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Fixtures 2011

Date

Competition

Start Time

27th January Northern Cross Country Champs - Harewood House, Leeds 11am
28th January Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
25th February Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
21st April YDL Lower - Spinkhill  
29th April YDL Upper - Middlesbrough  
5th June Northern League - Derby  
12/13th May County Champs - Nottingham  
19th May YDL Lower - Hull  
27th May YDL Upper - Sheffield  
3rd June Northern League - Sheffield  
9th June County Schools Champs  
17th June YDL Lower - Rotherham  
1st July YDL Upper - Doncaster  
8th July Northern League - Lincoln  
21st July YDL Lower - Doncaster
4th August Northern League - Rotherham  
CLUB NOTICES

MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOW OVERDUE

Annual membership renewals have been due since the 1st Jan, thank you to all of you who have already renewed. The UKA Rules for Competition which came into effect on 1 April 2016 mean that if your registration is not up to date you will be unable to compete. England Athletics have worked with UKA 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


DERBYSHIRE SELECTION

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to compete for Derbyshire at the Sportshall Regional Finals to be held at Grantham on 11th Feb;

U11 boys - Nathanael Gaskin, Max Marriott, Matthew Drew, Callum Stowell & Joe Streets,
U11 girls - Lottie Hall, Izzy Fellows, Evelyn Sas, Nyah Horsley & Melissa Humphreys,
U13 boys - Thomas Marriot, James Foot, Ollie Gratton, Reuben Sas & Ben Pitts,
U13 girls - Hannah Moody, Missy Bridon, Viktoria Jelonkievicz & Lily Baines,
U15 girls - Leah Proctor,
U15 boys - Luke Ambrosioni. (15/1/18)

MIDLAND BRONZE

The Midlands Championships shot put competition was held at the Loughborough Students open meeting on 13th January where Aimee Fellows took 3rd place in the u20 women’s event with a best throw of 9.09m. (15/1/18)

NORTH MIDS XC FINALE

At the final match of 4 of this years league, held at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 13 Jan, Will Tighe took the u17 men's race leading the team home to first on the day & the team to overall winners. On the day Ewan Spencer was 6th, Jacob Buckley 10th & Jacob Cousins 11th. The u15 boys were also winners of the team prize on the day & overall; Tom Spencer was 4th, Joe Currie 6th, Sam Allen 9th, Yusuf Izhac 19th & Finlay Grant 38th. Louise Cocking was 4th in the u17 women's race, Jasmin Greveson 10th in the u15 girls & Lyz Evans 131st in the seniors.

In the overall individual standings Louise Cocking was 2nd in the u17 women's standings, Sam Allen was 3rd in the u15 boys as was Will Tighe in the u17 men's. (14/1/18)

NORTHERN CHAMPS

Oliver Dakin took the u17 men's 60m Hurdles title at the Northern indoor u17/20/senior Champs, held at the EIS in Sheffield on 13/14th Jan, in a pb time of 8.40 secs. Ollie was also 5th in his heat of the 60m with Will Prime 8th in his heat of the 60m in a pb. Alicia Barrett took the senior 60m Hurdles title & also finished 6th in the 60m final. In the senior women's 200m final Ella Barrett was 4th following a 4th place finish in her 60m semi final. In the u17w pole vault Lois Green was 7th in a huge pb of 2.90m.

The previous weekend saw the English indoor multi events champs where Mark Beer was 17th overall & 4th in the senior men's Northern Heptathlon. (14/1/18)

JANUARY TRAINING CLOSURES

There will be no training on Saturday 13th & Thursday 25th January. (12/1/18)

COUNTY XC CHAMPS

Held at Shipley Park, Heanor on 6th Jan the event saw domination by our u17 men who, led by Will Tighe's victory, finished 1st & 2nd in the team standings. The A team was completed by fellow individual medallists Alex Ediker who took Silver & Ewan Spencer with Bronze, the B team of Jacob Buckley (7th), Jacob Cousins (9th) & Alex Kirkland (12th) were the runners up. There was also a team win for our u15 boys led by Silver medallist Tom Spencer, Joe Currie who took Bronze and Sam Allen in 8th. Our B team were 5th with our other finishers Yusuf Izhac 14th, Isaac Helps 16th, Finlay Grant 20th & Harry Cocking 27th.

Louise Cocking took Bronze in the u17 womens race where Faith Clark was 7th. Keyon Greveson was 7th in the u13 boys race with the team finishing in 5th place, Thomas Marriott was 19th, Matt Wood 28th & Daniel Bennett 29th. Jasmin Greveson was 6th in the u15 girls race, Macy Helps 10th in the u11 girls, Lyz Evans was 52nd in the senior race and Breesha Ward was 20th u13 girl. (6/1/18)

ALICIA ADDED TO COMMONWEALTH TEAM

Congratulations to Alicia Barrett who has been added to the Team England athletics squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia which run from the 4th to the 15th April. Alicia will compete in the 100m Hurdles. (6/1/18)

SPORTSHALL REPORT

There was a win for our u15 boys at match 4 on 17th December with Sam Inskip & Ewan Horsley 2nd & 3rd in the Speed Bounce (SB), Alex Hodgson 2nd in the 4 Lap and James Douglas 3rd in the 2 Lap, the boys also won their relay. Hannah Moody won the u13 girls 2 Lap and in the u11 boys events Nathanael Gaskin won the Standing Long Jump (SLJ) as well as taking 2nd places in both the 1 & 3 Lap events, Max Marriott was 2nd in the SB and the boys won their relay. For the u13 boys there were 1-2’s in the SB for Reuben Sas & Francis Farrell and in the 2 Lap for Ollie Gratton & Thomas Marriott. Thomas was also 2nd in the 6 Lap and Ollie was 2nd in the Shot, where Samuel Rhodes was 3rd, and 3rd in the SLJ. Nyah Horsley was 2nd in the u11 girls SLJ with Gracie Pell 3rd in the SB. Overall it was another 2nd place for the club cementing our position with 2 matches to go in the new year. (23/12/17)

ML XC FINALE

The final match of this years Mini XC League was held at Moorways on 9th December and saw our u15 boys team take the overall title with Sam Allen taking the 2nd individual overall. In the u15 girls Jasmin Greveson took 3rd place overall. Our top finishers overall in the other age groups were Tom Marriott an agonising 4th in the u13 boys, Macy Helps 6th in the u11 girls and Matt Wood 12th in the u11 boys. On the day the club finished third cementing our 3rd place overall in the league. The u15 boys took the team win on the day with Sam Allen in 2nd, Tom Spencer 4th & Joe Currie 5th and Jasmin Greveson placed 3rd in the u15 girls race. Full results of all matches will be published on the County Website. (12/12/17)

SPORTSHALL MATCH 3

Another runners up spot was secured for the club on 3rd December with wins for both our u13 girls & boys. Max Marriott won the u11 boys Chest Push (CP), Nathanael Gaskin was 2nd in both the 1 & 2 Lap with Matthew Drew 3rd in the 1 Lap. For the u11 girls there were a couple of 2nd places for Izzie Fellows in the CP & Vertical High Jump (VHJ) and Evelyn Sas was 3rd in both the 1 Lap & Standing Triple Jump (STJ). In the u13 girls there was a 1-2 in the 2 Lap for Hannah Moody & Missy Briddon, Missy was also 2nd in the VHJ with Alicia Proctor & Lily Baines both 3rd in the STJ & Shot respectively. Ollie Gratton won the u13 boys Shot with Harrison Davies-Bowler in 3rd, Ollie was also 3rd in the STJ as was Harrison in the VHJ and James Foot was 3rd in the 2 Lap. Leah Proctor won the u15 girls 2 Lap & was 2nd in the 4 Lap where Aoife Thompson was 3rd. Aoife was also 3rd in the VHJ as was Layla Brough in the Shot. In the u15 boys events Luke Ambrosioni was 2nd in the STJ & Alex Hodgson was 3rd in the 4 Lap. In the relays there were wins for the u11 boys and u13 girls. Full results will be published on the County website; http://derbyshireathletics.org.uk/ (9/12/17)

NORTH MIDS @ HEANOR

Our u15 & u17 male teams again dominated proceedings at match 3 of 4 of the league held at Shipley Park on 2nd December. Alex Ediker led the u17 men’s team in 2nd place followed by Will Tighe in 5th & Ewan Spencer in 10th making up the team, also in the race were Jacob Buckley & Alex Kirkland in 14th & 15th respectively, Jacob Cousins in 18th & Elliott Meylan 19th. For the u15 boys Sam Allen was 3rd with Joe Currie & Tom Spencer 5th & 6th respectively. Also in the u15 boys race were Harry Cocking in 27th & Finlay Grant 34th. In 3rd place in the u17 women’s race was Louise Cocking, Jasmin Greveson was 10th in the u15 girls, Keyon Greveson was 12th in the u13 boys & Lyz Evans was 89th in the senior women’s race. (3/12/17)

MINI XC LEAGUE

Match 2 was held at Tupton on 25th Nov and saw another convincing win for our u15 boys team with Sam Allen finishing 3rd, Tom Spencer 4th & Joe Currie 5th. Also in this race were Oscar Cousins in 6th, Isaac Helps 11th, Finlay Grant 14th & Harry Cocking in 16th. Our u11 boys team of Matt Wood (13th), Will Brown (17th) & Callum Stowell (18th) were 3rd and Connor Dawson also ran finishing in 25th place. In the u15 girls race Jasmin Greveson was 4th & Keira Westbury 12th, for the u13 boys Tom Marriott was 5th with Dillon Dymond Hitchen 18th and in the u11 girls Nyah Horsley was 6th with Macy Helps 9th. Sophia Walters & Alicia Proctor were 18th & 19th respectively in the u13 girls race. (30/11/17)

SPORTSHALL MATCH 2

A much improved turn out at this match meant a comfortable 2nd place on the day and only 41 points behind the winners, AVEAC. Congratulations to our u13 boys who won their category. There was a League Record for Hannah Moody in the u13 girls 4 Lap race and she also won the 2 Lap event. Also in the u13 girls events Missy Briddon won the Standing Long Jump (SLJ), Alicia Proctor was 3rd in the 4 Lap as was Lily Baines in both the Shot & Speed Bounce (SB). In the u13 boys events there was a 1-2 for Thomas Marriott & Thomas Bettney in the 4 Lap, Ben Pitts won the Shot with Ollie Gratton 3rd, Thomas Bettney took another runner up spot in the SB where Reuben Sas was 3rd and James Foot took 2nd in the SLJ & 3rd in the 2 Lap. Max Marriott & Nathanael Gaskin were winners for the u11 boys in the SB & 3 Lap respectively, Callum Stowell was =2nd in the 1 Lap & =3rd in the 3 Lap, Nathanael was in action again in the Hi-Stepper where he was 3rd and Joe Streets was 3rd in the SLJ. Leah Proctor won the u15 girls 2 Lap and then teamed up with Jasmin Greveson for 3rd in the Parlauf, Danielle Hutchinson took the SLJ, Layla Brough was 2nd in the Shot & Jasmin was back in action with 3rd in the SB. For the u15 boys Isaac Helps won the SB & teamed up with Alex Hodgson for 3rd in the Parlauf. Isabelle Fellows and Evelyn Sas were =2nd in the u11 girls SB. Full results can be found here; http://www.sportshall.org/resultsfixtures/results/county-league-results (16/11/17)

NORTH MIDS MATCH 2

The second event of the 4 match series was held in Corby on 11th November and saw the club bag a couple of 3rd places in the u17 races; Louise Cocking for the women & Will Tighe for the men. In the men’s race we also took the team event with Alex Ediker in 6th & Jacob Buckley 8th being the other scorers though also in that race were Jacob Cousins in 12th, Elliott Meylan 13th & Alex Kirkland 15th. In the u17 women’s race Rebecca Hattersley was 23rd. The u15 boys team also took a convincing team win with Sam Allen 4th, Joe Currie 9th & Oscar Cousins 10th. Also in the u15 boys race were Tom Spencer in 12th, Yusuf Izhac 22nd, Finlay Grant 28th & Harry Cocking in 34th. In 117th place in the senior race was Lyz Evans who took 3rd place n the v60 category. Full results are at http://www.northmidsxcleague.co.uk/ (12/11/17)

NATIONAL XC RELAYS

Held in Mansfield on 4th November the club had 6 teams in action led by the u15 boys team of Sam Allen, Joe Currie & Oscar Cousins who were 26th with our B team of Harry Cocking, Isaac Helps & Yusuf Izhac in 85th. In 33rd place were our u17 men's A team of Will Tighe, Jacob Buckley & Elliott Meylan with our C team of Alex Ediker, Harry Mustafa and Mikey Broomhead finishing in 49th ahead of the B team of Alex Kirkland, Michael Brown & Jacob Cousins in 52nd. Louise Cocking, Faith Clark & Rebecca Hattersley combined for 61st in the u17 women's race. (5/11/17)

SPORTSHALL MATCH 1

In a very close match we ended up in third place, mainly due to a lack of u15’s, with some excellent individual performances. Hannah Moody took the 2 Lap race for the u13 girls as well as 2nd in the 6 Lap. Thomas Marriott won the u13 boys 6 Lap with Thomas Bettney in 3rd and Ollie Gratton also took 3rd place in the Shot. In the u15 boys category Luke Ambrosioni finished 1st in the Standing Triple Jump and was 3rd in the 2 Lap, Alex Hodgson made an excellent debut with 3rd in the 4 Lap. Leah Proctor took a couple of 2nd’s in the u15 girls 2 & 4 Lap and then 3rd place in the Shot. For the u11 girls Macie Sandelands was 2nd in the 2 Lap & Fame Webb was 3rd in the Chest Push. Max Marriott was 2nd in the u11 boys Chest Push and Joe Streets & Matthew Drew took 3rd places in the Standing Triple Jump & 2 Lap respectively. (31/10/17)

MINI LEAGUE XC

At the first of this year's 3 Mini League cross country events,held in Buxton on 28th October, our u15 boys team were a dominant force with Sam Allen 2nd, Tom Spencer 3rd & Dan Brown in 5th taking the team event by 12 points. Also in that race were Yusuf Izhac in 7th, Isaac Helps 9th in and Harry Cocking 11th. Jasmin Greveson took 3rd place in the u15 girls race as was Keyon Greveson in the u13 boys who along with Thomas Marriott (8th) & Sam Rhodes (15th) were 2nd team. Macy Helps was 5th in the u11 girls event with Hannah Rhodes 9th. In the u13 girls race Lucy Graham was 9th, Sophia Walters 12th & Alicia Proctor 13th for 4th placed team. Our u11 boys were also 4th with Daniel Bennett 11th, Matt Wood 12th & Connor Dawson 15th. The club were third overall and we're hoping that home advantage in the next fixture on 25th November will help us climb the table. (29/10/17)

NORTH MIDS OPENER

At the first match of the North Midlands Cross Country League at Markeaton Park, Derby on 14th Oct our u15 boys team dominated the team standing taking the win with Sam Allen taking an excellent 3rd place, Oscar Cousins in 5th & Tom Spencer in 8th. Also competing in the u15 race were Joe Currie in 9th, Finlay Grant 35th & Harry Cocking 40th. The u17 men’s team of Will Tighe in 4th, Ewan Spencer 5th & Jacob Buckley 10th finished second by 1 point, Alex Kirkland finished in 13th place, Elliott Meylan 15th & Michael Brown 25th. In the u17 women’s race Louise Cocking finished 5th with Rebecca Hattersley 23rd, Keyon Greveson took 8th place in the u13 boys race with Jasmin Greveson 13th in the u15 girls. (17/10/17)

NATIONAL ROAD RELAYS

Sat 7 Oct saw this years ERRA road relays event take place at Sutton Park, Birmingham. The club had 4 teams in action with our u15 boys A team of Dan Brown, Sam Allen & Joe Currie finish 18th out of the 75 finishing teams, our B team of Oscar Cousins, Finlay Grant & Tom Spencer were 45th. In the u17’s race Will Tighe, Elliott Meylan and Alex Kirkland combined to finish 25th with our B team of Jacob Cousins, Ewan Spencer & Jacob Buckley in 43rd place. (12/10/17)

EAST MIDS VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 29th September the England Athletics East Midlands Volunteer Awards saw Rebecca Conway win the Young Volunteer (14-25) award. Rebecca, 18, has been coaching in the Academy for the last couple of years as well as officiating for the club and helping out with team management, she's done all of this alongside still being a competing athlete. Official of the Year went to Gordon Staines who has been associated with the club for 30 years and has gone on to become one of the UK's top Starters and has worked at both the 2012 Olympics and this years World Champs in London. Details of their nominations can be found here; https://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics-news/east-midlands-volunteer-awards (updated 7/10/17)

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)

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)

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. (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. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 too 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. (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 was able to demonstrate that it currently 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)

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)