The final match of the season on 12th March 2023 saw us take the win ahead of AVEAC followed by Derby and High Peak. This also meant that we retained the overall Sportshall title. There was a league record for Zach Marriott in the u13 boys Shot where he launched the implement out to 10.22m to beat his own mark set earlier in the season. Dylan Leong was 5th in the Shot and he took 3rd in the Speed Bounce (SB) where Zachary Mayers was 6th, just ahead of Kyzley Williams. In the Standing Long Jump (SLJ) Zach Marriott was 3rd with Zac Booth 5th and on the track there was a 4th place for Zachary Mayers in the 2 Lap with Zac Booth 6th.
Mazie Taylor took wins in the u13 girls Shot and SB, Sophie Kelley was 4th in the Shot with Niamh Kilroy 3rd in the SB. Sophie was victorious in the 2 Lap where Emilia Stzuka and Isobel Molloy were credited with the same time in =2nd. In the SLJ there was a 2nd place for Emilia with Jeanie Cadman 5th and the team of Jeanie and Marianna Owen were 2nd in the 8 Lap Parlauf.
Emme Devine took a hat trick of u15 girls wins in the 2 Lap, 4 Lap & Shot, Masie Bridge winning the SB. Sky Lamb was 2nd in the 2 Lap & Shot, Layla Duke was also 2nd in the 4 Lap and in the SB there was a 2nd lace for Edith Boam just ahead of Iris Fenby. Sky took 2nd in the SLJ with Layla 3rd. For the u15 boys Tyler Booth & Myles Conneely were 1-2 in the 2 Lap and Shot and Myles & Ezra Adetunji were the first 2 in the SLJ. In the 4 Lap Ezra and Josh Dorward were 2nd & 3rd with Ezra also taking 2nd in the SB where Aiden McArdle was 3rd.
There was a win for Tobi Duke in the u11 3 Lap with Lucas Melen in 8th. Charlie Cottrell also took a win, in the SB with Oscar Melen in 3rd. Tobi was also 5th in the 1 Lap with Philip Grzelak 6th. Philip was 4th in the Hi-Stepper where Oscar was 5th. Charlie took 3rd in the SLJ with Tobi 6th. Martha Rose Smith won the u11 girls SB with Lily Timperley in 3rd. Bella Egley and Honora Widdowson were 5th & 6th in the 1 Lap, Bella was 2nd in the 3 Lap with Martha in 3rd. In the Hi-Stepper Alicia Lamb and Romy Hopkins were 4th & 5th and there was also a 5th place for Francesca Mayers in the SLJ with Coral Wilson 6th. Results are at Results -> County League Results -> County League Results 2022/23 - Sportshall.
FALCONER FLIES TO SCOTTISH TITLE
NORTHERN UNDER 13/15 INDOOR CHAMPS
Josh Dorward took home a silver medal from the Northern Athletics u13/15 Indoor Championships at the EIS, Sheffield on 5th February 2023. Competing in the u15 boys pole vault Josh jumped a pb of 2.10m to finish in 2nd place. On the track Ellie Oscroft set a hat-trick of pb's in the u15 girls 60m, winning her heat in 8.19secs before also winning her semi-final in 8.18secs with another pb in the final of 8.14secs to finish 4th.
Layla Duke also set a pb in the u15 girls 60m, 8.66secs in her heat before an 8.77secs clocking in the semi-final. Emme Devine ran 8.72secs for 5th in her heat of the u15 girls 60m, however, she made the semi-finals of the 200m earlier in the day where she was 4th after finishing 2nd in her heat in 27.80secs. Aaron Kurian set a pb in his 200m heat of 25.74secs when finishing 2nd. Aaron was also 4th in the u15 boys long jump with 5.05m, missing out on a medal by 1cm. In the u13 girls 60m there was a indoor debut from Macie Nightingale who ran 9.08secs in her heat to finish 2nd before going quicker in her semi-final with a 9.07secs. Another making her first foray at the EIS was Mazie Taylor who threw 7.52m in the u15 girls shot for 9th.
NORTHERN XC CHAMPS
Finlay Grant took an excellent Bronze medal at the Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships in Blackburn on 28th January 2023. Competing in the u20 men’s race Fin was just ahead of Tom Spencer who took 4th place. In the senior men’s race Alex Ediker placed 17th.
NORTHERN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Northern Athletics u17/20/senior Indoor Championships were held in Sheffield on 14/15th January 2023 and saw Beth Falconer picking up a silver medal in the U20 women's pole vault with a 3m jump, Hannah Moody finishing in 4th place. In the u17 women's pole vault Gracie Pell took bronze. In the senior men's high jump Jacob Ludlam achieved a 1.80m clearance to take 5th place. Nathan Gavaghan made the semi-finals of the men's 60m where he set a pb of 7.21secs having earlier set a pb of 7.26secs to finish 4th in his heat. Nathan also made the semi-finals of the 200m where he was 6th having been 3rd in his heat. In the men's pole vault Will Foot took 4th spot with Nathan Pentin in 5th. In the u17 women's shot competition Lottie Hall took 9th place with a throw of 8.27m.
DERBYSHIRE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS
At the Derbyshire Championships on 7th January 2023 Finlay Grant took a break from the fells to take the u20 men’s title, closely followed by Tom Spencer who took the Silver medal. In the senior men’s race Alex Ediker took a Bronze medal. There was also a Bronze for Lyz Evans in the W65 age group. Team Silver medals were won by our u13 girls; Olivia Woodcock leading the team home with her 9th place finish, Holly Buckley taking 12th just ahead of Paige Woodcock in 13th. In the u15 girls rave Evie Blant finished in 12th position.
FIN SCOOPS WORLD BRONZE
Finlay Grant was the first British finisher in 5th place, behind a quartet of Ugandans, in the U20 men’s race at the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 6th November. In doing so Fin led the British team to Bronze medals, half a point behind the French team who took the Silver. Unsurprisingly Uganda took the team Gold. This caps a fantastic 2022 for Fin which has seen him collect a number of national titles on the fells and a couple of European medals.
EUROPEAN GOLD FOR GRANT
Finlay Grant picked up an individual Bronze medal & led the British team to gold in the u20 men’s up & downhill mountain race at the European Off-Road Running Championships in La Palma, Spain on 3rd July 2022. Finlay took individual bronze by a five second margin from France’s Anatole Berthou. It was a tight finish to the contest as only eight seconds separated the top three. Fin earned the first international medal of his career, while solid performances from the rest of the quartet secured them the team gold as well.
NORTHERN XC CHAMPIONS
Our u20 men won team gold in Pontefract at the Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships on 29th January 2022. Led home by Finlay Grant who finished in 5th place followed by Will Tighe in 10th, Ewan Spencer 17th & Tom Spencer in 29th our team comfortably took top honours, bettering their 2nd place in 2020 when the event was last held.
BRITISH BEST FOR BEER
Mark Beer made the trip to Lee Valley to compete in the Southern Athletics indoor multi events championships on 18/19th December 2021. Competing in the 7 event heptathlon Mark posted 7.94secs in the 60m, 6.08m in the long jump, threw the shot 10.41m & high jumped 1.81m on day 1 and followed that up on day 2 with a 9.54secs 60H, 3.66m pole vault and 3:19.2 1000m to post an overall score of 4601 points which is a new British record for M40's. This adds to Mark's record as an M35 which he set in 2015.