BEN Coop and Sophie Whittaker made it a one-two for Bury Athletic Club at the Asda Foundation Bury 10k on Sunday.

Coop won the men's race in a time of 32mins 58secs, while Whittaker claimed victory in the women's event in a new personal best time of 38:16, almost 45 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

Both runners went one better than the previous year, when they finished second.

Bury coach Luke Harreld was fifth in 35:39.

Other members to put in quick times included Jack Griffiths 38:09, Joshua Birmingham 38:48, Matt Grice 38:55, Mark Johnson 39:58 and brothers Connor and Thomas Mahoney, 41:46 and 43:23. respectively.

Also in the field of more than 1,600 finishers were Bury AC's Irfan Qureshi, Mark Simkins, Ed Hitchin, Siobhan Guy, Pam Hitchin, Mark Ascroft, Alison Dale, Harvey Wiseglass, Peter Henderson and Sam Booth.

It was a busy weekend for the club, with a large contingent taking part in the Northern Road Relay at Sportcity in Manchester on Saturday.

Coop and Whittaker did not hold back on Saturday, with both setting the fastest legs for their respective teams.

Whittaker led the off for the senior women's A team, finishing in 22:13. She was followed by Katie Geelan (23:43), Nicola Harland (25:23) and Sophie Hill (26:51) as the team finished 30th.

The women's B team of Bev McAuley (25:13), Lizzi Cheshire (27:04), Brianne Turner (33:14) and Siobhan Guy (27:26) were 53rd.

A total of six athletes competed for the men’s team, which finished 54th, about half way through a quality field. Coop put them in a decent finish with his opening leg of 20:40. He was followed by Jim Ardin (22:10), Ben Jones (23:47), Byron Edwards (23:29), Chris Mackay (24:38) and Pete Bates (25.58).

Bury's best team performance of the day came from the under-13s girls' A team, which finished 14th.

Grace Gibson (14:10) and Scarlett Hamilton (13:58) set up Freya Potts in the anchor leg, and she cut through the field with 12:52, the 11th fastest leg of the day.

The B team of Jenna Dickinson, Connie Potts and Holly Crow were 40th, while the u13s boys' team of Gilbert Vaughan, Jay Cook and John Murphy were 39th.

Bury AC's best individual performance of the day came from Brandon Quinton, who ran the first leg in the u15s boys' race and was posted the fastest time of any runner in his age group, finishing in 10:38. Further legs of 12:48 by Oliver Donnelly and 13:55 by Sam Kelly saw the team finish 32nd.

The u17s women’s team of Heledd Rimmer, Lucy Allen and Lucy Alcock were 20th and the u17s men’s trio of Oliver Makinson, Stefan Kalambouka and Alex Bennett finished 24th, with Oliver’s 11:34 being one of the top 20 fastest of the day in a very talented field.

Rounding off a busy weekend, Bury AC hosted the Northern Masters track and field championships at their Market Street track.

As well as assisting with the running of the event, club vice-chairman Roger Morley also found time to win the V60 triple jump, while Giles Bennett finished runner-up in the V50 100m, 400m and 800m.

Bury-born Brighton and Hove athlete David Spencer enjoyed a happy return to the area, winning the 100m, 200m and 400m in the M65 category.