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Our coaching sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Tupton Sports College.

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

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Tupton Hall School
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S42 6LG

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Fixtures 2011



Start Time

29 May Youth Development League - Upper, Cleckheaton 11.15am
4 June Derbyshire Track & Field Mini League, Moorways Stadium, Derby 10am
5 June Northern League, Derby 11.30am
11 June County Schools Championships, Derby tbc
18 June Inter County Schools (Mason Trophy), Birmingham tbc
19 June Youth Development League - Lower, Sportcity, Manchester 11am
26 June Youth Development League - Upper, Rotherham 11.15am
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

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 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


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. Full results can be found at; (23/5/16)


The next match of the YDL Upper for, u17's & 20's, is on Sunday 29th May at the Princess Mary Playing Fields in Liversedge, WF15 6LW. Any females seeking selection should speak to Kerry Baker, u17 Men to Rob Allen & u20 Men Jon Baker. Our team managers details are on the website. Our bus is leaving St Mary's School at 9.15 at the usual price of £5 per athlete/supporter. (22/5/16)


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


Club members will be sorry to hear of Irene Larder's untimely death at the age of 72 after a short illness. She was familiar to generations of athletes and parents as the lady who collected their training fees until very recently. She and Brian, her husband, first joined the Club in 1979 when their daughters became members, soon after the Club was formed. From an early stage Irene took on the role of Membership Secretary and performed this role for over 30 years. She was also a Committee Member from the beginning until her death. She also acted as a Timekeepers' Steward at many meetings, particularly the County Championships, or when Brian was Chief Timekeeper. Irene even remembered competing for the Club in the Northern Women's League in the early 80's!

The Club has lost a very long serving and loyal volunteer and someone who is a part of Club history. Irene's funeral took place on 19th May. The address for any personal condolences is 63 Lindale Road, Chesterfield, S41 8JH. (19/5/16)


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; (17/5/16)


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)


We're pleased to announce that this years Summer Camp will take place from 1st-5th August at Tupton Hall School, only with a new name given this years Rio Olympics. The full range of Olympic track and field disciplines will be available over the week with day and week prices remaining the same as last year. Please see the Summer Camps page on the full website for further details. (10/5/16)


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; or Charnwood (Loughborough); (10/5/16)


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. Thank you to all those who competed and particularly to our officials who made the difference between finishing 5th and 3rd. Full results will be published at (8/5/16)


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)


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), (2/5/16)


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. The full results are on the County website; (2/5/16)


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. Full results can be found on the League's website; (24/4/16)


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)


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)


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)


A list of spiked athletics shoes is available on the Athletes page of our website along with all of our Club kit. Both are available at training from Frank Gorman and Kerry Baker respectively. (10/4/16)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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) 


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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. This is the second time we have won this award having previously won it in 2008. (20/10/15)


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)


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)


Lauren Hill collected Gold in the under 15 girls Hammer at the England Athletics U15/17 Championships held at Bedford on the 29/30th August with a best throw of 52.66m, a personal best. This adds to her successes at the English Schools and Northern Championships which means that Lauren has won all of the major titles on offer to her in 2015. (1/9/15)


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)


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) 



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)


At the ESAA Championships in Gateshead on the 10th/11th July 2015 Lauren Hill took Gold in the Junior girls Hammer with a new personal best and championship record of 52.65m. Also bringing home a medal is Ella Barrett in the Senior girls 200m bronze in 24.47secs.
In the Inter boys Long Jump Joe Walker finished in 9th position with 6.10m. Completing the quartet of the clubs athletes was Emma Botham with 7th place in the Junior girls Discus with 30.15m. (12/07/15)