Athletics: Family affair for Lancaster and Morecambe club


Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club runners have been out and about at various road races.

The Blue Light five-mile road race in Bispham saw three members of the Perry family taking part.

Jayne Perry was first back in 37 minutes and nine seconds followed by Jayne’s niece Shannon, with the youngster running 40m.43, just pipping her grandfather Steve to the line by one second.

At the Hawkshead 10k near Ambleside Alan Clement was the first Lancaster runner in 46m.26, closely followed by Michael Roy in 47m.01 and Chris McGuire in 47m.22.

Phil Lowery continued his good form at the classic Freckleton half marathon, finishing ninth overall out of more than 600 runners, taking first veteran 50 prize with a solid effort of one hour, 18 minutes and 39 seconds.

In next was Lee Watson in 2h.03.31, followed by Paul James in 2h.10.42 and Lisa Preston in 2h.17.22.

The Pilling Elletson Arms 10k saw David Brown run a strong race to finish second with a time of 36m.11.

Liz Hickingbottom ran well in 48m.15, with Bill Gardner one second behind and David Winkfield finishing in 54m.03.

The Lancaster Saturday night 5k series saw a good turnout and first back was William Onek, running an excellent 16m.42 to finish ninth for the home club.

Calvin Routledge ran well in 18m.04 to finish 28th and Gareth Richardson was next with a fine run of 18m.45.

First female for the club was Jayne Perry with a great run of 21m.05 with Alex Mounsey close behind in 21m.13.

The other finishers were Jon Sear 18m.51, Simon Mounsey 18m.54, David Wilkinson 20m.50, Bill Gardner 22m.47, Liz Hickingbottom 22m.48, Carole Wilkinson 22m.57, George Parrington 22m.59, Clare Edgar 24m.02 and Alex Rizenko 36m.14.