BOLTON United Harriers won the senior men’s team prize among the 598-strong field in a wet Salford 10K on Good Friday.
The leading four obliterated their personal bests, with first counter Jonny Kay in overall sixth position, knocking more than two minutes off his lifetime best.
Karl Darcy beat his PB by 28 seconds, while Tommy Harrison (one minute) and John Knowles (88 seconds) followed in a similar vein.
Catherine O’Dwyer was seventh in the women’s race.
BUH&AC results: 6 Jonothan Kay 31:14, 9 Karl Darcy 31:20, 19 Tommy Harrison 32:32, 36 John Knowles 33:55, 86 Chris Povey 36:43, 89 Catherine O'Dwyer 36:54, 110 Paul Trainor 37:51, 116 Stephen Bonney 37:57, 161 Christian Pickford 40:18.
The Easter running tradition of “roundin’ t’ Pike” saw seven Blue Vests among the 371 field at the Rivington Pike fell race.
Tommy Harrison led the squad with a top-10 finish, while Nicky Cartridge, Katie Oakley and Liz Proctor collected the women’s team prize with 23 points ahead of Leigh’s 48.
Paul Mills enjoyed his Pike debut, while Lee Petch and David Morrison were the final counters for the men’s team that placed 13th.
BUH&AC results: 9 Tommy Harrison 19:09, 58 Nicola Cartridge 22:32 (sixth female), 69 Paul Mills 23:02, 80 Katie Oakley 23:22, 93 Liz Proctor 23:35 (first F40), 231 Lee Petch 28:49, 314 David Morrison 33:19.
Elsewhere, O'Dwyer clocked 29:43 at the Hale Village 5M and collected silver in the women’s race (overall 25th of the 510 field).
The Easter Bank Holiday also saw three Blue Vests finish the scenic, flat Hollingworth Lake 5K among the 219 field.
BUH&AC results: 19 Chris Pickford 19:09 (M40 sixth), 42 Ben Pickford 20:42 (FU14 fifth), 70 Molly Philbin 22:18 (U16 second).