The weather has been fairly good and the athletes are now starting to get into some sort of shape. All that they need now is some competition to bring them to full racing fitness.
Wallasey seems to have plenty of young talent, especially over middle and long distances. However, some of the keen juniors are becoming eligible for National Service: already we have lost three promising young runners, Roy Shaw, Brian Bird and Les Williams, all of whom will be absent for some time. Fortunately we have youngsters like Ron Barlow and Tony Townsend likely to be with us for some time yet. As yet we have not any young sprinters in the same class as Brian Bird, Len Platt or Maurice Price.
This meeting is followed on June 4th by the Cheshire County Championships to be held at Port Sunlight. The competition at the county championships is usually fairly keen, but Wallasey A.C.'s numbers generally figure in the first three in many events, Len Platt being particularly successful. Entry forms can be obtained from Ron Hubbard. To get them members should phone Ron (see club handbook), who will then send them on. This Saturday our two marathon specialists will be having their first race of the season. Mr. Frank Ledward is running the Liverpool Pembroke 20 mile road race, and Ray Scammell races over the same distance in Dublin in a race organised by Concliffe Harriers. We would like to wish them both the best of luck.
The first inter-club match will take place Wednesday next, 25th, versus Wirral Athletic Club. A full programme has been arranged, and the team will be selected that evening at 7 p.m. A good turnout is expected.
Anyone interested in joining the club, and there is plenty of room, even if you find yourself winded after running upstairs, should contact either the club secretary, Mr. R. Hubbard, 44 Tollemache Street, Wallasey (tel. 2389) or track secretary Mr. C. W. Gee, 78 King Street, Wallasey (tel. 5129).