|Lindsey & Courtney finish 15th at British University Championships!
It was a good day out is Scotland for two of LPS students as Lindsey Doyle (Birmingham Uni) and Courtney Birch (Oxford) travelled north to Dundee for the British University Championships. Courtney elected to run the long race and finished 15 in this top class field. Lindsey opted for the shorter event and matched Courtney’s run by also finishing 15th! Results Rob Stocks races to second spot
A big win still eludes Rob Stocks who finished a very good second in the Senior Lancashire Schools Cross Country Championships at Blackburn. The Runshaw College student has a drawer full of silver and bronze medals but his talent and persistence will surely lead to the gold eventually. At the Inter-level Chris Melling(9), David Wilkie(16) and Sam Glynn(19) helped the West Lancashire team to bronze medals. Andrew Bowen was a good 5th at in the Junior race but the West Lancs team slipped to fourth spot. Year 7 provided a surprise victory for West Lancashire with Jason Newall(8), Josh Morris(11) and Jake Helm(14). The next outing for the Liverpool Pembroke Sefton club is the Mid-Lancs League at Astley Park, Chorley
Report Charles Gains
7 February 2004
|Rimmer Shines on the Country
The penultimate Mid-Lancs Cross Country League match was held at Astley Park, Chorley. Liverpool Pembroke Sefton 800m international, Michael Rimmer, rarely wins over the country but on this occasion he took the Under 20 race. His preparation for the World Junior Championships later in the year shows he is on course for another great track and field season. Team mate Steve Doneghan finished 4th. In the Senior race Jimmy Boardman was also 4th.The Under 17s were again first with Carl Williams(4), Chris Melling(5) and Mark Leicester(8). The League title looks assured. Elsewhere the Under 15s were second, Andrew Bowen(7), Martin Cooke(15), Joe McKenna(17) and Russell Irving(22). The first Under 13 runner was Jack Helm(23). The final match is in March at Leyland and the Ormskirk based squad are on course for two first team places, a second and third. Coach, John Bradshaw, would be satisfied with that sort of season.
Report Charles Gains
14 February 2004
|Indoors & On the Country LPS Athletes have busy weekend
Phil Taylor demonstrated superb early season form with an excellent double in the Birmingham Games Indoor meeting. After taking the Under 20 200m in 22.90 he turned his attention to the 400m and raced clear of the opposition to record 49.92. The Loughborough student is clearly in great shape for the coming track and field season. The National Cross Country Championships at Leeds against the magnificent backdrop of Temple Newsham House was the usual display of fierce club competition. Best individual performance from Liverpool Pembroke Sefton was the consistent Rob Stocks who finished 26th in the Under 17 race and with Carl Williams(60), Chris Melling(124) and Mark Leicester(152) were 11th team. In the Under 15 race in 19th team spot were Joe McKenna(88), Joe Nelson(114), Martin Cooke(129) and Andrew Bowen(145). The Under 20`s were led to 11th position by Henry Stewart(56) and Steve Donegan(78), Michael Rimmer(92) and Rob Walmsley(140). The Under 13s struggled to complete a team with Dave Barber(191), Matt Lloyd(223) and Mick McCarten(259). The Senior Men`s potentially difficult season was completed in fine style with the club finishing 35th team out of 116 and the following placing out of 1400 competitors, Jimmy Boardman(151), Steve Freeman(231), Adam Clansey(261), Sammy Rashid(321), Luke Sanders(534) and Jeff Mason(566). Among the club`s women performers in the Under 20 race Maria Barrett(40) unexpectedly beat Kiera Vogel(44). Erin Halsall was 86th in her race and Emma Bowen 107 in the Under 13s.
Report Charles Gains
21 February 2004
|AAA of England Indoor Title for Phil Taylor
At the AAA of England Under 20 Indoor Championships in Birmingham sprint sensation, Phil Taylor, stunned everyone by taking the title in emphatic style. After winning his heat in 49.77 he stepped up a gear to take the semi-final in 49.04. But there was even more to come. He rocketed away in the Final going through 200m in a breathtaking 22.64 and was never headed, coming home in 48.47. Not since the days of Guy Bullock, another Liverpool Pembroke Sefton athlete, has Ormskirk produced such an outstanding talent. Coach, Ray Twentyman, is clearly delighted with his protégé and forecasts some exciting times in the outdoor season. Interestingly, as Loughborough student Taylor stepped up for his medal he found it was to be presented by Mrs Pat Green, North of England President, and also a Life Member of Liverpool Pembroke Sefton. Another LPS competitor, Mark Grimshaw ran a personal best of 50.6, an excellent performance, but somewhat overshadowed by the explosive Phil Taylor.
29 February 2004