Recent events have kept all sections of Wallasey A.C. very active, from colts to veterans.
Margaret Ashcroft of the ladies' section has set a fine standard this year, first of all by coming third in the 3,000m. final at Cosford indoor track in 10 min. 07.8 secs., and progressing to the Northern cross Country Championships were she was 9th.
Last Saturday she and Barbara Majumder ran in the Women's National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill Fields, London and in very heavy and muddy conditions finished 24th and 31st positions respectively.
Joining them from university was Sue Lloyd, who finished 9th in the recent British University Championships. Sue finished 86th, a very creditable performance from the massive field of runners. Julie Halfpenny had a good run in the British University Championships by finishing in 31st place.
Last Sunday at Groves Park, Sheffield, the Veterans National Championships was held.
Three of Wallasey's veterans ran in reasonably good conditions, a little rain falling, but the going was good. John Wright, the Wallasey club's president, finished in 22nd place, with little training, only making a race of it in the last mile when realising the race had gone well for him. John Lynch finished 179th, supported by Don Stroud 182nd.
At Wolverhampton's Aldersley Stadium, Wallasey's track men turned out for a winter meeting and colt Neil Tunstall finished 4th in the boys' 60m. race, running one step above his section, and this performance in 9.8 secs. Brother Mike recovering from a cold ran well in the boys' 1,200m. finishing 3rd in 3 mins. 37 secs.
The keenness between these brothers is unique as Neil ran in another boys race, the 75m. hurdles, finishing 2nd in 15.8 secs. Other results were D. McAllistar 4th in youths 60m. in 8.1 secs. T. Guest 4th in the senior 60m. in 8.1 secs. and club coach Doug Hanna doing a personal best over 300m. in 39.9 secs., 5th place.
Finally on a blustery cold day Bill Simms turned out at the Kirkby Stadium for one of Liverpool Harriers' Sunday meets, and without a warm up, which was impossible because of the elements, jumped (a Fosbury Flop) 6 feet 21/2 in. This is the most outstanding club record in this event, previous records not being over 6 feet 2 in.
Should any boy, girl, man or woman veteran and the like wish to join us please phone 638 0296 or 639 3217 there is a place for you.