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.
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