Scores of members from Louth Athletic Club turned out to celebrate the year’s achievements in road running, track and field and cross-country at their annual awards night last Saturday at the London Road Sports Pavilion.
No less than 12 club track and field records were broken in 2014 and some had stood since the late 1990s or early 2000s.
Under-17 heptathlete Natalie Stainton set the standard in five events including javelin (25.15m), shot (8.51m), 1,500m steeplechase (7.21.8), 300m hurdles (55.3) and 200m hurdles (35.9).
Karen Moulding set three veteran lady records in javelin (12.15m), shot (6.45m) and hammer throw (17.46m) whilst fellow veteran athlete Kerry Stainton broke the 3,000m record (11.54.7).
For the veteran men, Allan Johnstone took the 100m record (13.2) and Jason Stainton the 800m (2.19.1) and 400m (61.6).
Three junior athletes also received certificates for reaching nationally recognised Amateur Athletic Association standards in their disciplines.
Under-13 runner Jevon George-Jones reached Grade 3 in 800m (2.25.8) and 1,500m (4.57.8) and George Johnstone was awarded Grade 4 in the under-17 shot (11.59m).
Hannah Reid was awarded Grade 4 in the 800m (2.37.7) and 1,500m (5.28.7).
These are terrific achievements by the three youngsters and bode very well for their futures in athletics.
2014 Louth Athletic Club Junior & Senior Award Winners
Whitegate Trophy for the best junior or senior men’s performance in cross-country: Jason Stainton
Straicroft Trophy for best male or female performance in a road race: Adam Dalton
Veteran’s Tankard for the best performance by a veteran athlete in any discipline: Fiona Lawrie
Best cross country performance by an over-17 lady: Kerry Stainton
Eileen Ballard Cup for the most improved junior, senior or veteran athlete in any discipline: Kevin Wallis
May Lingard Shield for the best cross-country performance by an under-17 girl: Hannah Reid
Louth AC Trophy for the best cross-country performance by an under-17 boy: Jevon George-Jones
Trophy Centre Shield for the best track performance by an under-17 boy: George Johnstone
Louth AC Trophy for the best track performance by an under-17 girl: Natalie Stainton
Louth AC Trophy for the best track performance by an under-20 or senior man: Allan Johnstone and Jason Stainton
Louth AC Trophy for the best track performance by an under-20 or senior lady: Kery Stainton
Wyn Stocks Trophy for the best field performance by a junior girl: Natalie Stainton
Louth AC Trophy for the best field performance by a junior boy: Caleb Stephenson
Louth AC Shield for the best field performance by an under-20, senior or veteran athlete (male or female): Allan Johnstone
Long Distance Cup: Amanda Young and Kevin Houghton
10k Award: Adam Dalton
Most improved under-11 athlete of the year: Freya Plaskitt
Louth AC Trophy for the most improved under-13 or under-15 girl: Hannah Reid
Louth AC Trophy for the most improved under-13 or under-15 boy: Jevon George-Jones
Most improved under-17 athlete of the year: George Johnstone
Sylvester Trophy for senior newcomer: Sean Topham
Louth AC newcomer award: Declan Templeton
Brian Troop Memorial Trophy for under-20 athlete demonstrating best clubmanship: Kieran Jaines
Coaches’ middle-distance trophy: Hannah Reid
Coaches’ sprint trophy: George Johnstone
Endeavour trophy for a female athlete: Alice Langan
Endeavour trophy for a male athlete: Joshua Tarrant
Pete Geeson Cup: Daisy Ireland
Chairperson’s Shield: Helen Cladingbowl and Nicola Jebitt
Duck : Allan Johnstone (for dropping the baton, not once but twice in the 4x400m relay)
Tumbler Award for the best fall: Allan Johnstone