Running in a good class field which included the holder for the past three years in English international, J. F. Green, Johnston went into the lead after the first mile and was never headed. Johnston ran very steadily to build up a lead of 60 yards which he held until the last lap when this gap was closed by a determined run by Gates of Liverpool Pembroke, pursued by Green, However, Johnston maintained his effort and finished a comfortable winner by about 20 yards.
This is the fourth District title won by Johnston who was youth champion in 1947 and Junior Champion in 1950 and 1951, and now in his first year as a senior runner he has proved beyond doubt that he is one of the brightest prospects on Merseyside.
Youths - 3 miles. Wallasey failed to finish a team.
This Saturday all members are asked to meet at Liverpool Landing Stage (by Bookstall) at 2 p.m. to journey to Court Hey, Broadgreen for an inter-club run with LiverpoolPembroke , Liverpool Boundary and Preston Harriers. All members are asked to compete so as to assist with team selection for the championships of West Lancs. and Northern areas.