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.