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.


  • 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.


  • Lucia McKenna 2.18.88.

Long Jump

  • Lauren McNair 3.14m.



  • 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

Long Jump

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

Shot Put

  • Nathan Steele 4.42m


  • 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.


Senior / Master slots to fill for track league meeting

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.

URGENT – Track and Field Training 16th May

Wishaw Track is closed again tonight (16th May) for repairs. Alternative training venues are as follows:

Sprint Group:

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.

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.

Upcoming T&F Competitions

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

  • 28th April, Venue TBC

West District Championships

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.

SAIL Meet – 6th Jan 2018

Congratulations to everyone who competed yesterday at SAIL Match 2. There were lots of PB’s and super performances.

Many thanks to Audrey, Adele, Richie and the parents for their hard work, great organizing skills and support.

The 3rd match takes place on Saturday 27th January – let’s “Just Do It” again.

Bob McCrum – Club Coach of the Year Nomination

Congratulations to our very own Bob McCrum who has been shortlisted for the scottishathletics Club Coach of the Year award.

This nomination in itself is a fantastic recognition for Bob and all our coaches who generously give of their time, energy and expertise throughout the year.

Everyone at the club is delighted with the news and we wish Bob all the very best for the Awards Ceremony which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Saturday 4 November.

For more details, please see the Scottish Athletics post.

CSSAL Match 3 – Grangemouth, 6 August 2017

What another great day for our athletes who competed yesterday at Grangemouth, with more impressive PBs and excellent performances all round.

We had a lower turn out than usual, (as a result of other events taking place and holidays) but a big well done to athletes across all age groups, from the U11s to Masters, who worked so hard and performed with such grit and determination.  You continue to inspire and encourage coaches and we are very proud of all of you!

Many thanks to our volunteer officials and the Admin team: Bob McCrum, Angela Downie, Pauline Russell, Ross McLean and David Gilchrist.  Your help is much appreciated.  Thanks also to parents, family and friends for your continued support and enthusiasm at events like these.

All results posted on the day are subject to scrutiny. Official results will be available shortly via the Po10 results pages.

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.

YDL Match 1 Results

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.

Wishaw Track Closure – Track and Field

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:

Sprint Group

  • 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.

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.

Track and Field Notice

Temporary suspension of membership for Track and Field

To ensure a manageable ratio of Coaches to Athletes we have had to start, with immediate effect, a waiting list for those who wish to join Motherwell A.C. Track and Field.

Please leave name and contact details with our Secretary, Committee member or any Coach. Bob McCrum, (Level 3 Development Coach), will be in contact when the situation changes.

If your child is at Primary School it may be of interest to contact Kat Heron of
N.L. Leisure (kat.heron@nlleisure.com) who will give you details of the Run, Jump, Throw Club which takes place at Ravenscraig Sports Complex on Tuesday evenings from 6pm.  Coaches from Motherwell A.C. take these sessions during which time, Athletics Events skills are coached over a 10 week period.

We will hopefully be in a position to review the situation during the Summer months after a period of active Coach recruitment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Motherwell A.C. Coaches and Committee.

Open Graded Meeting – 18th Feb 2017

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!


Lucy Robertson16.70
Chloe Lang14.26 (PB)
Joseph McCluskey12.29 (SB)
Alan Robertson11.58 (SB)
Stephen Ross11.57 (SB)


Lucy Robertson10.40
Amelie Kipre9.84 (PB)
Chloe Lang8.97 (PB)
Christopher Yau7.89 (PB)
Joseph McCluskey7.72 (SB)
Alan Robertson7.29 (PB)
Stephen Ross7.24 (PB)


Long Jump

Amelie Kipre3.04 (PB)

Open Graded Meeting – Ravenscraig 25 January 2017

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 Maze21.51 (PB)
Evan Wright17.99 (PB)
Nathan Steele17.47 (PB)
Orla Livingston17.15 (PB)
Rio Vaughan16.87 (PB)
Gabrielle Spiers16.79 (PB)
Lucy Robertson16.71
Katie Howley15.98 (PB)
Adam Sainsbury15.87 (PB)
Catherine Mackenzie15.85
Emma Gilchrist15.57
Ava Lenzi15.36 (PB)
Jamie Macinnes15.21(PB)
Cavan Marie Ryan15.04 (PB)
Jenna Booth14.85
Jay Steele14.66 (PB)
Chloe Lang14.35 (PB)
Christopher Yau12.64
Alan Robertson11.65


Robyn Maze13.15 (PB)
Evan Wright10.84 (PB)
Nathan Steele10.64 (PB)
Lucy Robertson10.21
Adam Sainsbury9.79 (PB)
Ava Lenzi9.73 (PB)
Emma Kelly9.44 (PB)
Hannah Dwyer9.33 (PB)
Jenna Booth9.31
Jay Steele9.20 (PB)
Amanda Nicol8.80
Sophie Dwyer8.56 (=PB)
Alan Robertson7.33 (PB)

Long Jump

Catherine Mackenzie2.40m (PB)
Emma Kelly2.69m (PB)
Emma Gilchrist3.16m
Cavan Marie Ryan3.37m
Ava Lenzi3.45m (PB)
Chloe Lang3.46m (PB)

Shot Putt

Katie Howley4.49m

Track and Field Winter Training Arrangements


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

CSSAL Match 3 2016

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.

MAC Annual Club Championship 2016

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.

National Age Group Championships – Grangemouth 2016

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.

Change of Training Venue – 22nd Aug

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.

LAAA T&F Championships 2016

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.

YDL Scottish Final 2016

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.

NLL Open Graded Meet – Wishaw 10th August 2016

The next NLL Open Graded Meet will take place at Wishaw Sports Centre on Wednesday 10 August, 2016.  As a result, there will be no club training session that evening for the Junior and Intermediate Development Groups and the Sprint Group.  Middle Distance Group athletes should check arrangements with their coach.

This is another 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: sprint hurdles; 200m; 300m; 400m; 1500m; long jump; triple jump; javelin and high jump.

Further details, including the entry form and age restrictions, can be found on Q-Buster.

Events are PRE ENTRY ONLY by 8 August 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.

Open Graded Result – 13th July 2016

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.

LAA Relay Results 2016

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):

U13B1.00.33rdStuart Russell; William Bailey; Calum Agnew; Stuart Hawkins.
Senior Men45.71stJoseph McCluskey; Tom Timmons; Stephen Ross; Alan Robertson.
U11G1.04.72ndAva Lenzie; Hannah Dwyer; Emma Gilchrist; Lucy Robertson.
U13G1.01.86thCavan Marie Ryan; Katie Howley; Taylor Frame; Jenna Booth.
U15G(A)56.23rdSophie Dwyer; Iona Orr; Joey Leach; Rachael Knox.
U15G(B)59.111thNiamh McGinn; Jenny Ferguson; Christy Davis; Amie Gallacher.
U17W56.52ndOlivia McKale; Michaela Dwyer; Katrina McEwan; Olivia Kydd.
Senior Women57.32ndAmanda Nicol; Claire Ross; Fiona Steele; Kirsty Irwin.


CANCELLED – Open Graded Meet, 8th June

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.

Thank you.

Bute Highland Games 2016

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.

UKA Track and Field Affiliated Club Representative, Celtic Nations

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.

SAIL Relays: Emirates Arena, 20 March 2016

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.

YDL Trial/Inter Club Challenge Results: 12 March 2016

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.


Team NL – Youth Development League Trials Timetable

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

Youth Development League 2016

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.

Open Graded at Ravenscraig (27th Jan) Results

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

Long Jump:
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

Shot Putt:
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.

Open Graded at Ravenscraig – 27th Jan

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.

SAIL Match 2 Results, 10 January 2016

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.

SAIL Match 1 Results (6th December 2015)

We are now able to confirm results from the first SAIL Match which took place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 6 December 2015:


60mA StringHannah Dwyer9.746th
60mB StringEmma Gilchrist9.996th
600mB StringHannah Dwyer2.33.52
600mA StringEmma Gilchrist2.29.33


60mTaylor Frame9.83 (PB)
200mAbbie Reed33.02
800mCavan Marie Ryan2.51.57 (PB)
Long JumpCavan Marie Ryan2.97m
Shot PuttTaylor Frame4.36m


60mRachael Knox9.13 (PB)
200mRachael Knox30.10 (PB)
800mJoey Leach2.44.66


60mOlivia Kydd9.35
200mBeth Agnew30.18
300mMichaela Dwyer46.52(PB)
LJBeth Agnew3.97m


60mChloe Thomson8.62
800mKirsty Irwin2.31.105th


60mCalum Agnew9.59
800mStuart Russell2.42.83
LJStuart Russell3.23m
SPCalum Agnew4.85m


800mDylan Drummond2.29.667th


60mChristopher Yau8.21
200mLewis Gray24.8210th
800mLuke Poutney2.13.168th


60mJoseph McCluskey7.85
200mStephen Ross23.665th
800mTom Timmons2.13.45
LJJohn McCulloch5.42m10th

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.

T&F Winter Training

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.

Track and Field Training (Wednesdays)

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.

T&F Winter Training Arrangements

Please note that for those who train with William, Jill, Lesley, Craig and Steven on a Wednesday night, training in December and January is at Braidhurst Sports Barn in Motherwell at the usual time of 6-7:45pm.

Athletes should not just be dropped off but taken in to the facility and not left until a member of the coaching team is there.

We will collect £1 from each athlete to help cover the cost of the hire of the hall (this is instead of the £1.80 paid for Wishaw).

With the recent track closures it has come to our attention that we may not have the most up to date contact information – if your details have changed please let a coach know and our records will be updated.

For those who train with Jill, Lesley, Craig and Steven please see the training calendar which lists

  • Training Sessions
  • Open Graded Events we are encouraging the group to enter and
  • Indoor Competitions (the team is selected by the coaches).

If you have any questions, please contact one of the coaches.

Club Track Championships Time Table

The Motherwell Athletics Club Track Championship takes place on Sunday 13th September 2015 at Wishaw Sports Centre, Alexander St, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire ML2 0HQ.

Registration is open from 9:15am, and the first event is the Road Runners 3km at 10:00am.

Please see the Timetable for the day for other events.




Thanks Elizabeth Martin and Luke McIlvenna

Motherwell Athletics Club thanks two of its coaches, Elizabeth Martin and Luke McIlvenna as they cease coaching at MAC to take up new and exciting roles.

Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth’s recent retirement from Coaching is understandable due to her business commitments. We will all miss her but wish her lots of success in her future work adventures.

Elizabeth has shown great commitment to the Club and our young Athletes over several years. She has all the positive attributes of what makes a great Athletics Coach – a high degree of Technical Knowledge, good communication & organisation skills, kind, thoughtful and encouraging.

You would be welcome anytime to help out during a session so keep the licence up to date.

The whole club thanks Elizabeth for her long contribution to the club and its athletes.



Luke McIlvenna

Luke is another Coach who has had to resign from the Club due to an opportunity arising in Australia. A PhD is beckoning – too good a chance to miss.

Best wishes to Luke and thanks for all the Coaching sessions you spent with the Club and with the Ravenscraig Run, Jump, Throw Club. We’re sure your Coaching skills will be put to good use Down Under.


Thanks to Bob McCrum for providing the tributes to Elizabeth and Luke.

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