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Early season roundup!

Updated: May 22, 2023

It's been a busy few weeks of action for Loughton athletes.


Vicky, Nick and Laura ran London - while at the other end of the distance spectrum the LAC teams headed to their first league athletics matches of the season.


Successful start to the Eastern Masters League


First up were the Masters - with James and Barbara respectively making a welcome LAC debut and LAC return in the 60+ category.


Pick of the bunch was Zoe, who ran a gutsy PB of 11:14.0 in the 3000m, leading from gun to tape. Mel, Anne, Ali and Mary also secured wins in their events, and the 4x100 relay team triumphed in the final event of the evening.



The men finished in a solid 3rd and will be looking to build on that at next month's match in Southend, while the women topped the results and will look to maintain their good start. Results


Unto the Fields...


It was back to cross-country on Tuesday 16 May, when LAC hosted its popular 'Unto the Fields' fixture against friends from local clubs.


A field of 80+ adults, 20 U15/17s and 75 U11/13s took to the course to enjoy a fine spring evening of distance running. Eton Manor took the honours in both the men's and women's team standings, while a strong Woodford Green contingent swept the board in the U11/13 races.


Huge thanks to everyone from LAC who marshalled, set the course, officiated, baked cakes, compiled results and assisted in any other way. Teamwork makes the dream work...!



Welcome return to the SAL for LAC


LAC are delighted to be joining local friends Orion in a composite team at the Southern Athletics League this summer.


The first match of the season at sunny Braintree saw the combined team provisionally finish in a solid third position.



U17s and U20s in particular equipped themselves very well on their debut against older competition, with Lizzie, Lottie, Mia, Calum and Gabriel all notching up good performances - and crucial points - in their events.


The Masters (Zoe, James, Jon and Mary) provided good support against younger opponents!


Orion's athletes can always be relied on to bring their best, and so it proved at Braintree. We look forward to competing with them again at the next match.


Thank you to our officials, Ben, Doug and Catherine, for bringing their expertise and making the competition possible.



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