R. Johnston, a first season runner, won the Novice Cross-Country Championship of Wallasey Athletic Club, an event confined to members of the club who have never won a prize, over a five miles coarse at Leasowe last Saturday.
From a slow start Dickinson gained a 25 yards lead, over the heavy country adjoining Leasowe Road, and at half distance the order was: Dickinson, Johnston and J. Rice. Shortly after Johnston made a breakaway, gained a commanding lead on the Leasowe embankment, and his first place thereafter was never threatened. Gee and R. F. Hubbard moved up fast but Dickinson held on to second position, Gee and Hubbard having a grand tussle for third place, Gee finally pulling away on the half mile road finish. There were fifteen starters and Mr. C. Humphrey officiated as starter with Mr. R. G. Hyde as timekeeper. All the runners finished the course.
Wallasey A.C. Novice Championship.
1 R. Johnston 33:59
2 D. Dickinson 35:06
3 W. Gee 35:14
4 R.F. Hubbard 35:20
5 W. Wright 35:59
6 C. Hewson 36:16