|Rimmer Rewarded with Junior International Vest
Michael Rimmer was reward for his outstanding run at the AAA’s under championship with his first full junior vest. Michael will be running in Italy this weekend
1st July 2002
|Rimmer reaps the Rewards
Michael Rimmer making his first junior International debut at sixteen years of age finished second in the three-way match in Italy. Having won the silver medal at last weekends AAA under 20 championships Michael was rewarded with his first UK junior vest for the match with Italy and Spain. After a slow first lap of 59.8 it was burn up on the last lap. Michael run 1.53.85 behind Salvador Crespro of Spain who won in 1.52.95.
Michael who holds a number of UK age best for 800m had been planning along with his coach John Bradshaw for a junior call up some time this summer. “I was happy that Michael got this opportunity although not surprised given his form this season, we still have another three years before we move into the seniors and we are looking for the right competition to help bring Michael on. It is a fitting reward.” Said John, who coaches a number of other talented LPS young athletes
7 July 2002
|Rimmer smashes Winrow`s record
After Michael Rimmer`s stunning performance in Italy when he took second place in an Under 20 international match it might be expected that he would take it easy at the English Schools Championships at Nottingham. This was not the case as the 16 year old raced to success in the Intermediate 800m half the straight in front of the next competitor. It was a performance that brought the crowd to its feet roaring encouragement. In recording 1.50.9 the Ormskirk based athlete erased the previous best set 14 years ago, ironically, by Burscough`s Craig Winrow who now coaches in the United States. Rimmer though was not alone in terms of local success as Phil Taylor recorded an outstanding 48.6 in the 400m collecting the bronze medal. The Ormskirk School athlete grows in maturity every time out and will surely join Rimmer shortly in collecting an international vest. A little overshadowed by all this were the excellent placings of 5th in the 3000m by Kiera Vogel and the 9th position of Mark Donoghue in the Steeplechase. Officers of Liverpool Pembroke Sefton are delighted that the decision to base their track and field headquarters at Edge Hill College is reaping such rich dividends.
Report Charles Gains
13 July 2002
|LPS Senior Men through to Northern Cup Final
It was a comfortable passage into the Northern Inter Club Championship final next month with a solid performance at a sunny Wavertree. Captain Paul Jamerson will be pleased with his lads performance. They finished second to Liverpool Harriers but ahead of Blackpool and Wirral to ensure progress in this competition.
Our ladies fielded a much weaker team and struggled.
14 July 2002
|Joey Parkinson 3rd at Mystery 5k
Joey Parkinson made a trip back to Liverpool Harrier’s Wavertree home to run in their 5k road race and picked up third place behind Phil McGlory and Peter Green. Joey’s time of 16.10 left him 40 seconds behind young Phil McGlory who is still only 19. Also running was Sam Darby 38th and Reg Armstrong 87th. The mystery runner Gary White once again ran under our club name if any person knows him ask him to fill in a form and pay some subs.
17th July 2002
|Tom Snape 2nd at Penny Lane 10k
Running at near to his best once again Tom Snape was second at the popular Penny Lane 10k. Finishing close behind and winning the first vet’s prize was Paul Cadwallader. The race was won by Nick Jones of Tipton. Jeff Mason also made the top 20 in 17th place. Sam Darby also turning in some good performances was 91st, Reg Armstrong was 128th. Interesting to see Billy Feury!! running again in 214th place in 47.42. not bad for a V/65. Charlie Doyle was 327. While Joe McAloon now a vet 70 ran 58.50 to finish 402. (I was told that Joe had been complaining about his injuries for over 50 years but he is still running) Wasting no time, Ken Beisty over on holiday from Australia was 334th in 53.27 Ken was a first team runner for Pembroke back in the 50s & 60s .
|Boys second at Cudworth
The final match in the Young Athletes League took Liverpool Pembroke Sefton to Cudworth in Yorkshire. Hit by holiday absences the club was far from full strength but the team spirit evident throughout the season saw them finish second Gateshead 272, LPS 174, Chesterfield 162 SWAC 140.
Under 17 wins for Andrew Donaldson 1,500, Robert Stocks 3000, Andrew Wignall 100h in 14.8 David Philips in 2k steeplechase and Ryan Mitchell & Ryan Craig in A&B Hammer
Under 15 wins for Liam Wignall long jump 5.41, James Grocott 400 in 59.2, Thomas Daniels 400 B in 59.4, John Edwards javelin 31.55m and Chris Bennett 100 in 12.2
Under 13 wins for Sam Hutchinson 1500 in 5.02.9, Andrew Livesey 1500 B in 5.12.8,(21 seconds off his pb!) Matthew Munn 100 in 14.4, (debut for the club) and Joseph Newbold`s Under 13 victory in 2.31(debut for the club)
Pride of the sprint performances came from Matthew Munn who took the Under 13 100m. Also victors in the Under 17 age group were 200m runners Adam Morris and Dave Stroud both in personal bests of 24.1 and 24.3 respectively. The club’s reputation at 800m was further enhanced by Ben Johnson`s Under 15 800m in 2.17.5 . Overall the club has now finished in 6th place in the tough Northern Premier League, a position they have occupied for the last two years. Weaknesses in certain events such as the Pole Vault only prevent the club from finishing a place or two higher and qualifying for the prestigious National Cup finals. This will no doubt be addressed by the coaches this winter. Fortunately the first of the specialist strength and agility equipment, a result of a successful Lottery bid, has begun to arrive at the Edge Hill track. This will considerably enhance the quality and variety of training available.
Report Charles Gains
21st July 2002
|Rimmer wins schools International
It is easy to run out of superlatives in describing Michael Rimmer’s season. Donning an England vest in Glasgow for the Schools International he comfortably destroyed a class field in winning the Inter 800m in 1.53 and the season is not yet over! There will be an opportunity to improve on his personal best in the AAA of England Championships in mid- August and few would bet against him doing just that.
21st July 2002
|National Title for Marie Barrett.
Maria Barrett won the British Biathlon title at the weekend. Competing in the under 19 age group Marie had to complete a 1500 m swim across a lake then straight into a 1500 run. This a a major boost for Marie who will be looking to build on this victory over the coming season.
24th July 2002
|Gill Darby 4th lady in South Liverpool 5
Gill Darby was 4th lady at Sefton Park. This popular event seemed to sufferer from the late availability of entry forms. Although running well Gill is finding it tough to beat husband Sam who is also enjoying a purple patch. Gill time of 33:40 was enough for 4th place.
|Robbie tackles Snowdon again!
It was the 27th running of this popular mountain race which attracts International teams from all the home countries plus a team from Italy. Not as warm as last year with quite a breeze and a cloud cover on the summit. It is a hard slog this race and the inevitability of gradualness combined with a lack of fitness and an extra two stones combined to make this his slowest ever Snowdon race. Robbie must have run almost 20 of these Snowdon races which comprises running 5 miles up and 5 miles down with a climb of 3365 feet. Robbie summit time of 65.30 and a finishing time of 1 hour 45.27 . Also running was ex LPS runner Brian Davey SWAC who ran 1 hour 32
|Juniors win Premier match at Oval
Somewhat overshadowed by the Commonwealth Games Liverpool Pembroke Sefton contested the Final National Junior League (Under 20) match at Bebington, famous as the centrepiece of the film Chariots of Fire. It was to witness similar heroics as the Men’s team took on the powerful Manchester outfit, Trafford AC, who have dominated all season. But the local club dug very deep indeed. Never out of the first three in the track programme there was a great 22.2 200m from Phil Taylor and an excellent 51.9 400m from David Stroud,
chopping a huge margin of his personal best. Danny Holland backed up Phil with two seconds in the both sprint events. In the 800 we picked up points with an A string third with Chris Watson in 2:01:3 and a win in the B string from Alan Stewart in 2:03:1Valauable points in the 1500 with Tom Wade third in the A string in 4:22:1 and Alex Spencer winning the B string in 4:26:0. Maximum points in the 3000 with Dan Taylor in 9:28:0 and Steve Donegan 9:48:6 winning their A & B string events. Mark Doneghue proved his worth with a second place in the 400 hurdles, only to surpass this in the 2000 steeplechase in which we picked up maximum points again in the 2000 steeplechase. Mark Doneghue now with fresh legs once again won in 6:32:3 and Henry Stewart won the B string in the same time.
|Paul Pudney second in BVAF 5k
Although out of the Merseyside area Paul Pudney still keeps his club vest at hand and is ready for action if asked. Paul took part in the National vets 5k at the weekend and came second behind winner Bill Foster. Paul is aiming for the European Vets championships in Germany next month and last week ran a 3k at Watford in 8:45:7. See below We will look forward to his results from Germany.
3000m Race 1 – Hand timed – Poor light for electrics