HANNAH Price continued her winning ways at the Radcliffe 10k trail run on Sunday.

Her time of 42mins 47secs brought her home nearly a minute and a half faster than the second-placed female finisher.

Price's application to training with Dave Cole’s senior endurance group at Bury AC is paying dividends and is a clear signal to others of the benefits of the repetition work the group undertakes at the track.

Patrick Babb, another member of the squad, took an excellent third place in 37:54. 

The day before, at the Heaton Park 5k parkrun, Ben Coop notched up his 11th win.

Completing the course in 16:12, Coop was a minute clear of the runner-up.

Paul Johnson, recovering from the previous week’s Greater Manchester Marathon, finished in 19:42.

Meanwhile, some of Bury’s younger athletes competed at the Wigan Harriers Spring Open meeting.

The start of the track and field season flags a difficulty for Bury AC that is experienced by the majority of athletic clubs.

The sport desperately needs more volunteer officials – people who will give time to measure long jump attempts and rake the pit, time athletes and measure throws.

Without officials the sport grinds to a halt.

Anyone who would like to get involved in athletics, but feels their competitive days are behind them, then volunteering as an official is a good way to devote time and support to a local club.

People wanting more information can visit the club’s website at buryac.co.uk for more details or call in to the Market Street track on a training night (7pm every Tuesday and Thursday).