Lasswade in the running at road relays

Athletes are from left to right' 'Wilma Kerr (number 186), Karen McKinley, Linden Nicholson and Lorna Rice

Athletes are from left to right' 'Wilma Kerr (number 186), Karen McKinley, Linden Nicholson and Lorna Rice

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Two adult teams from Lasswade AC competed in the Scottish Athletics National Seniors six and four stage road relays held at Livingston at the weekend.

With runners alternatively taking a three or six mile stretch (four stages for women and six for the men) the total race was either 18 or 27 miles and starting at noon lasted for over two hours.

Of the 64 teams who started, Central AC won the men’s race with a time of 2hrs 14mins 51secs from Shettleston Harriers and Cambuslang while the Women’s race, with 37 teams, was won by Central AC in 1hr 44min 36secs from Edinburgh AC and Fife.

The Midlothian clubs squads competed well in their age groups with the women’s team of Linden Nicholson, Karen McKinley, Lorna Rice and Wilma Kerr finishing seventh to Fife AC in the Women’s Masters race with the men’s team taking 28th spot in the overall classification.

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