In the first event of the day Bob Warburton ran strongly to take third place in the youths' 1500 metres 'A' race with a time of 4 mins. 21 secs. In the 'B' race Gary Fair gave a fine display of front running to win in 4 mins. 17 secs.
The boys' 800 metres race saw Stephen Scully run a useful 2 mins. 25 secs., to take 4th place with Gwynne Griffiths recording 2 mins. 29 secs.
This series is an inter-club competition in which every member of the club takes part, from the largest male to the smallest 12 or 13-year-old-girl.
Two small girls who contributed valuable points were Sylvia Brimage and Julie Halfpenny. Both more at home running a couple of miles cross-country, who last week ran in the 200 metres race gaining 7 badly needed points between them. Nearer the other end of the size scale, were Mike Teahan and Doug Hanna, who competed in the senior 400 metres. In the 'A' race Mike was slow away but ran a fast second half to take 4th place in 53.4 secs. The 'B' race brought Doug his fastest 400 to date, in 53.2 secs. gaining him 5th place.
The field events men, the athletes who often mean the difference between failure and
success in this sort of competition, were working hard for Wallasey and none harder than Carl Gee who having cleared 7 feet in the pole vault to take 4th place, and hurling the discus 106 ft to take second place went on to throw the 16lb hammer not far short of 100 ft. to gain 4th place.
Margaret Ashcroft, with not much experience in the ladies' discus managed to earn more points by taking a very good 5th.
Carol Huston, not to be left out of things, took 4th place in the intermediate girls' discus.