News May 2002

A Team 3rd
Phil Taylor and Gary Baines were rock solid and placed in the top three in every sprint . However the 400m was a differnt story. Jamieson coming upto to thirty and Halliday past thirty were not on song. The middle distance was again a simliar story a mixture of youth Watson  and Stewart mixed with age and beauty Vengdslam . The boys went well and placed mid table. The steeplechase was run by the pups Rice and Donoghue who again placed third and third i think but are going to get stronger Rice is the oldest and has just turned 21.
The 5000m caused a problem Pudney car broke down and Vengdslam (its close enough Nathan) had a poorly heel (these 40 somethings). So we had 1 athlete in the 5000m.
The Throws, every team needs a pillar , a greying or balding old dog who just wont sit down LPS are luckier than most we’ve got two Bousfield and Lyon as ever were oustanding placing in the top three A and B in every throwing event A miracle when you think Merrik had a smashed in finger and Mark had to do another three events.
The pole vault again a serious problem I hope the committee members mark this well, we had no vaulters not even any juniors to call upon. This needs addressing the club has only had vaulters in the past due to McComb senr. So we dropped a load more points with no vaulters Garland and Rogers I wont your old frail bodies even if its just to vault . Anyone reading this please contact these 2 and put some pressure on them once you sign up you never get out !
The jumps is a similar picture a mixture of youth Ian Milson a fantastic debut with Lyon  and Barrow. This again is a slightly worrying event. Hurdles with Barrow and Rudkin we scored high. Barrow won the 400m hurdles Akabusi or what!
On to the relays, we always do ok at these and the points were good were finished comfortably in both in 3 rd spot . well done to baines a debut at the 4 x 400m
without vaulter or 5000m we finished 3rd behind Lincoln & Derby.
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Paul Cadwallader wins 15k again
Running on one of his  favourite course Paul Cadwallader was a comfortable winner in this popular event. Paul who seems to be running in all the local events at present was a comfortable winner from Tony O’Brian of Morpeth. Joey Parkinson was 6th and Jeff Mason 15th.
 5th May 2002
 Another local victory for Paul
Paul Cadwallader continued his preparation for the Man v Horse with another local road race, this time it was the Liverpool Running Club 10k at Walton Hall Park. The warm spring morning brought out the on the day entries and a large field set off on this new course which Steve Broadfoot thought had the making of fast times. As with many local events the problem of finding a safe traffic free course which can cater for 300 plus runner is difficult and we had a problem of lapping which seems to effect so many of our local events. A break away group of Paul, Tom Snape, Peter Green and Paul Sankey found them selves caught up in the tailenders before halfway. In the end Paul run out winner from Peter Green thus reversing the finishing places in last months Mayor of Knowsley event. Paul Snakey from the host club was 3rd and Tom Snape came home 4th.
12th May 2002
PBs all round at Trafford
It was an evening PBs at Trafford as the LPS youngsters made the short trip to Manchester. Phil Taylor ran 49.23 in the 400, Michael Rimmer once again ran a fast 800 in 1.52.57 another UK age best! Andy Donaldson also got a pb with 1.58.57. Chris Watson still only 17 ran 2.00.00,. Robert Stocks ran 4.20.5 in the 1500 while Alan Stewart 8.54.5 and Dan Philips 9.54.5 also improved in the 3000. Dan Taylor ran a 6.29 200 steeplechase.
14th May 2002
Second place at Wigan
LPS young athletes came second at Wigan behind Middlesbrough Mandale. Wins for Ben Jones in the 1500 in 4.091, David Philip in the 1500s/chase and Michael Rimmer 400 in 49.3 all under 17s and all running top times. After two fixtures we are placed in the top 6.
19th May 2002
Michael Rimmer runs 1.51.78
LPS athletes made the effort to support the NoEAA Championships at the Commonwealth Stadium at Manchester. Phil Taylor ran a pb in the under 20 400 with a time off 48.78 his first time under 49 seconds. Kiera Vogel ran 10.28.5 to finish second in the U/17 3000 while Andy Dondalson knocked a full two seconds off his pb for 800 in the heats with a 1.56.7. Micheal Rimmer was once again the athlete of the day running 1.51.78 to win the under 17 800 and recording yet another pb. Debra Sephton also won a bronze medal in the U/17 triple jump with a jump of 10.95
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LPS top two relay listings
Interesting reading in the 2002 listing which is just out. During 2001 LPS boys ranked top in the 4×400 under 15s with a time of 3.338.0 which the lads done at Bury on 20 May last year. Not to be out done the under team of David Stroud, Andy Donaldson, Michael Rimmer and Phil Taylor also recorded the fastest time by any club team last year running 3.29.8 at Sheffield on 3 June. Interesting to note that our Under 17s ranked top on the track at this event , won the National Cross Country and finished second in the National Road Relay!
26th May 2002


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