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Grand Prix Awards

The 2019 Grand Prix Awards presentation will take place after Knowsley Harriers’ Willowbrook 5k at Halewood on Saturday 7 December approximately 11.15am.  See list of winners

NW & M’side Road Relays

The prospectus for the 2019 North West Road Relays, inc M’side champs, has now been published.  See here

Services to athletics award, 2019

The county committee awarded the 2019 meritorious services to athletics award postumously to Wally Bridson.

Wally had a long time connection with L’pool Pembroke & Sefton and, on retirement, he accepted the role of Secretary of the Club. His enthusiasm and commitment was boundless and he advanced the club to new levels of efficiency and recognition in the wider community.

He also took on roles within the county,  including  Vice President, and within Merseyside Schools. He was ever-present and willing to undertake numerous and sometimes onerous jobs. He qualified as an official in different capacities and was latterly much in demand as a Starter . Both County and Schools will miss his presence.

His commitment went well beyond that of a normal volunteer and he would frequently travel long distances on public transport to fulfil even a modest engagement. His easy manner endeared him to officials and coaches alike and to the many athletes to whom he gave quiet encouragement.

It really is no exaggeration to say he was truly an outstanding official, colleague and friend.

Inter Counties XC team

Following the County and the Northern cross country championships, county selectors have now decided the teams to represent Mersyside at the Inter Counties Champs at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Saturday 9th March. Click here for Full Team Listing.

Walter “Wally” Bridson

It is with sadness that I report that Walter “Wally” Bridson died on Saturday morning, 8th December 2018. Until ill health forced a retirement earlier this year, Wally was the long-time Secretary of Liverpool, Pembroke & Sefton H & AC, Vice President and active member of Merseyside County Athletic Association and an athletics official for his club and county serving as an Endurance official, as a Track Judge, a Timekeeper and more recently as a Starter.  His considerable contribution to athletics will be greatly missed.  The funeral is on Thursday 20th December at 12 noon at St Benet’s Church, Copy Lane, Netherton, L30 7PE.

Road GP Winners

The presentation of Road Grand Prix awards will again take place after the December Halewood 5k (on 1 December). Race starts at 10.30am and presentation will take place at about 11.15am. Could clubs ensure award winners are aware of these arrangements and confirm they will be able to attend the presentation. Grateful if 5K runners too could stay after the race and support the winners. See List of winners.  Tim Warn