The five members of Wallasey Athletic Club who made the trip to Birmingham last Saturday to compete with lifters from eighteen other counties in the All Midlands area championships were well pleased to bring three awards back with them.
Handsome silver trophies go to club weight lifting captain Norman Sadler, who won the light heavyweight championship with his own best ever total of 705 lbs, and to weight lifting secretary Jack McCulloch who won the lightweight championship with his own best-ever total of 650 lbs. A total of 483 lbs, gained second place in the bantam weight class for young veteran record breaker Ron Brownbill.
The encouraging spring weather last Saturday produced a record turn-out of over 50 harriers from W.A.C., Liverpool Harriers, and Liverpool Boundary Harriers, in a triangular match at Leasowe. Liverpool Harriers won both the senior race over 7 miles and the youths race over 3 miles in convincing fashion, placing the first 4 men home in each race. Arnold Dinsdale (5), and Denis Dickinson (6) were back on form after a short spell on the sick list. Other counters for W.A.C. were Foster (10), Hewson (13), McCaig (14) and Austin (16). Senior team result - Liverpool Harriers 26 pts., W.A.C, 64 pts., and Liverpool Boundary 97 pts.
W.A.C. youths did not show up well and only their customary consistent packing enabled them to share second place with Boundary Harriers with 41 pts. each. W.A.C. counters were Maddock (8), Ledward (10), Scammell (11) and Lynch (12).
Today W.A.C. youths meet a team from H.M.S. Conway at Leasowe. Since the visitors have a long return journey to make, the race starts at 3 p.m. and all runners and markers are asked to be available in good time.