A tough job keep­ing up with the Jone­ses

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Martin Mere - BY WALLY BRIDSON

Fleet­wood (pic­tured) said: “It (Carnoustie course record) sounds good, doesn’t it? You don’t re­ally think too much about it whilst you’re play­ing, and to hole that one on the last for a course record, all in all, it was a good day’s work, wasn’t it!

“Any time you have a course record, es­pe­cially on a golf course like this, it’s bril­liant to have. I’m very proud at the mo­ment.

“When I turned up this week, I hadn’t been prac­tis­ing whilst I was at home, so I had a week where I didn’t do any­thing and that week feels like a year when you’re in the mid­dle of it.

“I was pleas­antly sur­prised when I come on the range on Tues­day. I hit it al­right but yes­ter­day, I played okay, but I re­ally en­joyed be­ing back in com­pe­ti­tion where ev­ery shot counts.

“With such big events com­ing up, I don’t think any­thing will be over with the Race to Dubai un­til it’s fi­nally done. But if I can keep mak­ing that cush­ion a lit­tle bit big­ger, then it will feel a lot nicer.”

TEN Liver­pool Pem­broke & Sefton run­ners com­peted in the Orm­skirk 10K race, with two of them claim­ing podium fin­ishes.

Seven­teen year old Dan Jones was a com­fort­able win­ner of the men’s race in a time 34.15, with younger brother, Adam, fin­ish­ing 6th (37.25).

He was fol­lowed home by Andy Foster in 8th place (38.14), Mike Gall 10th (38.42), Michael An­der­son 13th (39.50), Danny Gil­body 19th (40.34), Steve Len­non 25th (41.47), while Sam Carr 31st (43.04) just man­aged to hold off veteran Mark Hud­son who fin­ished 32nd (43.06).

Vic­to­ria Gil­body was the club’s sole fe­male com­peti­tor in the race and she manged to fin­ish 27th over­all but sec­ond lady

At the National Road Re­lays, the club’s un­der 17 men’s team com­peted at Sut­ton Park in Birm­ing­ham. Sev­enty seven teams started the race with each com­peti­tor hav­ing to com­plete a 3.86K lap of the park.

First off was Ross Har­ri­son whose time of 13.04 brought the team home in 44th place.

Next up was Tom Dick­in­son but he couldn’t im­prove the sit­u­a­tion, drop­ping one place to fin­ish 45th (13.36).

How­ever, the best was saved for leg 3 with Adam Jones (12.46) hav­ing a great run and mak­ing up 15 places to bring the club home in 30th place and sec­ond Lan­cashire team.

LPS mem­bers who took part in the Orm­skirk 10k and (be­low) Vic­to­ria Gil­body and Dan Jones

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