ENGLISH SILVER

Lottie Hall scooped a silver medal at the England Athletics u15 pole vault championships on 28/8/21. Lottie jumped 2.61m to secure =2nd place.

GOLDS GALORE 

Izzy Fellows threw 30.50m to take Javelin gold in Nuneaton on 21st August 2021. Throwing in the u15 girls category Izzy's best throw was almost 10m further than any of her rivals managed. Also taking gold was Steve Gascoyne in the M40 age group 3000m steeplechase at the British Masters Championships in Derby, held from 20-22 August. Steve's time of 10:55.58 was over a minute ahead of his nearest challenger.
Ellie Oscroft raced to double gold at the Northern Athletics U13/15/17 Championships in Hull on 14/15th August. First Ellie took the u13 girls 100m title with a pb of 13.87secs before returning to the track and setting another pb of 28.45secs in the 200m.
Also winning gold was Lottie Hall in the u15 girls pole vault. Lottie jumped 2.60m and was joined on the podium by Gracie Pell who vaulted 2.40m for the bronze. Hannah Moody was a silver medal winner in the u17 women's vault with a height of 2.80m.
There were bronze medals in the u17 men's events for Josh Turkington & Ben Fogden. Josh threw 44.85m in the javelin with Ben running 11.93secs in the 100m. Ben also competed in the 200m where he was 5th in his heat in 24.45secs.

ENGLISH SCHOOLS REPORT

Congratulations to Will Foot who took the Bronze medal at the English Schools Track & Field Championships in Manchester which were held 9-11th July 2021. Competing in the senior boys pole vault Will jumped a pb of 4.50m to seal 3rd place. There was also a pb for Isobelle Fellows in the junior girls javelin who threw 34.09m for 6th place. In the senior girls pole vault there was a 9th place for Bethany Falconer and Hannah Moody was 17th in the inter girls event, both jumping 2.80m. In the junior girls pole vault Lottie Hall and Gracie Pell were 4th & 7th respectively with heights of 2.40m and 2.20m.

ENGLISH CHAMPS BRONZE

Congratulations to Will Foot who made the long trip to Bedford worthwhile by taking 3rd place at the England Athletics u20 championships on 19th June 2021. Will vaulted a new pb of 4.45m to secure the bronze medal

UK INTER COUNTIES FELL RACE

3 of the club's athletes competed in the Up the Nab fell race in Glossop on 13th June 2021. Finlay Grant & Tom Spencer were 1-2 in the u19 men's race, with Fin taking the win by 1 second, with both athletes beating all of the seniors for good measure. In the u15 girls race Gracie Fidler, competing for Derbyshire for the first time, was 25th.

COUNTY SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

There were some strong performances from the club’s athletes at the Derbyshire Schools championships on 12th June 2021, including English Schools qualifying standards from Ruby Sayles & Lottie Hall. Ruby took 2 wins in the Inter Girls (u17) events, the 100m in 13.51 secs & the Long Jump with an English Schools qualifier of 5.56m. Hannah Moody was another winner, jumping 2.90m in the Pole Vault, and also took silver in the 200m with 28.33secs. There was a 1-2 in the Hammer with Ruby Higham throwing 30.33m and Ella Laban 16.75m. In the 300m Freya Lowe secured Bronze in 44.90secs.

Lottie jumped 2.70m to win the Junior Girls (u15) Pole Vault, with an English Schools standard, and also threw the shot to 8.26m for a silver medal. Izzy Fellows won the Javelin with 33.79m, having thrown over the English Schools standard of 34m earlier in the season. Pollyanna Wilmott was another winner, throwing 21.44m in the Hammer. There was a silver medal for Gracie Pell in the Pole Vault with a jump of 2.40m, which places her 7th in the UK currently, & took a bronze in the 75m Hurdles in a time of 13.54secs. Melissa Humphreys placed 2nd in the 100m with 14.39secs with Georgie Pollard 6th in 15.36secs and in the High Jump Melissa took bronze with 1.40m where Georgie was 5th with 1.10m. In the 1500m Macy Helps was 8th with 5:50.96 with Evie Blant 10th in 5:58.98 and Ella Boyland ran 2:49.37 for 8th in the 800m.

Josh Turkington and Jacob Peers-Wain took golds in the Inter Boys Javelin and Hammer respectively, Josh throwing 44.77m & Jacob 20.19m. There was also a silver for Thomas Marriot in the 400m with 58.59secs. In the Junior Boys events there were silver medals for Callum Stowell in the Javelin with a throw of 28.54m, Jenson Lee in the Shot with 7.57m & Tyler Booth in the Discus with 16.40m where Jenson added a bronze with 16.35m. Callum was also 9th overall in the 100m with 13.73secs, Tyler was 11th in 14.82secs & Nathanael Gaskin 12th in 15.05secs. Nathanael ran 30.55secs for 5th in the 200m.

AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The weekend of the 12/13th June 2021 saw the area u20/senior champs take place. Rebecca Wardle took a bronze in the senior women's javelin at the Northern champs in Manchester. Rebecca threw 33.04m. In the men's discus Mark Wearing was 7th with 39.15m. In Nuneaton at the Midland championships there was a bronze medal for Will Foot in the pole vault with a jump of 4.20m.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS REGIONAL VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Congratulations to Jo Wain who has been named the East Midlands Coach of the Year for 2020 for his work with the club’s throws group. To view more details about why Jo was named this year’s winner visit the England Athletics website at; https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/east-midlands-regional-volunteer-awards-winners-and-runners-up/

The club was well represented at the virtual awards ceremony as Shane Proctor was the runner-up in the Volunteer of the Year category.

SPORTSHALL CHAMPIONS

A fantastic final match of the 2019-20 winter season saw the club take the overall Sportshall League title as well as 4 of the 6 age group wins. Our u13 & 15 girls and the u11 & 13 boys won their divisions with Amber Valley & Erewash taking the other 2 age groups. On the day our u11 boys filled the first 4 places in the 1 Lap, Ezra Adetunji winning ahead of Tyler Booth, Mackenzie Crowther and James Sinclair then in the 3 Lap there was another win for Ezra followed by Mackenzie then James. Mackenzie then won the Standing Long Jump (SLJ) and Toby Barnett was 3rd in the Hi-Stepper. The Speed Bounce (SB) saw Ezra take his 3rd win with Alex Fleming in 2nd place. The boys then won their relay in a new League Record.

Ellie Oscroft won both the u11 girls 1 Lap & Hi-Stepper with Penny Blant 3rd in the 1 Lap. Ellie was then 2nd in the 3 Lap with Emme Devine in 3rd and Penny returned to take 2nd in the SLJ. In the SB there was an =2nd for Mazie Taylor & Chloe Staniland and we were 2nd in the relay. Melissa Humphreys took the u13 girls 1 Lap and was 3rd in the SLJ, Izzy Fellows took the Shot with Lottie Hall in 2nd, Gracie Pell was 2nd in the SB where Izzy was 3rd and in the 8 Lap Parlauf our team of Gracie Pell & Charlotte Staniland was 2nd. The girls took 2nd in their relay.

For the u13 boys Jenson Lee & Max Marriott were 1-2 in the Shot, Max & Kobi Adetunji were 2nd & 3rd in the SB and there was a win in the relay. There was also a 2nd place in the 8 Lap Parlauf for Kobi who teamed up with Jedaiah Asare Bonsu. Hannah Moody won the 2 & 4 Lap races for the u15 girls, Freya Lowe finishing 2nd in the 4 Lap & Alicia Proctor 3rd in the 2 Lap. Emily Rogers won the SB with Alicia 2nd, Emily was then 2nd in the SLJ with Alicia in 3rd place and in the Shot Freya was 2nd with Ruby Higham 3rd and the girls combined for the relay win. Josh Turkington took the Shot for the u15 boys with Gracjan Mazurek 2nd, Gracjan was also 2nd in the 2 Lap as was Thomas Bettney in the 4 Lap. Josh & Thomas were then 2nd and 3rd in the SB.