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Successful month for Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club runners

Mark Leadbeatter at the Trimpell 20 mile race.

Here are the latest results for Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club.

The first weekend of the month saw the third edition of the Mid Lancs Cross Country race this calendar year.

March’s meeting, which as ever featured dozens of LMAC runners in several age categories, was in Skelmersdale, and the LMAC results are as follows - there were many who finished high in the rankings :


Under 11 Girls:

Scarlett Gora 6th


Under 11 Boys:

William Gardner 27th


Under 13 Girls:

Alice Briffett 23rd

Olivia Hemingway 29th


Under 13 Boys - 3rd:

Robin Lee 11th

Elijah O’Neill 16th

Arthur Dickinson 17th


Under 15 Girls:

Alice Lupton 9th


Under 15 Boys:

Ben Brassington 2nd


Under 17 Women - 2nd:

Isabelle Murphy 3rd

Annie Dickinson 8th

Erin Gillan 10th


Under 17 Men - 1st:

James Brassington 1st

Jack Eccles 4th

Joe Brownsmith 10th

Ronan Maher 12th


Senior Women - 3rd, 1st V35 team:

Lauren Gora 8th (2nd V40)

Christine Maguire 24th (1st V60)

Miriam Maher 35th (4th V50)


Senior Men:

Mark Holgate 10th (1st V50)

Raymond Edgar 14th

Matt Guilder 45th

Graham Hodgson 61st

Chris O’Neil 67th


The New Longton 10K took place on March 3 - here are LMAC’s results for that event:


Graham Dent 40.59

Rob Clayton 43.04

Clive Gregory 47.49

David Wilkinson 49.03

Mark Simmill 49.59

Miriam Maher 50.26

Carole Wilkinson 52.38

Elaine Simmill 58.84


A bit closer to home, the Trimpell 20 mile run took place on March 10.

Two LMAC runners completed the race: Mark Leadbeatter and Nicola Barnes recorded times of 2.06.59 and 3.56.13 respectively.

The Garstang 10K Gallop on March 17 had a big LMAC turnout - here are the results:


Gary Atkinson 48.36

Ben Ransome 53.02

Christina McGuire 54.39

Alice Davies 56.52

Miriam Maher 59.23

Gurb Dhillon 1.08.42

Steve Perry 1.08.42

Billy Gardner 1.12.24


There were three LMAC runners in the Liverpool Half Marathon on the same day.

Mark and Elaine Simmill finished with times of 1.59.45 and 2.13.43, while Mikes Roy recorded a time of 1.31.40, which is very impressive as he had suffered an injury for some time before the half marathon.

Later in the month, Matthew McVey ran the Carlisle Half Marathon on in 1.31.31, Mikes Roy ran the Wilmslow Half Marathon in 1.39.57 and Christine Perry finished the Caldervale Two Mile Fun Run in 21.20.

Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club chairman Alan Wyllie ran the Rome Marathon in four hours and 26 minutes on March 17.

Also in Caldervale, on Good Friday, there was a 10 mile run - here’s how LMAC’s members got on in that:


Gary Atkinson 1.18.19

Carole Wilkinson 1.33.22

Kay Schiller 1.44.36

Ully Kritzler 1.44.39

Gurb Dhillon 1.48.01

Catherine Douglas 1.48.02


The Salford 10K Road Race also took place on March 29:


Beau Smith 34.05

Raymond Edgar 34.47

Mark Leadbeatter 35.50

Mark Holgate 36.26


April is a big month for Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club, with the Three Bridges race, an original club event, on Sunday, April 14.

It starts at the LMAC clubhouse on Salt Ayre’s athletics track, then up the cycleway to the Millennium Bridge, over the bridge and onto the cycleway heading up to Halton.

From there, the participants will go up the steps at the aqueduct, across the aqueduct, down Halton Road, over Skerton Bridge, back onto the cycleway and back to the clubhouse at Salt Ayre.

Online entries for the race, priced at £14 for club members and £16 for non-members excluding booking fee, are open until Wednesday.

To find out more information about the race and book online, click here.

On-the-day entries are £3 extra.

Hear from Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club secretary Angus Murray on the Saturday Sport Show on Beyond Radio this Saturday from 9am to find out more about the race.

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