Race is on for East of Scotland squad

Lasswade Athletics Club was in action on Saturday, December 8, at the East District Championships in Cupar.

With the extra incentive of a place in the East of Scotland team for those that finished in the top eight, hundreds of athletes turned out to race.

The overnight frost left the ground solid, increasing the difficulty of an already demanding course. The day’s racing began with a great run from Lauren Dickson to win the under 13 girls.

This looked to set a platform for others as Magnus Tait booked his place with a third place finish in the under 13 boys.

In the under 17/20 women’s race, Amy Frankland went with the leading group early on and hung on well to finish as second under 17 and ninth place overall.

This means Amy too will compete at Holyrood Park on January 5.

Ross Matheson capped off a fantastic day for Lasswade, winning the under 20 men’s race in dominant fashion.

All will represent the East of Scotland next month.

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