BURY Athletic Club vice-chairman Roger Morley proved he still has a spring in his step by winning gold in the triple jump at the British Masters Track and Field Championships.

Morley claimed the national title at Birmingham in the M60 category with a leap of 9.25m, beating his closest rival by 2cm.

At the opposite end of the age range, Bury AC hosted the Bury Junior Schools Athletics Championships at their Market Street track on Saturday morning.

The event was organised by Ben Coop, a Bury AC member and teacher at Greenmount Primary School.

More than 100 young athletes competed, representing 19 schools. Holly Mount were overall champions, with Christ Church Ainsworth finishing runners-up.

Daisy Worthington had a busy weekend representing Greater Manchester at the English Schools North West Combined Events Championship in Telford.

The Bury AC member finished on 2,997 points to win bronze in the junior girls’ pentathlon.

She performed consistently well over the five events – 75m hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump and 800m – setting personal bests in the hurdles (12.1secs) and for her points score.

The 800m is Daisy’s strongest event, but an ankle injury prevented her from going all out for the gold medal.

Bury finished fifth overall after taking a small team to the Youth Development League Upper Second Division meeting at Warrington on Sunday.

There were individual victories in the under-20s men’s events for Jack Olds Bellucci (A 400m hurdles and B 100m) and Sam Parkes (A 800m, B 400m hurdles and B javelin), while the 4x100m relay team was second.

Hashim Shah had to settle for third places in the A 100m and 200m events.

In the u17s men’s competition, Stefan Kalambouka won the 3,000m with some excellent supporting performances from Fahad Iqbal, Brandon Wilson, Michael Thornton and Dylan Buckley. Lauren Booth was the sole Bury athlete in the u20s women’s event, finishing second in the A 400m.

The u17s’ women’s team comprised of Charlotte Larkin, Teegan Brady, Lucy Alcock, Heledd Rimmer and Hannah Holland. They combined to finish third in the 4x300m relay.

The final league meeting is on July 23 at Blackpool, where a strong performance could secure Bury a sixth-place finish in the division.