It turned out to be a cold windy day, and performances suffered accordingly.
In the under 13 girls' 200 metres, Emma Derwent had her first run for the club and did very well recording a time of 31.8 sees. Jane McCoy finished second in her race with a personal best of 30.4 secs. Joanne Johnson and Liesel Phillips competed in the other races finishing third and fourth in good times.
The boys had some good performances in the 100 metres with another newcomer running very well Paul Bacall finished fourth in 13.2 secs and Chris Lees was third in 12.8 secs. Both boys are new to the club and with a good winter's work should perform a lot better next year.
Dave Dasher and Nigel Thompson ran well in the 1500 metres colts races, Nigel running a personal best of 5.11.6. Dave Neil in the boys' 800 metres ran close to his best, but was disappointed with his finishing position. Andrew Pennington and Jeff Nuttall battled all the way to the line in the other 800 metres boys' race, Jeff just getting the edge on Andrew.
The senior men's 1500 metres A and B race saw James Downey run a personal best time of 4.33.1. James should have been running the Wirral Marathon, but tendon trouble forced him to pull out, but he turned up and ran very well in a race which is not his best distance. In the field, Dave Pendleton jumped 1.56 metres in the youth's high jump, a personal best for him and a good performance considering the previous evening's merriment.
In the under-11 boys' 800 metres, we had three Wallasey lads running. Tim O'Rourke finished third in 2.59.0, Neil Cross fourth in 3.03.1 and youngest of all, Mike Andrews finished seventh in 3.05.3.
In the long jump Paul Backhouse recorded a personal best of 4.44 metres and finished fifth and Mike King threw the discus 14.06 metres to finish sixth. Chris Lees and Paul Bacall did well in the boys' long jump, Paul jumping 5.15 and Chris 4.94. Bob Brimage ran well in the senior men's 1500 in a time of 4.22.0.
Thanks go to all those athletes who have competed in the Cheshire League and the club looks forward to competing again next year, hopefully doing even better.
On Saturday, Wallasey A.C. staged its first barbeque at Wallasey Rugby Club. Thanks go to all those who put such a lot of hard work into making the venture a great success, the purpose of which was to try and raise funds for the purchase of a new club bus, which is now badly needed due to the swelling numbers of new members.
We hope to be able to provide more social events in the near future and any offers of help or support will be greatly appreciated. Thanks go to those who have already given gener-ously to start the fund off.
Congratulations must go to two members, firstly Bob Phillips who ran in the Wirral Marathon on the following day to finish in an excellent time of 2 hrs 50 mins and 20th position out of a field of 800 starters, and secondly to Bob Brimage and his wife, Anne, long standing members, who look forward to the patter of tiny feet in the New Year.
Any further information about our club, or about fund raising activities, can be obtained from Alan Johnson, club captain, on 638 3435.