Wallasey AC men's team powered to a 124 point victory at the opening Borders League race for 2019-20. The race was held in the rain at Caernarvon with the course a reverse of the Caernarvon 10k. A head to head battle at the front saw Joe Boden just pushed into second place by Matthew Roberts of Eyri Harriers. Other counters for the men were Rob Pearse (13th), Jay Walker (18th), Tom Gillbanks (19th), Jack Poland (20th), Greg Jones (27th), Luke Hampshire (31st), Ray Clark (34th), Matt Goodwin (42nd) and Mike Green (51st). The ladies finished second only 12 points behind Wirral AC. Point scorers for the ladies were Jo Irvin (12th), Sallie Holt (13th), Aimee Bartley (20th) and Anna Kenny (27th).
Race 2 - Deeside - 10/11/2019
The second fixture of the Borders League for 2019-20 took place under sunny skies and started and finished on Deeside track. The 4.37 mile course included laps of Coleg Cambria and a 1 mile ascent along Kelsterton Lane. Wallasey AC men's team continued there success from the first race with a 27 point win over Wrexham AC amassing 248 points and having 10 counters within the first 38 runners. Joe Boden was first home for the club in second place just eased out by Owen Roberts of Eryri Harriers. Other counters for the men were Jay Walker (16th), Rob Pearse (18th), Tom Gillbanks (20th), Jack Poland (21st), Ray Clark (31st), William Barr (32nd), Matt Goodwin (33rd), Luke Hampshire (37th) and Greg Jones (38th). The ladies finished in fourth place and counters were Jo Irvin (9th), Rebecca Blacklock (17th), Helen Anne Stansfield (23rd) and Elaine Opara (24th). A record 446 runners finished the race 54 of them from Wallasey AC.
Race 3 - Birkenhead Park - 01/12/2019
Wallasey AC won the men's race at their home round of the Borders League on a sunny and frosty day in Birkenhead Park, the course was slippery in parts and several runners fell. Counters were Joe Boden (3rd), Jay Walker (11th), Tom Gillbanks (19th), Connor Mcardle (22nd), Jack Poland (23rd), Greg Jones (26th), Ray Clark (28th), Matt Goodwin (31st), Luke Hampshire (36th) and David Lilley (39th). The ladies finished fourth but remain second overall. Counters for the ladies were Becky Blacklock (11th), Jess Mckinlay (15th), Katherine Andrews (19th) and Aimee Bartley (25th). As well as the 57 runners that represented the club Wallasey AC also provided the marshalls and officials for the race.
Liverpool & District Cross Country Union
Race 1 - Sherdley Park - 12/10/2019
Wallasey AC finished fifth in the opening race of the Liverpool and District Cross Country Union League held at a sunny and warm Sherdley Park. Counting for the team were Ian Cannings (38th), Phil Dabner (40th, Colin Palmer (44th), Kevin Hall (54th), John Bassett (56th) and Helen Anne Stansfield (58th).
Race 3 - Beacon Park - 07/12/2019
Wallasey AC had 7 men and 7 ladies at the final Liverpool & District race at Beacon Park. The course had the usual muddy sections and the team finished in sixth place. Counters were Rob Pearse (13th), Steve Brealey (24th), Phil Cuthbert (35th), Becky Blacklock (42nd), Chris Bowers (49th) and Simon Ward (54tth). The team finished fourth in the overall standings.
Wirral Multi Terrain League
Race 1 - Royden Park - 03/09/2019
The first multi terrain race of 2019 took place on a pleasant evening at Royden Park, the couse was a lap of the starter's field and two laps over and around Thursaston Common. Wallasey men finished second on the night with counters being Jay Walker (7th), a great run from Luke Hampshire (15th), Steve Brealey (25th), Liam Simon (36th) and Mark Carruthers (37th). The ladies finished fourth on the night with Anna Kenny (15th), Katherine Andrews (17th) and Elaine Opara (18th) counting.
Race 2 - Thurstaston - 10/09/2019
Proceedings moved to Thursaston in the Wirral Country Park for the second multi terrain race of 2019. The course consisted of two loops of the beach and the Wirral Way. The ladies finished fourth with Katherine Andrews (11th), Anna Kenny (15th) and Elaine Opara (16th) counting. The men finished in fifth place on the night and counters were Rob Pearse (5th), Luke Hampshire (18th), Steve Brealey (23rd), Richard Evans (25th) and Alex Norton (38th).
Race 3 - Harrison Drive - 17/09/2019
Wallasey AC hosted the third multi terrain race at Harrison Drive, the course was out and back along the beach and around the trails at the Gun Site. The club turned out in force as both runners and officials with 33 men and 25 women finishing the race. The men finished second on the night and counters were Rob Pearse (5th), Greg Jones (12th), Liam Simon (17th), Jay Walker (18th) and Alex Norton (22nd). The ladies finished fourth with Becky Blacklock (11th), Jess McKinlay (14th) and Elaine Opara (21st) counting.
Race 4 - Arrowe Park - 24/09/2019
The final race of the multi terrain league took place at Arrowe Park, the course was two laps of the park starting by the swings and finishing by the pitch and putt course. The men finished third on the night and third overall. Counters were Rob Pearse (4th), Luke Hampshire (10th), Steve Brealey (17th), Jay Walker (22nd) and Jack Poland (41st), the men also won the first B team award. The ladies finished third on the night and fourth overall with Sallie Holt (11th), Helen Anne Stansfield (13th) and Elaine Opara (14th) counting, the ladies also won first B team. Individual medals were won by Heidi Slater third female under 20, Elaine Opara third female under 40, Michelle Alty third female over 50, Luke Hampshire second male under 20, Steve Brealey second male over 40, Rob Pearse first male over 45 and third male and Ian Cannings third male over 60.