Initially, you don’t have to be a member of MAC and may attend any of the club training sessions and simply pay the appropriate training fees. We normally allow a period of approximately two weeks to give you time to decide whether or not MAC is for you. After this, if you decide to continue training with the club, you will be required to apply for membership.
The club has two sections to it – Track and Field (T&F) and Road Running (RR). The T&F section caters for those aged 9 and up while RR caters for 18 and over.
Please see the following pages for more details about each section, including training dates, times and locations.
Before applying for membership you should have investigated the benefits, privileges and obligations of joining MAC. The club insists on a certain standard of discipline from its members and in applying for membership you are committing to comply with this. MAC has the right to expel members whose conduct is unacceptable.
Please acquaint yourself with the various documents displayed on the club notice boards and which are accessible below before applying for membership.
The membership year is 1st January to 31st December. Existing memberships are deemed lapsed if not renewed by 1st March. New members joining from October onwards are covered for membership of the following year.
First Claim Senior: 18yrs or over on 1st Jan 2017
First Claim Senior Concession: Student/unemployed/60 yrs+
Second Claim Senior
First Claim Junior: 13-17yrs on 1st Jan 2017
First Claim Child: 12yrs or younger on 1st Jan 2017
Second Claim Junior or Child
If you are already a member of another athletics club then that is your first-claim club. If you subsequently join a second club, that is your second claim club.
Second claim members are welcome to train with MAC and take part in club social events. However, only first claim members qualify for points/places in internal club competitions or may compete in open competitions on behalf of MAC (unless by prior agreement of the management of both clubs and the event organisers). First claim members will always have priority in team selection. If you want to change your first claim club to be MAC, please complete this form and return to Scottish Athletics.
A 25% discount is applied to the cost of each family member where there is a minimum of three first claim members and this must include at least one senior.
At the Annual General Meeting (and other MAC meetings), only fully paid-up first claim members of 15 years and older are eligible to vote.
Online membership is the fastest and easiest way to join. We use the secure payment system on the Entry Central website.
By applying online you are agreeing to the following declarations. These also apply to parents/guardians who are applying on behalf of juniors/children under 18 yrs of age:
Please note there is a £1.50 payment processing charge for senior memberships and a £1 charge for other categories.
If you want to use the family discount option (25% discount applied to each family member where there is a minimum of three first-claim members and this must include at least one senior), you can now join online.
Paper membership forms can be printed off below. Please complete and return to any MAC committee member with the appropriate fee.
In addition, from May 2011, Junior members pay their weekly fees by Standing Order. This can be setup through online banking or completing the mandate form and handing this in to your bank. Please use the members name as the Payee Reference.
New first-claim members receive a Motherwell AC vest. Everyone gets access to training sessions and club social events as well as sparkling wit and repartee from coaches and fellow members. Senior members can join training runs in scenic parts of Lanarkshire and occasionally beyond.
MAC competes in various events in different parts of Scotland, some of which involve subsidised travel. There are also discounts available in many specialist running shops on production of a MAC membership card. Members are entitled to discounted membership of the Boat House Gym in Strathclyde Park.