There were several good performances from Wallasey runners in the Stretford Open, notably Emma Derwent who is in her first season at sprint events and has been making great progress all year. Emma won both the 100m and 200m in the under-15 girl's age group with times of 13.7 secs and 28.1 secs. In the same age group Joanne Johnson look fourth at 1500m with a fine personal best of 5 mins 16.05. The under-15 boys 1500m saw Bill Lawler run a personal best of 5:00.1 in 10th place.
There were personal bests for the first three Wallasey runners home in the senior 3000m. Alek Boughey improved by 11 secs with 8:54 and Dave Pendleton by 20 secs with 9:34; while Keith Simpson ran 9:44 in his first attempt at the distance.
This was a tribute to the girls of the Merseyside Cross-Country side for their performances in the All-England Schools Cross-Country Championships in Norwich.
The three teams, junior, intermediate and senior won the Aggregate Trophy, a remarkable achievement and an excellent response to financial aid given by the council.
Lynne captained the County girls following her victory in the county championships, and led the senior girls home in an impressive 21st place out of 300 in the senior girls 3000m. It was St. Mary's which introduced Lynne to the sport and she has brought continued recognition to the Wallasey school with representative honours including selection for Great Britain Catholic Students Cross-Country Team following her 5th place in the G.B. Championships under St. Mary's colours,