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LPS Seniors at Arrowe Park

Chris and Tiff star at Arrowe Park

The cross country season got off for Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton harriers to an extremely wet and wind swept start. The senior men and women were partaking in the Liverpool and District League at Arrowe Park while the rest of the club made the long trip to Ulverston for a Mid Lancs League fixture. At […]

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Mike Beisty

Mike Beisty flies the LPS flag down under

Mike Beisty is the son of Ken Beisty, sadly deceased but whose story figures in the Pembroke history. Mike is enormously proud of the club connection in spite of permanent exile in Australia. Running in his club vest in the Lake Macquarie 10.5k Road Race in August, he finished outright in 11th place in 39.46 […]

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Kirsty in Rible Valley 10k

Kirsty takes Northern bronze medal

Liverpool Pembroke Sefton star, Kirsty Longley, is having a series of remarkable runs at the age of 41. In the highly popular New Year`s Eve Ribble Valley 10K she battled winds to finish 84th overall and 7th Female behind international Laura Weightman. This gave her the first Over 40 prize in a time of 35.47 […]

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The winning sprint relay quartet who in 1953 took both the Northern and National Junior 4 x 100 yard titles, Jim Railton, Fred Hughes, Geoff Brandwood & Peter Matthews)

Jan (Jim) Railton

News reaches us that Jim Railton has died aged 81. His career can be found in our Liverpool Pembroke History section under the title of `The remarkable Jim Railton’. Jim was a sprinter ahead of his time. As a pupil at the Liverpool Collegiate School he set numerous school records at 100yds, 220yds, 440yds and […]

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Kirsty Longley

Jenny and Kirsty sparkle

Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton stars, Jenny Pyatt and Kirsty Longley, had a weekend to remember. Guesting for Liverpool Harriers at a Youth Development League in Preston, Jenny threw the Discus an amazing 45.11m. The 18 year old  immediately leapt into the top 10 UK athletes and third in the Junior lists. Needless to say it […]

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Excellent Endurance Video, a must see

This film was made in 1979 and has interviews with athletes trained by the great coach, Arthur Lydiard. One of these is Jack Foster who gave up cycling in his 30`s and took up running. He was a member of Liverpool Pembroke AC before he left for New Zealand and went on to represent that […]

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Welcome return for Kevin Usher

LPS were at Clarke Gardens for the annual Liverpool and District Cross country championships which date back to 1892. There was a good turn out of members but all eyes were on Kevin Usher who has not competed at this level for over 20 years. At 50 the former class act has certainly not lost […]

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Dan Slater

A medal for courage?

Knowsley Safari Park, venue for the Northern Cross Country Championships, is a troubling terrain at the best of times but rain had churned up sections to challenge the hardiest. Liverpool Pembroke Sefton hopes rested on their Under 17 squad that already had piled up titles this season. The initial uphill charge saw the two Dans, […]

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Kai Finch

Three silvers at Sheffield

Liverpool Pembroke Sefton athletes collected yet another clutch of medals at the Northern Indoor Athletic Championships at Sheffield. Three silvers would be considered an excellent  day`s haul but Senior Danny Higham(400m in 49.50), Under 20 Joe Milton(400m in 49.38) and Under 17 Kai Finch (High Jump with 1.90m) are of such calibre they will go […]

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LPS silver medal winning team, (L-R) Helen Sahgal, Lisa Gawthorne, Vicky Jones, Kirsty Longley

Double Dan Drama

The county cross country championships saw Liverpool Pembroke Sefton once again head in different directions as the Merseyside contingent were competing at a damp Sherdley Park while the Lancastrians were tackling the unforgiving slopes of Witton Park in Blackburn. The club’s Under 17 Men are flourishing and this was demonstrated by double Dan victories. At […]

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