National Relay Championships April 22nd 2017

Grangemouth Stadium was the venue for last weekends Scottish Athletics National Relay Championships. Lasswade AC took through four teams, three competing in the 4 x 100m sprint relays and one in the 3 x 800m race. On another successful day for the club two teams came away with medals. With the U15 Girls and U17 boys ( 4 x100m ) both breaking the previous Club Record Time for their events.

The Girls Under 15 team was made up of Anna Burnside, Mia Downie, Elena Clarke and Abbie Malinowski. In the morning heats the girls posted a  new Club Record time of  52.05 to qualify third fastest for the final, behind Central AC and Edinburgh AC.  Another fine run in the final secured the Bronze medal for the team, with Gold going to Edinburgh AC and Silver to Central AC. The girls final time of 52.22, although not quite as fast as in qualifying, also beat the previous Club Record for the event.

The3 x 800m relays took place in the afternoon, being decided in a one off final for each age group. Lasswade AC had one team entered at this distance, the Mens Under 17 team of Euan Hood, Magnus Tait and Christian Graham. In a hard fought race the Lasswade team ran a strong race throughout, finishing with a well earned Bronze medal, in a time of 6.21.95. Winners on the day were Falkirk Victoria Harriers with Kilbarchan finishing runners up.

Two other Lasswade AC teams were in action on the day with both producing fine performances. The Girls Under 17 team of Stephanie Ogg, Georgia Jones, Heather Mack and Shona Gristwood ran a fine race, finishing in a time  of  53.39, unfortunately  this left them outside of the medals.

The Mens  U17 team was made up of Lewis Kerr, Jordan Bathgate, Angus Cousin and Murray Blair. A time of 48.31s in the second of the mornings heats was enough not only to secure qualification for the final, but break the previous Club Record for this event by some distance. The previous record had stood at 50.10s.

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Provision Results From Lothian Trials

The provision results are now in for last weekends Lothian and Borders Trials. These have yet to be finalized, so if you see any problems with your results please report it to Edinburgh AC to be updated.

loth-Bord-Results

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Scottish 4 x 100m Relay Age Group Championships

Scottish 4 x 100m Relay Age Group Championships

The Scottish 4 x 100m Relay Age Group Championships take place at Grangemouth Stadium on Saturday 22 April, and the club would like to put teams in to the event. We plan to enter teams in the U13, U15 & U17 Boys and Girls Age Groups.

The provisional timetable shows the relays starting at 10:45am and finishing at 1.00pm.

If you would like to be considered for any of the teams for these championships, please contact Gordon (email: rtbhq1@googlemail.com or mobile: 07958 595790) before Friday 7 April.

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Lasswade AC AGM and Awards Night

AGM and Awards Presentations

The club’s annual AGM will be taking place this Wednesday, 15th March, at Newbattle Golf Club. Start time is 7.00pm. In addition to the AGM the annual Endeavour Awards and Cross Country Awards will be presented to athletes. Freya Ross, who recently came along to give a presentation for the club, has agreed to come along and make the presentations.

After starting out with Lasswade AC, Freya has gone on to have a highly successful career in athletics. Among her many achievements she has represented GB, in the marathon, at the 2012 Olympics and Scotland, in the 5000 and 10000m at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. It will be great to have her back to make the presentations to our current crop of athletes.

Everyone involved with the club is welcome to come along on the night, and we are hoping that as many of our award winners as possible will be able to attend.

For a list of award winners click on the link below.

Lasswade AC Club Awards – Sheet1 (1)

For information on the running order and items on the agenda click on the link below.

AGM_Agenda_2017

 

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LASSWADE TEN MILE ROAD RACE RESULTS

New amended results are now available for last weekends Ten Mile Road Race.

Changes are included to the results of the Men’s Team Event where Harmeny AC move into third position, and all the teams below move up a place. Additionally an error on entry central led to Damien O’Looney, Harmeny AC, missing out on the First Vets Prize on the day. This has now been sorted out, so congratulations to Damien and apologies to anyone affected by changes in the results.

Again many thanks to all the athletes, officials, marshalls, volunteers, first aiders, police and caterers for their support on the day.

Final Results

More finish line pictures are available at the following link

https://flic.kr/s/aHskT5xyTq

 

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Lasswade Road Race unscrutinised results

Initial road race 17 Results pdf

 

Please find the attached results compiled by Barbara Howie.

 

Well done to all that took part and a huge thank you to helpers , marshals, catering team and to Stuart Steven for organising this year

 

 

 

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SAIL MATCH 3, FINAL RESULTS AND PLACINGS

SAIL MATCH 3, 19th FEB, EMIRATES

The final results and placings for the SAIL are now in. Full individual results and team placings can be found in the attachments. It was a great effort from all the athletes in all age groups, and overall a successful return to the league. Congratulations to the U17 Girls Team who have qualified for this months final with a third place finish. Throughout the age groups we managed four top 5 finishes with a further five top 10 finishes. Which considering the standard of competition, and record number of teams involved, was fantastic.

Summary of Overall Placings

U11 Boys – 9th,   U11 Girls – 9th

U13 Boys A – 4th,   U13 Boys B – 10th,   U13 Girls – 11th

U15 Boys – 17th,   U15G Girls A – 8th,   U15 Girls B – 9th

U17 Boys – 4th,   U17 Girls – 3rd

U20 Men – 5th

For full results and placings use the following links

SAIL 2016-17 Match 3 PM Results v3

SAIL 2016-17 Match 3 points and placings PM

The SAIL Final and relays will take place on the 26th March. Emails will be going out to those involved.

 

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LOTHIAN TRIALS, SUNDAY 2nd APRIL, MEADOWBANK

Entries for athletes from U11 up to Masters,

 

Enter online before Midnight on Friday 24th March
http://eac.lane9.co.uk

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National Cross Country Championships – 25/02/2017 Callendar Park, Falkirk

The National Cross Country Championships took place on Saturday 25 February at Callendar Park, Falkirk. There had been adverse weather conditions in the lead up to the race and the event was under threat of cancellation. Fortunately, however it went ahead in extremely wet and muddy conditions.

The first race of the day was the under 13 boys and Lasswade AC had six athletes competing, Harry Henriksen, Dexter Howard, Alastair Scott, Matthew Cartledge, Cameron Dickson and Rory Fletcher. Harry Henriksen already the East District and Inter District cross country champion was the pre-race favourite having won all seven of his races this winter. There were some pre race nerves but Harry got off to a good start working his way to the front of the field of 170 runners. Harry looking comfortable in difficult conditions used his strength to gradually build up a lead over the chasing runners to win by eleven seconds and add the National Cross Country title to his growing collection.

Harry Henriksen – U13 National Cross Country Champion – 2017

In the U17 women we had three runners, Lauren Dickson, Ailsa Innes and Eilidh Brown. This race had a quality field with any one of six or seven athletes, including Lauren Dickson who had finished runner up last year, capable of winning the title.  The race went as expected with pre race favourite Erin Wallace of Giffnock taking it on and trying to establish an early lead, however she was not going to get it all her own way as a pack of about six runners formed on the first large lap. The pack included Lauren Dickson (Lasswade AC) Naomi Lang (Aberdeen) Clare Stewart (Banchory) and Kate Gallacher (Central). Small gaps started to open towards the end of the first lap where Erin and Naomi began to get away from the other runners with Lauren sitting in fourth place just behind Clare Stewart. Lauren fighting all the way to the end finished just outside the medals in fourth place. Team mates Ailsa Innes finished 23rd with Eilidh Brown 33rd. Unfortunately, the girls team also finished just outside the medals in 4th place missing out on a bronze by three points!

Lauren Dickson who finished 4th in the U17 women’s race.

The under 17 men were running two laps, one large and one medium. Lasswade had five runners, Magnus Tait, Christian Graham, Euan Hood, Jamie Darling and Daniel Kelly. Magnus led the boy’s home with a strong run finishing in 20th place. The fast improving Christian Graham running his first National cross country was 32nd, followed by Euan Hood 56th, Jamie darling 69th and Daniel Kelly 76th.

In the under 13 girls and under 15 girls we had one runner in each race with Fiona Eades (U13) running well to finish 138th and the consistently improving Abby McGlone (U15) in 48th place.

We also had one runner in the under 15 boys, Jamie Kinghorn who had a solid run in 92nd place.

The action at this event is thick and fast with one race quickly following another we had now reached the stage of the day where there were only a couple of races remaining.

In the women’s race we only had one athlete running, Daniella Coutto who unfortunately had to pull out after the first lap injured. However it was good to see a former Lasswade AC athlete, Olympian and six time previous winner of the National cross country, Freya Ross, running and still finishing inside the top 30.

The final event was the senior men with by far the biggest field of the day with 647 finishers. There were eight Lasswade athletes running and they were as follows, Ross Matheson, Scott Thomson, Andrew McGlone, Peter Ness, Scott Dickson, Dave Scott, Ben Mitchell and Stephen Brown.

I was looking forward to this race as not only was Olympian Callum Hawkins competing but our own Ross Matheson was running his first senior national, a former U17 and U20 National XC winner having missed a few seasons was back running and seemed quietly confident. We also had a new athlete running for us today, Scott Thomson so I was also looking forward to seeing him run.

As the race got underway, a spectacle in itself, Callum Hawkins made it clear he was out for a hard run hitting the front early and remaining there to the finish. A little further back Ross was looking good sitting fairly high up the field just outside the top 10 with Scott a bit further back in around 50th place. Over the next two laps both managed to pass another few runners with Ross finishing inside the top 10 in 8th and Scott just outside the top 40 in 42nd.

Lauren Dickson with Ross Matheson and U17 team mate Eilidh Brown

All in all,  a great days racing for the club’s distance runners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual General Meeting 2017

Notice is hereby given that the 2017 AGM will be held on the 15th March at Newbattle Golf Club 7pm. All members are invited.

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