The senior and under 20 women and under 17 men repeated their Red Rose victories at the third league fixture at Bolton’s Leverhulme Park.

Katie Buckley led the women’s team home, taking a fine second place. Sophie Whittaker was 5th overall but was again first under 20 runner to finish. Donna Cartwright continued her return to fine form taking 10th place to give the Bury team a commanding victory. Christie Cook took 18th overall and was 5th under 20 finisher with Lauren Booth taking the 6th under 20 place to secure team victory.

Oliver Makinson produced a fantastic run in the under 17 men’s race, pushing Rossendale’s Josh Whitehead to the line to take second place and to push Marcus Dey into 3rd. Alex Bennett finished 11th to give the team victory to Bury.

The senior men took an excellent third place in the very competitive team event. Ben Coop took an excellent 6th place, Jim Ardin was 18th, Dave Cullen 25th, Luke Harreld 31st, Benn Heywood 35th and Giles Bennett 89th.

The under 11 boys also took third team place with Harry Yates finding form again to finish 7th, Noah Carter was a little disappointed with his 11th place but Finley Collins ran very well to take 14th place.

The under 11 girls went one better than the boys and took second team place. Reilly Carson finished 8th and was well supported by Katie Rayner (12th) and Millie Yates (14th).

The under 13 boys and girls did not fare as well and both teams finished in fifth place. For the boys the scoring runners were Jack Andrew (12th), Jacob Allen (14th) and Jay Cook (29th). For the girls the point scorers were Freya Potts in an excellent 8th place, Erin Kenyon (18th) and Lucy Pixton (20th).

The under 15 boys took 3rd team place with Francis Woodcock leading them home in 6th place but having to fight hard to hold off Brandon Quinton in 7th. Stefan Kalambouka took 14th in what was the closest team race of the day with just 7 points separating the first three teams. The under 15 girls had to settle for 4th place with Daisy Worthington in 6th, Heledd Rimmer in 17th and Ellie Carter in 20th. Bury only had two athletes in the under 17 women’s race, with Lucy Alcock taking 7th place and Gemma Allen-Cartwright 19th.

Other Bury competitors were:

Senior and Under 20 Men – Les Smalley (90), Chris Turner (95), Matt Grice (113), Chris Mackay (125), Iestyn Rimmer (149), Andy Worthington (153), Nigel Brady (211) and Edward Hitchin (216).

Senior and Under 20 Women – Katie Geelan (16), Nicola Harland (39), Lucy Hodson (43), Lizzie Cheshire (50), Lizzie Howard (52) and Alison Dale (84).

Under 17 Men – Jack Smith (13)

Under 15 Boys – Oliver Donnelly (18), Jacob Stevens (23) and Seb Brett (38)

Under 15 Girls – Charlotte Smith (23)

Under 13 Girls – Grace Gibson (29), Ella Hall (45), Catherine Russell (46), Rachel Alcock (51), Holly Crow (55) and Lauren Entwistle (63).

Under 11 Boys – Oliver Horford (19), Jai Baicho (20), Cian Donelly (43), Jacob Bauley (51), Dylan Harris (53), Kieran Chadwick (60), Harry Andrew (62) and Jake Norton (63).

Under 11 Girls – Rosa Murphy (18), Connie Potts (21), Nyah Coates (22), Enya Hartley (34), Leah Hancock (36), Matilda Brett (40), Summer Whitfield (42), Esther McGrath (48), Nicole Palmer (49), Lola Potts (51), Isabel Lawson (58), Lily Crow (61) and Georgia Nuttall (71).