Because of the rapid thaw at the end of the week the Birket had risen so high it was impossible to cross it, and Wallasey Athletic Club was therefore unable to run over the usual course. The fixture with Wirral A.C. had to be held over a distance of 7½ miles, most of which was road.
In spite of this difficulty, some good running was seen and Bob Johnston of Wallasey finished very comfortably in first place in the time of 43 mins. 4 secs. with Norman Graves (Wirral A.C.) 2nd in the time of 43 mins. 35 secs. J. Gilmour (Wirral A.C.) was third in 43 mins. 46 secs.
Wirral won the fixture with a total of 41 points, against Wallasey's 60. Wallasey's counting six were placed : 1st, R. Johnston; 4th, A. Dinsdale; 10th, D. W. Dickinson; 12th C. R. Hewson; 10th, E. C. Foster and 17th J. Arkless, A. Dinsdale run extremely well in this fixture, which indicates that he should do well in the forthcoming championships.
The youths did not race, as Wirral's team was depleted by sickness.
This Saturday the club championships are being held at Leasowe. There are three trophies at stake, the Peers Cup for the senior event, the A.G. Nicholson Cup for the junior event, and the R. J. Edwards Cup for the youths' event.
In all the championships a sealed handicap will be run.