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On behalf of the Association may I thank Louth Athletic Club  Officers, Officials and Members for their considerable contribution to the 2019 – 2020 Lincolnshire Cross Country programme. We are indebted to you for  staging two League Fixtures  before Christmas and the County Championships today .  Thank you for donating the Under 11 Boys and Girls Awards at today’s  Championship  event .Your  great support of the Association is acknowledged .  Please convey my sincere thanks to your Club Committee , Officers and Officials —we are really grateful to you all. Thank you. Beryl.

June 2016 Race Report – by Sean Topham

Louth Athletic Club
2016 Lincolnshire County Track and Field ChampionshipsAthletes from Louth AC returned with a fistful of medals from the 2016 Lincolnshire County Track and Field Championships in Grantham.
There were excellent performances across all age ranges from under-13s up to the veterans and those finishing in the top places are likely to go on and represent their county at regional level.
One of the best performances of the day came from Hannah Reid who won the under-15 girls’ 3,000m.
Her very fast time of 10.58.0 is the 19th fastest in the country for her age group so far this year.
In the same age group there were also impressive performances from Beatrice Spendlove and twin sisters Evie and Ellie Odlin.
Toby Alexander and Caleb Stephenson excelled in the field events in the under-15 boys’ age group with wins high jump and long jump – 1.38m for Toby in the high jump and 4.56m for Caleb in the long jump.
Robert Johnstone jumped to third place in the long jump in the under-17 men category while Jason and Kerry Stainton led the way for the veterans – both securing wins in the 800m and a first place for Jason in the 1,500m and a second place for Kerry.
Lucas George-Jones, Matthew Spendlove, Sophie Henderson and Bethany Ardern represented the club in the under-13 events.
Matthew won the javelin with a throw of 20.55m and Lucas won the 1,500m in 5.17:9.
There were wins in the javelin and shot for George Johnstone and a win for Natalie Stainton in the javelin in the under-20 age group.
The junior members are proving themselves a real credit to the club with many of them smashing their PBs and competing at every opportunity this season.
Many have won podium places against bigger clubs in the track and field leagues in both Lincolnshire and Humberside and open events across the region.
Well done to runners Lisa Harkess and Jason Oxby who recently completed their first ultra-marathon.
The pair took part in the Dukeries Ultra 30 mile run in Sherwood Forest last month.
* Louth AC has members of all abilities from the occasional jogger to the competing athlete.
New members and volunteers welcome, just pop along to a training evening – visit for more details or follow us on Facebook.

RESULTS – 2016 Lincolnshire County Track and Field Championships:
U13 Boys: 1,500m, 1: Lucas George-Jones, 5.17.9; 800m, 5: Matthew Spendlove, 2.48.7, Long Jump, 6: Matthew Spendlove, 3.4m; Javelin, 1: Matthew Spendlove, 20.55m.
U13 Girls: 70m hurdles, 3: Sophie Henderson, 16.1; 100m, 5: Bethany Ardern, 16.0; 200m Final, 6: Bethany Ardern, 34.0; 800m, 5: Sophie Henderson, 3.14.7; Long Jump, 5: Bethany Ardern, 3.02m; 6: Sophie Henderson, 2.87.
U15 Boys: 300m, 3: Caleb Stephenson, 44.6; 800m 4: Caleb Stephenson, 2.22.3; High Jump, 1: Toby Alexander, 1.38m; Long Jump, 1: Caleb Stephenson, 4.56m; Javelin, 2: Toby Alexander, 21.62m.
U15 Girls: 100m, 8: Beatrice Spendlove, 14.9; 200m 3: Evie Odlin, 28.8, 7: Ellie Odlin, 31.2; 800m, 2: Evie Odlin, 2.30.1; 6: Ellie Odlin, 2.46.0; 3,000m, 1: Hannah Reid, 10.58.0; High Jump, 3: Beatrice Spendlove, 1.15m; Long Jump, 3: Ellie Odlin, 3.8m, 5: Evie Odlin, 3.55m; Shot, 3: Beatrice Spendlove, 6.21m.
U17 Men: 100m, 4: Robert Johnstone, 12.4; 200m, 5: Robert Johnstone, 25.6; Long Jump, 3: Robert Johnstone, 5.51m.
U20 Men: Javelin, 1: George Johnstone, 30.86m; Shot, 1: George Johnstone, 10.56m.
U20 Women, 100m hurdles, 3: Natalie Stainton, 19.0; 400m hurdles, 2: Natalie Stainton, 81.3; Long Jump, 3: Natalie Stainton, 4.45m; Javelin, 1: Natalie Stainton, 21.02m; Shot, 2: Natalie Stainton, 7.03m.
Vet Men: 800m 1: Jason Stainton, 2.24.5; 1,500m, 1: Jason Stainton, 4.59.7.
Vet. Women: 800m 1: Kerry Stainton, 2.51.0; 1,500m, 2: Kerry Stainton, 5.44.5.

PHOTOS: Track photos by Graham Stephenson

Hannah Reid is under-15 girls county champion in the 3,000m. 

County champion high jumper Toby Alexander.


County champion long jumper Caleb Stephenson.


Lisa Harkess and Jason Oxby at the Dukeries Ultra.

Race Report 11th May 2015, by Sean Topham

Louth Athletic Club

Lincolnshire Track and Field League 2015 Match 1 and 2

Beverley 10k


Louth Athletic Club is sitting in fifth place at the halfway stage of the 2015 Lincolnshire Track and Field League with the club’s women currently in second place.

In the second match there were wins for the club in the senior women’s 200m, senior men’s and women’s 1,500m, under-15 boys’ 1,500m, under-20 women’s 400m hurdles and under-17 boys’ high jump.

In the quadrathlon, a competition for the under-11s where athletes score points for competing in four events, Louth AC youngster Bethany Ardern did exceptionally well to take second place.

A team from the club competed in the Track and Field County Championships at the weekend, full results available later this week.

Meanwhile a squad of the club’s veteran runners took part in the immensely popular Beverley 10k on Sunday.

Kevin Wallis was first home for the men in 41.07, finishing 84th overall and 3rd in his age group, and Debbie Simpson was the club’s first woman in 46.44.

Other Louth runners making the trip across the Humber were Mick Dean (45.40), Philip Jackson (47.37), Trudy Roberts (48.40), Jane Cope (53.56) and Ros Jackson (58.30).

This Wednesday (13 May) sees the first race in the 32nd Wolds Dash Series from Hubbards Hills.

The series kicks off with a 7,137 metre run following a loop from Hubbards Hills past Hallington and back.

There are also races ranging from 1,200m to 4,230 metres around Hubbards Hills for juniors.

All races start at 7pm and can be entered on the night at the Hubbards Hills café.

* Louth AC has members of all abilities from the occasional jogger to the competing athlete.

New members and volunteers welcome, just pop along to a training evening – visit for more details or follow us on Facebook.


Louth AC league results: Match 2: U11G 80m: 3: Bethany Ardern, 13.4; Sen Men 100m: 5: Jason Stainton, 14.3; U17B 100m: 5: George Johnstone, 12.9, 6: Robert Johnstone, 12.9; U13G 100m: 7: Freya Plaskitt, 17.1; Sen Men 200m: 4: Jason Stainton, 28.7; U17B 200m: 3: George Johnstone, 26.0, 4: Robert Johnstone, 26.7; Sen W 200m: 1: Kerry Stainton, 34.8; U20W 200m: 2: Natalie Stainton: 32.2; U11G 600m: 5: Bethany Ardern, 2.29.8; Sen Men 800m: 2: Jason Stainton, 2.23.7; Sen W 800m: 2: Kerry Stainton, 2.50.7; U13G 800m: 3: Hannah Reid, 2.48.0, 6: Freya Plaskitt, 3.09.5; Sen Men 1,500m: 1: Jason Stainton, 4.50.1; U13B 1,500m: 2: Lucas George-Jones, 5.10.5; Sen W 1,500m: 1: Kerry Stainton, 5.44.3; U15B 3,000m 1: Jevon George-Jones, 10.14.8; U20W 400m hurdles: 1: Natalie Stainton, 82.3; U17B high jump: 1: Robert Johnstone, 1.55m; U20W high jump: 2: Natalie Stainton, 1.25m;  U11G Quadrathlon: 2: Beth Ardern, 122 points. Match 1: Sen Men 400m: 3: Jason Stainton, 67.8; U17M 400m: 3: George Johnstone, 64.8; Sen Men 1,500m: 1: Jason Stainton, 4.59.1, Sen W 1,500m: 2: Kerry Stainton, 5.54.2, U13G 1,500m: 2: Hannah Reid, 6.06.1; U15G 75m hurdles: 5: Beatrice Spendlove, 19.6; U20W 110m hurdles: 1: Natalie Stainton, 21.0; U11B long jump: 3: Declan Templeton, 2.66m; U20W long jump: 1: Natalie Stainton, 4.00m; U15G long jump: 10:  Beatrice Spendlove, 2.16m; U13G long jump: 10: Freya Plaskitt: 2.44m; U11G long jump: 3: Bethany Ardern, 2.52m; U17B Shot: 1: George Johnstone, 10.44m.

Photos: Louth AC’s George Johnstone – sprinting and in the shot put. Photo: Graham Stephenson.

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Race Report for the second match in this year’s Lincolnshire Runner Cross Country League, by Sean Topham

Louth AC runners at Castledyke Equestrian Centre for the second match in this year’s Lincolnshire Runner Cross Country League.

Runners from across the county battled a soggy, rain-soaked course in the second match of this season’s Lincolnshire Runner Cross Country League.

More than 20 Louth AC members took on the challenging course with its muddy tracks, tree trunk hurdles and swamp-like water jump, at Castledyke Equestrian Centre, near Gipsey Bridge.

Boston and District AC organised an excellent meeting and the two marshals who spent the day up to their knees in the water pit need a special mention.

Official results will be available later this week at

Louth AC hosted the first match in the league at their London Road ground last Sunday.

Lucas George-Jones took the first win for Louth in the under-11s boys’ race, followed by older brother Jevon in the under-13s and James Larder in the under-15s.

Louth AC was the first team in the under-13s boys’ race, third in the under-15s and third in the senior men’s.

Louth’s women are the reigning league champions having won it for two years running and finished fourth in the opening race. Full results are available at


Photos of our medal winners from Louth AC open cross country meeting

View the results from the Louth AC open Cross Country


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A string of victories for Louth at the Tennyson 8 Mile Trail Run


The Tennyson 8 Mile Trail Run saw some great results for Louth runners. The scenic but gruelling off road course climbs almost 500ft over the 8 mile route.  Louth ladies Debbie Simpson, Kerry Stainton and Fiona Lawrie took it all in their stride, claiming 1st team prize for the fastest team of three ladies to cross the finish line.

Kerry  also had a great solo result claiming 1st prize for the first female finisher. Fiona came in first for the female V50 category, while Kevin Wallis took the male V50 victory.

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Debbie (left), Kerry (middle) and Fiona (right)

Big smiles all round, realising their great achievement…. or are they smiling at the thought of opening the vino later!

Well done Ladies, sterling performance.



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Organisers Mick Dean (left) and Paul Jackson (right) present Kerry Stainton with the winners sheild! A big thanks go to Mick and Paul for the hard work they have put  into organising this event. The proceeds from the event go to the LIVES charity.


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A proud moment for Kerry with the winners sheild


Press Release- Lloyds Bank Community Fund

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Louth Athletic Club needs your vote in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund


Louth Athletic Club has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Lincolnshire. By encouraging the public to vote, Louth Athletic Club has a chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

Louth Athletic Club has been established in the town of Louth for 30years. The Club has recently obtained a grant to level its London Road ground which is an old landfill site. As a result of the deterioration of the waste put into the site right up to the 1970s the ground has become very undulating and unsuitable for sprint training. The discus  and long jump also need updating on safety grounds and it is for this purpose that we are looking for money. We currently have more than 50 youngsters from the age of eight years who come along to try out field events (such as long jump, discus, shot putt and javelin) and then go on to take part in competitions across the county, some even competing for the county and eastern region.

Sue Murfin the Club Chairperson says: “The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to Louth Athletic Club by enabling us to purchase a new discus cage and enabling the club to continue to coach youngsters in the art of discus and hammer throwing so as to be able to compete for their club and county – maybe even being an Olympian some day.”

“Please vote for Louth Athletic Club to benefit from the Community Fund.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to up to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities. There are four good causes shortlisted in each community and Lloyds Bank is inviting everyone to vote for the causes they’d most like to support.

Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds bank from 2 September to 10 October 2014. The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received. You can find out more about the Community Fund and Louth Athletic Club and cast your vote by visiting the Lloyds Bank Community Fund website at:

Voting for the 2014 Community Fund is open until Friday 10 October.


About Louth Athletic Club

The aims of Louth Athletic Club is to provide facilities, equipment and coaches to enable everyone of all abilities within Louth area the opportunity to participate in sport. Details:

 For further information, please contact:

Community Group: Sue Murfin, Chairperson

Phone: 01507 533344


About Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank is part of Lloyds Banking Group, the largest financial services investor in UK communities. The Group invested £85m in its communities during 2013 and has a heritage of making a difference within its communities that spans many decades. The Group plays a part in the lives of nearly everyone in the UK, as a supplier of financial services and a major employer. The Group looks after the financial needs of over 30 million retail and business customers and believes that through its branches and businesses, it has the potential to reach every family and community in the UK and through its communities and responsible business programmes it can do more to help Britain prosper. Lloyds Banking Group set up both the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Community Funds to have a positive impact in communities across the UK.

Lloyds Bank: Donna McGrory, Four Communications


Phone: 020 3697 4307

All smiling at the Tough Ten road race. This must have been taken before the run!

Tough Ten 30th August

A great turnout for Louth at the Caistor 10k

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It was a great turnout from Louth AC, with runners venturing to take part in the Caistor running club organised race “Caistor 10k sting in the tail”.  Some great results in again thanks to the hard work put in by all runners and the tough training schedule set by John Jaines.

Back row, left to right- Simon, Steve , Declan , Chris, Clare, Kerry, Amanda, and Karen.

Front row, left to right- Kevin, Jason, Natalie, and May.


Race Report for the Wolds Dash Race 2, by Sean Topham.

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.

Team mate 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 9 July (11,875m), race four on 13 August (10,155m) and race five is on 3 September (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


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.