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Fixtures 2011

Date

Competition

Start Time

22nd April Youth Development League - Lower - Spinkhill 11am
29th April Mini League - Moorways Stadium, Derby 10am
30th April Youth Development League - Upper - Spinkhill 11.15am
6th May Northern League - Rotherham 11.30am
13 & 14th May County Championships - Moorways Stadium, Derby tbc
20th May Youth Development League - Lower - Wirral 11am
27th May Mini League - Moorways Stadium, Derby 10am
28th May Youth Development League - Upper - Scunthorpe 11.15am
4th June Northern League - Hull 11.30am
10th June County Schools Championships - Moorways Stadium, Derby tbc
18th June Youth Development League - Lower - York 11am
24th June Mini League - Moorways Stadium, Derby 10am
25th June Youth Development League - Upper - Grimsby 11.15am
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
CLUB NOTICES

MEMBERSHIPS 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.





Club News and Athlete Success


COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

This years Derbyshire Track & Field Champs will be held at Moorways Stadium, Derby on 13/14th May. Entry forms can be found for the Champs for u13’s and upwards as well as a Quadkids event for u11’s on the County website (http://derbyshireathletics.org.uk/) under the ‘Events’ banner. Get your forms in without delay as the closing date is 26th April and late entries will not be accepted. (22/3/17)

ENGLISH SCHOOLS XC CHAMPS

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)

SECOND HAND SPIKES

The club currently has 18 pairs of good condition second hand spikes for sale at a price of £10 each. For a full list of what's available please speak to Frank Gorman at training or see the list on the Athletes page of our full website. (18/3/17)

UK INTER COUNTIES

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)

EASTER FELL RUN

Following the successful run at Christmas Lyz Evans has organised another training run on Friday 14 April. The venue is the Curbar Gap car park and the meeting time is 9.30am for a 9.45 start. The run will last about 90 minutes and is in stages so that nobody is left behind. Lyz is handing out flyers at training with further details of the route on. Everyone is welcome; athletes, parents, supporters and friends. (9/3/17)

WELSH INTERNATIONAL VICTORY

Racing for England u20's at the Welsh International in Cardiff on 5th March Alicia Barrett sped to a win and Meeting Record of 8.30 seconds in the 60m Hurdles. Alicia was named as England's 'Ace' meaning she scored extra points to help the team beat their Welsh counterparts. (5/3/17)

SUMMER TRAINING

Our last use of the indoor facilities at Tupton will be on Tuesday 28 March. From the 30th March all training will take place outdoors until September. Our Saturday sessions are continuing until the 8th April after which due to competitions on Saturdays we will be taking a break until the beginning of June. (2/3/17)

HELP WANTED

We need assistance with officials lunches at the matches we're hosting this year. Don't worry, we're not asking anyone to make 60 sarnies. Sandwiches, drinks & snacks will all be pre-ordered, it'll be a matter of picking them up and putting them into packs for the visiting teams. Our hosted matches are 22nd & 30th April at Spinkhill and the 6th May in Rotherham. If you could spare half an hour at the start of any of the matches please speak to Frank Gorman at training or email him at Frankdukes70@aol.com (28/2/17)

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)

NATIONAL JOY FOR JOE

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)

BRITISH UNIVERSITY CHAMP

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)

SPORTSHALL

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)

MIDLAND MEDALS

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)

PRESENTATION EVENING

Our 2016 awards ceremony took place on Friday 10th February 2017 at the Proact Stadium, home of Chesterfield FC. Congratulations to our Athletes of the Year who were Will Tighe and Alicia Barrett. All of our award winners can be found on the Awards page of our website. A big thank you to our organising committee of Jaqueline Conway, Sarah Baines and especially Dyane Spencer.  (10/2/17)

REGIONAL SPORTSHALL FINALS

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)

NORTHERN TITLE FOR WILL

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)

SUCCESS FOR ALICIA IN BRATISLAVA

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)

NORTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS

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)

CARDIFF CROSS CHALLENGE

Having finished second at in match 2 of the annual British Athletics Cross Country Challenge in Liverpool Joe Currie travelled to Cardiff on Sunday 22nd January for the fourth match of the series. Joe took another runner up spot, 5 seconds behind the winner and 15 ahead of the 3rd place finisher, which now leaves him third in the overall standings. The series now moves onto the final at Loughborough on the 11th March, a race which incorporates the UK Inter Counties, with Joe hoping to cement his place in the top three. (24/1/17)

NORTHERN HONOURS FOR ALICIA

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 u17 men's Triple Jump a best of 12.07m meant Josh Young took Bronze, a feat matched by Todd Webster in the u20 men's High Jump with 1.80m. Todd 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)

NORTH MIDS XC LEAGUE FINALE

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 http://northmidsxcleague.co.uk/ (15/1/17)

SPORTSHALL LEAGUE - MATCH 5

An excellent turn out enabled us to improve our finishing position from the previous four matches with our first 2nd position of this winter’s Sportshall matches. James Foot had an excellent afternoon taking top honours in the u11 boys 1 Lap race and adding a 2nd place in the Chest Push & 3rd in the Standing TJ. Nathan Whyatt dominated the u13 boys Shot, where Harry Snell was third, with Hannah Whyatt taking the u15 girls event. There were plenty of other top 3 places; Megan Hipkiss in the u11 girls Vertical HJ, Hannah Moody 3rd in the u13 girls 2 Lap, 4 Lap & Vertical HJ, Luke Ambrosioni was also 3rd in the same two track events for u13 boys & 2nd in the Standing TJ, Layla Brough 2nd in the u13 girls Shot, Hannah Whyatt and Leah Proctor teamed up for 2nd in the u15 girls 8 Lap Parlauf, Peter Norris was 2nd in the u15 boys Standing TJ and Lois Green was 3rd in the u15 girls Vertical HJ. In the relays our u15 girls, u13 boys & u11 boys were 2nd with our u13 girls & u11 girls finishing 3rd. (12/1/17)

COUNTY XC SUCCESSES

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. In the Nottinghamshire Champs, held at the same time, Dylan George finished 10th in the u17 men's race. (8/1/17) 

BRONZE FOR WEBSTER

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)

LONDON MINI MARATHON TRIALS

The 2017 Mini London Marathon takes place on the 23rd April this year, giving the opportunity for athletes aged between 11 and 17 to race the last three miles of the Virgin Money London Marathon course. The event is open to entrants from the nine regions of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and will include teams from all 33 London Boroughs. The trials for our area, East Midlands, take place at Leicester County Hall, Glenfield Road, Leicester, LE3 8RA on Sunday 2 April 2017. For an entry form or for more information please go to www.lran.org.uk (5/1/17)

MINI LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY

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)

SPORTSHALL - MATCH 4

Another third place was achieved behind strong Amber Valley & Erewash and High Peak teams on Sunday 11th December. We had many strong performances but a lack of athletes in certain age groups proved costly. Our only win on the day came from Rhianna Keighley in the u13 girls shot. There were a number of top 3 performances with Oliver Gratton 2nd in the u11 boys 1 lap and 3rd places in the 3 lap & standing long jump, Niyah Horsley runner up in the u11 girls standing LJ, Hannah Moody took 2nd & 3rd in the u13 girls 2 lap & 6 lap respectively and Isaac Helps also took a 3rd in the u13 boys 6 lap. In the u15 girls events Danielle Hutchinson finished 2nd in the standing LJ, Aoife Thompson placed 3rd in the 4 lap & Elfie Burn was third in the shot. (17/12/16)

JOE AT THE TREBLE

Joe Currie took his third win in this winter's North Mids Cross Country League by leading the u13 boys field home 12 seconds clear. With 1 match to go, at Wollaton Park on the 14th Jan, Joe is leading the individual standings. Our u17 mens team finished first on the day and also currently lead the team standings; their top finisher on the day was Alex Kirkland in 5th with Elliott Meylam in 8th & Sam Allen 11th making up the team's score. Dan Brown finished 6th in the u15 boys race and led our team to second place with Ewan Spencer in 8th & Oscar Cousins 13th. Louise Cocking's good form continues with an 8th placed finish in the u15 girls race. (4/12/16)

MINI LEAGUE XC MATCH 2

Louise Cocking took the win in the u15 girls race at Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston on Saturday 26 November. Louise took the tape three seconds ahead of her nearest rival and with Abbie Darnell in 3rd & Faith Clark in 8th the girls took first team, Rebecca Hattersley was 8th in this race. In the u13 boys race Finlay Grant was runner up on the day & led the team to second with Isaac Helps in 5th and Keyon Greveson 6th, Harry Cocking was 12th in this race. Our top finisher in the u13 girls was Jasmin Greveson in 4th, Leonie Cragg was 13th, with Lucy Graham 6th in the u11 girls race being our top scorer with Masie Helps in 18th. In the u11 boys Daniel Bennett was 17th. The last race of the day was arguably our greatest performance with Will Tighe leading home Dan Brown & Sam Allen for a clean sweep of the top 3 positions meaning a comfortable team win, however, in 4th was Ewan Spencer followed by Tom Spencer with Oscar Cousins two places back in 7th. The u15 boys just kept rolling in; Michael Brown 9th, Mikey Broomhead 12th, Harry Mustapha 13th & Zac Green 18th. We're sure that all the athletes must be looking forward to the last match at Tupton on 17th December & then the County Champs in January. (29/11/16)

NORTH MIDS CROSS COUNTRY - MATCH 2

The club enjoyed a fruitful trip to Kettering on the 12th November with a number of excellent performances. Alex Ediker won the u17 men’s race and with Elliott Meylan in 5th & Alex Kirkland in 6th the team also won. Other u17’s competing on the day were Dylan George in 7th, Sam Allen 13th and Jacob Buckley in 16th, if B teams were allowed they would have been the fourth best team. Joe Currie took the u13 boys race again and led the team home to second place on the day ably supported by Finlay Grant in 11th & Harry Cocking 27th. The u15 boys team finished second led home by Dan Brown in 2nd place with Ewan & Tom Spencer in 7th and 8th respectively, Oscar Cousins finished in 12th position. Our u15 girls finished in 4th position with Louise Cocking in 6th, Abbie Darnell 14th and Rebecca Hattersley 30th. (16/11/16) 

CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS

The club had two u17 mens teams in action at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield on 5th November. Our A team of Alex Ediker, Alex Kirkland and Elliott Meylan came 26th out of the 72 finishing teams with the B team, which comprised of Sam Allen, Jacob Buckley & Jacob Cousins, finishing in 51st place. (6/11/16)

MINI LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY OPENER

The first of this years county cross country league matches was held in Buxton on 29th October and saw Will Tighe take the u15 boys race and lead our team to first place together with Dan Brown who was 3rd and Sam Allen in 6th. Joe Curie dominated the u13 boys race, winning by 17 seconds, and with Isaac Helps (5th) & Keyon Greveson (6th) the team finished second. Our u15 girls team of Louise Cocking in third, Abbie Darnell sixth and Lily Barnes in 8th won the team event. Well done to everyone who made the longest journey of the 3 match series, full results will be published on the County website. (30/10/16)

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 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)

NORTH MIDS CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

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. (18/10/16)

CHESTERFIELD SPORTS AWARDS

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)

CEREBRAL PALSY SPORT CHAMPS

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)

NORTHERN ROAD RELAYS

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)

ENGLAND ATHLETICS CHAMPS

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) 

ENGLISH MULTI EVENTS CHAMPS

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)

GB U20 SELECTION

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)

NORTHERN CHAMPS

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)

NATIONAL TITLE FOR MARK

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)

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPS

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).

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CHAMPS SUCCESSES

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)

COUNTY SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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)

NORTHERN MEDALLISTS

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)

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, 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)

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)

COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES

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)

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)

 

ALICIA BARRETT 6TH AT WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

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)