News 1999

Four Shot Titles for LPS
LPS athletes have won four shot titles, Dave Readle won the U/20 AAA indoor title with a throw of 15.57. This was after picking up the bronze in the senior event with a throw of 16.23. This puts Dave in the U.K top 10 for indoors, and exceeds the European qualifying distance. At the same championship Anthony Gallager won the silver in the U/15s with a personal best of 13.90. Anthony is the top U.K athlete in his age group, and took a competitor from Ireland to beat him. Merrik Bousfield won the National Vets O/50 title with a throw of 13.06 with the 6kg shot.
6th March 1999
Gill Darby wins Llantysilio Fell Race
Gill Darby won the ladies event at the Llantysilio fell race on Saturday. The race from the Sun Inn in Llangollen is a cat AM race over  seven and a half miles with a climb of 2600 feet. Her winning time was 67.02 mins.
8th March 1999
Courtney Birch wins English Schools
Courtney Birch won the English Schools at Luton last weekend and is looking forward to the National Cross Country this Saturday at Newark. LPS will have teams in both U/15 & U/13 girls races . Kiera Vogel winner of the Northern U/13 race at Sheffield in January will be in the LPS team who will be defending their National title.
9th March 1999
Birch wins National Cross Country for second year, Vogel takes a silver.
Courtney Birch added the National U/15 title to the English Schools title she won last week. In her first year in this age group she took the lead just after 1km Courtney was never troubled and won by over 60 meters. A delighted Courtney was backed up by a strong LPS squad who narrowly missed out on medals. Kiera Vogel took the silver medal in the U/13 race after moving strongly through the field. Another successful day for the LPS young girls who are backed  by a loyal band of coaches and parents. They are a fine advertisement for our club.
LPS senior men’s team suffered a number of late withdrawals in the last few days leading up to the Championships. Solid runs by those athletes available was enough for LPS to finish in 20 team place out of 130 teams. Only 5 other Northern teams beat us. Rob Berry our first man home in 89 place. Tony O’Brian in 15 place was top local athlete.
13th March 1999
Steve Garland 2nd at Northumberland International Decathlon
A good weekend for Steve Garland at the Northumberland International Decathlon which saw him finish second overall behind a top Brazilian. Steve’s results are as follows
100m 11.5, LJ 6.28, Sp 10.14, HJ 1.85, 400m 49.84
110h 16.64, DT 33.20, PV 4.00, JT 43.21, 1500m 4.33.6
Total score 6350  a nice season opener.
At other events this weekend
Dave Readle  throw the shot 15.58 at the Loughbrough fixture.
Paul Cadwallader was 7 in the Chester half marathon, in 70.28.
Gill Darby was 30 in the Liverpool Women’s 10k in 42.49
23rd May 1999
Croxteth Park 10k Victory for Alistair O’Connor
Alistair O’Connor of Liverpool Harriers was a clear winner of the first race in this years Mersey Parks Grand Prix Series. Jill Tayolr also of Liverpool Harries took the ladies event.
LPS lead runner was Nathan Vengdaslem in 3rd place.
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LPS Finish 20th in National 12 Stage
A fine team run by our senior men saw us finish 20th place in 4.26.11 at the National 12 stage at Sutton Park on 24 April. Rob Berry on leg 1 was fastest on the long stage with 26.57 and John Rice 15.53 on leg 2 was the quickest on the short stage. Liverpool Harriers  came 29th in 4.30.04 and Wirral A.C 46th in 4.38.46
The North of England had 10 teams in the top 20.
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Readle & Rice collect Area titles at Wigan
Dave Readle shot in championship best performance and John Rice 2000 s/c collected North of England titles at the Northern Juniors championships at Wigan on 29 May. Ian Moran picked up a silver in the 800m.
29th May 1999
Rob Berry wins NoEAA Steeplechase
LPS middle distance and steeplechaser Rob Berry was the winner of the senior Steeplechase at the North of Englands champs at Leeds with a time of 9.02.9. Young John Rice won the BMC 2000s/c at Trafford on 22 June in a time of 5.53.6 Alan Woods was third home in the Penny Lane 10k in a time of 31.36
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Steve Garland second in BUSA Decathlon
Decathlete Steve Garland was beaten by 9 points at the weekend in the BUSA champs by Brendan McConville from Northern Ireland despite running a Pb in the last event the 1500 McConville hung to finish 0.2 of a second behind Steve when Steve needed him to be 1.8 sec’s behind to win. Steve’s performance are 100m 11.5, LJ 6.22, SP 10.11, HJ 1.77, 400m 51.5  110H 16.2, DT 34.81, PV 4.00, JT 45.44, 1500m 4:25.9 PB, Total 6327
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Anthony Gallagher wins ESAA 
Another fine performance from Anthony Gallagher won him his first English Schools title at the weekend. A throw of 14.69 was enough to make him the clear winner of the junior boys shot title. Courtney Birch was also a medal winner finishing 3 in the 1,500 meters in 4.39
10th July 1999
LPS Young Athletes perform well at NoEAA Champs
Luke Statter , Anthony Gallagher and Courtney Birch all picked up NoEAA titles at Grantham. Statter won the U/15 long jump with 6.16 for his first Northern title. Anthony Gallagher added the U/15 shot title to his recent English schools title with a throw of 13.9. In a busy weekend Anthony also won bronze medals in both hammer and discus. Courtney Birch won the U/15 1500 in 4.41.5 to add to her bronze medal won in this event at the English schools earlier this month. Danny Holland also picked up a bronze in the U/15 100m in 11.8. Nicola Gunderson finished fourth and just missed out on a medal in U/15 800 in  2,23.7. Other LPS finalist during the Champs, Michael Ziam 6th in U/17 100 in 11.7, Henry Stewart 10th in U/17 1500 in 4.19.2, Mark Donoghue 4th in U/17 1500mS/chase in 4.46.9, Chris Watson 5th in U/15 1500 in 4.30.2, and Alan Stewart 5th in U/15 3000m in 9.49.2. Full Results
Rob Berry ran a pb of 8.59.53 in the heats of the 3000 S/Chase at the U.K trial although his time in the final was 9.25 not a bad weekend for Rob.
25th July 1999
Solid Team Performance at Telford
LPS Senior Men’s A Team turned in a solid team performance in their last National league fixture of the season at Telford to finish 4th on the day just missing out on 3rd place by 3 points. This left them with a final league position of 4th, thus ensuring their league status for another season. After the disappointment’s of last season, Team Manager Dave Brown left nothing to chance in his team selection for the final match.Full Results are awaited Rob Berry won the 3000 s/chase.
1st August 1999
LPS win team event at Liverpool Int Half Marathon (8-8-99)
A strong turn out by LPS athletes at the Liverpool International half marathon resulted in a victory in the team race and two County medals for LPS athletes. Nathan Vengdaslerm 69.00 who was also running for England in the International event (which England also won) lead home the LPS team followed by Cameron Brooks 73.56 and Dave Shaw 74.13. Paul Cadwallader 69.59 although not a scorer in the LPS winning team also won a County medal.
8th August 1999
Steve Garland wins Home Countries Decathlon
Steve Garland capped off an impressive season with a win in the Home Countries Decathlon held at Aberdeen over the weekend. Competing for England against Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland Steve produced a couple of PBs over the weekend to win with total score of 6676 points. Steve is the 3rd winner from our Club of this event. Alex Kruger won it in 1987 and Steve Roger won it in 1995. Steve’s performances at Aberdeen are  100m 11.41 PB,110mH 15.58, PB LJ 6.29, DT 33.92,SP 10.85, PV 4.10, HJ 1.82, JT 48.85,400m 50.27, 1500m 4:31.99.
10th August 1999
Courtney Birch wins AAA , John Rice gets G.B under 19 call up(18-08-99)
Courtney Birch added the AAA under 15s 1500m title her impressive list at the weekend. In a new PB of 4.35 Courtney was a clear winner at Sheffield. Anthony Gallagher hurt his finger in the discus competition and finished 6 with 43.04, the damaged finger hindered Anthony in his strong event the shot which he finished 4 in with 13.84. John Rice has wins his first GB vest  this weekend at the Under 19 match in Berlin against Germany, France and Poland, a fine reward for a good season at the steeplechase. Also getting his first vest is Liverpool’s Chris Giblin at the high jump.
18th August 1999
Rice 6th in Berlin
John Rice made his G.B Under 19 debut at Berlin last weekend. Running in the 2000m Steeplechase he came 6 in 6.08.8
23rd August 1999
Garland wins Northumberland Hour Classic
Steve Garland kept up his winning form over the Bank holiday weekend with a win in the Northumberland One Hour Decathlon held on 30 August. Steve was 200 points behind his best 60 minute effort from 1998 with 5658 points .
1 Stephen Garland  (Liv.P&S) 5,658 points
11.5  6.07  10.31  1.71  58.6  16.3  33.52  4.00  41.42  5:01.2
1st September 1999
Kevin Usher (pre merger as he has his Pembroke vest on)

Kevin Usher (pre merger photo as he has his Pembroke vest on)

Kevin Usher adds St Helens victory to the List (23-9-99)
Running as well again as ever Kevin Usher was again a clear winner of the St Helens Corporate Cup held on 22 Sept. His time of 15.33 was good enough to ensure another comfortable victory in this Corporate series. He added this to his victory of Liverpool two weeks ago, the Wirral event in June and the Warrington race in May. His winning time at both Liverpool & Wirral was 15.15 for the 5k, with the series almost over Kevin is a clear leader. Dave Dudley out of running for almost two years now was a spectator at the St Helens race, he still is unable to run yet but is keeping fit on his bike.
23rd September 1999

Poor Performance at Northern Road Relay (2-10-99)
LPS just scraped home to qualify for the National six stage relay. In what turned out to be a disappointing performance for the Club they came home in 25 position.
2nd October 1999
Snape takes County 10k title
Tom Snape captured the Merseyside County 10k title in the City of Liverpool 10k. Tom just held off the fast finishing Lee Cadwallader to take his first senior title. in a field of over 2000 Tom came 9th and Lee 10th. Brian Currie making his LPS debut in an open race came 16th
10th October 1999
Bronze for Under 15 girls at Northern Road relays
LPS under 15 girls picked bonze medals at Stanley Park Blackpool in the NoEAA road relays. Steady running by Nicloa  Gunderson on leg one who came home 7 in  11:36 was matched by Katie Wilson who brought us into 4 place with a fine run of 11:33. this left Kiera Vogel to lift us into the medals with a fine run of 11:14
17th October 1999
LPS second at Beacon Park Opener
A hail storm in the middle of the senior race welcomed in the new Liverpool & District season on what is the best cross country course in the league. Mike Girvan the race winner was well supported by Warrington team mates who elected not to take up their invitation at the National 6 stage. A strong turn out by LPS athletes saw them contain Liverpool to only a small lead. Wirral the other L&D team at the National suffered the most from the conflict of the two fixtures. Due to the weather the Manx team could not be assured return travel and decided not to make the jorney. Results
At the National 6 stage LPS held off Liverpool and Wirral who both beat us in the Northern to be the first Merseyside club home. No more info at this time Results
30th October 1999
Lee Cadwallader

Lee Cadwallader

Lee Cadwallader leads home LPS at Llandudno(14-11-99)
A large field of over 800 finished at this years Llandudno 10 mile. Lee Cadwallader was first LPS man home in 4th place in 51.51. John Kilbain was next in 16 in 56.08 followed by Stuart Hancock in 20th place in 56.25. The LPS young athletes boys opened the season at Mansfield in the National cross country relays. The under 13s came 21, under 15s came 9 and the under 17s came 10
14th November 1999

LPS pack 6 in 24 to take over at the top of L&D
A strong team performance at Arrowe Park saw LPS take over at the top of the Liverpool & District league. A 29 point lead by Liverpool Harriers after the first fixture was turned into a 10 point lead for LPS after this second fixture, this leaves the league wide open for the final match at Halewood on 11 December. Alan Woods and Jimmy Boardman lead home LPS with Colin Jones and John Rice also in the top 10.
21st November 1999
Young LPS thrower gets England call (26-11-99)
Anthony Gallagher the AAA under 15 shot champion has been selected to represent England Schools in an indoor schools home international fixture at Cardiff on 27 February 2000. This is a just reward for Anthony a pupil at Maricourt school, who has worked hard with his coach Merrik Bousfield during the past year. A delighted Anthony will join Courtney Birch as an LPS schools international.
26th November 1999
LPS hold on to L&D title at Halewood
Good packing by LPS saw them hold off a strong challenge from Liverpool H in the final league fixture. Going into the match with a 10 point lead LPS ended up increasing that to 25 points. A very wet and demanding course was a suitable test for the athletes in the final L&D fixture of the century. Paul Cadwallader was second overall but not is unable to score till after Christmas. Jon Rice celebrated his call up for the North of England fixture at Brussels next weekend by finishing third. A special mention for Dave Fairclough (V/45) who showed he still has what it takes when the going gets tough to make the final counter in 34 place. Gill Darby who also found the course to her liking, sealed a good day by being first lady home.
11th December 1999
Busy weekend for LPS (19-12-99)
A busy weekend before Christmas saw LPS athletes competing far and wide as well as locally. Stan Cottier the popular club vets secretary was the winner of the club Christmas handicap at West Derby. Tom Snape won the Hale 5 from Paul Cadwallader. Jon Rice was running at Brussels in the IAFF meeting and was 4th counter for the North of England. In Glasgow Chris Watson was 3rd in the U/15 Reebok fixture backed up by Alan Stewart in 5th and Simon McGlone in 34. In the U/17 race Henry Stewart was 13, Tom Wade 31, Mark Donoghue37 and Daniel Taylor 58.
19th December 1999
Colin Jones wins Speke 10k
Christmas cheer for LPS track men as Colin Jones, Jon Rice and Mark Barrow carried off the team race at the annual Boxing day 10k. Winning his first open road race Colin shook off the strong challenge from Liverpool Harriers Joey Parkinson with Jon Rice in 3rd spot. This win was on the back of Tom Snape’s fine win from Paul Cadwallader at the Hale 5 last week makes it a happy Christmas for the LPS men’s winter road campaign.
26th December 1999


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