Today's main athletic attraction in the district is the Port Sunlight 15-mile road race, which differs from most of its counterparts by not having a team event.
All runners finishing within 10 percent of the winning time are awarded a prize, and Wallasey Athletic Club's hopes for success will be with John Wright, Brian Chalton, Ron Barlow or last year's winner and course record holder, Brian Woolford.
During the next month a process of strength and stamina building will take place. For the younger element, who naturally do not have the experience of the older runners, a general rule should be to cover at least twice their racing distance once a week. This, together with shorter, faster runs and hill and sand work, will lay a good foundation for the approaching 'country' season.
With the first race due on Saturday, October 31 - the Sefton Road Relay, of which Wallasey A.C. are the holders, and invitation for all age groups to race at Warrington - the next four weeks could have a decisive effect on the whole winter's programme.
There will be a netball practice match on Monday at 7:00 p.m. New members will be made very welcome. Some fifteen or so girls are expected to take part under the guidance of Phyllis Edwards, herself a county netball player, and if numbers warrant it, the club may enter two team in the Youth Netball League. Meet at club headquarters, Leasowe Road Playing Fields, at 6:50 p.m.