Last order Date Thursday 4th December 2014.
Hi All. Thursday 4th December is the last date for ordering Hooded Tops, Tee-Shirts, Waterproofs for Christmas subject to stock availability,
There will be no orders going in after this date as the factory is closed from the 19th December for 2 weeks.
get your orders in now see John Brash for forms.
I have on order Ski Hats i will have them soon for sale,look out for a post onthe notice board to say i have them.
November’s newsletter includes brief reports on the opening cross country events, Athletic Leaders Workshop, Adult Running section and a fixture list for the winter months
Club Development Officer
The National short course cross country championships took place today at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.
It was a beautiful day, dry, sunny and actually quite warm, especially for November! However, the course itself although relatively flat was very marshy and muddy in parts so they must have had a lot of wet weather in Glasgow recently.
Lasswade at three teams entered in this event, under 15 girls and boys and under 17 boys. We also had one under 20 running in the men’s race.
The first race of the day was the under 15 girls and Lasswade AC had six girls running in a field of just over seventy runners. Lauren Dickson was up with the leaders early in the race closely followed by team mate Sarah Tait, the leading four including Lauren opened up a bit of a gap from the chasing group, the four were all still fairly close going into the last 400m but gaps began to appear as the pace began to wind up on the run in to the line. Lauren finished just outside the medals in fourth place; with team mate Sarah Tait with a strong run close behind in 7th place. One of our newer athletes Keanna McInnes in her first race for the club had a good run finishing in 25th place followed by Caroline McKinlay in 31st, Eilidh Brown in 41st and Lauren Wilkie in 43rd. Brilliant runs by all the girls and a great team spirit!
Congratulations to Lauren, Sarah and Keanna who won the bronze medal for 3rd team.
The next race of the day was the under 15 boys and we had three runners in this race with just under seventy athletes in field. Our first finisher was Jamie Darling, who has been improving with each race so far this winter. Jamie ran well to finish in 26th place. The next Lasswade athlete home was one of our newer members Ben Keay who has only raced a couple of times for us on the cross country so far but has been coming to training regularly and is enjoying the races. Ben ran well finishing in 59th place, team mate Euan McAlister was close behind with a strong run in 65th.
We had no under age 17 girls running so the next race for us was the under age 17 boys race and we had three boys running Cameron Steven got off to a good start and was up with the leaders at the end of the first short lap but faded a bit on the second It was a good run and Cameron still finished just inside the top 20 in 19th place. Next Lasswade runner was Matthew Smith who had a strong finish in 36th place closely followed by Kyle MacKenzie in 39th place.
Callum Clark was our only runner in the under 20 men’s race which was incorporated with the senior men’s race. It was good to see Callum running again as he has been having some injury problems recently. Callum ran well to finish 107th overall and 30th under 20 in a field of nearly 240 runners.
Well done to everyone who ran today, hope to see you all at Alloa in a few weeks time!
Please find the Finalised results from Sunday’s Cross Country.
Thanks to Barbara Howie
Some more great pictures from today kindly provided by Bob Marshall
The above link has kindly been provided by Steve Adam from Pitreavie AC . Some great pictures from the second half of today’s cross country in the glorious sunshine. Well done to all and a special thanks to organisers, marshals, caterers, first aiders and to Greg Louden for presenting the prizes
Brian Hood, Club Development Officer
IT’s GETTING CLOSE
The 33rd Lasswade Athletics Club open cross country event takes place on Sunday 02 November 2014 at Gore Glen Playing Fields, Engine Road, Gorebridge, Midlothian.
This is one of the few open events that remain on the cross country calendar. There are races for all age groups from under 11 to senior/vets, so mark the date in your diary and we’ll look forward to seeing you on the day!
Remember to sign in early as the front of Gorebridge Leisure Centre is currently being renovated. Temporary and ONLY short term parking is to the rear.
Trophies for individuals in Under 11 to Under 15 age groups. Boxed medals for individuals in remaining age groups. Boxed medals for all teams.
Entries only on the day. Entry fees:
Seniors & Vets. £4.00 All others £3.00 Unaffiliated Seniors £2.00 extra
Registration from 10.30 a.m.
Gorebridge Leisure Centre, Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge.Declarations close 30 minutes before the start of each race.
For more information please contact: Barbara Howie 0131 663 4697or visit our BLOG at: http://lasswadecrosscountry.blogspot.co.uk/
Event Timetable & Prizes
Event Approx. DistanceStartPrizes
Under 11 Girls 1 mile 12:30 pm First four and first three teams of three
Under 11 Boys 1 mile 12:35 pm First four and first three teams of three
Under 13 Girls 2 miles 12:40 pm First four and first three teams of three
Under 13 Boys 2 miles 12:50 pm First four and first three teams of three
Under 15 Girls 2 miles 1:00 pm First four and first three teams of three
Under 15 Boys 3 miles 1:10 pm First four and first three teams of three
Under 17/20 Women 3 miles 1:30 pm Prizes for first two in each age group and first team of three (any age)
Senior Women & Vets plus Under 17 Men 3.8 miles 2:00 pmWomen: first three, first Vet, first Vet o/45, first team of three. U17 Men: first two, first team of three
U20 and Senior & Vet Men 6 miles 2:30 pm First three, first Vet, first Vet o/50, first Senior team, first Vet team
Parking at Gorebridge Leisure Centre – work is taking place at the front of the building but the rear car park can be accessed from the road at the side of the Church.
All other details on the link on the website.
I will have samples of the waterproof clothing with me on thursday for any one to see.
I will also have a sample of the coaches Jacket with me on thursday for the coaches to try on it would be helpful if the coaches who have to get the jackets could be there to have a look and i can get sizes for ordering.