Rosie Johnson in action at Witton Park

Only for the brave

The Witton Park cross country course is difficult at the best of times but in ferocious weather conditions that changed even during races it was one decidedly only `only for the brave’. Nevertheless the Liverpool Pembroke Sefton club provided a clutch of runners that faced the challenge, notably Junior Rosie Johnson, who took on some […]

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Catrina Thomas(27), Philppa Stone(30), Mollie Williams(28) and Rosie Johnson(29)

Rosie second in Ireland, Danny first at Sheffield

Rosie Johnson, Liverpool Pembroke Sefton`s cross country star, was selected to run for the North of England in Antrim, Northern Ireland in an Under 20 race. She went out hard and could not hold colleague Mollie Williams but in an exciting finish secured a well deserved second spot. Results Meanwhile a group of LPS athletes […]

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U17W (silver medal) L-R Morag Molyneux, Flossie Dickinson, Anna Hulme, Charlotte Mawdsley

Dan and Rosie conquer the mud to take county titles

The Merseyside contingent of Liverpool Pembroke Sefton were at a very muddy Arrowe Park for the County Cross Country Championships. Dan Slater continued his amazing form in the Under 17 men`s race. After a drawn out battle with local rival Ford of Liverpool Harriers his superior strength came into play and he surged away to […]

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Dan Slater on his way to a fast time at Ormskirk

Festive Fives!

For endurance runners the festive season is far from an opportunity to simply indulge as New Year cross country championships immediately follow. In preparation Liverpool Pembroke Sefton athletes were singly or collectively churning out the miles on the road or on the steep slopes of Beacon Country Park. There were, however, a scattering of 5K […]

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Good times from Jonathan and Jack

Saturday saw LPS’s Jonathon Bride make an early start to take part in the Ormskirk 5km Park Run at Edge Hill. Going with the pace from the start, Jonathon maintained contact with the leading group and, despite helping a first-time runner take the right direction, managed to come home 2nd in a new pb of […]

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Superb performance from James Loftus

The final Liverpool and District League cross country match was held over a decidedly miserable and wet course at Stadt Moers Park, Whiston. Course organisers were probably predicting a poor turn out but in the event it was even worse than anticipated with the field halving from its usually fairly healthy numbers to a depressing […]

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Here and There

Lauren Lewis made the long trip to Sheffield to compete in their open meeting. The U15 topped the Long Jump group with a good 4.98m and ran the 60m in 8.26. * Travelling even further Adam Jones(20) and Ryan Treanor (55) represented their school Ormskirk in the English Schools Cup at Bedford. The team was […]

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Mark Wynne

Sefton Park Report

Liverpool’s Sefton Park was once again the venue for the British Athletics Cross Chalenge incorporating the European trials and attracting the best in the country. The weather was unhelpful as the normally fast course was churned up in mud particularly for later competitors. The best Liverpool Pembroke Sefton result probably came from Rosie Johnson in […]

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Adam Jones

Adam continues his cross country journey

The English Schools Cross Country Cup series went to Bolton for the North West Finals. In the Intermediate Boys race the exuberant Adam Jones was always on hand and collected an excellent fourth spot. He helped Ormskirk School to finish second overall and qualify for the Grand Final at Bedford in December. Coach John McCarten […]

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Ken Beisty

Jim `Kenny’ Beisty

Kenny Beisty aged 81 has died at his home in Newcastle, New South Wales. He managed to be¬†both a normal and extraordinary¬†man who grew up in a relatively impoverished area of Bootle. Inspired by the exploits of Emil Zatopek, Olympic gold medallist, he found his way to the Liverpool Pembroke club in 1952 and thereafter, […]

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