MORE than 500 runners turned out for the Bolton 10k at the weekend.

Tony Valentine, pictured, won convincingly, while Ian Selby ran a great race to finish with Sean McMyler not far behind in seventh.

Chris Kay won the men’s U20 race, and Liz Proctor came second in the women’s race.

Overall 28 Harriers took part, with the men’s team finishing first and the three ladies team’s scooping the top three places.

Last weekend also saw the start of what promises to be a competitive junior league. The Harriers finished third, with only six points separating the three leading teams. Personal bests (PB) were smashed by a host of athletes, including Chris Burgess in the shot and hammer, Sam Gough in javelin, Ashley Marshall, who won the triple and long jump, and Josh Boaler, the triple jump B string winner.

Sammy Boaler jumped a new PB in winning the pole vault, while Saffron McKee achieved a new best in the triple jump. Matt Osbourne and Sian Pledger took first place in their long jump events, and Hannah Scholes won the triple jump B string.

On the track, Oriel Hardman and Becky Fordham won both 1500m events, while there was another successful double in the 800m as Fraser Jardine and Sam Gough triumphed.

Olivia McGreevy enjoyed a flying start to her season by winning the 400m hurdles.

The boy’s 4x100m relay not only won the race, but also equalled the club record, with Osbourne, Bruce Pilkington, Chris Burgess and James Eccles making up the victorious quartet.

Elsewhere this weekend, Tom Lancashire set a new club record for the 5k when he ran 13.34.44 in Berkeley, USA — knocking 22.21 seconds off his personal best.