Wallasey's athletes last week competed in the Liverpool and District cross-country championships at Arrowe Park, where the senior team finished fourth, behind Sutton, Wirral and Pembroke, but beating such teams as Liverpool, Waterloo, Sefton and Warrington.
This was a creditable and encouraging performance after many seasons of scratching for enough runners to complete a team.
With over 100 starters and with eight men to count from each team, Wallasey's scoring men were Dave Lockley, maintaining his improved running to finish in 8th position; Barrie Smith, improving on the previous week's run to finish 14th; David Lindsay, finished with the handicap of flat shoes on a muddy course, 20th.
Next was John Wright, with only a few weeks training behind him, running remarkably well to finish 26th, Mike Teahan followed in 37th position, and sixth counter, not running his usual good race, was John Jones, 43rd. Alan Keating ran well to beat Mike Weatherilt, the two finishing 54th and 55th.
In the boys' race, Gary Fair ran well to finish 8th, and was backed up by Bob Warburton 19th, Bob Brimage 23rd and Phil Keating a youngster improving with every run, 24th. Ken Halewood ran well in his first race to finish 45th.