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Tony O'Brian

More success for LPS Senior Men

The Northern Combined Relays were again held at Manchester`s Sport City. Following the previous week’s success at the North West Relays, where overall second and first in the Merseyside Championships was secured by Liverpool Pembroke Sefton’s men, the question was how well would this figure in the wider, tougher Northern context. The answer became clear […]

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Merseyside road relays Champions 2019, Chris Maher, Mark Wynne, Tony O'Brian, Dan Slater

Fantastic result for LPS men in the NW Relays while Kirsty Longley astounds at Salford

The North West Road Relays sponsored by Merseyside County and hosted by Liverpool Pembroke Sefton came to Edge Hill University. On a sunny day there was general appreciation of the facilities at the university, the course and the complex organisation that is required for this type of event. For the local club there was a […]

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Rosie Johnson silver medal at England Champs

Silver for Rosie at Bedford

Following a knee injury a last minute decision by Rosie Johnson to run in the English Under 23 Championships at Bedford paid off for the LPS athlete. A tactical 1500m race played into her hands and she was always thereabouts with the leading group. When the action really started the Bracknell runner Amelia Quirke(4.23.12) was […]

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Ella Jones

Impressive performances by LPS women on the roads

The Tour of Tameside is a series of four events held on successive days over demanding courses. It consists of a Trail 10K, a `Hell on the Fell’ 6 miles, a `Hero Half Marathon’ and culminates in the Hyde 7 mile Road Race. Over 40 miles of tough competition, originally an idea of the legendary […]

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Kirsty beats Jo Pavey

The England and Celtic Masters International Match was incorporated in the huge Birmingham 10K Race that attracted 7000 runners. By virtue of previously beating 40 minute three Liverpool Pembroke Sefton women were invited, Kirsty Longley, Helen Sahgal and Lisa Gawthorne, representing England. After an exhausting week with victories over 5K and a Half Marathon it […]

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Double act deliveries

Division 2 of the Northern Track and Field League is a lot tougher than it first appears with only six teams per match and two certain of relegation a lack of concentration can result in the drop to a very different level of competition as Liverpool Pembroke Sefton has experienced previously. It was therefore a […]

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Dan Slater

London Marathon

Three LPS athletes competed in the London Marathon with distinction. Cambridge University student, Dan Slater, ran an astonishing debut time of 2.36.56 and loved the experience. After being plagued by 18 months of injuries Sammy Rashid, now approaching 55, also recorded an amazing 3.07.16, automatically qualifying for next years event. Danny Gilbody another delighted participant […]

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Tiffany Penfold, Chris Maher, Vicky Gilbody

Encouraging end of winter season

It has been a terrific cross country and road running season for LPS Senior Men and Women. Choice of top performers went to Tiffany Penfold and Chris Maher. Most improved was awarded to Vicki Gilbody. Presentations were made trackside at Edge Hill University.

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LPS Team and Supporters

Another great run from Tiffany

The climax of the winter season is the National Senior 12 and 6 Stage relays at over the legendary demanding course at Sutton Park, Birmingham. Over 50 teams faced the starter for the Women’s six-stager with Debbie Campbell shouldering again the responsibility of lead-off. Demonstrating the courage she has displayed all season, she ground out […]

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John Dobie

Splendid day at Birkenhead Park

The Northern Mens 12 Stage and Womens 6 Stage Road Relays are a highlight of the sporting calendar and returned again to the excellent surroundings of Birkenhead Park. The sun shone on competitors particularly the Liverpool Pembroke Sefton contingent. The combination of short and long legs tests the capacity and resilience of the numerous clubs […]

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