The club's strength over 800 metres has never been so strong, as was illustrated by some fine runs this week. Pete Lewis confirmed his 1 min. 53.5 secs. time was no fluke, running 1 min. 54.4 secs. for the distance representing Durham University at an inter-varsity match,
Now he is back in Wallasey, Pete will be a great asset to the club for the rest of the summer.
Club stalwart Doug Hanna ran into top form with a best of 1 min. 58.8 secs. at Sale, running a fast first leg in 56.5 secs, Doug held on well to finish fifth.
In the same race Dave Lockley, stepping down his distance, ran 2 mins. 3 secs.
Still with the middle distance men; Barrie Smith showed he is coming back to form when he ran 4 mins. 9 secs. at Sale, coming fourth in the event, Phil Wade was another to take full advantage of the excellent conditions running a 54.8 sec. 400 metres, a personal best.
In the Freckleton half marathon (13 miles 180 yds.) Mike Whiteside ran well to finish 21st in a field of almost 80 runners, confirming his form over distances beyond 10 miles. His time, 1 hr. 13 mins. 30 secs., augers well for his first attempt at a full marathon later this month.
Wallasey Athletic Club's Supporters' Association held their first event at the home of Mrs. Lloyd. This took the form of a coffee evening. It proved a great success and the club's thanks are expressed to them.
Today, Andy Fulton and Bob Brimage travel to Derby for the Northern junior and youths Championships. Mike Whiteside leads a team in the Winsford seven-mile road race and another small party is running at the Merseyside Police Champlonships at St. Helens.