Last Saturday the Cheshire County Cross Country championships were held at Arrowe Park under very wet and muddy conditions. The senior race was won by H. Phipps of Sale Harriers, the team trophy going to Wirral A.C. who had a total of 66 points, Altrincham were second with 89 and Sale third with 100.
The first Wallasey runner home was Brian Woolford, an ex-marathon international, who finished 6th and has therefore been selected to run for Cheshire in the lnter-Counties next week. John Wright was the next home in 20th position.
The junior race was run in conjunction with the seniors so Barrie Smith in 24th place, Alan Keating 25th, Ken Roscoe 33rd and Mike McNamee 36th all counted for the senior team which then totalled 144 points.
Wallasey A.C. took the silver medals with Dave Lockley,, making a welcome come-back after an Injury and finishing 5th, Steve Walker gaining 10th position from Johnny Jones who had overtrained and was 30 seconds behind in 11th place,