Back Indoors

Back Indoors,

Hi All, Remember that as from Monday 20th October we are back indoors of course we also have the track until 8.30pm, Gordons sprint group start at 6.30pm all other groups will start at 7pm, Please remember do not go direct to the track go to the cafe area in the Campus pay your subs to John Brash then go to your groups, it is important you come and pay your subs.

On a thursday Start time is 7pm again please report to the cafe area to pay your subs to John Brash before you go on to your groups.

Endurance Group you will go direct to Bonnyrigg Public Park Pavilion End and report to Linda Smith.

Keiras Thursday Induction Group please contact Keira about start times for the hall and track.

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Waterproof clothing for Sale

Waterproof Clothing.

Hi All, The club can now supply waterproof clothing for children and adults, I have attached a form to the post so if you wish to

download it fill it in hand it back to John Brash with the payment i will then order them for you, this is a good buy at both

Jacket and Trousers for £15 the set, Printed on the back of the Jacket is Lasswade Athletics Club, the set are in Navy.

These can also be bought for Adults at a cost of £20 per set Jacket and Trousers also printed on the back of the Jacket will be                 Lasswade Athletics Club the set are in Navy.

The name of the waterproofs are Result Core, Just click on the link for the order form.


I will also carry forms with me at training Monday and Thursday

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East District Cross Country Relay Championships – 12 October 2014

The East District Cross Country Championships took place on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Peebles on 12th October 2014. It is the first time that I can recall this or any other East District event being held in Peebles so I was looking forward to a seeing the course.  Although hilly and challenging the course looked great and was ideal for spectators, there were a few barriers for the runners to hurdle and also a little bit of water….roll on the first race!

Lasswade AC had a total of nine teams, two young female teams, five young male teams, one ladies team and one complete men’s team, with one athlete in an incomplete second team.

Expectations were high as both the young females and males had done well last year. The young females were up first and they didn’t disappoint!  Our under thirteen girl running the first leg was Hannah Little.  Hannah ran a strong leg to keep us in contention handing over to Sarah Tait in 8th place.  Sarah Tait,  last seasons under thirteen National Cross Country runner up began the chase, looking strong she closed down on the runners ahead, pulling back several positions  Sarah recorded the 4th fastest time of the day to hand over in 4th place to our final leg runner Lauren Dickson. Lauren still an under fifteen was running as an under seventeen but looked like she meant business as she set off! Going up the first climb Lauren was looking strong and moving much quicker than the runner ahead in 3rd place.  At that point it was clear Lauren would get 3rd. There was a large gap to the second placed runner and the silver medal but Lauren was up for the challenge and the chase, catching the Central runner with a couple of hundred metres to go and running the 2nd quickest time of the day!  A great performance by all the girls and a well deserved silver medal.


The young males were up next and we were really pleased to have five complete teams running. Our first team was led of by our under thirteen Rory Ferguson who ran a solid leg after falling down a rabbit hole and handed over to Magnus Tait in 18th place. Magnus who is always strong over the country began to close on the runners ahead pulling back 10 places to hand over in 8th place to our final leg runner Cameron Steven. Cameron ran a good final leg and looked strong pulling us up one further place into 7th. Our other teams were 14th, 19th and 25th. Our first leg runner in the final team had an asthma attack and was unable to complete his leg, the officials did let our second and final leg runners in that team run round the course which allowed us to get a time for the boys. Well done to you all!


The next race was the women and leading us of was Keira Murray who ran well considering she had been suffering from a cold and had to pull out of a half marathon the previous weekend. Keira looking strong handed over in 8th place to Debra Murray on the second leg.  Debra, found the hills tough going and confirmed that she was ‘just going through the motions at one stage’. Debra handed over in 19th place to Cathy Dickson our final leg runner. Cathy ran well over the final leg to bring the ladies home in 20th place and confirm she thought the course was easier than it looked.  Well done Ladies!

The final race of the day was our men with Martin Gore leading off the first team and Gavin Calder a solo runner in or second team.  Martin having been suffering from a cold recently had a solid run to hand over in 20th place to one of our new members Alistair Smith.  Alistair chased down the runners in front, pulling back one place and closing the gap on runners ahead. Next up was Paul (you need to train) Benham who ran a strong leg off no training, pulling back four places and handing on to Paul Bellamy in fifteenth place.  Paul found it tough on the hills but ran well to bring the men home in 23rd place.

For full results click here

A fantastic day in the country. I hope that you all enjoyed it as much as we did and look forward to seeing you all at the next event at Stirling on 18 October 2014.


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33rd Annual Cross Country 2nd November – Gore Glen Gorebridge

Excitement builds towards the 33rd staging of this event. The course promises to interest and challenge all competitors.

We look forward to meeting athletes from far and wide who have supported this event over the years. A catering tent provided by Newtongrange Gala Committee will again supply a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks.

Full details and timings can be found by following the link on the website.

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5K Fun Run

Due to the extensive number of Club events in the programme at present this activity will now  take place Easter 2015. Plenty of time to prepare for your best 5K ever.

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Club Championships 2014 Points & Places Update

Revised Points & Place

Hi Every one firstly i have a few appoligies to make i made a complete hash of the u15 Boys points and places, thanks to June Judge who pointed out that there was a mistake in the  points which i have now sorted.

also when checking i found that there was a mistake in the under 11 girls appoligies to the girls all so.

In the link are the revised version of the points and places the previous version i have removed from the site.

DocChampionship Points 2014

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Presentation Disco, Friday 10 October 2014, Woodburn Miners Club, Dalkeith

This year’s Presentation Disco will be at Woodburn Miners Club, Dalkeith on Friday 10 October 2014 – 7pm – 11.30pm.

Tickets are £4.00 each and are on sale from tomorrow, Monday 29 September 2014.  Please speak to your Coach for more details.

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Lasswade AC Open Cross Country – 02/11/2014

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!

For full details on the event and how to enter please click on the link below:

Lasswade Open Cross Country – 2014

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Danny passes on the baton

Danny Burnett steps down as Club Development Officer handing the role over to Brian Hood.
The club would like to take the opportunity to thank Danny for all his efforts and his contribution to making Lasswade such a vibrant and successful team.

Brian, a former police officer from Peebles took up post on Monday 22 September. On starting the role Brian said ” It’s a real privilege to be working with such a great club. The whole set up is well organised and part of my role is to maintain that high standard. To do that though, we need members, parents and grandparents to give up some time to help coaches and team managers. In the coming weeks I will be asking what help they need and then asking  – who can help ? “

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Winter Training Dates at the Campus, Time Change to Training

Winter Train at the Campus Time Change

There has been as slight change to the time for the hall on the monday’s it will now start at 6.30pm, I have changed the time on the list below

The Hall on  Monday 20th Oct is Booked from 6.30 pm until 9 pm

The Track on  Monday 20th Oct is booked from 7.30 pm until 8.30 pm


The Hall on  Thursday 23rd Oct is Booked from 7 pm until 9 pm

The Track on  Thursday 23rd Oct is Booked from 7.30 pm until 8.30 pm


The Endurance group will be at Bonnyrigg Public Park on the Thursdays please ask Linda Smith for details


Winter Training Ends the Last day for the hall  and Track is 2nd April 2015

All back out on track Monday 6th April 2015 for Summer Training

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