Lasswade hosts its annual cross country event

priozewinners in the Lasswade Cross Country U11 boys race with Greg Louden of Lasswade who presented the prizes on the day
priozewinners in the Lasswade Cross Country U11 boys race with Greg Louden of Lasswade who presented the prizes on the day

Gore Glen was once again the venue for Lasswade Athletic Club’s open cross country races which attract participants from the east, central belt and west of Scotland.

This was the 33rd running of the John Noble event and the seventh year at Gorebridge.

The course preparation squad had spent many hours strimming and trimming the course for the event and with the autumn colours in full array the Glen looked beautiful while the course after the usual dose of rain in the preceding week was interesting and challenging with typical cross country conditions and no shortage of mud and water. The day itself was basked in sunshine adding to the occasion, and although numbers may have been slightly down on last year, the quality of the fields were obvious for the many spectators to see.

The first races were the Stuart & Stuart under 11 one mile races for girls then boys. Although the local athletes Katie Burns, Iona Westaby, Erin Westaby, Isla Wilkie, and Rebecca Fotheringham ran well, they could not stop Emma Johnson leading Edinburgh to record both an individual and team win. However for the boys, young Harry Henrikson in only his second cross country club race recorded a fine win leading from gun to tape and bringing home his club mates Noah Morton, Cameron Dawson and Cameron Dickson to team victory. They were well supported throughout by Matthew Cartledge, Sam Morton and Alex Miller.

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