Last Saturday, Wallasey Athletic Club took part in the Liverpool & District Cross Country Championships at St. Helens. In the youths' 3-mile race Wallasey took the bronze medals with a total of 116 points.
Dave Lockley finished fifth and Johnny Jones came 17th, while Steve Walker, having started slowly, battled it out with Mike Weatherilt whom he only just beat out of 20th position. Bob McCaig, who has been running well this new year, finished 26th with Phil Wealthy, who had to count as 27th.
In the boys' event Wallasey was not so successful. Several runners were absent because of exams, so Wallasey could only boast two representatives in the 2-mile race. Colin Reiners was 25h, while Bob Brimage was 28th, Dutton of Wirral A.C. being the individual winner.
The winning team in this event was Wirral A.C. with 111 pts. Liverpool was second with 163 pts. and Wigan third with 219.
Wallasey was seventh with 422 pts. Brian Woolford continued to show the improvement which has been apparent recently by finishing seventh in the 7-mile race. Barrie Smith was the second man and first junior home for Wallasey in 32nd position, with Alan Keating only seven places behind.
The Inter-Counties are being held today, so there will be a club run at 2:30 p.m. from the Club H.Q.