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Longley claims park win; Hundreds in race.



Byline: JAMES PEARCE James Alfred Pearce (December 14, 1805 – December 20, 1862) was an American politician. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the second district of Maryland from 1835-1839 and 1841-1843. He later served as a U.S.  

SOME 400 runners took part in Southport Waterloo's traditional Good Friday Good Friday, anniversary of Jesus' death on the cross. According to the Gospels, Jesus was put to death on the Friday before Easter Day. Since the early church Good Friday has been observed by fasting and penance.  runs around Victoria Park.

The four-mile women's race was won by Liverpool Pembroke Sefton's Kirsty Longley in 24:35.

Joanne Taylor of Kendal took second in 24:42 with Natalie Palin of Liverpool Running Club third in 24:55.

There was also a remarkable run from last year's winner Amanda Crook who finished fourth in 24:55 just a fortnight after giving birth.

Chris Busaileh of Herne Hill Harriers Herne Hill Harriers Athletics Club founded in 1889. Based at Tooting Bec Athletics Track in South London.

A family club and cater for all standards and ages from 10 upwards offering coaching, training and competitions in all track & field events, road, cross-country, indoor
 triumphed in the men's race in 20:08. He beat off the challenge of last year's winner Richard Burney as the Liverpool Harrier had to settle for second in 20:17.

Wirral AC's Alan Woods (20:24) was third with St Helens Sutton's Matthew Crehan (20:43) fourth. Southport Waterloo's James Tartt was seven seconds further back.

The 3k fun run was won by Liverpool Pembroke Sefton's under-15 runner James Grundy who completed the course in 10:41.

Southport Waterloo's Luke Tyson and Andrew Kershaw were second and third in 10:56 and 11:04.

. THE Ernie Gallagher Memorial Medal Meeting for young athletes takes place at Wavertree this Sunday from 11am. Seniors will be in action in the Tom O'Mahoney Memorial Open Track Meeting from 2.30pm.

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WINNER: Liverpool Pembroke Sefton's Kirsty Longley
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 8, 2010
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