IT was a quiet weekend of competition for Bury AC members with the Inter Counties Athletics Championships dominating the fixture lists.

A small number of club members stretched their legs at the Heaton parkrun with Luke Harreld crossing the line first in 17mins 16secs.

Next came Anthony Hallahan with a time of 20:41, closely followed by Sarah Thomas who crossed the line in 20:52 as the first female finisher. Lizzi Cheshire covered the 5k course in 22:48.

The previous Tuesday evening saw seven Bury seniors competing over 3,000m at the Trafford Grand Prix meeting. The race is part of the club’s Grand Prix of races and several members were rewarded with personal-best performances despite the stiflingly hot weather.

Byron Edwards had a brilliant run to win the event and set a new best of 9:37.47 in the process.

Harreld took third place in a new best of 9:40.94 with Patrick Babb also setting a new best of 9:49.40 in fifth. Nathan Hilditch took ninth in 10:12.39 with Dan Anderson recording 11:56.09 in his track debut for Bury.

Katie Geelan crossed the line in 12:19.61 and Cheshire recorded 13:35.46.

Earlier in the evening, Freya Potts ran a storming race to win the under-15 girls' 800m event.

She slashed 2.5secs off her previous best for the distance to stop the clock at 2:24.86.

Earlier in July, three club members competed in the second of the Sale Sizzler 5k races.

Ben Coop took a marvellous second place in the event, equalling his best ever time with a 15:16 performance. Edwards crossed the line in 20th in 16:41 but was second in the V45 category behind former international Ian Grime. Giles Bennett completed the course in 18:40.

On Sunday Bury AC hosts the third in the series of four Cheshire Track and Field League fixtures.

Volunteers to help officiate are vital and assistance is greatly appreciated by the club.