Dave Lockley ran well in the first stage over three miles from Birkenhead Park to Guinea Gap, coming second for Wallasey behind Leo Carvell for Birkenhead. Both Dave Grey and Helen Taylor won their stages for Wallasey - mile-long stages for school age competitors.
They can both be commended for good judgement, running through to win in the last few yards.
Stroud came sixth.
There was a shortage of competitors for the women's 11/4-mile run along the Wirral Way, and Wallasey supplied four of six girls taking part. Barbara Banks won for Wallasey, while Margaret Ashcroft was lent to Hoylake and came second. Susan Lloyd ran for Bebington and came fourth, and Audrey Mackay ran for Birkenhead and came fifth.
This weekend there is an inter-club meeting at Warrington, with all events on the programme on Saturday, and on Sunday a few athletes will be taking part in invitation races included on the programme with an inter-town international match at Kirkby.