The latest running of the Lasswade 10-mile road race was a fast run affair in perfect conditions over a tough and undulating course which started at Rosewell and encompassed Roslin Glen, Auchendinny and Rosslynlee, before finishing with a loop round Whitehill House and Golf Course. The race attracted the maximum entry of 450 athletes.
Four hundred athletes subsequently appeared on the day to test their racing fitness.
Perhaps the early morning rain had deterred the faint-hearted, although by the time the runners set off at noon, the skies were bright and the light breeze had entirely subsided.
As the leading group turned off from Gourlaw towards the Roslin Glen descent, the first breakaway occurred as Hunter’s Bog Trotters’ Ross Clarke and Daniel Gay put on early pressure, only to find an aggressive response from Ross Milne (Corstorphine) and Martin Gore (Lasswade).
In the women’s race, as the climb up to Roslin started, eventual winner Ann Hood took on past winners Kate Jenkins and Morag McCracken (both of HBT) and Rhona Anderson (Dunbar).
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