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Greg Louden

It was great to see Greg Louden training at Dalkeith Campus last night. Greg who has been selected to compete in the Scottish 4x400m team at the commonwealth games was more than happy to have a photograph taken with some of the younger Lasswade AC athletes.

Thanks Greg and the best of luck to you and the rest of the team from all of us at Lasswade AC.




Scottish Schools Track & Field Championships

The Scottish Schools Track and Field Championships took place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June 2014 at Hampden Park in Glasgow. This was a great opportunity for young athletes to compete on the new track prior to the Commonwealth Games and Diamond League events taking place later next month.

There were sixteen athletes from Lasswade AC competing over the two days. There were a number of fine performances with many athletes setting personal bests and three of our athletes winning medals. For full results please click here

  • Rachel Robertson (Girls A)  – Long Jump 1st, Triple Jump 2nd and 200m 2nd
  • Amy Frankland (Girls A) – 3000m 2nd
  • Lauren Dickson (Girls C) – 1500m 1st

Picture above shows Rachel receiving one of her medals.

Well done to all of our athletes and congratulations to the medalists.



Commonwealth Games Tickets


Tickets are available to all members of Lasswade AC for Monday 28th July 10.00-14.00 and Tuesday 29th July 10.00-15.00. Tickets are valued at £40 per ticket and can be purchased on a first come first served basis. There is 5 tickets available for Monday 28th July and 10 available for Tuesday 29th July. The tickets are allocated together for those who wish to sit beside family or friends.

Please click on below link for details of events on these days.


If you are interested in purchasing tickets then please contact Danny Burnett on 0131 561 6518 or alternatively vie email on danny.burnett-athletics@midlothian.gov.uk


Congratulations to Club Coaches

First Aid

A huge well done goes to Linden Nicholson, Linda Smith, Kirk Smith and Margaret Benham who this week completed and passed their First Aid course and are now qualified for the next 3 years.  The coaches are pictured proudly showing of their certificates from the course.

We hope to be running another course later on in the year for those who were unable to attend this course for Coaches or Volunteers.

Please keep an eye on the website for further details in due course.

Well done again!


Queen’s Baton Relay

Congratulations to all the Lasswade AC athletes and coaches who had the honour of carrying the Queen’s Baton through Midlothian today, 16 June 2014.  It was a fantastic day and the girls all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was wonderful to see the club so well represented at this event. It was also great to see so many people (Lasswade coaches, officials, athletes,  parents, family and friends) out on the course supporting the girls. Thanks to everyone for their support and helping to make this such a memorable day.


Pictured above from left to right our baton carriers are:

Amy Frankland, Erin Feely, Sophie Miller, Linda Smith (Coach) and Sabina Jedrzejczyk.

Well done girls!!


Queen’s Baton Relay visits Midlothian

On Monday 16th June the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Midlothian in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.

There will be an event on within the grounds of Dalkeith Country Park from 4:00pm that day where there will be various information stands and activities going on throughout the afternoon / night.  The event will be on until about 7:30pm.

If anyone from the Club is interested in coming along then please feel free to do so and wear Club clothing. If anyone wishes to help out or hand out information leaflets etc then please get in contact with Danny Burnett, Club Development Officer.

Athlete’s have the option of attending the Queen’s Baton Relay instead of training that evening but training is still on as normal.

Tickets are available free of charge and can be collected at any Midlothian Leisure Centre or Library. Access can only be gained to the Country Park on proof of a having a ticket.

There is also talk of The One Show potentially being there along with various other Press.


Lasswade Calling

David Hand sent Guy Learmonth a note of congratulations on his recent 800m performance and new personal best of 1.46.85. I attach a copy of the reply from Guy.


Hi David,
Good to hear from you! Thanks for the wishes about PB and all else too. Things really cranking up with me, obviously very busy but extremely excited for the Games now, just have to keep the head down and keep working away. I’ll be knocking out these1.45s soon enough!
Send my regards to everyone at Lasswade.
Hope you’re well too!
Speak soon,

First Aid for Coaches

A reminder that there will be an Emergency First Aid at Work course for the club coaches and volunteers on Tuesday 17th June and Wednesday 18th June. There are 10 spaces available.

For further information please contact myself at Danny.Burnett-athletics@midlothian.gov.uk

There will be a cut off point for confirmation of attendance of Tuesday 10th June and any unfilled spaces will be available to the general public.




Breaking News ! Greg Louden

The Scottish Men’s 4 x 400m team, which includes Lasswade AC athlete Greg Louden, have made the qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games. The team competing in Namur, Belgium recorded an unconfirmed time of 3.06.5.

Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches involved with the team.




East District Track and Field Championships – Pitreavie 23 & 24 May 2014

The East District Track and Field Championships took place this weekend at Pitreavie over Friday night and Saturday. There were a number of  athletes from Lasswade AC competing with some fine performances. Well done to all those who took part and congratulations to all of the winners and medalists from Lasswade AC.

For a full list of results please click here to take you to the relevant page on Scottish athletics website.


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