On Saturday members of Wallasey A.C. were competing at three athletic meetings, and furthermore, they met with success at each.
Noteworthy from the club point of view was the performance of three members in the two-mile team race at the Liverpool Transport Sports, where they gained third place to Liverpool Pembroke and Sutton Harriers. Bob Johnston finished fourth in the time of 9 mins. 48 secs., only two seconds slower than the winner, J. Harrison, of Sutton. He was supported by A. Dinsdale, who put in a fast last quarter to gain seventh place in the time of 10 mins. 13 secs., closely followed by Denis Dickinson, the club three-mile champion, in eighth place in the time of 10 mins. 15 secs. Mention must also be made of the spirited running of young Eric Maddock, who was competing at his first two-mile team race, a trying experience for a youngster. At Northwich, B. Kivlin made a successful return to competitive running after his leg injury sustained in the Cheshire championships in June. He was successful in obtaining second place in the 120 yards hurdles, finishing inches behind W. Clephan, of Winnington Park R.C.
At Port Sunlight, a number of club members were competing in the English Schools Championships as representatives of Cheshire, but only one was successful in gaining a place, J. G. Moores gained third place in the long jump, 17-19 years, with a jump of 20ft. 6 ins. Penny Price qualified for the girls' final; which was won in record time. Margaret Collings, Alan Whitburn and Dave Johnson also ran exceptionally well in their heats, the last two recording good times in the mile and 440 yards, respectively.
On Saturday next, members will be competing at the St. Helens Police Sports; Less energetic members will probably attend at Port Sunlight to witness the A.A.A. junior championships, a rare opportunity to witness first class competition. The championships begin at 12.30 p.m.
It is pointed out that if headquarters are not erected by the end of August it may be necessary to cease training until they are completed. So rally round and lend a hand.
John Hawksley, of Wallasey Grammar School, had little difficulty in overcoming the opposition sportingly provided by Messrs. Ledward, Quinn, Lynch, and Maddock and finished a clear winner this year's Brookes Award contest, held at Wallasey Athletic Club's track last week.