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Kirsty Longley

Jenny and Kirsty sparkle

Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton stars, Jenny Pyatt and Kirsty Longley, had a weekend to remember. Guesting for Liverpool Harriers at a Youth Development League in Preston, Jenny threw the Discus an amazing 45.11m. The 18 year old  immediately leapt into the top 10 UK athletes and third in the Junior lists. Needless to say it […]

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Excellent Endurance Video, a must see

This film was made in 1979 and has interviews with athletes trained by the great coach, Arthur Lydiard. One of these is Jack Foster who gave up cycling in his 30`s and took up running. He was a member of Liverpool Pembroke AC before he left for New Zealand and went on to represent that […]

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Welcome return for Kevin Usher

LPS were at Clarke Gardens for the annual Liverpool and District Cross country championships which date back to 1892. There was a good turn out of members but all eyes were on Kevin Usher who has not competed at this level for over 20 years. At 50 the former class act has certainly not lost […]

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Dan Slater

A medal for courage?

Knowsley Safari Park, venue for the Northern Cross Country Championships, is a troubling terrain at the best of times but rain had churned up sections to challenge the hardiest. Liverpool Pembroke Sefton hopes rested on their Under 17 squad that already had piled up titles this season. The initial uphill charge saw the two Dans, […]

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Kai Finch

Three silvers at Sheffield

Liverpool Pembroke Sefton athletes collected yet another clutch of medals at the Northern Indoor Athletic Championships at Sheffield. Three silvers would be considered an excellent  day`s haul but Senior Danny Higham(400m in 49.50), Under 20 Joe Milton(400m in 49.38) and Under 17 Kai Finch (High Jump with 1.90m) are of such calibre they will go […]

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LPS silver medal winning team, (L-R) Helen Sahgal, Lisa Gawthorne, Vicky Jones, Kirsty Longley

Double Dan Drama

The county cross country championships saw Liverpool Pembroke Sefton once again head in different directions as the Merseyside contingent were competing at a damp Sherdley Park while the Lancastrians were tackling the unforgiving slopes of Witton Park in Blackburn. The club’s Under 17 Men are flourishing and this was demonstrated by double Dan victories. At […]

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LPS Under 11s

Big turn out of youngsters at Sefton Park

The annual Liverpool Cross Challenge and European Trials at Sefton Park is a joyous cross country celebration bringing to together the best in the country. Liverpool Pembroke Sefton youngsters took advantage of the occasion to show in force as their Mid-Lancs League was incorporated in the various races. The Under 11’s started in a heavy […]

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Pembroke Fixture List 1951

Memories… of the way we were

When I hear complaints about the severity of a cross country course note should be taken of what our predecessors considered `proper’ cross country.  A 1951-52 Liverpool Pembroke fixture card gives some idea of what the season looked like. The Calendar Throughout the country the season traditionally began with a massive social run or Monster […]

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Glenn Sherwin, Joe Gordon, Tom Dickenson, Matt Richardson, Adam Jones

Opening match of the cross country season

The first of the Mid-Lancs Cross Country League matches was held in the Astley Park , Chorley, although runners had little time to admire the magnificent Hall. In excellent weather the Liverpool Pembroke Sefton athletes performed strongly, none more so than Under 17 Adam Jones who ran a mature race beating off the challenge of […]

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Great club result at home match

The conditions were exceptionally warm at Edge Hill University as Liverpool Pembroke Sefton hosted the second of the Division 2 Northern League matches. The local team of helpers organised by Club Secretary, Wally Bridson, put on a brilliantly organised show, impressing the visitors. After a poor showing in the first match, fifth out of the […]

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