Bury athletes have posted a number of great performances over the last few days over the roads, fells, track and field.
At the Sale Sizzler 5k on Thursday 30th June, Jenny Yates set a new pb of 21.01. Jenny finished just outside the top 200 in the quality race but was delighted to secure 3rd FV50 place. Following Jenny and recording a time of 22.57 was Alison Dale. Alison was the 5th V45 finisher.
On Saturday 2nd July Sophie Whittaker and Ben Forrest travelled down to Church Stretton in Shropshire for the English Junior Fell Racing Championships. Sophie was very pleased with her 2nd place in the under 18 women’s race over a tough course. Ben, the youngest athlete in the field in the under 16 boy’s race ran strongly to take 11th place, competing against boys one and two years older than him.
The same day a small number of junior athletes competed in the Stockport Quadrathon event. The under 11s compete over disciplines of 75m, vortex, 600m and long jump. For the girls Georgia Nuttall took 23rd place with 109 points overall, with Enya Hartley taking 25th with 104 points from just two events. The boys did well to win second team place. The individual placings and scores for the boys show that Oliver Horford took 13th (250), Finlay Collings 15th (232), Kieran Chadwick 21st (204) and Cian Connelly 27th (135 from two events).
Young Ciaran O’Reilly took 11th place in the under 9 boys’ competition scoring 213 points overall over the four events.
Ella Hall was Bury’s sole athlete in the under 13 girls’ competition. Ella took on the 100m, shot, 800m and long jump and did really well to take 8th place with 177 points. Grace Goodsell competed in 3 out of the 4 events in the under 15 girls’ and took 10th place with a score of 209 from her efforts over 100m, shot and long jump.
Sunday 3rd July saw two Bury runners racing in Radcliffe AC’s Joan Rhodes and Fred Norris Memorial 5k. Edward Hitchin took 24th place overall with a time of 24.24 to secure 3rd M65 position. Not to be outdone Pam Hitchin, finishing 31st overall (25.51) was 3rd female finisher, 1st F35 and the Northern Masters champion. As if that wasn’t enough Pam then travelled to Burnley to help Bury in the North of England League competition.