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Commonwealth Games 2014

Good luck and best wishes to our club athletes Guy Learmonth (400m), and Greg Louden (4 x 400m Relay) as they start their Commonwealth Games experience with the Scottish team at tonight’s Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park, before competing in their events at Hampden Park next week.

Also to Dave Finlayson, Kenny Marshall, Melissa Robertson and Ruth Szymanski who will all be officiating at the Games at Hampden Park.



Lasswade AC Annual Club Championships


LAC 2014 Club Champs Entry Forms (1) (Download form here or ask your coach for a copy)

The club’s annual club championship this year will be held at Meadowbank Stadium on Sunday 21st September 2014.

The event will be on from 10am until 4pm and family and friends are welcome to come along and support those competing. Entry fee for all spectators is free.

All members are welcome including those new athlete’s involved in the induction group. There will be events on for all age groups from 8 years +. Please see registration LAC 2014 Club Champs Entry Form for breakdown of entry fees for athlete’s.  Any athlete wishing to compete must complete the entry form and return to Dave McConnell along with entry fee as soon as possible.

On the day there will be the chance to win prizes and gifts with a tombola and raffle. If anyone has any items or gifts that they are willing to donate to the club for the raffle then please let us know.

There will be food and refreshments available on the day also. If any parents are willing to help or assist on the day or make food then please get in touch.

Any help is greatly appreciated and please spread the word.

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.


Glasgow Grand Prix – 11 July 2014

Hi Everyone,
The Diamond League event takes place tomorrow and Saturday at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
One of our coaches, Margaret Benham, has two tickets for Friday 11/07 which she can no longer use.
The details of the event are as follows :
  • 15:50 Gates open to spectators
  • 17:30 Athletics start
  • 21:00 Approximate finish time of athletics
I attach a link to the event timetable here
The tickets are for Block C3, row QQ,  seats 64 and 65. I appreciate that it is very short notice but if you can make it and would like the tickets then they are FREE! However, you will need to arrange to collect them.
First come first served.
Call 07833 667489 or 0131 663 5877

Thursday Junior Sprints

Just a reminder that there is no group on the 3rd and 10th of July. The group will be back on Thursday 17th July.
Thanks, Susie


Greg Louden

It was great to see Greg Louden training at Dalkeith Campus last night. Greg who has been selected to compete in the Scottish 4x400m team at the commonwealth games was more than happy to have a photograph taken with some of the younger Lasswade AC athletes.

Thanks Greg and the best of luck to you and the rest of the team from all of us at Lasswade AC.




Scottish Schools Track & Field Championships

The Scottish Schools Track and Field Championships took place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June 2014 at Hampden Park in Glasgow. This was a great opportunity for young athletes to compete on the new track prior to the Commonwealth Games and Diamond League events taking place later next month.

There were sixteen athletes from Lasswade AC competing over the two days. There were a number of fine performances with many athletes setting personal bests and three of our athletes winning medals. For full results please click here

  • Rachel Robertson (Girls A)  - Long Jump 1st, Triple Jump 2nd and 200m 2nd
  • Amy Frankland (Girls A) – 3000m 2nd
  • Lauren Dickson (Girls C) – 1500m 1st

Picture above shows Rachel receiving one of her medals.

Well done to all of our athletes and congratulations to the medalists.



Commonwealth Games Tickets


Tickets are available to all members of Lasswade AC for Monday 28th July 10.00-14.00 and Tuesday 29th July 10.00-15.00. Tickets are valued at £40 per ticket and can be purchased on a first come first served basis. There is 5 tickets available for Monday 28th July and 10 available for Tuesday 29th July. The tickets are allocated together for those who wish to sit beside family or friends.

Please click on below link for details of events on these days.


If you are interested in purchasing tickets then please contact Danny Burnett on 0131 561 6518 or alternatively vie email on danny.burnett-athletics@midlothian.gov.uk


Congratulations to Club Coaches

First Aid

A huge well done goes to Linden Nicholson, Linda Smith, Kirk Smith and Margaret Benham who this week completed and passed their First Aid course and are now qualified for the next 3 years.  The coaches are pictured proudly showing of their certificates from the course.

We hope to be running another course later on in the year for those who were unable to attend this course for Coaches or Volunteers.

Please keep an eye on the website for further details in due course.

Well done again!


Queen’s Baton Relay

Congratulations to all the Lasswade AC athletes and coaches who had the honour of carrying the Queen’s Baton through Midlothian today, 16 June 2014.  It was a fantastic day and the girls all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was wonderful to see the club so well represented at this event. It was also great to see so many people (Lasswade coaches, officials, athletes,  parents, family and friends) out on the course supporting the girls. Thanks to everyone for their support and helping to make this such a memorable day.


Pictured above from left to right our baton carriers are:

Amy Frankland, Erin Feely, Sophie Miller, Linda Smith (Coach) and Sabina Jedrzejczyk.

Well done girls!!


Queen’s Baton Relay visits Midlothian

On Monday 16th June the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Midlothian in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.

There will be an event on within the grounds of Dalkeith Country Park from 4:00pm that day where there will be various information stands and activities going on throughout the afternoon / night.  The event will be on until about 7:30pm.

If anyone from the Club is interested in coming along then please feel free to do so and wear Club clothing. If anyone wishes to help out or hand out information leaflets etc then please get in contact with Danny Burnett, Club Development Officer.

Athlete’s have the option of attending the Queen’s Baton Relay instead of training that evening but training is still on as normal.

Tickets are available free of charge and can be collected at any Midlothian Leisure Centre or Library. Access can only be gained to the Country Park on proof of a having a ticket.

There is also talk of The One Show potentially being there along with various other Press.

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