Louth AC out in force across the UK

Pictured before the start of the Hull Marathon are Nathan Steer, Jason Stainton, Steve Windsor, Chris Smith, Lisa Harkess and Jason Oxby (kneeling). EMN-150918-120557002
Pictured before the start of the Hull Marathon are Nathan Steer, Jason Stainton, Steve Windsor, Chris Smith, Lisa Harkess and Jason Oxby (kneeling). EMN-150918-120557002
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Senior runners from Louth Athletic Club were eating up the miles when they competed in the Great North Run, Hull Marathon and Mablethorpe 10k on the same day – clocking up nearly 300 miles between them.

Five Louth athletes joined 57,000 others at the Great North Run where Adam Dalton was the club’s first finisher in an excellent 145th place, completing the world-famous 13.1-mile course in 1hr 20min 12secs.

Colin Creasey finished in 1.50.20, Amanda Young in 2.04.14 and Lynda Dalton in 2.18.10, while Jane Cope fought every step of the way to finish in 2.07.48 despite fainting in the heat at mile nine.

* There was a great turnout for the Hull Marathon with six Louth runners making the trip across the Humber.

Four of them were experiencing the classic distance for the first time and their months of gruelling training paid off with some impressive times.

Jason Stainton clocked 3hr 23min 43secs ahead of Jason Oxby (3.53.27), Nathan Steer (4.09.06) and Chris Smith (4.10.12).

Lisa Harkess and Steve Windsor both beat their marathon PBs by quite a margin, Lisa knocking nine minutes off her previous best, set earlier this year in Brighton, to finish in 4.09.43 and Steve beat his time by three minutes, crossing the line in 4.26.24.

* A squad of 11 competed closer to home at the Mablethorpe East Coast Classic 10k with Joe Wood running a strong race to finish third in 34min 18secs.

First woman home for Louth, and seventh woman overall, was Jo Jackson in 45.04.

Other times: Mick Dean 44.20, Debbie Simpson 45.58, Eddy Enwright 46.22, Alison McCoy 47.02, Helen Parkes 51.53, Shirley Willet 56.11, Ruth Eddison 56.45, Claire Byatt 60.01, Karen Moulding 60.42.

* If you fancy a jog, just pop along to a training evening. Visit www.louth-ac.org.uk for more details or follow the club on Facebook.