Athletics: Runners take to roads over Christmas and New Year

Athletics.
Athletics.

Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club runners took advantage of the festive season to enjoy some local road races and work off the Christmas excess.

At the Longridge Christmas Pudding 7-mile road race first Lancaster runner was Nick Higham, earning his pudding on the tough course with a strong run of 53 minutes and 47 seconds.

In next was David Wilkinson with a good effort of one hour dead and not far behind was David’s wife Carole, also running well in 1h.03.51.

There were a good number of athletes at Rudolf’s Red Nose race in Blackpool with several winning their age category.

First back was Louise Goddard with an excellent run of 36m.35 earning her first veteran 45 place and 28th overall.

Next was Jayne Perry with a super run of 38m.20 in 37th position and next was Ian Bailey with a good run of 39m.27.

Shannon Perry was first under 20 runner with a great run of 41m.16, finishing with her grandfather Steve Perry.

The Holden family completed the Lancaster team. Under 20 athlete Emma ran well in 43m.58, with Richard and Sarah finishing together in 46m.31 with Sarah taking first veteran 35 place.

Four keen club runners took part in the Boxing Day 10k in Leyland.

Russell Wareing finished in a fine time of 45m.48 with Emily Stapleton next in 48m.57.

Linda Stapleton took first veteran 65 place with a great run of 1h.01.05 and not to be outdone was Linda’s husband Richard who was also first in his age category, taking the veteran 70 prize in 1h.07.30.