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Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club celebrates double marathon success

Robin Sharp and Steve Perry who competed in the London Marathon on Sunday

Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club members are celebrating double marathon success.

The club had members competing in two of the UK's best known marathons over the weekend - with six taking part in the London Marathon and three in the Chester Marathon on Sunday.

The quickest times for each was 3:43:34 by club president Steve Perry in London and 2:40:07 by Mark Leadbetter in Chester.

The club's London marathon timings were:

Steve Perry (3:43:34)

Robin Sharp (3:58:58)

Zoe Lock (4:40:06)

Liz Smith, pictured below (4:45:09)

Steve Walsh (4:55:04)

Helena Lewis (5:02:08)


Chester Marathon timings:

Mark Leadbetter (2:40:07)

Mary Hall (3:19:16)

Alan Wyllie (4:07:38)


Robin Sharp competed in the London marathon for the first time and was taking part to raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis UK.

The club also have “outstanding members” who have represented them outside of marathons.

Michael Roy has been running every day since 2019 and has raised lots of money for many local charities.

The club’s top competitor for the Chester marathon, Mark has qualified to be part of the V40-44 group for the 2023 England 10k Masters.

David Walker, another member of Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club (LMAC) has competed at the 2022 version of this for the V60-64 group in Bristol and has qualified again for this year.

Charlie Satterley, club website and social media administrator, said: "We’ve got our festive 4k run on December 28, which is sponsored by Beyond Radio.

"Before lockdown, we started doing ‘power of 5k’ – it’s done by the cycle track at Salt Ayre on a fast flat course. It brings about 16 to 20 people in each race and it’s roughly every five weeks.”

The LMAC will be involved in the Lancaster International Youth Games next year “behind the scenes” and have Road Running Club Championship events on October 23 at Green Drive 5 in Lytham and November 13 for the final race, the Windmill 10k in St Anne’s.

"We’re a very diverse club, people think it’s just for speed merchants but it’s not at all," said Charlie.

"We’ve got fast, medium and slower groups and structure programmes.

“We’re a very friendly group as well and we try to do at least one social event a year amongst all the seniors.”

Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club is currently open for reduced, mid-season membership.

There is a waiting list for the juniors, as for prospective senior members, it will be an immediate membership.

For more information on the club, visit their website.

Related Story: Morecambe and Lancaster runners take part in London Marathon - Beyond Radio

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