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Fixtures 2011

Date

Competition

Start Time

30th June Derbyshire Track & Field Mini League - Derby 10am
1st July YDL Upper - Middlesbrough 11.15am
8th July Northern League - Lincoln 11.30am
21st July YDL Lower - Doncaster 11.30am
28th July Derbyshire Track & Field Mini League - Derby 10am
4th August Northern League - Rotherham 11.30am
CLUB NOTICES

40th ANNIVERSARY

The Club will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1978 with a grand reunion for all who have been connected with the Club, to be held at Chesterfield Panthers RUFC Clubhouse, 2012 Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 9BF from 2 - 6pm on Sunday 24 June 2018

All past & present members, parents, supporters and anybody else who may have been associated with the club in any capacity are welcome.





Club News and Athlete Success


40TH ANNIVERSARY - GRAND REUNION

The Club will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1978 with a Grand Reunion, for all who have been connected with the Club over the years, to be held at Chesterfield Panthers RUFC Clubhouse, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 9BF from 2 - 6pm on Sunday 24 June 2018

Please come along and meet  your old coaches, fellow athletes, friends and acquaintances, and reminisce over a drink. Food will be available to purchase. No need to confirm or send apologies - just turn up if you can. Ample free car-parking. (20/6/18)

YDL LOWER MATCH 3

A third place finish was achieved by the club at Rotherham today so with 1 match to go we sit 3rd out of 5 in the table. In the u15 boys events Will Foot extended his pb in the Pole Vault to 3.65m in winning that event. There were also wins for Nathan Gavaghan & James Douglas in the A & B 200m, Joe Currie in the 800m and Luke Ambrosioni in the Hurdles, LJ & HJ. Ollie Gratton won the u13 boys Shot & Isabelle Fellows and Lottie Hall won the A & B Javelin competitions for the u13 girls. Rhianna Keighley & Hannah Moody were winners for the u15 girls in the Hammer & Pole vault respectively with Alicia Proctor taking the B string Vault. We will publish a link to the full results when they go on the YDL website. (17/6/18)

ENGLAND CHAMPS

Alicia Barrett took a Silver & a Bronze medal at Bedord in the England u23 Champs on 17th June. Alicia took 2nd place in her specialist event, the 100m Hurdles, and also took 3rd place in the 200m, the latter in a pb time. Also racing in the 200m was Ella Barrett who was 5th. (17/6/18)

MASON TROPHY

The schools inter counties were held in Birmingham on 16th June with those who finished in the top 2 in the Junior & Inter age groups at the county schools being invited to compete for Derbyshire against 9 other counties. Oliver Dakin won the inter boys 100m Hurdles in a pb & Louise Cocking ran a pb in winning a silver medal in the inter girls 3000m. Joe Currie was 5th overall in the junior boys 1500m, Leah Proctor was 8th in the inter girls 300m, Nathan Gavaghan was the 12th quickest in the junior boys 100m, Sam Allen was 17th in the inter boys 1500m & in 15th in the inter girls 80m Hurdles was Lydia Cresswell. On the field there was a silver medal for Hannah Moody in the junior girls Pole Vault & Lois Green won bronze in the inter girls event. Natasha Hill finished 7th in the inter girls Hammer, Luke Ambrosioni was 8th in the junior boys High Jump and Eloise Jones was 9th in the inter girls Triple Jump. (17/6/18)

COUNTY SCHOOLS CHAMPS

The Derbyshire Country Schools Champs were held in Derby on 9th June and saw a number of Championship Best Performances set by the club's athletes. Will Foot & Hannah Moody set new marks in the Junior boys & girls Pole Vault competitions, Oliver Dakin did likewise in the Intermediate 100m Hurdles & in the Senior girls events Lauren Hill & Emma Botham set new records in the Hammer & Discus respectively.

In the Junior boys events Joe Currie won the 1500m, Luke Ambrosioni did likewise in the High Jump and Nathan Gavaghan earned a Silver medal in the 100m. Emily Rogers took Junior girls bronze in the High Jump as did Lily Baines in the Javelin. Charlotte Hickin & Aimee Fellows won the Senior girls High Jump & Shot respectively & there was a silver for Rebecca Wardle in the Javelin. Alex Ediker took the Senior boys 1500m title. Another 1500m winner was Sam Allen in the Inter boys where Tom Spencer was 2nd in the 3000m & Oscar Cousins took Bronze in the 800m. Eloise Jones, Louise Cocking, Natasha Hill & Lois Green were all gold medal winners in the Inter girls events in the Triple Jump, 3000m, Hammer & Pole Vault respectively, Leah Proctor took a silver in the 300m as did Lydia Cresswell in the 80m Hurdles where Elfie Burn took bronze. (12/6/18)

AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ella Barrett won senior women’s Gold in the 200m at the Northern Champs in Manchester on 10th June. Ella’s time of 24.59secs was a seasons best. Aimee Fellows took u20 Bronze in the Discus at the Midland Champs with a new pb of 31.73m and also placed 5th in the Shot. (12/6/18)

MINI LEAGUE MATCH 2

Saturday 2nd June saw match 2 of this years Mini League Track & Field League with the club securing another excellent second place. Our u11 boys were in excellent form in winning their age group with Nathanael Gaskin winning the 150m plus a 2nd in the 80m & Seth Lowe taking 3rd place in both of those events. Mackenzie Crowther took 2nd in the 600m  as well as 3rd in the High Jump & Alex Currie was 2nd in the Howler with the boys also winning their relay.

In the u13 girls events Missy Briddon won the sprint double, with Olivia Allen 2nd in the 200m & Viktoria Jelonkiewcz 3rd in the 100m, a position Viktoria also took in the Hurdles. Another winner in this age group was Isabelle Fellows in the Javelin. Ollie Gratton won the u13 boys Shot & was 3rd in the 100m and James Foot was 2nd in the Hurdles & 3rd in the Long Jump. Joe Currie dominated the u15 boys 1500m from the gun & also took 2nd in the Shot, a position also occupied by Luke Ambrosioni in the High Jump and Nathan Gavaghan in the 300m.

Gracie Pell & Evie-Gray Whitworth were 2nd & 3rd in the u11 girls Long Jump with Meghan Nichols taking 3rd place in both the 80m & Howler. Layla Brough took 2nd in the Javelin & 3rd in the Shot for the u15 girls with Lily Baines finishing 3rd in the Javelin. There were also 3rd places for Lily Moulton & Hannah Moody in the Hurdles & 300m respectively. Full results will be published on http://derbyshireathletics.org.uk/ under the Mini League banner. (7/6/18)

NORTHERN LEAGUE

A last place finish in Match 2 leaves us 5th overall and with it all to do in the final 2 matches of the season to preserve our position in Division 2. Connor McQuade took win's in the 200m & 400m, the latter in a new pb & club record. Emma Botham & Lauren Hill took wins in the women's throws, the Discus & Javelin respectively and Mark Beer had his usual busy day with 7 events, winning the Javelin & Pole Vault. Full results can be seen at https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=234468  (5/6/18)

YDL UPPER IN SHEFFIELD

We still await a copy of the final results from this match which include the abandoned steeplechase events & officials points, however, for those events which did take place the results can be found here; http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Round%202_North_East%201_UAG.pdf. There were wins on the day for Jacob Ludlam in the u20 men’s High Jump with Jak Smith winning the B and Jacob also won the Triple. In the u20 women’s events Emma Botham won the Discus with Aimee Fellows taking the B, Rebecca Wardle the Pole Vault & Lauren Hill the Javelin. In the U17 men’s events Oliver Dakin won the 100m & 100mH and Ewan Horsley took the Vault. Leah Proctor won the u17 women’s 300m, Louise Cocking the 1500m & Lois Green the Pole Vault. (5/6/18)

SUMMER CAMP NEWS 2018

This years Summer Camp will take place from 30th July-3rd August at Tupton Hall School. The full range of Olympic track and field disciplines will be available over the week. Day and week prices remain the same as the last 2 years; £70 for the week or £15 per day. The course will run from 9.30 until 15.30 each day. Links to this years flyer & enrolment form are below; (23/5/18)

Documents/Summer Camp Enrolment 2018.docx

Documents/Summer Camp Flyer.pdf

YDL LOWER @ HULL

A fourth place in match 2 on 19th May leaves us 3rd in the league at the mid point of the season. On the day a lack of male athletes cost us dearly & we’re hopeful of a better turn out on the 17th June in Rotherham. There was a win & club record performance in the u15 boys Pole Vault by Will Foot who soared over 3.55m which is the highest outdoor jump in the age group this year. Also winning for the u15 boys was Luke Ambrosioni in the Hurdles, HJ & LJ with Will Foot (HJ) and Thomas Marriott (Hurdles) winning the B events. The boys also won their relay.

Viktoria Jelonkiewicz won the u13 girls Hurdles & Isabelle Fellows took top honours in the Javelin. For the u15 girls Hannah Moody & Alicia Proctor was the A & B Pole Vaults with James Foot winning the u13 boys LJ & HJ. Full results can be viewed at; http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Round%202_LAG_North_East%201.pdf (23/5/18)

COUNTY GOLD RUSH

Four championship best performances were set by the club's athletes at the Derbyshire Athletics County Championships on 12/13th May. In the u20 women's throws Emma Botham set new figures in the Discus with Lauren Hill doing likewise in the Hammer. Further records were set by Will Foot in the u15 boys Pole Vault & Oliver Dakin in the u17 men's 100m Hurdles.

Leah Proctor won 4 medals in the u17 women's events; golds in the 200m & 300m and silvers in the 100m & Pole Vault. Lois Green won the Vault, Eloise Jones took the Triple Jump title as well as a bronze in the Shot, Louise Cocking took a couple of silvers in the 1500m & 3000m, Natasha Hill also won a silver medal in the Hammer & Danielle Hutchinson took Long Jump bronze.

In the u13 girls events Isabelle Fellows took golds in the Shot & Javelin with Lottie Hall taking bronze in the Jav. There were u15 girls golds for Ella Laban in the Hammer & Hannah Moody in the Pole Vault with Alicia Proctor taking silver in the vault as well as bronze in the Triple Jump and Lily Baines gained a silver in the Javelin. Charlotte Hickin took High Jump gold in the u20 women's events, as did Rebecca Wardle in the Pole Vault & Emma Botham in the Shot. Lauren Hill & Rebecca Wardle were 1-2 in the Javelin and Aimee Fellows took silvers in the Shot & Discus.

Joe Currie took a double win in the u15 boys 800m & 1500m, Luke Ambrosioni did likewise in the High & Long Jumps with Nathan Gavaghan taking a pair of silvers in the 100m & 200m. Oliver Dakin added to his hurdles win with a gold in the 200m & silver in the 100m for the u17 men, Will Tighe took 1500 gold & 800m silver with Sam Allen snatching a bronze in the 1500. Ewan & Tom Spencer were 1-2 in the 3000m and Ewan Horsley won the Pole Vault. Callum Stowell won a bronze medal in the u13 boys 200m and Jacob Buckley took a couple of silvers in the u20 men's 800m & 1500m. A bronze was won by Rob Sims in the senior men's Hammer with Bob Sims taking M60 bronzes in the Shot, Hammer & Discus.

In the Yorkshire championships Alicia Barrett won the 200m & 100m Hurdles. (updated 17/5/18)

DERBYSHIRE QUADKIDS

The Derbyshire Quadkids event, held at the county champs in Nottingham on 13th May, saw u11 athletes taking part in the 75m, Howler, Long Jump & 600m. Nathanael Gaskin finished 2nd overall in the boys event with Seth Lowe in 13th place though Seth was the athlete with the longest jump on the day. In the girls event Lydia Griffin was 4th, Gracie Pell 5th & Chloe-May Staniland was 7th. (15/5/18)

NORTHERN LEAGUE

Match 1 of this years senior league, which was held at Derby on 5th May, saw us finish 5th (out of 6). Mark Beer was a multiple winner in the Javelin, where Dan Burdett took the B, the High Jump, with Jacob Ludlam winning the B, and in the Pole Vault. Rebecca Wardle won the Javelin, Eloise Jones the Triple Jump & Lois Green the Pole Vault where Rebecca won the B. There were sprint pb's for Leah Proctor, Oliver Dakin, Joe Houghton & Connor McQuade and Steve Gascoyne scored valuable points in the Steeplechase, 1500 & 5000. In the throws Emma Botham & Aimee Fellows covered most of the events between them and were both rewarded with top 3 finishes & pb's. A full set of results can be found at; https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/download/northern-match-1-division-2ec/ (updated 8/5/18)

MINI LEAGUE RESULTS

The first match of the season on 28th April saw a 2nd place finish behind AVEAC. Evie Bashford won the u11 girls High Jump with Faye Hailey 3rd and Megan Nichols & Lydia Griffin were 3rd in the 80m & 150m respectively. Nathanael Gaskin won the u11 boys 150m & was 2nd in the 80m where Tyler Booth was 3rd, Seth Lowe took 2nd in the 600m, & Alex Currie was 2nd in the Howler Javelin and the boys won their relay.

Isabelle Fellows was a double winner for the u13 girls in the Shot & Discus, Lottie Hall was 2nd in the Discus & there were also runner up spots for Viktoria Jelonkiewcz in the 70H, Missy Briddon in the 100 and Olivia Allen in the 200. Thomas Bettney won the u13 boys Discus with Max Marriott 3rd, Callum Stowell was 2nd in the Shot & Cole Trevis was 3rd in the 75H.

For the u15's Joe Currie took wins in the 800 & Discus as well as taking 2nd in the Shot. Thomas Marriott was 2nd in the 80H with Nathan Gavaghan 2nd in the 200 & 3rd in the 100. Lily Moulton was 2nd in the u15 girls 75H, Hannah Moody & Emily Rogers were 2nd & 3rd in the High Jump and Rhianna Keighley was 2nd in the Discus. The full results can be found at; http://derbyshireathletics.org.uk/TFML201801.pdf (3/5/18)

YDL UPPER RESULTS

Match 1 of 3 saw us finish in an unfortunate 5th place, 23 points adrift of 4th. There were some great individual performances with win a double win, both in club record performances, for Lauren Hill in the u20 women's Hammer & Javelin, in the B strings Aimee Fellows won the Hammer with Rebecca Wardle taking the Javelin. Oliver Dakin was also a double winner in the u17 men's 200m & 100H. There were further wins for Louise Cocking in the u17w 1500m & u20w 800m, Aaron Jones in the u20m Javelin, where Alex Ediker took the B, and Leah Proctor & Lois Green won the A & B u17w Pole Vault competitions respectively. Full results can be found at; http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=234624 (1/5/18)

YDL MATCH 1

The first of this year's league for u13 & 15 athletes saw the club finish in a very creditable 3rd place with an excellent turn out of athletes. Arguably performer of the day was Joe Currie (u15) who front ran his 800m winning by 16 seconds before he went on to also take the 300, & Long Jump (LJ). Luke Ambrosioni was another winner for the u15 boys in the High Jump (HJ) where Will Foot won the B, Luke Also won the B LJ. In the u13 boys Ollie Gratton & Joe Streets won the Javelin A and B respectively.

There were a number of top 3 places in the A string events; for the u13 girls Missy Briddon was 2nd in the 75m & 3rd in both the 150m and LJ, Macy Helps 3rd in the 1200m, Poppy Hodder 2nd in the HJ & third in the 70H, Viktoria Jelonkievicz 3rd in the Shot, and Isabelle Fellows 2nd in the Javelin. Ollie Gratton was 2nd in the u13 boys Shot & 3rd in the 200m, Callum Stowell 3rd in the 800m, Trevis Cole 2nd in the 75H & James Foot was 3rd in the HJ. In the u15 girls Jasmin Greveson was 3rd in the 1500m, Lily Moulton 3rd in the 75H, Hannah Moody 3rd in the HJ, Rhianna Keighley 2nd in the Hammer and Lily Baines was 2nd in the Javelin. Nathan Gavaghan was 2nd in the u15 boys 100m & 200m, Luke Ambrosioni 2nd in the 80H, Alex Hodgson 3rd in the Shot, Sam Rhodes 3rd in the Hammer & Finlay Grant was also 3rd in the Javelin.

Our B string winners were Isabelle Fellows (LJ & Shot), Lottie Hall in the Javelin, Jacob Peers-Wain in the HJ, Hannah Moody in the 200m and Ruby Higham in the Hammer. A full set of results can be seen at http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Match%201_North_East%201_LAG.pdf (24/4/18)

COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Alicia Barrett finished 8th in the final of the 100m hurdles today in a time of 13.64secs. Alicia had started her campaign on the Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday morning with 4th place in her heat in a time of 13.19secs and in the process qualified for the final as a fastest loser. Congratulations also to Niamh Emerson of Amber Valley & Erewash who took Bronze in the Heptathlon. (13/4/18)

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS 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. (27/3/18)

ENGLISH SCHOOLS XC CHAMPS

Competing for Derbyshire Alex Ediker finished an excelent 36th in his first year as a Senior Boy at the champs held in Leeds on 17th March. Also in the Senior Boys was Jacob Buckley who was 247th. Ewan Spencer was 52nd in the Inter Boys race where Tom Spencer was 77th. The Inter Girls race saw Louise Cocking in 134th. (18/3/18)

UK INTER COUNTIES XC

Competing for Derbyshire in the u15 boys race Tom Spencer finished 46th in Loughborough on 10th March with Joe Currie 90th & Sam Allen 164th. In the u17 women's race Louise Cocking finished 66th with Faith Clark 274th and for the u17 men Ewan Spencer was 100th and Jacob Buckley 165th with Will Tighe 166th. (11/3/18) 

SPORTSHALL MATCH 6

Our u15 boys were crowned league champions at the last match of the winter season on 25th Feb. Isaac Helps won the Speed Bounce (SB) with Luke Ambrosioni 2nd, Luke was also 2nd in the Standing Long Jump (SLJ), Alex Hodgson & Josh Rowland were 2nd & 3rd respectively in the Shot, Alex was also 2nd in the 4 Lap and James Douglas was 2nd in the 2 Lap where Luke was 3rd. Sam Inskip took a 4th place in the SLJ and the boys won their relay.

Overall we were runners up behind the league champions, Amber Valley & Erewash AC, both on the day & for the season. As usual there were a number of very strong individual performances; Nathanael Gaskin won the u11 boys SLJ & Max Marriott took the SB honours. For the u11 girls Evelyn Sas won the SB with Issy Fellows 3rd & Nyah Horsley was 3rd in the SLJ. Missy Briddon won the u13 girls SLJ, Ruby Higham & Alicia Proctor combined for 2nd in the 8 Lap Parlauf and Lily Baines was 2nd in the SB. Ollie Gratton was the winner of the u13 boys Shot and Reuben Sas was 2nd in the SB. The u15 girls saw Leah Proctor win the 2 Lap & Layla Brough come 2nd in the Shot. Full results for all matches are at; http://www.sportshall.org/resultsfixtures/results/county-league-results/results-county-league-results-county-league-results-201718?menu-item=menu-item-2989 (28/2/18)

ENGLAND SILVER

Will Foot took an excellent sliver medal at the England Athletics u15/17/20 Champs at the EIS on 25th Feb. Competing in the u15 pole vault Will jumped a pb of 3.41m to secure 2nd place. Ollie Dakin took to the track in the u17 men's 60m Hurdles finishing 2nd in his heat to qualify for the final where he finished 5th in 8.41secs. (25/2/18)

ENGLISH NATIONAL XC CHAMPS

Held at Parliament Hill in London the club had a number of athletes in attendance in some huge fields. Alex Ediker was 32nd in the u17 men's race & led the team home to 24th with Jacob Buckley 150th, Jacob Cousins 219th & Elliott Meylan 305th. In 62nd place in the u15 boys was Joe Currie, Oscar Cousins was 175th & Harry Cocking 385th. Louise Cocking was 67th in the u17 women's race & Jasmin Greveson 302nd in the u15 girls race. (25/2/18)

BRITISH UNI CHAMPS

Ella Barrett took 400m bronze at the BUCS indoor champs which were held on the 17/18th Feb at the EIS in Sheffield. Ella got progressively quicker after winning her heat, then finishing 2nd in her semi final, finishing the final with a time of 55.78secs which is a club record. Another athlete setting a club record time was Campbell Menzies who ran 4:07.82 for 5th in his heat of the 1500m. (20/2/18)

REGIONAL SPORTSHALL FINAL

Congratulations to Derbyshire who finished 2nd overall at the East Midlands final in Grantham on 11th Feb. The club were well represented with Lottie Hall a winner in the Balance Test (BT) and was also 11th in the Vertical Jump (VJ) for the u11 girls who were runners up. Also in the u11’s was Isabelle Fellows with two 2nd places in the Chest Push (CP) & Speed Bounce (SB), Melissa Humphreys was 3rd in the CP, Evelyn Sas =5th in the SB & 6th in the Standing Triple Jump and Nyah Horsley was 5th in the Standing Long Jump (SLJ) & =6th in the Javelin.

Hannah Moody was also a winner in the 4 Lap race for the u13’s, she was also 5th in the VJ. Missy Briddon was 3rd in the SLJ & Lily Baines 8th in the Shot with the team second. In the u13 boys, who were 3rd, Reuben Sas was =2nd in the SB, Thomas Marriott 3rd in the 4 Lap, Ben Pitts & Ollie Gratton 4th & 5th in the Shot with James Foot 7th in the SLJ. Leah Proctor was =2nd in the 2 Lap, =3rd in the VJ & 7th in the Shot for the u15 girls who finished second. The u15 boys team won their age group with Luke Ambrosioni 5th in the 2 Lap & SLJ and also =6th in the SB. The u11 boys finished 3rd with Nathanael Gaskin 4th in the SLJ, Max Marriott =6th in the SB & 7th in the CP, Joe Streets 7th in the Javelin, Matthew Drew 11th in the VJ and Callum Stowell 12th in the BT. (13/2/18)

NORTHERN INDOOR CHAMPS

Congratulations to Will Foot who retained his Northern u15 pole vault title at the EIS, Sheffield on 4th Feb. Will won the competition with his first jump and went on to clear 3.10m. (4/2/18)

NORTHERN XC CHAMPS

The club's u17 men finished 6th at the Northern Cross Country Champs in Leeds on 27th Jan. The team consisted of Will Tighe in 16th, Ewan Spencer 50th, Jacob Buckley 74th & Jacob Cousins 81st. Also in the race were Alex Kirkland & Michael Brown in 98th & 99th respectively. Our u15 boys team of Tom Spencer (18th), Joe Currie (33rd), Sam Allen (67th) & Yusuf Izhac (107th) finished in 7th place with Isaac Helps in 116th & Harry Cocking 174th. Louise Cocking was 31st in the u17 women's race with Rebecca Hattersley 92nd, Jasmin Greveson was 91st in the u15 girls, Thomas Marriott 132nd in the u13 boys race with Lyz Evans 380th in the senior women's event. (27/1/18)

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 INDOOR 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. (14/1/18)

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)

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)

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)

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)

EUROPEAN MEDALS FOR ALICIA & ELLA

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.

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.

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)

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)

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)