|Doran runner up in the rankings
The recently published UK track and field rankings for 2005 places Liverpool Pembroke Sefton athlete, Harry Doran, second in the Under 15 400m. Doran is a mere five hundreths of a second off top spot in a scintillating 50.82 which is additionally the tenth best of all time. He joins club mate Michael Rimmer in the dizzy heights of the sport. Rimmer had previously been ranked second as well in the Under 20 800m. Another local sprinter appears among the country’s elite. Nathan Hilton is 11th in the same 400m list as Doran in 52.3 and also manages a very respectable 23.36 200m to claim the national 16th spot. The rise of LPS track athletes contrasts with the struggling senior men’s cross country fortunes. After an encouraging 4th placing in the previous Liverpool and District League fixture they were at Beacon Park for the final match. Numerous absences meant there was barely a team available. However, Adam Clansey came home 12th followed by Steve Donegan who was a pleasing 20th. Mark Leicester made 43 with veterans, Robbie Wood(69), Gill Darby(95) and Richie Webster(107) closing in for seventh team place. For a club that once dominated the local scene these are difficult times.
Report Charles Gains
4 December 2005