The Club Committee wish all athletes,volunteers,supporters,parents and friends a very Merry Xmas and a happy and successful New Year.
Congratulations to Lauren Dickson (U13 Girls), Amy Frankland (U17 Women), Keira Murray (Senior Women), Barney Phillips and Niall Sheehan (Senior Men) who have all been selected for the East District Team at the Inter District Match on Saturday 7 January 2012 at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.
Well done to to you all and good luck from everyone at the Club.
For anyone interested in going to support your club team mates please click here for information and times.
The East District Cross Country Championships took place in Aberdeen last weekend. The number of entrants on the whole was down and that was reflected in the number of Lasswade athletes taking part with only 13 athletes making the trip north. Unfortunately, this meant that we had no complete teams in any age group.
The conditions on the day were very cold and the ground was hard underfoot. In the Under 13 girls which was the first race of the day, Lauren Dickson got the club off to a great start with a fine run to finish 6th overall. In the next race, the Under 13 boys, Matthew Smith finished 22nd and Cameron Steven, who has had injury problems, had to pull out.
Amy Frankland who has been running consistently well this cross country season ran a good race to finish 9th in the Under 17 women’s race with team mate Amy Smith pulling out. The next race was the Under 15 boys with Jamie Cousin the only Lasswade runner competing. Jamie who had been running well in recent league races was well up on the first lap in 4th place but dropped back on the second lap to finish 20th.
In the women’s race Keira Murray who had won the most recent league match ran well to finish 2nd overall just 10 seconds adrift of winner Jennifer MacLean. Our next Lasswade woman Lorna Rice finished in 70th place.
The final race of the day was the men’s race with five Lasswade athletes competing. Ross Matheson who has had a few injury problem’s this year had a solid run to finish 7th overall (2nd Under 20) with Barney Phillips running well to finish 9th. The fast uphill finishing Martin Gore was our next runner home with a good run to finish 42nd, followed by Richard Connor in 61st and Ben Mitchell in 67th.
Well done to everyone who took part and good luck to those of you selected for the inter district match in January.
For full results click here
Training has been cancelled tonight due to the severe wind.
Keep an eye on the website tomorrow as severe winds are forecast for tomorrow afternoon and into the evening. This may make travelling to and from and training dangerous and therefore may result in training being cancelled.
Good luck to the Lasswade athletes travelling to Aberdeen on Saturday for the East District Cross Country Championships. Details of the races and parking etc are on Scottish Athletics website.
Reminder that the bus for Sunday’s SAIL meeting at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow leaves Lasswade High School at 11.30am.
Lasswade AC athletes Ellen Kristoffersen and Gareth Fleming were competing for the Scottish Schools’ teams in the SIAB Pentathlon match at the Kelvin Hall on Saturday.
Ellen was part of the U18 Girls’ team who finished fourth, with Ellen in 12th place overall with a points total of 2819 (High Jump – 1.56m, Long jump – 4.86m, Shot Putt – 6.43m, 60m Hurdles – 9.71s and 800m 2:42.73).
Gareth was competing for the U16 Boys’ team who also finished fourth, with Gareth in 14th place overall, scoring 2390 points (200m – 27.29s, Long Jump – 5.45m, Shot Putt – 10.77m, 60m Hurdles – 9.78s and 800m – 2:25.58).
Click on the link for the full results – http://www.ssaa.co.uk