Report from Ian Broadbent
I’m doing a half marathon a month for the remainder of the year and entered this one thinking it would be a typical breezy wet Morecambe day but it turned out to about 26c for most of the race. There were only 140 finishers and judging by the non collected numbers a lot decided not to run.
The council work on the prom had overrun so there was a last minute change of route, 2 longish Laps and one smaller one all along the promenade. Well marshaled with lots of support on route I decided to plod given the heat and finished in a slow 1:59:23 but I was 40/140 so pretty pleased given the conditions. This is part of a wider series around Lancaster and Morecambe, bag of sandwiches and chocolate and a technical t shirt at the finish with plenty of water en route. Only real downside is the promenade is still open so there was a bit of dodging of people oblivious to the fact a race was going on. Obviously didn’t put enough cream on as I looked a bit like an arsenal kit when I took my vest off!
First male Joe Kenny, Helm Hill Runners in 1:19:30, first female Victoria Mousley, Blackburn in 1:31:58, for Otley Ac Ian Broadbent in 1:59:23
Full results here