The cross-country season for Merseyside athletes opens on October 5, with the ever popular Monstre meet; this year it is to be run from the Green Dragon, St. Helens, so it would appear that excellent opportunities for refreshment will be close to hand at the finish.
Following this very enjoyable meeting we get down to the really serious business of deciding the Merseyside league championship. Although the Wallasey Club's scribes have been prophesying 'a much more successful season next time!' with the same lamentable lack of fulfillment for several seasons now, I feel that this year the club can improve on their usual tail end position. Bearing in mind the facts that several of our last year's youth team have now moved up into the junior age group, and that we can now use this far from negligible talent in league races, it would appear that at last we have a chance of finishing a complete team in these meetings.
After the Christmas recess all thoughts of league runs are put to one side and the really keen business of championship running gets under way. Staring at New Year with the County Championships and moving up at approximately fortnightly intervals through district and area races to the gigantic National Championships. This year we are very fortunate in having secured Arrowe Park, Birkenhead for these races, this means that local enthusiasts will have the opportunity of seeing such stars as Gordon Pirie, Ken Morris, Laurie Reed and probably Derek Ibbotson running within a bus ride of the borough - not an opportunity to be missed.
Members are reminded of the A.G.M. to be held at the Roycroft Hall on September 27. All members are asked to make a special effort to attend as this is by far the best opportunity to air grouses and suggest changes.