The previous evening saw the heats of the championships in which Bob Warburton, Cheshire's 800 metres, representative in the English Schools, qualified for the final of the youths' 800 metres by returning an excellent time of 1 min. 59.1s, which is not only a personal best for Bob but is faster than some of the club's senior runners.
Bob finished ninth in the final in exactly two minutes also a very creditable time.
Wallasey's other representative was Pete Lewis, Northern Counties' junior 400 metres' champion who was sadly eliminated in his heat which produced four of the finalists. Peter finished seventh in a good time of 51.3 seconds, only 0.4 seconds outside his best.
The rest of the club's athletes ran at Stretford in an inter-club meeting. Some of the notable performances were, Dave Lockley's first place in the senior 2,000 metres steeplechase in 6m 0.1s; Barrie Smith's fifth place in the senior 800 metres in 1m 58.4s, and Mike Teahan's 4m 14.5s in the senior 1500 metres - a personal best by Mike.
Seniors: 100 metres; B race 4th, M. Teahan 14.2. C race 3rd A. Cheers 12.0. 4th, D. Adair 12.4, 200 metres; 3rd D. Adair 24.6. 400 Metres; 3rd, D. Adair 55.2. 800 metres; 5th, B. Smith 1:58, 8th, D. Hanna 2:02.4. 1500 metres; M. Teahan 4:14.5. 2,000 metres steeplechase; 1st D. Lockley 6m 0.1s. 3,000 metres; 4th, D. Lockley 8:51; 5th, B. Smith 8:57; 11th, D. Hanna 9:38; 14th, M. Teahan 9:53; 15th, B. Brimage 9:54; 18th, D. Adair 10:40; 19th, G. Griffiths 10:58.