Lancaster and Morecambe runners take on Trimpell and Garstang races

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It was a busy weekend for Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club runners with two local events to choose from.

At the Garstang Gallop seven-mile race the club was well represented.

First back was Jayne Perry who ran 48m.34 to take second with Louise Goddard first veteran 45 in 50m.39.

Christina McGuire ran well in 53m.39 just pipping Steve Perry, 53m.40, to the line. David Wilkinson ran 54m.59 and was followed by wife Carole in 58m.34.

Other finishers were George Parrington 58m.46, Richard Holden 1h.01.28 and Emma Holden 1h.02.53.

The Trimpell 20-mile race organised by Lancaster Race Series has established itself as a popular warm-up event for spring marathons.

There were 530 finishers this year and with Border Harrier Julian Hatcher winning in 1h.53.49.

First Lancaster and Morecambe runner was Henry Chan who took sixth in 1h.59.32.

In next was John Carr in 2h.11.36 for 25th, followed by John Spooner in 2h.38.31.

Other finishers were Phil Hudd 2h.41.51, Alison Roberts 2h.57.53, Peter Sariwee 3h.00.41, Gill Hamilton 3h.11.10 and Karen Cooper 3h.12.44.

On Sunday Lancaster and Morecambe AC youngsters travelled to Blackpool.

In the under 11s Year 5 athlete Alanna Smith produced personal bests in both the 80m and the long jump.

In the under 13s Macy Evans competed in the long jump, shot and 1,200m, Holly Halton the 70m hurdles, 80m and long jump, Madison Cravan the long jump and 1,200m and Thomas Douthwaite the 80m and 200m.

Year 7 athletes Amy Bennett, 80m, and Freya Burgess, 200m, posted personal bests while Erin Moffatt put down early season makers in the 200m and long jump.

In the U15 age group Tilly Percy recorded a new PB in the long jump with Imogen Graham doing likewise in the 100m.

Under 15 boy Jack Casson recorded 7.28m in the shot, set a PB in the long jump and won his first 1,500m.

Niall Graham and Lee Calvert showed some early season speed in the 400m and 800m.