BURY AC's Hattie Vaughan made the long journey to compete in the Vault Cardiff specialist competition last Sunday and the trip paid off with a new personal best height that also moved her up to second in the UK in her under-17s age group.

The pole vaulter improved her PB by 10cm, raising it up to 3.52m.

Elsewhere, men’s captain Byron Edwards competed in the Four Villages Half Marathon in Helsby on Sunday.

He made light of the atrocious weather conditions to take 49th place in the huge field, finishing ninth in his M40 age category.

His time of 1hr 22mins 44secs was 90 seconds faster than his previous best for the course and impressive given the snow and slush.

On the same day, seven of Bury’s younger athletes competed at the Sale Indoor meeting at SportCity and all were rewarded with personal-best performances.

Jena Dickinson took third place in her heat of the u15s girls’ 60m, in a lifetime best of 7.76.

In the u17 women’s 600m, Charlotte Speakman-Farnworth was third with a new best of 1.45.16, while Daisy Worthington and Amy Garroch took second and third in the u17 women’s 60m hurdles, setting new PBs of 9.63 and 9.75 respectively. Jay Cook, competing in the u15 boys’ hurdles took fourth in a new best of 11.27.

In the u15 girls’ races, Abigail Howard was fourth in her heat with a new best of 10.10, while Ella Hall set a season's best of 11.89 to take fifth in her race.

Ella was also 18th in the high jump, setting a new personal best of 1.15m, and then she set a new season’s best of 3.64m in the long jump.

She was joined in the long jump competition by Jay, Abigail and Daisy. Abigail set a new best of 4.23m, while Daisy and Jay were rewarded with season’s best leaps of 4.88 and 4.27m respectively.

Jay then won the u15 boys’ shot with a new best putt of 8.05m.

Abigail also set a new best of 7.37m to take third in her competition.

In the u17 women’s event, Daisy took second with 10.10, while Amy set a season’s best of 7.45 to finish ninth.