Last Saturday much of the season's running was confined, J. Wales, the brilliant young R.A.F. runner, having gone overseas, left the way clear for G. A. Walker, Wallasey Grammar School, to win the youths (under 18) championship. Taking the lead at the end of the first mile. Walker, running very strongly, was never challenged, and completed the heavy 43/4 miles course with a lead of more than 400 yards, becoming the first to held the R. J. Edwards Cup.
Youths' results:- G. A. Walker, 27 mins. 47 secs. ; 2, D. Kelly, 29 mins. 20 secs. 3, A. Simpson, 30 mins. 20 secs. The senior championship over 61/2 miles of heavy country, brought two of Merseyside's best distance runners into opposition. J. Edwards, winner in 1936, 1937, and 1938, who represented Northern Counties in 1944 and 1945, was out to regain the title he was unable to defend in 1939.
He caught, G. K. Williams at the 11/2 mile stage and went on to win.