Sunday saw a large number of Bury athletes competing in the Terry Nortley 10 mile trail race organised by neighbouring club Radcliffe AC. The race was won by Salford’s Ben Riddell (58.36) with Bury having three finishers in the top 10. Jim Ardin showed his strength to take 3rd place (1:04.29) and that was enough to win him the M40 title. Benn Heywood demonstrated the effect that his commitment to training is having taking an excellent 5th place (1:05.29). Ben Coop illustrated he is recovering well from his recent injury in finishing in 7th place (1:06.32).


Byron Edwards sprinting for the line

Men’s team captain Byron Edwards took 16th place (1:08.32) in an exciting sprint finish and secured third M40 place. Next home in 45th place (1:15.36) was Les Smalley, with his effort being rewarded with 4th in the M50 category. Duncan Forrest, back from taking son Ben to the Nationals the day before, snuck inside the top 100 with 99th place (1:22.20). Jenny Yates finished 125th overall (1:25.42) but was 2nd in the F50 category.

Bury’s other finishers included Colin Smith (1:23.24), Dave Carroll (1:23.30), Edward Hitchin (1:28.34), Pam Moriarty (1:32.33), Dave Flood (1:32.34), Lisa Carter (1:33.44), Simon Moriarty (1:35.36), Pam Hitchin (1:37.41), Graeme McDonald (1:41.10) and Alison Dale (1:53.40).

Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter approaching the finish

The results sees Ben Coop still leading the Bury senior men Grand Prix standing, but with Jenny Yates taking over at the top of the women’s leader-board.