The ever popular end of season Cross Country Open, hosted by Barton & District AC at Baysgarth Park, still went ahead despite the given weather issues of the previous week. With mud and cold freezing rain and on a difficult slippery course there were some great performances by the 231 competitors.
Louth AC had 9 members competing over 7 of the 12 events.
Under 11 Girls – Marla Bell had a fantastic race finishing 3rd place which is her highest cross country finish in 9 mins 30 secs. New member Amy Baxter finished a credible 13th in 11 min 48 secs. There were 20 runners.
Under 11 Boys – James Greenfield finished 23rd out of 30 runners in a solid race in 12 min 02 secs.
Under 13 Girls – Evie Brooks continuing her excellent cross country form finished 2nd out of 27 runners in 12 mins 50 secs.
Under 15 Girls – Kandi Austin ran well to finish 10th out of 15 runners in 24 min 37 secs.
Veteran/Senior Women – The performance of the day was by Veteran Kerry Stainton who finished 1st in the Veteran category and 3rd in the overall race in 29 min 42 secs. Karen Moulding ran a solid race in 33rd and 27th Veteran in a time of 40 min 55 secs. There were 37 runners.
Veteran/Senior Men – Nick Marsh ran a strong race to finish 3rd Veteran in 41 min 40 secs and 6th overall. Jack Darnell battled hard to finish 5th in the Senior category and 24th overall out of 55 runners.