Once again, congratulations go to first female Clare Hughes (25:10) and first male Paul Harkins (26:31). Patricia Allen picked up the wooden spoon following a well below par outing tonight. Thanks to all of the runners who made it down to Strathclyde Park and braved the Baltic conditions.
The detailed results are now on the club website and can be accessed via the following link.
We had 23 athletes competing in the first Time Trial of the season. This one was just a warm up for the competition proper which runs from February to November (no points awarded for this one). None the less, we still have winners and the wooden spoon.
First male was Douglas Samson and first female across the line was Gayle Samson – well done to the Samsons and everyone who made it down to Strathclyde Park for the race. Dougie O’Hare picked up the first wooden spoon of the season.
Thanks to Anne Hughes, John Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon and all of the helpers for getting the 2018 TT season underway.
Please remember this race does not count for points but does count for markers and as one of your last three best times. We still have our male and female winners and the Wooden Spoon to present after the race.
Reminder – The first Time Trial of the year takes place next Tuesday 9 January meeting at the Boathouse Gym reception @ 6.30 pm.
1. This race is not part of the championship. 2. It does count for markers and the best of your last three times. 3. We are planning to trial a new course which will be tested out again on Thursday night. 4. Remember to wear hi-viz and a head torch if you have one. 5. If you are free to help please reply to the post on Facebook.
We do need a couple of people with torches at the tunnel.
We had 22 athletes and a dog (Zara McIsaac) taking part in this year’s Christmas Handicap. Whilst this is a fun event we still have winners and a wooden spoon. So the first male was our very own Coach John Hughes (his first time trial win in 7 years) in 25:57 (his fastest time this year) and first female was Susan Stewart in an excellent time of 27:09. Winner of the wooden spoon was Mae McIsaac in a very mediocre time, although she was just pipped at the post by Peter Blackmore and Phyllis Hands.
Thanks to Santa’s helpers for making the race run so smoothly – Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon, Tommy Sneddon, and Angela Downie.
It was decided at the committee meeting last night, that instead of a Secret Santa at the Christmas handicap race weâ€™re going to do something a bit different.
We will be donating to a Toy Drive ran by the Motherwell Community Trust & the MFC Podcast to make sure underprivileged children in our area have a present on Christmas morning. All contributions are going to the Salvation Army in Bellshill.
So rather than bringing a gift for a fellow clubmate we ask that you bring a toy (any value, no matter how big or small) to the Xmas handicap race and the club will pass these gifts on.
We had a brilliant turn out of 35 athletes for the final race in this year’s Time Trial Championship. The weather was cold but thankfully the ice had not affected the paths for the duration of the race. Well done to everybody who made it down for tonight’s race.
Tracey Lamont won the women’s race breaking the 29 minute mark for the first time, and John Burns won the men’s race in PB of 27:39. Gary Wood picked up the wooden spoon in a slower than usual time.
The full results with the winners of this year’s champions will follow tomorrow.
Thanks to Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon, Ally Robb, and Angela Downie for helping the race go smoothly once again.
We had 28 athletes taking part in this evening’s Time Trial Handicap Race. The weather gods were with us once again and we had some great performances (full results to follow tomorrow). Miranda Richmond won the women’s race in 30:37. John Burns won the men’s race in 29:12. Peter Blackmore picked up the wooden spoon in an uncharacteristically slow time. Well done to Miranda, John, Peter and everyone who made it down to Strathclyde Park tonight.
Thanks to Irene Kerr, Margaret Hoolaghan, Nick Hughes, Andrew Steel, and Douglas & Gayle Samson for helping make things run smoothly.
We had a smaller than usual turnout of 20 athletes for tonight’s time trial. Perhaps, the start of the school holidays and the rather strange weather for the time of the year had something to do with it.
That said, we had some great performances.
First male in a 26:11 was Lorne Crawford with 2 minutes off his PB and first female was Alison Murray in 29:19 which was a wee bit faster than last month’s time. The wooden spoon surprisingly went to Susan Stewart who is training for next week’s Clyde Striders Ultra Relay.
Thanks to Lynsey Sneddon, Anne Hughes, Ross Thomson, Tommy Sneddon and Andrew Steel for making things run smoothly once again.
We had a great turnout 37 runners taking part in this evening’s race. The weather was pleasant and we had some excellent performances (more about that in the full results tomorrow). Miranda Richmond won the women’s race in 33:51 and Neil Richardson won the men’s race in 24:41. Catherine Kolb had a bit of an off night and picked up the Wooden Spoon (The JIm Tracey Award).
Louise Speirs was presented with a cake on the occasion of her birthday.
Thanks to Anne Hughes, Lynsey Sneddon, Tommy Sneddon, Louise Speirs and Lesley Ross making things run smoothly on a busy evening.
A special mention to Neil Richardson who won the race and broke the 25 minute mark and Mark Gallacher who dipped under 24 minutes for the first time. Well done guys.
We had 33 athletes taking part at last night’s race on what was a fine evening for racing, although perhaps a wee bit windy at the lochside.
Joyce Allardice won the women’s race in 29:29 and Alan Keachie won the men’s race in 26:38. Well done Joyce, Alan and all of our athletes who made it down to Strathclyde Park for the race. The Wooden Spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) went to none other than Jim Tracey!
Thanks to Irene Kerr, Lynsey Sneddon, Tommy Sneddon, Anne Hughes and Robert Pattinson for making things run so smoothly once again.
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.
We will once again be taking donations for the Lanarkshire Foodbank at Tuesdayâ€™s Time Trial. Any non perishable goods and toiletries are greatly accepted, however they are in particular need of the following items:
David Shaw will be down before the start of the TT rather than at the end.
Anyone who is donating, please bring your donations into the Boathouse with you at 6.30 pm. He doesnâ€™t have a lot of time to spare, so if you could be at the Boathouse for as close to 6.30 as possible, this will help get the donations in, and the TT kicked off at the usual time.
Any non-perishable foods and toiletries are welcome, but here is a reminder of the foods that are in high demand:
Tinned meat, small jars of coffee, tinned fruit, savoury rice, super noodles and UHT Long Life milk (whole and semi skimmed).
We will once again be taking donations for the Lanarkshire Foodbank at Tuesdayâ€™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.
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.
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.
The Committee have recently agreed to a proposal to support the Basic Food Bank, which is local to us, having bases in Motherwell, Wishaw, Airdrie and Bellshill.
We will be encouraging runners at the monthly Time Trials to bring along items of non-perishable foods, toiletries, nappies, etc. You can bring as many, or as little items as you choose, and Elaine will make sure these are collected on the night and dropped off at the local base in Motherwell.
We will put reminders out on Facebook and the website on the lead up to the Time Trial, but it is hoped that you will all support this venture, and help those less fortunate than ourselves, much of the time through no fault of their own.
This is also an excellent way to get rid of all those unwanted boxes of chocolates, biscuits and selection boxes that youâ€™re never going to eat anyway because youâ€™re a fine tuned athlete…simply put them away, and bring them down to Januaryâ€™s Time Trial on 10 January.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The times of Individuals completing a 1st and/or 2nd marker will continue to count for handicaps.
The new 12 month rolling results sheet has been updated with the December and January results highlighted for information only.
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.
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.
Female 1st Emma Stevenson 26:28
Male 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 â€‹â€‹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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had another good turnout of 25 Road Runners at this evening’s time trial on what felt like Winter rather than first week of Summer. Although the inclement weather did not deter our hardened athletes from braving the elements and returning some good performances.
Mae McIsaac won the women’s race in 32:44 and Jim Tracey won the men’s race in 32:48. Well done to both of them and the rest of the participants. Donald McCaffer picked up the Wooden Spoon (The Jim Tracey Award) in an uncharacteristically slow time which will remain a secret.
Thanks to Phyllis Hands for stepping in to present the awards and to Irene Kerr, Anne Hughes and Lynsey Sneddon for helping out on a wet and blustery evening.