The Great Edinburgh International Cross Country

The Great Edinburgh International Cross Country took place in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh on Saturday 7 January 2017. The inter district cross country championships were held as part of this event and a number of Lasswade AC athletes were selected for the East of Scotland team.

Harry Henriksen who has been running well all season was in the under 13 boys race. Harry was in a group pf three runners to break away over the first two of the three lap course. He had been sitting in 3rd postion behind AndrewMcGill (East) and Fraser Sproul (West) when he made his move mid way through the final lap opening a gap to finish seven seconds ahead of Andrew McGill who was followed closely by Fraser Sproul.

In the under 17 women we had two athletes competing, Lauren Dickson and Sarah Tait. Lauren was with the leading group which included Naomi Lang, Clare Stewart and Eloise Walker (All East) for most of the race. It was only mid way through the final lap that some small gaps began to appear, however Lauren dug deep fighting all the way to the finish with an impressive 4th place. Team mate Sarah Tait who has a difficult season to date also ran well in one of her best races of the season finishing in 15th place.

Lasswade also had two runners in the under 17 men’s race, Magnus Tait and Christian Graham. Both boys have been running consistently well this season. Magnus, who would probably have preferred a course with a few more hills, finished a creditable 20th place with Christian in his first cross country season finishing in 31st place.

The east team won gold in all three of the above races.

Congratulations and well done to all the athletes on their performances.

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Lasswade 10 mile Road Race, Sunday 5 March 2017

Numbers are coming along well for this year’s 10 Road Race.  So don’t delay enter now via

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Inter District Cross Country Championships

The inter district cross country championships take place at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh on 7 January 2017 as part of the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country event.

Our athletes have been performing well over the cross country this season and as in past years we have a number who have been selected to represent the East of Scotland Team.

U13 Boys – Harry Henriksen

U17 Boys – Magnus Tait and Christian Graham

U17 Girls – Lauren Dickson, Sarah Tait.   Ailsa Innes was also selected however has decided not to run and is concentrating on shorter distances for the indoor season.

Congratulations to all of the above athletes on their selection and good luck on the day.

If you don’t have anything planned for 7th January it would be great to see some Lasswade athletes supporting their team mates. Then stay on for the international races where Olympic champion Mo Farah is scheduled to compete as are Olympians Andrew Butchart, Callum Hawkins and Laura Muir

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Athlete Training 2017

Please note that training will resume THURSDAY 5th JANUARY.

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Merry Christmas

2016 has been another successful year for the Club. This has been achieved through excellent individual performances and good team spirit, demonstrated in the many leagues and events in which we participate. This involvement is wide ranging and includes  Cross Country, Track and Field and Indoor Athletics.

The Club also organises three  major events. The Road Race in March, Club Championship in September and the Cross Country in October. These events have been part of the LAC calendar for many years and are a testament to the host of  volunteers who assist each year.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone connected with the Club.  Our Volunteers and Scottish Athletic Officials who make everything possible.  Our Coaches who dedicate many hours each week to ensuring all our Athletes gain every opportunity to have fun and reach their full potential in athletics.  Our Athletes who support the Club and help to grow our status within the Athletics and indeed the wider Community.  Our partners (Scottish Athletics and Midlothian Council) and our Sponsors who support  the Club year in and year out.

A very Merry Christmas to everyone and best wishes for a happy and peaceful 2017.

Lasswade Athletic Club Committee


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Edinburgh AC Indoor Open 26 February 2017


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Lasswade AC appoint new Club Together Post.

Lasswade Athletics Club are delighted to announce the appointment of their new Club Development Officer.

No stranger to Lasswade the successful candidate is our young athlete coordinator Craig Morton.

As well as this role which is carried out in conjunction with Active Schools and Midlothian Council, Craig also provides coaching at the club on a Monday and Thursday evenings, is Team Manager for Forth Valley and CSSAL leagues and is an active committee member.

All in all a fine pedigree to take the club forward.

We wish Craig every success in the post

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Lasswade 10 Mile Road Race , Sunday 5 March 2017

Entries are now being taken for the next Lasswade 10 mile Road Race in March 2017. You can enter view

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Club Together officer vacancy

Lasswade AC have a part time vacancy for the attached post


Lasswade AC Club Together Officer

Organisation: Lasswade AC

Closing Date: 23 November 2016

Lasswade AC – Club Together Officer

Contract Length – 3 Years 9 months

Salary – £5,368 – 12 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Lasswade AC for a Club Together Officer, in partnership with scottishathletics and Midlothian Council.

Club Together is a fundamental project within Scotland’s National Strategy for athletics, Perform when it Counts, placing a key focus on supporting the development of athletics clubs in the country.

The role will have a significant impact in the growth and development of the club and the twin aspects of our vision of increasing participation and performance sit at the heart of everything we do – neither however is possible without athletics clubs playing their part.

This part time post (12 hours per week) is funded through a partnership between Lasswade AC, scottishathletics and Midlothian Council.

Club Together is exactly that – clubs, scottishathletics and Local Authority coming together to deliver once and for all a programme that will make the athletics vision happen.

Application Process

Applications should be made by submitting the application form and Covering Letter to scottishathletics. The application should be marked confidential and sent to:

Dawn Allan
scottishathletics Ltd
Caledonia House
South Gyle
EH12 9DQ

Or email:
Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 23 November 2016
Interview Date: Tuesday 29 November 2016


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Lasswade AC cross country scrutinised results

Please find the scrutinised results from last week’s cross country event!AlZql6ch7UVwzFLUStgS8wJVc-wA


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