It was a weekend of records for Bury AC athletes competing in the Heaton Park Parkrun and the Sale Harriers Indoor meeting at Sportscity. Katie Geelan now heads the leaderboard for the most Parkrun victories after finishing as first woman again on Saturday with a time of 19.22. This gave Katie a total of 25 wins for the Heaton Park course. Byron Edwards and Giles Bennett were both rewarded with personal best times, with Byron taking 5th place (17.40) behind Salford’s Joe Bailey. Giles reduced his pb to 18.41 in taking 10th place. Young Stefan Kalambouka was the first JM11-14 finisher recording a time of 19.38 just 1 second outside his previous best time.
Sunday saw the last in the series of the popular Sale Harriers Open meetings. In the 60m sprints Marvin Edwards ran a respectable 7.25 to take 3rd place in a photo-finish in the second race. It was the 6th fastest time of the day. It was a Bury 1-2 in the second Under 17s race with Emmanuel Mufakazi taking the honours ahead of team-mate and training partner Hashim Shah. Emmanuel was rewarded with a new best time of 7.54 with Hashim just 0.07 seconds off his best with 7.62. In the U17 women’s race Jenna Allen-Cartwright also set a new personal best of 8.76 in finishing 3rd in her race.
In the U15 girls race Grace Goodsell also set a new personal best of 8.21, finishing 2nd in her race with a time that was bettered by only two of the male U15 athletes. Daisy Worthington also produced a new personal best of 8.69, taking 4th in her race. Daisy also competed in the 60m hurdles, taking 3rd place in 10.56 whilst Grace Goodsell competed in the Long Jump producing a best leap of 4.64 to finish 2nd U15 girl.
Bury had two competitors in the 300 metres. Viola Melinghi took 4th place in her heat in 46.93and Mariella Digioia ran a season’s best of 47.72 in taking 4th in her race.
Harry Stainton set a new personal best of 1.33.28 taking 5th place in the B 600 metres race, clearly demonstrating the benefit of the hard work he is putting into his training. Oliver Kirkby, running in the U17 race, also set a new best of 1.39.65 to take 5th place.
Good Friday will see a number of the Club’s senior athletes competing in the popular Salford 10k which forms part of the Grand Prix series established by Men’s Team Captain Byron Edwards.