Bury AC athletes have been producing excellent performances in the indoor athletics season. In the Sportshall Athletics League the under 13 boys took the league title, with the under 11 girls finishing as runners up and the under 11 girls, under 15 boys and under 15 girls taking third place. The under 11 boys performance was compromised by poor turn out rates and they could only finish seventh.

At the final league meeting on 11th December there were strong performances from Jerel Livingston and Jay Cook for the under 13 boys. For the under 15 girls Grace Goosdell, Katherine Townsend, Amy Garroch and Ellis Booth scored valuable points through their performances. Catherine Russell, Freya Potts, Erin Garroch, Holly Crow, Emily Booth and Lauren Gordon-Campbell represented the under 13 girls. For the under 11 boys it was a busy afternoon for Oliver Horford and Jayden Barlow. The under 11 girls were out in force and there were great efforts from Reilly Carson, Connie Potts, Nyah Coates, Lola Potts, Enya Hartley, Matilda Brett, Esther McGrath, Lily Stanley and Rosa Murray.

On 8th January a small team of athletes travelled to compete in the Sale Indoor meeting at Sportcity. Hashim Shah took 3rd place in his heat in the 60m sprint in a season’s best 7.59. Amy Garroch and Catherine Russell set new pbs at 60m with 8.74 and 9.43 respectively with Ella Hall setting a season’s best of 9.27.

In the 200m there were seasons bests for Shah (25.25), Jenna Allen-Cartwright (27.33), Teegan Brady (28.90), Daisy Worthington (27.92), Hall (31.08) and Russell (31.85) and a person best for Erin Kenyon (31.30).  Worthington also set seasons bests in the 60m Hurdles (10.00) and Long Jump (4.56), Garroch set a seasons best in the high jump (1.35) and Hall in the long jump (3.75).

On 14th January Hattie Vaughan was the sole Bury athlete making the trip to Sheffield to compete in the Northern Indoor Championships. Hattie competed in the under 17 pole vault competition and produced an excellent vault of 3.00m to take 5th place overall. Her performance takes her up to 8th place in the national rankings for her age group and is a worthy reflection of her commitment to training.

On the roads, Byron Edwards dealt well with the cold and wet conditions in last Sunday’s Four Villages Half Marathon at Helsby taking 76th in a seasons best time of 84.17.