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The Trimpell 20 mile road race attracted almost 400 runners last weekend, with many using the race as ideal preparation for a spring marathon.

The race changed venue this year to start and finish at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, but used mostly the same scenic and flat course, which takes the athletes on the cycle track up to the Trimpell Club and then out to Caton and back.

The runners enjoyed sunny conditions, but there was a strong headwind in some places, especially at the finish on the athletic track.

At the front end of the race, there was a small group together for the first three miles, before Michael Aspinall of Tipton Harriers made a decisive move to up the pace. Michael stretched out his lead to five minutes by the finish and his impressive performance resulted in a personal best time of 1h.44.56 and his fourth win at the Trimpell 20.

Finishing in second place was Dave Norman of Altrincham & District, in 1h.49.54, clear of Stuart Robinson in third place with 1h.51.39.

First athlete to finish for Lancaster & Morecambe AC was youngster Adam Hulme, who used the race as a training run having never run the distance before. Despite this, Adam ran a fantastic time of 1h.58.12 to finish in sixth place, beating some far more experienced distance runners.

Next back in 20th place was John Carr, with a speedy run of 2h.02.02 showing his London Marathon preparation is well on track. Close behind was Louise Gardner, who is also training for London, taking first female place by a massive 11 minutes with a PB time of 2h.02.21.

Next Lancaster woman was Becky Butterfield, with a superb run rewarding her with a huge personal best time of 2h.31.48, taking eight minutes off her previous best. Following Becky was Laura Morris in 2h.35.40 and this was an excellent effort in her first ever 20 mile run as she builds up for her debut marathon in Blackpool.

Other local finishers: Mark Chippendale 2h.05.23, Tom Robertshaw 2h.14.51, Andrew Webster 2h.37.07, Louise Goddard 2h.38.21, Lesley English 2h.44.25, Jason Haddington 2h.45.31 PB of 15 minutes, Jane Bass 2h.45.38, Heather Dixon 2h.52.57, Chris Lawson 2h.55.20, Jose Moura 3h.05.32.

Race organiser Bill Gardner would like to thank everyone who helped to make the race a success, especially Tony Jewitt who was up at 5.30am to help Bill put out the course and then was back bike collecting the course in quite a long day!

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