Junior Winter League prize giving and treasure hunt !!
The above will take place at Claggan park Thursday 30th March at 6pm. A fun treasure hunt for the juniors will be held after the Winter League prize giving. All family members are welcome and I’m sure the juniors will enjoy having you there. Any enquiries to juniors coach Helen Smith or Margaret Rose Macphee or any committee member.
Lochaber Jog Scotland New Beginners Programme will be starting on Monday 24th April 2017. There will be a 10 week programme of Walk – Jog – Run, with the aim to get beginners and non-runners to be able to run a 5k after 10 weeks.
Lochaber Jog Scotland, would not be here today if it wasn’t for the continual support and guidance of Lochaber Athletic Club, and its leaders/coaches. Please help support this initiative by becoming a member of Lochaber Athletic Club/Lochaber Jog Scotland; your contribution to help us grow from strength to strength.
We feel it is a good time for existing and new Lochaber Jog Scotland members to join Lochaber Athletic Club if they haven’t done already. New beginners will be invited to join after their 10 week programme.
Benefits of membership to Lochaber Athletic Club / Lochaber Jog Scotland :-
Access to club activities and outings for both Adults and Juniors.
- Insurance cover while running for training, leisure or racing.
- Training Sessions Lochaber Jog Scotland Mondays and Wednesday, Lochaber Athletic Club Tuesdays & Thursdays.
- Club Races and organised leagues and events at discounted prices.
- Discounts of 10 to 15%, in Local sports shops and other event organisers, Cotswolds, Nevisport, Nevis Cycles, Ellis Brigham, Lloyds Pharmacy, No Fuss Events.
- Sheer enjoyment of being a member of a club.
Membership from less than £1.50 per month.
Senior £17 Renewing Senior £15
Junior £10 Renewing Junior £8
Family £34 Renewing Family £30 (living at same address)
Student £10 Renewing Student £8
Senior 65+ £10 Renewing Senior 65+ £8
To support your local club and enjoy the benefits please join at sientries.co.uk join here Today!
For any further information or questions please contact us: [email protected]
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Leanachan Race 2017 Results (Juniors)
Hi Guys, Please find attached today’s Juniors Leanachan Race Results.
Big thanks you to all the helpers and marshalls etc.
Membership Reminder 2016/2017, was due on 1st October 2016, and to enter some races you must be a member of a bona fide club, so to avoid disappointment please remember you must be a member of a bona fide club at time of application ,we welcome members old and new here in Lochaber and join Here!
A fun 5k run for the senior santas and shorter loop for our junior Elves through Fort William, starting and finishing at The Parade.
Finer details to follow but meantime get those Santa hats, jingle bells or elves ears out and dusted down in preparation for the festive fun!
Most of us will ‘over indulge’ over the festivities so a prefect way to burn off a few calories after the club night out (don’t miss that!) or make room for your Christmas pud!! �
There will be buckets out that night if you want to lighten your load of a quid or two for Lochaber Mountain Rescue who work so hard and lets hope none of us require their services – but I am a believer in pay it forward! Don’t worry though if Christmas shopping has left your pockets empty, it’s not compulsory!!
Braveheart Junior Race 2016 Results
Well done to all that took part and a big thank you to all the helpers and marshalls and parents.
Votes needed! LAC’s funding bids for the Kid’s Emirates trip (£800) and LAC/ Ardnamurchan Kid’s Coaching (£500) have made it to the ‘public voting stage’ in the ‘Your Voice Your Choice’ participatory budgeting opportunity. Please see the attached bid posters.
We need votes! Please pass it on to LAC/ Jog Scotland members, friends and family in Lochaber!
Public voting will commence on the 12th September 9am through to Sunday 18th September 11.45pm. Voters can place votes in the library (there will be assistance with on-line voting there), by post or on-line. The link to the on-line voting will be found on the Voluntary Action website from 9am on Monday 12thSeptember www.valochaber.org/yourvoiceyourchoice2016/ You can also download a postal voting form from the site or pick these up at the library, Highland Council Fort William Service Point or Voluntary Action Lochaber, Claggan Fort William.
It is up to LAC to get as many people voting for our bids from Monday September 12th. The bids with the most votes up to the money available will get the cash! You have to be resident in Lochaber to be eligible to vote.
Tuesday nights junior training session was the final session overseen by long serving stalwarts Wendy O’Brien, John Hepburn and Margaret Rose Macphee. Wendy has been organiser and administrator while John has taken the junior training sessions over the years, both assisted by Margaret Rose. On behalf of Lochaber AC we would like to thank them for all their time and effort.
Photos…… Wendy, John and Margaret Rose at Tuesday’s session with the group.
After many years organising the juniors, Wendy O’Brien is stepping down from her role as the co-ordinator for the junior athletics and Lochaber AC is now looking for some individual or individuals to help fill the role. We would firstly like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Wendy for everything she has done for the juniors and Lochaber AC. Wendy will be sorely missed.
The role would require some individual or individuals to create a group/team to manage and be the contact for the juniors and their parents on training nights etc.
That person/persons would need to be there on a regular basis, (Could share the posts once or twice a month). They would maintain a register of the juniors attending training, control and operate the waiting list for new junior members, organise the helper’s rota and be the main point of contact for the parents.
They would also be required to book Claggan park in the summer months and request white line painting when necessary. They would sometimes have to set out the park with activities on training nights.
Margaret Rose has been assisting Wendy, in particular with the organising of the junior races, but is now also stepping down and again Lochaber AC is sincerely grateful to Margaret Rose for all her work with the juniors.
This role could also be undertaken by an additional person or within a group/team, which could manage the club juniors.
Any new individuals, wishing to help or become part of a working group/team to manage or just help run the juniors.
Interested parties wishing to take on a position are welcome to change and re-organise junior training as required, including delegating work to others and changing the training nights.
Please contact the Club if you are interested and wish to help, on [email protected]
The Junior Winter League presentation took place at Claggan on Tuesday night before training. A total of 40 girls and boys took part in at least one of the four events. The runners had to complete three of the races to qualify. Wendy and Margaret Rose with their team of helpers namely, Katrina MacPhee, Roddie MacPhee, Lynn McTavish, June Watt and Willie Anderson did a sterling job with the organisation. Missing from the presentation was girls Under 11 winner Mollie Blackhall. Well done to all the runners.
Thanks to June Watt for the photos