News June 2001

Gallaghers double at Pendal
Father and son double at Pendal as dad Jim won the discus ‘b’ with 27.61 only to be matched by young Anthony who won the ‘b’ 100 in 12.1. In a busy day Anthony was also second in the 200’b’ event and second in the shot ‘a’ event with a throw of 10.51. Sammy Rashid and Jim Eden picked up points with 15.55 and 16.25 respectively in the 5000. Also making a welcome return to the B team ranks was John Halson, who ran 4.32 for the 1500. The B team now lay 5th overall but still with a chance of keeping their status in this division.
2nd June 2001
Another fine Performance at Sheffield
Building on the solid start in the first fixture the young athletes boys travelled to Sheffield for their second match. In a tight match we finished second with 211 to Mandale ‘s 231. A number of victories for LPS included S Colebeck 200 28.2, B Johnson 800 2.27.9, R Bland 1500 4.52 & 6.47 shot, 4×100 58.6, all Under 13. In the under 15s we had I Anderson in the 800 2.15.1, R Hodges 4.31.3, S Blackhurst 10.30.2, 4×400 3.59.1, J Harris Discus 21.26, A Shilds high jump 1.60 & 32.5 jav, In the under 17s Phil Taylor ran 50.2 for the 400. Michael Rimmer 1500 4.003, C Watson 4.13.4, 4×100 45.5, 4×400 3.29.8. A Gallagher discus 41.30 & 13.02 shot, D Burgess jav 39.50, I Wilson t/j 13.20.
3rd June 2001
Nathan wins at Birkenhead Park 5
Running as well as ever Nathan proved too strong for the field at this long established popular road race. Also having a good run was Jim Eden who came home in 12th place. Nice to Des McIvor out again and finishing in 30th place
6th June 2001
Rimmer records another age record!
Michael Rimmer lowered the UK 15 age record once again last night at the Trafford open meeting. His time of 1.52.6 lowers his own UK record set at Trafford last month. This adds to Michael’s UK age best for a fourteen year old. What a talent!
19th June 2001
Nathan wins at Firefighter 5
Fresh fromĀ  his victory at Birkenhead earlier in the month Nathan Vengdaslam picked up another win this time at the popular Croxteth Park Firefighter 5. Also in the top ten was former club captain Mark Bleasdale who ran 27.56. Nice to see Steve Murphy back racing again after a long lay off due to injury. Steve came home in 16th place. Gill Darby ran 33.17 and was 6th lady home in a strong ladies field
20th June 2001
LPS 3rd at Wavertree
In what always looked a tough fixture on paper LPS failed to qualify for the final of the Northern knock-out cup after putting up a good performance at Wavertree. Trafford just edged out Liverpool Harriers by 116 to 115 with LPS 3rd with 94 points. Another fine win for Nathan in the 10,000 he seems to being winning everything at present. A pb for Michael Ziam in the 200 and second places for Mark Lyon in the high jump and Dave Street in the triple jump.
24th June 2001
Rimmer gets the Call.
(29-6-01)The Norwich Union Great Britain and Northern Ireland Team has been announced for the World Youth Championships in Debrecen, Hungary on 12-15 July 2001. Included in the team as the youngest member is Michael Rimmer who is having a wonderful season with yet another UK age best earlier this month. At 15 Michael will be taking on the world’s best under 18s so the competition should server him well in terms of experience. It is hoped that we will have reports from Hungary on these pages as the competition progress so watch this space and best wishes to Michael.
29th June 2001

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