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Our full coaching sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Tupton Sports College.
Our sessions are for 9 year olds and upwards.

Each session commences at 6:45pm, finishes at 8:15pm and costs £2.00.

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Fixtures 2011



Start Time

28th Oct 2017 Mini League Cross Country - Fairfield Youth Centre, Buxton 11am
29th Oct 2017 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
4th Nov 2017 National Cross Country Relays - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield 11am
11th Nov 2017 North Mids Cross Country League - Glebe Park, Corby 12.40pm
12th Nov 2017 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
25th Nov 2017 Mini League Cross Country - Tupyon Hall School 11am
2nd Dec 2017 North Mids Cross Country League - Shipley Park, Heanor 12.40pm
3rd Dec 2017 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
9th Dec 2017 Mini League Cross Country - Moorways, Derby 11am
17th Dec 2017 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
6th Jan 2018 County Cross Country Championships - TBC tbc
13th Jan 2018 North Mids Cross Country League - Wollaton Park, Nottingham 12.40pm
27th Jan 2018 Northern Cross Country Champs - Harewood House, Leeds 11am
28th Jan 2018 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
25th Feb 2018 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm


Our 2017 awards & social night will be held at the Olde House, Loundsley Green Rd, Chesterfield, S40 4RN on Friday 27th October. There will be Bingo and a Quiz with entry being £1/person, payable on the door.


Annual membership renewals have been due since the 1st Jan, thank you to all of you who have already renewed. The UKA Rules for Competition which came into effect on 1 April 2016 mean that if your registration is not up to date you will be unable to compete. England Athletics have worked with UKA to provide guidance regarding the important changes relating to compulsory athlete registration in competitions held under UKA Rules. With regards to athlete registration it is important athletes (and parents of younger athletes) take responsibility for their role in ensuring their club registration is up to date. Further information for athletes is available at Our membership renewal form can be found in the 'Membership' tab of this website, alternatively they are available at training.

Club News and Athlete Success


Saturday 28 Oct sees the first of this years Mini League XC fixtures. The races are being held in Buxton and all athletes in the u11, 13 & 15 age groups are invited, please speak to Ian Menzies to register your interest/for further details.

The following day, Sun 29th, is the first Sportshall match at Queens Park leisure centre. U11's & 13's should meet Angie Fellows & Jonathan Wain in the Cafe area before 1.15pm, further details can be obtained from Angie/Jonathan. We are currently without an u15 team manger for the first match, if nobody comes forward by this weekend we will not run u15 teams, For anybody interested in team managing please speak to Jon Baker at training or by email on (17/10/17)


At the first match of the North Midlands Cross Country League at Markeaton Park, Derby on 14th Oct our u15 boys team dominated the team standing taking the win with Sam Allen taking an excellent 3rd place, Oscar Cousins in 5th & Tom Spencer in 8th. Also competing in the u15 race were Joe Currie in 9th, Finlay Grant 35th & Harry Cocking 40th. The u17 men’s team of Will Tighe in 4th, Ewan Spencer 5th & Jacob Buckley 10th finished second by 1 point, Alex Kirkland finished in 13th place, Elliott Meylan 15th & Michael Brown 25th. In the u17 women’s race Louise Cocking finished 5th with Rebecca Hattersley 23rd, Keyon Greveson took 8th place in the u13 boys race with Jasmin Greveson 13th in the u15 girls. Full results are on (17/10/17)


Sat 7 Oct saw this years ERRA road relays event take place at Sutton Park, Birmingham. The club had 4 teams in action with our u15 boys A team of Dan Brown, Sam Allen & Joe Currie finish 18th out of the 75 finishing teams, our B team of Oscar Cousins, Finlay Grant & Tom Spencer were 45th. In the u17’s race Will Tighe, Elliott Meylan and Alex Kirkland combined to finish 25th with our B team of Jacob Cousins, Ewan Spencer & Jacob Buckley in 43rd place. Full results are here; (12/10/17)


Our 2017 awards & social night will be held at the Olde House, Loundsley Green Rd, Chesterfield, S40 4RN on Friday 27th October. There will be Bingo and a Quiz with entry being £1/person, payable on the door. (10/10/17)


Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 29th September the England Athletics East Midlands Volunteer Awards saw Rebecca Conway win the Young Volunteer (14-25) award. Rebecca, 18, has been coaching in the Academy for the last couple of years as well as officiating for the club and helping out with team management, she's done all of this alongside still being a competing athlete. Official of the Year went to Gordon Staines who has been associated with the club for 30 years and has gone on to become one of the UK's top Starters and has worked at both the 2012 Olympics and this years World Champs in London. Details of their nominations can be found here; (updated 7/10/17)


This year's AGM will be held at Clay Cross Snooker Centre on Monday 27 November at 8pm and will be followed by a small buffet.  Members and parents are very welcome to come and get involved. The AGM shall:

a.              Receive and adopt (after any necessary amendments) the Minutes of the previous AGM.

b.             Receive and adopt (or not) the Annual Report of the Management Committee.

c.              Receive and adopt (or not) the audited annual accounts of the Club.

d.             Elect a President, Chair, General Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and up to 10 members of the Management Committee for the ensuing year, all of whom shall be registered members.

e.              Consider (and change if so agreed) the annual membership subscription.

f.               Elect an auditor for the ensuing year, or instruct the new Management Committee to appoint an auditor.

g.              Consider any other business, details of which must have been lodged with the Secretary at least 28 days before the meeting and publicised by him/her on the Club’s official website at .

All votes taken at the AGM shall be won on a simple majority. The Chair holds a casting vote. Only fully paid-up members of 18 years and over on the day of the meeting shall be eligible to vote. (7/10/17)


Sun 19th Nov will see the annual Notts indoor open at the EIS in Sheffield. There's a Quadkids event for u11's & u13's in the morning followed by an open meeting for u15's & upwards in the afternoon. Full details can be found at the following website; (2/10/17)


Congratulations to Will Tighe who finished in 8th place running for England in the u17 men’s race at the Junior Home Countries International on 16 September in Peebles, Scotland. England won the u17 race and the overall title. (21/9/17)


The club was well represented at the event held at Sportcity, Manchester on 16th September with our u15 boys team of Oscar Cousins, Tom Spencer & Sam Allen, combining to finish 10th with our B team of Finlay Grant, Isaac Helps & Harry Cocking coming in 35th. Our u17 women’s team of Louise Cocking, Faith Clark & Lily Barnes were an excellent 16th. In 20th place were our u17 men’s team of Alex Kirkland, Jacob Buckley & Elliott Meylan. Michael Brown was our only runner in the u17 men’s B team as due to injuries and an international call up we weren’t able to field a full team. (21/9/17)


Derbyshire finished 6th overall in the 7 team event held at Nuneaton on the 9th September in a match which a number of the club's athletes acquited themselves well. In the u13 girls section Hannah Moody was 4th in both the B-string 100m & 200m. In the u15 girls Leah Proctor was 5th in the A 100m, Lizzie Webster 2nd in the B 1500m & Lois Green 3rd in the B High Jump. Oliver Gratton was 6th in the u13 boys B-string Shot. For the u15 boys Joe Currie and Oscar Cousins were 4th in the A & B 1500m respectively whilst Sam Allen was 6th in the A 800m. In the u15b field events Luke Ambrosioni was 4th in the A-string High Jump and won the B Long Jump, both in pb's, & Nathan Whyatt was 4th in the A Shot. (21/9/17)


Mark Beer took the Silver medal in the Decathlon at the British Masters Championships in Sheffield on 2/3 September in Sheffield. Mark’s score, in the M35 age group, was 5502 pts. (7/9/17)


Alicia Barrett finished 5th in the semi finals of the 100m Hurdles in Taipei over the weekend. Alicia ran 13.75 seconds for 3rd place in her heat on Friday and then ran the same time in Saturday afternoon's semi. (27/8/17)


The weekend of 19/20th August saw the area champs take place for athletes in the u15/17 age groups. At the Northern Champs in Leigh, near Wigan, Oliver Dakin took a Silver medal in the u17m 100mH (he also took 4th place in his heat of the 100m). Bronze was won by Lauren Hill in the u17w Hammer where Natasha Hill was 10th. Lauren returned on the Sunday to take 5th in the Javelin where Rebecca Wardle was 8th. In the u15 girls Pole Vault there was a 4th place finish for Lois Green and Lydia Cresswell took 5th place in the u17w 80mH. Aimee Fellows competed in the Midland Champs at Nuneaton and was rewarded with a pb and 4th place in the u17w Shot. (22/8/17)


Alicia Barrett took to the track for the 100m Hurdles at the London Stadium today, having won European Junior silver in Grosseto, Italy, just last month. The 19-year-old finished eighth in the first heat but was delighted to have the opportunity to race in her first major senior competition, even if her performance wasn’t as she had hoped. “I didn’t really drive out and I think I hit a few hurdles. But I did enjoy it though, which doesn’t normally happen when I do so bad,” said Barrett, who clocked 13.42. “We never thought of doing this at the start of the year so to get invited was a bit of a shock....It was nice to be in the stadium.” (11/8/17)


European Bronze medallist Ella Barrett dominated the women's 400m at the last of this years Senior matches, which was held in Hull on 5th Aug, helping the club to 4th place on the day & overall for the season meaning we'll stay in Division 2EC next year. In the women's field events Emma Botham won this Discus with Lauren Hill taking the B, Lauren then won the Javelin where Rebecca Wardle took the B. For the men Mark Beer threw a pb to win the Javelin where Dan Burdett took top honours in the B and in the Pole Vault it was Todd Webster taking the A, Mark Beer winning the B. Rebecca Conway was runner up in the Pole Vault and Connor McQuade was 3rd in the 400m as was Amy Botham in the High Jump. Full results will be published at (6/8/17)


Having won the previous 3 matches we were already assured of a top 2 place in the Upper YDL (u17/20's) but knew that a place in the top 3 on 23rd July would secure the title. Our athletes duly delivered with a 2nd place finish on the day meaning we took the title by 2 points. There were triple wins for Jak Smith (discus, high jump & shot), Oliver Dakin (100, 200 & 100H) and Lauren Hill (hammer, jav & discus) and a double for Todd Webster (long jump & pole vault). Morgan Higginson won the u17w 100m, Lydia Cresswell the 80H, Louise Cocking the 1500m & Rebecca Conway and Joe Houghton the u20 & u17 vaults respectively. Jacob Cousins & Michael Brown won the a & b 1500m steeplechase, Aimee Fellows & Hannah Whyatt did likewise in the shot as did Eloise Jones & Lauren Wheelwright in the triple jump. There were pb's for Mikey Broomhead in the 1500m & Natasha Hill in the javelin and Aaron Jones picked up a couple of b string wins. Full results are at (24/7/17)


On the last day of the European u20 Champs Ella Barrett ran the third leg for the Bronze medal winning British team. Ella took the baton in 2nd place & briefly took the lead before handing over in 2nd place again. The time for the team was 3:33.68. (23/7/17)


Congratulationa to our British u20 record holder Alicia Barrett who took the Silver medal in the 100m Hurdles final in Grosseto, Italy in a time of 13.28 secs, her fastest of the three rounds. Alicia, who has been named the British team captain, had kicked off her bid for glory with a win in her heat in a time of 13.37 seconds then won her semi final in 13.41.

For those who don't know who Ella & Alicia are they started at the club as 9 year olds, in our last year at Queens Park Annexe, and began in our Academy. As they progressed they moved into Dan Duke's sprint/hurdles group and he steered them to a number of national accolades. With heading off to university the girls have now moved to train in Sheffield with Toni Minichiello who was Jessica Ennis's coach. (updated 23/7/17)


Elsbeth Grant smashed her 3000m pb, at the ESAA Champs in Birmingham on 7/8 July, for 6th place in the Inter girls in a time of 9:52.48. Will Foot also set a pb with 3.15m to finish =6th in the Junior boys Pole Vault. Lauren Hill finished a fine 6th in the Inter girls Hammer with a best throw of 51.44m. Alex Ediker just missed out on the Inter boys 1500m final with his time of 4:06.84 good enough for fifth in his heat. Also in the Inter boys, Oliver Dakin was 6th in his heat of the 100m Hurdles & Inter girl Emma Botham was 11th in the Discus with a best throw of 35.55m. (8/7/17)


Alicia Barrett won her first senior British title on 1st July, taking the 100m Hurdles in 13.26 seconds. Still a junior Alicia beat her far more experienced competitors. The following day Ella Barrett took to the track in the 200m finishing 5th in her heat in a seasons best 24.18 secs. (3/7/17)


Alicia Barrett finished 6th in the final of the 100m Hurdles in Lille, France on Sunday 25th June. Alicia’s ran a time of 13.27secs, which was quicker than her heat time of 13.32, to help the GB senior team to fourth place in the 11 team event (the German team took the title). (25/6/17)


A number of the club's athletes were in action at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham in the annual schools inter counties on Saturday 17th June. Emma Botham won Gold in the inter girls Discus and Will Foot won the junior boys Pole Vault with 2.90m with Lois Green taking Silver in the Junior Girls Vault with a 2.30m. There was a further Silver medal for Lauren Hill in the inters Hammer where she threw 53.20m. Also competing on the track were Leah Proctor in the junior girls 100m with a time of 13.69, Morgan Higginson with 44.65 in the inters 300m, Jacob Buckley with a 2:01.6 in the inter 800m, Dan Brown's 4:28.41  & Sam Allen's 4:49.21 in the junior 1500m, Louise Cocking's 11:03.55 in the 3000m, Oliver Dakin with a 14.2 in the intermediate 100mH, a 12.54 for Lydia Cresswell in the 80mH & a huge pb for Jacob Cousins with 4:48.35 in the 1500m s/c. In the field Joe Houghton jumped 2.90m in the Vault, Aimee Fellows threw 10.01m in the Shot, Jak Smith threw the Discus 29m and Aaron Jones & Rebecca Wardle threw 38.59m and 30.83m respectively in the inter javelin events. (19/6/17)


Alicia Barrett showcased that she is shaping up well for the European Junior Championships after she set a blistering British junior record over the 100m hurdles on the second day of the England U20 Championships in Bedford. Alicia, who is currently ranked first in Europe at u20 level, clearly meant business from the word go, breaking her own British record of 13.15 in an immaculately executed heat in 13.07 (+0.5) before matching her record in the final into a -0.8 headwind. (18/6/17)


We've been asked to point out to parents that dogs are not allowed on site at Tupton Hall School. This is signposted on the way through the first set of gates to the car park. If you're bringing your dog they must remain in the car or there's a little walk beyond the bus bays down to the pond. Also would athletes please refrain from bringing bikes into the school building, these should be stored outside. (15/6/17)


Saturday 10th June saw this years Derbyshire Schools Champs at Moorways, Derby with places for the Mason Trophy in Birmingham available for those finishing in the top 2 & ultimately the chance to compete at the English Schools in July for those who achieve the Entry Standard. The club had a number of medallists led in the Intermediate section (u17’s) led by Emma Botham with her win in a new Championship Best Performance (CBP) in the Discus. Other Inter girls excelling were Lauren Hill with Gold in the Hammer with Natasha Hill in the Bronze medal position, Rebecca Wardle’s Silver in the Javelin, further Silvers for Morgan Higginson, Louise Cocking, Lydia Cresswell, Aimee Fellows & Alicia Rutherford in the 300m, 3000m, 80m Hurdles, Shot & High Jump respectively and a Bronze for Lauren Wheelwright in the Long Jump. In the Inter boys there were wins for Oliver Dakin in the 100m Hurdles, Joe Houghton in the Pole Vault & Jak Smith in the Discus, a 1-2 in the 1500m Steeplechase for Jacob Cousins & Michael Brown and Silvers for Jacob Buckley in the 800m & Aaron Jones in the Javelin. In the Junior Girls (u15’s) there was a CBP for Lois Green in the Pole Vault, Leah Proctor took Silver in the 100m, Daisy Moulton & Danielle Hutchinson took Bronzes in the 75m Hurdles & Long Jump respectively and Emma Brown also claimed a Bronze in the High Jump. Dan Brown led the Junior boys with a win in the 1500m where Sam Allen was 2nd, another Gold was won by Will Foot in the Pole Vault and Oscar Cousins took Bronze in the 800m. In the Senior (u19’s) events Rebecca Conway claimed a new CBP in the Pole Vault & Amy Botham and Charlotte Hickin took Gold & Silver in the High Jump. (15/6/17)  


At the Northern Championships at Sportcity, Manchester on 10/11th June Ella Barrett made a return from injury to take a Silver in the u20 women's 400m. Ella returned on day two of the event to take 5th in the 200m. (11/6/17) 


Further glory was gained by club athletes on the final day of the Derbyshire Champs. Lauren Hill won both the u17 women's Javelin & Hammer, the latter in a Championship Record, with sister Natasha taking Silver in the Hammer and Rebecca Wardle the Silver in the Jav. Lauren also stepped up to the u20's Hammer taking the Silver. John Scott set a pb in winning the senior 400m. The u13 girls Javelin saw a win for Lily Baines and in the u15 girls Javelin there was a silver for Layla Brough. In the u15 boys 800m Sam Allen & Oscar Cousins were 2nd & 3rd. In the 100m events Joe Walker took Silver in the u20 men with Todd Webster the Bronze, a feat matched by Oliver Dakin in the u17's. Todd went on to take 3rd places in the High Jump & Shot, a feat matched by Will Prime & Bob Sims in the u17 & m60 Shot events respectively. Alex Kirkland secured Silver in the u17 men's 1500m, in the u17w 1500m Louise Cocking took Bronze as did Lizzie Webster in the u15's race. Lydia Cresswell won the u17w 80mH & Elfie Burn took Bronze in the u15g 75mH. In the Discus competitions Aaron Jones won the u17 men, Todd Webster took Silver in the u20's & Bob Sims got Bronze in the seniors. (14/5/17)


The Derbyshire u11 QuadKids event was held at the County Championships today and there were some great performances, with Nathanael Gaskin taking Gold and Sam Rosling the Bronze. Well done to Nathan Deakin, Max Marriott and Jenson Lee too, they all had a great time taking part. (14/5/17)


There were medals galore in the Derbyshire Champs at Moorways on Saturday 13th May. There was a clean sweep in the u15 boys 1500m with Dan Brown leading from the gun to take the Gold followed by Joe Currie & Sam Allen. The u15 girls pole vault saw another triple medal haul with Lois Green pipping Leah Proctor & Hannah Moody. Hannah also won Silver in the u13 girls 100m and Lois the Bronze in the u15 girls Triple Jump. In the u20 women's Pole Vault Rebecca Conway broke the Championship record with Will Foot equaling the Record in the u15 boys event. Also in the u20's Amy Botham won the High Jump & took Silver in the Triple Jump. Emma Botham won Gold in the u17 women's Discus & Bronze in the Shot. Another Gold was taken by Rebecca Wardle in the u17 Vault. Bronzes were gained by Rebecca Hattersley in the u17 women's 800m and Lauren Hill in both the Discus & Triple Jump. In the u17 men's events Oliver Dakin took Gold in the 100mH with a Championship Record, Aaron Jones & Joe Houghton won the Javelin and Pole Vault respectively, Alex Ediker Silver in the 800m and Elliott Meylan Bronze in the 3000m. Nathan Whyatt won Silver in the u15 boys Hammer then Bronze in the Javelin. Joe Walker returned to the track winning the u20 men's Long Jump, where Todd Webster took Silver, then Joe finished 2nd in the 200m. Todd went one better in the Pole Vault and Joe Hallas won Silver in the 1500m. In the senior events Nathan Pentin was the winner of the Pole Vault, Dan Cresswell took Silver in the 5000m & John Scott Bronze in the 200m. In the Yorkshire Champs at Barnsley Alicia Barrett won the u20w 100mH & 200m. (13/5/17)


Making his international debut Alex Ediker finished 8th in the SIAB Home Countries helping the England team to a win over the Irish, Welsh & Scottish schools teams at the event in Margam Park, Port Talbot, Wales on Saturday 25 March. (26/3/17)


An excellent top 10 finish was achieved by Alex Ediker racing for Derbyshire at the event held in Norwich on 18th March. Alex was 8th in the Inter boys race & has now been selected for England to race against teams from the other home nations in Port Talbot, Wales on 25th March. Also in the Inter boys race were Will Tighe in 79th, Alex Kirkland 154th & Elliott Meylan 299th. In the Junior boys race Dan Brown was first home for Derbyshire in 45th place, Joe Currie followed him home in 54th then Sam Allen 117th and Oscar Cousins 247th. Louise Cocking was 223rd in the Inter girls event and Sam Allen, racing for Staffordshire, was 238th in the Senior boys. (amended 22/3/17)


A number of the club's athletes competed for Derbyshire at the Inter County Cross Country Champs at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on 11th March. Joe Currie finished 7th in the u13 boys race and in doing so Joe finished 3rd overall in the British Athletics Cross Country Challenge (which is a series of 5 matches with best 3 scores to count). Finlay Grant was also in the u13 boys race, finishing in 141st place. Alex Ediker took 37th in the u17 men's race where Alex Kirkland was 170th. In the u15 boys race Will Tighe placed 46th with Ewan Spencer 102nd, Jasmin Greveson was 279th in the u13 girls and Louise Cocking 211th in the u15 girls event. (amended 18/3/17)


Alicia Barrett twice broke the British Junior record en-route to the final in the 60m Hurdles at the England Athletics Champs at the EIS on 26th Feb. The old record stood at 8.22 seconds which was set in 1986 by double Olympian Lesley-Ann Skeete, Alicia beat this with 8.20secs in her heat and then 8.19 in her semi final. Alicia went on to win the final in 8.25 secs. Alicia started athletics in our Academy at the age of 9 and has gone onto compete nationally & internationally winning many titles. Oliver Dakin also competed, breaking his pb and the club record running 8.83 secs for 5th place in his heat of the u17 mens 60m Hurdles. (26/2/17)


At the English National XC Champs, held at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 25th Feb, Joe Currie scrapped his way to a an excellent Bronze medal in the u13 boys race in what were very muddy conditions. Also in the u13 boys race were Finlay Grant in 186th & Harry Cocking finished 407th. In the u17 men’s race Alex Ediker took an excellent 40th place and led the team home to 15th with Alex Kirkland 142nd, Elliott Meylan 186th and Sam Allen 203rd. Other’s in the u17 men’s were Jacob Buckley in 207th & Jacob Cousins 217th. Our u15 boys were our top finishing team in 8th with the scorers being Dan Brown in 73rd, Will Tighe 88th, Ewan Spencer 119th & Tom Spencer 123rd. Also racing in the u15 boys race was Oscar Cousins who was 216th. Louise Cocking was 248th in the u15 girls race and Jasmine Greveson 312th in the u13 girls. (26/2/17)


Congratulations to Alicia Barrett who won the 60m Hurdles at the BUCS Indoor Champs held at the EIS between 17th and 19th Feb. Competing for Sheffield Hallam Uni Alicia broke her pb in the final running 8.26secs to just miss out on the Championship Record by 0.01secs, however, this is Alicia's first year at university so she should have at least 2 more years to attack the record. Also competing, also for Sheffield Hallam Uni, was Vicky Price who missed out on a place in the pole vault final. (18/2/17)


Will Foot won pole vault gold at the Northern u13/15 Championships on Sunday 5th Feb. Competing at his first Northern Champs Will took the u15 boys title with a best height of 2.70m, just 2cm below his pb. (5/2/17)


Held within the confines of Knowsley Safari Park on 28th January the club saw a number of excellent indidual and team performances. In the u13 boys race Joe Currie finished 4th and led the team to 9th place alongside Finlay Grant in 47th, Isaac Helps 51st & Harry Cocking 149th. Our u17 men's team was also 9th with Alex Ediker finishing in 15th, Alex Kirkland 53rd, Dylan George 67th & Jacob Buckley 81st. Other club athletes in the u17's race were Elliott Meylan in 83rd and Jacob Cousins was 108th. It was our u15 boys team who were the club's highest finishing team in 7th; Dan Brown just pipped Tom Spencer for 29th place, Ewan Spencer was 45th & Oscar Cousins was 79th. Our sole entrant in the u15 girls race was Louise Cocking who took 46th place. (28/1/17)


At the Northern Indoor Champs for u17, u20 & senior athletes, held at the EIS, Sheffield on 14/15th Jan, Alicia Barrett plundered 2 medals on day one. First Alicia dominated the u20 60m Hurdles taking the title in 8.52 secs, she then ran three rounds of the 60m finishing the final with a Bronze medal in 7.70 secs. In the u20 men's High Jump Todd Webster took Bronze with 1.80m and he also finished 4th in the Pole Vault with 4m as did Rebecca Conway in the u20 women's event. Oliver Dakin finished in 5th place in the u17 men's 60m Hurdles in a time of 8.96 secs which is a new club record, Rebecca Wardle was 10th in the u17 women's Pole Vault and Amy Fellows was 15th in the u17w Shot. (15/1/17)


The last of the 4 event series took place at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday 14th Jan and saw Joe Currie tie up the u13 boys title with his 4th straight win. Joe also led the team home in 2nd place aided by Finlay Grant in 5th & Keyon Greveson 15th, the team also finished second overall. Our u17 men's team took the overall title having finished first in all 4 matches, they were led home this time by Dylan George in 3rd with Elliott Meylan 6th & Alex Kirkland 7th. In the overall u17 standings Elliott was third. In the u15 boys race Dan Brown was 2nd, Ewan Spencer 6th & Tom Spencer 7th with the team finishing 2nd on the day & overall. Dan was also second in the overall standings. The club's u15 girls team were 5th on the day and 4th overall with Louise Cocking their top finisher in 6th (4th overall). Results for all races can be found at (15/1/17)


Alex Ediker was an emphatic winner of the u17 men's race at the Derbyshire Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park on Saturday 7th Jan. Alex won the race by 46 seconds and in doing so led our team home to first place together with Elliott Meylan in 5th & Alex Kirkland 6th. In the same race our B team finished third with Sam Allen in 9th place, Jacob Cousins 10th & Jacob Buckley 12th. In the u13 boys race Joe Currie took top honours with Finlay Grant finishing an excellent 3rd, the team won silver with Keyon Greveson in 16th. Harry Cocking was 22nd in the u13 boys. Will Tighe won silver in the u15 boys race leading the team home in 2nd place together with Dan Brown 5th & Ewan Spencer 8th and our B team won bronze medals with Oscar Cousins, Tom Spencer and Sam Allen in 10th, 11th & 12th respectively. Also in the u15's race were Michael Brown in 15th & Michael Broomhead 23rd. Louise Cocking was 4th in the u15 girls event with Lily Barnes 16th and Faith Clark 17th, the team were 4th overall. Lucy Graham was 7th in the u11 girls, Jasmin Greveson finished 8th in the u13 girls and in the u11 boys race Daniel Bennett was 20th. (8/1/17) 


A number of individuals and teams finished in the top 3 at the end of the three match Mini League series. Our u15 Girls and Boys teams won their respective categories and there was a fine 2nd place for the u13 Boys. Overall we finished 3rd with Derby just pipping AVEAC to 1st place. In the u15 Boys individual standings Will Tighe took the win with Dan Brown 2nd & Sam Allen 3rd. Louise Cocking won the u15 Girls section with Isaac Helps 3rd in the u13 Boys. (22/12/16)


Our very own Frank Gorman was awarded the prestigious Services to Athletics award at the annual England Athletics East Midland region ceremony held at the Quorn Hotel near Loughborough on Friday 21st October. Frank received this accolade not only for his work for the club over the last 30+ years as an official, team manager, coach, Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and so many other jobs too numerous to mention but also his work in the old National Junior League as well as having been Chair of the Northern Athletics League. Frank has also officiated to national level and at UK hosted international meetings. Frank was also instrumental in the club this year receiving the Queens Award for volunteering so it is only fitting that he should gain recognition for his Services to Athletics. (23/10/16)


Congratluations to Cathy Booth who won the F37 javelin at the CP Games in Nottingham on the 24th September. This adds to Cathy's successes this year which include gold at the British University Champs in May, also in the F37 in the javelin. (1/10/16)


At the World Juniors, which were held in Poland between the 19th and 24th July, Alicia Barrett broke her pb twice to reach the final of the 100m Hurdles. In the final she smashed her pb again with time of 13.15secs which saw her finish 6th and takes her to second on the UK all time list for the event as an Under 20. (30/7/16).


The Club has received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, which is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities for the benefit of others. The annual Award – the equivalent of an MBE – was created by Her Majesty in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of her Coronation. Derbyshire only awards two per year, and we are the first athletics club to receive one. The Club was able to demonstrate that it currently had 30 volunteers undertaking over 50 roles between them; some of whom had been involved for over 37 years since the Club's formation in 1978. (2/6/16)


Congratulations to Mark Beer who took the Bronze medal in the Men’s over 35 Pentathlon at the European Masters Indoor Championships on 30th March. Mark scored 3292 points and his 1.93m high jump puts him at the top of the M35 UK rankings. (14/4/16)


At the games in Samoa which were held from the 7th to the 9th September Ella Barrett competed in the 200m where she finished 5th in a high quality field with 24.07 secs which was only just outside her pb. Her sister, Alicia, had qualified fastest for the 100 hurdles final but unfortunately hit a hurdle and failed to finish. (16/9/15)


Congratulations to Cathy Booth who took a silver medal at the Cerebral Palsy Sport World Games which were held in Nottingham on the 6th-16th August 2015. Competing in the F37 Javelin Cathy threw 14.46m which is just short of her pb of 14.90m which she set earlier in 2015. (16/9/15)



Having set a UK U18's record in the 100m hurdles of 13.40secs in her semi final Alicia went on to finish 6th in the final with a time of 13.52secs. (17/7/15)