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Lasswade 10 Road Race

Apologies to all who have had issues at Runners World online entries for this years event.

Although the race deadline has passed the club will accept entries emailed to Linden Nicolson until Wednesday 5pm.

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Payment should be made on the day at registrations.

Really sorry for the difficulties which are unfortunately beyond our control.




National Cross Country Championships – 22 February 2014

The National Cross Country Championships took place  at Callendar Park,  Falkirk this weekend.

It turned out to be a good day with lots of great performances by Lasswade athletes. Please click National Cross Country 2014 for report of the days events.  For full results of all the races click here

This is the last club Cross Country event for the season so thanks to all the athletes and parents for their support over the winter. Thanks also to Andy Sobik, David Hand, Stuart and Elaine Tait for getting to Falkirk early and erecting the club tents for everyone else arriving.

Congratulations to all the athletes on their performances yesterday.


U18/U20 Championship

Another weekend competing for our Athlete’s at the U18/U20 Championships at the Emirates on Sat 15th February.

Well done to everyone who took part and some very good success from a few of our older Athlete’s.

Gold – Jordon Charters (Long Jump), Ellen Kristoffersen (High Jump), Rachel Robertson (Long Jump) and Robert Ferguson (High Jump)

Silver – Ellen Kristoffersen (Triple Jump)

Bronze – Rowan Marr (800m)

Well done to Rachel Robertson for reaching the final and finishing 5th in the 60m sprint.

Some success for our younger Athlete’s in the U14/U16 category with Henry Clarkson and Lauren Dickson both getting medals. Jamie English achieved two PB’s and one of our newer Athlete’s Briony Paterson done well.


Important Notice, We Need Road Race Helpers

Road Race Helpers

* This Is an Important Notice to all Parents *

We desperately need helpers to help make up food for the Road Race so far there are only two people signed up to help this is not enough we need about 8 people to do this it is a massive job to feed around 4oo runners plus Officials, Marshals.

The Road Race is on Sunday 2nd /March /2014 at whitehill Welfare Football Ground Rosewell. it is only a few hours we need you for don’t forget this is a event that makes money for the Club to keep it going, Please try and help. if you can please contact Ruth Szymanski on Email: elkasaruma@hotmail.co.uk or at training Monday & Thursday at Dalkeith

This years flyer with details about the race: LAC Road Race 2014 Flyer

The Lasswade 10  is a major event and needs folk to get behind the organisation on the day.





National Masters XC Championship

A huge well done to Linden Nicholson on finishing 2nd at the Championships in Hawick at the weekend there. Weather reports were challenging to say the least. Never the less, a very impressive finish considering the awful weather conditions and strong winds.


REMINDER – Endurance Group Training – Ironmills Park, Dalkeith – Sat 1 February 2014

Reminder that the endurance group are training at Ironmills Park, Dalkeith at 10am on Saturday 1 February 2014.   All welcome!


Ross Matheson’s New Mexico Training Blog (7th January 2014)

Once again I’m on the plane back to America. The last time I was flying to albuquerque I was unsure what to expect when competing in he NCAA and how I would enjoy New Mexico. After the first semester I now know the standard of athletes here and realise there is still a lot of work to do.

Unfortunately my Christmas break was full of niggles and illness meaning I could not compete and not fully follow the training schedule I had been set. I had picked up a chest infection a few days before I left for Scotland. I managed to get antibiotics which shifted the infection pretty quickly however it meant I had to have a week of easy runs and no sessions. After the easy week I managed a good hill session followed by a good track session a few days later. I was starting to get fit again and went 10miles on Christmas Day but picked up a knee pain on the last mile. The pain came and went daily but resulted in a few days of pool training or complete rest. Thankfully the pain left and didn’t come back meaning I could get a few more runs around the local trails before I left again.

The biggest disappointment was not being able to compete in the portobello promathon (4miles) on New Year’s Day. I have ran the race every year for 6 years and I’ve always found its a good way of revealing form before going into the indoor season. Having ran 10 mile tempos at 5:16 pace at 5000ft altitude I was looking forward to racing flat out over 4 miles and running quick. The knee pain meant this wasn’t possible and I ended up resting instead. Overall the Christmas break might not have been great for training but it was great getting to see friends and family again.

Once I’m back in albuquerque I will have roughly 3-4 weeks to get fully ready for the indoor season. Last January I ran a pb of 3:46 indoors so the main aim this indoors is to get that time down more and get closer to the commonwealth games 1500m qualifying time (3:42.2)


Ross Matheson’s New Mexico Training Blog (25th November 2013)

I just ran the NCAA division 1 cross country championships in terrethaut, Indiana. The race was 10k with all of the country’s best teams and runners competing. This was the 5th and final race of the short cross country season.

We arrived in Indiana a few days early to prepare for the race. On our first day we ran 8 miles along a canal at the butler university campus, a university where a few of my friends attend. I felt great throughout the run and was excited to race. The day of the race was bitterly cold with temperatures below freezing plus wind chill. To add to the cold, it had been raining all week in Indiana meaning the course was wet and muddy. All familiar conditions having ran 5 cross country seasons in Scotland!

The race set of hard as expected. The start was an 800m straight with 250 runners all fighting for positions before the first turn. From then on the race was a bit of a blur. I was constantly passing or getting passed for the first 5k until the field began to spread out. From then on I was able to get into a rhythm and focus on runners ahead. Before long I was moving up the field and beginning to pass team mates. From 5k to 8k I’d managed to pass 2 of my team mates placing me 4th in the team. This was a bit of a shock but gave me a boost for the last section. My final position was 132nd. I was pretty disappointed with the overall position. Before the season started I had hoped for top 75. Overall the team finished 11th, again a little disappointing considering we were ranked 6th going into the race.

I was able to take some positives from the race. At the start of the season I was worried about not even making the team for nationals and now I had just finished 4th. It was also only my first season and the end of a pretty inconsistent year. The main focus is now moving on from cross country and focussing on indoors.


Scottish Athletics Indoor League

There have been two matches so far this season for the Scottish Athletics Indoor League. The results can be accessed by going into the links below.

Results of match one click here

Results of match two click here


Sainsbury’s Glasgow International Match

Good luck to club athletes Guy Learmonth and Greg Louden who will be representing Scotland in the Sainsbury’s Glasgow International Match at the Emirates Arena on Saturday.

Guy will run in the 600m, and Greg in the Men’s 4 x 400m Relay team.

The match is live on BBC One from 1.45 – 4.30pm.


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