The Bury AC Cheshire League team under the leadership of newly appointed team manager Brianne Turner recorded its first victory in many years. A squad of 94 athletes made the journey to the East Cheshire stadium in Ashton-under-Lyne on Sunday 7th May, supported by parents and the all-important volunteer officials.

For the seniors there were individual victories for Lizzi Cheshire (triple jump 9.86) and Brianne Turner (B javelin 12.31). The senior women also won the 4 x 100m relay (62.7) with an impromptu mens’ team taking 3rd in their race (62.3).

Bury only had 2 under 17 athletes. Charlotte Larkin took 2nd in the 100m (13.1) and Heledd Rimmer 3rd in the javelin (26.81).

The under 15s enjoyed victories from Jerel Livingston (A 200 24.9 and B long jump 4.29), Patrick Clarke (C 200 27.2), Grace Goodsell (A100 12.8 and B high jump 1.45), Daisy Worthington (A high jump 1.50, A shot 8.65 and A 800 2.28), Katherine Townsend (B 100 13.7) and Ella Hall (B shot 8.03). Both the boys and the girls won their relays with the boys recording 52.8 and the girls 53.6. Daisy Worthington was also announced as the athlete producing the best jump of the overall competition with her 1.50m high jump.

A total of 37 under 13 athletes represented Bury which was wonderful to see. Well-deserved individual victories went to Jay Cook (A high jump 1.30 and A shot 6.11), Natan Witkowski (B 200 29.9 amd B high jump 1.25), Gilbert Vaughan (B shot 5.90), Jenna Dickinson (B 100 14.9), Millie Uprichard (C 100 14.7 and B discus 11.99) and Grace Gibson (D 100 15.5 and C 800 2.42.1). The girls also won the relay in 59.6.

The under 11s produced their customary victory with individual wins for Finley Collings (A long jump 3.33), Archie Hall (B long jump 3.22), Theo Nuttall (B 75 12.2 and A soft javelin 12.39), Nyah Coates (A 75 11.5), Jenna Douglas (B long jump 2.73), Devonne Samuels (C 75 12.1), Isabel Lawson (D 75 12.3) and Lily Crow (B soft javelin 7.26). The girls won the relay (67.4), with their B team taking third (72.1). The boys had to settle for a well fought 2nd in their relay (67.0).

Brianne was delighted with the team spirit in what has been referred to as the ‘friendly league’. The next fixture is at Salford on Sunday 2nd July.