SCHOOLS FELL CHAMPS
Congratulations to Finlay Grant who just missed out on a medal in finishing 4th at the English Schools Fell Running Championships which were held in Giggleswick, North Yorkshire on 6th October. Fin has had a great season on the fells having already finished 5th overall in the English U17 Fellrunning Championships which takes in your 4 best performances over a series of 6 races.
NATIONAL ROAD RELAYS
Two teams from the club took on the finest teams in the country in Birmingham on 6th November. For our u13 girls Macy Helps, who had a busy weekend having competed the day before, led off for the team followed by Lydia Griffin & Charlotte Staniland. The girls worked their way through the field to eventually finish 38th. There was also a 32nd place, following some technical difficulties which saw their times not recorded, for our u17 men's team of Oscar Cousins, Sam Allen & Tom Spencer.
TIGHE'S ENGLAND APPEARANCE
Competing for England at the British Mountain Running Championships in Llanberis, Wales there was a 10th placed finish for Will Tighe in the U20 men's race. The race was Will's second time in an England vest having finished 8th in the u17's race in 2017.
NORTHERN ROAD RELAYS
STEEL CUP WIN
The club defended it's title in style at the Steel City Cup in Sheffield on 7th Sept with many medal winning performances & a couple of athletes rising towards the top of the UK rankings. There was a clean sweep of the medals in the U11 hurdles races, the 1-2-3 in the girls were Leah Hailey, Emily Marathalingam & Verity Jones and for the boys it was Tyler Booth, James Sinclair & Alex Fleming. There were also hurdle wins for Charlotte Staniland in the U13 girls & James Foot for the U15 boys.
Izzy Fellows threw a huge PB to win the U13 girls javelin & move to 3rd in the UK rankings. Izzy also won the discus, as did Josh Turkington for the U15 boys with Jacob Peers-Wain taking the U15 hammer. In the 100m races there were wins for Ezra Adetunji in the U11 boys & Ben Fogden in the U15 boys, the same duo also won their 200's & Connor McQuade won the senior 400m.
In the pole vault Lottie Hall moved back to the top of the UK rankings in winning the U13 girls with Nathan Pentin winning the senior men's event, Hannah Moody taking the U15 girls & Will Foot the U17 men. Melissa Humphreys improved her PB to take the U13 girls high jump with Joanne Hall & Lee Jones taking the senior golds. There were a number of other medal winning performances; congratulations to Thomas Marriott, Maria & Lyz Evans, Ellie Oscroft, Mackenzie Crowther, Steve Gascoyne, Robyn Smith, Angie Fellows, Alicia Proctor, Ewan Horsley, Emme Devine, Nathanael Gaskin, Bob Sims, Chris Pell, Matthew Bramley, Reuben Sas & Ella Laban. Thank you to everyone who competed & contributed to an excellent team spirit. Full results can be found at https://www.thepowerof10.info/
NORTHERN BRONZE FOR GREEN
At the Northern Athletics u15/17 Champs, which were held in Liverpool on 17/18th August, Lois Green secured the Bronze medal in the u17 women's Pole Vault competition with a jump of 3.10m. Izzy Fellows & Lottie Hall stepped up from the u13 age group to compete against the u15's in the Javelin with Izzy finishing 4th, missing out on a medal by an agonising 9cm, with Lottie finishing in 13th. Lottie returned on day 2 to take 5th place in the u15 girls Pole Vault and there was a 12th place for Luke Ambrosioni in the u17 men's Long Jump.
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS FOR WILL
Will Foot made his England debut in Swansea on 20th July against teams from Wales, Scotland & Ireland. Competing in the pole vault Will gained a Bronze medal with a jump of 4.16m and helped England to win the match.
MINI LEAGUE ROUND UP
The final match of this years Mini League saw our u11, 13 & 15 athletes finish in 2nd place on the day and overall at the end of the season, runners up to Amber Valley & Erewash. There were league records this year for Ellie Oscroft in the 80m & Izzy Fellows in the Discus and Javelin. On the day Ezra Adetunji & Tyler Booth were 1-2 in both the 80m and 150m for the u11 boys, Mackenzie Crowther was another winner in the 600m and High Jump with Alex Flemming 3rd in the Howler. For the u11 girls Ellie Oscroft won the 80m & 150m with Emme Devine 3rd in the 80m. Ani Price & Chloe Staniland were 2nd & 3rd respectively in the 600m with Chloe also taking 3rd in the Howler.
Charlotte Staniland won the 200m & 1500m for the u13 girls as well as placing 3rd in the Hurdles, Melissa Humphreys took 2nd in the High Jump & 3rd in the 100m, Izzy Fellows won the Javelin and finished 2nd in the Shot behind Lottie Hall. Max Holleworth won the u13 boys Javelin where Callum Stowell was 3rd, Jenson Lee won the Shot with Max Marriott in 3rd and Nathanael Gaskin was 3rd in the 200m.
Malachi Cooper was a double winner for the u15 boys in the High Jump & Shot, Josh Turkington won the Javelin, Ben Fogden was 2nd in the 100m & Thomas Marriott was 3rd in the Hurdles. Alicia Proctor won the u15 girls 300m, Lily Baines won the Javelin and was 3rd in the Shot and there were further 3rd places for Missy Briddon in the Hurdles & 100m and Emily Rogers in the Long Jump.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS SILVER FOR WILL
Will Foot took a silver medal at the English Schools track & field Champs in Birmingham on 12/13th July. Competing in the Intermediate boys pole vault Will followed up his silver last year as a Junior boy with 2nd place in his first year in the new age group and in the process sealed selection for the England team at next weekend's International match in Swansea against Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Will's jump of 4.20 equalled his pb which sees him currently ranked =4th in the UK. Also in action in Birmingham was Lois Green who was 6th in the Inter girls pole vault with a new pb, by 14cm, jumping 3.25m. In 13th place in the Junior girls pole vault was Hannah Moody with a best height on the day of 2.70m.