|Brave effort by B team fails to Save day
The club’s B team were less fortunate in Division 4 at Liverpool’s Wavertree track. Early season results had already condemned the squad to relegation but a fighting performance typical throughout the club this year saw them finish 4th with a mixture of youth and veteran inputs. Clearly they are well capable of immediately bouncing back from this setback.
3rd August 2002
| Women’s Match washed out!! Over at Bebington the Senior Women witnessed the highly unusual occurrence of a match being abandoned due to a thunderstorm flooding the track. They were lying fifth at that stage, a position they expect to finish overall in their respective league
Then it happened. It rained. Actually it poured. Proceedings were halted. The league rules are clear. If 25 events have not been completed the result is declared null and void. Thankfully, the team managers all agreed to score the three events
in progress when the match was stopped. LPS winners at Bebington 4 August
4th August 2002
| Great Results at Derby
It was the turn of Liverpool Pembroke Sefton’s senior men to complete their season. The A team travelled to Derby for the Dision 1 match with a team strengthened by some of the club’s most promising youngsters. A good result was expected but astonishingly they only narrowly failed to steal the match by 9 points from the local Derby outfit who ran up a score of 339 points. There were were good wins from Phil Taylor in the 200m in 22.5 and Michael Rimmer with a 400m victory in 48.9. The club also took the 4 x 400m relay, a long time favourite event. However, it was the depth in strength that secured the result with numerous second and third placing throughout the five hour track and field programme. No fewer than four big city clubs, Gateshead, Leeds, Hull and Lincoln were left languishing by the Ormskirk based team. Early season problems were forgotten as LPS finished third overall in the league. Club captain, Paul Jamieson, was delighted and his ambition to capture the Northern crown next season was reinforced by this outstanding performance.
Report Charles Gains
|Michael Rimmer runs 1.50.55 New Club Record
I am sure Dave Dudley will smile as his club record for the 800 of 1:50:99 was at last broken broken by a sixteen year old Michael Rimmer.
Michael has had a truly magnificent season. The 800m specialist has not lost and has collected several titles including the English Schools championship. As the season draws to a close along with his coach John Bradshaw he had planned an attack on the British Under 17 record at a Stretford evening meeting Without the help of a pacemaker he raced to a personal best of 1.50.55 only a fraction of a second off the best time previously recorded by Leeds runner, Mark Sesay. He still has one more big chance to achieve this time, at the AAA Under 17 Championships. Even if this is not forthcoming second on the all time British list is very satisfying.
One fixture which remains to be completed is the Inter Club Championship later this month at Cudworth, perhaps we might see Michael then!
Report Charles Gains
6th August 2002
|Gold for Michael, Silver for Kiera at the AAAs
Michael Rimmer retained AAAs under 17 800 in 1:53. In what turned out to be a last minute decision to run Michael and coach John Bradshaw decided for one more race to cap off a very successful season. Kiera Vogel who is having an excellent season collected a silver medal in the under 17s 3000 in 10.19.57. Kiera has maintained her commitment to the sport in the last few years and this has been rewarded with some impressive runs both on the track and on the country.
Michael medal list this year reads; gold as a member of the National cross country under 17 team at Bristol in February. North of England under 17 800 champion at Manchester, a silver in the AAAs under 20 800 championship, a new personal best and a new club record of 1:50;55 last Wednesday at Trafford. English School championship gold medal at 800. It will be rest and recovery time now for Michael and John’s other lads who now be looking with an eye to early cross country and perhaps the road relays in October
10th August 2002
|Kiera doubles up at Wigan
Kiera Vogel doubled at Wigan in final the junior league match. Winning both the 800 & 1500 she had a busy afternoon. Also winning was Erin Halsall who won the 3000. LPS ladies finished second on the day behind hosts Wigan. Wigan 217, LPS 179, Wirral 151.
The final league placing leaves our ladies second behind the strong Wirral squad. Wirral AC 24pts, LPS 22pts, Cheshire Tigers 21pts
Also at the same meeting our junior men also finished second behind Trafford 289, LPS 259, Cheshire Tigers 180. Wins for Alan Stewart & Henry Stewart in both A&B 3000, Tony Gallagher shot and Phil Taylor 400. The 4×400 team also won. After a very promising season our men also finished second overall. Trafford 31 pts, LPS 29 pts, Cheshire Tigers 20 pts, Warrington AC 20pts
18th August 2002
| Bernie wins 5k flyer 27 August
Bernie Murphy ran a season best of 15.26 at Walton Hall Park to win the Mersyside Fire Brigade 5k Flyer. On a lovely warm evening Bernie had a comfortable lead at the halfway point, which he increased on the second half. Joey Parkinson was chasing Bernie at halfway in second place but was caught by Alex Rowe of Wesham who is running as well as ever despite now being a V/45!! Joey was rewarded with a time of 16.10. Mark Bleasdale with a new club vest after his vest problems at Wirral in May was 14th in 17.21 and Joe McAloon was second over 70 in 132 place running 28.57