Lasswade AC Fun Run, Monday 15 June 2015



Overcast but good running conditions greeted 96 runners who took part in this year’s fundraising fun run.

Thanks to all those who ran, organised and marshalled on the night. Monies raised will help pay transport costs for the club over the course of the season.

Plenty pics available on our facebook page

fun run





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City of Edinburgh Running Festival Fri 3 July 2015



Anyone interested should note final entry date is 21st  June 2015. Can be done on line via entry central



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Lasswade AC Sponsored 5k Monday 15 June

Lasswade Athletics Club Sponsored 5K Run Dalkeith School Campus — Monday 15th June 2015 Lasswade Athletics Club athletes will be running a 5K sponsored run to raise funds for the club, primarily to help with the costs of transport to league matches. All athletes aged from 9 years old upwards are encouraged to take part in this fundraiser, and should report to the athletics track at the School Campus at 7.00pm on Monday 15th June. Please pass thesponsor sheet around your friends and family, and bring it with you on the night of the run to have your participation verified by a club coach. Once you have collected all the money from your sponsors, please hand your form and money to Margaret Benham or John Brash by Monday 29th June 2015.


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LIvingston Jumps and Throws festival 6 &7 June

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Results for the jumps and throws festival at the weekend are now available

Throws – Jack Martin. Discuss 17.26,  Javelin 21.81

Katy Martin Discuss 19.23. javelin 18.08


Adam Leighton. High jump 1.50

Rachel Elder  Triple  jump 9.89

Shona Gristwood.  Triple jump 9. 37

well done to all and in particular Rachel and Shona who set new PBs

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Youth Development League – Match 2, Grangemouth,30 May 2015

Sunny but windy conditions met our athletes as they participated in Match 2 of the Youth Development League. After struggling to field enough numbers for a team in Match 1, team manager was able to field a significantly stronger pool of athletes.

There are still gaps particularly in the hurdle events so anyone who fancies having a go please LET A COACH KNOW  !!

That said a huge improvement from our first YDL.  3 rd place this time and only 4 points of a second place

1 Ayr Seaforth AC 635.5 8
2 Clydesdale Harriers 449.5 7
3 Lasswade AC 446 6
4 Falkirk Victoria Harriers 427 5
5 Shettleston Harriers 396.5 4
6 East Dunbartonshire 366.5 3
7 VP-Glasgow AC 365 2
8 Team DG 283 1

Well done to all athletes, Team Manager Linda Smith and all her helpers.

Also a big thank you again to officials for making things happen and run so smoothly and to time.


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East District Championships 22 &23 May 2015

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The East District Championships took place over the Friday and Saturday 22&23 May 2015. Lasswade had good representation across most track and field events. Represented in no fewer than 29 Events Athletes medalled in 18 of them. Personal Bests are way too many to mention however there were 8 Gold Medals, 8 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.  Not a bad haul I am sure you will agree !!!


Congratulations to all athletes striving to constantly improve, to Coaches and Parents for seeing the fruits of their labour and finally to all officials particularly those from the Club who have made this a particularly successful event.

Included a breakdown of all  Lasswade performances having trawled all 39 pages of results. I have hopefully captured all of you but would ask you let me know if I have missed someone out.   East district results . docx

Plenty more  photographs available from

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CSSAL 17 May 2015 . Message from Team Manager, David Hand

Central & South of Scotland League Match
Congratulations and a big well done to all those athletes who represented Lasswade A.C. so well at the above match last Sunday, 17th May at East Kilbride.

The weather may have seemed dismal but the team spirit was high and the athletes all rose to the occasion. Thirty-eight of you competed and EVERYONE OF YOU scored invaluable points. ( At the moment we seem to have finished third to Falkirk and Shettleston but this has still to be confirmed.)

Their were lots of fine performances and personal bests but we needed every single point to get the result Although we would generally not single out athletes perhaps a mention of two who personified the spirit of ‘lets get out and score points and be successful’ were club development officer Brian Hood who came out of track retirement to cover the ‘masters events’ and our Danish athlete Sam Talebi who was thrown into his first track/field meeting to cover senior men’s events. Both these athletes handled the challenge whole heartedly and were an inspiration to their colleagues of all ages in the team. The second meeting of this league is on Sunday 28th June at Grangemouth (thank goodness for a stadium under cover) and we look forward to seeing most of you there — and an equally good (or even better) team performance. (See individual performances of ALL athletes posted earlier today)

Lastly a special vote of thanks to all our officials ( they score an additional 100 points for running the meeting and getting cold and wet ) and your age group managers who kept us all right. Thanks for all your efforts,

David Hand. (See you next time.)

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Initial results Forth valley League Match 2

FVL on Facebook have published the overall results from Match 2 . It goes to show what can be done when the club manage to fill all the berths in all the events. Well done and lets see if we can do it in the final match at the end of June at Grangemouth.

Last to first in the space of one meeting.

Results of FVL Meeting on Saturday 16 may 2015
Match 2 Points Division 2

1. Lasswade 318
2= Dunfermline 307
2= Musselburgh 307
4 Central B 301
5 Edinburgh B 283.5
6 Harmeny 239.5


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Lasswade Athletes YDL Manchester

Please find the performances from several Lasswade athletes taking part as part of Team Ediunburgh at the UK YDL in Manchester o n Saturday 16 may 2015. Congrats to all


Lasswade AC Athletes performances for Team Edinburgh

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CSSAL East Kilbride Sunday 17 May 2015

Please find the performances from a really wet and windy East Kilbride. Considering conditions a good effort all round. Thanks to team manager, coaches and club officials for making it happen. As highlighted through facebook there were some gaps particularly in the Seniors (Women)  and Masters (men and Women)  so don’t be shy. Step forward and give your club your best.

CSSAL Match 1 LAC Results

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