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Amazing run from Sam Wade

The Ormskirk Gingerbread 10k attracted a large number of local athletes. Liverpool Pembroke Sefton`s Sam Wade was immediately prominent among the leading men from the start. The flat course and fine weather contributed to fast times. Sam was never troubled by any of the other females, even chatting to some of the men en route […]

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LPS 2nd team in 2014 L&D Champs (L to R) Ian Roberts, James Loftus, Ryan Blackwell, Ben Costello, Warren Turner and Stu Haw

Superb packing bags silver

Liverpool Pembroke Sefton have had a lean time in the Liverpool and District Cross Country Championships in recent years. But as 16 senior men toed the starting line at Clarke Gardens it was obvious this would be an infinitely better occasion. Quickly to the fore was Ben Costello, a trainee chef who has to fit training around […]

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Rosie rises to the occasion

The Northern Cross Country Championships held  at Knowsley Safari Park greeted visitors with sunshine but as the day wore on rain wind, hail and ankle deep mud provided competitors with the most challenging of conditions. Luckily for Liverpool Pembroke Sefton star Rosie Johnson she was on first in the Under 17 race. She was already well aware of […]

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Maddie Firth-Cook

Pride Restored!

Liverpool Pembroke Sefton senior men have not done well in the local district cross country league for many years which is dominated by Liverpool Harriers. As teams turned up at Arrowe Park for the first match of the winter season there was no reason to think things would be any different this time around. However, […]

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Wirral 10K and Half Marathon

Kirsty Longley is a prolific racer and operates outside the comfort zone of most athletes. She demonstrated this again at the Wirral 10K immediately establishing herself amongst the leading men`s group. A blustery wind slowed the field but it was only in the closing stages that four men managed to edge away from the Liverpool […]

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The LPS Silver medal winning Junior Men

Nail biting result for LPS Junior Men

While the South postponed their cross country championships because of inclement weather the Northern version went ahead at Knowsley Safari Park. It was a triumph of organisation for the Merseyside hosts, delivered in style. The venue, accessibility and organisation drew plaudits all round and only a handful of clubs failed to get there. From a […]

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Luke & Adam receive their medals

Treble silver in Northern Indoors

The Northern Indoor Championships at Sheffield provided Liverpool Pembroke Sefton with three runner-up medallists. Under 15 Joe Milton grows in stature and here ran a superb 200m in 23.95, co-incidentally taking him to second overall in the UK rankings. Adam Thompson replicated this performance collecting silver in the senior 400m with 49.67 behind training partner, […]

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Junior Champions

Double joy for LPS

Liverpool Pemboke Sefton pulled off an unusual sporting double taking the same cross country title in two different locations. The club’s Merseyside Under 20s were at Arrowe Park and were led by a rampant Jai Vernon-McGuigan who stormed to victory. Ben Costello, as sound as ever, took the silver and with excellent performances from Warren […]

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Kirsty among the best

The Southport Waterloo Open Meeting also had some great track results. Pride of place goes to Kirsty Longlley who tackled the rarely run 1 mile race. A virtually solo effort saw her record 5.11.8 which carries her to second in the current UK Women`s Over 35 rankings and no less than fourth on the all time […]

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Rosie Johnson with Northern Gold Medal

Rosie unstoppable at Hull

A small contingent of Liverpool Pembroke Sefton athletes were at Hull for the Northern Under 20 Championships and came away with a clutch of medals. Under 15 Rosie Johnson demonstrated a maturity beyond her years in the 1500m. Up against two girls who on paper were faster she simply sat in and unleashed a blistering […]

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