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Fixtures 2011



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9th July Northern League - Rotherham 11.30am
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 - Scunthorpe 11.30am


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Club News and Athlete Success


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)


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 (25/6/17)


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 (24/6/17)


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;

For the last match in Middlesborough on 15th July we need u15 team managers (one for the boys and another for the girls) due to Jon Baker being on holiday. The team will have been selected and declared, it will just be a matter of handing out numbers and making alterations on the day. For further details or to offer your support please speak to Jon Baker at training or email on (20/6/17)


The Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) are welcoming applications from Derbyshire sportsmen and women. All athletes who hope to be part of the programme for 2017–18 need to apply during the current window. Applications close on 7th July. The application form is online Key criteria and standards are given on the DIS website. All athletes must be currently performing in the U17 age group and above as a minimum requirement. There are currently 11 Derbyshire athletes receiving additional services such as physiotherapy, strength and conditioning support via the DIS bases across the county. (20/6/17)



This years Summer Camp will take place the week commencing 14th August, it's a little later than usual due to other events taking place at the school. 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. (19/6/17)


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)


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)


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)


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)  


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) 


Our seniors secured fourth place at the match in Hull on 4th June in what proved to be a very strong match. There were wins in the first event of the day for Chris Price in the men’s pole vault & Vicky Price for the women where Rebecca Conway took the B. Emma Botham took the Discus and Lauren Hill won the Javelin with Rebecca Wardle winning the B. There were further top 3 finishes in the A string events for George Dave (400H), Dan Burdett in the Javelin (where Mark Beer won the B), Mark in the Shot, Long & Triple Jumps, Lydia Creswell in the 400m, Louise Cocking (1500m), Lauren Hill in the Hammer & Rebecca Conway in the Triple Jump. Full results are at (6/6/17)


It was a very close match in Scuthorpe on 28th May for our u17/20 athletes with us finishing only 4 points behind Rotherham (with the results set to be scrutinised), which will leave us at the top of the table at the half way point in the league. There were A string wins for Joe Walker, Alex Ediker, Jacob Buckley, Amy Botham, Rebecca Conway, Louise Cocking, Emma Botham, Lauren Hill, Jak Smith, Will Prime, Oliver Dakin, Alex Kirkland & Will Tighe. There were also many B string wins and most performances made the top 3. Full results will be published at (we're in the Northern region, Division East 1). (29/5/17)


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)


Match 2 the club take another second place though it was a very tight match with both Derby & High Peak only just behind us with AVEAC well ahead with the win. There were a couple of event winners in the u13 girls; Lily Baines in the Javelin & Emily Rogers in the High Jump where Hannah Moody was 2nd. Hannah was also the runner up in both the 100 & 200m races and in the Shot there was a 3rd place for Viktoria Jelonkievicz. Matthew Drew & Nathanael Gaskin were 3rd in the u11 boys 150m & 80m respectively and for the u11 girls Isabelle Fellows was third in the Howler throw. Thomas Marriott took 2nd in the u13 boys Hurdles, Oliver Gratton was also a runner up in the Shot & James Foot was 3rd in the Long Jump. In the u15 events Daisy Moulton was 2nd in the Hurdles for the girls & for the boys Nathan Whyatt was 2nd in the Shot/3rd in the Javelin with third places for Oscar Cousins in the 1500m & Will Foot in the High Jump. Full results will be published at (27/5/17)


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)


Alicia Barrett was selected for the GB u20 team for the annual match between Loughborough Students, England, Scotland, Wales, Great Britain Juniors & a British Universities team. Racing in the 100m Hurdles Alicia was just outside her British Record in finishing second in a time of 13.18secs, her 2nd fastest time ever. (22/5/17)


Although there was another 6th place finish for the Club there were a number of fine individual performances at Bebington on 20th May. There was a return from injury for Danielle Hutchinson who won the u15 girls Long Jump, Lois Green was also a winner in taking the u15g Pole Vault. Also in the u15 girls there were top 3 places in the A strings for Rhianna Keighley in the Discus, Leah Proctor in the Hammer & Hattie Seddon in the Javelin. In the u13 boys there was a 2nd place for Keyon Greveson with an excellent paced 1500m, Hannah Moody had a trio of top 3's in the u13g 150m, High & Long Jumps with Lily Baines 2nd in the Javelin and for the u15 boys Oscar Cousins in the 800m, Dan Brown (1500m) & Nathan Whyatt in the Discus all finished in the first 3 (all A String performances). In the B events there were wins for Joe Currie in the u15b 1500m, Layla Brough & Leah Proctor in the u15g Javelin & Pole Vault respectively and Alicia Proctor in the u13g 800m. Full results can be found on the league website; (21/5/17)


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)


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)


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)


The first of this years matches in Division East 1 of the Northern region for u17 & 20 athletes was held at Spinkhill on 30th April and saw the club race into the lead and take the match by almost 30 points. Elsbeth Grant smashed the club record in the u17 women's 3000m and posted an English Schools qualifying mark for good measure, Louise Cocking took the B. Also in record breaking form was Emma Botham in winning both the Discus & Shot, Aimee Fellows won the B string Shot & Lauren Hill the Discus. Lauren went on to dominate the Hammer then smash the club record in the Javelin with Rebecca Wardle winning the B. Rebecca & Chloe Wild took the A & B Pole Vaults. In the u17 men's events there was a triple win for Oliver Dakin in the 100m Hurdles, 100m & 200m, Will Prime won the B 100m, in the 800m Jacob Buckley just pipped Alex Ediker with the boys taking the A & B string wins, Alex Kirkland & Alex Ediker won the A and B 1500m with Alex Kirland also winning the 3000m where Elliott Meylan won the B. Another A and B double came in the 1500m Steeplechase for Jacob Cousins, who broke the club record, and Michael Brown. In the u17 men's field events Joe Houghton won the Pole Vault & Aaron Jones the Javelin. There was a double win in the u20 women's 100m Hurdles & the Pole Vault for Rebecca Conway and Charlotte Hickin broke the club record to take the High Jump. Todd Webster won the u20 men's 110m Hurdles as well as the High Jump. In the relays there were wins for the u20 men's 4x400m & u17 men's 4x100m. Results can be found at (4/5/17)


Personal bests galore were set at the first match of this year's Mini League at Moorways Stadium, Derby on 29th April. There was a win for Nathanael Gaskin in the u11 boys 80m which he followed up with a 2nd place in the 150m. Continuing with the u11 boys Sam Rosling took third in the 600m, Alfie Snell did likewise in the Howler & the boys were third in their relay. For the u11 girls Isabelle Fellows won the Howler and was 2nd in the High Jump. Lily Baines was 2nd in the u13 girls Hurdles & the Discus and in the Shot Ella Laban was third. In the u13 girls sprints there were a couple of 2nd place finishes for Hannah Moody (who also took third in the Long Jump) & Missy Briddon was 3rd in the 100m; the girls were second in their relay. Thomas Marriott was second in the u13 boys Hurdles. Joe Currie dominated the u15 boys 800m with Oscar Cousins in 2nd, Joe took 2nd in the Long Jump, Nathan Whyatt took third places in the Shot & Discus, Nathan Gavaghan was also 3rd in the 100m and the relay team took second place. Layla Brough was a winner in the u15 girls Shot and took third place in the Discus where Rhianna Keighley was 2nd, Rhianna was also 3rd in the Shot. There were a number of 3rd places for the u15 girls on the track; Daisy Moulton in the Hurdles, Leah Proctor in the 100m & Lizzie Webster in the 800m. Overall we finished in second place behind AVEAC. Full results can be found at (4/5/17)


There were a number of fine performances in the first match of this years Lower YDL (for u13 & 15 athletes), which was held on Sat 22nd April at Sprinkhill. On the track Oscar Cousins dominated the u15 boys 800m from the gun and in the B race Yusuf Izhac also won. In the pole vault Will Foot took top honours in the u15 boys as did Lois Green in the u15 girls with Leah Proctor winning the B. Nathan Whyatt comfortably won the u15 boys javelin with Harry Snell taking the B event. A big thank you to all of the athletes who competed and in particular to those who offered to fill unfamiliar events on the day; Emily Rodgers & Alicia Proctor in the u13 girls hurdles, Dan Brown warming up for his 1500m with a long jump and Finlay Grant in the discus and long jump. Full results can be viewed at (25/4/17)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


Today was the final Sportshall match for this season. We as a club are extremely proud of all those that have competed this winter season. The final match did not disappoint with some of the closest races we've seen all season. In the u11 boys James Foot took 1st place, with 2nd for Oliver Gratton and 3rd for Thomas Bettney in the 1 lap! Thomas was also second in the Speed Bounce and James 3rd in the Standing Long Jump and Speed Bounce. For the girls there were 3rd places for Olivia Streets in the Hi Stepper and Missy Briddon in the Standing Long Jump. Both our U11 relay teams were 2nd.

In the u13 girls Hannah Moody claimed 2nd in the 2 lap and was joined by Jasmin Greveson to take 3rd in the 8 lap paarlauf. In the u13 boys Luke Ambrosioni was 2nd in the Standing Long Jump and 3rd in the 2 lap and Speed Bounce, with just 1 bounce between him and Wil Foot in 4th place. Wil was also 1st in the Standing Long Jump and was joined by Keyon Greveson to take 3rd in the 8 lap paarlauf. Nathan Whyatt was 1st in the shot put. The boys relay team took first place in a great race and the girls came 3rd. Unfortunately, having battled all season for some of our u15 boys to compete, we did not have one entry in this age group. We were also light in the u15 girls, but had some great performances from Leah Proctor, who was 2nd in the 2 lap and 3rd in the shot put and Hannah Whyatt was 1st in the Speed Bounce and 2nd in the Standing Long Jump both girls were in the relay taking 3rd place.

Well done to all the athletes who have competed over 2016/2017 and thank you to everyone who has supported us, including officials, judges, time keepers and parents. We are now looking forward to the Track and Field Season, with the first Mini League competition (which is the outdoor equivalent of Sportshall) being held on 29th April. (12/2/17)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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 (15/1/17)


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) 


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)


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)


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)



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)


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)


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) 


Todd Webster contested his second ever Decathlon ay Bedford on the 20th/21st August and improved his best by over 400 points. On the first day Todd pb'd in his first 4 events; 100m, LJ, Shot & HJ to end up in 5th place overnight, however, he dropped back to 8th after the first event of day 2 which is where he finished after his 10 events. Todd's overall pb meant he gained the Silver medal in the Northern Championships. (23/8/16)


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)


Forget the Olympic athletics the excitement was all in Middlesbrough for the Northern u13/15/17 Champs on the 13/14 August with our very own Super Saturday. The first gold medal of the weekend for the Club was won by Joe Currie in the u13 boys 800m where he tracked the leader throughout the race until unleashing his kick with 80m to go to take the race in a new Club record of 2:17.12. Another gold on the Saturday was secured by Oliver Dakin in the u15 boys 80m hurdles in 11.44secs, a win by over half a second. On the Sunday it was Will Tighe’s turn to take centre stage, he took gold the u15 boys 1500m in 4:15.35 for a two second win over his rivals. Further medals were secured on the Saturday by Todd Webster with a bronze in the u17 men’s pole vault and Lauren Hill who had kicked things off in the morning with bronze in the u17 women’s hammer. It was a busy Saturday for Joe, Ollie and Todd with Joe finishing 4th in the 200m, Ollie was 3rd in his heats of both the 100m & 200m and Todd finished 4th in the high jump. On the Sunday Natasha Hill took 5th in the u15 girls hammer with a huge pb & Lauren Hill returned in the javelin for 4th place. (15/8/16)


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)


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).


Alicia Barrett led the way at the ESAA Championships, held at Gateshead Stadium on 8/9th July, with the Gold medal in the Senior Girls 100m Hurdles. Battling a head wind Alicia comfortably took the win in 13.67 secs and now heads to the World Junior Championships in Poland which start on the 19th July. Twin sister Ella battled to the Silver medal position in the 400m in 55.58 secs. In the Junior Boys events Oliver Dakin just missed out on a medal with 4th position in the 80m Hurdles with a time of 11.69 secs. Will Tighe took 9th in the 1500m final, having set a pb of 4:13.51 in his heat where he had qualified automatically in 4th. The Intermediate Girls saw Lauren Hill set a pb of 55.74m in the Hammer with Emma Botham finishing in 6th in the Discus with 36.19m. (9/7/16)


Three of the Club's athletes travelled to Sportcity, Manchester for the Northern u20/senior Championships on 11/12th June and all came away with medals. Ella Barrett secured two Golds by winning the u20w 400m on day 1 in a pb of 55.37secs and then returned on day 2 to take the 200m in 24.35secs. Alicia also won two medals with a Gold in the u20w 100m in a pb of 11.98secs before stepping up an age group to compete against Olympic Gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill in the senior 100m Hurdles. Alicia was beaten by Jess, however, she ran a pb of 13.84secs for the Silver medal. Vicky Price competed in the senior women's Pole Vault securing the Bronze medal with a best height of 2.80m. (13/6/16)


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)


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)


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)


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)



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)