News May 2004

Nathan wins Waterloo 15k
Another victory by Nathan Vengdasalam to follow on his recent bridge race win last month was the order of the day at Blundell Sands as LPS kept up their excellent record at this very popular event. His winning margin of over a minute was enough for the recently turned 40 Nathan, who last won this event in 2000 was also a runner up in 1999 behind the late Benson Masha. Paul Cadwallader making a welcome return to racing was 4th. Paul also a previous winner of this event in 2002 & 2001 will make a useful addition to LPS options in the coming months. Another interesting name spotted in the results was Steve Murphy who has not raced for some time came home in 33rd place.
To add to another successful day Adam Clancy won the 5k open event at this meeting.
3rd May 2004 
Busy Bank Holiday weekend for LPS Athletes
The Senior men and women opened their campaign at Stockport. Rejoining the club after a sojourn in the United States Dave Readle produced top class performances with triple wins in the Shot(16.06), Discus(41.38) and Hammer(45.55). With veterans Mark Line and Merrik Bousfield providing strong B event support it was a clean sweep of the Men`s throws. Clearly the throws squad at Edge Hill College is thriving as Natalie Walsh(27.32) and clubmate Keri Massey(24.57)  did exactly the same in the Women`s Discus. Michael Rimmer is a joy to watch making 3.58.8 for the 1500m look like a stroll in the park. Club mate Ben Jones took the B race. Decathlete Jon Rice added to the first placings with a 110m High Hurdles in 16.3 and High Jump of 1.90m. Not to be outdone by the men Helen Green won the B 400m in 65.4 aand Long Jump with 4.18 and Nicki Bear the 800m in 2.21.9. Debbie Sephton`s High Jump of 1.55 was well clear of the opposition. It was a fine afternoon for the local club. The controversial new scoring system saw the club place overall third to Trafford and Blackburn.
3rd May 2004 
Young Athletes
The track and field season has started with the usual flurry of activity. Liverpool Pembroke Sefton Young Athletes travelled to Wakefield for their first league match. Clearly the club has wintered well and there were numerous outstanding performances. Most striking was Sam Hutchinson`s Under 15 800m win in 2.05.6 which was to earn him the Man of the Match award. The club`s reputation as a breeding ground for fine 400m runner was enhanced as wins were also recorded for the U17 event by Martin McCracken in 53.0 and U15 colleague Jack Martin in 54.1. Chris Hesketh was an excellent U13 winner of the 1500m in 4.58.4. The girls were equally active with Natalie Walsh`s U17 discus winning throw of 33.0m catching the eye. Points were piled up everywhere as the club finished second overall to the powerful Gateshead team.
9 May 2004


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