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.
Lasswade AC and Midlothian Council will be putting on an Athletics Leadership Workshop this Friday, 14th September, at Dalkeith Campus. The workshop is open to everyone over the age of 14. We are hoping to get as many club members as possible involved in this workshop. :
Scottish Athletics Leading Athletics Workshop:
Friday 14th September, Dalkeith Campus, 14.00pm – 17.00pm.
The workshop is the first level of coaching award and is designed to give an introduction to leading athletics activities for young / developing athletes. The workshop is part tutor lead and part practical. No prior qualification is required, and the course will be free of charge. All participants will receive a Scottish Athletics Certificate on completion of the course.
From this workshop we will look to select 4 candidates to move into the Coaching Assistant Programme. This programme involves candidates undertaking a mentored coaching programme. working with and helping out at Athletics sessions around Midlothian, which will culminate in being put through the Assistant Coach Course in October. Information on opportunities for coaches will be provided throughout the process.
Again we are hoping to have as many members of the club as possible take part. You do not need to be an athlelte to take part, all are welcome along. If you would like to go along please contact myself, Craig, at this address or on 07751279456. to register I will need the following info:
Name / School (if still at school) / contact no / address / age if under 18
Further info on the workshop, and the Assistant Coach Award can be found at the following links:
ASSISTANT COURSE AWARD
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!
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!
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 !
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
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.
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
I have telephoned the campus today (05/07) and they have confirmed that the track is available tonight. As you may know the track is scheduled to get some work done on it and we thought it would be unavailable over the next three weeks, however I was told on the telephone today that work will not commence until 21/07. This may change but we will continue to use the track for as long as possibe.
Please therefore continue to come to the campus but please remember to check the website and facebook page for any update, worst case scenario we can still use the playing fields.
All other training groups please speak to your individual coaches.
Congratulations to Lauren Dickson on being selected for the U20 Women’s GB team to compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in Skopje, Macedonia.
Lauren at this years National XC – 2018
On 02 June Lauren competed at a hill race in Sedbergh which hosted the senior home international race but was also the trial race for the European Mountain Running Championships. Lauren won the U20 women’s race earning automatic selection for the GB team.
Lauren has worked extremely hard to achieve this target showing committment, drive and determination. It is a fantastic result for Lauren and thoroughly well deserved.
Well done also to Team Dickson who give Lauren fantastic support.
Good luck from all at Lasswade AC.
Link to Scottish athletics page here
Congratulations to Lasswade AC U20 Women who won the Senior National 3 x 800m relay championships that took place on Saturday 14 April 2018 at Grangemouth.
The team was Lauren Dickson, Sarah Tait and Ailsa Innes. Edinburgh had international Emily Dudgeon on the first leg and it looked as though they would be runaway winners. However, Lauren Dickson ran a solid first leg to keep us in contention and hand over to Sarah Tait who ran well to close the gap on Edinburgh and hand over to final leg runner Ailsa Innes. Ailsa ran sensibly to close the remaining gap to the final Edinburgh athlete gradually and set the race up for a really close finish with Ailsa holding on for the win. Lasswade ran 7.03.02 against Edinburgh who ran 7.03.31. Falkirk Victoria were 3rd in 7.14.32.
Sarah, Ailsa and Lauren – National 3 x 800m relay champions 2018!
Lasswade had a Mens team, also all U20, of Euan Hood, Magnus Tait and Matthew Smith. The Men had to negotiate a heat but qualified comfortably finishing 3rd. Running order remained unchanged for the final with Euan Hood running a solid first leg to keep the team in contention, Magnus Tait on 2nd leg ran strongly to hand over to final leg runner Matthew Smith. Matthew ran well on the final leg to get the team into bronze medal position almost getting into 2nd but Gary Smith of Falkirk Victoria just managed to hold him off. Edinburgh won in 6.00.10 with Falkirk 2nd in 6.03.24 and Lasswade 3rd in 6.03.69.
Euan, Matthew and Magnus – National 3 x 800m bronze medalists 2018!
Congratulations to all the athletes on their fine performances!