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Successful start to 2023 for Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club

LMAC members at the Garstang 10K

Several Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club members have been involved in races throughout January.

It was the Garstang 10K on January 8, with 13 Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club (LMAC) members taking part, with Andrew Firkins finishing first with 42.05:

Andrew Firkins 42.05

Alan Sumner 43.32

Rob Clayton 45.55

David Wilkinson 50.29

Steve Walsh 55.06 (1st male veteran 70)

Christina McGuire 48.31 (1st female veteran 60)

Emily Stapleton 50.53

Miriam Maher 54.06

Carole Wilkinson 51.56

Zoe Lock 53.24

Christine Perry 59.06 (1st female veteran 65)

Catherine Douglas 1.02.30

Gubakish Dillon 1.02.31


Two runners from LMAC took part in the Inskip half marathon on January 21 and had very similar finishing times. Zoe Lock and Steve Perry completed it in 1.54.33 and 1.54.35 respectively.

In the Rivington Trail Race, a 6.6 mile competition held at night, there were 500 finishers overall and Rob Clayton, Zoe Lock and Steve Perry represented LMAC:

371 Rob Clayton 1.27.24

372 Zoe Lock 1.27.24

376 Steve Perry 1.26.38


In the St Anne’s 10 mile race on January 29, Andrew Firkins again finished highest out of the LMAC members, with Rob Clayton, Zoe Lock and Steve Perry also taking part.

40th:Andy Firkins 1.12.28

59th: Rob Clayton 1.15.13

128th: Zoe Lock 1.28.41

129th: Steve Perry 1.28.41

Steve Perry, Zoe Lock, Rob Clayton and Andy Firkins are pictured below.

The Morecambe Festival of Running was January 29 and attracts people from all over the local area, and many LMAC runners were competing. In the 10m, Mikes Roy, who had been running for coming up to 1,500 days for charity, finished top of the LMAC members with a time of 1.09.28.

Mikes Roy 1.09.28

Christian Remy 1.19.19

Nicola Barnes 1.35.34

Steve Walsh 1.35.35


Three LMAC runners ran the 10K at the festival as well:

Edie Shemit 47.52

Elaine Simmil 1.00.10

Maureen Roberts 1.15.50


For more information on recent races and info on how to join see the website.

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