First back for the club was Raymond Edgar, flying round in an impressive time of 33m.36 and finishing fourth out of 480 runners. In next was Patrick Corbett in 78th with a good effort of 42m.04. Louise Goddard was first woman back for the club and third veteran 35, with an excellent run of 44m.22. Louise was backed up by team mates Chris McGuire running well in 47m.59 and Emily Stapleton in 48m.32. Evelyn Elkington was first veteran 80 with a super effort of 1h.09.43. Other finishers: Andrew McCracken 42m.48, Angus Murray 43m.24, Russell Wareing 44m.35, Ben Ransome 48m.44, Helena Lewis 50m.29, Katherine Lewis 54m.32, Bill Gardner 55m.28, Dawn McCracken 55m.30, Lisa Preston 56m.48, Sandra Ashton 1h.03.20 and Linda Stapleton 1h.03.46.
At the Lancaster 3-1-5 Health Club Winter Series 5km Raymond Edgar was back in action once again, this time taking the win with a fantastic solo effort of 16m.08. In second place overall and first female was Carolyne Baxter running strongly to finish in 18m.10 and next was Jayne Perry running well to take fourth place and second female in 20m.34.
The Hunters 10k in Preston attracted over 300 runners and first Lancaster runner was Angus Murray, with an excellent effort of 42m.39 placing him 56th overall. Emily Stapleton was next with a fine run of 49m.11 to finish 123rd, followed by Carole Wilkinson with a good run of 51m.29. Other finishers: Bill Gardner 52m.15, Linda Stapleton 1h.04.17.
At the Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k Angus Murray was back in action and was again first back for the club, running strongly in 44m.55 to finish 103rd out of over 500 finishers. Angus was backed up by Russell Wareing running well in 45m.38 and Steve Perry with a good run of 46m.09. Carole Wilkinson ran 54m.08, with Evelyn Elkington putting in a great effort of 1h.11.56 to finish second veteran 75 plus.
At the latest in the 3-1-5 Health Club Winter Series 5km Mark Leadbetter finished strongly to claim third place with a good time of 17m.12. In next was Jayne Perry, winning the women’s race and finishing ninth overall with an excellent effort of 20m.29. Karen Davies ran well in 35m.14 to finish in 28th place.
Romantic runners enjoyed the Lancaster Valentine’s Weekend 10k Duet races, with each finisher receiving a flower for their efforts. On Saturday Chris Pyle finished well up the field, taking fifth place with a great run of 37m.04. Sarah Cook also ran well in 55m.39 to finish 43rd. On Sunday first back for Lancaster was Ade Goddard finishing 27th with a fine run of 44m.35 in extremely gusty conditions, followed by Louise Goddard just four places behind in 45m.09. Husband and wife Bernard and Evelyn Elkington were rewarded for their efforts in the tough conditions as both claimed first veteran 80 prize, with Evelyn running a superb 1h.07.20 and Bernard a fantastic 1h.14.40. Other finishers: Michele Macrelli 1h.00.08, Mark Houghton 1h.20.13.
There was just one runner from Lancaster & Morecambe at the Great North West Half Marathon in Blackpool, with Steve Perry running well to post a great time of 1h.38.51 and finish 204th overall out of almost 1000 finishers.
The Stanley Park 10km weekend in Blackpool saw some brilliant performances by Lancaster runners. In Saturday’s race Katherine Cousins led the way for the club, winning the women’s race with a superb run of 39m.08 placing her well up the field in 15th position out of over 300 finishers. In next was Steve Perry, finishing well in 46m.40, followed by Charlie Satterly with a good effort of 52m.29. Carole Wilkinson claimed first veteran 55 place with a strong run of 52m.45 and David Wilkinson was next in 54m.28. In Sunday’s race Louise Wareing ran a good time of 49m.04 to finish inside the top 100, with Russell Wareing running well in 51m.27.