East District Cross Country Championships – Aberdeen 08/12/2018

The East District Cross Country championships took place today at Balgownie Playing fields in Aberdeen. It was a cold and windy day but otherwise the conditions for running were good.

As always with Aberdeen the numbers competing drop off and our numbers were further depleted with six call offs due to injury or illness.

In the first race of the day, the U13 girls, we had two athletes competing, Amy McLaughlin and Skye Foster who both ran well to finish 24th and 26th place respectively.

In the U13 boys we also had two athletes running, Alasdair Brown and Cameron Chambers who both  ran strongly to finish 28th and 37th place.

We had no U15 girls competing today but the U15 boys race produced the highlight of the day for Lasswade where Harry Henriksen showed his class and a clean pair of heels to the rest of the field to win.

Harry Henriksen (115) on route to winning the East District Cross Country Championships (photo courtesy Alan White)


We had no U17 athletes competing either boys or girls.

Sarah Tait continued her good form this season to finish in 6th place in the U20 women’s race. In the U20 men’s race Sarah’s brother Magnus also ran very well to match his sister also finishing 6th.

In senior women’s race we had two athletes Keira Gore who had a strong run to finish just outside the top 10 in 12th place and team mate Rachel Fagan also ran well to finish 41st.

The final race of the day was the Senior Men’s race and we had four athletes with Martin Gore having a solid run to lead the team home in 45th place, next home was Andrew McGlone in 102nd, Stephen Brown in 153rd with Derrick Brydon coming home in 169th to complete the team.

Thanks to everyone who made the trip to Aberdeen and congratulations to everyone on their performances.

For full results click here

That was the last race of this year – roll on 2019!

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37th Open Cross Country Meeting

First off, a huge thanks to all the volunteers who turned out for yesterdays Cross Country. It goes without saying that without those people giving up their time to help out events such as this just would not take place. Also thanks to all the athletes, and family / friends etc, who travelled through to the meeting. It is great to have so many clubs, schools and individuals represented on the day.

Thankfully the weather was kind for us, and we had a great days racing, with fantastic performances right across the age groups.

Results for yesterday can be found here:     Cross Country Results PDF Unscrutinised

These are unscrutinized results, so if anyone spots any errors or ommissions please get in touch to let us know.

Additional photos from yesterdays Meeting, courtesy of Keith Kong, can be found at:     Cross Country Photos 2018

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37th Open Cross Country Meeting

Not long now until our annual cross country meeting. Online entries are still open for seniors and vets. All other age groups simply register on the day.

Anyone involved with the club who would like to help out on the day would be gladly received. Just get in touch with Craig at lasswadeathletics@gmail.com.

Anyone needing additional info ahead of the meet can also use the above email address foe enquiries.


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East District Cross Country Relays – Glamis Castle – 13/10/2018

The first of this season’s cross country races took place at Glamis Castle just north of Dundee on a very wet Saturday afternoon. The event was at the same venue last year and although the course was unchanged the conditions made it very different from last year.

Lasswade AC had one young female team, one young male team, one complete women’s team,  one incomplete women’s team and two men’s teams.

The first race off was the young females (Skye Foster, Olivia Meikle and Abby McGlone), unfortunately we had no under 15 runner so Olivia Meikle ran the U15 leg. The girls performed admirably to finish 20th overall.

Next race was the young males (Alasdair Brown, Ross Wolfenden and Harry Henriksen) who were in a similar position to the girls with one U13 moving up to run the U15 leg as our U15, Harry Henriksen ran the U17 leg. The boys ran very well to finish 9th overall. Ross Wolfenden was 5th fastest U13 of the day and Harry Henriksen was the fastest leg for U15 boys.

The ladies were next to the start line with Keira Murray and Rachel Fagan leading our teams off. Keira ran well coming home to hand over to Sarah Tait in 11th place and Rachel handed over to Debra Urquhart in 38th place. Sarah ran a strong leg to pass on to final leg runner Niamh Shaw in 9th place and Debra came in 33rd with no 3rd runner. Niamh ran well on the last leg to finish in 11th place.

The final race of the day was the men and we had one U20 team and a mixed team of seniors and vets. First leg runners were Matthew Smith and Martin Gore with Matthew running very well to hand over in 3rd place to Magnus Tait. Magnus had a strong run to keep us in contention handing over in 4th place just behind 3rd to team mate Euan Hood. Euan who has been concentrating on shorter distances over the summer had to work hard over the longer distance and handed over in 11th place to final leg runner Christian Graham.  Christian one of the outstanding U17 cross country runners from last winter and just getting back from a foot injury had a solid run to pull back a couple of places finishing 9th.

In our other team Martin had ran a solid leg to hand over in 22nd place to Peter Ness.  Peter the first of our masters ran well to hand on in 32nd to Andrew McGlone. There was only a slight change on the third leg with Andrew pretty much maintaining his team’s position passing on to final leg runner Derrick Brydon in 33rd place. Derrick a new member in his first race for the club acquitted himself very well to finish 37th.

There was some encouraging individual performances with Matthew Smith running the 2nd quickest and Magnus Tait 7th quickest U20 on the day.

For full results please click here

Well done to everyone who took part – looking forward to Stirling next week.

Congratulations to Lasswade AC lady Amy Frankland who was part of the winning Edinburgh University Team – great race – well done!


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World Mountain Running Championships – Canillo, Andorra

The World Mountain Running Championships take place this weekend (15/16 September) in Canillo, Andorra (click here for link to website) and as mentioned in an earlier post Lauren Dickson is selected for Team GB and flew out there on Thursday.

Lauren will be well supported by all of her team mates and also her Mum and Dad,  Cathy and Scott who flew out to support her with younger brother Cameron.

Good Luck Lauren from everyone at Lasswade AC – we’ll all be cheering for you back home in Scotland!








Please click here for post on Scottish athletics website.



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Lauren earns Selection for Worlds!

Lauren Dickson who recently represented Great Britain at the European Hill Running Championships in Macedonia headed south to Keswick to compete in the trial for the world mountain running championships.

Lauren had an outstanding race, considering she had been unwell in the lead up to the race and had missed the best part of 10 days training. Determined and focused as always she finished 2nd overall earning automatic selection for the World Championships, her second GB vest in so many months and a trip to Andorra!

Fantastic effort Lauren – congratulations from everyone at Lasswade AC.

For link to British Athletics announcement click here 

Lauren in her new GB kit!

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Lasswade AC 5K Fun Run – Results

The Lasswade AC 5K fun run took place in June.

Please find attached the results.

Lasswade 5K 2018

My apologies for the delay in uploading these results. They were completed in the week of the run, however I had a couple of queries which were resolved quickly but I totally forgot to add the results to the website!

The number taking part was slightly down on last year but there was still almost 70 running on the night and helping to raise very important funds for the club. The funds raised are a valuable source of revenue and help towards the running  costs of the club.

Thanks to everyone who took part and raised funds and also to those involved in helping with the event. In particular Margaret Benham who organised it once again and Gordon Robertson for giving her the nudge to do it!

Well done!!



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National 4 x100 relays Grangemouth

Congratulations to U13b, silver medalists in­ Scottish 4 x 100m relays at Grangemouth­ today. Max Sharmon, Alasdair Brown, Peter Ty­e and Shane Majekodunmi.

U17w came 5th i­n the final. Abbie Malinowski, Elena Cla­rk, Lauren Meikle and Mia Downie.


Well done all !


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Important : Endurance Group Training

Hi Everyone,

The track at Dalkeith Campus is now unavailable for the next three weeks.

On Mondays the endurance group will train at Meadowmill Sports Centre at our normal time 7:00 -8:30. The address and postcode is shown below:

Meadowmill Sports Centre
Off the B1361
By Tranent
EH33 1LZ

On Thursdays the endurance group will train at Dalkeith High School Campus at our normal time 7:00 – 8:30 using the grass area.

If anyone has any queries then please get in touch with Linda, myself or Gilly.



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Lauren Wins Team Silver !

Congratulations to Lauren Dickson on her excellent performance last week in Skopje, Macedonia at the European Mountain Running Championships.

Lauren acquitted herself very well in her first competition representing Great Britian. Lauren was leading at one point in the uphill section but it looks like there was lots of changes in the downhill section.   Lauren finished eighth overall and third britain. The team won a well deserved silver medal – well done Lauren!

Please click here for report on scottish athletics website


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