Scottish Athletics League Finals & Relays 2018

Lasswade had three teams in action at yesterdays SAIL Finals, at the Emirates Arena. Having qualified through finishing in a top three position, in the league, the Under 13 Girls, Under 17 women and Under 20 Men’s teams again turned in some fine performances at the final.

Unfortunately all three teams finished outside the medals, however showed they are more than capable of competing against some of the strongest clubs in the country. After having one team qualify for last years event, it was also a sign of progress that we were able to get three teams through this time.

Final Positions:

  • U13 Girls: 6th
  • U17 Women: 4th
  • U20 Men: 4th

Full Match Results : SAIL_results_FINAL_2018

Alongside the Team Age group final was the relay competition. Again Lasswade had three teams in action:

  • U13 Boys: Shane Majekodunmi, Josh Nicholson, Alasdair Brown, Ramsay Blair
  • U17 Women: Mia Downie, Hannah Officer, Abbie Malinowski, Kirsty McEwing, Lauren Meikle
  • U20 Men: Jamie Darling, Ben Keay, Murray Blair, William Darling

The Under 17 Women produced a great run in the heats to qualify for the final. The Under 20 Men, competing in a straight final, finished outside the medals however produced a solid performance. The Under 13 Boys were not able to make the finals in a highly competitive group, however all ran well.

Results for the relays are not yet available, but will be posted when they become so.

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Lasswade AC AGM,

Lasswade AC AGM, Wednesday 21st March,

This years Club AGM will be taking place on Wednesday 21st March, 7pm at Newbattle Golf Club. All club members, supporters and families are encouraged to come along.

This years AGM will also include a number of medal presentations for athlete performances.  Medals will be presented for the Club Championships and Cross Country Season. It would be great to have as many medal winners as possible attending.

Club Championship Medal Winners:

  • U11 Girls: Hannah Harley, Eloise Scott, Abbie Foster,
  • U11 Boys: Aiden Haggerty, Ramsay Blair, Harry Miller
  • U13 Girls: Sarah Happs, Olivia Meikle, Rebekah Knipe
  • U13 Boys: Dexter Howard, Alastair Scott, Cameron Chambers
  • U15 Girls: Michelle Blaikie, Elena Clark, Erin Darling
  • U15 Boys: Jack Jameson, Harry Henriksen, Cameron Dickson
  • U17 Women: Rachel Elder, Favour Fombo, Kiera McConnell
  • U17 Men: Jordan Bathgate, David Halliday, Christian Graham
  • U20 Women: Lauren Dickson
  • U20 Men: Lewis Donaldson, Ben Keay, Jamie English
  • Senior Men: John McOmish
  • Masters Men: David Scott, Keith Kong, Andrew McGlone

Cross Country Medal Winners:

  • U11 Girls: Abbie Foster, Hannah Harley, Eloise Scott
  • U11 Boys: Andrew McWilliam, Harry Miller, Rory Stobie
  • U13 Girls: Olivia Meikle, Amy McLaughlin, Skye Foster
  • U13 Boys: Cameron Chambers,  Alastair Scott, Ross Wolfenden/Alec Miller
  • U15 Girls: Abby McGlone
  • U15 Boys: Harry Henriksen
  • U17 Women: Sarah Tait
  • U17 Men: Christian Graham, Euan Hood, Daniel Kelly
  • Women: Lauren Dickson, Keira Murray
  • Men: Jamie Darling, Scott Thomson
  • Masters Men: Andrew McGlone, David Scott, Scott Dickson

Anyone wishing to add items to the agenda for the evening can do so by emailing at, or by approaching one of the coaches at training.

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Back outside on Track.

As from Monday 26th March LASSWADE ATHLETICS CLUB are back out on track.

As from the 26th March there will no longer be a hall inside on a Monday or Thursday.


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Old English Paper £10 Note

As from the 1st of March the old English paper £10 is no longer leagal tender,  LASSWADE ATHLETICS CLUB, will no longer accept this £10 note.


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New Training Vests Available to Order Now


By popular demand the new Lasswade Training Vests are available to order.

The training vests come in 9 different colours with a Lasswade logo printed on the back and your name printed below it.

Note:- these are not Lasswade competition colours and the TRAINING VESTS CANNOT BE USED TO COMPETE IN – they are for personalising your training experience.

Available in a full range of kids, ladies and men’s sizes and priced at £13.00 Kids and £14.00 for adults you can choose from white, black, red, orange, green, yellow, royal blue, sapphire blue, purple (and pink only available in ladies sizes 8,10,12,14).

Samples of the vest sizes and colours will be available to try on at training on Monday and Thursday next week. A bulk one off order will then be placed on Thursday 22nd March.

Anyone wanting to try the vest see Cathy Dickson inside the High School.

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Inter Counties – Prestwold Hall – Loughborough – 10/03/2018

The inter counties cross country championships take place next weekend in Loughborough and five Lasswade Athletes have been selected for the East of Scotland team.

They are as follows:

Harry Henriksen (U15)
Sarah Tait (U17)
Christian Graham (U17)
Magnus Tait (U17)
Lauren Dickson (U20)

Lasswade AC endurance coach Linda Smith will be travelling with the team as one of the Team Managers.

Congratulations to all of the athletes and good luck from all at Lasswade AC.

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Monday 5th March – Training Details

The Endurance and Throws Groups have been cancelled, for tonight, due to the track being closed. All other Groups will go ahead indoors.


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Lasswade10 Road Race Postponed

Unfortunately, after a drive through of the route this morning, it has been decided that there is no alternative other than to postpone this Sundays Road Race.

After making the necessary arrangements for this weekends postponement, we will start looking at alternative dates to run the race. Entrants will be contacted and kept up to date. Additional updates will be available on our Facebook page and website.

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National Cross Country Championships – Falkirk – 24/02/2018

The National Cross Country Championships were once again held at Callender Park in Falkirk. Callendar Park has hosted the National cross country for a number of years now and it has always been a fantastic event regardless of the weather. However, I understand this is the last year at this location and that this event will be at a new venue next year.

The first race of the day were the under 13 girls and the conditions for running were almost perfect as the race got underway. Lasswade had three athletes in this race, Olivia Meikle, Skye Foster and Fiona Eades. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the chip timing so the results for the under 13 girls are incomplete.

In the under 13 boys Lasswade had five athletes, Cameron Chambers led the boys home finishing 100th, closely followed by team mate Alasdair Brown 101st, Matthew Cartledge 106th, Alistair Scott 121st and Alec Miller 158th.

Abby McGlone was the solo Lasswade girl in the under 15 girls race but had a solid run to finish in 59th position.

Harry Henriksen was also flying solo in the under 15 boys race. Harry got off to a bad start, but worked his way through the field and was in fourth spot going into the final run in to the finish. Unfortunately he was just outsprinted but finished a very impressive 6th.

Sarah Tait was yet another solo runner in the u17 womens race. Sarah has had a great season gradually building back into cross country running and improving with each race. Sarah had another strong race to finish inside the top 10 in 7th.

In the under 17 men we had four athletes and thought we had an outside chance of a team medal as well as potential individual medalists. Christian Graham one of the pre-race favorites had a difficult week with a foot injury and was a doubtful starter. However with his foot taped up he felt a bit better and wanted to race. Christian ran well and was up setting the pace early in the race, unfortunately I think the stress of his foot took it’s toll, Christian was unable to go with Cameron Wright of Kilbarchan and a gap began to open. Christian held on for 2nd to cement a solid season over the cross country. Team mate Magnus Tait was also having a good run a little further back in 7th place, with Euan Hood satisfied with his 37th after having been down with a cold and Daniel Kelly completing the team in 69th. We finished 6th team with only three points between us and 4th and 12 points to 3rd!

Christian Graham leads the U17 men’s race

The theme of solo athletes continued with Lauren Dickson in the u20 women. Lauren has had a few disappointing results in races this season so it was great to see her continue to improve and have a strong run to finish in 7th place.  Jamie darling has been improving this season too so it was interesting to see how he ran in the under 20 men’s race. Jamie ran well to finish in the middle of the field in 44th position.

Lauren Dickson leading the pack !

The final race of the day was the senior men and it had the biggest field of the day. We had five athletes in this race. It was great to see Ross Matheson make the trip up from London to race and have a strong run finishing 12th. He was followed home by team mate Scott Thomson who also had a good run finishing inside the top 30 in 28th position. Scott Dickson led home our masters finishing in 412th followed by Dave Scott 440th and Stephen Brown 463rd.

Ross Matheson – a good run to finish 12th

Congratulations to everyone on their performances.

For full results click here





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Training Cancelled / Lasswade10 Road Race / Schools Cross Country

Thursday 1st Training

Due to the weather there will be no training sessions this Thursday, 1st March.

Lasswade 10 Road Race: Sun 4th March

Given the adverse weather conditions today, and forecast for tomorrow, we will be keeping a close eye on the road race course over the coming days. While we are all hoping that the race will be able to go ahead as planned, the health and safety of runners is our main priority. As such a decision will be made around lunchtime on Friday as to whether the race will go ahead. This decision will be made available here on the website, as well as being posted on the clubs facebook page.

Scottish Schools Cross Country

This Saturday’s Scottish Schools Cross Country, at Hopetoun House Estate has been postponed for obvious reasons. A replacement date is being sought and will be given as soon as it is confirmed. Updates will be posted on the Scottish School Website when available: SSAA website


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