The first of this seasons East District Cross Country League races was held at Stirling University on 15/10/2011. There were 24 Lasswade athletes taking part in all age groups from Under 11 to Senior Men and Women. Unfortunately we had incomplete teams in some of the age groups which meant that we incurred penalty points.
Our Under 11 boys and girls fielded complete teams and there were fine performances with our highest placed runner in the boys race, Fraser Judge finishing 6th and our highest placed girl Natasha Selkirk finishing 5th with her sister Nicole close behind in 8th. The teams finished 7th and 6th respectively.
Our Under 13 boys also fielded a complete team and finished 12th team. In the girls race we were unable to field a complete team, however Rachel Hutchison had a strong individual run to finish 14th.
In the Under 15 boys race the team finished 6th with Jamie Cousin leading them home in 16th place. The Under 15 and Under 17 girls are incorporated in the same race, Amy Frankland showed her strength in finishing 6th overall with Amy Smith in 11th and Sophie Miller 31st. The team finished in 2nd position, our highest team placing of the day.
Ross Henderson the only Lasswade runner in the Under 17 boys race produced a fine performance to finish 12th.
Lorna Rice was also a lone performer in the women’s race finishing 78th.
The men’s race over three laps was a good race with a group of four runners, including our own Ross Matheson in the group and Barney Phillips also Lasswade just behind in 5th position. It was only on the final lap that gaps began to appear with Andrew Crichton breaking clear to win with Ross finishing 2nd and Barney pulling back one position to finish 4th. Paul Benham on the comeback trail was our next finisher followed by Ben Mitchell and then Paul Elliott. The men finished 11th team but clearly have the potential to finish much higher with a full team.
Overall the men are sitting 5th in the league and the women 8th. Well done to everyone!
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For your diaries the next League Match is at Livingston on 20/11/2011.