Physiotherapy Evening

Phillip Mack, Consultant Sports Physiotherapist & Sports Scientist, at The Physiotherapy Clinics & Hydrotherapy Peebles, will be coming along to the club next week to give a presentation. Phillip has a background in athletics and deals with sports related injuries on a daily basis. The presentation is aimed at anyone involved in athletics, be it athletes, family or friends, and will cover issues relating to injury prevention. There will also be time added to have a Q & A session. This is a great opportunity for all members of the club to come along and pick up valuable information and advice from an expert in the field.

The presentation takes place Thursday 28th September, from 6pm in the Assembly Hall at Dalkeith Campus. I would urge as many as possible to come along.

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Lasswade Cross Country

Entries are now open for the Lasswade AC Cross Country, on entry central for seniors and vets. The event takes place at Gore glen Playing Fields, Gorebridge on Sunday 5th November. Races are held for age groups U11 up to seniors / vets. By booking in advance, on entry central, athletes will benefit from a discount on the on the day price.

All athletes from the club and beyond are welcome to take part in the race. For further info just click on either of the images below.

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Lauren wins Bronze medal at hill International

Lasswade AC athlete Lauren Dickson who earlier in the season represented Scotland (U18) over 1500m on the track turned her attention and talents to the hills in Peebles yesterday. Lauren was selected to represent Scotland at the Junior Hill International after winning the trial in her first hill race which was over the same course in Peebles just over a month ago.

The course on tracks over Cademuir Hill looked tough but on the plus side it was dry so the conditions underfoot were fairly good with only small patches that were muddy. Lauren set off hard sitting in second place for most of the race behind English runner Scarlet Dale.  Lauren was passed by the second English athlete Fiona Bunn just going into the final 800m but was well clear of the next runner and finished in 3rd place to pick up the bronze medal.  A fine performance in only her second hill race. Congratulations from all at Lasswade AC.


Lauren wins bronze!


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Club Championship Results

The results for Sundays Club Championships are now available at the link below.

club championships 2017

Congratulations to all the athletes taking part on the day. For some it was their first, and last, chance to compete at Meadowbank.  Also a massive thanks to all the officials, helpers and everyone who contributed to the food stall and tombola.

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ITV Borders video

Attached is a copy of the video that was featured last night on ITV Borders News and follows on from the recent video piece on Adam Leighton.

It shows the club in good light. It also is edited really well and capturing “a night at the campus” as throws, endurance are there in the background.

Feel free to share with young potential athletes who have been considering coming along.

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********Club Champs**********

Still some adult helpers needed on 10 September 2017 to assist on the catering, tombola, raffle stalls

Names to as a matter of some urgency.

Also the need for baking/rolls, tombola and raffle prizes to be brought on the day.

Please let Leigh know what you can do to help out in advance and on the day.


Our Club Championships are nearly upon us and, as with every year, I make a plea for helpers on the day and donations for tombola, raffle and food such as filled rolls, tray bakes, cakes etc. All monies made go directly to the club. Tea and coffees will also be on sale.

The difference this year is that I will not be at the championships (a wedding in sunnier climes) and therefore the club requires someone who can take the lead on pulling a group together and making sure that duties are covered. To be honest it always works well on the day as people are happy to help out and no one should miss their child competing.

Please see me in the first instance as I will collect names. Donations for tombola, food etc should not be given to me but brought on the day.

I would also like to ask at this point that we will require parent helpers to officiate on the day (it is good fun), please contact Dave McConnell if you are interested.

Your club needs YOU!!

Many thanks

Ruth Szymanski

Membership Secretary

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Weekend Action

Among a large contingent of Scots competing for Team GB at this years World Championships, in London, was Lasswade AC athlete Guy Learmonth. Having finished seImage may contain: 1 person, outdoorcond in the 800m, at the British Championships earlier in the year, Guy secured his place on the team by running a new PB at the Anniversary Games at Olympic Park last month. 

In Saturdays round of heats Guy ran brilliantly to finish in third and make his way through to the semi- finals. His time of 1.45.90 just a fraction off his current PB. Another good run in Sundays semi- final was not quite enough to make it through to the final, finishing in 5th. It was another fine performance from one of Scotlands top runners though, and continues this years fine run of form.

Representing their Country in another International tournament were four of Lasswade AC’s rising stars. Lauren Dickson, Sarah Tait, Magnus Tait and Bryony Patterson were in Dublin last weekend, having been selected to represent Scotland in the Celtic Games. Morton Stadium was the venue for the teams from Scotland, Ireland and Wales. 

All four athletes contributed to a fine performance by the Scottish Team. Lauren Dickson brought home a Silver medal finishing second in the U18 Girls 1500m. Bryony Patterson added another Silver in the triple jump. Her final jump of 10.86m enough to move her into second spot. Sarah Tait added another medal and more points to the Scottish Teams total, finishing 3rd in the U18 girls 1500m Steeplechase, to take Bronze. A new personal best of 6.23.18s in the U18 boys 200m Steeplechase left Magnus Tait just outside the medals, but added valuable points to the teams total. 

On the day Scotland finished in overall second place on 159 points, ahead of Wales on 146 and behind winners Ireland who finished on 188pts.  

A large group of Lasswade ACs younger athletes were in action closer to home, having been selected to compete in the Forth Valley League Select match. The Select match represents athletes who have put in the best performances, across all the divisions, giving them the chance to compete against each other for medals. A rain soaked Grangemouth Stadium was the venue for the match. 

Leading the way for the U11s was Shane Majekodunmi in the sprints. It was a golden day for Shane, firstly winning the boys 100m in a time of 14.7s. Shane followed this up with another gold in the 200m, finishing in a new PB time of 30.00s. A third Gold was on its way at the end of the day as Shane helped his relay team to top spot. Among the other U11s selected Eloise Scott ran well in the 100m, and helped her relay team to second spot. Harry Miller also equalled his PB in the HIgh Jump, finishing in 5th place on the day. Competing in the U11s 600m Aiden Haggerty was running well, but unfortunately pulled up injured. 

There were no medals for the U13 athletes, however there were some strong performances. Alec Miller was just short of his PB in the High Jump with a clearance of 1.30. This left him in 4th place overall, just missing out on a medal through countback. Alastair Scott threw a new PB of 6.10m to finish in 6th place in the Shot Putt. Amy McLaughlin‘s throw of 12.73m in the discus, a new PB, left her in 4th place and just 10cm off the medals. 

Adam Leighton continued his fantastic season in the jumps, dominating both his events to come home with two Gold medals and a new PB in the High Jump. In tricky conditions Adams Jump of 5.33m in the Long Jump was enough to get him his first Gold of the day. A new PB jump of 1.75m easily won him his second in the High Jump.  

Another double medal winner for Lasswade was sprinter Mia Downie. First up for Mia was the U15 Girls 100m. Mia finished in a time of 13.3s to take second spot and the Silver Medal. Later in the day Mia ran another strong race in the 200m, taking the Bronze medal with a time of 28.1s. Just behind Mia in that race was fellow Lasswade sprinter Abbie Malinowski, finishing 4th in a time of 28.4s. 


There were more medals for Lasswade athletes in the U15 Field Events. Cameron Dickson threw 22.18m in a rain affected javelin competition, to take a well earned Silver medal. His throw of 13.25m in the Discus  left him in 6th place in that event. Heather Kinghorns throw of 8.17m in the Shot Putt left her just outside the medals in 4th place, but was a new Personal Best. Heather went one better in the discus throwing 17.79m to take the Bronze. 


Full results from the FVL Select match can be found using the link below. Further pictures from the FVL can be found on the clubs Facebook page.

Lasswade Facebook


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CSSAL Match 2 Results

Results have now been confirmed for the second match of the CSSAL.

CSSAL 2017 Division 2 Match 2(scrutinised)

Lasswade go in to the final match of the season lying in 4th place. The final match takes place on Sunday 6th August. Emails will be going out looking for athlete availability for the match.

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Entry is still open for this years Club Championships. The event takes place at Meadowbank Stadium on the 10th of September. All members of the club are encouraged to enter.

Closing date for entries is 21/08/17.

Timetable for the event:     LAC Club Champs 2017 ProvTT

Entry form;                            2017 LACChamps Entry Form(1)


Entry forms can be handed at the gate, or to your coach at training.

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5K Fun Run Results

Hi Everyone,

The Lasswade 5k Fund Run was once again a great success with over 80 finishers.

Thanks to Margaret Benham for organising and all coaches and parents for helping on the night.

I attach a link to the results below. Please note that there were several names on the list of entries where the spelling seemed unusual but we have typed as written so my apologies in advance for an errors.

Well done to everyone who took part and thanks once again for all of your support!

Lasswade 5K 2017

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