Athletics: Superb Sears comes home first for club on Father’s Day

Salt Ayre athletics track.
Salt Ayre athletics track.

Lancaster and Morecambe AC’s road runners have enjoyed a busy and successful few weeks of racing.

At the Father’s Day 10k in Lancaster first back for the club was Jon Sear, running strongly to finish in 40m.52, well up the field in 12th position.

Following Jon was Ben Winterburn running a good time of 43m.11.

Linda Stapleton finished in 1h.08.35 and Evelyn Elkington ran well for first veteran 75 place in 1h.12.34.

Lauren Gora made light work of the undulating Hawkshead 10k near Ambleside, running a super time of 41m.41 to take third place in the women’s race and finishing 38th 

In next was Michael Roy in 42m.28 finishing 45th and Michelle Peters in 1h.01.26.

In the second race in the Lancaster Saturday night 5k series David Brown took sixth place with a great effort of 15m.57.

Chris Pyle was next in 24th with a fine run of 17m.35 and just five seconds behind in 26th was William Pyle.

Hannah Bateson ran strongly to take second place in the women’s race and 34th overall finishing in 18m.25, followed by Jayne Perry who was first veteran 35 with a good time of 20m.02 and Steve Perry finishing in 21m.11.

n The popular Lancaster 10k road race takes place on Wednesday, July 20, starting at 7.30pm from Lancaster and Morecambe College.

The entry fee is £10 for runners already in running clubs (attached) and £12 for non-attached, with an additional £2 fee for entries on the evening of the race. There will be prizes for the first three men and three women. Enter online at or email