Archive | July, 2013

Graeme and Michael at the Anniversary Games

Graeme Ballard was among the many athletes returning to the Olympic Stadium for the Sainsbury`s Anniversary Games. Following his bronze medal in the previous week’s IPC World Championships he was clearly in fine form and relishing the televised occasion in front of a 60,000 sell-out crowd. His T36 100m Final provided him with an opportunity […]

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Graeme Ballard

Graeme bronze at IPC World Championships

Graeme Ballard had mixed fortunes at the IPC World Championships in Lyons. In his T36 category he was up against the formidable Russian, Shvetcov who powered to an easy 100m victory in 11.90. Graeme was a respectable third in 12.48 but must have found it galling to see his world record taken away from him. […]

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Rosie supreme in Dublin

Rosie Johnson celebrated her first track and field international selection in┬ástyle. Running in Dublin in the Home Countries Schools International she ran an almost identical 1500m race that had given her the national title two weeks previously. Her great rival, Harriet Knowles-Jones, again forced the pace hoping to run the steam out of the Liverpool […]

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Michael Rimmer after winning his 6th AAA 800m title

Rimmer takes another title

Michael Rimmer was at Birmingham on the hottest day of the year for the British 800m Championships and World Championship trials. Having successfully negotiated his heat in 1.48.86 he found he had to work a lot harder in the final. With 250m to go he was well clear of his rivals and although tying up […]

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Tabo Huntley reports on Graeme Ballard as he heads for the World Championships

Well that is it, 9th July sees Graeme’s last track session in the UK before heading out to the British Athletics Holding Camp in France and then onto Lyon for the IPC World Athletics Championships (19th to 27th July). Graeme goes into the WC leading the world rankings in the 100m and second for the […]

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Joe Milton takes the English Schools 300m title

Stunning weekend for LPS athletes

History was set for Liverpool Pembroke Sefton at the English School`s Track and Field Championships in Birmingham. Two LPS athletes collected the topmost honours. Intermediate Rosie Johnson has come off a highly successful winter programme which included gaining an international vest. She was 8th ranked in the country at 1500m at the start of the […]

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Jim Crehan

Many of our club older members will be sadden to hear of the death of local athletes Jim Crehan. Jim was a member of Sutton Harriers and later Warrington AC, he had bravely battled cancer for the last few years but his battled ended on 1July. For me detail follow the link below to Northern […]

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Dave McComb snr 2012

Dave McComb Snr: A delightful and irrepressible character.

Dave McComb Snr (76), father of club coach Dave McComb, has died of a heart attack. A sports fanatic he came into athletics largely via his son and quickly became part of the scene as a very astute coach, particularly the Pole Vault, and as a field event official. He will be mainly remembered though […]

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Greg Callaghan June 2013

Fabulous fifty!

Greg Callaghan is one of LPS’s most loyal members. He recently ran the Freckleton Half Marathon, both he and the race celebrating their 50th year. A record field charged around the lanes of the Fylde coast in conditions that were far from ideal. The men`s race was won by Ben Fish for a record sixth […]

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English Schools prospects

The forthcoming English Schools Track and Field Championships at Birmingham sees Liverpool Pembroke Sefton fielding six quality athletes. For Merseyside Joe Milton takes on the Under 15 300m. Joe has had an amazing season and his current time of 36.9 places him second in the National rankings. Also in the hunt for medals will be […]

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