Area Vests for Laura & Phil
| Paul Cadwallader 7th in Liverpool Half Marathon
Running his first half marathon for a few years Paul Cadwallader showed he had not lost his apatite for the distance when he ran a creditable 70:08 to be the first local runner home in a field of over 1700. Paul was backed up by Bernie Murphy (12th) 71:53 fresh from his 5k win at Walton Park on Wednesday, John Kilbane (13th) was next running 73:01 with Joey Parkinson (14th) in 73:29. Having placed 4 in the first 14 we once again we claimed the team title in this event with Liverpool H second and Liverpool RC third.
1st September 2002
|Paul Pudney comes to grief at Vets 5k
Club stalwart Paul Pudney came to grief in the European Vets Champs in Germany last month. Paul who has been running well all summer was hoping for a medal in the 5k and was in sub 15.20 form going into the race. I will let Paul explain what happened next. “Well things went a bit wrong in Germany. Was with the leading group of 6/7 at 2k, on about 15min pace. Not bad considering it was over 30 degrees, in old money that’s hot! (and pretty windy saw a triple jump when the wind was 3.5 m/s). Then got tripped from behind, fell heavily. Got up tried to run, but new something was wrong with my arm, had to stop again after 50m. Ended up in hospital, I have got a fractured elbow! What is more I think I could got a medal, third placer ended up at 15.18, although I think the heat had something to do with the slow time. Who said running is not a tough sport?” It looks like Paul will be out till about Christmas. We wish him a speedy recovery.
6th September 2002
|Bernie Murphy wins Liverpool Corporate Cup
Bernie Murphy continued with his impressive racing form with a victory in the 13th Liverpool Corporate Cup. Bernie’s winning time was 15:34. Next home was Joey Parkinson also enjoying a good run of form, Joey’s time was 16:17 Jon Rice is down as running 17:16 on the results, I am told Mark Bleasdale also ran although I cannot seem to find him in the results!
If Bernie and Joey can show this kind of form in the relays we should do well.
8th September 2002
|4th Place at Promotion Match 15 September
After a long season our Junior Men’s team had one last fixture at Cleckheaton for the Promotion match to the national Junior League. Despite having our weakest team of the season we still finished in 4th place and ahead of our main rivals Trafford. Gateshead won the fixture and can look forward a lot more travel next season.
15th September 2002
|Senior Men win Merseyside County Relay title
LPS senior men took the County Road Relay title in the combined North West Relays held in Stockport. Finishing 5th overall LPS beat Liverpool Harriers to take the Merseyside crown. This years relays saw a departure from the normal six stages to a new four stage race. Sammy Rashid went off on leg one and ran 21:11 bring us in 6th place, next was in form Bernie Murphy who ran 20:21 and brought us in first place after a storming run which was the 5th fastest time of the day. An under the weather Joey Parkinson ran 21:42 on leg three and handed over in second place to Des McIvor who ran 22:09 to hold off Liverpool Harriers on leg four to bring us in a total time of 1:25:23. The event was won by Salford Harriers in 1:23:25
21st September 2002
|Senior Men 10th in Northern Relay
On a perfect afternoon for running, our senior men once again qualified for the National 6 stage relays next month at Sutton Coalfield. The North of England six stage relay was once again held a Sefton Park and was well supported by local clubs. The A team was lead off by Sammy Rashid who once again made the trip over from Sheffield to compete for the club. Sammy worked hard and came in just behind Liverpool Harrier Phil McGlory. Des McIvor after running anchor last Saturday at Stockport ran a steady opening leg for the B team. Paul Cadwallader went off with Glen Groves but this time Glen got the better and Liverpool Harriers had established a 50 metre lead at the end of leg two. Jim Eden went on two for the B team and worked hard. Stage three was the turn of in form Bernie Murphy who was able to overhaul Liverpool Harriers and hand over to Tom Snape who maintained our lead over Liverpool Harriers. Mark Bleasdale went off on this leg for the B team. Joey Parkinson was next off and he held off a strong challenge from Rob Cushion. Long lost and not very often seen Chris Henry was next for the B team (Nice to see you running again Chris). New boy Bill Yoxall had his first taste of relay running on this stage for the B team. All was set for the last leg with Alan Woods taking over with a fifty metre lead over ex LPS old boy Richie Shearer on the last leg for Liverpool. Richie will not catch and past Alan Woods many times during his athletics career but this was one of them and Liverpool Harriers turned the tables on us from last week with a narrow but well earned win. We finished 10th 5 minutes and 59 seconds behind winners Salford