BURY put in a sterling effort to finish second in the final Cheshire League track and field meeting of the season.

A squad of 68 athletes, led by manager Brianne Turner, ended up just behind the strong Crewe and Nantwich team at Warrington, helping to claim a third-place finish overall.

It is the club's best overall finish in the 21-team league for a number of years.

The under-15s girls dominated their competition, with Grace Goodsell, Daisy Worthington and Katherine Townsend all winning their events and combining to win the relay.

Other individual winners included Finley Collings (u11s javelin), Connie Potts (u13s C 1200m), Alice Lawson (u13s shot put) and Connor Mahony (senior C 1500m).

The team spirit shone through, with athletes winning vital points by competing in unfamiliar events and taking on the relays.

Elsewhere, Ben Coop travelled up to Scotland to compete in the Ben Nevis race, up and down Britain's highest mountain.

He finished 16th out of 489 runners, completing the 14k course, which includes a 1,340m ascent, in a time of 1hr 47mins 8secs.

The result demonstrates Coop's range as an athlete as he is also currently the club's fastest 400m runner.

Four club members competed in the Salford 10k on Sunday, with Luke Harrold being the first Bury finisher in 16th place in a time of 34:52.

Next came men’s captain Byron Edwards in 61st (37:54). The other finishers were Lauren Booth (48:56) and Mark Simkins (51:12).

The day before, Byron finished sixth in the Heaton Park parkrun in 18:08, while Sophie Whittaker moved up to first in the all-time winners' rankings, with her victory on the day in 18:42 being her 31st.