In the colts age group Wallasey faced strong opposition from Manchester A.C. and Warrington A.C. but despite two of our athletes being at the bottom of the age group and another running for the club for the first time they managed a creditable 14th place.
The boys' race over two miles was probably Wallasey's best chance of getting among the medals but unfortunately this did not materialise.
Wallasey A.C. fielded two teams in the youths race-held over a 21/2 mile course. Chris Wright and Phil Jenkinson were the first runners for the 'A' and 'B' teams respectively and both ran ex-tremely well, Chris finishing in second place in a time of 12 mins 37 secs to hand over to Pete Smith. Phil finished in seventh place to hand over to Phil Ashley, a very good performance in his first distance race. Probably the best run of the day came from Pete Smith running for the 'A' team, although dropping a place he ran a good time of 12 mins 44 secs in his first ever race to hand over to his brother Alan Smith.
In the 'B' team Phil Ashley, still recovering from injury, ran well to pick up two places, handing over to Tommy Bond in fifth position. Alan Smith and Noel Williams both ran well to record times of 13 mins 37 secs and 13 mins 13 secs respectively to maintain Wallasey's third place and win their first medals of the season.
The senior race was a six man relay held over a 31/4 mile course but due to many of Wallasey's senior athletes being unavailable, only Bob Brimage competed, running the first leg in a time of 16 mins 06 secs and finishing 10th.
Sunday, September 27, saw the ladies section competing in the Stockport Festival of Sport. The events were very restricted, the only track events being the 60 metres and 100 metres. In the junior girls races Joanne Macdonald, Lynne and Carole Jenkinson, and Loliya Harrison all competed in the 60 metres, but, unfortunately all were eliminated in the heats. Carole and Joanne turned their talents to the high jump, where Joanne performed very well to earn a well deserved medal finishing 6th. Our only other competitor was Anne Brimage who competed in the senior ladies 100 metres and ran a very good race to finish in 5th place and win our second medal of the day. A sponsored run is being held on Sunday over a 10 or
15 miles course starting and finishing at Seacombe Ferry at 10.30 a.m. All people participating are asked to arrive at 10 a.m. We would be very grateful for any support from parents or friends to act as marshals on the day.