It was the turn of Bury’s senior athletes to compete at last Saturday’s Trafford Open meeting and the six club members who made the journey were rewarded with excellent performances.

In the 100m Rashaun Currie won his under 20s heat in a time of 11.77, less than a tenth of a second outside his personal best for the event.

Coach Andy Mellor took a superb second place in the 1,500m setting a new lifetime best of 4.19.06 in the process. Freya Potts took third in her under 17 3,000m in a new PB of 10.33.14, while in the under 17 men’s race Sam Smyth took fifth place in a new PB of 9.32.35.

Their respective times place Potts and Smyth in the top 30 nationally for the event.

In the senior men’s 3,000m Dominic Nabb took sixth place in a PB of 10.14.11. In the under 20s triple jump competition David Vaughan demonstrated that his commitment to training is paying dividends when he set a new lifetime best of 12.53 to take fourth place.

The performance currently gives him fifth place in the UK rankings.

Sunday saw Ian McBride testing himself over the half marathon distance again. This time he was running at the Run Tatton event on an undulating course around Tatton Park.

He showed consistency taking third place in 1:10.41, just 19 seconds adrift of his run the previous weekend.

Four senior members made the journey to Elvington near York for the Big Flat Runway race series. Running in the 5k Matt Garside took an excellent 11th place in a new PB of 17.30.

In the 10k event Byron Edwards crossed the line in eighth place, his time of 33.33 secured him first in the V45 age category.

Sarah Thomas took second place in the women’s race in 38.15 with Brian Thomas finishing in 75th place overall in 43.26.

Times were undoubtedly hampered by a strong headwind into the 2km finishing straight. George Booth competed in another duathlon over the weekend, this time taking third place in the Oulton Park event.