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.
FREE OFFICIALS COURSE
On Saturday 29th September the club is hosting a Level 1 Officials course which we're offering free of charge to any club member, and parents, over the age of 14. The Level 1 course will give you a background in field officiating as well as timekeeping and track judging. Following the course to get the qualification you will need to officiate at 2 competitions (there's no obligation to officiate after doing those 2 events and if nothing else it might look good on your CV). The course begins at 9.30am and ends at 2pm and is being held at Tupton Hall School. For more information or to get an enrolment form please speak to or contact Kerry Baker (email@example.com) or Jon Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can download a form from this link and pass it to us; https://www.englandathletics.org/shared/get-file.ashx?id=1158&itemtype=document
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/
STEEL CITY CUP
With our usual league season now over the club has accepted an invite to compete at Spinkhill in the above event on Sunday 9th Sept. The format is a bit of a cross between the mini league and an open meeting with the top 2 club finishers in every event scoring points for the club and the first 3 in an event will get medals. You enter yourselves, it's a bit of end of season fun & profits go to charity. The entry form is available at www.sheffieldfestival.org or https://www.race-results.co.uk/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. The u15 boys also won their relay & due to their times this year they have been invited to compete at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on 18th August. 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.
YDL UPPER REPORT
Although it was mathematically possible for us to stay up before the last of this year’s Upper YDL meetings a 5th placed finish on the day saw us suffer relegation from division 1. As has been the case this season we were blighted by a poor turn out, however, those athletes who did compete put on some great performances and filled in some spaces in unfavoured events. Jacob Ludlam took wins in the u20 High & Triple Jumps and Alex Ediker ran a new pb & club record for 2nd place in the 800m with Jacob Buckley 3rd in the B. Elliott Meylan made a return from injury and was a mere 2 secs outside the club record in the u20 men’s 3000m. Jak Smith took B string wins in the Shot, Discus & High jump with Aaron Jones competing in all 4 throws achieving 3 top 3 placings. Joe Houghton took a couple of 6th place finishes in the u20 men’s sprints. For the u20 women Emma Botham (who competed in all 4 throws) won the Discus where Aimee Fellows won the B (and also won the B shot) and Rebecca Wardle took 2nd spots in the Vault & Javelin. Oliver Dakin dominated the u17 men’s 100m Hurdles & won the 100m with Will Prime taking 3rd places in the 100 & 200 B strings. Ewan Horsley was 2nd in the Vault, Will Tighe was 5th at 400m & 6th at 800m with Sam Allen 5th in the 1500m. Louise Cocking won the u17’s 1500m & was 2nd at 800m where Faith Clark took 4th in the B, Leah Proctor was 3rd in the 100m & 300m but won the B Vault, Danielle Hutchinson & Lois Green were runners up in the Triple Jump & Pole Vault respectively, Natasha Hill took 3rd in the Hammer and Daisy Moulton was 5th in the 80m Hurdles & 200m. Full results can be viewed at http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Fixture%203_UAG_North_East%201.pdf.
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.