Louth Athletic Club
Wolds Dash – Race 1
THERE was a great turnout of county runners at Hubbards Hills on Wednesday for the first race in the Louth Athletic Club 2015 Wolds Dash series.
With near perfect conditions for racing, a field of 111 senior and veteran men and women kicked off the evening with a 7,137 metre run following a hilly loop of a course from Hubbards Hills past Hallington and back.
Last year’s series winner, Louth AC’s Adam Dalton, comfortably took the senior men’s race in 24.34, with team mates Joe Wood in second (26.15) and Mark Atkinson third (26.27).
Louth AC’s Kerry Stainton was the first veteran woman to finish in 31.18 with fellow club runners Debbie Simpson second (33.11) and Trudy Roberts third (33.45).
Helen Robinson, of Wolds Vets, won the senior women’s race in 32.28 and Louth AC’s Nick Marsh was first veteran man in 25.45.
In the junior races, which range from 1,200m to 4,230 metres, Grimsby Harrier Adam Ewing and Mablethorpe’s Emily Whiffing won the closely fought under-nine’s races.
Grimsby also had a winner in the under-11s with Charlie Burrell taking first place in the boys’ event and Ella Greenway of Cleethorpes AC winning for the girls.
Louth AC’s Lucas George-Jones won in the under-13 boys’ and Molly-Anne Welton from City of Sheffield AC was first in the under-13 girls’ event.
Jevon George-Jones was first for Louth in the under-15 boys’ race and Grimsby’s Emily Barratt won for the girls.
Thanks to all the runners and clubs who took part and to all the volunteers who supported the event.
Full results can be found at www.louth-ac.org.uk.
Race two is on Wednesday 10 June (11,685m), race three is on 8 July (11,875m), race four on 12 August (10,155m) and race five, the club’s Mayor’s Trophy handicap race, is on 2 September (7,137m).
Louth AC has members of all abilities from the occasional jogger to the competing athlete.
New members welcome, just pop along to a training evening, visit www.louth-ac.org.uk for more details or follow us on Facebook.
PHOTOS: By Graham Stephenson
The start of the senior and veteran men and women’s races – winner Adam Dalton pictured in the lead on the far left.
The start of the junior races.