Winners of the team race were Wirral A.C. who finished with a score of 81 pts., Stoke A.C. were runners up, pipping Wallasey by one point with 133 points. Dave Lockley retained his place in the Cheshire team finishing 6th after leading the field for the first one and a half mile lap, and club captain John Wright took 8th place, a performance that should have given him a place in the County team.
On this occasion however the selectors disregarded form and picked someone lower down the field.
Dave Lindsey had suffered from a cold all week and ran well to finish in 12th position and Barrie Smith was the next Wallasey runner home in 21st place -his best performance for two seasons. As was expected Wallasey's weakness was the long gap between, Barrie and the fifth Wallasey runner Mike Teahan, who finished 43rd, just ahead of Pete Lewis in 44th place, two runs well below their true ability.
In the absence of last year's champion Alan Blinston individual title was taken by his club mate Geoff Norman, an athlete normally more at home "fell running”, but on this occasion making his stamina well felt.
The youth team went one better than the seniors gaining 2nd place in the team event to Manchester Grammar School.
As had been expected the lack of strength in depth in the team with the absence of Peter Martin ruined their chances of the premier position.
Andy demonstrating his versatility yet again and pushing the unfit Alan Osler out of the team. Andy'' best event being the shot putt.