The Wallasey AC women raced over the hilly course of Witton Park in Blackburn. It was the Women's National Championships wherein each race boasted around 400 starters.
In the minors' race were three from Wallasey Athletic Club who together with Lynn Jenkinson in the junior girls race were running in their second major competition only. Joanne McDonald finished 266th, Carole Jenkinson 274th and Lolita Harrison 285th. Lynn Jenkinson finished 268th in her race.
They were treated to a fine display of running by Barbara Majumdar in the senior race. She finished 27th in her race being narrowly defeated by, a past member of Wallasey now competing for Luton, Margaret Ashcroft.
Both of these runners will be the first to admit that any degree of success doesn't come easy. They had been, training and competing regularly for at least six years before any indication of success.