Wallasey Athletic Club had four teams competing in the National Road Relays at Bradford this weekend. It was the largest entry ever from the club and the best performances came from the senior teams, who finished in 13th place out of a field of 50 teams.
The junior teams competed in one of the most hotly contested races of the afternoon. Lynn Carter did well to finish in 27th place in the first leg, but Diana Kelly, running her first race for some time, dropped back to 32nd. The final leg of the 2,000 metres was run by Gillian Forshaw who slipped back to 37th position.
Once again the intermediate team slipped back as the race progressed.
Barbara Banks started the first leg of the 3,000 metres by recording 11 mins. 26 secs. and finishing in 5th place. Susan Carter followed but she wasn't able to hold the place, and finished 14th, with a time of 14 mins. 7 secs.
The gap was too large for Janice Watts to regain much ground but she did regain one position, recording 12 mins. 4 secs.
Of the 'B' team the most encouraging performance was by Jean Beswick, who after a road accident, has come back into the reckoning for a first team place, recording 14 mins. 1 sec. The other two members of the team were not far behind.
It was a worthwhile day's performance which should indicate a successful future for this section of the club.