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Keeping up with the Jones

Here’s Dave Brown’s update from the Northerns and English schools. Let us begin with the English Schools Championships at the all new super-duper Alexander Stadium. To be fair it is a grand setting and, much as I dislike the throws being held in the back yard, at least they’ve now tidied it up a little. […]

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Ralph SInclair, debut

You can’t tie a Kangaroo down …. sport

OK all, there has been a LOT of athletics going on this weekend so, as usual, I’ll apologise up front but I am going to have to distill it down a bit from my usual weighty tome. Generally I will try to mention everyone but there really are just too many this time; but I […]

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Top Gun Harrison feeling the need for speed

Last weekend saw the Northern area outdoor championships at Sport City, Manchester. With spectacular lack of forethought and planning Coldplay and Elton John both decided to put gigs on that clashed with ours. To complete the travel and parking carnage Man City and Man Utd were playing the FA Cup final at Wembley; at least […]

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Return of the Macc. Northern League – Match 1 Report

Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your ears, get a few biccies and a mug of tea and settle in for the long haul. This has been one very busy weekend.   Saturday kicked off with our first Northern League match at Macclesfield with a few new teams and lots of new faces. Of course our […]

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Hot days and some sizzling performances

Thanks to Dave Brown for providing the end of season update, plus a few sizzling performances in the track and field. Here is Dave’s report on the final week.  Things kicked off at Blackpool on Saturday with the end of season Mid Lancs medal meeting (before the Stanley park track gets a much needed facelift). […]

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Sandy Clarkson

LPS at the English Schools

Congratulations to LPS athletes Mark Roberts and Sandy Clarkson on their recent participation in the English Schools Track and Field Championships in Manchester. On Friday, Mark competed for Lancashire in the Senior Boys 400m, running 48.91s in the seeding heat and then achieving a PB of 48.40s in the A final (previous PB 48.71s) finishing […]

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LPS pick up medals at Northern Championships

Last weekend saw a number of LP&S athletes in Championship action of one form or another. For some of the younger ones the objective was more about giving themselves a chance at English Schools’ selection. As seems to be the norm, two of Dave McCombs high jumpers have done just that. Sandy Clarkson claimed the […]

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Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts enters Youth Talent Program

Promising young middle distance runner Mark Roberts has been accepted into ‘Youth Talent Programme’ for 2020-22. This is an invitation-only programme run between Loughborough College and England Athletics which has grown from the former AASE scheme and is aimed ay developing the country’s most promising youths. Congratulations to both Mark and his coach Mark Bleasdale […]

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County Championships – Roll of Honour

Merseyside U20M High Jump Gold Owen Southern U17M High Jump Gold Sandy Clarkson U15W High Jump Gold Millie O’Hanlon U17M Javelin Gold Bill Steel U17M Shot Gold Bill Steel U17M Discus Gold Finley McKenna U20W Long Jump Gold Erin Birchall SM 200m Silver Harry Doran U20M High Jump Silver Tom Kwissa U17W Triple Jump Silver […]

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James wins Northern Bronze

Jamie Hopkins represented LPS in the U17 Heptathlon at the U17/U15 English/Northern Indoor Combined Events comp at Sheffield, and earned 3rd place in the Northern competition. The heptathlon takes two days to complete and consists of 60m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt, 60m Hurdles, Pole Vault & 1000m Two days of very high standard […]

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