The competitors in the Wallasey Athletic Club's Christmas Handicap held last Saturday at Leasowe enjoyed a friendly run in good conditions. The handicapping was carried out extremely well by Ray Woolley and John Lynch, the first ten runners in the over 16's race being very close to each other.
The over 18's race was won by Ray Wood, who won easily in 23 mins. 12 secs., with Alan Clarke second and Les Williams third. The fastest time in this race was returned by Roy Shaw with 19 mins. 47 secs. The fastest time in both races were excellent and both Roy and Ron should do well this year although I feel Roy could be much fitter.
The results gave some idea how the club will fare in the Cheshire Championships to be held at Port Sunlight on January 1st. The club should do quite well especially in the youths and boys' races, Ron Barlow in particular.
The club would like to thank all those who kindly gave prizes for Christmas handicaps.
On Boxing Day the club hold the annual match against the Wallasey Cycling Club.