Second was Doug Hanna in 2 min. 4 sec., and third, a long way in arrears, was Phil Wealthy, 2 mins. 10.2 sec. Bob Warburton, showing fine fighting spirit, was a close fourth in 2 min. 10.6 sec. Gary Fair, who has been drastically reducing his personal bests, was fifth in 2 min. 19 sec., another personal best.
In the senior relay event, entries are already better than last year's. In fact, an entry has been received from Bolton A.C., who can command two of the world's leading long distance runners. Ron Hill recently, revised the world's 20 miles time, hacking a phenomenal three minutes off the world record. He will be accompanied by Mike Freary, perhaps the greatest road relay runner in the world.
Wallasey A.C. will be hard put to hold this team, but good runs can be expected from all.
The promenade races start at 3 p.m. All spectators will be welcome.
The following Thursday, June 13th, starting at 7.30 p.m., ,Wallasey A.C. will be holding a track meeting consisting mainly of relay races, for which prizes will be presented by the club chairman, Ramsey Hewson. The general public will be welcome.