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Walter “Wally” Bridson

It is with sadness that I report that Walter “Wally” Bridson died on Saturday morning, 8th December 2018. Until ill health forced a retirement earlier this year, Wally was the long-time Secretary of Liverpool, Pembroke & Sefton H & AC, Vice President and active member of Merseyside County Athletic Association and an athletics official for his club and county serving as an Endurance official, as a Track Judge, a Timekeeper and more recently as a Starter.  His considerable contribution to athletics will be greatly missed.  The funeral is on Thursday 20th December at 12 noon at St Benet’s Church, Copy Lane, Netherton, L30 7PE.

Road GP Winners

The presentation of Road Grand Prix awards will again take place after the December Halewood 5k (on 1 December). Race starts at 10.30am and presentation will take place at about 11.15am. Could clubs ensure award winners are aware of these arrangements and confirm they will be able to attend the presentation. Grateful if 5K runners too could stay after the race and support the winners. See List of winners.  Tim Warn

BA Cross Challenge, Sefton Park

Add’l helpers required for the BA Cross Challenge cross country event in Sefton Park on Saturday 24th November.  If you are available and would like to help contact Ron Scott on RonCoScott@aol.com

2019 XC Champs

Prospectus and Entry Form now available for the County XC Champs in January.  See XC page.

NW Road Relays

This Year’s North West Road Relays will be hosted by Cheshire CAA in Delamere Forest on Saturday 8th September.  More details will be posted when available.

Replacement GP race

The Wirral Seaside 5k on 25 July replaces the August Mystery 5k in the GP. Organisers Pensby Runners have raised the race limit to 500 and they have arranged on-line entries and chip timing. On-line entries are now open at – https://seasideruns.niftyentries.com/, and also see the race website for more info. In view of on-line entries there will be no entries on the night.
Many thanks to Pensby Runners for making these new arrangements. Tim Warn

T&F Champ Awards

Winners of the 2018 T&F Champs awards have now been decided.  See here for details.  Congratulations to all.  Individual awards will be passed to clubs when available.