Lancaster & Morecambe Athletics Club News
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Road Runners Training
Held on Ilkley Moor this classic 8.4 km navigational fell race was established in 1985 to commemorate the life of an acclaimed Yorkshire sportsman.
This was to be my first ever marathon at grand old age of 52 although I've run 3 half marathons. I did run marathon distance with Ben Smith (the 401 guy) a few weeks back around Morecambe but this doesn't really count as we had stops for cake and bacon butties! In the run up I hadn't run in 3 weeks because of a niggling calf injury so thought total rest would give me fresh legs for the day.
Six Lancaster and Morecambe athletes took part in the Darwen Heritage Half Marathon on Sunday 3rd April 2016.
The day started with Ben visiting Heysham St. Peters Primary school for a morning assembly, about the 401 challenge, his reasons for doing it and the shear scale of the challenge in numbers such as the length of the day’s marathon being 786 times around their playground and the total mileage for the challenge being over 10,500 miles or Morecambe to Sydney.
Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club runners Carole and David Wilkinson celebrated their 33rd Wedding Anniversary in Paphos, Cyprus.
Lancaster & Morecambe AC Combined Events athletes put their pre-season training to the test, at Manchester Indoor Open Meeting, on Sunday 20th December.
Being a fan of this series of trail races the dirty double was something I’d always wanted to try – but due to other commitments I’ve never been able to fit both in. For those of you who don’t know it consists of a 15K trial race round Helvelyn on the Saturday and the Sunday it’s a 14K. Both race start from Glenridding – but the Sunday one – starts with cruise to the start on opposite side of the lake before basically you run round the southern end of the lake back to Glenridding.
Well done to all the athletes and their parents who were involved in this event both competing and officiating. The full results are attached.
The U17 Women’s event was won by experienced heptathlete, Molly Newton O’Brien. Abigail Routledge took the silver position with a new best distance of 3.65m in the Long Jump.
A rapidly maturing U17 Man Dominic O’Garrow took the trophy with PBs in the Long Jump (5.07m), 200m (27.3), HJ(1.45m) and SP(8m). Newcomer Isaac Weber was a worthy runner up competing in all five events for the first time and recording scores of (4.14m)Long Jump, 200m (24.8), High Jump (1.25m) and Shot Putt (6.47m).
Multi eventer U15 Girl, Grace Wakeman, was in her element taking the trophy with PBs in both the shot(5.22) and the Long Jump (4.34m). Second place went to Hannah Bale who produced a new best distance in the Long Jump (4.34m). Newcomber Candice Craven took the bronze. Laura Wilson demonstrated her all round abilities with PBs in the Shot Putt (4.87), the Long Jump(2.70m) and the 800m (3:05).
The U15 Boy’s category was won by Henry Connelly (PBs in 80mH, SP. LJ, 200). Jack Casson took the silver spot with a new best distance in the Long Jump. Other PBs were achieved by E Elliott (80mH, SP, LJ, 200),
Temi Mustapha (PBs in 70mH, HJ, LJ, 80m) took the U13Girls’ trophy. Eleven year old Holly Halton took the silver with new best times in the 70mH, SP. HJ, LJ,80m. Other PBs were achieved by F Burgess (70mH, SP, HJ, LJ,), S Parkinson (70mH, SP, HJ, LJ, 80m), H Satterly (70mH, SP, HJ, 80m), L Elliott (70mH, SP, HJ, LJ, 80m), M Hinnigan (70mH, HJ, 80m), L Sim (70mH, SP, HJ, LJ, 80m), A Bennett, E Collins (70mH, SP, LJ,), M Wilson (70mH, 800m), E Grogan (70mH, SP, LJ) &
M Stoiner (SP, HJ, LJ).
Pavle Visak (PBs in 75mH, SP, HJ, LJ) should be pleased with his win in a very competitive U13 boys’ event. Not competing in the hurdles relegated Jack Tipler to the silver medal position, nevertheless he achieved PBs in SP, HJ & LJ. Other PBs were achieved by J Garwood (75mH, SP, HJ, LJ), E Gill (75mH, SP, HJ), J Newton (75mH, 800), O Stanley (75mH, SP, HJ), T Dowthwaite (SP, LJ) , W McGhie (75mH, SP, 800), A Blessington (SP, LJ) & F Weber (LJ, 800).
A hard working Kirsty Maher (PB in LJ) won the U11 Girl’s competition. Despite an outstanding cricket ball throw Emily Sim had to settle for the silver with PBs in the Long Jump & 80m. L Routledge (LJ, 80), T Cooper (LJ, 80), M Crawford (LJ, 80), M Brayshaw (LJ), C Haines (LJ) & K Burgess (LJ) all recorded PBs.
Charlie Marshall (PB in LJ) won the U11 boys. Also producing PBs were A Honeysett (LJ), R Maher (LJ), G Weber (LJ), J Grogan (LJ), J Preston (LJ), S Freeman (LJ), J Halbard (LJ), A Preston (LJ), C Barker (LJ) & Z Earnshaw (LJ).
To celebrate the 50 years we also held a 50 lap event round the athletic track. Club members signed up to run on lap at a time (some ran with a friend) and a gold batton was carried. We started with one of our younger members and to finish all club members who were present returned to the track for the 50th lap with one of our founder members Arnold Bibby. A video of this can be seen on our facebook page.
Finally the seniors members took part in our club championship race The Lancaster Races Series 5K. 1st male for club was William Onek in 15.55 while 1st lady was Jayne Perry who came home in 19.05. A full list of results can be found here