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We find out a little more about Merseyside’s Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton from international runner, Kirsty Longley...

Pembroke AC How did it all begin? Our history can be traced way back to the late 19th century and two of the city’s oldest running clubs, Pembroke AC (1890) and Sefton Harriers AC (1889). We merged in 1995 but remain very proud of our heritage; there is a website that traces the history of both clubs over the years.

A little about the club? We are an athletics club that caters for male and female athletes from Year 6 pupils and above.  We draw our membership from a wide area but principally Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley and West Lancashire.  There is no requirement for membership other than determination to train hard regularly.

How often do you train? Our regular club training takes place at Ormskirk track on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and the occasional Sunday.  Sessions are generally split into four or different groups and are always coach-led.

Always on road? We have regular track sessions and we have a brand new natural surface fitness trail around the new track, which is regarded as integral to core training all disciplines.  We have a unique opportunity with the fitness trail to create to our knowledge something no club has ever attempted.

Coaching approach? An athlete-centred approach to enable athletes to reach their potential.

Kirsty Longley

Claim to fame? Michael Rimmer is the first male 800m runner to win national titles at 15, 17, 20 and as a senior athlete he has won six national titles.  He has been to Beijing and two European and three Wold Championships.  Our rising star is Rosie Johnson, English school’s 1500m champion.  Kirsty Longley - pictured below right - is also deserving of mention, having finished in first place at numerous events and represented her country.

New members welcome? Due to the size of the club, we are able to welcome athletes of all ages and levels, whether they are just starting out or have been running for years.  There’s always a buzz of excitement when a newbie arrives at our training sessions and we try to make them feel as comfortable as possible.

Running in Merseyside? As a club with a presence in the area we are in the perfect position to promote physical activity.  We’ve always maintained active links within the local community and schools to try and get young people involved.

Friendly rivalry with other clubs? Of course! Southport Waterloo and Liverpool Harriers.  This is always on good terms though, and we look forward to seeing familiar faces at different events.

Club Motto? A quality club in a quality setting, taking athletics seriously.

Find out more about the club by visiting their website