HATTIE Vaughan confirmed her reputation as one of the best under-17 pole vaulters in the country by taking the silver medal in the England Athletics Age Group Championships in Sheffield last Sunday.

With a best vault of 3.50m, she bettered the bronze she won in the Northern championships.

Abigail Howard also had her first exposure to a national championships and exceeded expectations by qualifying for the semi-finals in the u15 girls' 60m hurdles.

Her time of 9.99secs in her heat equalled her personal best and secured her a place in the semis as a fastest qualifier.

However, she was not able to reproduce her best in her semi-final, taking eighth in 10.20.

Daisy Worthington, recovering from injury, decided to compete over 300m in the championships and was rewarded with a season’s best time of 43.05 in her heat, but it was not quick enough to allow her to progress to the semis.

Four Bury athletes travelled to London to compete in Saturday’s English National Cross Country Championships at the iconic Parliament Hill Fields course.

In the u20 women’s race Sophie Whittaker produced her customary battling performance to take 60th in 28:59 for the gruelling 6k course.

Erin Kenyon finished 436th in the u15 girls’ 4k race in a time of 20:37, while in the u13 girls' Freya Potts and Grace Gibson finished in 122nd and 372nd respectively, with times of 14:11 and 16:08 for their 3k course.

Marcus Dey was the sole Bury athlete in the Blackpool Stanley Park 10k.

On his debut at the distance, he ran out winner in 34.15.

Seven Bury athletes competed in the Sale Indoor meeting at Sportcity on Sunday.

Jacob Allen won his 600m race in a new PB of 1:41:33 before winning the shot with a new best of 8.65m.

Charlotte Speakman-Farnworth was another Bury winner in the 600m, also setting a new best of 1:43:44, while Jerel Livingston showed a clean pair of heels to the competitors in his u15 boys' 60m, winning in a new lifetime best of 7.65. He followed this with an excellent 5.63 in the long jump.

There were other PB's for Amy Garroch (60m 8.68, long jump 4.53 and shot 7.47), Jay Cook (60m hurdles 11.12), Ella Hall (60m 9.05) and Erin Garroch (high jump 1.20).

There was a good turn out from Bury’s senior athletes at the Terry Nortley 10-mile race on Sunday.

The event is part of the senior’s Grand Prix race series and first club member home in fourth was Luke Harreld (62:26), with Jim Ardin hot on his heels in sixth (62:37).

Byron Edwards, in his third race of the weekend, took 15th in 66:39, while Paul Johnson and young Josh Birmingham finished 22nd and 25th respectively (68:51 and 70:32), with Katie Geelan finishing as first F45 athlete in 73:29 and Anthony Hollahan recorded a time of 75:39.

The other Bury finishers in the field of 240 athletes were Irfan Qureshi (85:10), Colin Smith (86:24), Edward Hitchin (88:36 and second V70) and Alison Dale (101:20) and Nicola Brown (104:53).