Scottish Inter District X Country Championships – 10/01/2015

The Inter District Championships take place next weekend at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh.

Four Lasswade athletes have been selected for the East of Scotland (district) team, two under 15 girls, Lauren Dickson and Sarah Tait and also two under 15 boys, Magnus Tait and Jamie Darling. Unfortunately, Magnus and Sarah are unable to compete as they will be in Italy on a school skiing trip.

In addition to these four athletes Amy Frankland has been selected for the Scottish universities team.

Lasswade regularly have athletes selected for this event and four out of the five athletes selected have competed in this event before which is great for them but also for the club. It is also fantastic to see athletes improving over the years and to be selected for the first time.

Congratulations to you all and good luck!

If you don’t have any plans for Saturday why don’t you take a trip down to Holyrood and support your team mates before watching the elite races with Mo Farah!


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Sainsbury’s Glasgow International – Congratulations to Guy and Greg

Guy Learmonth and Greg Louden have been selected for Scotland and will compete in this event on the 24th of January at the Emirates Arena.

Guy will run in the 800m and Greg in the 4x4oom relay.

Congratulations to both lads from all at the Club. Another outstanding achievement and credit to their hard work and commitment to athletics.

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Holiday Period – Training Schedule

The following coaches will be at training as indicated below:-

Monday 22nd December

Craig(Junior Sprints)Andy(Seniors)Kirk and Linda(Endurance)Gordon and Gregor(Sprints)

Thursday 25th December 

No training – Merry Xmas

Monday 29th December

Craig (Junior Sprints)Andy (Seniors)

Thursday 1st January 2015

No Training – Happy New Year

Week beginning 5th January

All Resume

Please note

Monday 29th December will be outdoors

An endurance session will take place on the 27th December – 10am . Venue to be confirmed by Kirk and Linda

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Hooded Tops, Tee-Shirts, Waterproof Clothing

Hi Every one, I am picking up the last of the Hooded Tops, Tee-Shirts, Waterproof Clothing any one who has ordered for Christmas I will be at training Thursday 18/12/2014 from 6.45pm at the cafe area until around 7.15pm after i will be at the track until 7.45pm or unless you make prior arraignments with me.

i will also be there Monday 22/12/2014 from 6.30pm until 7.15pm after i wil be at the track until 7.45pm or unless yo make prior arraigments with me.


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A very Merry Xmas

The Committee would like to wish our members and everyone connected to the Club a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

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Lasswade 10 Road Race

If you are planning or know someone planning to run the Lasswade 10 in March you should know the places are filling fast.Over 100 sign ups already and we are over a quarter of the way there.Don’t wait for this to be a new year’s resolution. Sign up NOW !!!

Lasswade 10
By entering the race, you agree to abide by these conditions of entry and any instructions given you by the organisers or officials of the Lasswade 10.
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East District Cross Country Championships – Dundee 06/12/2014

The East District Cross Country Championships took place last weekend in Dundee. For brief report click the link below:

East District Cross Country Championships Dundee 061214


For full results here.

Well done to all the athletes who took part and congratulations to our medal winners!

Hope to see you all for the final league match in Broxburn on 17 January 2015!


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Development Plan 2013-16

This plan can be viewed in  – About us / Development Planning

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2015

The Club has been allocated 2 places for this event. Any member wishing to be considered for entry should contact the secretary by 15th December.If more than 2 requests are made a draw will be arranged for 17th December. Further details thereafter.

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East District Cross Country League – Alloa

The second of this winter’s East District Cross Country League fixtures took place at Alloa on Saturday 22 November 2014.  Potentially it looked like it was going to be a very wet afternoon with a couple of heavy downpours of rain, however we were fortunate that it stayed dry for most of the afternoon. The course itself was fairly challenging with a few hills and it was also extremely muddy, perfect cross country course and conditions!

This league covers all age groups from under 11 through to senior athletes. Unfortunately, the number of Lasswade athletes competing on the day was disappointing, particularly in the younger age groups.

The first race of the day was the under 11 girls and we had no girls in this race. Next it was the turn of the under 11 boys with good performances by Cameron Dickson finishing 25th with club mate Matthew Cartledge in 44th place.

In the under 13 girls we had one runner, Hannah Little, who despite not feeling very well finished 17th. Ethan Gordon arriving for his race in the nick of time was our only runner in the under 13 boys age group finishing 63rd place.

Cameron Steven and Sam Talebi were our only runners in the under 17 men after a late call off from Kyle MacKenzie with an injured wrist.  Unfortunately Cameron was not feeling 100% and did not finish. Sam in his first race for us finished in 25th place.

The women started five minutes after the U17 men so were out on the course at the same time.  Cathy Dickson led our ladies home in 47th (14th Vet), closely followed by Debra Murray who finished 48th.

The next race was the under 15 boys and it was the first race of the day where Lasswade had a complete team. Magnus Tait led the boys home in 8th place, followed by the improving Jamie Darling in 14th, Thomas Snodgrass 31st and Euan Mckay 38th. The boys finished 5th team on the day and are sitting in 6th position for the season so far.







The penultimate race of the day was the under 15/17 girls where we had the ‘magnificent seven’ competing. Lauren Dickson led the girls home in 4th place, followed by Sarah Tait in 8th, Keanna MacInnes 24th, Lauren Wilkie 34th with team mate Caroline McKinlay a few seconds behind in 35th, Eilidh Brown 38th and Lauren Pearson 48th. The girls finished 3rd team on the day and are in 2nd place for the season.






The final race of the day was the men and we were down to four runners unfortunately after one of our runners had some car trouble on the way to event. In his first race of the winter Owen Miller ran well to finish 22nd with team mate Paul Benham 46th, next home was Ben Mitchell in 82nd (25th Vet)  and Doug McDonald in 154th place.

Thanks and well done to everyone who came out and competed on the day. The next and final league match is on 17 January 2015 at Broxburn. It would be good to get complete teams out for the last match so please mark it in your diaries.


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