In the Waterloo Road Relay race of six stages each two-miles, the team finished 7th after a good all round performance. Phil Wealthy led off on the first leg recording 10 mins. 8 secs., and finishing in 11th place.
Bob Brimage followed with a good run regaining three places with a time of 10 mins. 0 secs. Mike Teahan dropped back to 11th in 10 mins. 33 secs. but was followed by two good runs, firstly Dave Lockley in 9 mins. 51 secs. and then Dave Lindsay who scorched round in 9 mins. 39 secs., to bring the team back up to 7th which Len Durkin did well to hold completing the final lap in 10 mins. 53 secs.
Last Saturday produced a further encouraging performance in the first Liverpool and District League race of the season on a very muddy Arrowe Park. Dave Lindsay started slowly but worked his way through the field to good effect finishing 5th in 25 mins. 25 secs.
Bob Brimage was the next runner home in 20th just out-sprinting club colleague Phil Wealthy and being credited with the time of 28 mins. 37 secs., Mike Teahan was 37th not finding the icy conditions to his liking and falling to do himself justice.
Gwyn Griffiths ran well in his first taste of senior competition, his time of 31 mins. 15 secs. giving him 49th with Doug Hanna making a rare appearance ovr the country in 53rd with a time of 31 mins. 56 secs. Altogether 76 athletes finished the course.
Today is the Ladies Cheshire and Lancashire Championships. Barbara Banks is favourite for the Cheshire with Margaret Ashcroft and Mary Caldwell also likely to be well placed and in the Cheshire team for the inter-counties.
Of the youngsters, Lyn Carter is likely to produce the best run and must win the minors section. Janice Watts will be competing in the Lancashire Championships in which she is confident of finishing in the first three places despite what is likely to be a high quality field.
A few of the men will be running in the second-league race while the rest will be training hard for the full programme of races between now and the New Year.