With the championships almost over, Wallasey athletes couldn't have been in better form to contest in the girls' English Schools or the men's national championships, this coming weekend, March 3.
As a lead up to these events, several runners competed last Saturday. In the morning, Kevin McGee and Rob Heap ran in together after the 31/2 mile slog over the extremely heavy going of freshly-ploughed fields. They were convincing winners of the Merseyside Schools League, being almost two minutes clear of third and fourth places.
Later in the day, the women's section of the club was able to show its form when competing in the women's cross-country races in Runcorn.
Janet McGee, running to prove a point to a selection committee, finished 73rd out of 499 finishers in her race. Shibohn Power ran into 89th place of her race from 220 competitors. Both of these ran extremely well in their first major competition - time will show that they have much to offer athletics!
Barbara Majundar made a welcome return to senior competition. Her 74th place must have seemed strange to her but, when one considers the amount of serious training she has been able to do, the performance was good.
The national cross-country championships for the men's section is today, March 3, and Wallasey will be well-represented with a full junior squad. The race will be held in Luton over a six-mile course, and some 5,000 athletes will be competing in the three races. Janet McGee, Shibohn Power and Barbara Jones will be representing Merseyside and Wallasey Athletic Club, when they compete in the girls' English Schools in Buckinghamshire, also today.
New members and track and field athletes will be most welcome. If you are interested, telephone 638 0296.