The National Short Course Cross Country Championships took place in Kirkcaldy this weekend with sixteen Lasswade AC athletes competing. This is short and fast cross country race. This course was on undulating parkland, there had been some rain so there were a few muddy/slippy sections on the 2km loop.
The first race of the day was the u15 girls and Lasswade AC had four girls in the race. The race over 2.5km was fast and furious and our first finisher was Freya Mowbray who had been well placed throughout the race and finished inside the top 10 in 8th place. Team mate Bethan Kitchin was our 2nd counter coming home in 26th place. This was a big field with 102 finishers and Eloise Scott was our next athlete home in 65th place. Abbie Foster completed the Lasswade runners finishing in 92nd place. A good start to the days events.
The u15 boys was the next race and we had two boys in the race. Lawrence Ward led our boys home with a solid run to finish in 20th place out of the field of 85. Ruairidh Wood who has been training with our sprints group in recent months decided to enter this cross country race and finished in 79th place.
Olivia Meikle and Skye Foster were our two athletes in the u17 women’s race which was run over 3km. Olivia was first home with a strong run in 12th place with Skye a bit further back in 64th place.
In the u17 men’s race we had three athletes, Andrew McWilliam, Rowan Taylor and Will Heatlie. Andrew was at the top end of the field but part of the way round the course he got his heel caught by an athlete behind him pulling his shoe off his heel. Andrew continued to run with his shoe half on but eventually lost it completely on the run in to finish in 14th place. Rowan Taylor was next home, he had started more conservatively working his way through the field to finish in 34th place. Will Heatlie continuing to improve completed our team finishing in 77th place.
We had no women competing for Lasswade on the day but Sarah Tait running for Stirling University had a solid run to finish in 13th place.
The final race of the day was the Men’s race and we had two athletes Christian Graham and Andrew McGlone. Christian set off with the main group but as little gaps began to appear towards the start of the second 2k lap he slipped back a few places. Christian still had a solid run to finish inside the top 10 in 9th place. Andrew McGlone was 254th overall and 37th male over 50.
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Congratulations to all the athletes on their performances.
Photo courtesy of Bobby Gavin.