Race Report – Lincolnshire Cross Country County Championships Biscathorpe, Louth Sunday 10 January 2016, by Sean Topham

Louth Athletic Club’s runners finished the Lincolnshire Cross Country County Championships with three hard-earned team golds last Sunday.
Louth hosted the county event on a new course at Biscathorpe where athletes were faced with with challenging hills, woodland trails, thick mud and ice-cold river crossings.
Louth won team gold medals in the veteran women, under-13 boys and veteran men age groups.
They also won team bronze in the under-13 girls’ race, took third and fourth place with their B and C teams in the veteran women’s category and bronze in the senior men’s race.
Lucas George-Jones won gold and Caleb Stephenson bronze in the under-13 boys’ race and Hannah Reid was third in the under-13 girl’s race,
Twins Evie and Ellie Odlin joined Hannah in bringing home the points in the girl’s race and Kieron Byrne in the boys’.
Also running well for Louth AC in the under-13’s races were Freya Plaskitt, Matthew Spenlove and Tom Miller.
James Larder took silver in the under-17 boys’ race, Natalie Stainton won bronze in the under-20 women’s event and Josh Tarrant was sixth in the under-15 boy’s competition.
Joe Wood, Adam Dalton and Kevin Houghton all had good runs in the senior men’s race and Nick Marsh won bronze in the veteran men’s event with Paul Jackson and Kevin Wallis finishing fourth and seventh to seal the team victory.
Kerry Stainton took silver in the veteran women’s race with Kerry Drewery and Trudy Roberts finishing fourth and fifth to win team gold in this event.
In the Louth AC B team, it was Christ Giles (8th), Lynda Dalton (11th) and Lisa Harkess (13th) bringing home the points.
Thanks to all the volunteers who braved the cold to help the race run smoothly.
* Interested in taking up running in the New Year? The club has plenty of people on hand to help you on your way. Visit www.louth-ac.org.uk for details.

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