British Universities' cross-country champions, Leeds, are hosts to Wallasey Athletic Club today in an exciting fixture which takes the club farther from home than ever before for an inter-club meeting.
Other university and Yorkshire club teams will be taking part, but on their home ground Leeds will be hard to beat.
Wallasey will have their strongest two teams out, and upward of 20 runners will be
making the around trip of 200 miles.
at Leeds. The boys came off the hill first and Bob Brimage held of Phil Keating to win by six seconds in 10 mins. 32 secs. to Phil's 10:38, close behind, but unable to match the finish of the leading pair was Ronald Matland (10:45), and he only just edged out Bob Warburton (10:58).
As expected, Johnny Jones headed the youths home in 14:02, with Brian Knox not far behind In 14:11. The real struggle lay between John Horobin and Ray Kay, who led for much of the race before being passed in the last quarter-mile and there were 13 seconds separating them at the tape. So John Horobin joins Dave Lockley, Melvin Schless, Steve Walker, Brian Knox and Johnny Jones in the team for Leeds, whilst Bob Brimage and Phil Keating partner Colin Reiners and Gerry McGregor in the boys team.
For the remainder of the club members their will be a run from headquarters in Leasowe Road, today.