Alex’s Newspaper Report
There were a good number of athletics events on last week but there were only a few Wesham members out taking part. With the start of spring in the air preparations are being made for this year’s Inter Club series with the first fixture hosted by Blackpool in Stanley Park on Wednesday 5th April.
The Mother’s Day 10k was staged a day early on on Saturday in Lancaster on the old railway track to the Morecambe triangle and Mick Edge finished 24th in 43:05 to come in 1st M60. Carmel Sullivan was 4th woman and 31st overall in 44:35 to claim 1st W55. Both Mick and Carmel ran their best times this year so far.
Julie Paton and Anne Berry ran the Leighton Hall AONB Trail Half Marathon with 1971ft ascent on a figure of eight route around Silverdale and the flanks of Arnside Knot on a good day for running on Saturday. Julie finished 76th and 22nd woman in 2:54:58, 11th W40. Anne was 81st overall and 26th woman in 2:56:22, placing 2nd W60.
Paul Carter travelled to warmer climes last week and completed the Cyprus Marathon, running 5:39:37 for 264th place. He has now run well over 30 marathons and still revelling the experience.Continue reading