Over a slushy, icy 71/2 mile course, the race went pretty well as expected from the start. With English international Mike Turner of Liverpool Harriers running, the field soon strung out behind him, although Ron Barlow was making a valiant effort to stay with him. Wirral A.C. fielding their strongest team were well placed with all their runners well up, and although the rest of Wallasey's runners were all running well, it was obvious that they were slightly down on points.
Turner, who was fourth in the Inter-Counties Championships a fortnight ago, was running magnificently and when he crossed the line he was a minute ahead of second man Ron Barlow. Wirral's Martin Cranny and Bill Bennett were third and fourth, and they were followed by a group of Wallasey runners, Kevin Mather 5th, Brian Woolford 7th, John Wright 8th and Brian Chalton 18th. Final counter for Wallasey was Hugh Pritchard in 36th place, which gave Wallasey A.C. a total of 70 pts., John Atkinson finished 45th.
In the youths race Wallasey were given a great individual win by Peter Meldrum, who ran a magnificent tactical race to win in an exciting finish by 10 yards. Peter, who in past races has been starting too slowly and getting beaten in the first mile, listened to his elders with good avail, for right from the start he was with the leaders, and when he made his break, in the second mile he established a lead which he held to the finish. Wallasey, who finished 3rd team behind Liverpool and Sutton Harriers also had running for them; D. Martin (16th), H. Amis (23rd), T. Parry (25th), J. McWilliam (26th), M. Teehan (50th).
In the junior race over a five mile course, Wallasey's sole representative was David Field who finished 14th.
Coach leaves St. Albans Road at appointed time.