The first cross country event of this winter season took place at Glamis Castle just north of Dundee on 14 October. It was a beautiful setting in the grounds of the castle and the we got weather to match. The course was fairly flat so probably suited the faster track based runners.
Lasswade AC had one young female team, two young male teams and an incomplete senior men’s team. All athletes performed well on the day but the highlight was the first boys team. First year U13 Ross Wolfenden ran a solid opening leg to keep us in contention and handed over in 9th place to Harry Henriksen. Harry, who I am sure would have preferred a few more hills ran well to pull back another few places and hand over in 4th place to our final leg runner Christian Graham. Christian who has been improving all summer on the track set off on the chase and quickly pulled back the first couple of runners. Unfortunately the gap the Edinburgh runner had was insurmountable, however Christian had the consolation that in addition to helping the team to the silver medal he was also the fastest young male athlete of the day. Well done and congratulations to all the boys on a fine team performance.