Our Commonwealth Games star athletes, Greg Louden and Guy Learmonth will both be at training on Monday 18 August 2014.
Guy reached the final of the 800m finishing 6th with a fantastic time and new personal best of 1.46.69.
Greg was part of the 4x400m team who finished 5th in the final. They also set a new Scottish record of 3.03.94 in the heats beating the previous record set over 24 years ago at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.
Both Greg and Guy are going to go around the training groups on Monday night and chat to the athletes and coaches. They will be more than happy to answer questions and have photo’s taken with athletes so remember your phones!
We are very lucky to have athletes competing at the highest level. Please make every effort to get to training on time or even a little early and if you have any questions for Guy and Greg then get them ready!
Also if anyone was at the games and has a programme that they would like signed then remember to bring it.
See you all on Monday.
We are now taking names for the next induction block. If you have a child who is aged between 8-12 and wants to get involved with Athletics then please get in touch.
Induction nights are on a Monday evening 19:00-20:00 or a Thursday evening 18:00-19:00 at Dalkeith Community Campus.
Monday induction group will start on 25th August for 10 weeks.
Thursday induction group will start on 4th September for 10 weeks.
Please note that the induction group will not be on during the October break.
Congratulations to Guy and Greig from all at LAC. The lads were a credit to themselves, their coaches and supporters, Scotland and last but not least , our Club.
Onwards and upwards.
Good luck and best wishes to our club athletes Guy Learmonth (800m), and Greg Louden (4 x 400m Relay) as they start their Commonwealth Games experience with the Scottish team at tonight’s Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park, before competing in their events at Hampden Park next week.
Also to Dave Finlayson, Kenny Marshall, Melissa Robertson and Ruth Szymanski who will all be officiating at the Games at Hampden Park.
LAC 2014 Club Champs Entry Forms (1) (Download form here or ask your coach for a copy)
The club’s annual club championship this year will be held at Meadowbank Stadium on Sunday 21st September 2014.
The event will be on from 10am until 4pm and family and friends are welcome to come along and support those competing. Entry fee for all spectators is free.
All members are welcome including those new athlete’s involved in the induction group. There will be events on for all age groups from 8 years +. Please see registration LAC 2014 Club Champs Entry Form for breakdown of entry fees for athlete’s. Any athlete wishing to compete must complete the entry form and return to Dave McConnell along with entry fee as soon as possible.
On the day there will be the chance to win prizes and gifts with a tombola and raffle. If anyone has any items or gifts that they are willing to donate to the club for the raffle then please let us know.
There will be food and refreshments available on the day also. If any parents are willing to help or assist on the day or make food then please get in touch.
Any help is greatly appreciated and please spread the word.
We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.
The Diamond League event takes place tomorrow and Saturday at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
One of our coaches, Margaret Benham, has two tickets for Friday 11/07 which she can no longer use.
The details of the event are as follows :
- 15:50 Gates open to spectators
- 21:00 Approximate finish time of athletics
I attach a link to the event timetable here
The tickets are for Block C3, row QQ, seats 64 and 65. I appreciate that it is very short notice but if you can make it and would like the tickets then they are FREE! However, you will need to arrange to collect them.
First come first served.
Call 07833 667489 or 0131 663 5877
Just a reminder that there is no group on the 3rd and 10th of July. The group will be back on Thursday 17th July.
It was great to see Greg Louden training at Dalkeith Campus last night. Greg who has been selected to compete in the Scottish 4x400m team at the commonwealth games was more than happy to have a photograph taken with some of the younger Lasswade AC athletes.
Thanks Greg and the best of luck to you and the rest of the team from all of us at Lasswade AC.