by Lesley Ross and Steven McCaw) and
- Junior Development Group (coached by William Martin).
For Monday Nights
T&F athletes will take their usual between seasons break from regular club training sessions following the Track and Field Annual Championships on 11 September, and will return on the following dates:
Junior Development Group: Wednesday, 5th October 2016 at 6pm, Wishaw SC;
Intermediate Development Groups: Wednesday, 5th October 2016 at 6pm, Wishaw SC;
Middle Distance Group: Saturday, 1 October 2016 at 9.30am, Hamilton Palace Grounds, and
Sprint Group: Wednesday, 12th October 2016 at 6pm, Wishaw SC (some Masters athletes have training sessions scheduled before this date).
The coaches would like to thank you for your commitment and hard work over the summer months. Stay active during the break and we look forward to seeing you all again soon to continue with preparations for the winter season!
Well done to everyone who competed in the final CSSAL Match of the season in Kilmarnock on Sunday 28th August. The club was represented by athletes from both Track and Field and Senior Endurance. We also had a number of athletes competing for the first time in their MAC vests.
Delays meant that there was a risk of the relays not going ahead, but thanks to the hard work of officials and helpers, they were all completed just before the deadline at 6pm.
There were some outstanding performances and new PBs made in a busy but fun environment. Official results will follow shortly.
Thanks again to parents, athletes, supporters and coaches for their valuable contribution to these events. We are all now looking forward to the LAAA Champs on Saturday and the Club Championships on the 11 September.
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.
The U13s experienced some horrible wet and windy conditions on Saturday. Despite this, both Jenna Booth and Stuart Russell performed very well. Jenna qualified for the 100m semi finals with a time of 14.56, coming second in her heat. In the semis she ran a solid 14.96 into a strong wind, culminating in a very close finish over the line between her and three other athletes. Stuart faced driving wind and rain for his timed 800m final but ran with commitment in 2.31.96. He placed an excellent eighth overall out of a field of 43 runners.
On Sunday, U15 Iona Orr got to the final last three jumps in the Triple Jump with a first jump PB of 9.39m. Her last jump was another great PB of 9.49m to secure 6th place overall. Dylan Drummond secured a fantastic new PB time of 2.18.27 in the U15B 800m – over seven seconds faster than his previous PB! Kirsty Irwin also ran in the U20W 800m race in a time of 2.40.35.
The weekend was a great experience for our athletes who enjoyed the buzz and atmosphere a national competition brings. Many thanks to our supporters and coaches as well as the SA officials, without whom these events couldn’t take place.
Training for the Intermediate Development Group next Monday (22nd Aug) will take place at Wishaw track rather than Hamilton Palace Grounds.
Training for the Middle Distance Group on this date is cancelled due to the group’s participation in an OG event at Crownpoint on the 23 August.
Please contact your coach if you have any further queries.
The results are now available via the Po10 for the latest OGM at Wishaw.
There were plenty of PBs from athletes in both the T&F and Senior Endurance sections of the club. Well done everyone!
Entries for the LAAA T&F Championships at Wishaw on 3rd September 2016 are now available via Entry Central.
This event is pre-entry only this year and all entries must be received by 27th August 2016, at the latest. No entries will be taken after this date or on the day.
Only members of Lanarkshire clubs qualify for medals, so please make sure your membership is up to date. If you are unsure of which event(s) to enter please consult your coach before doing so.
Once again, it would be great to see a good MAC turnout at this local event.
What a great day for Motherwell AC athletes at the YDL Scottish final in Grangemouth on Sunday 31st July. There were more fabulous PBs and medal winning performances. Every single one of our athletes did the Club proud once again and it was great to see them all give their very best today. Thanks to everyone who came along to support and help, and to all of Team NL for making the journey from the trials on 12 March, through the three matches to the final, a well organised and memorable one for us all.
The day got off to a good start with Stuart Hawkins bagging a massive 24cm silver medal winning PB in the long jump. Stuart was also a member of the U13B 4x100m relay team which won a silver medal in an exciting race at the end of the day. Stuart Russell also won a silver medal for another exceptional PB performance this year in the U13B 800m.
The 4x100m U13G relay saw a strong performance from Jenna Booth who also delivered a great PB in her 75m race. Both Cavan Marie Ryan and Beth Agnew were delighted to achieve well deserved PBs in the LJ.
Stuart Hawkins (U13B): LJ – 4.33 (PB and silver medal); 100m – 14.66; 4x100m Relay – (time tbc, silver medal).
Stuart Russell (U13B): 800m – 2.27.39 (PB and silver medal).
Jenna Booth (U13G): 75m – 10.77 (PB); 4x100m relay – (time tbc).
Cavan Marie Ryan (U13G): LJ – 3.74 (PB); 800m – 3.29.68.
Zoe Hawkins (U15G): 1500m – 5.43.97.
Beth Agnew (U17W): LJ – 4.33 (PB).
Christopher Yau (U17M): 100m – 12.61; 200m – 26.12 & 4x100m relay – (time tbc).
The next competition coming up in our calendar is the OG Meet at Wishaw on 10th August. It would be great to see lots of MAC vests there competing and supporting a local event.
Entry is available via Q-buster. Please see the previous post for further details.
Another great night for MAC at the latest Open Graded Meet in Wishaw on 13th July, with a number of PBs and lots of impressive performances across the age groups. Well done to everyone who competed and thanks again to our supporters and those parents who helped officiate at the field events.
The results were as follows:
- (U11) Emma Kelly: 15.90 (PB); Lucy Robertson: 17.35 (PB)
- (U13) Taylor Frame: 15.16 (PB); William Bailey: 15.56; Katie Howley: 16.83
- (U17) Katrina McEwan: 15.24; Christopher Yau: 12.75
- (SW) Amanda Nicol: 14.24
- (Masters) Alan Robertson: 11.56.
- (U11) Emma Kelly: 33.37 (PB); Emma Gilchrist 33.14 (PB)
- (U13) William Bailey: 32.05; Taylor Frame: 32.20
- (U17) Katrina McEwan: 31.58 (PB)
- (Masters) Alan Robertson: 23.69
- (U15) Zoe Hawkins: 2.34.98; Joey Leach: 2.39.46; Natalie Hilton: 2.50.46
- (U20) Daniel Martin: 2.09.65; Oliver Heaney: 2.13.32 (PB); Kirsty Irwin: 2.29.46
- (SM) Tom Timmons: 2.05.37
- (Masters) Claire Barr: 2.43.52
- (U11) Emma Gilchrist: 3.53m (PB)
- (U13) William Bailey: 4.75
- Katie Howley: 4.43m (PB)
The next Open Graded Meet at Wishaw is due to take place on 10 August 2016 and a further post will follow as soon as entries open on the Q-buster events page.
Another NLL Open Graded Meet will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday 13 July, 2016 at 6.30pm. As a result, there will be no club training session that evening.
This is an opportunity for everyone to compete outdoors in familiar territory and we would encourage athletes (including new and current non members) to take part in at least one event.
Events available are:
100m; 600m; 800m; 200m; 3000m; long jump; shot putt and high jump.
Further details, including how to enter and any restrictions, can be found here: https://www.q-buster.co.uk/NLOGM13JULY16
Events are PRE ENTRY ONLY by 10 July 2016. Declarations open from 5.30pm. Start lists and heat information will be emailed by NLL to those who have entered online, usually the day before the Meet. Please arrive at least an hour before the start time of the event(s) you have entered to warm up and collect your race number.
Your coach will be happy to help if you require further information.
The confirmed team results have been made available tonight for the LAAA Relays which took place at Wishaw Sports Centre on 10 May 2016.
What a great night for MAC – well done everyone! Apologies to those medalists who didn’t get photographed on the night with their medals.
Results (All 4x100m):
|U13B||1.00.3||3rd||Stuart Russell; William Bailey; Calum Agnew; Stuart Hawkins.|
|Senior Men||45.7||1st||Joseph McCluskey; Tom Timmons; Stephen Ross; Alan Robertson.|
|U11G||1.04.7||2nd||Ava Lenzie; Hannah Dwyer; Emma Gilchrist; Lucy Robertson.|
|U13G||1.01.8||6th||Cavan Marie Ryan; Katie Howley; Taylor Frame; Jenna Booth.|
|U15G(A)||56.2||3rd||Sophie Dwyer; Iona Orr; Joey Leach; Rachael Knox.|
|U15G(B)||59.1||11th||Niamh McGinn; Jenny Ferguson; Christy Davis; Amie Gallacher.|
|U17W||56.5||2nd||Olivia McKale; Michaela Dwyer; Katrina McEwan; Olivia Kydd.|
|Senior Women||57.3||2nd||Amanda Nicol; Claire Ross; Fiona Steele; Kirsty Irwin.|
We have today been advised that the OG Meet, which was due to take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday, 8 June 2016, has been cancelled. Apologies for the short notice and for any disappointment or inconvenience. Future Wishaw OG dates are listed on the Club’s website calendar.
Training on Wednesday evening will go ahead as usual for the Junior Development Group (coached by William & Vicki) and the Intermediate Development Groups (coached by Lesley, John, Craig and Steven) and we look forward to seeing you there. Training arrangements for other groups will be confirmed by the coaches for those groups.
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.
With apologies for the slight delay, here’s the link to the results page from Po10 for the OG Meet at Wishaw on 27 April 2016, in event/heat order:
We had around 35 athletes competing, which was tremendous and a number of PBs and SBs to boot! Well done everyone! Looking forward to more like this in the future. What a great night for MAC.
If you do not have a Po10 profile, please register – its free to do so and is a very useful tool for both athletes and coaches to moniter results and set targets. There’s a helpful FAQs section on the website, but if you have any questions please speak to a coach.
Details and entry have just been released by NLL regarding the next Open Graded Meet which will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday 27 April, 2016 at 6.30pm. It should be noted that TRAINING IS CANCELLED ON 27th APRIL FOR ALL GROUPS EXCEPT THE SPRINT GROUP given that the Meet takes place at our usual training venue that night. An alternative training session will be available for the sprint group at the Bandstand, Strathclyde Park at 6pm.
This OG is a good opportunity for everyone to compete outdoors in familiar territory and we would encourage all athletes (including new and current non members) to take part in at least one event.
Events available are: 100m; 200m (U13+); 600m (U11s only); 800m; shot putt; long jump and high jump. Event times and further details, including how to enter, can be found here: https://www.q-buster.co.uk/nlog27apr16 .
When registering online, you will be asked for your Personal Best (PB). If you have competed previously you can get this from Power of 10: http://www.powerof10.info or check with your coach. As usual, for track events, athletes are grouped into heats based on their PB and will compete with people of a similar ability.
Each event costs £3 to enter and it is appears to be PRE ENTRY ONLY by midnight on 25 April. Please arrive at least an hour before the start time of the event(s) you have entered to warm up and collect your race number. MAC coaches will be there to assist and support athletes as required.
Future OG Meet dates throughout the summer at Wishaw Sports Centre are already in the website calendar. These will take place on 8 June, 13 July, 10 August and 28 September. Event details will be added as soon as they are available.
Please speak to your coach if you have further questions. Thanks.
At present the UK Athletics, UK Members Council has a vacancy for an Affiliated Club Representative and this position is not due for election until 2017, with the successful candidate taking up their position at the AGM in December 2017.
Following consideration of this situation the Council members unanimously decided at their meeting on 28 February 2016 to seek nominations for a new role to fill this vacant position with an individual to be nominated by the Affiliated Clubs of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales who have Track and Field as a discipline.
Nominations are, therefore, invited for one Track and Field Affiliated Club Representative for the Celtic Nations.
A shortlist of two nominees from each Celtic Nation will be put forward for interview, subject to this number of nominations being received by each Celtic Nation.
The nomination form, details of the role and of the appointment process are enclosed and are also available from the British Atheltics website.
If you wish to put yourself forward as the Motherwell Athletics Club nomination, please submit your personal resume to Peter Blackmore by Friday 22nd April.
The results from the last Open Graded event of the Indoor Season at Ravenscraig on the 30th of March are as follows:
Stephen Ross 7.35(PB)
Alan Robertson 7.39
Jenna Booth 9.04(PB)
Grant Mudd 9.18(PB)
Emma Gilchrist 9.65(PB)
Katie Howley 10.00
Lucy Robertson 10.66(PB)
Poppy Booth 12.07(PB)
Stephen Ross 11.53
Alan Robertson 11.62
Christopher Yau 12.76
Jenna Booth 14.47(PB)
Grant Mudd 14.76(PB)
Jay Steele 15.27(PB)
William Bailey 15.56(PB)
Aidan Boyle 15.99(PB)
Katie Howley 15.99
Sam Kirkpatrick 16.07(PB)
Niamh Tuddenham 16.39(PB)
Lucy Robertson 17.45(PB)
Poppy Booth 18.97
Lauren Ross 4.67(PB)
Aidan Boyle 3.49(PB)
Sam Kirkpatrick 3.15(PB)
William Bailey 3.00(PB)
Emma Gilchrist 3.19(PB)
Jenna Booth 2.96(PB)
Niamh Tuddenham 2.68(PB)
Katie Howley 2.63
William Bailey 4.81(PB)
Sam Kirkpatrick 4.58
Well done everyone. Lots more PBs and tremendous performances. A couple of young athletes made their competitive debut, while others were pushing hard to create new PBs. Thanks again to our very supportive (and patient!) parents and friends. Bring on the outdoor season!!
Two U13 relay teams represented MAC at the Scottish Athletics Indoor League relay competition on Sunday 20th March.
The girls team (Jenna Booth, Taylor Frame, Katie Howley and Cavan Marie Ryan) ran a fantastic race, finishing 13th in a field of 27 teams with a time of 2.09.23.
The boys (Stuart Russell, Sam Kirkpatrick, William Bailey and Stuart Hawkins) also performed very well with a time of 2.10.01 and placed 14th out of the 22 teams taking part.
Thanks once again to parents and friends who supported this event and well done to the teams for such a great effort.
We had around 40 athletes competing in MAC vests on Saturday 12th March at Wishaw. The results included lots of PBs, medals and performances full of promise for the upcoming summer season.
A huge well done to everyone who competed and many thanks again to parents, friends and athletes/coaches for their much appreciated help and support.
Please continue to keep an eye on the website calendar for future events.
See the full results and photos from the day.
Some of our youngest athletes made their first ever appearance in a national competition at the U13/U20 and U15/U20 Age Group Championships in the Emirates Arena, Glasgow at the weekend. Great performances all round and some PBs too.
On Saturday, our youngest athlete, Stuart Hawkins, made it to the semi-final of the 60m and although he didn’t make the final, he achieved his second PB of the day in that race. Taylor Frame also bagged two great PBs in her 60m and 200m races. Cavan Marie was very close to her PBs in both events she competed in and performed well in a tough 800m race.
On Sunday, Zoe Hawkins knocked almost two seconds off her indoor PB in the U15G 800m race and was only three hundredths of a second off her previous best time outdoors.
A very worthwhile experience for all athletes in a slightly more formal race setting. Very well done everyone!
- Stuart Hawkins (U13B): 60m(h): 9.36 (PB); 60m(sf): 9.21(PB); 200m: 31.34 ; LJ, 3.98m.
- Taylor Frame (U13G): 60m: 9.62 (PB); 200m: 32.19 (PB).
- Cavan Marie Ryan (U13G): 800m: 2.54.47; LJ: 3.53m.
- Zoe Hawkins (U15G): 800m: 2.36.46
The next Open Graded event is at Ravenscraig RSF on 30th March at 6.30pm. This is another great opportunity for everyone to compete indoors and get a time/distance registered.
Events available are: 60m; 100m; shot putt; long jump and high jump. Event times and further details, including how to enter, can be found here: http://www.nlleisure.co.uk/nll-events/open-graded-athletics-events .
When registering online, you will be asked for your Personal Best (PB). If you have competed previously you can get this from Power of 10: http://www.powerof10.info or check with your coach. For track events, athletes are grouped into heats based on their PB and will compete with people of a similar ability.
Each event costs £3 to enter and it is usually pre-entry only. Please arrive an hour before the start time of the event(s) you have entered to warm up and collect your race number. One of our coaches will be there to assist and support athletes as required.
It would be great to see lots of Motherwell AC vests at a local event, but if you can’t make it, there is still the opportunity to train as normal.
The timetable for the Team NL Youth Development League Trials has been published.
The trials take place on the 12th of March, starting at 10am, in Wishaw Sports Centre. Athletes should arrive at the event at least one hour before competing, in order to warm up properly.
Please see the following for more details
The Team NL Youth Development League 2016 Trials and NL Club Challenge Championships will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre at 10am on 12 March 2016 for athletes from Motherwell AC, Cumbernauld AAC and Airdrie Harriers.
The Scottish Youth Development League (Div.1), includes the composite Team NL, made up of athletes from MAC, Airdrie and Cumbernauld. Qualifying for Team NL presents a great opportunity to train with athletes from other NL clubs and represent NL in three top quality competitions;
Although the YDL fixtures during the season are only for the U13, U15 and U17 age groups, this competitive and fun event is open to all from U11 through to U20 and we would encourage all athletes to take part, if possible.
There will be no registration for events on the day, so all entry forms must be completed and returned NO LATER THAN WED 2nd MARCH.
A pre-entry form can be obtained from your coach.
Motherwell AC had a day littered with outstanding performances at the Scottish Indoor Masters (held at the Emirates) on 14th February. Our athletes achieved many medals and PBs.
|Athlete||Event 1||Event 2||Event 3|
|Jim Smith||60m Gold 9.03 PB||200m Gold 30.57 PB||Long Jump 4.09 PB|
|Alan Robertson||60m Silver 7.36 PB||200m Bronze 23.83 PB||Long Jump 4th 5.88|
|Fiona Steele||60m Silver 9.21 PB||200m Gold 29.39 PB|
|William Martin||60mH Silver 11.08 PB||200m Silver 28.35||400m Silver 62.32 PB|
|Clare Barr||800m Gold 2.34.96 PB|
|Benny Hands||800m Silver 2:28.41|
Alan was the fastest Scot. The guys who beat him were from England and in the GB squad.
Thanks to Bob McCrum and Jill Logan for supplying the times/positions.
The results from the SAIL Match 3 which took place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 31st January 2016 are as follows:
- 60m, Hannah Dwyer: 9.82 (PB)
- 60m, Emma Gilchrist: 10.10
- 600m, Emma Gilchrist: 2.21.87
- 60m, Katie Howley: 10.01
- 200m, Taylor Frame: 34.31 (SB)
- 800m, Cavan Marie Ryan: 3.00.40
- LJ, Taylor Frame: 3.19m (PB)
- SP, Katie Howley: 3.98m (PB)
- 60m, Rachael Knox: 9.02 (PB)
- 300m, Joey Leach: 50.59 (PB)
- 800m, Zoe Hawkins: 2.38.42 (SB)
- LJ, Joey Leach: 3.59m (SB)
- 60m, Olivia McKale: 9.17( PB)
- 200m, Michaela Dwyer: 28.38(PB)
- 60m, Sam Kirkpatrick: 10.24 (PB)
- 200m, Stuart Russell: 30.47 (PB)
- 800m, Stuart Hawkins: 2.55.55 (PB)
- LJ, Stuart Russell: 3.42m
- SP, Sam Kirkpatrick: 4.13m
- 60m, Gabriel McCluskey: 9.18 (PB)
- 800m, Dylan Drummond: 2.29.32
- 60m, Evan Bridges: 8.29 (PB)
- 200m, Lewis Gray: 37.06
- 800m, Luke Poutney: 2.09.72 (PB
- 60m, Michael Thomson: 7.35
- 200m, Stephen Ross: 23.09 (SB)
- 800m, Tom Timmons : 2.04.06 (SB)
- 400m, Adam Laird: 56.55 (PB)
Again, lots of PBs and a particularly significant one for Adam Laird who knocked almost 5 seconds off his 400m time in the last match! Luke Poutney has also since smashed this 800m PB in a fantastic performance at the Scottish Schools Championships on 4th February, with a time of 2.07.85!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery go to Lewis Gray who sustained an injury during his 200m race. Huge thanks and very well done to everyone who competed in events over the 3 matches. We also very much appreciate the support of family and friends and the work and support of our volunteer coaches before, during and after these competitions.
We have another couple of confirmed results from the Scottish National Senior Championships at the Emirates Arena on 30 January 2016. Both Alan Robertson and Jim Smith represented the Club at this event and competed in the 60m. Alan (V35) achieved a season’s best time of 7.45 and Jim (V70) secured another PB with a time of 9.05. Well done guys!
The results from the Open Graded on 27th January 2016 at Ravenscraig RSF are now available, and are as follows:
Emma Gilchrist (U11) 9.98
Katie Howley (U13) 9.75 PB
Sam Kirkpatrick (U13) 10.32 PB
Stuart Russell (U13) 9.31 PB
William Bailey (U13) 9.85 PB
Katrina McEwan (U17) 9.45 PB
Michael Thomson (U20) 7.26 PB
Stephen Ross (U23) 7.36 PB
James Smith (V70) 9.20 PB
Cavan Marie Ryan (U13) 15.72
Stuart Russell (U13) 15.09 PB
William Bailey (U13) 15.93 PB
Jenna Booth (U15) 16.49 PB
Sophie Inglis (U15) 16.12 PB
Katrina McEwan (U17) 15.00 PB
Olivia Kydd (U17) 14.92
Olivia McKale (U17) 15.05
Christopher Yau (U17) 12.99 SB
Stephen Ross (U23) 11.47 PB
James Smith (V70) 14.78 SB
Emma Gilchrist (U11) 2.96 PB
Katie Howley (U13) 2.70 PB
Cavan Marie Ryan (U13) 3.33 SB
Sam Kirkpatrick (U13) 3.14 PB
Stuart Russell (U13) 3.24
William Bailey (U13) 2.79 PB
Sophie Inglis (U15) 3.13 SB
Sam Kirkpatrick (U13) 5.08 PB
There were lots of PBs (some already surpassed at subsequent events) and it was fantastic to see so many MAC vests at a local indoor event. It would be great to see even more athletes at the next one on 30th March. Well done everyone and thanks to all our supporters once again.
It was a great night for MAC at the second Open Graded event in Ravenscraig RSF on 27th January.
It provided a perfect introduction to competition for one or two of our young athletes as well as a way for some of our more experienced runners to push boundaries and test their training targets.
Official results to follow, but well done to those who participated and thanks to everyone who came along to support our athletes.
The next one takes place at the same venue on 30th March.
The results from the SAIL Match 2 which took place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 10th January 2016 are as follows:
- 60m, [A String] Hannah Dwyer: 9.69 (2nd) (PB)
- 60m, [B String] Emma Gilchrist: 9.93 (1st) (PB)
- 600m, [A String] Ava Lenzie: 2.25
- 600m, [B String] Emma Gilchrist: 2.21.16 (8th) (PB).
- 60m, Taylor Frame: 9.86
- 200m, Katie Howley: 34.51 (PB)
- 800m, Cavan Marie Ryan: 2.54.93 (10)
- LJ, Katie Howley: 2.55m (PB)
- SP, Taylor Frame: 4.98m (10th) (PB)
- 60m, Rachael Knox: 9.02 (8th) (PB)
- 200m, Rachael Knox: 30.21
- 800m, Joey Leach: 2.48.16
- 300m, Zoe Hawkins :47.61 (6th) (PB)
- LJ, Zoe Hawkins: 3.65m
- 60m, Olivia McKale: 9.56( PB)
- 200m, Michaela Dwyer: 28.92 (9th)
- 300m, Katrina McEwan: 50.56 (PB)
- 60m, Jennifer Vaughan: 9.28 (7th) (PB)
- 400m, Kirsty Irwin: 64.99 (5th)
- 800m, Jenny Ireland: 2.34.34 (2nd)
- 60m, Stuart Russell: 9.50 (PB)
- 200m, Stuart Hawkins: 30.83 (7th) (PB)
- 800m, Sam Kirkpatrick: 3.05
- LJ, Stuart Russell: 3.48m (9th) (PB)
- SP, Stuart Hawkins: 4.73m (PB)
- 60m, Gabriel McCluskey: 12.41
- 800m, Dylan Drummond: 2.28.16 (5th) (PB)
- 60m, Lewis Gray: 7.65 (2nd) (PB)
- 800m, Luke Poutney: 2.11.46 (6th)
- 60m, Michael Thomson: 7.46 (4th)
- 200m, Tom Timmons: 24.90 (8th)
- 800m, Daniel Martin: 2.12.67 (8th)
- 400m, Lawrence McCluskey: 61.57 (9th)
It was another great day for MAC and there were lots more PBs. Well done to everyone who competed. A special mention goes to Gabriel McCluskey, who fell in his 60m but very bravely got up and finished the race. Thanks again to everyone who came along in support of the club.
We are now able to confirm results from the first SAIL Match which took place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 6 December 2015:
|60m||A String||Hannah Dwyer||9.74||6th|
|60m||B String||Emma Gilchrist||9.99||6th|
|600m||B String||Hannah Dwyer||2.33.52|
|600m||A String||Emma Gilchrist||2.29.33|
|60m||Taylor Frame||9.83 (PB)|
|800m||Cavan Marie Ryan||2.51.57 (PB)|
|Long Jump||Cavan Marie Ryan||2.97m|
|Shot Putt||Taylor Frame||4.36m|
|60m||Rachael Knox||9.13 (PB)|
|200m||Rachael Knox||30.10 (PB)|
Well done to everyone who competed. There were a number of PBs which is super. Placings are also shown for athletes who made the top 10 in their respective events from both the morning and afternoon sessions combined. Anyone wishing further details should speak to their coach.
Thanks once again to parents and friends who came along to support out athletes.
Just a reminder for those who train with William, Jill, Lesley, Craig, Steven and Vicki on a Wednesday night, training from this Wednesday (2nd Dec) is at Braidhurst Sports Barn in Motherwell (ML1 3XF) at the usual time of 6-7:45pm.
Please remember to bring £1 to help cover the cost of the hire.
Please take your child in to the sports barn and do not leave them before ensuring that a member of the coaching team is there.
T&F winter training arrangements – It should be noted that if training is cancelled over the winter months due to adverse weather conditions, a text alert will be issued to members on the mobile phone number listed on our membership system. Non-members will, as far as possible be contacted on the mobile phone number provided on attendance registration records. Please make sure that you notify us of any changes in contact details, particularly mobile phone numbers. Messages will also be posted on social media.
Cancellations are generally outwith our control and may be at very short notice. Please make sure that children are not dropped off at training venues without checking that the venue is open, training is on and coaches are present.
The LAAA Track Relays will be on 12th May at John Wright Sports Centre.
Athletes interested in competing should apply using this form.