In last week's end of the season meeting at Kirkby Stadium some excellent performances were put up despite torrential rain which persisted throughout the afternoon.
In the senior-junior 1,500 metres event, Barrie Smith ran intelligent race and showed a fine turn of speed he kicked off the final bend to lead home the field in 4 min. 12.1 sec.
Junior Dave Lockley seemed a little bewildered to find himself leading at the start and his appealing glances for help went unanswered for a full lap and a half, when Brown of Pembroke, took up the running and drew Barrie Smith with him.
In the youths' discus Terry Fleming showed some potential when he won easily with
141ft. 1 in., with Terry Leach 2nd with 103ft. 5in. Then the former went on to record a double with a triumph in the shot at 41 ft. 1 in.
Both his marks were personal-best performances and augur well for next season.
A disappointing entry in the boys' mile did nothing to detract from the performances of Wallasey's two Bobs, Brimage and Warburton, who shared the lap leads and fought it out on the final circuit, with the latter using his greater speed to win by 12 yards.
The popularity of today's Liverpool and District road relay championship is apparent from the large entry of 23 teams, with 19 starters likely.
For Wallasey, again without John Wright, it will be a hard fight to get into the top six places. Much of the burden will again be borne by stalwarts Ron Barlow and Brian Woolford, but the inclusion of Len Durkin in place of Robin Tarrant will strengthen the team that finished 4th in the Cheshire relay.