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Fixtures 2011

Date

Competition

Start Time

3 July Northern League, South Leeds Stadium 11.30am
16 July Youth Development League - Lower, Liverpool 11am
23 July Derbyshire Track & Field Mini League, Moorways Stadium, Derby 10am
24 July Youth Development League - Upper, Cleckheaton 11.15am
6 August Northern League, Lincoln 11.30am
7 August Northern Inter Counties, Hull tbc
13/14 August Northern u13/15/17 Champs, Middlesborough tbc
CLUB NOTICES

Membership Renewals

Annual membership renewals are now overdue. The new UKA Rules for Competition which came into effect on 1 April mean that if your registration is not up to date you will be unable to compete in club competitions. England Athletics have worked with UK 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 www.englandathletics.org/athlete-registration. 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


WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPS

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, an age group in which Alicia has another year to go. (30/7/16).

TEAM MANAGERS REPORT

The lower age group track and field league matches have now concluded and there have been plenty of amazing performances, personal bests and many athletes have shown pure grit and determination!

After very tough competition in the YDL Premier 1 league we will be heading down to YDL Premier 2 next season. Despite this, all the athletes have worked really hard, with 29 PB/SB performances in the last match alone. Joseph Currie's PB of 2:17.2 means a new club record for the U13 boys 800m.

We finished 2nd behind Amber Valley in the DML T&F, also with PBs galore. Oliver Dakin also concluded his last season in the league with a Mini League record for the 80m hurdles at 11.59.

Although it has to be said that the number of athletes turning out for the club has been disappointing, Angela and Mark would like to say a very well done to all of those who have competed for us. WELL DONE 👏👏👏

Also a huge thank you to all of our officials that have supported us too! We couldn't do it without you! (30/7/16)

NORTHERN SENIOR LEAGUE

The third match was held at the South Leeds Stadium on the 3rd July and saw the Club finish in 4th place on the day which means that with one match to go we are still not mathematically safe. On the day we saw a-string wins from Louise Feeney in the 400m Hurdles (where Vicky Price won the b), Joe Walker in the 200m, Mark Beer in the high jump with Jacob Ludlam taking the b, Rebecca Conway in the pole vault, Lauren Hill the javelin and Jonathan Wafula won the triple jump by over 1.5m. The men's 4x100m relay team also stormed to victory. Full results are not yet on the Northern Athletics website, however, they can be found on the Power of 10 website; http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=159276 (14/7/16)

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CHAMPS SUCCESSES

Alicia Barrett led the way at the ESAA Championships, held at Gateshead Stadium on 8/9th July, with the Gold medal in the Senior Girls 100m Hurdles. Battling a head wind Alicia comfortably took the win in 13.67 secs and now heads to the World Junior Championships in Poland which start on the 19th July. Twin sister Ella battled to the Silver medal position in the 400m in 55.58 secs. In the Junior Boys events Oliver Dakin just missed out on a medal with 4th position in the 80m Hurdles with a time of 11.69 secs. Will Tighe took 9th in the 1500m final, having set a pb of 4:13.51 in his heat where he had qualified automatically in 4th, and Josh Young also took 9th in the Triple Jump with a best distance of 11.77m. The Intermediate Girls saw Lauren Hill set a pb of 55.74m in the Hammer with Emma Botham finishing in 6th in the Discus with 36.19m. (9/7/16)

OPEN MEETINGS

For those who are interested in further competition opportunities to supplement the Club's fixtures then you may wish to try midweek opens at Sheffield; http://www.sheffieldathletics.co.uk/index.php/news/notices/135-club-open-meetings or Charnwood (Loughborough); http://charnwood.athletics-uk.org/. Other open meetings can be found at www.openmeetings.co.uk or on the Fixtures page of the Northern Athletics website. (9/7/16)

FINAL ROUND OF LEAGUE MATCHES FOR YOUNG ATHLETES

If you've not competed for the Club yet this season in a track & field match then your final chances are coming. Please speak to your coach(es) and the relevant team manager(s), who's details are in the Contacts page of the website. For those in the u13 & 15 age groups the Lower YDL is at Wavertree Athletics Stadium, Liverpool, L15 4LE on Saturday 16th July with a bus leaving St Mary's Catholic High School at 8am. On Saturday 23rd the final round of the Derbyshire Mini League takes place at Moorways Sports Complex, Derby. This league is for u11's, 13's & 15's and the first event is 10am, so please arrive before 9.30 and report to your team manager. Finally Sunday 24th July sees the last Upper YDL, for those in the u17 & 20 age groups, at the Princess Mary Playing Fields, Liversedge, WF15 6LW for which the bus leaves at 9am, again from St Mary's. (9/7/16)

CALLING ALL YOUNG ENDURANCE ATHLETES

England Athletics are working with the University of Exeter, to gain a better insight into the training practices of young endurance runners. This research will aim to improve long term athlete development and participation in the sport. The online survey is open to any England Athletics registered athlete, aged 11 to 15 years old, who is competing in or training for an 800m event or longer. This includes cross-country running. Athletes can complete the survey at www.englandathletics.org/youthendurance (9/7/16)

MIDLAND SCHOOLS COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPS

At the multi events champs, held in Derby on the 25/26th June, Todd Webster secured and English Schools place in finishing 4th in the Intermediate Boys Octathlon with a pb and club record of 4272 points. Emily Croft finished 19th in the Intermediate Girls Heptathlon with 2386 points. (9/7/16)

YDL UPPER, MATCH 3

Like in match 2 the Club again finished 4th and we find ourselves safely in mid table with 1 match to go. At this event, on 26th June at Rotherham, we saw u17 men’s a-string wins from Joe Walker in the 100m, 200m & long jump, Joe Houghton in the pole vault, Alex Ediker in the 800m (with Jacob Bucley taking the b), Dylan George in the 1500 steeplechase (where Jacob Cousins won the b) and Jak Smith the discus (with Aaron Jones the b winner). There was an excellent double win for Nuala Kendellen in the u17 women’s 100m and 80m hurdles, Emma Botham took the discus and Rebecca Wardle won both the javelin and pole vault. In the u20 women’s events Rebecca Conway won the a-string pole vault with Shannon Ashmore doing likewise in the javelin. Full results are here; http://www.ukydl.org.uk/20160626ydlu_northern_east_2_results.txt (30/6/16)

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPS QUALIFIER

Congratulations to Alicia Barrett who stormed to a World Juniors qualifying time of 13.45secs in winning the England Athletics u20 women’s 100m Hurdles title. Alicia had already set a pb of 13.58 in her heat. Afterwards she said: “I felt confident but I wasn’t sure I could do it. I can’t wait now for the World Champs. I have one more exam and then I can get back to training. I am sure my experience of the world youths last year will stand me in good stead.” Twin sister Ella also set two pb’s on her way to the silver medal in the 400m first running 55.0secs to win her heat followed by 54.63 in the final. (21/6/16)

LOWER YDL - MANCHESTER

Wins were hard to come by in match 3 of the Premier Division with the standard of competition being so high. We again finished 6th against the big city clubs, however, there were some notable performances with Joe Currie taking a hard fought victory in the u13 boys 800m with Will Tighe doing likewise in the u15 boys event, Oliver Dakin winning the u15 boys 80m hurdles in a pb, Layla Brough launching the javelin for the win and Will Foot leaping to first place in the u13 boys high jump. There were a number of other excellent top 3 finishes, the full results can be found at http://www.ukydl.org.uk/20160619ydll_northern_premier_1_results.txt (21/6/16)

COUNTY SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Derbyshire Schools Championships were held at Moorways Stadium Derby on 11th June with a number of records set by the Club's athletes. In the Junior boys events Oliver Dakin set a new record of 11.75secs in the 80m Hurdles, Will Tighe easily won the 1500m, Josh Young led the way in the triple jump & Will Prime took a bronze in the 100m. Chloe Wild set a new record in the Junior girls pole vault with 2.30m and in the same age group Natasha Hill won the hammer, Lydia Creswell took silver in the 75m Hurdles, Mollie Stanley silver in the shot, Alicia Rutherford gained a silver in the high jump where Eloise Jones won bronze, Aoife Thompson clinched the bronze in the 200m with Abbie Darnell doing likewise in the 1500m. Lauren Hill set a new hammer record of 53.56 in the Inter girls event. Other medallists in the Inter girls were Aimee Fellows winning the shot, Rebecca Wardle doing likewise in the pole vault, Amy Botham & Charlotte Hickin took a 1-2 in the high jump with silvers also achieved by Nuala Kendellen in the 80m Hurdles and Erin Russell in the 100m. Joe Walker equalled the 100m record in the Inter boys 100m. Elsewhere in the Inter boys Joe Hallas won the 3000m as did Jude Shirley in the hammer and Aaron Jones in the discus where Jak Smith took bronze, Todd Webster and Joe Houghton were 1-2 in the pole vault, Alex Ediker gained a silver in the 1500m and Jacob Buckley took bronze in the 800m. Rebecca Conway set a championship record of 2.90m in the Senior girls pole vault and in the Senior boys events Connor McQuade won the 400m and Joe Briggs took silver in the 800m. In other County's Schools events Dylan George took silver in the Intermediate boys 3000m in Nottingham with Sam Allen gaining the bronze in the 800m at the Staffordshire champs. (updated 17/6/16)

NORTHERN MEDALLISTS

Three of the Club's athletes travelled to Sportcity, Manchester for the Northern u20/senior Championships on 11/12th June and all came away with medals. Ella Barrett secured two Golds by winning the u20w 400m on day 1 in a pb of 55.37secs and then returned on day 2 to take the 200m in 24.35secs. Alicia also won two medals with a Gold in the u20w 100m in a pb of 11.98secs before stepping up an age group to compete against Olympic Gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill in the senior 100m Hurdles. Alicia was beaten by Jess, however, she ran a pb of 13.84secs for the Silver medal. Vicky Price competed in the senior women's Pole Vault securing the Bronze medal with a best height of 2.80m. (13/6/16)

TRACK & FIELD MINI LEAGUE – MATCH 3

The Club has now secured a trio of second place finishes following the match on 4th June at Moorways Stadium, Derby. Pleasingly we had our largest turn out of athletes so far this season and there were some excellent individual performances. Nathan Whyatt won the u13 boys Discus and in doing so broke the League Record, in the same event Tom Walker finished 2nd and also broke the old record. Nathan also won the Shot with Will Foot taking the honours in the High Jump, Luke Ambrosioni the Hurdles and Joseph Currie blew the field away to take the 800m by over 12 seconds. Oliver Dakin took a triple win in the u15 boys in the Hurdles, 100m & 200m. Also in the u15 boys Josh Young won the Long Jump. Layla Brough won the u13 girls Shot and Lydia Cresswell the u15 girls Hurdles. In the 4x100m relays wins were achieved by the u15 boys & u13 boys. The u13 boys won their category for the second match on a row and are leading with 1 match to go. The final match of this league is again at Derby on the 23rd July. The full results will be published on P10 and the County website; http://derbyshireathletics.org.uk/ (7/6/16)

RUNNERS UP IN NORTHERN LEAGUE

Having finished 3rd in Match 1 a 2nd place finish in Match 2 leaves the Club second at the half way point in the league. Connor McQuade took the win in the A string 400m with John Scott winning the B race. Jonathan Wafula's return to athletics after 5 years away ended up with a pb and the win in the Triple Jump. A string wins for the women came coutesy of Louise Feeney in the 400m Hurdles, Lauren Hill the Javelin and Vicky Price the Pole Vault where Rebecca Conway took the B. Both of the men's relay teams took victory. Special mentions to Aimee Fellows and Lauren Hill who ran in the 800m & 1500m respectively to pick up extra points for the team. Full results will be published on the Northern website; http://www.northernathletics.org.uk/league-results-2016/ (5/6/16)

CLUB WINS QUEEN'S AWARD FOR IT'S VOLUNTEERS

The Club has been selected to receive 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, nominated by Chris Cohen CBE (with supporting letters from Don Spencer and Barry Parker), was able to demonstrate that it 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. As part of the selection process we also received an inspection visit from Derbyshire Deputy Lieutenant, David Coleman QPM. 

The official presentation will take place on Monday 4th July, when all the Club's current volunteers and their partners will be invited. The Lord-Lieutenant of the County, Mr William Tucker, will present the certificate, with a citation signed by the Queen, together with an engraved commemorative crystal. The Club will also have the right to display the QAVS logo on its website and letterheads. (2/6/16)

COACHING COURSES TO BE HELD AT TUPTON

In September England Athletics are hosting two coaching courses at Tupton Hall School. The first is the Coaching Assistant course which is a 2 day course on the 10/11th with a Leadership in Running & Fitness course on the 18th September. Having recently advertised for volunteers anybody who is interested in coaching at the Club we would look to put on one of these courses. You can gain coaching experience in advance by working with our current coaches. For further details on what these courses contain please see http://www.englandathletics.org/coaching (2/6/16)

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE UPPER - CLECKHEATON

A fourth placed finish was achieved in match 2 of the u17/20 league on 29th May which leaves the club safely in mid table at the half way point of the season. Our u17 women a-string winners on the day were both in the field; Lauren Hill in the hammer and javelin & Rebecca Wardle in the pole vault. In the u20 womens events Shannon Asmore took the javelin with Rebecca Conway taking the pole vault. Dan Cresswell won the u20 men's 1500m and in the u17 men's events Joe Walker took the sprint double of 100 & 200m. Other u17 winners were Joseph Hallas in the 1500m, Dylan George in the 1500m steeplechase, Todd Webster in the 100m Hurdles, Aaron Jones in the discus, Jacob Cousins in the  triple jump and Joe Houghton in the pole vault. (30/5/16)

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE LOWER - PRESTON

Although it was another 6th placed finish we closed the gap on our rivals and were more competitive than at the first match. There were still a number of unfilled events, particularly in the u15 boys, so we're hopeful of a better turn out and an improved position in the third match at Sportcity, Manchester on 19th June. There were a-string wins on the day for Layla Brough in the u13 girls Javelin, Oliver Dakin in the u15 boys 80m Hurdles and Luke Ambrosioni in the u13 boys 75m Hurdles, Long Jump & High Jump. There were further top 3 finishes, in the a-string events, for u15 boys Oliver Dakin in the 100m & 200m, Will Prime in the 300m & Shot, Will Tighe in the 800m, Dan Brown in the 1500m, u15 girls Lydia Cresswell in the 75m Hurdles, Natasha Hill in the Hammer, Hannah Whyatt in the Shot, Alicia Rutherford in the High Jump and Chloe Wild in the Pole Vault, u13 girls Rhianna Keighley in the Shot and Hannah Moody in the High Jump and u13 boy Nathan Whyatt in the Javelin & Shot. Our b-string winners were Layla Brough in the Shot, Will Foot in the u13 boys 100m, 200m & High Jump and Harry Snell, also u13, in the Shot. (23/5/16)

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED

The club is seeking pole vaulters, year 7 upwards. If you're interested please contact Jon Baker for more details; jono69.jb@gmail.com (22/5/16)

COUNTY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

This years Derbyshire County Champs, held at the Harvey Hadden Sports Complex Nottingham on 14/15th May, saw a number of impressive medal performances. Arguably the performances of the weekend came in the u17 women's category with Emma Botham taking Gold & setting Championship Best Performances (CBP) in both the Discus & Shot, both were pb's. In the same age group Amy Botham won the High Jump and took Silver in the Triple, Rebecca Wardle won the Pole Vault as well as a Bronze in the Javelin where Lauren Hill took the Silver. Lauren went better in the Hammer where she broke the CBP and then stepped up to the u20 age group and broke the CBP in the Hammer there too. Further u20 Golds were won by Rebecca Conway in the Pole Vault where she equaled the CBP and Ella Barrett in both the 200m & 400m events, the former in a CBP. Nathan Whyatt took Gold in both the u13 boys Shot & Javelin, with Joseph Currie winning the 800m, Nathan Gavaghan taking Gold in the 75m Hurdles as well as Silver in the 200m and Bronze in the 100m where Luke Ambrosioni won the Gold in addition to his win in the High Jump and Silver in the Long Jump. Also in the Long Jump was Will Foot who took Bronze before stepping up to the u15's to take Pole Vault Gold. Golds were the order of the day in the u15's with Oliver Dakin taking four in the 100m, 200m, 300m & 80m Hurdles, the latter of which was a CBP. Will Prime took the Silver in the 100m. Will Tighe then won both the 800m & 1500m with Josh Young winning the Triple Jump. In the u13 girls Layla Brough took double Gold in the Javelin & Shot with Hannah Moody winning a brace of medals (Silver in the 200m & Bronze in the 100m). In the u15 girls Natasha Hill threw a huge pb in the Hammer for Silver.  Vicky Price set a new CBP in the senior women's pole vault in taking the Gold. In the u17 mens category there were another four Golds for Joe Walker in the 100m where he borke 11 seconds for the first time in a CBP, the 200m, Long Jump & Shot. Joseph Hallas convicingly won the 3000m then took a Silver in the 1500m. Also in the 3000m was Elliott Meylan who plundered a Silver and in the Nottinghamshire event Dylan George who took Bronze. Todd Webster took a further 4 Golds in the 400m, Discus, Javelin and Pole Vault as well as Silver in the High Jump and 100m Hurdles. Taking Silver in the u17 mens Pole Vault was Joe Houghton with Aaron Jones winning Bronze in the Discus.In the u20 men Connor McQuade took 400m Silver in a pb with Dan Cresswell taking Bronze, also in a pb, in the 1500m. In the senior mens events Chris Price took Gold in the Pole Vault with Bob Sims the Silver in the Shot. Bob also competed in the M50's events taking Gold in the Hammer and in the Discus in which he set a CBP. Full results can be found on the Derbyshire Athletics website;  http://derbyshireathletics.org.uk/ (17/5/16)

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS REQUIRED

The club urgently needs Coaches, Coaching Assistants, Meeting Officials (particularly Timekeepers & Track Judges), Team Managers, First Aiders, Admin Support and a Club Development Officer.  Free training and support will be given to any volunteer. Please see Frank Gorman (Club Sec) or Jon Baker (Chairman) for an informal chat. (15/5/16)

NORTHERN LEAGUE

At the first match of this years senior league the club finished in 3rd place and retains hope of finishing in the top half of Division 2EC for the third successive year. On the track Louise Feeney comfortably took the 400 hurdles and Ella Barrett took a narrow win in the 400m. Lauren Hill won the javelin with Shannon Ashmore taking the B-string. In the pole vault Rebecca Conway won the A with late replacement Rebeca Wardle taking the B in a pb. On the mens side Campbell Menzies won the 1500m (in a new club record), Mark Wearing the discus and Michael Feeney the javelin. A special mention to Mark Hill who put his coaching credentials on the line to compete in all 4 throwing events. (8/5/16)

LONDON MINI MARATHON

Alex Ediker competed admirably at this years event which is held on part of the London Marathon course on 24th April. Racing in the u15 boys category for the East Midlands team Alex finished in 22nd place out of 174 finishers which helped the team to 4th place. (8/5/16)

YDL UPPER AT MIDDLESBROUGH

The first of this years matches for u17 & 20 athletes took place on 1st May with the club finishing in 3rd place of the 7 teams, the top 2 teams will be promoted at the end of the season. Joe Walker took a-string wins in the u17 mens 100m and long jump. In the u20 womens events Ella Barrett comfortably won the 200 & 400m races, Shannon Ashmore took the javelin & Rebecca Conway won the pole vault. Lauren Hill won the u17 womens hammer, also adding the javelin later in the day. Also in the u17 women Rebecca Wardle won the a-string pole vault as well as the b-string javelin and 100m, Amy Botham took the high jump and Nuala Kendellen the triple jump. Another a-string winner was Alex Ediker in the u17 mens 1500m with Sam Allen finishing 2nd in the same race and taking the b-string. Todd Webster took the honours in the u17 mens  a-string 100m Hurdles and pole vault & b-string high jump. Elliott Meylan and Jacob Buckley won the u17 mens 1500 steeplechase a & b-string respectively with Aaron Jones & Jude Shirley doing likewise in the discus and Jude also winning the A hammer. Full results will be available on the YDL website (we're in the Northern Divisions, East 2),http://www.ukydl.org.uk (2/5/16)

TRACK & FIELD MINI LEAGUE – MATCH 2

Another second place finish was achieved on 30th April at Moorways Stadium, Derby, however, the u13 boys won their category and now lead it at the half way point of the league. Their were some fine individual performances on the day despite the inclement weather which included snow! Luke Ambrosioni was a triple winner in the u13 boys hurdles, 100m & long jump. In the same age group Nathan Whyatt took a double win in the shot & javelin. U13 girls Rhianna Keighley in the shot and Layla Brough, with the javelin, took the wins. Lydia Cresswell came through strongly at the end to take the u15 girls hurdles and Oliver Dakin dominated the u15 boys hurdles then went on to take the 100m. Will Tighe took a commanding win in the u15 boys 1500m and Hannah Whyatt won the u13 girls shot. Both u15 teams won their relays as did the u13 boys. (2/5/16)

YDL LOWER - SPINKHILL

The club found the going tough at the first match of this years YDL for u13 & 15's which was expected after last years promotion to Northern Premier 1. We finished 6th on the day, however, with 3 matches still to go and by filling a few more spaces we're hopeful of being competitive in this division. Congratulations to Luke Ambrosioni, u13 boys long jump, and Oliver Dakin, u15 boys hurdles, who both won their events and broke club records. Other a-string winners on the day were Will Tighe in the u15 boys 800m, double winner Layla Brough in the u13 girls javelin and shot and Luke Ambrosioni who also won the u13 boys hurdles in addition to his success in the long jump. There were a number of personal best performances so it's been a strong start to the season for many individuals and thank you to all those athletes who competed in unfamiliar events. (24/4/16)

SAM BROOMHEAD FOURTH AT THE EUROPEAN DUATHLON CHAMPS

Congratulations to Sam who finished 8 seconds outside of the medals in the run/bike/run event on the 16th April in Kalkar Germany. Sam is currently training with the Performance Squad at the University of Nottingham, but continues to train with Ian Menzies endurance squad at the Club when home from Uni. He has been competing in multi-sport (Duathlon and Triathlon) for the last 5 years and was representing GB for the first time. Sam now aims to qualify for the European and World Triathlon championships later this year. (19/4/16)

TRACK & FIELD MINI LEAGUE – MATCH 1

At the first of this years 4 matches on 9th April the Club finished second behind a very strong Amber Valley & Erewash team. Our winners on the day were Jacob Peers-Wain in the u11 boys 150m, Rhianna Keighley in the u13 girls discus, u13 boys Nathan Gavaghan in the 75mH, Finlay Grant in the 800m, and Harry Snell in both the Shot and the Discus and in the u15 boys Oliver Dakin took top honours in the 80mH, 100m & 200m with Will Tighe winning the 800m. (14/4/16)

EUROPEAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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)

UK INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS            

The following athletes competed for Derbyshire at Crofton Park, Birmingham on Saturday 12th March. The club’s highest finisher on the day was Dan Brown with an excellent 24th in the u13 boys event. Dan was joined in this race by Oscar Cousins who was 146th and Tom Spencer 177th. Other top 50 finishers were Elsbeth Grant who was 25th in the u15 girls race and Danielle Davies, 31st in the u13 girls event. Abbie Darnell, 131st, and Bronwyn Lessiter, 297th, also raced in the u13 girls. In the u15 boys race Alex Ediker was 57th with Elliot Meylan 218th and Jacob Cousins 255th. Also in the u15 boys race was Dylan George, competing for Nottinghamshire, who finished 199th. Sam Broomhead finished 138th in the u20 men’s race with Tom Barnes 153rd. Joe Briggs was 191st in the u17 men’s race with Sam Allen 211th. (20/3/16)

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS

A superb run from Elsbeth Grant saw her finish 12th in the Junior Girls race at the event held in Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 5th March. Also in the Junior Girls race was Danielle Davies who was 99th. Will Tighe finished an excellent 28th in the Junior Boys race where Dan Brown also competed finishing 107th. In the Intermediate Boys race Alex Ediker finished 183rd with Jacob Buckley 313th.  (8/3/16)

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES CHAMPIONSHIPS

The cross country championships were held in Gloucester on 6th Feb and saw Lauren Davies-Beckett (Durham Uni) compete in the women’s race finishing 101st, Rebecca Herring (Uni of Hull) also ran finishing 221st. Campbell Menzies (Uni of Bath) was in action in the men’s long course race finishing 178th with Daniel Cresswell (Uni of Nottingham) competing in the men’s short course race finishing 189th.

At the indoor championships held in Sheffield, 19th-21st Feb, Cathy Booth (Leeds Beckett Uni) took the silver medal in the ambulant 60m sprint in a time of 12.59secs. Vicky Price (Sheffield Hallam Uni) finished 13th in the pole vault with a height of 3.00m and competing in the 1500m Campbell Menzies finished 4th in his heat in a time of 4:16.05. Rebecca Herring finished 7th in her heat of the 3000m in a time of 11:35.86 with Chris Price (Sheffield Uni) finishing 16th in the men’s pole vault with 3.30m. (8/3/16)

ENGLISH NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The club was represented in the u13 & 15 boys races in tough conditions at the event held in Donnington Park on the 28th Feb. The u13 boys race saw 420 finishers with our team finishing in 9th position with Dan Brown in 30th backed up by Tom Spencer in 56th place, Oscar Cousins 139th and Finlay Grant 149th. The u15 boys race saw our team finish 13th led by Alex Ediker in 41st with Will Tighe 44th, Elliot Meylan 161st and Jacob Cousins 174th. Also in the u15 boys race was Dylan George who was 250th, there were 367 finishers in this race. (28/2/16)

DERBYSHIRE ATHLETICS MINI CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

The third and last race of the league was held at Moorways, Derby on 13th February saw us crowned winners for the first time ever. A huge well done to all of the athletes who have competed over the 3 match series and to the hard work of all of our endurance coaches and team manager Ian Menzies. The day saw wins from Danielle Davies & Dan Brown in the u13 races as well as Will Tighe in the u15’s. Abbie Darnell took 2nd in the u13 girls, Leah Gregory 3rd in the u11 girls and Elliott Meylan 3rd in the u15 boys. Overall team winners were the u13 girls & boys and the u15 boys. Winning overall individual medals were Dan Brown who was first u13 boy, Danielle Davies and Abbie Darnell 1st & 2nd in the u13 girls and a clean sweep in the u15 boys standings with Will Tighe the winner, Elliott Meylan 2nd and Alex Ediker 3rd. For full results go to the county website. (18/2/16) 

NATIONAL TITLE FOR ELLA

Ella Barrett blew away the field to take the u20 women's 400m at the England Athletics Championships at the EIS, in Sheffield on 13/14th Feb. Ella's time of 55.81secs sliced a huge chunk off her pb. Also in action was Oliver Dakin in the u15 boys 60m Hurdles who won his heat in a pb of 8.81secs, however, he couldn't replicate this in the final finishing in 6th position after clipping a hurdle. (14/2/16)

NORTHERN INDOOR U13/15 CHAMPIONSHIPS

At the indoor champs held at the EIS in Sheffield on 7th Feb Oliver Dakin took the Gold medal in a tight finish in the u15 boys 60m Hurdles in a time of 8.91secs, a personal best time. It was a busy afternoon for Oliver who also made the 200m final finishing in 6th place in a time of 25.68secs and competed in the 60m where he was 3rd in his heat in a time of 8.07secs. In the pole vaults Max Norman jumped a pb of 2.50m for 4th place in the u15 boys and Chloe Wild also finished 4th in the u15 girls event. (7/2/16)

TEAM SUCCESSES AT NORTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS

A number of excellent individual performances led to two team medals for the Club at Witton Park, Blackburn on 30th Jan. The u15 boys won the team silver with Alex Ediker taking 8th place, Will Tighe 21st, Jacob Cousins 61st & Jacob Buckley 66th. Others competing in this age group were Elliott Meylan in 97th and Mikey Broomhead 126th. In the u13 boys race a Bronze medal was won with Dan Brown in 8th, Tom Spencer 16th, Oscar Cousins 48th & Finlay Grant 75th. Toby Gill also competed in the u13's race finishing in 84th place. In the u13 girls event Danielle Davies finished 8th with Abbie Darnell in 28th and Bronwyn Lessiter 133rd. (31/1/16)

NORTH MIDLANDS CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

At the last match of the four event series the Club won a number of individual and team titles. In the u15 boys race Will Tighe pipped Alex Ediker to the win, however, due to better finishes earlier in the campaign it was Alex who won the overall title with Will finishing 3rd. The u15 boys team took the win on the day and having won every match easily took the team title. Abbie Darnell led the team home to a second place finish on the day with her excellent 3rd place in the u13 girls race. Abbie also took 3rd place overall with the team being second overall. In the u13 boys race Dan Brown finished 2nd but led the team home in first place on the day and to the overall title. 18/1/16)

NORTHERN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Held at the EIS in Sheffield on the 16/17 January the championships for under 17, u20's and seniors saw the club's athletes bring home two medals. Alicia Barrett ran 8.69secs in the u20 women's 60m Hurdles to take gold with twin sister Ella running a pb of 56.64secs in the u20 400m for silver. In the u17 mens 1500m Sam Allen finished in 4th place in a time of 4:28.43. Vicky Price jumped 2.80m for 5th in the senior women's pole vault. In the u17 women's high jump Charlotte Hickin finished in 8th place with a pb of 1.55m. Under 17's Lauren Hill & Rebecca Wardle competed in the pole vault both jumping 2.40m to finish 8th & 10th respectively. (17/1/16)

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The club had a very successful day on at Shipley Park, Heanor on 9th January with individual winners and runners up in four age groups. In the Under 13 girls Danielle Davies was 1st, Abbie Darnell 2nd and with Bronwyn Lessiter 8th, they were first team. In the U13 boys Dan Brown finished with one spike lost in the mud and just outsprinted team mate Tom Spencer, Oscar Cousins was 6th making up the gold winning team. It was the same story in the U15 boys with Alex Ediker holding off team mate Will Tighe. With Elliott Meylan 6th, Jacob Cousins 7th, Jacob Buckley 10th and Mikey Broomhead 14th the A team took gold with the B team taking the silver medals. (14/1/16)

AWARDS SUCCESSES

The Club, it’s athletes and volunteers have recently been recognised at local awards ceremonies. Mark Hill & Paul Ashmore were chosen jointly as North East Derbyshire’s Coach/Manager of the Year. The award recognises their hard work within the Club’s Academy and the excellent achievement of back to back promotions in the UK Youth Development League. Congratulations also to Alicia Barrett and Joe Walker who were recipients of the Active Chesterfield Young Sportswoman of the Year and Bolsover Young Sportsman of the Year awards respectively.  

The Club has been awarded the 2015 East Midlands Club of the Year title at a recent awards ceremony. Mark Hill received the accolade on our behalf which was given for our outstanding league achievements, work with the Chesterfield SSP and local schools in setting up satellite clubs and the commitment of all our athletes & volunteers. (20/10/15)

MULTI EVENT SUCCESSES

At the British Masters multi events Championships Mark Beer took the Silver medal in the Men’s 35+ category with 6116 points which is his best score in this age group, he also only narrowly missed out on the gold by 9 points. Also in multi event action was Todd Webster who finished 29th in the English Schools combined events Championships with 3709 points for the Octathlon. (22/9/15)

COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES

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)

CP WORLD GAMES

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)

NORTHERN CHAMPS SUCCESSES

At the Northern Athletics U17/15/13 Championships at Middlesborough Sports Village on 15/16th August Joe Walker picked up two medals starting with Gold in the U17 men's Long Jump with 6.67m. Later in the afternoon Joe took a Bronze medal in the 100m with a time of 11.26secs. Lauren Hill also took a Gold medal, in the U15 girl's Hammer with a best throw of 51.49m. Lauren also took 4th place in the 75mH with 12.3secs & 6th in the Pole Vault. In the U15 boy's 80mH Oliver Dakin took Bronze in 12.33secs, he also competed in the 200m finishing 4th in his heat with 25.66secs. (16/8/15)

NORTHERN TITLE FOR TODD

Congratulations to Todd Webster who finished 7th overall in the England Athletics under 17 Decathlon Championships at Beford on 8/9th August. With a score of 5159 points he secured the Northern Championships title in his first ever decathlon. (11/8/15) 

 

ALICIA BARRETT FINISHES 6TH AT WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Having set a UK U18's record in the 100h 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)