With all ages both male and female catered for in a full programme it was the middle distance runners that gained the largest proportion of the points.
Only winner of the day was Peter Lewis in the senior 800 metres, an outstanding run taking the lead after 400 metres to leave the rest of the field struggling as he ran to within seconds of his best time, finishing in 1 min. 54.4 secs.
Phil Wealthy gave the club maximum points from the event by a carefully judged win in the 'B' event, Phil later produced a personal best in the 1,500 metres in 4 mins. 9 secs.
The ladies middle distance runners were also on form, young Lyn Carter reduced her best 800 metre time to 2 mins. 45 secs., while Janice Watts, seven years her senior, improved to 2 mins. 20.4 secs. in coming a close second to Jill Simmons (Wirral A.C.), a Women's A.A.A. championship finalist last week.
In the absence of Kathy Davenport there were no field event performances of any note, the sprinters were also disappointing, although the men's team did manage third in the sprint relay, after a particularly good first leg by Alan Cheers. In the youths' 400 metres Gwyn Griffiths ran to a personal best just breaking the 60 second's barrier.
In the distance event over 5,000 metres the long-awaited return of Dave Lockley brightened the prospects. Unfortunately Dave's fitness had not yet returned and Dave was left behind by club colleague Bob Brimage who again failed to produce his best.
Today the senior team is competing in the final Northern League meeting. They will do well to repeat their fifth of the last meeting without the services of Carl Gee. On Tuesday there is a Stretford league meeting at which several of the clubs top athletes are competing.