ATHLETICS: Great start to new year for Louth Athletic Club

Lucus George-Jones. Photo: Graham Stephenson EMN-150501-085235001
Lucus George-Jones. Photo: Graham Stephenson EMN-150501-085235001

Lucas George-Jones kicked off a successful day for Louth Athletic Club with a win in the under-11s’ race at the Lincolnshire Cross Country County Championships on Sunday.

He was followed by Matthew Spendlove in third and Freya Plaskitt also came third for the girls.

It was a cold start to the day at the picturesque Riseholme course and the terrain ranged from hard, frozen tracks to boggy, woodland footpaths.

Lucas’s brother Jevon was first in the under-13 boys’ race and James Larder won in the under-15 boys’.

Jevon helped steer Louth AC to second place in the closely fought team event with Kieron Byrne and Caleb Stephenson. The boys were just two points behind winners Nene Valley Harriers.

Louth AC’s women won silver in the veteran women’s race with Kerry Stainton, who finished second, Debbie Simpson and Trudy Roberts taking the points.

Thanks go to Lincoln Wellington AC for hosting the event and all the volunteers who braved the cold to help the race run smoothly.

* Interested in taking up running in the New Year? The club has plenty of people on hand to help you on your way. Visit www.louth-ac.org.uk for details.