Louth runners take on Spilsby Six Miler, Caistor ‘Sting in the Tail’ and Leeds 10k

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Runners from Louth Athletics Club took to the road for the Spilsby six miler despite the baking hot temperatures on Sunday.

Paul Jackson came in first for Louth with a very impressive time of 36.13, while Mark Atkinson was 37.18, Phil Jackson was 45.14, Kev Houghton was 39.27, Geoff Clarke was 47.59, and Ken Jackson (vet 65+) was back in 54.16.

Eleven members of Louth AC took on the Caistor 10k ‘Sting in the Tail’, the named in honour of the gruelling hill finish.

Local residents were out supporting the runners with hose pipes to spray a very welcome misty spray to cool the runners down.

Nick Marsh ran a very hard race and came second but was first man in for Louth with a time of 37.09, next was Jason Stainton who is going from strength to strength recently and came in overall 7th with a time of 39.04, Chris Smith 41.18, this gave Louth the men’s team prize.

First lady in for Louth and fourth lady overall was Kerry Stainton 45.03 who this year has seen her fortunes change after suffering a broken ankle last year, Mick Dean 45.55 Debbie Simpson 47.49, Trudy Roberts 49.19, Simon Harrison 61.04, Steve & Sarah Windsor 62.23 and one of our under 16 runners Natalie Stainton came in at 64.25.

Tracey Gostelow flew the flag for Louth AC and ran the Leeds 10k in 63 minutes, again in oppressive heat but Tracey would not give in as she was running in memory of her Grandfather and raised money in the process for her chosen charity.