News May 2001

B Team suffer at Stockport
Proving how difficult it can be for the captain of the B team Paul Rudkin lost a number of his first choice athletes at the last minute to the A Team and this effected the overall performance on the day. No b string in 100, 200, 400, H/J & T/J and no A & B at all in the pole vault! Paul will I am sure rally his troops for the coming fixtures and we hope to see him back to winning ways. keep up the good work Paul.
5th May 2001
A Team ties in it’s Division 1 Group
With a much weakened side, the A team managed a very creditable tie for first place in the opening round of the Northern League Division 1. A double in the 5000 from Nathan Vengdasalam & Alan Woods. Fresh legs again after his 2.23 at London Nathan won the 5000 in 14.50.7. Another double in the shot as Merrik Bousfield and Steve Garland recorded wins, A double in the relays. the news lads performed very well – Michael Zaim 11.3 & 22.4, Gary Baines 11.3, Henry Stewart 4.15.3, Mark Donoghue 10.12.4, Alex Spencer 2.07.7, etc. A good team performance.
Final result Mandale & LPS 107.5 match points and 2.5 league points,
Rotherham 61 match points and 1 league point.
Other Division 1 Results Bolton 114 , Cleethopes 99, Blackburn 95
Kingston upon Hull 1181/2, Leeds 97, Gateshead 841/2
Report Merrik Bousfield
5th May 2001
Away day Girls finish 3rd in IOM
Traveling across the Irish Sea for their opening fixture LPS ladies enjoyed a solid away result by coming 3rd behind hosts Manx 477 and a strong Lancashire team from Preston with 433, and LPS on 347 points. A fine win by Laura Davenport in the 800 and also two second places in 200 & 300 in the under 17s. In the under 15s Nicola Bear won the 800 & 200 also a win from Debbie Sefton in the high jump. After what was always going to be a difficult first match LPS ladies can look forward to the rest of the season with realistic hope of promotion.
6th May 2001
Young Athletes Boys second at Liverpool
(5-5-01) In what will be probably the toughest fixture LPS boys came second to the strong Liverpool Harriers squad at Wavertree. Wins in the under 17 age group for Phil Taylor in 50.6 400m and Michael Rimmer 4.07 in the 1500. Robert Stocks 4.23.9 in under 15 1500, Anthony Gallagher 44 meters in the hammer 41 meters in the discus and 13.14 in the shot plus wins in both relays was enough to claim second place in this strong field.
5th May 2001
Paul Cadwallader wins Waterloo 15k
(7-5-01) Making a welcome return to racing Paul Cadwallader beat a large field in the spring sunshine to win for the second time the Waterloo 15k. Paul last won this event in 1997 and succeeds Nathan who won the event last year. Organisers had course changes forced on them but still managed to provide an interesting and testing course. John Kilbane back racing after his non show at the National 12 stage was 13th with Jeff Mason close behind in 14th spot. A good turn out by LPS athletes and nice to see former Sefton Harriers Secretary Colin McCallum also making one of his rare appearances.
7th May 2001
Fine run by Cheryl in Springtime 5k
Cheryl Lucas continued with her recent good form by finishing 5th in the Ladies Springtime 5k at Croxteth Park. Chasing the strong lead group from Liverpool Harriers Cheryl stuck to her task and was rewarded with a fine time of 19.18. Mary Dean making her first appearance on the roads this season came 62 in 27.44. the race was won by Jenny Clague in 17.20
8th May 2001
Rimmer runs away with another PB
Michael Rimmer only just turned 15 ran 1.53.6 for the 800 at Trafford to record another Pb in his first 800 of the season. This may well be a UK age best performance but that is subject to confirmation. Pbs also for Andrew Donaldson 2.00.01 in the 800. Henry Stewart 8.53.04 in the 3000. Alan Stewart 9.01.4 3000 and Mark Donghue 6.15.1 in the 2000 steeplechase.
8th May 2001
Zaim retains County Title
Michael Zaim retained his Lancashire County  200 title at the weekend. Michael was competing in the Lancashire championships with many of his team mates competing at the Merseyside champs in Liverpool. LPS athletes who picked up Merseyside titles included Phil Taylor under 17 400 and John Murray under 15s 200.
13th May 2001
Boys win at Bury
(20-05-01) Building on the good start at Wavertree in the first fixture LPS Y/A Boys team won their second match at Bury. Phil Taylor kept up his good form with another pb of 23.2 for the under 17 200. Danny Holland also recorded a pb of 11.5 in the 100. Anthony Gallagher throw the discus 43 meters and Michael Rimmer ran 49.7 for the 400. A excellent days work by the LPS  Boys.
20th May 2001
Full set of medals at NoEAA Junior champs
Fine  performances at Cudworth from the younger LPS track athletes over the weekend resulted in 4 medals and several PB’s.  Michael Rimmer struck gold with a win in the U17 800m, silver medals went to Mark Donoghue in the U17 2,000m steeplechase in a PB time of 6m 10.83s and to Phil Taylor in the U17 400m, also a PB in 49.88s.  A bronze medal was won by Michael Zaim in the U20 200m in a time of 22.5s.  Danny Holland reached both U17 sprint finals achieving a PB of 22.9 in the 200m.  A seasons best performance of 4m 08s in the U20 1500m was achieved by Henry Stewart and another PB of 53.93s from David Stroud helped him to the final of U17 400m. A great battle between Nicola Gunderson and Laura Davenport in the under 17 800 saw them finish 5 & 6 in 2.21.01 and 2.21.05.
Report Derek & Sally Baker
27th May 2001
Currie & Rice serve up a 3 & 4, Lucas is 5th at Walton Park 5
Taking yet another welcome step on the comeback trail Brian Currie finished 3rd in the popular Liverpool Running Club 5 mile at Walton Park. Brian just missed out on 2nd place to evergreen vet Mike Girvan, and was 14 seconds down on winner Nick Jones from Tipton. Jon Rice making a rear appearance on to the roads was 4th and first junior to finish. In the ladies section Cheryl Lucas who is out and about quite a bit on the roads this season was 5th. Also back running after a lay off was Des McIvor in 29th place, while former Pembroke secretary John Lowery came home in 99th place. Stan Cottier was 113. If to make a point that if John Lowery can still do it so could former Sefton secretary Colin McCallum who came home in 139th place. Joe McAloon  195
29th May 2001


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