Soon the cross-country season will be well under way, but already a few of the wiser members of the club have been training for nearly a month.
It is good to have Bob Johnson back, having returned from New Zealand, where he emigrated in 1953. Although he has done virtually no running for six months, he hopes to be able to get fit enough for him to run in the Cheshire Championships in January.
This should make some of the more carefree members sit up and train a bit harder to make their team places certain. It may also bring back the old brigade of Bob's prime.
This coming season we should be able to win the Cheshire Championships with J. N. Wright, P. B. White and R. W. Barlow all representing Cheshire in the Inter-Counties Championships. It will also be most interesting to see how John Lynch fares after his third season of marathon running, which was so successful. One thing is certain, the distance will not trouble him.
The club's first match is against the R.A.F. West Kirby on Wednesday, September 4th, at Leasowe Road. This is less than three weeks away, and it would be most pleasing if club members would come down and get some training in before this race, as a victory would be it great psychological advantage in future matches.