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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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Oliver Sutcliffe

English Schools at Leeds

For many the English Schools Cross Country Championships are the height of the season. This year they returned to Temple Newsham Park, Leeds, normally a picturesque setting but not helped on this occasion by high wind and driving rain. Several Liverpool Pembroke Sefton athletes competed creditably for their counties. In the Junior Boys race Michael […]

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County pride

The Inter-counties Cross Country Championships were once again held at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough. The course was undulating and good underfoot although the windy conditions were not entirely helpful. Liverpool Pembroke Sefton Harrier`s representatives were spread over three counties and abundantly demonstrated their selections. Early up Tiffany Penfold, unable to run in the Under 20 event, […]

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Chris Maher, Dan Gilbody, John Dobie, Rob Wood, Graham Cairns Mark Wynne, Tony O'Brian, Fletcher Foster, Vicky Gilbody, Tiff Penfold

Challenging hills and record rankings

The Cuerden Valley cross country course is the most challenging of the series in the Mid-Lancs League. The continual ups and downs offer little opportunity for even paced running but it did suit many in the Liverpool Pembroke Sefton contingent The Under 17 Men looked strong with Oliver Sutcliffe(4), Tom Corcoran(8) and Daniel Howells(10) but […]

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Tiffany Penfold

Tiff toughs it out at Leeds

The National Cross Country Championships rarely attracts media interest but is truly one of the never-to-be-missed events of the sporting calendar. Rotated around the country it came to rest in the grounds of the 250 year old Harewood House in Leeds. On a beautiful day the course was dry but with some tough demanding hills. […]

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Debbie Campbell

Debbie Queen of the Hill

There was a poignancy to the 49th running of the Parbold Hill race following the recent death of its founder Derek Dalton. The popularity of the race held over nearly 7 miles of tough hills and country he initiated remains undiminished and some 461 completed the course in perfect conditions. Superbly organised by Skelmersdale Boundary […]

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L&D Champions 2019

Resurgent LPS take District titles

There was a buzz in the air even before the start of the Liverpool and District Cross Country Championships at Allerton. The Liverpool Pembroke Sefton club were fielding strong squads in both the men’s and women’s races. From the gun LPS was prominent especially Chris Maher who is having a stunning season. He could comfortably […]

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Tiffany Penfold

Another great performance from Tiffany

The Northern Cross Country Championships were again held at Pontefract over a dry, rolling course. In spite of not racing since early December the Liverpool Pembroke Sefton international Tiffany Penfold unhesitatingly took the lead in the Junior Women`s race, pressurising her rivals. Her initial 10 second lead began to evaporate though in the final kilometre […]

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