The freezing weather forced the postponement of the final Red Rose Cross Country League fixture of the season but Bury athletes still managed to fit in some action far and wide.

The postponed Red Rose event will now take place on Saturday, January 20 - but the wintry weather was not an issue for men’s team captain Byron Edwards who travelled to Spain to compete in the Valencia Marathon.

The conditions clearly agreed with him as he completed the course in an excellent 2hrs 52mins 25secs. Edwards was particularly delighted with his negative split, covering the first half in 1:27:10 and then accelerating to cover the second half in 1:25:15.

This is a clear indicator his problematic injury is now a long way behind him.

A depleted team of Bury youngsters competed in the second Greater Manchester Sportshall Athletics League at SportCity a fortnight ago.

The club could only turn out three boys - Ronan Parker and Nathaniel Armstrong, who took seventh place in the under-11 boys’ competition and Henry Cooper, who singlehandedly took fifth place for Bury in the U13 boys’ events. He finished second in the two-lap race and took fourth in the standing long jump and vertical jump.

Seven girls represented Bury with the U11 trio of Mylah Collier, Myla Bryan and Niamh Murray taking sixth place.

The U13 trio of Laila Musvamhiri, Rosé Freeman-Hart and Agatha Wragg took ninth place. Musvamhiri took an excellent second in the two-lap race and Wragg won the six-lap race, took second in the speed bounce and third in the standing triple jump.

Summer Barlow was the sole representative in the U15s’ competition and her fourth place in the speed bounce and sixth place in the vertical jump secured ninth place for Bury.

The final league meeting will be on January 21.