Athletics: Busy month for Lancaster and Morecambe club runners

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Runners from Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club have been busy representing the club on the roads throughout May.

At the Blacksticks Blue 10k race near Preston first finisher for Lancaster was Sean Davis, with a good run of 42m.27 placing him well up the field of 183 runners in 29th place.

Next was Maria Snell, with a great effort of 42m.51 earning her second female prize and finishing 31st overall.

Jim Stewart followed with a fine run of 43m.43, with Sarah Elliott next in 47m.27. Chris McGuire ran well to take first veteran 50 place in 48m.45 and Zoe Hooton finished in 52m.48.

At the JWK Morecambe Half Marathon runners were faced with gale force winds along the promenade to Hest Bank, but just over 100 runners battled their way through the conditions to complete the 13.1 miles.

There was a good turnout of Lancaster runners with the winner of the race the club’s Ho Hin Henry Chan, who won by a clear margin in 1h.19.11.

Not too far behind was Phil Lowery who ran an excellent 1h.21.02 to finish fourth overall and first veteran 50. Also finishing in the top 10 was Luke Ham taking seventh place in 1h.27.54, followed in 10th by John Carr in 1h.29.03.

Other finishers were Jon Sear in 1h.32.28, John Riach in 1h.50.13, Charlie Satterly in 1h.50.48, Helen Catlow in 1h.52.39, Gill Hamilton in 1h.56.03, Karen Cooper in 1h.58.45 and Niamh Lewis in 2h.00.51.

The first race in the Lancaster 5k Saturday night series saw more than 80 runners taking part.

There was a strong turnout from local club runners and first back was Daryl Hayton who took full advantage of the flat, fast course to record a superb time of 15m.56 and finish in second place overall.

Daryl was well backed up by team mates David Brown in sixth with a time of 16m.36 and Calvin Routledge in 16th with a good effort of 18m.01.

First female for the club was Maria Snell with an excellent run of 18m.46 placing her second female overall. Next was Jayne Perry with a good run of 22m.08 and just behind was Alexandra Mounsey in 22m.09.

Other finishers were Mark Leadbetter in 18m.15, James Edwards in 18m.31, Simon Mounsey in 19m.04, Jamie Hardy in 19m.24, Tony Jewitt in 20m.18, David Wilkinson in 20m.36, Angus Murray in 20m.40, Michael Roy in 20m.55, David Dann in 22m.14, George Parrington first veteran 65 in 23m.20, Carole Wilkinson first veteran 50, Laura Gardner in 24m.03, Clare Edgar in 24m.52, Alice Mead in 28m.11, Susan Hodgson in 30m.14, Janet Clayton in 33m.57 and Alex Rizenko in 34m.02.

The next running of the club’s annual mid-week 10k road race is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, at 7.30pm from the track adjacent to the Salt Ayre Sports Centre.

There will be prizes for the first three men and three women, and prizes for each veteran category, from 35 for women and 40 for men with a medal and refreshments for all finishers.

The entry fee is £10 for runners already in running clubs and £12 for non-attached, with an additional £2 fee for entries on the evening of the race.

Enter online at or on or by requesting an entry form from Steve Perry, 10 Parkfield Drive, Lancaster, LA1 4BU or email