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Our full coaching sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Tupton Sports College.
Our sessions are for 9 year olds and upwards.

Each session commences at 6:45pm, finishes at 8:15pm and costs £2.00.

An additional session is held on a Saturday morning for our Academy, 10.30-12.

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Station New Road
S42 6LG

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Fixtures 2011



Start Time

29th October Mini League Cross Country - Buxton 11am
12th November North Mids Cross Country League - Kettering 1pm
20th November Mini Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
26th November Mini League Crosss Country - Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston 11am
3rd December North Mids Cross Country League - Heanor 1pm
11th December Mini Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
17th December Mini League Cross Country - Tupton Hall School 11am
7th January County Cross Country Championships - TBC tbc
8th January Mini Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
14th January North Mids Cross Country League - Nottingham 1pm
12th February Mini Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm

Membership Renewals

Annual membership renewals are now overdue. The new UKA Rules for Competition which came into effect on 1 April mean that if your registration is not up to date you will be unable to compete in club competitions. England Athletics have worked with UK 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 Our membership renewal form can be found in the 'Membership' tab of this website, alternatively they are available at training.


Club News and Athlete Success


Due to school events at Tupton Hall School all training on Thursday 3rd November and Thursday 17th November has been cancelled. There are also no indoor facilities available on Tuesday 8th November, training will take place outdoors whatever the weather on this evening. (26/10/16)


A much better turnout was achieved at yesterday's match, with an increase from 29 athletes in the first match to 38 this time, which saw us score an extra 93 points compared to the first match. We finished in 3rd place again, but this time only 4.5 points behind High Peak. In the first match we were 128 points behind.

Our U15 boys team had a particularly poor turnout again with only two competing, thank you to Leo and Peter. A full u15 boys team could have moved us into 2nd place in the match! There's still a huge room for improvement in the numbers for all age groups and your support is greatly needed. We had only around 42% of the academy competing and overall around only 30% of our eligible young athletes competed on the day.

For those who did turn out it was a great competition with a fun atmosphere and it was really pleasing to see some of our newer athletes competing for the first time. You were all fantastic and there were a number of winners with some new league records set! Thomas Bettney won the u11 Speed Bounce, Hannah Moody the u13 Two Lap and in the u13 Shot events there were wins for Rhianna Keighley & Nathan Whyatt. Congratulations to Nazhrah Simpson who set a 2 Lap record in the u15 girls event. Also in the u15 girls Hannah Whyatt triumphed in the Speed Bounce and in the Standing Long Jump there was a 4 way tie for first place which included Lauren Wheelwright & Hannah Whyatt.

There were further top 3 places for Missy Briddon in her first competition, Oliver Gratton, Luke Ambrosioni, Layla Brough, Harry Snell, Isaac Helps, Leo Ward and Peter Norris. Well done and thank you to all of you who competed on the day and for your continued support. (24/10/16)


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)


The first match of the season was held at Markeaton Park, Derby on the 15th October. In the u13 boys race Joe Currie romped to victory leading the team to 3rd place (Finlay Grant & Harry Cocking being the other scorers). In the u17 mens race Alex Ediker narrowly missed out on a win, however, his second place led us to a team win with the scores from Elliott Meylan in 9th & Alex Kirkland in 13th. The u15 boys team was second on the day with our scorers being Dan Brown (5th), Tom Spencer (10th) & Will Tighe (15th). Our u15 girls were 5th overall with the scorers being Louise Cocking, Abbie Darnell & Bronwyn Lessiter. Full results can be found at (18/10/16)


Sunday 20th November will see the NAN hold an indoor open meeting at the EIS, Sheffield for u15's and above. Entry forms have been circulated to coaches at the club and will be available together with a provisional timetable at Please note that the date clashes with a sportshall fixture for those u15's intending to compete at that. (11/10/16)


Yesterday saw the first Sportshall Match for this season, it was a very disappointing turnout for the club with particularly small numbers in the under 11 age-groups (years 4, 5 and 6) and no competitors at all in the under 15 boys (years 9 and 10). We were around 80 points adrift from our performance in the first match from last season, with poor turnout being the biggest contributory factor. That said the athletes who competed did us proud with some great performances on the day, too many to mention all of them but here are those that placed in the top 3 – Under 11s Beau Moulton in the 2 Lap and Jacob Peers Wain in the Standing Triple Jump. Under 13s Hannah Moody in the 2 Lap, Luke Ambrosioni in the 2 Lap, Vertical High Jump and Standing Triple Jump, Nathan Gavaghan in the 6 Lap, Lily Moulton in the Vertical High Jump, Layla Brough in the Standing Triple Jump and Shot, Nathan Whyatt in the Shot and a very competitive second place for the Girls Relay. Under 15s Leah Proctor in Vertical High Jump and Hannah Whyatt in the Shot. Thank you to all parents and athletes that supported us, it was great to see you! (10/10/16)



The club is seeking Coaches, Coaching Assistants, Meeting Officials (particularly Timekeepers & Track Judges), Team Managers and assistants and a Club Development Officer. We could also do with people to join our training fees rota. With our AGM coming up on 28th November we have a number of available places on our committee (which meets every 6-8 weeks). Free training and support will be given to any volunteer. Please see Frank Gorman (Club Sec) or Jon Baker (Chairman) for an informal chat. (9/10/16)


Congratulations to Alicia Barrett who was named Young Sportswoman of the Year at the annual awards held at the Winding Wheel. The award acknowledges Alicia's achievements this season which include reaching the 100m hurdles final at the World Junior Championships and she became the second fastest UK u20 hurdler of all time.  In the same category Ella Barrett, who earned her first call up for the GB junior team this year, gained one of the two runner up (highly commended) spots. Oliver Dakin was highly commended in the Young Sportsman of the Year category in a year in which he has broken the Derbyshire 80m hurdles record and became the Northern champion, indoors and out. (6/10/16)


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)


The club is running extra Academy sessions for beginners/young athletes from 9 years old and upwards. These sessions will be held on a Saturday morning at Tupton Hall School from 10.30 until 12 o'clock from the 1st October and will be every Saturday until 17th December. All current Academy athletes are invited as are new/potential members, all of October's sessions will be free as they are being paid for by a Derbyshire YouthInc grant. We will hope to continue these sessions into 2017 depending upon the uptake at these sessions. (25/9/16)


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)


At the English Schools multi event champs held in Exeter on 17/18th September Todd Webster finished an excellent 14th in the Inter Boys Octathlon, an improvement on his 29th placed finish in 2015. Todd’s score of 4440 points is a pb and Club record. (25/9/16)


There are two pre-Christmas indoor open meetings being held at the EIS, Sheffield by Northern Athletics. The dates are 12th November and 3rd December and further details can be found at; There are also meetings being held at Sportcity, Manchester by Sale Harriers. Dates and details can be found at (25/9/16)


An athlete of the match performance was posted by Joe Currie in the U13 boys 1500m at the U13/15 inter counties in Nuneaton. Joe's time of 4:44.15 was a PB and club record and helped the Derbyshire team finish 4th in the seven county event. Other U13's in action were Luke Ambrosioni with 2nd in the hurdles & 4th in the high jump where Will Foot was 4th in the B, and in the shot Nathan Wyatt & Harry Snell were 2nd in the A and B respectively. In the U13 girls Hannah Moody was 5th in both the B 200m & high jump and in the shot Rhianna Keighley & Layla Brough were 4th in the A & B. Our U15 girls in action were Lydia Cresswell with 5th in the hurdles & 6th in the 200m, Danielle Hutchinson 6th in the long jump & Eloise Jones 5th in th B high jump. U15 boy Oliver Dakin was his usual busy self with 2nd places in the hurdles & 200m with a 4th in the 100m. Also in the U15's Josh Young finished 4th in both the high & long jumps. (16/9/16)


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. Other u15 boys in action were Josh Young who just missed out on a medal in the triple with 12.10m in 4th and 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. As Joe crossed the finish line Josh Young launched himself down the triple jump runway for his first round jump, he went out to 12.22m which was his longest jump of the competition and comfortably secured him the u15 boys gold. A third gold of 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 UK Inter Counties, which also included the England Senior Champs, whch were held at Bedford on the 30/31 July Ella Barrett picked up the silver medal in the 400m. Ella's time was 55.27secs. A number of the Club's athletes competed for Derbyshire at the Northern Inter Counties for u15's & 17's at Hull on the 7th August. Oliver Dakin won the u15 80m hurdles as well as finishing 4th at 200m & 7th in the 100m. Also in the u15's Will Tighe gained 3rd in the 800m. In the u15 girls Lydia Cresswell took 6th in the 75m hurdles & 8th in the 200m, Natasha Hill a 2nd in the hammer, Hannah Whyatt did likewise in her shot and Danielle Hutchinson was 7th in the long jump. Amy Botham was 2nd in the u17 high jump, Lauren Hill 3rd in the hammer, Nuala Kendellen was 7th in the 80m hurdles & 100m and Aimee Fellows & Chloe Wild were 5th in the shot & pole vault respectively. Todd Webster jumped a pb for 3rd in the u17 men's pole vault as well as taking 5th in the high jump and 8th in the 400m. In the u17's 1500m Jacob Cousins & Jacob Buckley finished 10th and 12th overall. (13/8/16)



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, and Josh Young also took 9th in the Triple Jump with a best distance of 11.77m. 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)


The Derbyshire Schools Championships were held at Moorways Stadium Derby on 11th June with a number of records set by the Club's athletes. In the Junior boys events Oliver Dakin set a new record of 11.75secs in the 80m Hurdles, Will Tighe easily won the 1500m, Josh Young led the way in the triple jump & Will Prime took a bronze in the 100m. Chloe Wild set a new record in the Junior girls pole vault with 2.30m and in the same age group Natasha Hill won the hammer, Lydia Creswell took silver in the 75m Hurdles, Mollie Stanley silver in the shot, Alicia Rutherford gained a silver in the high jump where Eloise Jones won bronze, Aoife Thompson clinched the bronze in the 200m with Abbie Darnell doing likewise in the 1500m. Lauren Hill set a new hammer record of 53.56 in the Inter girls event. Other medallists in the Inter girls were Aimee Fellows winning the shot, Rebecca Wardle doing likewise in the pole vault, Amy Botham & Charlotte Hickin took a 1-2 in the high jump with silvers also achieved by Nuala Kendellen in the 80m Hurdles and Erin Russell in the 100m. Joe Walker equalled the 100m record in the Inter boys event. Elsewhere in the Inter boys Joe Hallas won the 3000m as did Jude Shirley in the hammer and Aaron Jones in the discus where Jak Smith took bronze, Todd Webster and Joe Houghton were 1-2 in the pole vault, Alex Ediker gained a silver in the 1500m and Jacob Buckley took bronze in the 800m. Rebecca Conway set a championship record of 2.90m in the Senior girls pole vault and in the Senior boys events Connor McQuade won the 400m and Joe Briggs took silver in the 800m. In other County's Schools events Dylan George took silver in the Intermediate boys 3000m in Nottingham with Sam Allen gaining the bronze in the 800m at the Staffordshire champs. (updated 17/6/16)


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)


This years Derbyshire County Champs, held at the Harvey Hadden Sports Complex Nottingham on 14/15th May, saw a number of impressive medal performances. Arguably the performances of the weekend came in the u17 women's category with Emma Botham taking Gold & setting Championship Best Performances (CBP) in both the Discus & Shot, both were pb's. In the same age group Amy Botham won the High Jump and took Silver in the Triple, Rebecca Wardle won the Pole Vault as well as a Bronze in the Javelin where Lauren Hill took the Silver. Lauren went better in the Hammer where she broke the CBP and then stepped up to the u20 age group and broke the CBP in the Hammer there too. Further u20 Golds were won by Rebecca Conway in the Pole Vault where she equaled the CBP and Ella Barrett in both the 200m & 400m events, the former in a CBP. Nathan Whyatt took Gold in both the u13 boys Shot & Javelin, with Joseph Currie winning the 800m, Nathan Gavaghan taking Gold in the 75m Hurdles as well as Silver in the 200m and Bronze in the 100m where Luke Ambrosioni won the Gold in addition to his win in the High Jump and Silver in the Long Jump. Also in the Long Jump was Will Foot who took Bronze before stepping up to the u15's to take Pole Vault Gold. Golds were the order of the day in the u15's with Oliver Dakin taking four in the 100m, 200m, 300m & 80m Hurdles, the latter of which was a CBP. Will Prime took the Silver in the 100m. Will Tighe then won both the 800m & 1500m with Josh Young winning the Triple Jump. In the u13 girls Layla Brough took double Gold in the Javelin & Shot with Hannah Moody winning a brace of medals (Silver in the 200m & Bronze in the 100m). In the u15 girls Natasha Hill threw a huge pb in the Hammer for Silver.  Vicky Price set a new CBP in the senior women's pole vault in taking the Gold. In the u17 mens category there were another four Golds for Joe Walker in the 100m where he borke 11 seconds for the first time in a CBP, the 200m, Long Jump & Shot. Joseph Hallas convicingly won the 3000m then took a Silver in the 1500m. Also in the 3000m was Elliott Meylan who plundered a Silver and in the Nottinghamshire event Dylan George who took Bronze. Todd Webster took a further 4 Golds in the 400m, Discus, Javelin and Pole Vault as well as Silver in the High Jump and 100m Hurdles. Taking Silver in the u17 mens Pole Vault was Joe Houghton with Aaron Jones winning Bronze in the Discus.In the u20 men Connor McQuade took 400m Silver in a pb with Dan Cresswell taking Bronze, also in a pb, in the 1500m. In the senior mens events Chris Price took Gold in the Pole Vault with Bob Sims the Silver in the Shot. Bob also competed in the M50's events taking Gold in the Hammer and in the Discus in which he set a CBP. (17/5/16)


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 100h 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)