Bury played host to the Trafford AC Grand Prix meeting on Tuesday and club athletes made the most of the switch.

With the Trafford track being resurfaced, it has given Bury AC the opportunity to host a number of high-level meetings over the summer months.

And several Bury AC members took advantage of the ‘home’ fixture and were rewarded with victories and personal-best performances.

Over 800m, in race three, under-15, Lucy Dent, placed third with 2mins 30.61secs, just three tenths of a second off her best. In race nine, U17 Luke Drinnan, making his debut over the distance, took a victory in 2:16.85. In race six of the 1500m, Paul Johnston produced a great victory in a new PB of 4:37.04. His daughter Caitlyn was also in the race, taking third woman finisher in a PB of 4:56.93 - her first sub-five clocking.

Martin Clark ran in the very competitive first race over 3,000m, where he set a season’s best of 8:55.74 to place fifth, while in race two, Christian Peters underlined his great improvement journey by securing a victory in a new best of 9:22.88.

In race three, there was a PB for Abigail Warburton of 10:20.87 in third place, while student Freya Potts set a season’s best of 11:06.09 to take seventh.

On Saturday, Bury played host to the Mid Lancs Track and Field League.

For the seniors, Pete Barrow placed fifth in the 800m (2:29.4) and then took seventh in the 3,.000m (10:50.3), behind team-mate Patrick Babb, who was fourth in 10:01.4.

Ben Clarke was once again the standout performer in the U15 boys’ competition, winning the javelin with a best throw of 45.60m. Harry Dada March ranked eighth in the U15 100m (12.7) but then improved to fourth in the 200m (25.9), with Jakub Purzycki 16th with 28.9. Jakub also placed fourth in the long jump (4.45) and sixth in the 800m (2:23.6).

For the U13 boys, Sammy McBride-Duerden ranked seventh in the 100m (14.5) and 7th in the 800m (2.47.9). Ethan Statham ranked 9th in the 200m (31.0) and then took an excellent third in the 1500m in a new PB of 4:49.2.

Caitlyn Johnston won the senior women’s 800m in 2:27.8, while in the U15 girls’ events there was a great victory for Lucy Dent in the 1500m, with 4:58.1, a new PB.

Agatha Wragg placed fourth in the 300m (44.4), with Carraghen Spence eighth (46.5) and Isabella Robinson 11th (47.5). Agatha, Isabella and Carraghen also placed 10th, 13th and 16th in the 200m (28.7, 29.3 and 29.8). Isabella and Agatha took third and fifth, respectively, in the 75m hurdles (13.2 and 14.4). Laila Musvamhiri ranked 18th in the 100m with 14.1, 11th in the long jump (3.69) and third in the javelin (18.84).

In the U13 girls’ events, the trio of Olivia Newbitt, Matilda Nott and Nancy Blain took third (13.8), seventh (14.5) and 19th (15.0) in the 100m. Matilda then placed fourth in the 200m (29.4) where she was joined by Nancy (11th, 30.8), Annabelle Hinze (15th, 31.7), Lydia Blackmore (23rd, 34.4) and Lois Green (24th, 34.4). Annabelle also placed 13th in the 800m (2:57.1) - just ahead of 14th-placed Kathryn Wolstenholme (2:58.2). Ella Straffon-Finch took fourth in the 1500m (6:16.4). Olivia, Matilda and Lois were back on the track for the 70m hurdles placing second (12.4), fourth (13.2) and seventh (17.3). Ella and Lois placed sixth and seventh in high jump, with Olivia and Nancy placing sixth and 18th, respectively, in the long jump. Annabelle took an excellent third in the shot.

The performance of the weekend came from Luke Harreld making his debut at the Northern Masters championships, at Leigh, where he won the 800m (V35) in 2:02.1.