Sunday, February 19, saw a team of athletes from Wallasey Athletic Club travelling to Stockport to be met by 'arctic' condi-tions. Iron hard surfaces covered with frozen snow, plus a very inadequately marked course, were some of the hazards to be overcome by the athletes.
In the first race of the day, Janet McGee finished 8th after leading for some of the way. She lost the lead after falling on a particularly treacherous part of the course and Joanne McDonald in the junior girls' race was another casualty, falling on the ice and being unable to complete her race.
The senior/inter ladies race saw the Wallasey contingent run brilliantly to finish with Sue Lloyd in 2nd place, Barbara Jones in 4th place, Lynn Jenkinson in 7th place followed by Ann Brimage 19th and Pam Hanna 27th.
In the youth's race, Kevin McGee finished in 2nd place with Keith McAllister in 25th place. Running below his normal form, Bob Brimage in the senior/junior men's race finished in 16th place, followed by Phil Ashley 23rd place and Alan Smith 33rd.