Bury AC’s senior squad were back in action over the weekend at the second of the four North of England League fixtures, this time over in Litherland on Merseyside.

The team was a little depleted again and team manager Byron Edwards needed to make some last minute changes to the team sheet. The team took sixth place again behind the very strong squads from Blackburn and Sale and once again the team spirit was superb.

The middle distance events saw the best performances from Bury athletes. Abigail Warburton won the A 3000m in 10mins 39.9secs and Alia Braithwaite won the B race in 10.59.1, not long after she had scored vital points in the 200m. Caitlyn Johnston had a great victory in the A 800m, recording 2.22.0 after prevailing in a sprint finish. She also ran a brilliant last leg in the 400m relay, taking third place.

Luke Harreld took second in the B 800m (2.00.5) and the A 1500m (4.18.9) and Freya Potts took second in the B 800m (2.30.4). Sinead Taylor was second in the B 1500m (5.03.2).

Combined event specialist Rosella Togo took victories in the A high jump (1.55) and the B javelin (22.66) and placed third in the 100m hurdles (15.2). Fellow Loughborough student Jay Cook placed third in the A high jump (1.65) and scored many other vital team points in other events. Young throwers Lucy Hill and Halle Davies-Fernyhough placed third in the B discus (16.18) and the A javelin (27.27) respectively.

Lewis Major took time off officiating duties to take third in the B hammer (18.37). There were also vital points scored by Nathan Shepherd in the sprints and hurdles, Michael Arain in the throws and Beverley McAuley and Afroditi Kalambouka in a range of events. A special mention to club trustee Roger Morley, competing in his 70th year and taking sixth place in the triple jump.

Bury also had four junior members competing for Greater Manchester in the Masons Trophy event in Stoke on Saturday. The best performance came from Ben Clarke who took second place in the junior boys javelin with a best throw of 47.35. This is a national qualifying standard and cements his place in the top 5 in the UK. Jemima Miles also produced a great performance winning the second heat of the intermediate girls 80m hurdles in 12.29.

Evie Elliott took second place in her heat of the 300m hurdles with 47.73 Oliver Cooper was competing in the junior boys pole vault but the poor weather conditions resulted in him not making the opening height which was extremely frustrating for the youngster as equalling his best performance would have seen him win the competition.

Elsewhere Ethan Statham had a brilliant victory at the Podium races at Barrowford. Running in the under 13s race he scorched round the 2k course in 7.04.

Chris Peters made his Bury debut at the Colshaw Hall 10k, where he took two minutes off his previous best with 33.48 for 17th place.