This popular event always attracts a large number of runners and on Saturday the excellent total of 126 athletes came together on the starting line. A short social run of 5 miles preceded the two one-mile races which were the features of the afternoon programme, and although the weather turned out distinctly wet and breezy, no complaints were to be heard when the time came for the start of the first race.
This race was confined to novices, of which about 50 faced the starter, and as few of the Wallasey men were eligible to compete in this class hopes of a prominent display by the club were not strong. It came, therefore, as an agreeable surprise to supporters waiting at the finish, to find a new member, F. G. Ambrose, carrying the club colours with distinction and running into seventh place. Taking into consideration this runner's very limited experience of long distance events, it was a very meritorious performance. W. Geddes although not concerned with finish, ran sufficiently forward to lead one to expect better things in the future, while L. Kinsey was well placed amongst the leaders.
The senior race, which followed, was expected to provide a victory for Norman Jones of Pembroke Harriers, and so it proved, Heath of Liverpool being runner-up. The finish was sufficiently close to be exciting, and, as the leaders approached the winning post, it looked as if W. R. Richardson of Wallasey, would finish amongst the prizes, but apparently it was an off-day for him and it was left to his club-mate, Ledward, to provide the thrills by beating J. Gross of Liverpool, for third place. Ledward is to be congratulated on a very fine effort in really good class company.
The meeting was brought to a close by the presentation of the prizes by Mr. A. G. Nicholson.
Prospective new members desiring information concerning the club, are referred to the hon. sec., Mr. R. G. Hyde of 14 Cromer Drive, Wallasey.