You The Making of an Olympian is the title of a book currently published by New Generation Publishing. It is the autobiography of Tom Farrell the talented Liverpool Harrier who competed at both the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 and the following Olympics in Rome.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]