Eight Bury athletes made the journey to Stretford to compete in Sunday’s Trafford Open meeting and they were all rewarded with personal best performances in their events.

On the track Anna Gisbourne ran out as a convincing winner in the under-15 girls 800m. Her time of 2.23.31 is good enough to move her into the top 50 nationally for the event in her age group.

Grace Gibson took a battling second place in the under-17 women’s 300m, crossing the line in 46.94.

In the under-15 girls 1,500m Lola Potts took eighth place in a new lifetime best of 5.56.08. Freya Potts dominated the under-17 women’s 1,500m, racing home as the clear winner in 4.53.21 with that time ranking her at number 35 in the UK.

Ben Coop took fourth place in the A 3,000m race in an impressive 8.40.78 that underlines the fact that he is in the form of his life.

Luke Harreld ran in the B 3,000m and he took seventh place in 9.22.69. Andrew Mellor made his debut over 3,000m in the C race and took fourth place in a very pleasing 9.26.40.

In the field events Grace Gibson produced a lifetime best of 4.47m in taking third place in the under-17 women’s long jump competition.

Multi-eventer Jay Cook demonstrated that his strength is improving by taking second place in both the shot and discus competitions for under-17 men, setting new bests of 12.39m and 36.21m respectively. His performance in the discus moves him to 18th nationally. He also took third place in the high jump, clearing 1.66m.