The Cademuir Rollercoaster Junior Hill Race took place at Peebles on Saturday in what turned out to be a very warm and sunny afternoon. Perhaps a little too warm for a hill race.
There were four races, U15 boys and girls, and U18 boys and girls. Although the fields were limited to twenty in each race and the courses were shorter it was fantastic to see an event taking place after months of no competition.
There were four Lasswade AC athletes taking part in these races. In the U15 boys Andrew McWilliam and Rowan Taylor who had both had good cross country seasons last winter decided to give the hills a try and had great races with different tactics. Andrew’s intentions were clear from the start as he led from gun to tape to win, Rowan worked his way through the field to finish 2nd. A fantastic effort by both boys.
Lasswade AC also had two athletes in the U18 boys race. Harry Henriksen had a solid race to finish well in 3rd place in a race that may have been a bit on the short side for him. Sam Kitchin was disappointed with his race but hadn’t felt great with stomach pains.
Great to see all of these athletes racing again in the Lasswade colours! Well done to you all.
Thanks also to all those involved in organising this event.
For full results and Scottish athletics report please click here