The boys', youths' and women's events were over a three-mile course, and the junior and senior over a five-mile course. The junior title went to Dave Lockley who had a fine run winning by 34 secs. from Johnny Jones in second place in 17 mins. 30 secs. and Paul Barrie third in 18 mins. 13 secs. This performance by Paul shows a great improvement over the past few months, resulting in this success. These three athletes were followed home by: 4, Dave Adair; 5, Melvin Schless; 7, Pete Lewis; 8, Les Watcham; 9, Dave Warrilow.
Only three members competed for the youths' title, Ken Roscoe being the eventual winner after an exciting tussle with Mike Whitends. Ken's time was 18 mins. 20 secs. Mike Whitends' time was 18 mins. 54 secs. with Bobby McCaig third in 21 mins. 24 secs. The women's event proved an easy victory for Beryl Goodrick, a school teacher in Chester, who completed the course in 21 mins. 27 secs. only 3 seconds behind the third man home in the youths' event, which shows how outstanding this performance was. The only other competitor was Barbara Banks, who would certainly have been closer to the winner had she not been suffering from a heavy cold. Her time was 22 mins. 19 secs.
The senior and junior titles went to the two fastest men on the day: BrianWoolford taking the senior title in 31 mins. 49 secs., and Barrie Smith the junior in 32 mins. 59 secs.
Doug Hanna, the only other competitor in the junior event, finished in a time of 35 mins. 47 secs. Mike Teahan who ran very well for most of the distance but tired near the end was second in the senior event in 35 mins. 4 secs. Len Durkin ran very well and finished in third place in 36 mins. 16 secs. These three were followed home by 4, John Young; 5, Carl Gee; 6, John Anderson; 7, Brian Chalton.
Today the Club has no competitive engagement as a large number of their members are competing in the Wallasey School Championships at Club Headquarters. This year Wallasey have extended their programme by introducing two races for girls - the juniors under 15 years of age and the seniors over 15 years of age on 1st September last.
The junior girls' race will be over two miles, the senior over three' miles. Any girls at school are invited to compete in these races, and we look forward to a large turnout for these a new races which we hope will now become a regular feature of the Wallasey Schools championships On Wednesday, November 17, the nationally famous Waterloo Road Running Festival, is being held over, a two-and-a-half mile course. Wallasey are entering two teams.