Mark Roberts

A successful 2021 track season for Mark Roberts

Despite the persistent interruption of competition and the difficulties in accessing tracks during the last eighteen months LPS’s under 17 athlete Mark Roberts was still able to record a very successful 2021 track season  In his first year in the under 20 age group Mark Roberts competed well in both the Northern Championships at Leigh […]

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Chris Maher

Northern Road Relay Championship

Redcar – Northern Road Relays 18th September 2021 It was an early start on Saturday for the 3 hour trip to Redcar, where we had two strong teams representing the club in the Northern Road Relays. The race this week was a step up in quality from the North West relays the previous week with […]

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Tony O'Brien

Tony O’Brien Podcast

A very full and in depth podcast interview with are very own Tony O’Brien is available on this link. For those who might not know Tony’s outstanding background in running this is certainly worth a listen. Tony who has recently joined our endurance coaching team also gives his thoughts on training and his general philosophy […]

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Kirsty moves to 4th on UK All Time List.

Kirsty Longley’s impressive road running form continues as she moved up to forth place on the UK all time list for V45/ for the half marathon. Running as part of a full England team at the Antrim Coast half marathon on the 29th August, on a breezy day she turned in yet another stunning performance […]

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Tom Farrell

The Making of an Olympian

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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Evergreen Kirsty Longley gets another England call up

At the tender age of 45 Kirsty Longley has earned another senior England vest having been selected for the Antrim half-marathon team. Despite all the difficulties of the last eighteen months Kirsty has remained fit and has been suitably reward with her forth England vest. https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/2021-antrim-coast-half-marathon-team-selected/  

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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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Mark Roberts

Silver for Mark Roberts at English Schools

Mark Roberts won silver in the 400m at the English Schools Championships last weekend at SportCity Manchester. In a thrilling final Mark ran a very impressive 48.40 which sends him up the rankings. In form Mark also turned in a very impressive 1.53 800m earlier this season. It’s a good started to a delayed season […]

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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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Tommy Hagan 1948-2021

Former club endurance coach Tommy Hagan died peacefully at home on 4th May 2021. Those who trained at Kirkby in the early to mid 1990s will probably remember Tommy as a no nonsense coach who was extremely generous with his time and commitment to his athletes. Tommy came from a competitive cycling background and he […]

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