Louth AC Article 2nd April 2018

Lincolnshire Runner Cross Country League 2017/18

Podium finishes for Louth AC 3 individuals and 3 teams!

3 matches were completed: West Common, Lincoln (29/10/17), Castle Dyke Equestrian Centre, Boston (05/11/17) and Bourne Woods (19/11/17) with the 4th and final match at Belton House, Grantham (10/12/17) postponed and unfortunately never replaced. The final results therefore have been calculated from the 3 matches held for the overall league positions.

39 members competed in the league with 13 members competing in the 3 matches Final standings:

Under 11 Girls – Marla Bell (10th) and Tegan Philips (12th) with 14 runners. Under 15 Girls – Evie Odlin (6th) with 8 runners. Under 15 Boys – Caleb Stephenson (2nd) and Matthew Spendlove (4th) 8 runners.

Veteran Women – Kerry Stainton (2nd), Trudy Roberts (3rd), Alison McCoy (5th), Betty Gash (7th), Ruth Edison (9th) and Karen Moulding (17th) with 18 runners. Veteran Men – Kevin Wallis (9th) and Eddy Enright (14th) with 17 runners.

Other Louth AC members who took part in the league were:

Under 11 Girls- Adela Mills.

Under 11 Boys – Oliver Edwards, Oliver Brooks and James Greenfield.

Under 13 Girls – Evie Brooks

Under 13 Boys – Declan Templeton and Freddie Rhodes.

Under 15 Girls – Hannah Reid, Isabelle Dhami and Freya Plaskitt.

Under 17 Women – Carlissa Daniels

U20/Senior/Veteran Women – Molly Pacey, Ros Jackson, Jane Cope,  Amanda Daniels and Shirley Willett.

Under 15 Boys – Taran Dhami, Jayden Daniels and Lucas Jones.

U20/Senior/Veteran Men – Denzil Lynch, Jack Darnell, Chris Taylor, Jason Oxby, Paul Snowden, Phil Jackson and Colin Creasey

Team Awards – with 3 runners in each team.

Senior Women (Senior and Veteran combined)

1st Lincoln Wellington AC – 45, 2nd Louth ‘A’ – 98 and 3rd Louth ‘B’ 200.

Louth A scorers: Match 1 (Kerry, Trudy, Molly) Match 2 (Kerry, Trudy, Alison) Match 3 (Kerry, Trudy, Molly) Louth B scorers: Match 1 (Alison, Betty, Ruth) Match 2 (Betty, Ruth, Amanda) Match 3 (Alison, Ruth, Betty).

Under 15 Boys

1st Louth – 44, 2nd Cleethorpes AC 126

Scorers: Match 1 (Caleb, Matthew, Taran) Match 2 (Caleb, Jayden, Lucas) Match 3 (Jayden, Lucas, Matthew)

9 Louth AC members took to the competing on Sunday 25th March 2018 in varying distances at East Hull, Gainsborough and Normandy Hall.

The East Hull 20 – 2018

The re-arranged race by one week were ideal conditions for racing. Andy Byatt continued his preparation for the London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April 2018 ran a great race to finish 108th out of 405 runners in a fantastic time of 2 hours 28 min 58 secs.   Jane Lammiman ran well to complete the 20 mile in a respectable 3 hours 53 min 31 secs finishing 385th place.

 

Gainsborough and Morton 10K

Betty Gash (Veteran 55) and Karen Moulding (Veteran 50) competed at this popular 10K. With ideal conditions for racing on a flat, fast rural road race, starting in Morton and taking in the villages of East Stockwith and Walkerith. Both veterans ran a good race, being around a minute outside their Personal Bests, and finishing in great positions.

Betty won the Female Veteran 55 race out of 25 age group runners. 46th female out of 380 and 227th of 751 overall runners. Chip time 48 min 48 secs.

Karen finished 18th out of 48 in the Veteran 50 age group runners. 157th female out of 380 and 440th of 751 overall runners. Chip time 57 min 45 secs.

 

Normandy Hall Adventure (Obstacle) Race

5 members took on the challenge of this legendary event, over 10.2K of cross country horse course with around 40 horse obstacles to tackle, (twice), plus water, mud, sand, crawl nets and jumps.  Kevin Wallis, Trudy Roberts, Jane Cope, Kerry Stainton and Kevin Houghton all had great fun and finished together in 1 hour 18 mins 25/26 seconds.

 

Doncaster AC Spring Open

There was one member who travelled to the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster for the first Track and Field outdoor competition of the 2018 season on Saturday 31st March 2018. Under 15 Girls – Kandi Austin who was rewarded with a Personal Best in the 800m by over 1 second as she finished 5th in a time of 3 min.09.03. She also came 7th over 100m 16.76 and 14th in the Long Jump after a best leap of 2.89m.

English Schools Cross Country Championships 2018

English Schools Cross Country Championships 2018

The final and most prestigous junior cross country race of the season was held in the magnificent setting of Temple Newsam Park in Leeds on 17th March 2018.

Each year, approximately 8,000 young people acrosss England in each race category commence the journey of qualifying for this race by competing at District level. From there, through County Championships and then Regional Championships, the top 350, the cream of England’s young athletes have the privelage of competing at this event in eight man county teams.

Louth AC were very proud to have five of their juniors selected to represent Lincolnshire for the 2018 event. For all five, this was the first time they had made it all the way through the selection process.

In the Junior Boys race (Years 8 & 9) Matthew Spendlove ran a spirited race completing the course in 17min 17 sec finishing in 327 place from 347 finishers. In the Junior girls race, Evie Brooks completed a strong winter season with another determined run against older girls crossing the line in 241 place out of a field of 342 finishers in a time of 13min 19 secs

The Intermediate boys race (Years 10 & 11) included the inexperienced Lloyd Buck, a magnificent achievement to reach this level in his first full athletics season. Lloyd came home in 306th from 339 finishers in a time of 21min 29secs.

In the Intermediate Girls race, the Lincolnshire team had two Louth AC members. Both Hannah Reid and Issy Dhami have had outstanding winters and thoroughly deserved their places in the team, running as fourth and fifth points counters.  Both girls got off to very strong starts, however disaster struck when Hannah was tripped and spiked on the first corner and fell to the ground, as she tried to rise she was spiked for a second time and pushed to the ground once again.  When she did scramble back to her feet, she had lost over 100 places as the incident was so close to the start and the field of over 350 were tightly packed.  Hannah however battled her way through the field to eventually finish in 234th place, the highest position achieved by the Louth athletes.  She was closely followed by Issy in 264th place from 339 finishers. The girls times were 16min 32 secs and 16min 49secs respectively. Both of the girls are year 10, so will still be competing in this age group next year when they will be stronger and faster and will be hoping to move up the rankings.

If the exploits of our juniors have inspired you and you are interested in finding out more about athletics, whether it be cross country, road running or track and field and you are aged 8 or older, please visit our website at www.louth-ac.org.uk to find out more. Our club caters for all ages and abilities, from youngsters who want to give it a try, to adults who want to get fit and enjoy the benefits which regular exercise brings.  We are a small friendly club and welcome new members.  Come along and enjoy a free trial period and find out how much fun it is.

Mudlarks

Louth AC had five athletes representing Lincolnshire at the CAU Inter Counties Cross Country Championships which took place at Loughborough on Saturday 10th March.

This competition brings together the top cross country athletes in the UK, with teams travelling from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to compete against all the English Counties. With only eight athletes from every county invited to compete in each race, the club are very proud to have five of their young athletes compete in this prestigious competition. They are rewarded with County badges to recognise their achievements.

Although the weather was fine, conditions underfoot were appalling. The recent snow and rain had reduced the course to a sea of deep mud, which resulted in slower than normal times, a number of retirements and numerous lost shoes !!.

All five of our athletes battled through the mud to complete the course which was a real credit to their strength and determination. In the U15 boy’s race, there were 303 finishers over the gruelling 4.5K course. Lucas George-Jones came home in 261st place followed by Caleb Stephenson in 280th and Matthew Spendlove in 285th position.

In the U15 Girl’s competition run over 4K, the leg sapping mud forced a number of retirals, however 304 girls completed the course. Both of our girls performed strongly, with Hannah Reid finishing in 232nd and Issy Dhami coming home in 248th.

The final race of the season will see a number of the club juniors capping a highly successful winter by competing at the English Schools Cross Country Championships on the 17th March.

March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

200 Club

March:- £25 – P & R Jackson, £13 –M. Jarman,  £10 – K. Houghton, £5 – D. Barratt, £3 – B. Foster

Anyone interested in joining the 200 Club please see the website for a form, it only costs £2 per month.

Forthcoming Events

For a full fixture list & some entry forms see the Louth AC website, www.louth-ac.org.uk

Sportshall

25th Mar Barton.

Lincs League Track & Field & County Champs

There will be no track & field events this year but the Track & Field County Champs will go ahead to be held over 2 days combined with Humberside. Sat 12th May Costello Stadium, Hull, & Sun 13th May Tommy Clay Track, P.R.S.A, Boston for U13 U13/U15/U17/U20 & Sen & Vet Men & Ladies age groups & to be pre-entered before closing date of 23rd April. Please see Gordon Reid & website for further details.

Humberside League Track & Field (first 3 events all on Saturdays)

7th Apr King George vth Stadium, Grimsby, & 2nd & 30th June Costello Stadium, Hull

Track & Field Open Events

31st Mar Doncaster T&F Open

Wold Dash Dates

9th May, 13th June, 11th July, 8th Aug & 5th Sept. All 7pm start, could Louth AC runners please pre-enter.

Junior Training –6.15pm to 7.15pm will be indoors & outdoors at Lacey Gdns up to the end of March. Please bring a coat, track suit top or jumper and a bottle of water & if any athlete uses an inhaler please bring it along & let the relevant coach know. If injured please don’t come.

Please check your e-mails or Louth AC website for entry forms & details of competitions

Parent helpers are required for training sessions inside at Lacey Gdns School to assist Sue Murfin can we form a rota of helpers please. Thanks to those of you who have already come forward & helped.

Qualified coaches are still required by the Club to work with the Juniors & Seniors. If you are willing to train or are maybe already qualified & can help please speak to Sue Murfin, Gordon Reid or Allan Johnstone.

Annual Membership due to be renewed before 1st April 2018

2018/19 Membership. The structure of the membership remains the same for the up & coming season with the exception of one section & that is that any Senior wanting to be a member of the club & not wishing to compete they will no longer need to pay the EA affiliation fee.

New Junior Membership :- £28 + £15 England Athletic Fee + £15 Club Vest (normally £20) = £58

Renewal Membership for Juniors & Seniors :- £28 + £15 England Athletic Fee = £43

Non Competing Senior Members:- £28

Supporters Fee for non active Members wishing to support the Club :- £10

Forms available to download from website or from coaches.

Data Protection has been updated in line with EA guidelines & this is incorporated into the 2018/19 Membership & entry forms. Please ensure these details are read & understood & the BOX TICKED as no one else is permitted to do this for you.

Key Roles of Committee members can be found on the Website including Welfare Officers

The LAC Club Constitution & Rules including codes of conduct for parents & all athletes. which were amended at the AGM are available on the LAC website for everyone to download & read

Diary Dates:-

24th March Clean-up Day from 9am to include pot-hole filling ( just an hour or 2 can make a difference)

1st Apr Easter Fun Run/walk, Hubbard Hills, Louth, 10.30am start, £2.50 entry, register at Cafe

14th Apr Hull, Officials EA Grade1 + a Health & Safety Course required by helpers at any T & F event.

38th Annual Barton & District AC Cross Country – Sunday 4th March 2018

 

The ever popular end of season Cross Country Open, hosted by Barton & District AC at Baysgarth Park, still went ahead despite the given weather issues of the previous week.  With mud and cold freezing rain and on a difficult slippery course there were some great performances by the 231 competitors.

 

Louth AC had 9 members competing over 7 of the 12 events.

 

Under 11 Girls – Marla Bell had a fantastic race finishing 3rd place which is her highest cross country finish in 9 mins 30 secs.  New member Amy Baxter finished a credible 13th in 11 min 48 secs.  There were 20 runners.

 

Under 11 Boys – James Greenfield finished 23rd out of 30 runners in a solid race in 12 min 02 secs.

 

Under 13 Girls – Evie Brooks continuing her excellent cross country form finished 2nd out of 27 runners in 12 mins 50 secs. 

 

Under 15 Girls – Kandi Austin ran well to finish 10th out of 15 runners in 24 min 37 secs.

 

Veteran/Senior Women – The performance of the day was by Veteran Kerry Stainton who finished 1st in the Veteran category and 3rd in the overall race in 29 min 42 secs.  Karen Moulding ran a solid race in 33rd and 27th Veteran in a time of 40 min 55 secs.  There were 37 runners.

 

Veteran/Senior Men – Nick Marsh ran a strong race to finish 3rd Veteran in 41 min 40 secs and 6th overall.  Jack Darnell battled hard to finish 5th in the Senior category and 24th overall out of 55 runners. 

 

Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships

Louth AC athletes help Lincolnshire to strong finish in Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships

Louth Athletic Club had no less than ten athletes representing the County at the Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships held at the Royal Hospital School, Ipswich on Saturday 3rd February.  The grounds of this famous school make for a wonderful venue for this event and for once there was virtually no wind blowing in off the sea.  Fine running conditions.

The best club performances came from two of our girls in the Intermediate Girls race (Years 10 and 11). Both of whom are year 10 and therefore up against a number of older athletes.  Hannah Reid’s fine winter continued with her best race of the season finishing 21st, being the 4th Lincolnshire athlete home, she was closely followed by her training partner Issy Dhami who produced a brilliant sprint finish to take nine athletes in the last 400 metres.  Issy finished in 29th position and the 5th Lincolnshire girl home.  Both girls were therefore team counters being part of the first six home.  They helped Lincolnshire to their best team performance of the day finshing 3rd with 76 points, just behind Norfolk with 75 points and the winners Suffolk with 72 points.  A very close competition.

In the Minor Boys, Declan Templeton was the 10th Lincolnshire athlete home in 58th position overall in a time of 12:55.  This was followed by the Junior Girls (Years 8 and 9) Evie Brooks (Year 8) ran well against older girls finishing 37th in a large field of 77 athletes.  She was followed home by Freya Plaskitt in 48th.  Evie completed the course in 12:50 and was the 6th Lincolnshire athlete home while Freya was the 11th Lincolnshire finisher in a time of 13:06

The Junior Boys race contained two club athletes. Lucas George –Jones and Matthew Spendlove.  Lucas completed the course in 13:57 finishing in 38th place, while Matthew’s time of 14:05 brought him home in 41st.  The boys were 9th and 11th Lincolnshire finishers.

The intermediate Boys (Years 10 and 11) race had three club athletes competing in County colours. Lloyd Buck had a fine run, improving on his County performance. He was the 6th Lincolnshire athlete home in 45th position overall in a time of 20:28, closely followed by 7th Lincolnshire finisher Jayden Daniels in 49th in a time of 20:34.  Jevon George-Jones had a slightly below par performance by his high standards finishing 60th in 21:23, the 9th Lincolnshire runner home.

The strong performances from Evie, Issy and Lloyd will have brought them into contention for County team selection for the English Schools Championships, for which their team mates Hannah, Matthew and Jevon have all already secured their selection.

LOUTH AC REPORT – W/E 28TH JANUARY 2018

LOUTH AC REPORT – W/E 28TH JANUARY 2018

 Folksworth 15 mile race (near Peterborough) – Sunday 21st January 2018

Now in its 29th year, the route takes in some great scenery over two laps of an undulating course, all on country roads.  With three fairly steep hills on each lap the course is testing.

Nick Marsh had a good run at the Folksworth 15 mile road race, running in a snow blizzard throughout and struggled to stay on feet at times. Nick finished 12th overall out of 433 entries and 5th Vet 45 age category in a time of 1 hr 34 min 17 secs in the worst conditions that he had ever raced in.  This was a great training race for Nick as he prepares for the Manchester Marathon in April hoping for a time of around 2 hrs 45 mins.

 

Northern Cross Country Championships – Harewood House near Leeds  –   Saturday 27th January 2018

This is the first time that Northern Athletics have used this venue, and it provided excellent races in the landscaped South Park below Harewood house itself. On the day with inclement weather, and after plenty of rain in the week leading up to the race, there were inevitably some tough muddy sections but also some stretches of fast running with plenty of variety with some testing hills, while strong winds added to the challenge.

6 members of Louth AC took part in the Championships and did the club proud.

In the senior female competition there were 435 competitors and the first home was Kerry Stainton 186th in 41 min 09 secs, followed by Trudy Roberts 319th in 46 min 56 secs and  Jane Cope 381st in 51 min 09 secs.

 

In the junior races starting with the Under 13 Girls, Evie Brooks 66th from 235 finishers and was Club performance of the day. The Under 15 Girls Hannah Reid 81st from 186 finishers.   A top half finish is always a great achievement at this level.   The Under 15 Boys Matthew Spendlove 141st from 197 finishers. A great performance considering he will still be in the Under 15 age group for the 2018/2019 Cross Country season.
Ferriby 10 – Sunday 28th January 2018

The race is hosted by the City of Hull Athletic Club every winter since the early 1950s with some course changes due to construction of new roads. 6 members of Louth AC took part in the popular Ferriby 10 mile hilly course run from Skidby, anti-clockwise around the East Yorkshire villages, back to Skidby Mill via a final 700m steep climb to the finish.  The weather conditions were variable with a headwind for the first half and for the majority of runners   finished in the warm winter sunshine.

 

From the UK Athlete website listings 5 members had completed the 10 mile for the first time and a 6th member achieved a Personal Best.

There were 708 runners out of 850 entries. Jack Darnell continuing his great form ran an excellent race in a time of 01.05.48, 63rd overall and 24th out of 73 in the senior male age category.

Kerry Drewery is another member who is racing very well finishing 267 and 6th out of 67 in the Veteran 45 category 01.18.58.

Ruth Edison ran a controlled competitive race and was rewarded with a time of 01.21.30 finishing 314 and 11th out of 67 in the Veteran 45 age category.

Betty Gash ran a determined race, starting off well in the first mile but found the headwind a challenge, however was able to race more fluently in the second half on the mainly flat straights and downhills to finish 337 in 01.22.46. To win the Veteran 55 age group category and taking 3 minutes 26 seconds of her previous Veteran Personal Best.

Shirley Willett ran an excellent race to dip under the 1 hour 30 minutes to 01.29.24 finishing 459 and 14th out of 33 in the Veteran 50 age category.

Kate Simons, a new member to the club, worked hard to complete the distance in 01.31.21 and finished 487 and 25th out of 56 in the Veteran 40 Age category.

Amanda Young is racing consistently and finished 503 and 16th out of 33 in the Veteran 50 age category in 01.32.41.

 

 

February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter

200 Club

February:- £21 – S. Hunt, £10 – S. Jamieson,  £6 – S. Jamieson, £2 –A. Jenkins

Anyone interested in joining the 200 Club please see the website for a form, it only costs £2 per month.

Forthcoming Events

For a full fixture list & some entry forms see the Louth AC website, www.louth-ac.org.uk

Road Races & Trail Runs

.Cleethorpes 3k & 5k series, 6th Mar, online entries.

Lincs League Cross Country Dates

TBC? Feb Belton House, Grantham, Lincs League xc CANCELLED

Open Cross Country

4th Mar Barton & District Open XC, Baysgarth Park, Barton, online entry closing date 21/02/2018

Track & Field

31st Mar Doncaster T&F Open

Junior Training –6.15pm to 7.15pm will be indoors & outdoors at Lacey Gdns There will be NO Junior training on Tues 13th Feb as is Half Term.Please bring a coat, track suit top or jumper and a bottle of water & if any athlete uses an inhaler please bring it along & let the relevant coach know. If injured please don’t come.

Please check your e-mails or Louth AC website for entry forms & details of competitions

Parent helpers are required for training sessions inside at Lacey Gdns School to assist Sue Murfin can we form a rota of helpers please. Thanks to those of you who have already come forward & helped.

Qualified coaches are still required by the Club to work with the Juniors & Seniors. If you are willing to train or are maybe already qualified & can help please speak to Sue Murfin, Gordon Reid or Allan Johnstone.

Membership rates for new Members joining from 1st Oct to 31st Mar 2018

New Juniors Membership :- £14 + £14 England Athletic Fee + £15 Club Vest( normally £20) = £43

New Seniors Membership £14 + £14 England Athletic Fee = £28

2018/19 Membership. The structure of the membership will remain the same for the up & coming season with the exception of one section & that is that any Senior wanting to be a member of the club & not wishing to compete will no longer need to pay the EA affiliation fee. All the rates will appear on next months Newsletter & on the website after the March committee meeting.

Key Roles of Committee members can be found on the Website including Welfare Officers

The Constitution & Rules of the Club were amended at the recent AGM & copies will be available shortly by a link on the LAC website for everyone to download & read as there are codes of conduct for parents & all athletes.

EA have now updated their Data Protection which can be viewed on the website.

Congratulations go to all those who took part in the County Schools XC & the Northerns XC & to those selected for the English Schools XC.

 

Louth AC will be looking to compete in the Humberside & Lincolnshire County Champs Track & Field event taking place over 2 days, Sat 12th May at the Costello Stadium Hull, & Sun 13th May at Boston, in the U13/U15/U17/U20 & Sen & Vet Men & Ladies age groups. Could any interested athlete/parent please speak to or e-mail Gordon Reid for more information & for inclusion in the events as places have to be pre booked.

 

Diary Dates:-

Friday 23rd Feb Quiz Night, Louth Hospital Club, High Holme Rd, Louth, 7pm for 7.30pm.

4th Mar 2018 Officials Health & Safety Course at Lincoln (required by helpers at Track & Field events)

Lincolnshire Schools Cross Country

Burghley House Stamford 20th January 2018

Louth Athletic Club had 14 athletes representing Coast and Wolds District at the schools County Championships held in the scenic grounds of Burghley House. All had qualified to run in this event through their fine performances at the District event held at Hubbards Hills.

It was a fine crisp winter day, ideal for running, not too cold and very little wind and our athletes did not disappoint over the undulating parkland course.

In the junior girls event (years 8/9) Evie Brooks continued her fine form finishing an excellent 7th, closely followed by Freya Plaskitt in 12th.  These performances earned both girls selection to represent Lincolnshire at the prestigious Anglian Schools Championships.

Next up was the Intermediate Girls (years 10/11) Over the 4K course Hannah Reid consolidated her district win by finishing an outstanding 5th.  A performance which showed that she is at last putting her injury issues of last year behind her.  Not only has Hannah gained a team position for the Anglians but has gained automatic Lincolnshire selection for the English Schools Championships.  Another outstanding performance in this race came from Issy Dhami in 12th place who also gained Anglian Championship selection.  Newcomers to the club Megan Forman 36th and Tilly Mossop 38th had strong runs and will benefit enormously from the experience.

In the boys races Declan Templeton finished a credible 14th in a large field in the Year 7 race.  In the Junior boys (Years 8/9) Matthew Spendlove continues to grow in stature, he had an outstanding race finishing 6th gaining automatic selection for Lincolnshire at the English Schools Championships as well as the Anglian Championships.  Taran Dhami finished 25th after being very badly baulked in a rather chaotic start to the race.

The Intermediate boys (Years 10/11) saw several very good performances from club athletes. Jevon George-Jones managed to put recent injury problems behind him to finish a brilliant 6th, he was closely followed by Jayden Daniels in 9th and Lloyd Buck in 10th.  All three  boys qualified to represent Lincolnshire at the Anglian Championships with Jevon also qualifying for automatic selection to the English Schools.  Unfortunately one of the clubs strongest athletes, Caleb Stephenson suffered a recurrence of a muscle injury midway through the race forcing him to ease back on his pace finishing in 20th position.  Well done on completing the course. We wish Caleb a speedy recovery.

With 8 athletes gaining selection for the Lincolnshire Team to compete at the Anglian Schools Championships and Hannah, Matthew and Jevon all being rewarded with automatic selection for the English Schools Championships, this was an outstanding day for Louth Athletic Club’s junior athletes.

 

Great start to 2018

LOUTH ATHLETIC CLUB

Louth AC members have had a great start to 2018 continuing on from 2017 in 4 events: New Year’s Day Annual Cleethorpes 10K road race, Lincolnshire Cross Country Championships at Anton’s Gowt near Boston on Sunday 7th January 2018, January Cleethorpes AC Winter 5K Prom series on Tuesday 9th January 2018 and Brass Monkey Half Marathon at York on Sunday 14th January 2018.

Lincolnshire County Cross Country Championships – Impressive County Haul!    3 Individuals in 3rd position and 4 teams Runners Up!

29 members travelled to Boston to take part in the County Championships at the popular Equestrian Centre with the familiar water jump obstacle. There were 249 runners from 20 different athletic/running/tri clubs. The weather was cold, with a light breeze and with recent rain the course was particularly muddy in 2 locations that made the going tough for all runners.

Lucas George-Jones, had an outstanding run finishing 3rd in the Under 15 Boys with 18.32 and only 2 seconds off 2nd place.  With a strong back up from 6th Jayden Daniels 18.46, 7th Matthew Spendlove 18.54 the team finished in 2nd place, with only 2 points splitting the 1st 3 teams.  1st Lincoln Wellington AC – 15, 2nd Louth AC – 16 and 3rd Grantham AC – 17 points.  Taren Dhami finished 14th in 21.37.

The other members with a top 3 individual finish was Evie Brooks Under 13 Girls who battled hard at the end of the course to finish 3rd place in 11.50 only 3 seconds off 2nd place and the dedicated Kerry Stainton Veteran 3rd place .

The Under 15 Girls team finished 2nd team behind Lincoln Wellington AC.  8th Hannah Reid 16.07, 9th Isabelle Dhami 16.23 and 13th Freya Plaskitt 17.25.

The Veteran Men’s finished 2nd team behind Lincoln and District Runners in a distance of just over 10K.  7th Denzil Lynch 42.05, 12th Jason Oxby 45.19, 13th Kevin Wallis 45.24.  Other placings 19th Paul Snowden 47.08 and 36th Phil Jackson 54.48.

The veteran Women’s finished 2nd team behind Lincoln Wellington AC.  3rd Kerry Stainton 30.31, 8th Trudy Roberts 31.53 and 9th Betty Gash 32.04.

The Veteran Women’s ‘B’ team finished 6th team.  14th Ruth Edison 34.07, 20th Amanda Daniels 34.51 and 25th Jane Cope 36.21.  Other placings 28th Shirley-Ann Willet 36.54 and 34th Karen Moulding 40.51

Other results:

Under 11 Boys – 13th James Gunfield in 10.09.  Under 11 Girls 5th Marla Bell 7.40.  Under 13 Boys – 10th Declan Templeton 12.10, Under 15 Girls – 16th Megan Forman 19.02 and 17th Matilda Mossop 19.58.

Under 17 Women – 7th Carlissa Daniels 25.07.  Senior Women 15th Molly Pacey 42.23, Senior Men – 13th Jack Darnell 46.12.

Everyone ran brilliantly – Well Done!

New Year’s Day 10K

6 senior members out of 567 runners took to the streets of Cleethorpes and Humberston on a fast, flat race comprising of 2 small loops and 1 large loop starting near the Cricket Club and finishing opposite the miniature railway station on Kings Road. 3 members came away with a Personal Best!

Adam Dalton (Senior) finished 7th in the race and 7th out of 68 in his own category with a fantastic PB time of 33 min 28 secs.  Den Lynch ran a solid race finishing 41st and 8th out of 53 in the Vet 45 category in 37 min 52 secs.  A PB for Jack Darnell by over a minute in a brilliant time of 38 min 07 finishing 44th and 19th out of 68 in the senior category.  The ever improving Jason Oxby knocked 31 seconds of his PB in a time of 41 min 19 secs and finished 16th out of 53 in the Vet 45 category.  Keith Vickers back to racing again after a few months break ran a controlled race in 46 min 40 secs finishing 176 and 10th out of 32 in the Vet 55 category.  Consistent in her racing Ruth Edison had a good start to the year with 48 min 12 secs finishing 194 and 6th out of 30 in the Vet 45 category.  The final member Amanda Young ran a good race in 55 min 39 secs finishing 374 and 14th out of 27 in the Vet 50 category.

 

Cleethorpes AC Winter 5K Prom

The event is held between November and March each year on the Cleethorpes Promenade.

8 members took part on ideal conditions for racing with 62 runners. The highest placed member was Nick Marsh in 3rd 17.52 Vet 45 closely followed by 5th Jack Darnell 18.08 Senior and 11th Den Lynch 18.32 Vet 45.  16th Jason Oxby 19.35 Vet 45, 19th Andrew Byatt 20.16 Vet 45, 27th Jacob Byatt 22.04 Under 15, 39th Rene Darnell 23.34 Vet 60 and 58th Karen Moulding 27.52 Vet 50.

 

Brass Monkey Half Marathon York

Massive Personal Best for Adam!

Adam Dalton had a fantastic race at the Brass Monkey Half Marathon in York on 14th January 2018.  Not only did he have excellent individual placing 29th of 1486 competitors, 29th male of 940 and 15th male Senior of 155 – he also beat his previous half marathon time by a massive 4 minutes and 22 seconds to 1 hour 14 minutes 33 seconds (74.33)!  A brilliant performance placing Adam in the UK Half Marathon Ranking List 2018 – 35th in all male age groups and 20th Senior male!

Next Events

  1. London Marathon

    April 22
  2. Leicester 10k

    April 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Croxby 1 Lap

    May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Kings Lynn 10k

    May 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Scunthorpe Half Marathon

    May 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Sleaford Half Marathon

    May 6 @ 9:45 am - 12:45 pm
  7. Wolds Dash Race 1

    May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Dukeries Ultra 30/40

    May 12 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
  9. Leeds Half Marathon

    May 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  10. Bolingbroke Breaker 10K

    May 16 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm