NORTH MIDS XC LEAGUE
There were wins for our u15 boys and u17 men's teams together with an excellent 2nd place for Louise Cocking in the u17 women's race on Saturday 13th October at the first of this winter's four North Midlands League matches. For the u17 men Sam Allen placed third followed by Tom Spencer in 4th & Oscar Cousins in 5th making up the team. Ewan Spencer also competed in the race finishing in 6th. The u15 boys team was headed by Joe Currie in 6th along with Finlay Grant and Harry Cocking in 8th & 9th respectively. Keyon Greveson was 24th in the u15 boys race.
There was a 7th place for Jasmin Greveson in the u15 girls race, Dan Cresswell was 65th in the Senior men & Lyz Evans was 128th in the Senior women's event. A full set of results can be found at http://northmidsxcleague.co.uk/
This year's presentation evening will be held on Friday 16th November, now at the Olde House, Newbold. Doors open at 7.30pm and award winners notified shortly. Please note that food is not being organised by the club this year.
ENGLISH ROAD RELAY CHAMPS
Saturday 6th October saw the national road relays held at Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield. In the u17 men's race our team of Ewan Spencer, Will Tighe & Sam Allen were 19th. Our u15 boys team of Joe Currie, Finlay Grant & Isaac Helps finished 31st.
INDOOR OPEN MEETINGS
For anybody looking for track & field open meetings over the winter Northern Athletics hold 2 competitions at the EIS in Sheffield; Nov 17th & 1st Dec. Further details can be found at https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/
There is a further meeting at the EIS organised by the Notts AAA, this is on the 25th Nov and details can be found here; http://www.nottsaaa.org/. This meeting includes a Quadkids event for u11's and u13's.
SCHOOLS SILVER FOR EDIKER
Congratulations to Alex Ediker who took the Silver medal at the English Schools Fell Running Championships held in Settle in the Yorkshire Dales on the 23rd September. Alex was racing in the year 12/13 (under 19's) category.
SUNDAY COACHING SESSIONS
Starting this Sunday, 30th September, we will be running additional weekly sessions. We are offering a throws session, a jumps session & Dan will be offering an extra session for his hurdlers/sprinters. If you're interested in any of these sessions then please speak to Angie, Jo or Shane in the Academy or if you're in Dan's group speak to him, or you can just turn up on the day. The sessions will run from 10-12 and the usual £2.50 training fee will be payable at each session.
NORTHERN ROAD RELAYS
Sunday 23rd Sept saw the annual road relays in Manchester where we were represented by 3 teams. Our top finishing team were our u17 men who were 10th with Will Tighe leading off, followed by Ewan Spencer then Michael Brown. Will’s time for the lap was the 10th quickest of the race. Joe Currie, Finlay Grant & Harry Cocking combined in the u15 boys race for 14th place. In the u17 women’s race our team of Louise Cocking, Faith Clark & Rebecca Hattersley finished 18th with Louise clocking the 7th fastest lap of the race.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS COMBINED EVENTS FINAL
Two of the club’s athletes qualified to compete at the champs, held in Bedford over the weekend of 15/16th Sept, by virtue of their performances at the Midland championships back in June. Gregory Davidson set a new pb in finishing 20th in the Inter boys Octathlon with his score of 4192 points being a 300 point improvement on his previous performance. Greg also set pb’s in the Hurdles, the High & Long Jumps as well as the Discus & Javelin. Luke Ambrosioni took on the Junior boys Pentathlon finishing in 28th place with a score of 2338 points which was only a few points behind the club record he set in June. Luke’s performances included pb’s in the Shot & 800m.
STEEL CUP SUCCESS
Congratulations to all who competed at the Steel City Cup at Spinkhill on 9th Sept as we were run away winners of the trophy. A full set of results can be found on the event website, http://www.sheffieldfestival.org/results.htm, or on P10. This coming Tuesday, 18th Sept, we're trying to get together as many members of the team for a photo with the trophy.
Derbyshire finished 3rd at the annual u13/15 Inter Counties match which this year was held in Nottingham on 8th Sept. A number of club athletes were selected and acquitted themselves excellently; Joe Currie won the u15 boys 1500m with Luke Ambrosioni also a winner, of the long jump, a runner up in the A hurdles event & 3rd in the B high jump. Nathan Gavaghan was 5th in the 100m A, 2nd in the 300m B & 4th in the 200m B.
Missy Briddon was 5th in both the u13 girls 100m & 200m A events with Olivia Allen 5th in the 200m B. Melissa Humphreys was 7th in the A high jump with Isabelle Fellows 3rd in the B & 5th in the B shot. James Foot was 2nd for the u13 boys in the B hurdles, Jacob Peers-Wain was 5th in the B high jump and Callum Stowell was 6th in the B shot. There was a runner up spot in the B high jump for u15 Hannah Moody & Layla Brough was 3rd in the B javelin. Full results can be viewed here; http://www.notts-minileague.co.uk/Track-field-files/Year%202018/Junior%20Inter-Counties-Results-2018-issue-2.pdf
Having finished 2nd in his heat Oliver Dakin went on to take 7th place in the final of the u17 men's 100m Hurdles, in a time of 13.74 seconds, at the England Athletics u15/17 Championships in Bedford on 26th August.
CP WORLD GAMES
Two of the club’s athletes were in action in Barcelona from the 9–11th August at the Cerebral Palsy International Sport & Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games. Cathy Booth won a Silver Medal in the F37 category Javelin and finished 4th in the Discus & 5th in the Shot. Orla Conneely made her international debut at the event and took a Bronze Medal in the 400m for Race Runners in a huge pb. Orla also finished 5th in the 100m.
BIRMINGHAM DIAMOND LEAGE
Our u15 boys were invited to compete at the Alexander Stadium on 18th Aug in the Club Connect 4x100m relays which were held just before the main event. Our team of Nathan Gavaghan, Joe Currie, Thomas Marriott & Harry Cocking finished 7th in 52.59secs. Alicia Barrett finished 5th in the 100mH in 13.56secs.
It was Super Sunday for the club's athletes at the Northern Athletics u13/15/17 Championships held in Liverpool on 11/12th Aug. Oliver Dakin comfortably took the u17 men's 100m Hurdles title having competed in the 100m heats earlier in the day & in the 200m heats on Saturday. Will Foot equalled his pb in taking Silver in the u15 boys Pole Vault and was followed in the u15 girls Vault with a Bronze for Hannah Moody. Joe Currie was unlucky to not sneak a medal in the u15 boys 1500m but finished an agonising 4th and Lois Green was 5th in the u17 women's Pole Vault.
NORTHERN LEAGUE RESULTS
There were some fantastic performances for the team at the last match of the season in Rotherham on 4th Aug but it was unfortunately not enough to save us from relegation bringing to an end our 5 year stay in Division 2. Winners on the day were Rebecca Wardle in the Pole Vault & Lauren Hill (who did 5 individual events) in the Javelin but Campbell Menzies did the 400H, 800 & 3000s/c in an hour then added the 1500m later in the day, Jacob Ludlam did 5 events, Leah Proctor did a sprint triple as did Joe Houghton who also picked up a pole up for the first time in 12 months. Kat Scott did 3 jumps events & the sprint hurdles, Lois Green competed in both hurdles events, Louise Cocking doubled up in the 800 & 1500m and Aimee Fellows did 3 throwing events. Dan Burdett competed in 7 events with an injured Mark Beer competing in just the 4 throws. Steve Gascoyne's return to the track this year has seen him improve steadily & he's taken 30 seconds off his season's best in the steeple & then ran both the 1500m & 5k. Rebecca Hattersley did the 800, 400 & HJ and Daisy Moulton made her senior debut in the shorter sprints. Congratulations to Derby AC who won the league and the full results can be seen here (we're Div 2EC); https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/league-results-2018/
YDL LOWER SAFETY
Match 4 of the league for u13 & 15 athletes was held at Doncaster on 21st July and it saw us finish in 3rd place on the day to cement our third place in the league at the end of the season. There was a win for Nathan Gavaghan in the u15 boys 200m with Joe Currie winning the 1500m & Luke Ambrosioni the Hurdles. Hannah Moody won the u15 girls 300m with Layla Brough taking the Javelin. For the u13 boys James Foot won the Hurdles & Ollie Gratton the Shot. Isobelle Fellows was our only winner in the u13 girls, taking the Javelin. Full results are at; http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Final%204_LAG_North_East%201.pdf
MINI LEAGUE FINALE
Saturday 28th July saw the last of this years Mini League matches and as in the previous 3 matches we finished 2nd behind Amber Valley & Erewash AC who were the league champions. There was success, however, for our u11 boys who won their category on the day & overall; Nathanael Gaskin won the 600m with Mackenzie Crowther second & Mackenzie was also a runner up in the High Jump, Seth Lowe was also 2nd in the 80m where Tyler Booth was 3rd, Seth was also 2nd in the 150m with Nathanael 3rd. Luke Ambrosioni was a double winner for the u15 boys, in the 100m & Shot. Isaac Helps & Thomas Marriott were 2nd & 3rd on the Hurdles with Thomas also 3rd in the 300m. In the 1500m Finlay Grant was 2nd & there were 3rd places for Isaac in the Javelin and Luke in the High Jump.
Matthew Taylor was another double winner for the u13 boys, in the 100m & 200m with Ollie Gratton 2nd in both events. Ollie won the Shot, Matthew was 3rd in the Long Jump & Jacob Peers-Wain was 3rd in the Hurdles. Lottie Hall won the u13 girls Javelin with Isabelle Fellows 2nd, however, Isabelle won the Shot. Charlotte Staniland & Melissa Humphreys were 2nd & 3rd in the 100m and Charlotte was 3rd in the 200m with Lucy Graham also finishing 3rd in the Hurdles. There was a Javelin win for Layla Brough for the u15 girls, Jasmin Greveson was 2nd in the 1500m as was Hannah Moody in the 300m & Lily Moulton was 3rd in the Hurdles. Delilah McGregor & Ellie Oscroft were 2nd & 3rd in the u11 girls 150m with Ellie also 3rd in the 80m & Megan Nichols was third in the Long Jump.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS REPORT
Will Foot struck an excellent silver medal at the English Schools at Birmingham on 13/14th July. Will finished 2nd in the Junior boys Pole Vault with a best height of 3.65m. There were also some near misses for the club's athletes; Emma Botham was 4th in the Senior girls Discus with a best throw of 39.25m and in the Inter boys 100m Hurdles Oliver Dakin was also 4th in a time of 13.58 seconds. Lauren Hill was 5th in the Senior girls Hammer with a personal best throw of 49.44m. Louise Cocking, making her English Schools debut, came 9th in the Inter girls 3000m final in a time of 10:37.48. Luke Ambrosioni was 10th in the Junior boys Long Jump with a leap of 5.83, just 3cm shy of his best. In the Senior boys 1500m Alex Ediker ran 3:57.41 for 7th in his heat to just miss out on the final.
BRITISH TITLE FOR BARRETT
Congratulations to Alicia Barrett who has taken the British senior champs 100m hurdles title in a time of 13.28 seconds into a -.5 headwind. Alicia is targeting selection for the European champs in Berlin in August & returned on Sunday to finish 3rd in her 200m heat, narrowly missing out on the final. Twin sister Ella was also in 200m action, finishing 5th in her heat.