ATHLETICS: Don’t miss Wolds Dash this Wednesday

Louth AC's  Amanda Young EMN-140906-093144001
Louth AC's Amanda Young EMN-140906-093144001
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Louth Athletic Club hosts the second of the summer’s Wolds Dash series on Wednesday June 11.

Athletes running in the under 20, senior and veteran categories will tackle an undulating 11,685m course through the magnificent Lincolnshire Wolds, starting and finishing in local beauty spot Hubbards Hills.

There are also races ranging from 1,200m to 4,230 metres around Hubbards Hills for juniors.

All races start at 7pm and cost £3 for affiliated adult athletes, £5 unaffiliated and £2 juniors.

Entries on the night at the Hubbards Hills café. Please make sure you arrive early enough to register before the race starts. All welcome.

More than 80 runners competed in the first Wolds Dash race of the series on Wednesday May 14.

Winner was Skegness Coasters’ Ben Evison in 24.50 with Louth AC’s Kerry Stainton taking first place in the women’s race in 30.55.

Full results available at www.louth-ac.org.uk.

Race three is on July 9 (11,875m), race four on August 13 (10,155m) and race five is on September 5 (7,137m).

Athletes from the club have had a packed schedule over the past few weeks with runners competing in the Croxby Crawl, Covenham 10k, Woodhall Spa 10k, Bollingbroke Breaker and Beverley 10k, as well as track and field meetings and the Edinburgh Marathon.

Louth runner Amanda Young’s first attempt at the classic distance saw her finish in a solid time of 4.20.26.

Amanda said: “I was very happy with that time for my first and possibly only marathon.

“I’d like to say thank you to everyone that sponsored me, especially my stroke out patients in Grimsby as the money raised will be used to buy more upper limb rehab equipment for use in the community.”

Coach John Jaines added: “Congratulations to Amanda for completing the Edinburgh Marathon in a time of 4 hour 20 mins 26 secs.

“This was Amanda’s first attempt at this classic distance, and I know how hard she has trained to prepare for this event and I am sure you will join with me in applauding her magnificent effort. Well done girl.”