News October 2002

Paul Cadwallader

Paul Cadwallader

Paul Cadwallader wins Southport Autumn 5
Paul Cadwallader was back to his winning ways in the Autumn 5 miler. Perfect running conditions were enjoyed by the 220 finishers in this year’s Southport Autumn 5 road race around a new course including Princes Park, Kings Gardens and Southport’s Promenade
Paul had elected to miss the Sandstone Trail race and have a day out at Southport and was rewarded with another victory in Southport. His time of 26.09 was enough to give him almost a 20 seconds margin over J Worthington of Wigan Phoenix
6th October 2002

Silver medal at Young Athletes Relays
It was second place for our under 17s and silver medals at the North of England young athlete relays at Blackpool. On leg one we had Robert Stocks who ran 10.07 for the A Team, while David Philips ran 10.52 for the B Team. Next off was in form Michael Rimmer who ran 9.40 for the second fastest time of the day. Carl Williams ran leg two for the B Team in 10.46. Andy Donaldson was next with a time of 10.32, while B Team runner Robert Walmsley managed a second faster with 10.31. Ben Jones ran the last leg in 9.57 for the 9th fastest time of the day. Ian Dodd brought home the B Team in 7th place with a run of 11.59 which was enough to win the first B Team prize.
The under 15s came 5th with David Wilkie 11.25, David Furlong 11.00 which was 10 fastest Tom McCarten 11.34 and Chris Melling 11.16. Our under 15s B Team came 10th with Ben Johnson 11.34, Robert Bland 11.15, Joe McKenna 11.40 and Sam Matthews 12.1.
6th October 2002
 Award for Albert 
After a lifetime in the sport Albert Knowles was acknowledged by the North of England in the form of an annual merit award at their AGM on the 5th October. It is a great honour not

Bertie Knowles is presented with his award by LPS President Charles Gains

Bertie Knowles with Charles Gains

only for Albert but also the club Well done Albert and thank you for all the effort you have put back into the sport.
Albert has spent a lifetime in athletics. He came into the sport in the late 1940s after taking part in the local Boys Brigade Cross Country. He joined Boundary Harriers and ran with them for a number of years before he joining Waterloo Harriers. Bertie remained with Waterloo until the early 1970s when they merged with Southport. Along with a number of other ex Waterloo members, Bertie joined Sefton Harriers. He has remained a member ever since and this time embraced the merger with Liverpool Pembroke in 1995. Bertie enjoyed a long and happy career, as an endurance athlete. He took part in many marathons and cross-country events, always willing to travel to the National Cross Country Championships.
Having enjoyed himself as an athlete Bertie then proceeded to put back something into the sport he loved so much. This began with coaching at Netherley, Kirkby and Crosby in the early 80s. To help Sefton Harriers pick up officials points at Northern league fixtures Bertie began his next athletics career as a starter. It is as a starter that most members of the athletics fraternity know him. He is to be seen at almost every athletics event held within Merseyside. Sports Hall, Schools, Disabled, Liverpool & District Cross Country Union and the County AA have all been regular beneficiaries of Bertie’s work. It would be difficult to name another official who has attended as many meetings as Bertie over the last fifteen years. His willingness to help and his early arrivals at fixtures are well known. All this is done by the use of public transport, as Bertie does not drive! In an age when we witness a tendency to consume without a thought of also putting back, it is refreshing to see the Berties of this world buck the trend and give back more than they ever took out of the sport.
9th October 2002

LPS senior forced into second place.

LPS Under 17 men

LPS Under 17 men

Liverpool Harriers proved to strong at the opening Reebok fixture at Sefton Park. Packing 6 in the first 12 it was always going to difficult to beat. We did however pack our 6 in 24 so with two fixtures left it is all to play fore. Paul Cadwallader lead us home in second place with from Henry Stewart, Sammy Rashid, Mark Donghue, Des McIvor and Adam Clancy we did have a young feel to the team with three of the six being juniors.
Mike Rimmer won the U/17s race with Robert stocks second and Paul McHugh forth. In the U/15s Chris Melling and David Furlong came home third and forth. Robert McLauglin was our lead runner in the U/13 in 4th place.
19th October 2002

Difficult time at National 6 Stage
The Relay season was always going to be an uphill struggle after a difficult time at Sefton Park. When you have only the minimum number on the Monday before the event it never looks good. Bernie Murphy had even asked the Club Secretary to bring his kit just in case he was needed but alas the Secretary was busy at home and could not travel this year after stepping in at the last minute last season. In the end we were a runners short for a complete team. Well done to all the lads who travelled down to Birmingham and got a run although
25th October 2002


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