Wallasey A.C. were hosts to Sefton A.C., Wirral A.C. and Liverpool Harriers & A.C. last Saturday in an inter-club meeting at Leasowe Road Playing Fields and ran out easy winners, scoring 134 pts. to Wirral's 84, with Liverpool in third place 38 pts., and Sefton fourth, 28 pts.
Individual winners for W.A.C. were Ian Wilson, who scored a 100 yds. in 10.9 secs. and the 440 yds. in 56.7; Brian Woolford who won the 2 mile team race with 10 mins. 9 secs., Barbara Banks the winner of the ladies 880 yds. in 2 mins. 42.9, Phyllis Edwards making a rare appearance for the club won the ladies long jump with 16ft. 101/2 ins. And Carl Gee won the senior discus with 112ft., perhaps the biggest surprise of the afternoon came in the senior 880 yds. when Doug Hanna, running in his first competition for the club, defeated strong opposition when timed at 2 mins. 11.9 secs., and the junior girls caused upset by pushing the Wirral team into 2nd place. Special mention should also be made of diminutive Pat Robertson, just turned 13, who put in a fine run in the ladies' 880 when returning 2 mins. 49.9 secs. to be placed third.
Today, a number of club members will be going to Warrington for the National Standards meeting, and as this is the last of this type of meeting to be held at this venue this season, an extra effort will need to be made, if standards are to be attained. Tomorrow a group will make another visit to Foel Glap Farm (Denbigh) for a training session, and runners will be all out to beat their previous times on the undulating 'round the hill' 3 miles course which skirts the Peniel district and broaches. the Clwyd Vale at its highest point. With the approach of the cross country season in October, training runs will begin to lengthen towards the end of next month, but before this takes place an attempt will be made by the youths' middle distance runners to establish a 4 x 1 mile relay time of 19 mins. 20 secs., which in effect will mean an average of 4 mins. 50 secs. per runner. The expected team will be John Jones, Ray Kay, Les Watcham and Dave Lockley and to help them accomplish their objective a team of selected runners will be invited from clubs in the district.