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Fixtures 2011

Date

Competition

Start Time

14th Oct 2017 North Mids Cross Country League - Markeaton Park, Derby 12.40pm
28th Oct 2017 Mini League Cross Country - Fairfield Youth Centre, Buxton 11am
29th Oct 2017 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
11th Nov 2017 North Mids Cross Country League - Glebe Park, Corby 12.40pm
12th Nov 2017 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
25th Nov 2017 Mini League Cross Country - Tupyon Hall School 11am
2nd Dec 2017 North Mids Cross Country League - Shipley Park, Heanor 12.40pm
3rd Dec 2017 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
9th Dec 2017 Mini League Cross Country - Moorways, Derby 11am
17th Dec 2017 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
6th Jan 2018 County Cross Country Championships - TBC tbc
13th Jan 2018 North Mids Cross Country League - Wollaton Park, Nottingham 12.40pm
28th Jan 2018 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
25th Feb 2018 Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
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Club News and Athlete Success


CLUB RECORDS

With the outdoor track & field season now over we've done an update to the Club Records, a number which have been broken this year. Congratulations to the following; Hannah Moody, Leah Proctor, Aaron Jones, Jacob Buckley, Alex Ediker, Jacob Cousins, Oliver Dakin, Louise Cocking, Elsbeth Grant, Emma Botham, Lauren Hill, Vicky Price, Dan Cresswell, Alicia Barrett, Amy Botham, Todd Webster, Lyz Evans, Bob Sims, Ian Monaghan & Mark Beer. The records can be found on the 'Athletes' page of the full website or at http://www.chesterfieldac.co.uk/Documents/Copy%20of%20ClubRecords.pdf (23/9/17)

ENGLAND DEBUT FOR WILL

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

NORTHERN ROAD RELAYS

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

YOUNG ATHLETES INTER COUNTIES

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

PRESENTATION EVENING DETAILS

Our 2017 awards night will be held at the Olde House, Loundsley Green Rd, Chesterfield, S40 4RN on Friday 27th October. There will be Bingo and a Quiz with Pie & Peas for those who order in advance. Entry is £1/person on the door. Pie & Peas need to be ordered and paid for in advance at £6/person, tickets for this will be available from Sarah, Jackie or Dyane at training between 6.30 and 7pm from this week. (10/9/17)

MASTERS MULTI'S

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

SATURDAY MORNING SESSIONS

Our Saturday sessions are back and like last year will run from 10.30 until 12 o'clock. Although primarily for the Academy there will be other sessions available, please speak to your usual coach or Jon Baker at training. (3/9/17)

WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES

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

SPORTSHALL DATES

Dates for this winter's Sportshall matches are now published on this website and in readiness we're still looking for an u15 team manager(s). It's a fairly straightforward task of contacting athletes in the age group (group messages usually do the trick), allocating numbers and allowing athletes to pick their events/putting them into events. If anybody is interested please speak to Jon Baker at training or by email on jono69.jb@gmail.com. If nobody comes forward then we'll not be able to field u15 teams. (27/8/17) 

AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

ALICIA AT THE WORLD CHAMPS

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

NORTHERN LEAGUE MATCH 4

European Bronze medallist Ella Barrett dominated the women's 400m at the last of this years Senior matches, which was held in Hull on 5th Aug, helping the club to 4th place on the day & overall for the season meaning we'll stay in Division 2EC next year. In the women's field events Emma Botham won this Discus with Lauren Hill taking the B, Lauren then won the Javelin where Rebecca Wardle took the B. For the men Mark Beer threw a pb to win the Javelin where Dan Burdett took top honours in the B and in the Pole Vault it was Todd Webster taking the A, Mark Beer winning the B. Rebecca Conway was runner up in the Pole Vault and Connor McQuade was 3rd in the 400m as was Amy Botham in the High Jump. Full results will be published at https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/2017-league-results/. (6/8/17)

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Having won the previous 3 matches we were already assured of a top 2 place in the Upper YDL (u17/20's) but knew that a place in the top 3 on 23rd July would secure the title. Our athletes duly delivered with a 2nd place finish on the day meaning we took the title by 2 points. There were triple wins for Jak Smith (discus, high jump & shot), Oliver Dakin (100, 200 & 100H) and Lauren Hill (hammer, jav & discus) and a double for Todd Webster (long jump & pole vault). Morgan Higginson won the u17w 100m, Lydia Cresswell the 80H, Louise Cocking the 1500m & Rebecca Conway and Joe Houghton the u20 & u17 vaults respectively. Jacob Cousins & Michael Brown won the a & b 1500m steeplechase, Aimee Fellows & Hannah Whyatt did likewise in the shot as did Eloise Jones & Lauren Wheelwright in the triple jump. There were pb's for Mikey Broomhead in the 1500m & Natasha Hill in the javelin and Aaron Jones picked up a couple of b string wins. Full results are at http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=195221 (24/7/17)

EURO BRONZE FOR ELLA

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

EUROPEAN SILVER FOR ALICIA

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

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

ENGLISH SCHOOLS ROUNDUP

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

NORTHERN INTER COUNTIES

The Derbyshire team finished a very creditable 4th in Hull on the 2nd July at the nine county event for U15's & 17's. A number of the club's athletes were selected with Louise Cocking breaking the club record in winning the b-string 1500m for the U17 women. Rebecca Wardle was 2nd in the b Javelin & Emma Botham 3rd in the b Shot. Oliver Dakin finished 2nd in the 100m Hurdles and then 5th in his 100m heat. Also in the u17's Aaron Jones, Will Tighe, Alex Ediker and Jacob Buckley set PB's in the Javelin, 3000m, 800m & 400m respectively. In the combined U15/17 male pole vault Will Foot set a PB for 2nd in the a-string and Joe Houghton won the b & in the female event Lois Green was 5th. In the U15 boys events Luke Ambrosioni was 4th in his long jump & 6th in the hurdles, Will Earnshaw also competed in the Hurdles, Sam Allen was 8th in the a-string 800m with Oscar Cousins 6th in the b. Layla Brough was 5th in the b Javelin for the U15 girls. (7/7/17)

BRITISH TITLE FOR BARRETT

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

EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPS

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

MASON TROPHY RESULTS

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

BARRETT IN RECORD BREAKING FORM

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

SCHOOL PREMISES ON TRAINING NIGHTS

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

COUNTY SCHOOLS CHAMPS

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

NORTHERN U20/SENIOR CHAMPS

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

COUNTY CHAMPS DAY 2

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

COUNTY QUADKIDS

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

COUNTY CHAMPS DAY 1

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

LONDON MINI MARATHON

Two of the club's athletes competed for the East Midlands in the event held on part of the course of the actual London Marathon on race day, 23rd April. Alex Ediker finished 15th in the u17 men's race with Joseph Currie being 17th in the u13 boys, the East Midlands teams were 4th & 5th respectively. (24/4/17)

ENGLAND VEST FOR EDIKER

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

NORTHERN 5KM CHAMPS

Held at Stanley Park, Blackpool on 25th March the inaugural Northern 5km Road Championships saw the club's u15 boys team finish an agonising 4th. Dan Brown finished in 7th with Tom Spencer in 25th & Yusuf Izhac, making his debut for the club, in 30th. Will Tighe also competed in the u15's finishing 35th. In the u17 mens race Alex Kirkland was 28th, Jacob Cousins 36th & Jacob Buckley 41st with the team 7th. (26/3/17)

ENGLISH SCHOOLS XC CHAMPS

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

UK INTER COUNTIES

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

BRITISH RECORD FOR BARRETT

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

NATIONAL JOY FOR JOE

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

BRITISH UNIVERSITY CHAMP

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

NORTHERN TITLE FOR WILL

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

NORTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS

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

NORTHERN HONOURS FOR ALICIA

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

NORTH MIDS XC LEAGUE FINALE

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

COUNTY XC SUCCESSES

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

MINI LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY

The final match of this years series saw a great days racing at Tupton. Arguably the club's race of the day was the u15's where we took the top 3 places with Dan Brown winning, Will Tighe following home second and then Sam Allen 3rd with us comfortably taking the first team. In the same race Oscar Cousins was 5th, Michael Brown 6th, Mikey Broomhead 8th, Harry Mustapha 13th and Tom Morley 14th. Joe Currie took the win in the u13 boys race and led the team home to first place with Finlay Grant in 4th & Isaac Helps in 5th. Keyon Greveson was 13th in the u13's with Max Hattersley 15th. Our u15 girls team shared first place with Matlock, Louise Cocking took an excellent 3rd place with Lily Barnes & Faith Clark in 6th & 7th respectively. Rebecca Hattersley finished 9th in the u15 girls. Lucy Graham missed out on the top 3 by a second in the u11 girls where Masie Helps was 16th. In the u13 girls Jasmin Greveson was 9th and Daniel Bennett was 11th in the u11 boys race. A big thank you to our course marshalls, first aiders and all of our other volunteers who ensured that the event ran smoothly.

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

CONGRATULATIONS FRANK

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

CEREBRAL PALSY SPORT CHAMPS

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

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).

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)

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)

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 6TH AT WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

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