It was formed in 1965 through an amalgamation of smaller local clubs, some of whom can be traced back to 1904 and before. It caters for athletes of all ages, from under 10 to over 70, and covers the whole spectrum of athletics, including track and field athletics, road and cross country running, and fell running.
The Club is based at a purpose built clubhouse at the Salt Ayre Sports Complex, located midway between Lancaster and Morecambe. The athletics facility at Salt Ayre is a floodlit, eight lane, national standard athletics track, and provides the Club with some of the best facilities available to any club in the North West of England for training and for track and field competition.
The Club caters for athletes of all ages and abilities, but prides itself in particular on the support it gives to younger athletes (see our section on Juniors). Call down to Salt Ayre on any Tuesday or Thursday night and you will see several groups of keen youngsters training under the supervision of the Club's qualified and CRB checked coaches. Prospective members can join in the training for a few sessions to see how they like it without any obligation to join.
The Club provides a comprehensive level of competition for its athletes. It is affiliated to UK Athletics through the North of England Athletics Association (NoEAA), and is an active member of the Mid Lancashire Track and Field Leagues, and the Northern Track & Field League. It also organises a number of local road races, including the popular Three Bridges 10k in April and the Lancaster and Morecambe 10k road race in July, as well as more informal "Festive 4K" (December).
You may also if you wish use of club house and facilities - please see FAQ for more informartion.