Road Race 2019 Results

Race Photos:  Road Race 2019 Photos

Congratulations to all the runners who took part in the 2019 Lasswade AAC Ten Mile Road Race. It is a notoriously tough course, but that did not deter any of the 350+ runner, all of whom completed the course. After the unfortunate cancellation of last years event, due to a snow bound course, it was great to have so many turn up and take part, and hopefully we will see you all back again next year.

Particular congratulations to race winner Adam Gray, of Penicuik Harriers, who completed the course in a fantastic time of 57.04. It was a particularly good day for Penicuik Harriers with three runners finishing in the top ten ( Adam Gray 1st, Ritchie Thomson 6th & John Gibbs 10th) to ensure top spot in the Men’s Team category.

  Adam Gray

In the women’s category it was unattached runner Lisa McDonald who took top spot, with another impressive time of 65.01. Winners of the Womens Team Prize was Penicuik Harriers, comprising Gemma Towersey, Jan Dawson & Edite Galite.  Second Place went to Portobello Running Club, comprising Grace Mackenzie, Jennifer Holden & Julia Moffat.  Lasswade’s Amy Frankland, Julia Cunningham & Debra Urquhart made up the third place team.

The above team results have been changed due to updates to the results

 

  Lisa McDonald

I will update this page with a full list of winners during the week.

Thanks go out to all the volunteers who made today possible. A number of different teams are responsible for making the day what it is. this year we had a mixture of old and new hands helping out at the event. There are far to many to name them all, but I think all will agree that they all did a fantastic job.

Unscrutinised Results are available at the link below. If you spot any errors please get in touch to let us know. Unfortunately we seem to have temporarily lost the contact page from the website, so just email at lasswadeatheletics@gmail.com.

Final Road Race Results ( please note these results have had an update 09/03/19)

 

Again thanks to everybody for coming along today, and hope to see you back next year

Pictures courtesy of Keith Kong.

 

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Harry Wins National Cross Country Championships

Saturday 23/02/2019 – The National Cross Country Championships were once again held at Callendar Park in Falkirk. The recent weather conditions meant that the course was in great condition with not too much mud on a very spring like mild February day – very unlike a typical Scottish cross country race.

Lasswade had teams in most of the male age groups with the exception of the U17 boys but unfortunately only one complete team in all of the female age groups.

The first race of the day was the under 13 girls with a field of almost 150 runners.  Olivia Meikle led the team home with a strong run to finish in 27th, Hannah Knipe in her first championship race was next in 35th followed by Amy McLaughlan in 50th and Skye Foster finishing in 113th to complete the team.

In the under 13 boys we had five runners with Sam Kitchin our first finisher in 32nd, closely followed by team mate Andrew McWilliam in 33rd, Alasdair Brown was next home in 71st with Alec Miller our fourth counter in 125th and Shane Majekodunmi  completed the team finishing in 135th

We knew we had our best chance of an individual medal in the under 15 boys race and were quietly confident that Harry Henriksen would be in the mix at the sharp end of the field. Harry did not disappoint amongst the leaders from the start he began to move clear of the group around the half way point stretching his lead on some of the small hills. Harry had a reasonable lead coming down the finishing straight but had no time to relax as the runners behind began sprinting as they fought it out for silver and bronze medals. A fine win and second national cross country title for Harry having won the under 13 boys in 2017. Next home for Lasswade was Alex Porteous in 83rd, Alastair Scott 110th, Jamie Lawlor 122nd and Jonathan Adams 141st.

Harry Henriksen – U15 Boys National Cross Country Champion 2019!

Abby McGlone was one of our few female runners and was flying solo in the U17 girls. Abby had a solid race to finish in 32nd place.

In the under 20 men we had five runners and thought we had  an outside chance of a team medal, however it wasn’t to be with the boys finishing a respectable 5th team. Christian Graham was our top finisher in 14th place closely followed by team mate Magnus Tait in 17th. Next home in 28th place was our new member from Finland Severi Salonen followed by Euan Hood 57th and Daniel Kelly just back from a trip to Canada in 63rd.

Our only under 20 lady was Sarah Tait and she started off strongly, however having had a painful foot this week began to suffer a bit on the second lap as it began to get sore. However Sarah rallied and still finished a creditable 17th.

In the senior women’s race Keira Gore was yet another solo Lasswade athlete. Keira not  feeling 100% this week decided that she was still going to race. Keira started off steady and worked her way through the field to finish 64th. Lasswade athlete Amy Frankland also in the women’s race but running for Edinburgh University had a very good run to finish in 18th place.

The final event of the day was the senior men and Lasswade had five men competing. Martin Gore ran a strong race and was our first finisher in 109th, he was followed by the first of our masters Steve Brown in 403rd, then came Peter Ness in 437th, Dave Scott was a little further back in 464th and Phil Parr-Burnam completed the team in 583rd.

A great days athletics – congratulations to everyone on their own individual performances and to Harry on his win.

Thanks also to our volunteer marshal’s Stuart Meikle and Graham Knipe for their help it is greatly appreciated.

Finally thanks and congratulations to Linden Nicholson on her promotion, very well deserved. Linden has officiated at this event and other cross country events over a number of years.

Officiating and volunteering helps Lasswade AC as it is noted (not literally) how often clubs help/support these events. For it’s size Lasswade do very well as we consistently provide support. Sometimes we forget how important officials and volunteers are but without them these events would just not take place, so thank you all again.

For full results click here

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Lothian Trials 31 March 2019

On line entries are now being taken for the Lothian Trials being held on 31 March 2019 down at Meadowmill.  This popular event seen as a season opener is open to athletes from u11 through to Masters. . It usually fills up quite quickly so dont delay. The link for entries is

https://eac.lane9.co.uk 

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Endurance Session – 09/02/2019

On Saturday 9th February 2019 endurance coaches Kirk and Linda Smith invited Tom Hanlon (Olympic steeplechaser) to deliver  a training session to a number of athletes from the Lasswade AC endurance group.

Fortunately, the weather stayed dry for us but on the downside it was blowing a gale. With only two weeks to go to the National cross country championships it was quite a tough session in the conditions but it was good to see all the group complete it – although not all were standing at the end!

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National Masters Cross Country Championships – Hawick

The National Masters cross country championships took place on 2nd February 2019.

There were a number of Lasswade athletes competing in this event.

In the mens event Peter Ness was our first finisher in 91st place, followed by Scott Dickson in 113th and Derrick Brydon in 146th.

In the female event Rachel Fagan was 27th followed by Linden Nicholson in 41st overall but 1st in her age category.

Congratulations to to you all on your performances but special mention to Linden on a fine win!

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European Athletics Indoor Championships 2019 – Kit Carriers

As you will no doubt be aware the European Athletics Indoor Championships will take place at the Emirates Arena between 1-3 March 2019. An exciting opportunity has arisen through EAIC 2019 for athletics clubs in Scotland to provide kit carriers for the event becoming part of the 400 strong volunteer team.

EAIC 2019 are looking for teams of 8 volunteers plus one team leader to put themselves forward to assist. All volunteers must be 14 years or older.

Further information on what will be required can be found by following the link below.

European_Athletics_Indoor_Championships_2019_Volunteer Kit Carriers

If anyone is interested in taking part, as a kit carrier, please get in touch ASAP at lasswadeathletics@gmail.com.

 

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Inter District Cross Country Champs – Stirling – 12/01/2019

The inter district championships had been held for a number of years at Holyrood Park, in Edinburgh. However, with funding for the event being withdrawn by Edinburgh District Council the event was moved to Stirling this year.

In recent weeks the weather has been mild and dry and this weather continued over last weekend meaning that although it was windy on Saturday the course was in very good condition underfoot with little or no mud.

Lasswade AC had three athletes competing and first off was Harry Henriksen in the under 15 boys race. The course really only had one hill at the start and the rest of the course was flat or downhill  which suited the faster track athletes, however Harry ran well and got stronger the longer the race went on working his way through the field and finishing in 3rd place and helping the East to 2nd team place.

Harry Henriksen looking strong on his way to a 3rd place finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Ladies race we had two athletes, Amy Frankland in good form after recently setting a personal best over 3000m indoors was representing Scottish Universities and Keira Gore in the East of Scotland team together with older sister Freya Murray- Ross.

Amy Frankland had a strong run to finish in 20th place helping the scottish universities  to 2nd team place. Keira had a solid run a few places further back in 34th place while sister Freya was just inside the top 10 in 9th place helping the East to 1st team place.

For full results please click here 

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2019 Road Race

Entries are now open for the 2019 Ten Mile Road Race.

Next years race will take place on Sunday the 3rd March. Further information, and online entry, can be found on the Entry Central Website at the following link:

RoadRace Entry / Info

A map of the course can be found at the following link:

ten mile route

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East District Cross Country Championships – Aberdeen 08/12/2018

The East District Cross Country championships took place today at Balgownie Playing fields in Aberdeen. It was a cold and windy day but otherwise the conditions for running were good.

As always with Aberdeen the numbers competing drop off and our numbers were further depleted with six call offs due to injury or illness.

In the first race of the day, the U13 girls, we had two athletes competing, Amy McLaughlin and Skye Foster who both ran well to finish 24th and 26th place respectively.

In the U13 boys we also had two athletes running, Alasdair Brown and Cameron Chambers who both  ran strongly to finish 28th and 37th place.

We had no U15 girls competing today but the U15 boys race produced the highlight of the day for Lasswade where Harry Henriksen showed his class and a clean pair of heels to the rest of the field to win.

Harry Henriksen (115) on route to winning the East District Cross Country Championships (photo courtesy Alan White)

 

We had no U17 athletes competing either boys or girls.

Sarah Tait continued her good form this season to finish in 6th place in the U20 women’s race. In the U20 men’s race Sarah’s brother Magnus also ran very well to match his sister also finishing 6th.

In senior women’s race we had two athletes Keira Gore who had a strong run to finish just outside the top 10 in 12th place and team mate Rachel Fagan also ran well to finish 41st.

The final race of the day was the Senior Men’s race and we had four athletes with Martin Gore having a solid run to lead the team home in 45th place, next home was Andrew McGlone in 102nd, Stephen Brown in 153rd with Derrick Brydon coming home in 169th to complete the team.

Thanks to everyone who made the trip to Aberdeen and congratulations to everyone on their performances.

For full results click here

That was the last race of this year – roll on 2019!

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37th Open Cross Country Meeting

First off, a huge thanks to all the volunteers who turned out for yesterdays Cross Country. It goes without saying that without those people giving up their time to help out events such as this just would not take place. Also thanks to all the athletes, and family / friends etc, who travelled through to the meeting. It is great to have so many clubs, schools and individuals represented on the day.

Thankfully the weather was kind for us, and we had a great days racing, with fantastic performances right across the age groups.

Results for yesterday can be found here:     Cross Country Results PDF Unscrutinised

These are unscrutinized results, so if anyone spots any errors or ommissions please get in touch to let us know.

Additional photos from yesterdays Meeting, courtesy of Keith Kong, can be found at:     Cross Country Photos 2018

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