In perfect running conditions, Wallasey Athletic Club competed at Warrington in an inter-club fixture. The best performance of the meeting was that of Dave Lockley who won the youths' 1,000 metres Steeplechase in a personal best time of 2 mins. 49.2 secs.
This performance ranks Dave as the third or fourth best Steeplechaser in the country for his age.
Les Watcham was 5th in this race in an admirable time of 3 mins. 17 secs.
The club took the two first places in the shot put events, Michael Hampson winning be youths' shot with 31 ft. 9 inches and Carl Gee winning the senior with 36 ft. 2 inches. Our only other winner was Michael Hampson again in the youths' discus, his throw being 123 ft. 101/2 ins.
In his first competition for the Club, Terry Leach finished second in the javelin with 109 ft. 3 ins. and also 3rd in the youths' discus with 98 ft.
In the senior 220 yards, Kin and Morley finished 3rd in the A and B races, Kin in 23.8 secs. and Morley in 24.1 secs.
The senior 880 yards proved to be a fine race, with Alan Keating coming 2nd in a personal best
The youths' one mile turned out to be another success for Wallasey, with Wallasey athletes finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th, Johnny Jones was 2nd in 4 mins. 58 secs., Melvin Schless 3rd in 4 mins. 59.1 and Philip Wealthy in 5 mins. 11 secs.
In this 6 sided meeting, Wallasey only managed to finish 4th with 64 points, Warrington, the
home club winning the match with 97 points.