Louth Athletics Club toast Lincolnshire Runner Cross Country League title success

After four tough races, Louth AC's Kerry Stainton was third veteran woman in the league (photo: Graham Stephenson) EMN-151221-131618002
After four tough races, Louth AC's Kerry Stainton was third veteran woman in the league (photo: Graham Stephenson) EMN-151221-131618002

Louth Athletic Club ended 2015 on a high with a team win for the under 13s boys and three other podium finishes for their teams in the Lincolnshire Runner Cross Country League.

The under 13s boys team of Kieron Byrne, Caleb Stephenson, Lucas George-Jones, Matthew Spendlove and Freddie Taylor topped the league table with 61 points ahead of second-placed Cleethorpes who finished with 60.

Louth AC men's cross country team EMN-151221-131629002

Louth AC men's cross country team EMN-151221-131629002

They took the title after a hard-fought series of races at Louth, Gainsborough, Castle Dyke Equestrian Centre and RAF Cranwell.

Louth AC’s under 13s girls’ team of Hannah Reid, Evie Odlin, Ellie Odlin and Freya Plaskitt put in some impressive runs to take second place in the league with 64 points, just seven points behind winners Lincoln Wellington.

The veteran women’s team also finished in second place behind Lincoln Wellington with Kerry Stainton, Trudi Roberts and Kerry Drewery leading the way.

Louth’s women also showed they have plenty of depth in their squad with the B team finishing in an excellent fifth place, while the men’s team put in some strong runs to finish in third place in their category.

Louth AC runners (red hoops) are al smiles at the start of the final under 13 boys' race (photo: Graham Stephenson) EMN-151221-131639002

Louth AC runners (red hoops) are al smiles at the start of the final under 13 boys' race (photo: Graham Stephenson) EMN-151221-131639002

Louth AC wishes to say a very big thank-you to all clubs, officials and volunteers who made it possible to stage this year’s league, and merry Christmas and happy new year to all the club’s supporters.

Medals will be presented at the county championships, at Biscathorpe, on Sunday, January 10.

* Louth AC will host a Boxing Day Fun Run (or walk) for anyone wanting to work off their Christmas dinner.

Bring along the family for a friendly run, jog or walk around a scenic course at a local beauty spot. Meet at Hubbards Hills cafe at 10.30am.

Louth AC women at RAF Cranwell (photo: Gary Stainton) EMN-151221-131649002

Louth AC women at RAF Cranwell (photo: Gary Stainton) EMN-151221-131649002

* If you are interested in taking up running in the new year, Louth AC has plenty of people on hand to help you on your way.

Visit www.louth-ac.org.uk for details.