With the men's National Cross-Country championships last week, the English cross-country season has drawn to a close.
Wallasey Athletic Club have suffered several disappointments with strong men's and women's teams at the beginning of the season gradually deteriorating.
The team's best performance came in January when they were just beaten to the runners-up position in the Cheshire Championships, their best performance for several seasons. By the Northern Championships, the squad of twelve runners was reduced to less than half.
Despite these setbacks prospects, for next season look brighter, with the promotion of Bob Brimage and Bob
Warburton to the senior ranks.
In the younger age groups a useful colts team could be successful but all the other teams will be very weak.
The early part of the season saw Barbara Banks win all the Northern League meetings and Wallasey take a close second after leading until the final meeting. After Christmas the team was again second in the National Novice Cross-Country Championships with Janice Watts and Mary Caldwell showing much improvement on their earlier form.
Unfortunately by the Northern Championships injury had reduced Mary's form, but Janice ran well in producing the best late season performance in the club.
Next year the team will be much stronger with several girls graduating to the senior team, this will result in harder competition for team places and an all-round improvement in standards.
On Sunday, Wallasey A.C. is host to the Northern Veterans who will be contesting their 10 kilometre road championships. It would be greatly appreciated if those members not competing in the Warrington winter track meeting could helpp marking and officiating from 11 a.m. at the club-house.