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Youth Development League (YDL) – Sunday, 1st May at Ayrshire Athletics Arena, Kilmarnock

This is a team event for Under 13 and Under 15 athletes. If you haven’t yet competed for Lasswade Athletics Club, it’s a great opportunity to show all the hard work you’ve put in during training.

Deadline for submitting interest for this first fixture is Wednesday 27th April (apologies for the short notice).

YDL Fixture Dates

Fxture 1: Sunday 1st May at Kilmarnock
Fxture 2: Sunday 22nd May at Kilmarnock
Fixture 3: Sunday 26th June at Grangemouth

YDL Events

U13 Boys: 75m, 150m, 800m, 1200m, 75m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt, Javelin, 4x100m Relay

U13 Girls: 75m, 150m, 800m, 1200m, 70m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt, Javelin, 4x100m Relay

U15 Boys: 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1500m, 80m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Putt, Discus, Hammer, Javelin, 4x100m Relay, 4x300m Relay

U15 Girls: 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1500m, 75m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt, Discus, Hammer, Javelin, 4x100m Relay, 4x300m Relay

Forth Valley League

This is another team competition for Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 athletes but has a smaller number of events on the day. Events for each fixture vary and are to be confirmed for this season.

Fixture Dates

Fixture 1: Saturday 7th May at Livingston
Fixture 2: Sunday 12th June at Grangemouth
Fixture 3: Sunday 7th August at Grangemouth

Registering Your Interest

Please email competitions@lasswade-ac.org.uk to register your interest for any of the above league competitions. If you want more information, please speak to your coach at training or use the above email address.

Please also provide the athlete’s name, date of birth, Scottish Athletics Number (SAXXXXXX) and preferred events.  There is a limit on the number of athletes we can enter for an event, but we will try and accommodate everyone during the season. Club vests will be needed – these are available for £14 each.

Not sure which age group you are?

U11: Date of Birth from 01 Sept 2011 – 9 on the day of the event
U13: Date of Birth from 01 Sept 2009 to 31 August 2011
U15: Date of Birth from 01 Sept to 2007 to 31 August 2009

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40th Anniversary Ceilidh

A message from Andy Sobik…

Dear Club members family and friends,

A huge thank you to all that turned out to support our 40th Anniversary Bash. A packed hall of fantastic energetic dancers was a joy to see. So many stayed right to the end and so many contributed to  the clear up afterwards.
I know the organising committee  took  great heart from seeing all their hard work come to fruition on a unforgettable  occasion.

Aye yours Andy.

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Joint League – 24th April 2022

Any Under 17 and Under 20 athletes wishing to compete at the Joint League fixture at Grangemouth Stadium on Sunday 24th April, please read on!

Team Edinburgh will enter athletes from Edinburgh AC, Corstorphine AAC, Harmeny AC, Lasswade AC, Team East Lothian and Dunfermline Track and Field Club. This is an open-graded format competition where you will be drawn against athletes of similar abilities.

If you wish to compete please send the details below by Wednesday 13th April to:-

Keith Ridley (males) keitheac@gmail.com

Moira Maguire(females) mmaguire3@blueyonder.co.uk

  • Name  
  • Date of Birth
  • Email
  • Scottish Athletics Membership number
  • Events to be entered in and Personal Bests for each (you can enter more than one event)

Click here for the timetable and the list of events that you can enter in this first fixture.

I’m still waiting for confirmation on how we enter senior athletes for the Joint League but anyone who is interested, please send an email to Keith Kong (chair@lasswade-ac.org.uk) with the above details also to register your interest.

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Lasswade AC AGM, Wednesday 27th April

This years Club AGM will be taking place on Wednesday 27th April, at Newbattle Golf Club (Start time to be confirmed). The AGM will also include presentations for this year’s successful Cross Country season.

All club members, supporters and families are encouraged to come along. The agenda will be emailed out before the meeting.

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Easy Fundraising

Lasswade AC are  using a great website called easyfundraising to help raise money for the club – simply by shopping online.

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into FREE donations when you use them to shop with over 6,000 retailers such as eBay, John Lewis & Partners, Argos, ASOS and Booking.com.

Retailers then make a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and easyfundraising gives those free funds to the cause.

Please register using this unique link – just click sign up –

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/support-a-good-cause/step-1/?char=181012&invite=3Z7EZ1&referral-campaign=s2s

Plus, once you’ve signed up and raised £5 in donations, easyfundraising will give us an extra £5 donation.

There’s no catch or hidden charges and Lasswade AC will be really grateful for your donations.

We currently have 11 supporters and raised £107.01 how much can we raise? Please sign up.

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Lothian Trials

Looking for a competition to start the track & field season? Edinburgh AC are holding the Lothian Trials at Livingston on Sunday April 10th with a range of events for Under 11s and up. If you haven’t competed before, this is a nice informal competition to start with.

Closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 20th March.

For more information on the events available for your age group and to submit your entry, please click here.

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40th Anniversary Celebrations

The deadline for tickets has been extended to Thursday, 10th March so there still time!

Click here for details on how to get your tickets.

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Lindsays webinar – ‘In conversation with Eilish McColgan’

On behalf of scottishathletics sponsors, Lindsays, we’d like to invite you and your club members to the firm’s webinar ‘In conversation with Eilish McColgan’ taking place on Zoom on Wednesday 9 March 2022 from 4pm-5pm.

Hosted by Managing Partner Alasdair Cummings, Lindsays sponsored athlete Eilish McColgan will be taking part in a Q&A session with Ian Beattie MBE, Chief Operating Officer at Lindsays and now Chairman of UK Athletics.

2021 was a year of personal bests and some firsts for Eilish. Taking part in The Great North Run and achieving the 3rd fastest time in UK history in her half-marathon debut! Breaking two European records on the roads in the 10k and the 10-mile races as well as taking the British 5000m track record. What’s in store for 2022?

This will be an interactive event where you will be able to put questions to Eilish.

When:    Wednesday 9 March 2022

Timings:  4pm – 5pm

How to register

This webinar will be held via Zoom and so to register your place please click here. Please note: you should add your scottishathletics membership number in the comments field of the registration form.

Following registration you will receive a confirmation email which includes a link to join.

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National XC Championships – Callendar Park, Falkirk – 26/02/2022

This year’s National cross country championships were once again held at Callendar Park, Falkirk. It was two years since they had last been staged due to the Covid19 pandemic so it was great to have the largest cross country event in Scotland taking place again. The expectation was for a very muddy course due to the recent rain and snow, however the course was in remarkably good condition and not as muddy as expected. The weather on the day was windy but mild and dry which was a bonus!

There were Lasswade AC athletes competing in most races but unfortunately only one complete team in any age group which was disappointing.

The first race of the day was the u13 girls and there were two Lasswade athletes in the race. First home in a very large field was Beth McWilliam in 75th place closely followed by team mate Emma Thomson in 77th place.

The u13 boys was the next race and the only race where we had a complete team of four runners. There was a close battle between club mates Jonathan MacQueen and Rhuaridh Wood with Jonathan coming home first for Lasswade in 57th, Rhuaridh was not far behind in 61st place. Next home for the club was Lauchie Welsh in 91st with club mate Nathan Lawrence completing the team in 115th.

In the u15 girls race we had three Lasswade athletes, Freya Mowbray, Bethan Kitchin and Amy Rutherford. Freya has been running well throughout the cross country season and had another strong run to finish in 16th place , Bethan was next home in 39th with Amy bringing the team home in 79th place.

Andrew McWilliam, Rowan Taylor and Patrick Snowden were our three athletes in the u15 boys race. Andrew was first home just being run out of the medals in the finishing straight to finish 4th. Not too far behind was Rowan with a fine run in 7th place. Patrick in his first National cross country finished 87th.

Unfortunately we had no u17 boys competing today.

There were two u17 women from Lasswade competing. Olivia Meikle was first home with a strong run in 19th. Fiona Eades finished in 56th covered head to toe in mud after falling in a ditch out on the course.

There were no Lasswade athletes in either the male or female u20 races.

The women’s race was the penultimate race of the day and we had three Lasswade athletes Sarah Tait, Amy Frankland and Amy Smith. Sarah Tait and Amy Frankland had a personal battle over the 10k course with Sarah coming home in 7th closely followed by Amy in 8th. Amy Smith was a bit further back in 55th after hurting her foot on the first lap.

The finale was the men’s race and Lasswade athlete David Woods did the same as Fiona Eades and came home in 204th place covered head to toe in mud after a fall (caught on video). Dave Scott was the only other Lasswade finisher in 460th place.

A fantastic days athletics with lots of great performances. Hope that you all had a great day and thanks to our volunteer marshals Ken McWilliams and Steve Brown. Thanks also to our official Linden Nicholson who regularly officiates at these events throughout the winter.

For full results please click here

Looking forward to the track season now!

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Preparations for the 40th Anniversary

Look at this fantastic noticeboard that Andy Sobik has put together for the 40th Anniversary Celebrations. He’s even had his knitting needles out!

All it needs now is your contributions of photographs and memorabilia to add to it. Please bring your contributions down to the track or get in touch with Andy.

Have you got your ticket yet?

Deadline for tickets is 2nd of March.

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