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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.

An additional session is held on a Saturday morning for our Academy, 10.30-12.

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Tupton
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S42 6LG

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Fixtures 2011

Date

Competition

Start Time

9th October Mini Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
15th October North Mids Cross Country League - Derby 1pm
23rd October Mini Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
29th October Mini League Cross Country - Buxton 11am
12th November North Mids Cross Country League - Kettering 1pm
20th November Mini Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
26th November Mini League Crosss Country - Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston 11am
3rd December North Mids Cross Country League - Heanor 1pm
11th December Mini Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
17th December Mini League Cross Country - Tupton Hall School 11am
7th January County Cross Country Championships - TBC tbc
8th January Mini Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
14th January North Mids Cross Country League - Nottingham 1pm
12th February Mini Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm

We are currently awaiting the winter Mini League cross country fixtures.

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


ADDITIONAL ACADEMY SESSIONS

The club is running extra Academy sessions for beginners/young athletes from 9 years old and upwards. These sessions will be held on a Saturday morning at Tupton Hall School from 10.30 until 12 o'clock from the 1st October and will be every Saturday until 17th December. All current Academy athletes are invited as are new/potential members, all of October's sessions will be free as they are being paid for by a Derbyshire YouthInc grant. We will hope to continue these sessions into 2017 depending upon the uptake at these sessions. (25/9/16)

NORTHERN ROAD RELAYS

Held at Sportcity, Manchester on Sunday 25th September the Club saw an excellent 2nd place finish for our u15 boys team of Will Tighe, Dan Brown & Sam Allen with Will also being the 4th fastest athlete overall. Showing strength in depth in this age group our B team of Oscar Cousins, Tom Spencer & Mikey Broomhead finished 22nd. Joe Currie was the 2nd fastest athlete overall in the u13 boys race as he led our team to 7th along with Isaac Helps & Finlay Grant. There was not much to separate our two teams in the u17 mens race; the A team of Alex Ediker, Dylan George & Jacob Buckley were 13th with the B team of Alex Kirkland, Jacob Cousins & Elliott Meylan finising 15th. Abbie Darnell, Louise Cocking & Lily Barnes combined for 28th in the u15 girls race. (25/9/16)

COACHING COURSE FOR ATHLETES

Any current athletes, aged 14+, who are interested in attending a coaching course the Club has received some funding from a Derbyshire Youth Inc grant to put you on a Leading Athletics coaching course at the EIS, Sheffield on the 22nd October. There is no requirement to commit to doing any coaching at the Club, however, any help is always gratefully received. For anybody interested please speak to Jon Baker, there are 4 places. (25/9/16)

ESAA MULTI EVENTS CHAMPS

At the English Schools multi event champs held in Exeter on 17/18th September Todd Webster finished an excellent 14th in the Inter Boys Octathlon, an improvement on his 29th placed finish in 2015. Todd’s score of 4440 points is a pb and Club record. (25/9/16)

INDOOR OPEN MEETINGS

There are two pre-Christmas indoor open meetings being held at the EIS, Sheffield by Northern Athletics. The dates are 12th November and 3rd December and further deatils can be found at; http://www.northernathletics.org.uk/. There are also meetings being held at Sportcity, Manchester by Sale Harriers. Dates and details can be found at http://www.saleharriersmanchester.com/ (25/9/16)

YOUNG ATHLETES INTER COUNTIES

An athlete of the match performance was posted by Joe Currie in the U13 boys 1500m at the U13/15 inter counties in Nuneaton. Joe's time of 4:44.15 was a PB and club record and helped the Derbyshire team finish 4th in the seven county event. Other U13's in action were Luke Ambrosioni with 2nd in the hurdles & 4th in the high jump where Will Foot was 4th in the B, and in the shot Nathan Wyatt & Harry Snell were 2nd in the A and B respectively. In the U13 girls Hannah Moody was 5th in both the B 200m & high jump and in the shot Rhianna Keighley & Layla Brough were 4th in the A & B. Our U15 girls in action were Lydia Cresswell with 5th in the hurdles & 6th in the 200m, Danielle Hutchinson 6th in the long jump & Eloise Jones 5th in th B high jump. U15 boy Oliver Dakin was his usual busy self with 2nd places in the hurdles & 200m with a 4th in the 100m. Also in the U15's Josh Young finished 4th in both the high & long jumps. (16/9/16)

TRAINING CANCELLATIONS

Due to events at Tupton Hall School all training on the following dates has been cancelled; Thursday 3rd November and Thursday 17th November. There are also no indoor facilities available on Tuesday 8th November. (16/9/16)

ENGLAND ATHLETICS CHAMPS

The EA age group champs were held at Bedford on the 27/28th August and they saw Will Tighe take his first National medal with a Bronze in the u15 boys 1500m. Will qualified comfortably from his heat on the Saturday and returned Sunday to run 4:19.30 which secured him third place by 0.06 seconds. Other u15 boys in action were Josh Young who just missed out on a medal in the triple with 12.10m in 4th and Oliver Dakin who set a pb of 11.39 secs in his heat of the 80m hurdles before finishing 7th in the final. Lauren Hill took 6th in then u17 women's hammer with a best throw of 51.64m and Rebecca Wardle was 13th in the javelin with a distance of 31.86m. (29/8/16) 

ENGLISH MULTI EVENTS CHAMPS

Todd Webster contested his second ever Decathlon ay Bedford on the 20th/21st August and improved his best by over 400 points. On the first day Todd pb'd in his first 4 events; 100m, LJ, Shot & HJ to end up in 5th place overnight, however, he dropped back to 8th after the first event of day 2 which is where he finished after his 10 events. Todd's overall pb meant he gained the Silver medal in the Northern Championships. (23/8/16)

GB U20 SELECTION

On her GB debut Ella Barrett finished 2nd in the 400m at the Manchester International on 17th August. Ella ran 55.59 secs against senior teams from England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. (23/8/16)

NORTHERN CHAMPS

Forget the Olympic athletics the excitement was all in Middlesbrough for the Northern u13/15/17 Champs on the 13/14 August with our very own Super Saturday. The first gold medal of the weekend for the Club was won by Joe Currie in the u13 boys 800m where he tracked the leader throughout the race until unleashing his kick with 80m to go to take the race in a new Club record of 2:17.12. As Joe crossed the finish line Josh Young launched himself down the triple jump runway for his first round jump, he went out to 12.22m which was his longest jump of the competition and comfortably secured him the u15 boys gold. A third gold of Saturday was secured by Oliver Dakin in the u15 boys 80m hurdles in 11.44secs, a win by over half a second. On the Sunday it was Will Tighe’s turn to take centre stage, he took gold the u15 boys 1500m in 4:15.35 for a two second win over his rivals. Further medals were secured on the Saturday by Todd Webster with a bronze in the u17 men’s pole vault and Lauren Hill who had kicked things off in the morning with bronze in the u17 women’s hammer. It was a busy Saturday for Joe, Ollie and Todd with Joe finishing 4th in the 200m, Ollie was 3rd in his heats of both the 100m & 200m and Todd finished 4th in the high jump. On the Sunday Natasha Hill took 5th in the u15 girls hammer with a huge pb & Lauren Hill returned in the javelin for 4th place. (15/8/16)

INTER COUNTIES NEWS

At the UK Inter Counties, which also included the England Senior Champs, whch were held at Bedford on the 30/31 July Ella Barrett picked up the silver medal in the 400m. Ella's time was 55.27secs. A number of the Club's athletes competed for Derbyshire at the Northern Inter Counties for u15's & 17's at Hull on the 7th August. Oliver Dakin won the u15 80m hurdles as well as finishing 4th at 200m & 7th in the 100m. Also in the u15's Will Tighe gained 3rd in the 800m. In the u15 girls Lydia Cresswell took 6th in the 75m hurdles & 8th in the 200m, Natasha Hill a 2nd in the hammer, Hannah Whyatt did likewise in her shot and Danielle Hutchinson was 7th in the long jump. Amy Botham was 2nd in the u17 high jump, Lauren Hill 3rd in the hammer, Nuala Kendellen was 7th in the 80m hurdles & 100m and Aimee Fellows & Chloe Wild were 5th in the shot & pole vault respectively. Todd Webster jumped a pb for 3rd in the u17 men's pole vault as well as taking 5th in the high jump and 8th in the 400m. In the u17's 1500m Jacob Cousins & Jacob Buckley finished 10th and 12th overall. (13/8/16)

NORTHERN LEAGUE FINALE

Match 4 of the senior league saw the Club finish 4th on the day and an excellent 3rd overall in Division 2EC which secures us a fourth successive season at this level. There were some exceptional individual performances led by Emma Botham’s club record in the discus to win by over 4 metres, not bad for a 15 year old against senior opposition. Rebecca Conway won the pole vault with a pb of 3m, Mark Beer took the 110 hurdles, long and high jump, Jonathan Wafula the triple jump and Michael Feeney the javelin. There were also wins for the men’s 4x100 & 4x400 relay teams. (10/8/16)

TEAM MANAGERS REQUIRED

We are currently seeking team managers and assistants in readiness for the Sportshall season. The club needs at least 2 people to be able to run teams over the winter, volunteers will work alongside Angie Fellows who herself has been working with Mark Hill over this summer's fixtures. Interested parties should speak to Angie or Mark, Jon Baker or Club secretary Frank Gorman. (4/8/16)

NATIONAL TITLE FOR MARK

At the British Masters Championships held in Birmingham on 30/31 July Mark Beer took the m35 Decathlon title with a points score of 5458. This adds to Mark's national accolades this year as in June he took the Police Sport UK high jump, pole vault and javelin. (4/8/16)

MID TABLE FINISH IN YDL UPPER

Another 4th place finish was achieved at the last match at Cleckheaton on 24 July meaning that the Club finishes 4th out of the 7 clubs in Northern division East 2. There was a club record and win for Jacob Cousins in the u17 men's 1500m steeplechase; other a-string winners in this age group were Sam Allen in the 800m, Elliott Meylan in the 1500m, Alex Ediker the 3000m, Jak Smith the discus and Todd Webster in both the long jump & pole vault. On the women's side Emma Botham stepped up to the u20's to win the discus, Rebecca Conway took both the u20 javelin & pole vault and there were u17 wins from Nuala Kendellen in the 80m hurdles, Lauren Hill took the javelin and hammer, Amy Botham won the triple jump with Rebecca Wardle taking the pole vault. Dan Cresswell won the u20 men's 2000m Steeplechase and the u20 women's 4x100m team took victory. Full results are on the YDL website; www.ukydl.org.uk (4/8/16)

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. Elsewhere in the U13 boys Luke Ambrosioni took the 75m hurdles and Will Foot the high jump with U15 boys Will Tighe and Oliver Dakin winning the 1500m and 80m hurdles respectively.

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 11.59secs.

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. 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)

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)

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)

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)

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 event. 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)

CLUB WINS QUEEN'S AWARD FOR IT'S VOLUNTEERS

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, 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. (2/6/16)

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. (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)

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. Another top 50 finisher was Danielle Davies who was 31st in the u13 girls event where Abbie Darnell was 131st and Bronwyn Lessiter, 297th. 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 Will Tighe saw him finish 28th in the Junior Boys race at the event held in Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 5th March. Also in the Juniors Dan Brown finished 107th. In the Junior Girls race was Danielle Davies who was 99th. 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)

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)

 

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)