Running from the limit allowance mark of 51/2 minutes, Hawksley was never caught and moving confidently throughout gained his first success in senior athletics. D. Wright, another young runner, finished second 27 seconds behind, with the club hon. secretary, R. F. Hubbard, another 28 seconds further back, third, Third to sixteenth were all placed inside two minutes.
W. R. Bee, the ex-Nottingham University student, running from scratch with J. Edwards, broke the record for this course of just over 33/4 miles with a time of 19 mins. 48 secs. Edwards did second fastest and R. C. Leach third. J. M. Rimmer, who finished fourth, made a welcome return after a long period off with leg trouble, and ran exceedingly well. J. S. Arkless, the club's vice-captain, acted as timekeeper.
This Saturday the Club have a strong team entered in the Merseyside Marathon Relay race at Sefton Park. The team eight will each run three miles 488 yards to make up, the Marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yards, and Wallasey have high hopes of winning the George Neville White Trophy for the first time.