In the senior race John Wright was third and White 9th, a superb result. J. Wilde of East Cheshire Harriers won easily, making a large gap between himself and the rest of the field. The course consisted of four laps of rough farm land and rose several hundred feet from the starting point. The mud patched were the worst experienced for some time. The speed attained on the downwards run were exceptional for all runners but were counterbalanced on the climb.
Barlow ran well and judged his last effort to win by about 30 yards from his rival Bennett of Wirral A.C.
His team backed him up well and finished second in the team placings. Barlow has thus added another laurel to his record of wins. He has trained himself, and very hard too.
Wright who finished third in the senior race ran a race to be applauded. He stuck to the leaders throughout and showed his tenacity and courage as a great runner should. Mental capacity to hold on at all costs, coupled with his style and strength, saw him through into a very well earned place.
This Wallasey has earned itself a niche in local athletic history and now will dedicate itself to even greater efforts. Praise to the other senior team runners, especially P. White who finished ninth.
As a result of their success Wright and White now run for the Cheshire team. White's age of 18 makes him the youngest Wallasey club member ever to run in a county team.