A small Wallasey Athletic Club team competed with great success at an inter-club at Sale. It was the younger athletes who produced the most outstanding performances. Dave Jones and Eddie Kanes particularly showing their paces.
Dave showing speed as well as stamina in winning the 400 metres for colts in 71.5 secs. after having also competed in the 100 metres, 1,500 metres and 800 metres where he was fourth. In the boys 400 metres Eddie Kanes showing much better form as a result of his intensive speed training, finished well clear of the field in 66 secs.
The seniors could not match their success but did record several good performances despite the blustery wind. In the senior 800 metres Phil Wealthy failed to produce his best form finishing 2nd in a close but slow race. Doug Hanna was very disappointing in his 6th position just beating Bob Warburton home.
Still on the track the women also had a mixed afternoon, Mary Caldwell producing the best performance in the 800 metres finishing 3rd in 2 mins. 36 secs.
Carl Gee unleashed a personal best hammer throw of 92 ft 4in. to finish 2nd. He was also in the runners up position in the discus were he threw 112 ft. 10in. Alan Cheers was again 2nd in the long jump with 20 ft. 7 in. not his best jumping form off the fast Sale run up. Sue Carter was another not at peak in this event only managing 15 ft.
In the Northern Junior Championships at Cleckheaton, Bob Brimage and Andy Fulton the only club representatives, failed miserably, Bob finished 4th in the 2,000 metres steeplechase, a disappointing result for an athlete of his calibre. Andy made poor throws in the shot and javelin, only managing 5th position.
Today several Wallasey athletes will be competing in the Widnes Police Sports. An athletic club team will be attempting to retain the Coronation Cup which they won at these sports last year in the 4 by 100 metres relay.
Tomorrow, the senior men will again be involved in serious competition in the second Northern League meeting at Oldham. It is hoped that the team which slumped so badly last time particularly in the sprints can with the inspiration of Pete Lewis and Ian Wilson returned from Durham University, be higher than the 6th of last meeting.