New Training Vests Available to Order Now


By popular demand the new Lasswade Training Vests are available to order.

The training vests come in 9 different colours with a Lasswade logo printed on the back and your name printed below it.

Note:- these are not Lasswade competition colours and the TRAINING VESTS CANNOT BE USED TO COMPETE IN – they are for personalising your training experience.

Available in a full range of kids, ladies and men’s sizes and priced at £13.00 Kids and £14.00 for adults you can choose from white, black, red, orange, green, yellow, royal blue, sapphire blue, purple (and pink only available in ladies sizes 8,10,12,14).

Samples of the vest sizes and colours will be available to try on at training on Monday and Thursday next week. A bulk one off order will then be placed on Thursday 22nd March.

Anyone wanting to try the vest see Cathy Dickson inside the High School.

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Inter Counties – Prestwold Hall – Loughborough – 10/03/2018

The inter counties cross country championships take place next weekend in Loughborough and five Lasswade Athletes have been selected for the East of Scotland team.

They are as follows:

Harry Henriksen (U15)
Sarah Tait (U17)
Christian Graham (U17)
Magnus Tait (U17)
Lauren Dickson (U20)

Lasswade AC endurance coach Linda Smith will be travelling with the team as one of the Team Managers.

Congratulations to all of the athletes and good luck from all at Lasswade AC.

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Monday 5th March – Training Details

The Endurance and Throws Groups have been cancelled, for tonight, due to the track being closed. All other Groups will go ahead indoors.


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Lasswade10 Road Race Postponed

Unfortunately, after a drive through of the route this morning, it has been decided that there is no alternative other than to postpone this Sundays Road Race.

After making the necessary arrangements for this weekends postponement, we will start looking at alternative dates to run the race. Entrants will be contacted and kept up to date. Additional updates will be available on our Facebook page and website.

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National Cross Country Championships – Falkirk – 24/02/2018

The National Cross Country Championships were once again held at Callender Park in Falkirk. Callendar Park has hosted the National cross country for a number of years now and it has always been a fantastic event regardless of the weather. However, I understand this is the last year at this location and that this event will be at a new venue next year.

The first race of the day were the under 13 girls and the conditions for running were almost perfect as the race got underway. Lasswade had three athletes in this race, Olivia Meikle, Skye Foster and Fiona Eades. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the chip timing so the results for the under 13 girls are incomplete.

In the under 13 boys Lasswade had five athletes, Cameron Chambers led the boys home finishing 100th, closely followed by team mate Alasdair Brown 101st, Matthew Cartledge 106th, Alistair Scott 121st and Alec Miller 158th.

Abby McGlone was the solo Lasswade girl in the under 15 girls race but had a solid run to finish in 59th position.

Harry Henriksen was also flying solo in the under 15 boys race. Harry got off to a bad start, but worked his way through the field and was in fourth spot going into the final run in to the finish. Unfortunately he was just outsprinted but finished a very impressive 6th.

Sarah Tait was yet another solo runner in the u17 womens race. Sarah has had a great season gradually building back into cross country running and improving with each race. Sarah had another strong race to finish inside the top 10 in 7th.

In the under 17 men we had four athletes and thought we had an outside chance of a team medal as well as potential individual medalists. Christian Graham one of the pre-race favorites had a difficult week with a foot injury and was a doubtful starter. However with his foot taped up he felt a bit better and wanted to race. Christian ran well and was up setting the pace early in the race, unfortunately I think the stress of his foot took it’s toll, Christian was unable to go with Cameron Wright of Kilbarchan and a gap began to open. Christian held on for 2nd to cement a solid season over the cross country. Team mate Magnus Tait was also having a good run a little further back in 7th place, with Euan Hood satisfied with his 37th after having been down with a cold and Daniel Kelly completing the team in 69th. We finished 6th team with only three points between us and 4th and 12 points to 3rd!

Christian Graham leads the U17 men’s race

The theme of solo athletes continued with Lauren Dickson in the u20 women. Lauren has had a few disappointing results in races this season so it was great to see her continue to improve and have a strong run to finish in 7th place.  Jamie darling has been improving this season too so it was interesting to see how he ran in the under 20 men’s race. Jamie ran well to finish in the middle of the field in 44th position.

Lauren Dickson leading the pack !

The final race of the day was the senior men and it had the biggest field of the day. We had five athletes in this race. It was great to see Ross Matheson make the trip up from London to race and have a strong run finishing 12th. He was followed home by team mate Scott Thomson who also had a good run finishing inside the top 30 in 28th position. Scott Dickson led home our masters finishing in 412th followed by Dave Scott 440th and Stephen Brown 463rd.

Ross Matheson – a good run to finish 12th

Congratulations to everyone on their performances.

For full results click here





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Training Cancelled / Lasswade10 Road Race / Schools Cross Country

Thursday 1st Training

Due to the weather there will be no training sessions this Thursday, 1st March.

Lasswade 10 Road Race: Sun 4th March

Given the adverse weather conditions today, and forecast for tomorrow, we will be keeping a close eye on the road race course over the coming days. While we are all hoping that the race will be able to go ahead as planned, the health and safety of runners is our main priority. As such a decision will be made around lunchtime on Friday as to whether the race will go ahead. This decision will be made available here on the website, as well as being posted on the clubs facebook page.

Scottish Schools Cross Country

This Saturday’s Scottish Schools Cross Country, at Hopetoun House Estate has been postponed for obvious reasons. A replacement date is being sought and will be given as soon as it is confirmed. Updates will be posted on the Scottish School Website when available: SSAA website


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Indoor League Success


Provisional results are now in from the final Indoor League match, with Lasswade getting three teams through to next months finals. After returning to the league last season, this year has been another success, with athletes turning out in numbers and producing fine performances across the board against really strong competition.

Qualifiers for the finals:

U13 Girls Team: Out of 26 teams competing in the three afternoon sessions, the Lasswade U13 Girls Team finished in overall first place, ahead of North Ayr and Edinburgh. The line up for the final will be:

Lasswade AC,  North Ayr,  Edinburgh AC,  Giffnock North,  Ayr Seaforth &  VP Glasgow

U17 Womens Team: Out of 24 teams competing in the three afternoon sessions, the Lasswade U17 Women matched the U13s with another overall first place, ahead of Edinburgh AC and Dundee Hawkhill. Lineup for the final will be:

Lasswade AC, Edinburgh AC, Dundee Hawkhill, Giffnock North, VP Glasgow & Whitemoss

U20 Mens Team: Out of 11 teams competing the Lasswade U20 Mens team finished in overall second spot, behind Dundee Hawkhill. Also qualifying from the afternoon sessions was Kilbarchan. Lineup for the final will be:

Dundee Hawkhill,  Lasswade AC, Kilbarchan,  Giffnock North,  Livingston & Cumbernauld

Congratulations go to all the qualifying teams and all the athletes who represented those teams:

U13 Girls: Amber Welch, Isla Wilkie, Skye Foster, Amy McLaughlin, Hannah Harley, Olivia Meikle

U17 Women: Mia Downie, Lauren Meikle, Heather Kinghorn, Michelle Blaikie, Favour Fombo, Kirsty McEwing, Hannah Officer

U20 Men: Murray Blair, William Darling, Harry McLean, Jamie English, Scott Hutchon, Liam McLune, Magnus Tait

Outside of the qualifiers it was another case of so near so far for the boys U13 team. After finishing one place out of qualifying last year the boys again ended the three matches in fourth spot. Fantastic performances throughout and given the competition it was a great effort. Also just missing out on qualifying was the Women’s U20 Team, also finishing in 4th. It was a case of having the quality but being short of numbers this time round.

Having competed in the first match with only one athlete, Alastair Scott, the Under 15 Boys were never going to qualify. They did see a dramatic improvement match on match though. Match one the team finished 20th, match 2 was 8th and the final match saw them up in 5th.

The Under 15 Girls produced a fantastic performance in Match 1, finishing the day in first spot, showing the talent in the team. Despite some great individual performances in the team, they were not able to hold onto the qualifying spot and finished in 6th. The U17 Boys team struggled throughout  the competition to get anywhere near a full team out. Again there were a number of fine individual performances, but empty events throughout the three matches left the team down in 15th.

The Under 11s competition was a slightly different format and again we did not always cover the events. However it was great to see some of the younger, and newer, athletes competing. Competing over the three matches were Abbie Foster, Eloise Scott, Morven Brown, Callan Innes, Harry Miller and Ben Harley.




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Road Race help needed – Sunday 4 March 2018 Catering


With just a fortnight to go Ruth Szymanski still desperately needs help with catering needs for the road race. Without YOUR HELP WE cannot run the event. Please let her know as soon as possible. Many thanks



Helpers are required to assist with road race catering between 9am and 3pm . This successful event is dependant on the support of parents , non running athletes and their friends so if you can assist please email Ruth Szymanski on for more information as to how you can help. Many thanks in anticipation


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East District Cross Country League – Broxburn

The final match of this winter season’s East District Cross Country League took place on Saturday 20 January at a snow covered course in Broxburn. It was a beautiful day and the weather conditions for running were perfect although the snow made it more difficult over some parts of the course. There was a large contingent of Lasswade athletes with complete teams in all age groups with the exception of u15 boys and u15/17 girls.

The first race of the day was the under 11 girls and Lasswade AC fielded four athletes with Hannah Harley the first Lasswade athlete home finishing in an impressive 7th place with Abby Foster 9th, Eloise Scott 40th and Ava Inglis in her first cross country finished 61st. The girls finished 4th in the league for the season.

The under 11 boys had three Lasswade AC athletes taking part.  Andrew McWilliam was first Lasswade finisher in 9th place.  Harry Miller was next counter in 69th with Hayden Whitlie in 74th.

There were five Lasswade athletes in the under 13 girls race. Olivia Meikle was first home in 17th place followed by Amy McLaughlin 33rd, Skye Foster 38th, Niamh Inglis 46th and Hayley Whitlie 49th.

In the under 13 boys we had six boys in the field. First home for Lasswade was Dexter Howard in 47th. He was followed home by team mates Cameron Chambers 53rd, Alistair Scott 56th, Matthew Cartledge 60th, Alastair Brown 63rd and Alex Miller 72nd.

In the under 15/17 girls Sarah Tait (u17) continued her improving season finishing 4th overall and 1st u17.  Team mate Abby McGlone (u15) was next Lasswade athlete home finishing 32nd overall and 23rd u15.

Harry Henriksen was our only runner in the u15 boys race yesterday. In a group of three athletes as he came round at the end of the first lap he had opened up a clear lead by the end of the second lap making it all look so easy with a comfortable win.

In the under 17 men we had four runners. We were in no doubt that Christian Graham who had won the previous two matches this winter comfortably was going to make this a hat-trick of wins in the league and he did not disappoint. Another athlete that makes it look so easy! It was great to see team mate Magnus Tait in his first appearance in the league this season finishing 3rd with team mate Euan Hood finishing 17th and Daniel Kelly 23rd. The boys were 1st team on the day and 2nd in the league for the season.

Magnus Tait with a strong run at Broxburn

We had a complete ladies team for the first time this season and there were some great performances with Lauren Dickson leading the Lasswade ladies home finishing 6th overall and 2nd u20. It was also nice to see Keira Murray (Gore) with a strong run finishing 12th and the fast finishing Cathy Dickson in 60th.

Keira Murray in action at Broxburn

For the final race of the day and season for the league it was the turn of the men. We had seven Lasswade athletes competing and first home was Scott Thomson in a very respectable 20th , he was followed home by Jamie Darling (U20) in 94th, Andrew McGlone 108th, Dave Scott 162nd, Scott Dickson 183rd, Phil Parr-Burnham 210th and Graham Knipe 227th.

(All photo’s courtesy of Neil Renton)

For full results please click here

If you look at the results today and over the course of the season it is clear that we do have age group teams with the ability to win the league, unfortunately it is just circumstances in terms of availablity and/or injury that have proved our undoing. Having said that we there were lots of fine performaces over the season in all age groups and the numbers competing particularly in the younger age groups (u11 and u13) have been higher than recent years which is really positive for the future.

Thanks to everyone for their support over the course of the season and congratulations to you all on your own individual performances.

Roll on the National!

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Scottish Athletics Indoor League: Match 2 Provisional Results

Provisional Individual Results are now available for the second match of the Indoor League using the following link:     SAIL MATCH 2: PROVISIONAL

Once again there was a good turnout of athletes, with fine performances throughout the age groups. Going into the second match a number of the age group teams were looking to stay in contention for a place in the final ( only the top three teams from the afternoon session progress from each age group ).  Given the performances on the day that should remain the case going into the third and final match.

Emails have been sent out looking for everyone’s availability for the third match; Saturday 27th Jan, Emirates Arena. If you have not yet replied please do so in order that team selections can be finalised.

Overall team results for the second match should be available soon. As soon as they are they will appear on the website. If you notice any errors in the provisional results please get in touch with Craig at


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