Guy Learmonth retained his 800 metres title at the British Universities Indoor Championships at Sheffield today (Sunday 26/02/12). Guy clocked 1:49:29 to win in impressive style as his sparkling indoor season form was maintained.
The National Cross Country Championships once again took place at Callender Park in Falkirk on 18 February 2012. Lasswade Athletics Club had twenty athletes competing in various different age groups.
The weather looked promising when we left midlothian but no sooner had we arrived in Falkirk when the snow started. Thankfully it was not too heavy but there were snow flurry’s throughout the day. There had also been rain overnight which made the course quite muddy and heavy in parts.
The under 13 boys was the first race of the day with 99 boys taking part. Thomas Snodgrass was Lasswade’s first finisher coming in 38th with Ross Mackenzie 85th place. It was the turn of the under 13 girls next with Lauren Wilkie finishing 74th of the 111 starters. Lauren was the only Lasswade girl competing.
We had two boys in the under 15 race, Iain Lawson who finished 57th and Kyle Mackenzie who only recently got the cast off his broken wrist finishing 104th. Sophie Miller in the under 15 girls and finished 46th of the 71 starters.
The under 17 and under 20 women ran in the same race which was the next to start. We had two runners Amy Frankland who finished 13th and Amy Smith who was 28th. Ross Henderson and Callum Clark were our runners in the under 17 men. Callum Clark finished 60th but Ross unfortunately had to pull out injured.
It was the turn of the ladies next with Keira Murray finishing a fine 6th in a very close finish with Sarah Hood of Edinburgh. Next to finish for the ladies was one of our veterans Wilma Kerr in 159th followed by Karen McKinlay in 197th.
The penultimate race of the day was the under 20 men with Lasswade’s Ross Matheson looking for another National Cross Country title. Luke Traynor, Giffnock North opened a lead on the first lap with Ross in second place. Ross running one of his better cross country races this season looked like he may close the gap, however the Giffnock North runner rallied and the positions at the finish remained the same with Ross finishing a brilliant 2nd!
The last race of the day was the men’s race with 505 runners, which was one of the biggest fields assembled for a number of years. Lasswade had seven runners competing. Barney Phillips who has been in good form over the winter finished 27th with the fast finishing Martin Gore in 72nd, Ben Mitchell was our next runner in 172nd followed closely by Richard Connor in 184th. Our next finishers were David Ramage 285th, Alan Cummings 324th and Brian Wilson 460th.
Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to Ross on his second place.
For full results please click here
New location for the Edinburgh Store
Run and Become shop on Dalry Road is closing on the 5th March, and moving to new premises.
With a Grand Opening on Wednesday 7th March at 9.30am, at the address below
Run an Become
20 Queensferry Street
This seasons National Cross Country Championships takes places at Callendar Park, Falkirk on Saturday 18/02/2012.
This is the finale to the domestic cross country season in Scotland. .
For directions, timetable etc please click here
If anyone who asked to be entered is now unable to compete please let Linda or Kirk know.
Good luck to all Lasswade Athletes competing!
Guy Learmonth finished second in today’s 800m final at the UKA Aviva Indoor UK Trials and Championships at Sheffield. Guy had won his heat on Saturday in a time of 1:50.43, and clocked 1:49.63 as he finished runner up today.
Following on from his silver medals at the Scottish Schools’ Championships on Thursday, Gareth Fleming gained another silver medal when he finished runner up in the U16 Boys’ Combined Events Championships at the Kelvin Hall on Saturday.
Gareth’s results are below.
|High Jump 1.54m||Hurdles
|Jong Jump 5.46m||Shot Putt
Several of the club’s athletes were competing for their schools at the Scottish Schools’ Championships on Thursday. Top performers on the day were Ellen Kristoffersen who won Gold in the Over 16 Girls’ High Jump, with a clearance of 1.65m, Rachel Robertson who claimed the gold medal in the Over 16 Girls’ Long Jump (5.50m – PB) and Gareth Fleming with double silver medal wins in the Under 16 Boys’ Pole Vault (3.00m – PB) and Long Jump (5.36m).
Ellen also came fourth in the Over 16 Girls’ Long Jump (5.15m – indoor PB), Gareth finished sixth in the Under 16 Boys’ Hurdles final and Rachel was the only 4th year girl to qualify for a tough Over 16 Girls’ 200m final where she finished 5th.
Unscrutinised results available here: