With no competition of any importance Wallasey Athletic Club took the opportunity to combine training with a little light-hearted competition in the form of a treasure hunt.
The courses starting from Arrowe Park were of 11 miles for the seniors and 6 miles for the juniors including a staggering run up the Black Horse Hill cleverly positioned by John Wealthy the organiser to make things a little harder. The event was completed in pairs, in the senior event Dave Hughes and John Wright produced outstanding performances completing the course in 90 minutes and only failing to answer six of the forty questions. However not far behind them were veteran Ramsey Hewson and Bob Brimage taking only a little longer and failing on ten questions.
Standards in the junior event were equally high, the judges being forced to declare a tie for first place between Gillian King and Mark Graham and Lindsey Mutch and Davy Jones. Today the club will be represented by eight runners in the Waterloo Road Race, which has for some years held the title of the country's biggest road race attracting strong international fields with a total entry of over 300.
From Wallasey, Dave Lockley, Dave Lindsey and John Wright, who finished 4th in 1961 when Wallasey won the team race, look the most capable of finishing in the first fifty over the 8 mile course. Mike Teahan and Len Durkin could also be well up after good runs in an inter-club at Warrington where they came 19th and 35th respectively from a field of 75.