The ladies' section of the club has been relatively busy on the road and country recently.
Earlier this month, two young girls, Joanne Johnson and Emma Derwent, gained their first representative honours when they both travelled to the splendid scenic Phoenix Park, of Dublin, to run cross-country for the Merseyside Schools in the annual match against a fully-fledged Dublin schools team.
After a tiresome boat crossing the girls found the race difficult but strength and stamina enabled them to finish the course in very pleasing reputable positions, 27th and 37th respectively.
Saturday, November 12, at Sefton Park, the females showed their talents among the high-class competitive races of the Women's National Road Relays. The younger section once again showed the force of the club, and ran two teams, A and B. The A team finished 28th and the B followed closely behind Jane McCoy, of the A team, had a storming run to record the fastest lap time, but all who ran displayed their potential to their fullest and had excellent runs. All the girls of the senior team held their force against a strong field, including many British internationals and teams from throughout the nation.
Wallasey athletes will be travelling to St. Helens on Wednesday, November 16, for the Northern Indoor Sports League - a competitive but enjoyable new facet to the sport of athletics.
This will give yet another chance for the club to 'show-off' their new amber/red coach mistaken by the public for the local bus service!
Anyone wishing to join Wallasey Athletic Club, which caters for all ages and abilities and events from discus to marathons, should contact the cub secretary or ladies' captain (Francesca Phillips) on 632 4261 or the men's captain (Alan Johnson) at Wallasey Rugby Club, Cross Lane, on a Monday or Tuesday, where the athletes meet from 7 p.m.