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.
There are several available team spots for this last league meeting of the season – this Sunday, 9th September at Grangemouth.
Masters Women – 3000m A string, 1500m B string.
Senior Women – 3000m A & B strings, 1500m B string.
Masters Men – B string 1500m.
Senior Men – B string 1500m.
If your a re interested please let Bob McCrum know by Saturday afternoon.
Bob will need your Date of birth and Scottish Athletics number.
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.
Wishaw Track is closed again tonight (16th May) for repairs. Alternative training venues are as follows:
Meet at the Bandstand at the Hamilton Road entrance to Strathclyde Park.
Middle Distance/Intermediate Development and Junior Development Groups:
Meet at Hamilton Palace Sports Grounds reception area (ML3 6EF).
Please contact your/your child’s coach if you have any questions.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
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.
The Track and Field competition season is about to start and thus the following dates should be added to your diaries!
Youth Development League
- See Youth Development League for more details
- 22nd April, Grangemouth
- 20th May, Grangemouth
- 17th June, Scotstoun
- Teams still to be finalised
- 27th May, Kilmarnock
- 1st July, Kilmarnock
- 9th September, Grangemouth (Motherwell Convening)
- NOTE: These events require the help of as many parents as possible, mainly for field events – get in touch with a coach if you can help.
LAAA Relay Championships
West District Championships
- 12th and 13th of May
- Entry deadline of 29th April
- See Scottish Athletics for
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.