Ron Barlow had a very good run over the 6-mile course at Sherdley Park to win comfortably for Wallasey A.C., John Wright improved his previous week's performance by finishing 4th, David Field and Mark Aldridge brought up the Wallasey contingent in 37th and 42nd positions respectively.
It is noted with regret that Brian Woolford has been told to withdraw from athletics for a couple of weeks while he is under doctor's orders. It is hoped that, Brian will be back in top form, soon and that he will be back with Barlow and Wright before the season has progressed much further.
Today sees the boys end youths invitation race open to any number of athletes in this open competition. The teams do not need to be nominated until after the race has been completed. The distances will be: boys 21/2 miles; and Youths 31/2 miles. Will any senior member of the club or friends who are willing to act as course marshals please contact Carl Gee. There will also be a race for girls over 31/2 miles, any girls interested from any clubs will be welcome.
Next Saturday the club's boys and youth cross country championship will be run over the same courses as the invitation race. There will be the usual medals, plus special medals for 13-14 and 15 year age group.
There will he the usual club run today at 2:00 p.m. from club headquarters. New members will be welcome. Official training nights are Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m.
Wallasey Athletic Club's netball team won their netball match against Sacred Heart 28-18. This puts them joint first with Cadbury's girls. The next netball match will be at St. George's Secondary Modern School, as notified by team captain Margaret Ashcroft.