Dave Lockley of Wallasey Athletic Club finished 18th in the individual race for the Boys' Northern Counties Championship last Saturday. Although it was expected that Lockley would finish higher in the final placings, this was an excellent performance, as there was six inches of snow and slush on this testing hilly course.
Wallasey finished in 11th position in the boys' team championship, and this position would certainly have been improved upon had the members of the team worn spiked shoes as the majority of their rivals did. The team also suffered from the absence of Johnny Jones, whose ankle has not yet healed,
Wallasey also had a youth team competing for the Youths' Northern Counties Championship. This 3-mile race took place over ploughed field, woods and hills, which certainly proved an excellent course, not, only forty the youths' event but for the seniors and boys.
Regrettably, John Wright was the only senior representative of the club competing in these championships. He finished 60th out of field of 250 competitors, Mike Turner of Liverpool won the championship, beating into second place the nationally famous Ron Hill of Bolton.
Today, the club has no official fixture, but a great number of our younger members are competing in the Cheshire Schools Championship at Tatton Park, and we wish them all good luck.