Wallasey ladies were in fine form at opening Borders League fixture of the season in New Brighton. The ladies won the team race and are determined to retain their shield. The 5-mile race was held in ideal running conditions along the embankment and around the golf course. The counters were Helen Anne Stansfield (7th), Sallie Holt (12th), Katherine Holley (14th) and Elaine Opara (17th). Despite some keen running the men finished in second place, Joe Boden showing the way with a great third place. Not far behind was Rob Pearse in tenth, Greg Jones nineteenth and debutant William Barr in twentieth. Other counters were Jay Walker (28th), Pete Clarke (40th), Jack Poland (45th), Connor McArdle (53rd), Matt Wilson (58th) and Tom Gillbanks (79th).
Race 2 - Chester - 11/11/2018
Joe Boden stormed to a 19 second victory at the second Borders league race at Upton by Chester, in doing so he became only the second male from the club to perform the feat, it was nearly 14 years to the day since Mike Stanley won at Capenhurst. Joe covered the five-mile course in 25:43 average miling of under 05:10. The men's team finished second on the day other counters being Rob Pearse, (21st), Jay Walker (22nd), Greg Jones (23rd), Pete Clarke (33rd), Jack Poland (34th), John Thelwell (46th), Matt Goodwin (54th), Tom Gillbanks (62nd) and Phil Walton (70th). The ladies finished fifth on the day but still retain the overall lead at the top. Counters were Helen Anne Stansfield (9th), Elaine Opara (18th), Katherine Holley (23rd) and Becky Blacklock (25th).
Race 3 - Angelsey - 09/12/2018
The third Borders League fixture took place on the Trac Mon racetrack in Anglesey, the 5 mile course consisted over just over 2 laps. The runners faced a brisk wind, this didn't deter Joe Boden as he captured his second race win of the season. The men's team also took full advantage of the reduced entrants with a win, other counters were Rob Pearse (7th), Jay Walker (15th), Greg Jones (19th), Jack poland (23rd), Connor McArdle (24th), Pete Clarke (27th), Matt Goodwin (28th), and Tom Gillbanks (31st). The ladies finished 5th on the day but remain 2 points off the top with counters being Becky Blacklock (13th), Anna Kenny (18th), Michelle Alty (22nd) and Heidi Slater (30th).
Race 1 - Arrowe Park - 13/10/2018
Arrowe Park was the location for the first Liverpool & District Cross Country Union league race of 2018-2019. The team finished fourth on the day with counters being Rob Pearse (9th), John Thelwell (24th), Tom Gillbanks (34th), Matt B Wilson (45th) , Colin Palmer (53rd) and Helen Anne Stansfield (59th). Helen was third lady home.
Race 2 - Sefton Park - 24/11/2018
The second race in the Liverpool and District Cross Country Union League was incorporated into the British Athletics Cross Challenge series at Sefton Park. The recent dry weather meant that there was virtually no mud on the course. Counters for the men's team were Rob Pearse (27th), Jay Walker (36th), Pete Clarke (45th), Tom Gillbanks (68th), Matt J Wilson (72nd) and Matt Gillbanks (87th). The team finished in seventh place on the day. The ladies took part in a separate race namely the Senior Women's Cross challenge with Helen Anne Stansfield (112th) and Becky Blacklock (123rd) the first two home for the club. Jenny Ryan was 61st in the under 13 girls and Heidi Slater 74th in the under 17 girls.
Race 3 - Beacon Park - 08/12/2018
Wallasey AC athletes completed the 2018-2019 Liverpool and District Cross Country Union League with a fixture at a muddy Beacon Park. The new course was 2 laps instead of the usual 3 and included the top field. The mixed team finished fifth on the day and fourth overall. Counters were Jay Walker (21st), Phil Cuthbert (50th), Kevin Hall (60th), Elaine Opara (63rd), Dave McAlister (68th) and Katherine Holley (73rd).
Race 1 - Royden Park - 04/09/2018
Rob Pearse became the first Wallasey A.C. male to win a Wirral Multi Terrain race when he overcame a challenge from Dave Bennett (Ellesmere Post A. C.) and Robby Green (PLS), Rob finished in 27:55 great running. The ladies also performed well winning the team race, counters being the improving Katherine Holley (5th), Elaine Opara (7th) and Sallie Holt (9th). The men's team finished second with Jay Walker (9th), John Thelwell (16th), Xavier Desse (21st) and Greg Jones (24th) also counting.
Race 2 - Harrison Drive - 11/09/2018
Wallasey A.C. ladies extended their lead at the top of the Wirral Multi Terrain League with a victory in the second race of the series. The race was at Harrison Drive and Katherine Holley was in insprirational form as she finished in second place, Katherine was supported by Helen Anne Stansfield in 5th and Sallie Holt in 9th. Rob Pearse also picked up an individual second place in the men's race and the team finished in fifth place. Other counters were Jack Poland (14th), Greg Jones (24th), Tom Gillbanks (55th) and Matt Gillbanks (59th). The men lie fourth overall.
Race 3 - Thurstaston - 18/09/2018
The ladies held onto their position of first team after three fixtures with a joint second finish at the third fixture at Thurstaston. The counters were Sallie Holt (8th), Katherine Holley (11th) and Elaine Opara (13th) and the lead over Wirral A.C. is a s slim 2 points. The men finished in fifth and lie fifth overall with Greg Jones (9th), Jay Walker (10th), Alex Norton (34th), Paul Cubbins (57th) and Danny Lawson (75th) counting. Luke Hampshire was third under 15 boy and Jennie Ryan second under 15 girl.
Race 4 - Arrowe Park - 25/09/2018
Wallasey A.C. ladies won the team event for the first time at the Wirral Multi Terrain League. The final fixture was held under sunny skies at Arrowe Park, the ladies finished in second place on the night , this was enough to bring the girls a 12 point winning margin. Counters were Helen Anne Stansfield (6th), Katherine Holley (9th) and Sallie Holt (10th). The ladies were also first B thru G team meaning they had at least 21 finishers in each race. The men won the race on the night enabling to haul themselves up from fifth to second place overall. Counters were Rob Pearse (2nd), Jay Walker (7th), Greg Jones (14th), Jack Poland (16th) and Tom Gillbanks (32nd). Individial winners were Luke Hampshire (3rd Under 15 boys), Alex Norton (3rd Under 20 Male), Jay Walker (2nd Under 40 Male), Rob Pearse (Second Under 45 Male), Rob was also second overall male an excellent series, Jenny Ryan (2nd Under 15 Girls), Heidi Slater (3rd Under 20 ladies), Katherine Holley (third Under 40 lady), Sallie Holt (3rd Under 50 lady), Michelle Alty (3rd Under 60 lady).