Wallasey Athletic Club competed with little success in both the Women's and Men's Northern Cross-Country Championships at Sheffield and Blackburn, respectively. Best placing was by Janice Watts who finished 5th in the senior women's event.
Two very depleted teams found the courses very muddy affair after a wet week.
Janice Watts, a student physical education teacher, who after beginning the season in comparative unfitness, has continued to improve running a good race over the three-mile course.
Mike Teahan was Wallasey's first runner home in 162nd place running well within himself and finishing with plenty to spare in 52 minutes; this should set Mike up for a good track season.
Mike Whiteside was just over a minute behind in 192nd place, this will be Mike's final race of the season, as he will now be starting his training for this summer's marathons.
Senior Northern Champion was Trevor Wright (Hallamshire A.C.) for the second year, while Bolton Harriers gained the team award. Today is the final Liverpool and District Cross-Country League meeting at Sherdley Park, St. Helens.