Six of Bury’s junior members competed at the Trafford AC Medal Meeting and all were rewarded with new personal bests.

In the under-11 boys, Hugo Wells won the long jump with 3.96m and the 150m with 22.95secs. He took third in the 75m with 11.47. Sammy McBride-Duerden won his U13 150m with 21.77 and took second in the 75m (10.95) and eighth in the long jump (3.58). Ethan Statham won the U13 boys’ 1200m in 3mins 45.35secs, taking him to fourth in the UK rankings, while Lucy Dent set new bests in the U15 girls’ 300m (48.06) and 800m (2:30.28). Agatha Wragg, also in the U15s, set a new 200m best of 29.24 and then took fourth in her 300m with 46.01, while Jemima Miles set a season’s best of 12.21 in taking second in the U17 women’s 80m hurdles.

Bury played host to the Greater Manchester Track and Field Championships last weekend, and now have six members who can call themselves Greater Manchester champion.

Star of the weekend was multi-eventer Oliver Cooper, who finished the weekend with four gold medals and one silver in the U15 boys’ category. He won the pole vault (3.30m), long jump (5.65m, PB) discus (26.22m) and 80m hurdles (12:19, PB), while finishing second in javelin (37.48m, PB) and coming fifth in 100m (12.64). He was beaten in javelin by Bury’s Ben Clarke, who is currently ranked number two in the UK and won gold with a huge throw of 45.98m.

U20 multi-eventer Jay Cook also won multiple medals, taking gold in the high jump (1.81m), silvers in 100m hurdles (16.69) and shot put (12.93m), bronze in javelin (39.32m) and he also came fourtth in discus with a PB of 33.57m,

The other champions from Bury were Ethan Statham, who easily won the U13 boys’ 800m, despite still being only 10 years old, with a PB of 2:24.74, plus seniors Luke Harreld in the 800m (2:05.87) and Patrick Babb, who retained his title in the 3,000m steeplechase (11:44.73)

Meanwhile, Olivia Newbitt took home three medals in the U13 girls’ category with a hat-trick of PB performances, with silvers in the 75m (10.43) and 150m (21.05) and bronze in the long jump (3.98m). Bury’s other medallists over the weekend were Annabelle Hinze in U13 girls’ shot put (5.95m, PB, silver), Evie Elliott in the U17 women 300m hurdles (47.92, PB, silver), Harry Dadamarch in the U15 boys’ 200m (25.56, PB, bronze), Jemima Miles in the U17 women 80m hurdles (12.13, silver).

Bury’s other athletes competing on the day were Agatha Wragg (U15G, 28.71 and 46.52 in the 200m and 300m heats), Carraghen Spence (U15G, 28.61 in 200m heats and fifth place with 46.17 in the 300m final, both PBs), Claudia Chapman (U13G, PBs in the 75m and 150m heats with 12.37 and 24.56 respectively, Faye Gribbin (U15G, fifth in 800m with 2:27.26), Isabella Robinson (12.85 in the 75m hurdles heats), Kathryn Wolstenholme (U13G, a PB of 2:50.76 in the 800m heats), Laila Musvamhiri (U15G, 14.14 in the 100m heats and sixth in the javelin with 19.17, PB), Luca Hilton (U13B, sixth in 200m with a PB of 32.92, fifth in the long jump with 3:15 and fourth in the javelin with a PB of 9.92), Lucy Dent (U15G, fifth in 1500m with a PB of 5:09.56), Luke Drinnen (making his debut with fourth in the 100m in 12.34 and 57.30 in the 400m) and Rosé Freeman Hart (U13G, PBs of 12.33 in 75m and 5.78m in javelin).