Of the 13 events Wallasey won 9 and in all of them our place scoring was high. One of the most pleasing results was the 4 x 220 senior relay race won by Wallasey in 1min. 46 secs. and which proved that they several up and coming young sprinters. The results were as follows:-
Senior: 100 yds., L. Platt (Wal) 10.9 secs.; 440 yds., L. Keith (Wir) 54.8 secs.; 1 mile, G. Jones (Wir) 4 mins. 39.5 secs.; Discus, R. Owen (Wal) 107 ft.; Javelin, M. Morrell (Wir); High jump, L. Platt (wal) 5 ft. 8 ins.; 1 mile relay, Wallasey A.C. 4 mins. 3.8 secs.
Junior: 100 yds., T. Kennedy (Wal) 11.2 secs.; 440 yds., T. Kennedy (Wal) 54.9 secs.; 880 yds., P. White (Wal) 2 min. 16 secs.; 1 mile, P. White (Wal) 4 mins. 43.5 secs.; Discus, B. Cartmill (Wir) 94 feet 101/2 ins.; 4 x 220 yds., Wallasey A.C. 1 min. 46 secs.
On Whit Monday several Wallasey athletes travelled to Knotty Ash to compete in the Liverpool Corporation Passenger Transport Annual Sports, though Wallasey gained only one first, through a magnificent run in the 100 yards by Maurice Price. The team were satisfied with their performance and as it was a handicap meeting are looking forward to better marks as the season progresses. We were particularly pleased to see Penny Price back again and though she claims to be unfit seemed to me to be running very well. Incidentally, it would be nice to see more Wallasey vests at these local meeting. At present there seems to be a preponderance of yellows, greens and red and white hoops, some Wallasey cheers would make a world of difference the these boys' performances. It is surprising how much effect a Wallasey yell can have.
Wallasey's twoo marathon runners were very unlucky in their last events, Mr. F. Ledward was forced to drop out of the Liverpool Pembroke 20-mile road race after covering 15 miles, a pity as Frank is well in the running for the veteran's prize. Ray Scammell running over the same distance in Dublin was dragged off the course by officials who considered that he had run far enough on a badly blistered foot.
This Saturday all Cheshire athletes are making for Port Sunlight for the county championships. Wallasey A.C. are sending a fairly strong team and though the competition in Cheshire has now risen to an extremely high level are hoping to bring back some prizes. The latest news to hand is that Tom Kennedy running for Wallasey Grammar School in the 440 yards at the Northern Schools event returned the extremely fast time of 51.8 seconds surely the fastest ever for a Wallasey athlete, incidentally Tom is only 16.
Anyone who is finding difficulty in raising that last sprint for the bus in the morning and would like to get fit should contact either Mr. R. Hubbard, 44 Tollemache Street, Wallasey (tel. 2389) or track sec. Mr. C. W. Gee, 78 King Street, Wallasey (tel. 5129).