Flying the flag for Lasswade

Greg Louden in the centre surrounded by some of the officials, Clydesiders and Baton relay carriers from Lasswade AC.
Greg Louden in the centre surrounded by some of the officials, Clydesiders and Baton relay carriers from Lasswade AC.

While millions of us were enthralled by Glasgow 2014, Lasswade Athletics Club had more of an interest than most, on and off the track.

As well as club athletes Greg Louden and Guy Learmonth competing at Hampden Park for Scotland, Lasswade officials were also in demand.

Dave Finlayson from Pathhead is one of Scotland’s top track officials for a photo finish and was called upon to do this at Hampden; Ruth Szymanski from Penicuik and Kenny Marshall from Rosewell were there for post-race checks; while Melissa Robertson from Dalkeith was a track official

There were also a number of Lasswade athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers (Linda Smith, Sophie Miller, Heather Fleming, Amy Frankland, Erin Feeley, Sabina Jedrzejczyk, Kenny Marshall, and Jeanette Marshall) who carried the Queens Baton when it reached Midlothian.

In East Lothian, athlete Imogen Wilson carried the Baton and Katie Logan was an Olympian as was Jeanette Marshall.

Lasswade head coach David Hand said: “Lasswade are very proud of the achievements of their athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers and are now looking forward to the future and the continued development of them and the club over the coming four years to Olympics and the next Commonwealth games.”

On the athletic front 22-year-old Lasswade AC 800m runner Guy Learmonth, who lives in Berwick Upon Tweed but whose family hail from Bonnyrigg, was selected for the Scottish team.

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