In the Cheshire women's championships at Sale, Katheline Davenport was the only Wallasey athlete to gain a gold medal.
She defeated a field of five in the high jump with a clearance of 5ft. The quality of this achievement cannot be under emphasised as she is only 17 years old. She followed this up with a close second in the long jump with a distance of over 18ft.
The remainder of the senior team collected some good placings and some personal best performances. In the 800 metres Mary Caldwell was no less than six seconds off her previous best, coming through to finish third in 2 mins. 34.8 secs.
Margaret Caldwell finished fifth and Helen Thomas ninth in the same event. Helen Taylor, a relative newcomer to the club athletics ran well in the 400 metres recording 14 secs. for a well deserved fifth place.
Also doing herself justice in the sprints was Julie Halfpenny who took fifth in the intermediate 200 metre event.
Sylvia Brimage did well, she came in third in the 1500 metres with a time just a few seconds outside her best.
In the Pembroke 20-mile road race, Len Durkin was the only Wallasey athlete to finish. He completed the course in 2 hrs. 15 mins. slower than his previous performance. Due to the heat the race was run in, John Lynch was forced to retire after 10 miles. The rest of the men were competing in an inter-club at St. Helens, where they finished fourth. The outstanding performance of the afternoon was from young Dave Aston who won the youths 400 metre event in 56.8 secs.
Carl Gee had a hard afternoon's performances recording second in the javelin, with just one throw, shot and high jump. Mike Teahan recorded his best time for two years in the 200 metres taking advantage of the following wind to record 23.9 secs.
Today, Carl Gee is competing in the National Veterans Championships at Derby. He is entered in six events and must be a favourite in the throws. He should also record a good performance in the jumps.