JAY Cook set a string of lifetime bests as the Bury Athletic Club all-rounder impressed at the Scottish Combined Events Championships in Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.

Competing in the Under 17 men’s heptathlon, Cook set new personal bests in the long jump (5.48m), shot put (11.85m), high jump (1.74m)and 1,000m (3minutes 10.07seconds) to seal a brilliant fourth place overall in his first year in the age group.

His other performances included 8.26 in the 60m, 9.61 in the 60m hurdles and 2.97m in the pole vault as he amassed 3,674 points

Clubmates Jena Dickinson, Rosella Togo and Abigail Howard all took part in the Under 17 women’s pentathlon.

Dickinson finished in ninth place with 2,893 points and set a massive new best of 5.28m in the long jump. Togo finished 11th overall with 2,871 points, setting new PBs in the 60m hurdles (9.64), long jump (4.94m) and high jump (1.42m) in the process. And Howard finished in 15th place with 2,559 points and celebrated new lifetime bests in the hurdles (9.59), the long jump (4.85m).

Dickinson had competed in the Sheffield Festival the weekend before where she set a new personal best of 27.01 in taking silver in the 200m as well as a 4.63m long jump.

Natan Witkowski also competed at the competition, winning a gold in the shot (9.29m) and producing a best leap of 5.22m in the long jump.

On Sunday, Josh Birmingham competed in the Dewsbury 10k, clocking 32.11 to finish in 10th place in a field of more than 2,000 runners.

Bury’s younger athletes had an excellent day at the Greater Manchester Sports Hall Championships. There were medals for the under 13s girls team who finished second overall, one better than the boys who took third place. The under 15 girls relay team took gold, while the under 13 girls won silver as did the under 13 boys.

On Saturday, Paul Johnston notched up his first victory in the Parkrun at Heaton Park, setting a new PB of 17.17. Sarah Thomas was second placed woman in 18.57.

The Greater Manchester Schools Cross Country Championships were also hosted in Heaton Park. In the minors' races, Emily Purdy was fourth in the girls and Sam Howard fifth in the boys. Freya Potts will make the Greater Manchester squad for the English Schools Championships taking fourth place in the intermediate girls' race.

Charlotte Speakman-Farnworth’s 12th place in the senior girls' race makes her a reserve for the county team.

Chloe Ardin and Oliver Donnelly 13th in the junior girls' and senior boys' races respectively just miss out on selection. Further afield, Luke Harreld was the clear winner of the Run Aintree 5k race in a time of 17.27.