Two Bury AC members were picked by the Greater Manchester selectors to represent the county in the prestigious English Schools Track and Field Championships held over last weekend in Birmingham. Hattie Vaughan, competing in the intermediate girl’s pole vault competition, was disappointed that she was not able to produce her usual 3 metre plus performance. Hattie’s best vault of 2.90m secured her 11th place.
Multi-eventer Daisy Worthington represented the county in the intermediate girl’s long jump event. Given that her season has been plagued with a knee injury, Daisy should be proud to have been selected. Her best jump of 4.78m was some way off her best and put her in 21st place.
Fortune smiled on former Bury AC member Jerel Livingston who was competing in the junior boys long jump. Jerel produced a massive new personal best jump of 6.78m to win the competition, setting a new championship best performance in the process. Whilst Jerel now competes for Trafford AC, his Bury AC teammates are immensely pleased for him.
A small squad of Bury athletes travelled to Wrexham on Sunday to compete in the third of the four Cheshire Track and League fixtures. The results will be published when they have been ratified by the organisers.
Elsewhere Byron Edwards took second place in the Worsley Woods Parkrun (18.07) and Stefan Kalambouka finished 11th in the Stretford Parkrun (17.39). In the Ironman UK championships staged in Bolton Nigel Brady put in a brave performance in the hot weather conditions to complete the course in 13.47.01 in an enormous field of over 2000 competitors.