News April 2005

Spring Relays

Steve Murphy in action at Heaton Park

Steve Murphy in action at Heaton Park

The Liverpool Pembroke Sefton Young Athletes were at Birmingham for the National Road Relay Championships. In this fiercely competitive event the Under 13 squad did well to finish 8th team. Jake Helm led off with a sparkling 13.50 leg followed by Mike McCarten in 14.39 and anchor man Chris Hesketh on 14.19.Over at Heaton Park, Manchester the Senior men were engaged in the Northern 12-Stage relay, a mixture of 5 and 3 mile legs. Star performer Jimmy Boardman led off in a sound 9th position and the club stayed in contact with the stronger clubs for six stages before succumbing to later pressure and finishing 29th. Three of the club`s promising youngsters contested the short stages with Rob Stocks on 15.43, Michael Rimmer 16.03 and a very brave Carl Williams at 16.21. They were not intimidated by the many class seniors around them and the club`s future looks in good hands.
2 & 3 April 2005

Track & Field Leagues Commence
The track and field season started with the Liverpool Pembroke Sefton club travelling to Ellesmere Port for a National Junior League match. Star performer among the men was Liam Wignall with a very useful double win in the Long Jump with 5.78 and a Triple Jump leap of 12.82. Mark Grimshaw was well clear of the opposition in the 400m in a classy 50.4 while Alex Stokes looked equally emphatic in taking the 100m in 11.4. The club`s overall sprint strength was reflected in the men taking the short sprint relay(Stokes, Grimshaw, Mark Ogden and James Harris) and the 4 x 400m, Mark Grimshaw teaming up with Tom Daniels, Mark Leicester and Michael Rimmer to devastate the opposition. June Swift impressed with a 2.21.2 800m and Keri Massey had a good day out in the throws. Also we had a winner in the Javelin…Ann-Marie Pennington,  Keri Massey won the Hammer

Meanwhile at Croxteth Park Jimmy Boardman lost out narrowly to Liverpool Harrier Phil McGlory in a sprint finish in the club-promoted 10K road race which attracted over 300 runners.
Report Charles Gains
24 April 2005


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