Main feature of the cross country racing at Leasowe last Saturday was the high standard of fast stylish running sustained by the turn-out of 25.
Chief event, Wallasey A.C.'s novice cross-country championship, included several seasoned runner who still qualified under the club's definition, and it was this group that provided the winner in Ray Scammell. After Alan Clarke had held the lead for half of the 51/2 mile course, Scammell went to the front and left his challengers with no chance of catching him. Scammell's victory, if a little unexpected, was a popular one for he has trained hard and conscientiously since joining the club five years ago. Second man home W. J. Johnston, younger brother of Bob Johnston, twice Liverpool & District junior champion and Cheshire County representative, also gave a surprise performance and finished very fresh. Bob Johnston won the club trial which followed John Lynch finishing a worthy second in the fast time of 30 mins. 31 secs. These races augur well for the club in the forthcoming championships. The combination of the experienced runners and keen youngsters is the right one to gain success in team championships, and at last it seems Wallasey Athletic Club is regaining the eminence it held in 1939 before the disastrous effects of the war.