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Fixtures 2011

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15th July Youth Development League - Lower - Middlesbrough 11am
23rd July Youth Development League - Upper - Cleckheaton 11.15am
29th July Mini League - Moorways Stadium, Derby 10am
5th August Northern League - Hull 11.30am
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Club News and Athlete Success


NORTHERN LEAGUE MATCH 3 REPORT

Our match at Rotherham saw us finish in 4th place today with some excellent individual performances despite a lack of numbers. Aaron Jones stepped up to the seniors for the first time and took the Javelin with 41.60m with Dan Burdett taking the b-string. Todd Webster tackled the Triple Jump for the first time and duly won with 12.64m to add to his wins in the Long Jump & Pole Vault, Mark Beer taking the b Long & Vault. Louise Feeney won the 400m Hurdles and took 2nd in the 100m Hurdles, Chloe Wild was runner up in the Pole Vault & Louise Cocking took third places in both the 800m, in a pb, and the 1500m. Morgan Higginson & Emma Botham also took 3rd places in the 100m & Discus respectively. Dan Cresswell broke the club record in the 3000m Steeplechase when taking 2nd place. Full results will be published at https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/2017-league-results/, we're in Div 2EC. (9/7/17)

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)

 

2017 SUMMER CAMP REMINDER

Places are going fast for this years Summer Camp, which will take place the week commencing 14th August. Further details can be found on the Summer Camp page of the full website (not available on the mobile version of the website). The prices are unchanged from last year and the registration deadline is the end of July. (7/7/17)

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)

UPCOMING MATCHES

The next few weeks sees the last of our fixtures in the 3 junior leagues we compete in. Travel/meeting arrengements are as follows;

YDL Lower, Middlesbrough, 15th July - for those in the u13/15 age groups who are selected the coach leaves St Mary's School, Upper Newbold at 8 o'clock. The track is at the Middlesbrough Sports Village, Alan Peacock Way, TS4 3AE.

YDL Upper, Cleckheaton, 23rd July - for our u17/20 athletes the coach leaves St Mary's at 9am and the track address is Princess Mary Athletics Stadium, Bradford Road, Littletown, Liversedge, WF15 6LW.

Finally it's the Derbyshire Mini League for u11, 13 & 15's at Moorways, Derby on the 29th July. Details of all the team managers for all 3 of the events can be found on the Contacts page of the mobile website or Athletes section of the full website. (5/7/17)

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). During the week Alicia has had plenty to celebrate as she was selected for the European Junior Championships to be held in Grosseto, Italy on July 20-23 and the World University Games to be held in Taipei, Chinese Taipei between 19-30 August. (25/6/17)

UPPER YDL - GRIMSBY

Another fine win sees us top of the Northern Division East 1  with one match to go. Today saw the club top the table by 67 points with some great wins for Sam Allen in the u20 men's 400mH & 800m, Alex Ediker in the u20 men's 1500m & 2000m Steeplechase, Louise Cocking in the u17 800m & 1500m and Rebecca Conway in the u20 100mH & Pole Vault. Todd Webster was a triple winner in the u20 men's 110mH, Pole Vault & Javelin. Other winners were Alex Kirkland in the u17 men's 3000m, Will Tighe the u17's 800m with Jacob Cousins taking the 1500m Steeplechase. In the field Lauren Hill won the u17's Hammer by over 10m, Aaron Jones won the Javelin for the u17's, Emma Botham took the u17 Shot & Discus, Joe Houghton the u17 Pole Vault with Rebecca Wardle taking the women's equivalent & Jacob Buckley won the u20 Triple Jump. Full results will be published at http://www.ukydl.org.uk/page4.html (25/6/17)

DERBYSHIRE MINI LEAGUE

Match 3 saw a number a number of excellent performances today which led the club to a second place finish. Hannah Moody was a double winner in the u13 girls sprints, also in the u13's Viktoria Jelonkievicz swecured 3rd place in the Shot. Luke Ambrosioni took the win in the u15 boys 80m Hurdles, a second place in the Long Jump & 3rd in the 100m, Zak Green also finished 3rd in the 200m and Joe Currie took command of the 800m for a convincing win with Harry Snell third in the Discus. In the u11 boys section Sam Rosling won the 150m and Nathanael Gaskin was third in the 80m. For the u11 girls Isabelle Fellows was 2nd in the Howler & 3rd in the High Jump. Daisy & Lily Moulton were 2nd & 3rd respectively in the u15 girls 75m Hurdles, Emily Pitts made a great debut for the club with 2nd in the Discus, Lizzie Webster was third in the 800m as was Lois Green in the High Jump. Thomas Marriott was runer up in then u13 boys 75m Hurdles, a feat matched by Oliver Gratton in the Shot & Beau Moulton was 3rd in the High Jump. Full results will be published at http://derbyshireathletics.org.uk/ (24/6/17)

YDL LOWER @ LEEDS

The club is finding the going tough in Premier 2 and we found ourselves with another 6th place in the match on 18th June. There was an excellent win for Will Foot in the u15 boys Pole Vault with a 3m clearance and in the girls event Lois Green & Leah Proctor both jumped 2.10m to win the A & B. Luke Ambrosioni was also a winner, in the u15 boys HJ, and he also posted a huge pb in the LJ. James Foot & Alex Partner both posted pb’s in the u13 boys 200m as did Beau Moulton in the 800m, Keyon Greveson in the 1500m and Jacob Peers-Wain in the HJ. In the u13 girls there were pb’s for Alicia Proctor in the 800m & HJ and Lily Baines & Leah Solley in the LJ. Further pb’s were achieved in the u15 girls by Jasmin Greveson who knocked a massive 20 seconds off her 1500m time, Leah Proctor in the 100m, Daisy Moulton in the 200m, Lois Green in the 300m, Emma Brown in the 800m, Kiera Westbury in the 800m & LJ, Lily Moulton in the 75mH & Hattie Seddon in the Javelin. For the u15 boys there were pb’s for Finlay Grant & Isaac Helps in the 800m and Nathan Gavaghan in the LJ. There were also some solid debuts from Zak Green, James Douglas & Will Earnshaw on the day. Full results will be published here; http://www.ukydl.org.uk/page10.html. (20/6/17)

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) 

ENGLISH MULTI EVENTS

Congratulations to Todd Webster who took the u20 Northern bronze medal at the England Athletics Champs in the Decathlon on 27/28th May. Todd finished in 10th overall with a score of 5380 points, a new club record. (29/5/17)

GREAT WHERNSIDE - UPHILL FELL RACE

A number of the club’s athletes competed in the FRA Junior Championship and Junior Uphill Championship on 14th May. Alex Ediker finished 3rd in the u17’s race with Will Tighe in 6th and Elliott Meylan 11th. In the u15’s race Joseph Currie was 6th and Finlay Grant 20th. (25/5/17)

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)

MIDLAND MEDALS

Chris Price took Gold in the senior men's pole vault at the Midland Indoor Championships held at the NIA, Birmingham on 11th Feb. Chris's 3.30m was enough to take the win on count back. In the senior women's vault Vicky Price gained a Silver medal with her best height of 2.80m. (11/2/17)

REGIONAL SPORTSHALL FINALS

Congratulations to the club’s athletes who were selected for the County Sportshall teams and also to Derbyshire who won 4 out of the 6 age group categories in the East Mids region on 4th Feb. In the winning u13 boys team Nathan Whyatt won the Shot with Harry Snell 2nd & Luke Ambrosioni picked up a couple of second places in the 2 Lap and Standing LJ. The u11 boys were also winners with our representatives Oliver Gratton who was 1st in the Chest Push & 5th in the Vertical Jump and Thomas Bettney who had two thirds in the Standing TJ & Foam Javelin. Missy Briddon was in the u11 girls winning team with =4th in the Target Throw and 8th in the Speed Bounce. There was also a win for the u15 boys where Oliver Dakin had a busy day with 3rd in the Standing TJ, 4th in the 4 Lap & 5th in the Speed Bounce. The u13 girls finished second with Layla Brough 2nd in the Shot, Lily Moulton 3rd in the Vertical Jump and Hannah Moody =6th in the 2 Lap. The county’s u15 girls finished in third place with Hannah Whyatt gaining 3rd in the Vertical Jump, =4th in the Speed Bounce & 7th in the 4 Lap. (10/2/17)

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)

SUCCESS FOR ALICIA IN BRATISLAVA

Racing for England in the Slovakian capital on 29th January Alicia Barrett obliterated her pb with a clocking of 8.28 seconds to win the 60m Hurdles final against senior opposition. Alicia had also won her heat in 8.38secs which was also quicker than her previous pb. Alicia will next compete at the British University Champs, along with a number of other club athletes, on the 12/18th Feb then the England u20 Champs the following weekend. (2/2/17)

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) 

BRONZE FOR WEBSTER

At the England Athletics Senior/u20 multi event Championships Todd Webster took 12th place overall in the u20 mens Heptathlon and in doing so took bronze in the Northern Champs. Todd's score of 4060 points is a club record and included pb's in the pole vault and shot. (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)

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)

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. Also in the u15 boys was 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) 

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)

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)

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)