There were 2 competitions on Saturday 30th September 2017 with 15 members in action; 4 seniors at the Lincolnshire Wolds Tough Ten and 3 seniors the Boston Parkrun; 8 junior members competed at The Annual Denis Lumbard Memorial Grimsby Harriers Open Track and Field match held at King George V stadium, Grimsby.

Boston Parkrun

James McNamee goes from strength to strength!

There were 124 runners at the weekly free 5Km timed run. James McNamee has continued his winning ways with another 1st place in a new parkrun PB of 18 mins 12 secs.  Denzil Phillips a first timer at Boston on his 4th parkrun 35th in 25 mins 44 secs and Lindsey Phillips also a first timer at Boston on her 3rd parkrun came 58th in 28 mins 51 secs.

35th Lincolnshire Wolds Tough Ten

2 first places in the female Veteran age category!

This event was hosted for the first time by Caistor Running Club. There were 183 competitors taking on the testing course; the weather conditions with a slight breeze at the start of the race giving way into warm sunshine.






The 3 drink stations were most welcomed! Kevin Wallis was the first member home in 41st in 1hr 11 mins 2 secs.  Kerry Stainton ran a superb race finishing 54th overall and 1st in the Female Veteran 45 age category in an excellent time of 1 hour 14 mins 2 secs, just outside her PB.   Mick Dean finished 99th in 1 hour 22 mins 44 secs.  The final member over the line was Betty Gash finishing 123rd and 1st in the Female 55 age category in a new Veteran 10 mile PB of 1 hour 26 mins 12 secs.

Grimsby Harriers Denis Lumbard Memorial Open Track and Field match

5 trophies won and 5 PBs achieved!

8 junior members attended this popular end of season Athletics meeting.

Under 15 Boys – It was a one two for Caleb Stephenson and Lloyd Buck in the 1500m. Caleb stepping up from 800m to 1500m ran a fantastic race to win in  4 min 41.7 knocking over a minute of his previous PB.  Lloyd ran a good race also finishing under the 5 minute barrier in 4 min 55.3.

Under 15 Girls – Hannah Reid came 3rd in the 1500m, in a very close finish .2 of a second from 2nd place, in a season best time of 5 min 10.4.  In the same 1500m race Freya Plaskitt came 4th with a new PB by 6 seconds in an excellent time of 5 min 29 secs.   Kandi Austin competed well to finish 8th in the 100m in 16.6 secs and 4th Long Jump 3.36.

Under 13 Girls – Evie Brooks had a good competition in the Long Jump finishing 11th in a new PB by 6 cms to 3.38 and 8th in the Shot Putt at 5.31.  Evie also competed in a mixed club 4 x 100m relay which clocked a time of 63.1 secs.

Under 11 Boys – 9 year old Oliver Brooks had an excellent day of athletics. He ran a competitive race in the 600m with a strong finish and achieving a well-deserved PB by 6 seconds in 7th place with 2 min 15.8 secs.  In the 80m Heat 1 finished 5th in a new PB 13.3 secs and 9th in the whizzer to throw 19 metres 18 cms.

Under 9 Girls – 1st and 3rd places for Ava Rhodes.  Ava ran a fantastic race to win the 80m final in 14.8 secs in a tight finish as 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed runners all ran the same time of 14.9 secs.  Ava came 3rd in a one lap run with a brilliant time of 1 min 28.9 secs.

Louth AC members are looking forward to the cross country season with the Tennyson 8 and Cleethorpes AC Beach run on Sunday 8th October 2017 and the Lincolnshire League first race on Sunday 29th October 2017.