National - Bromford Bridge, West Bromwich - 12/03/1949
In the English cross-country championships at Bromford Bridge, Birmingham, last Saturday the individual winners of each of the three races were well-known Northern runners. (Youths - J. Price, East Cheshire; Junior Lieut. G. B. Saunders, Bolton; and Senior - Dr. Aaron (Leeds), and the Junior team winners (Sheffield United) and the senior team winners (Sutton Harriers) are both famous Northern clubs.
Last year's winner, Sidney Wooderson finished 52nd and Holden, the Olympic Marathon runner, finished 40th.
In the youths' race, Liverpool Harriers gained 2nd place which promised well for their future performances. Wallasey Athletic Club competed in the junior race and finished 30th out of 41. Individual positions were - H. Thompson 102nd, D. Kelly 118th, R. Johnston 136th, A. Simpson 173rd and E. Bollard 230th.
Christmas Handicap - Leasowe - 18/12/1948
Once again skilful, handicapping was rewarded when 23 runners in Wallasey Athletic Club's traditional Christmas
Handicap last Saturday afternoon finished in quick succession. The timekeeper and the recorder were kept on their toes by the close finishing, but managed to distinguish the following result:-
1.Ray Scammell (off 1 mins. 15 secs.). 2.Alan Clarke (off 1 min.) 3.-Peter Mason, (off 1 mins. 45 secs.) The fastest times over the four miles course, which was run in cold, foggy, weather, accurately reflect current form: 1, Denis Dickinson (23 mins. 49 secs.); 2, John Edwards, (24 mins. 6 secs.); 3, Harold Thompson (24 mins. 15 secs.)