TEN Bury AC runners performed well in Sunday’s Greater Manchester Marathon.

First home for the club was men’s team captain Byron Edwards in a respectable 2hrs 43mins 35secs – just a month after his 2:40:00 performance in Tokyo.

Next finisher was Paul Johnston, crossing the line in 3:09.28 and taking 40 minutes off his previous best time for the course.

Women’s team captain Lizzi Cheshire was the next finisher. Making her debut over the distance she ran an excellent time of 3:42.03 and she was followed by Matt Grice in 3:48:34.

Fran Pearson and Steve Parker were the next over the line in 3:55:07 and 3:55:27 respectively – new bests for them both.

Bev McAuley, who was a last-minute entry, completed the course in 4:08:10 just in front of Steve Tobias, who was making his debut over the distance and recorded 4:10:54.

Next was the impressive Harvey Wiseglass – the 65-year-old covering the course in 5:06:35 and he was followed home by Mark Simkins who recorded a time of 5:11:49.

The previous weekend, Brandon Quinton made the journey to Sutton Park in the west Midlands to compete in the English Road Running Association 5k junior championships. Competing in the under-17 men’s competition, he underlined his reputation as one of the country’s best young runners by taking fourth place in a new best time of 15:56.

The following day Josh Birmingham competed in the Fleetwood 10k and completely dominated the field with a new PB of 34:22 – three minutes ahead of the second-placed runner.

Ben Coop competed in the Berlin Half Marathon, finishing in 1:16:32.