News November 2001

3 Team wins at Hyndburn
LPS athletes continued their domination of the younger age groups in the boys section of the Mid Lancs league on Saturday. A win for Alan Stewart in the under 17s was the highlight as Chris Watson came home 2nd then came Andrew Dondaldson 8 and Robert Warmsley 10th was enough for a team victory to go with the win at Sefton Park. The under 15s also won their race with Robert Stocks 2, David Wilkie 7 Tom McCarten 12 and Steve Blackhurst 19. Under13s kept up the high standards with Robert Bland 3, Andy Bowden 10, Ben Johnson 11 and Andy Livesey 26
4th November 2001
National Cross Country Relays
LPS turned out teams in all the men’s age groups at Mansfield apart from the seniors. Our U/13s came home in 10 place with Robert Bland running the fastest leg for the team. The U/15 came 19 with Robert Stocks coming in 6 on the first leg being the quickest. The best team performance of the day came from the u/17 men who missed out on a medal by 18 seconds in 6 place. Alan Stewart caught 17 places on the second leg to be 6th fastest overall. The junior men came 28 with Henry Stewart being the fastest on the first leg.
10th November 2001
LPS pack 1.2.3 at Halewood but finish second!
Despite packing the first 3 runners home at Halewood LPS had to settle for second place as once again it was left to club secretary Robbie Wood to close in the team. Berine Murphy (one of three Murphy’s in the LPS counters today) was the winner followed by Paul Cadwallader and Brian Currie. Bernie’s little brother Steve was next in 20 place followed by yet another Steve Murphy (no relation) in 30 place. Robbie Wood closed in the team in 41 place. A weak tail allowed Liverpool RC to claim their first L&D victory. LPS look good to bounce back to the top flight next season with one league fixture remaining.
11th November 2001
LPS Back in top flight next season
At the end of an interesting if not short winter League season LPS bounced back to the top flight next season with a win of the new Division 2 in the Liverpool & District League. Lead home once again by Bernie Murphy this time in 4th spot and Paul Cadwallader 5th. LPS came second overall on the day but had the lowest points tally of all clubs in the 3 Divisions. The popular Beacon Park course saw another best turnout. Liverpool RC & Wirral both got their runners out but Liverpool Harriers trumped them all on the day to take the Division1 title. 12 LPS athletes completed the course.
24th November 2001


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