Barbara Banks after her brilliant run finishing fourth for England in last weekend's international, maintained her consistency for the Northern league in their inter-region cross-country match at Watford.
The Wallasey international outpaced the field running the three miles in 17 mins. 8 secs. and winning by 100 yards.
Her northern team colleagues, however, did not show the same determination and lost the match to London by 18 points.
Whilst Barbara was competing at Watford, the Wallasey Athletic Club youth and boys were competing in the annual Sale Harriers road relays. Best performance of the day came from Bob Warburton who, running in the youths' race, recorded a time of 6 mins, 33 secs. for the 1.4 mile course.
Bob, who ran the first leg, put the team in a strong position and was well supported by Roy McGurn, who returned in 7 mins. 2 secs., despite his dislike of road-running; and Bob Brimage, with a time of 6 mins. 54 secs. to give the team tenth place.
In the under-15 race, a much weakened team competed and never got with the leaders. Carl Tomlinson ran the first leg in 7 mins. 33 secs., handing over to young Neil Simpson who returned 9 mins. 11 secs., and finally Stephen Scully who brought the team home in 15th place with a time of 7 mins. 35 secs.
Today the two senior men's teams are competing, in the Warrington Road Relay's, The 'A' team still subject alterations looks like consisting of D. Lockley, M. Teehan, J. Wright and M. Whiteside, and should be well-placed.
The ladies section are at Farnworth for the Northern Road Relays and three strong teams are running: Seniors:B. Banks, S. O'Dell, and M. Ashcroft (subject to fitness), Intermediates; S. Brimage, G. King and S. Carter; Juniors G. Ackers, S. Lloyd and J. Halfpenny.
Members are reminded that track training has now begun at Lingham Park on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. prompt, this is vital with the track season beginning in earnest this month.