The club managed to win the senior event quite comfortably by 14 pts. to Southport's 35 pts. and Waterloo's 39. The only disturbing feature was the defeat of the youth team by both Waterloo and Port Sunlight as, in the past, the younger members formed the stronger both numerically and from the talent point of view, section of the club.
The senior race was won by P. White in 32 mins. 10 secs., followed by Ron Barlow, running for the first time as an official junior. The club's remaining counters were Ian McIvor, who appears to be running much stronger this year, and Tony Townsend, another very strong runner from Wallasey Grammar School.
I feel that it is worth pointing out that the club's first four counters in this 51/4 mile race were all juniors (i.e. under 21). Surely this augers well for the championships to be held later this year. The club's other runners in the senior race were Phil Townsend, who only missed being a counter member by 13 seconds. Bob Johnston - welcome back, Bob! - and his irrepressible brother Jim. In the youth's race the strength and experience of the Waterloo boy told against the more inexperienced Wallasey lads, and we had to wait until fifth place for Billy Morris, yet another boy with plenty of potential from Wallasey G.S.
Today the club journey to St. Helens for the Monstre Meet. It was decided not to run a coach, so the arrangements are as follows:- Meet at Liverpool Pier Head 12.45 and proceed by bus from North John Street, to St. Helens, then by bus from town centre (23, 25a or 30) alighting at the Green Dragon, Any spectators are cordially invited to join the party or travel under their own steam by the route above.