FIVE Bury AC athletes represented Greater Manchester at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at a very muddy Prestwold Hall course in Loughborough.

Representing the senior women’s team, Hannah Price was the county’s second scorer in a tremendous 77th place.

Hannah has progressed from being a fun runner in 2018 to becoming one of the county’s strongest runners; a fantastic achievement.

Another athlete going from strength to strength is Josh Birmingham who took an excellent 158th place. Freya Potts, running in the Under 15 girls race, had a strong race taking 88th place while Heledd Rimmer finished 118th in the Under 20 women’s race. Making her county debut, Emily Purdy took a very creditable 256th place in the Under 13 girl’s race.

Heaton Park was the venue for the final fixture in the South East Lancs Cross Country League. Bury’s Under 15 girls team not only won the fixture but cemented themselves as the league champions. Reilly Carson took fifth place with Grace Gibson just one place behind. Erin Garroch was eighth to secure the victory over East Cheshire.

In the senior men’s race Ian Warrington ran strongly to take an excellent 10th place. Lucy Dent took sixth place in the Under 11 girls race and was overall runner-up in the league.

Tia Buckley took 18th place. In the boy’s race Zac Buckley took 37th position with Jeremiah Aloo in 41st.

Club vice-chair Roger Morley travelled down to the Lea Valley Stadium to compete in the British Master Indoor Championships. He took a bronze medal in the V65 triple jump with a fine best effort of 8.73, his longest jump in over 2 years.

At the Trotters 5 mile race - which is part of the seniors' Grand Prix competition - Andy Mellor won (29.32) from Jon Evans (29.39) with Jack Griffiths 10th (32.12), Anthony Hallahan 27th (35.01), Giles Bennett 29th (35.23) and Danny Potts 43rd (36.58).