ATHLETICS: Louth’s Dalton settles for second in second Wolds Dash

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It was a battle to the finish line in Louth Athletic Club’s second Wolds Dash race of the summer between Louth AC’s Adam Dalton and Skegness Coaster Ben Evison.

The pair ran hard over the hilly 11,685m course from Hubbards Hills, up to Hallington Peak, down towards Withcall and back via Poke’s Hole and Hallington.

Evison beat Dalton to the line in last month’s race over the shorter distance of 7,137m, but on a warm Wednesday night it was Dalton who took the top spot by a slim margin of 13 seconds.

Third place went to Louth AC’s Paul Jackson 44.04 with fellow Louth runner Kerry Stainton winning the women’s race in 53.42.

Teammate Debbie Simpson was second in 57.34 and Emma Humphries of Gainsborough and Morton Striders third in 57.46.

Congratulations to all 60 runners who completed the challenging course and thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time to marshal and officiate the event.

There were also races for the juniors over distances ranging from 1,200m to 4,230m around Hubbards Hills.

Race three is on Wednesday July 9 (11,875m), race four on August 13 (10,155m) and race five is on September 3 (7,137m). All races start at 7pm and cost £3 for affiliated adult athletes, £5 unaffiliated and £2 juniors. Register on the night at the Hubbards Hills café. Interested in taking up running? Seniors meet at 6.15pm on Tuesdays at Cordeaux School and Thursdays at the London Road Athletic Ground. More details and full results available at www.louth-ac.org.uk.

Race winners: U9 Boys (1,200m) : Jasper Humphries, Gainsborough and Morton Striders, 4.59; U9 Girls (1,200m) : Daisy Williams, Grimsby Harriers, 5.54; U11 Boys (2,210m) : Lucas George Jones, Louth AC, 8.22; U11 Girls (2,210m): Ella Greenway, Cleethorpes AC, 9.34; U13 Boys (2,210m): Ashley Houghton, Louth AC, 9.35; U13 Girls (2,210m): Hannah Reid, Louth AC, 9.18; U15 Girls (3,220m): Paige Midgley, Mablethorpe, 15.29; U17 Boys (4,230m): Declan Godfrey, Louth AC, 17.24; U17 Girls (4,230m): Tayla Anderson, Mablethorpe, 24.06; U20 Women (11,685m): Natalie Stainton, Louth AC, 70.01; U20 Men (11,685m): Luke Conway, Louth AC, 50.24; Snr Men (11,685m): Adam Dalton, Louth AC, 43.13; Snr Women, (11,685m): Tonya Mackie, Cleethorpes AC, 62.26; Vet Men (11,685m): Paul Jackson, Louth AC, 44.04; Vet Women (11,685m): Kerry Stainton, Louth AC, 53.42.