NORTHERN U13/15 INDOOR CHAMPS
Lottie Hall took the gold medal in the u15 girls pole vault on 2nd Feb at the EIS in Sheffield with a jump of 2.50m which is just below the pb set last month and ranks her 8th in the UK. In the same event Gracie Pell, who is still an u13, jumped a huge pb of 2.20m to take a 3 way share of the silver medal. Ruby Sayles just missed out on a medal in the u15 girls long jump with only 7 centimetres separating the first 4 athletes, Ruby missing the bronze by 1cm but she does have the consolation of smashing the club record dating back to 2012 with her 5.20m. Ruby also competed in the 200m, placing 2nd in her heat in a pb of 27.51 secs before finishing 5th in her semi final.
BRITISH UNI SILVER FOR ALEX
Alex Ediker made the long trip to Edinburgh on 1st Feb for the British Universities Cross Country Champs. Competing for St Mary's University in London there was an excellent silver medal for Alex in the men's short course race with Dan Cresswell finishing 162nd for Nottingham University in the same race.
NORTHERN SILVER FOR U20 MEN
Congratulations to Alex Ediker, who finished a tremendous 5th, Will Tighe in 16th & Ewan Spencer who was 32nd in the u20 men's race at the Northern Cross Country Championships with the lads aggregate score being good enough for the team silver medals. There was a superb 14th place for Finlay Grant in the u17 men's race where Tom Spencer was 24th & Oscar Cousins 49th. The first race of the day saw a 61st place for Jasmin Greveson in the u17 women's event & Keyon Greveson was 143rd in the u15 boys race.
It was a busy day for the club's endurance athletes with events in Nottingham & north of the border in Scotland on 11th January. At the final North Midlands League fixture of the winter at Wollaton Park, Nottingham the club's u17 men's team and Finlay Grant were crowned champions. Finlay finished 2nd on the day in the u17 men's race which secured him the overall title ahead of club mates Tom Spencer in 2nd & Oscar Cousins in 3rd, Oscar having finished 3rd on the day with Tom 5th. Thomas Marriott was 19th in the u15 boys race and in the senior men's race Ewan Spencer was 20th overall (3rd u20) and Daniel Cresswell, who is in training for the London Marathon, was 61st of the 258 finishers.
Alex Ediker, running for the North of England, finished an excellent 6th in the u20 men's race at the British Athletics Cross Challenge event in Stirling, Scotland. Will Tighe, competing for the Midlands, was rewarded following the long journey with 28th place in the same race.
NORTHERN INDOOR u17/20 & SENIOR CHAMPS
Day 1 of the Northern Athletics u17/20/senior Indoor Championships, which were held at the EIS in Sheffield on 11/12th Jan, saw Oliver Dakin dominate the u20 men's 60m Hurdles and take the win in a new pb & club record of 8.57 seconds. There was a silver medal for Hannah Moody in the u17 women's pole vault, where she equalled her pb of 2.80m, with Lottie Hall finishing in 5th place in a new pb of 2.60m. Alicia Barrett had a busy day, taking the silver medal in the senior women's 60m Hurdles and then finishing 4th in the 60m having won her heat. In the senior men's 400m heats Connor McQuade just missed out on automatic qualification to the semi finals, taking 3rd place behind last year's champion.
On day 2 the club's athletes secured a couple of further silver medals. First up was Lois Green who took 2nd place in the u20 women's pole vault with a 2.90m jump followed by Will Foot taking the runner up spot in the u17 men's vault. Josh Turkington, competing in his first Northern Championships, came 7th in the u17 men's shot with 8.41m which was just 3cm shy of his best ever throw.
COUNTY MEDAL CLEAN SWEEPS
The Derbyshire County Cross Country Champs were held at Shipley Park, Heanor on 4th January and saw 2 of the club's teams take a clean sweep of the medals. In the u17 men's race 32 seconds separated our 3 medallists with Finlay Grant taking the gold ahead of Tom Spencer's silver & Oscar Cousins bronze, the team also taking their gold medals with a perfect score of 6. It was a similar story in the u20 men's race where Alex Ediker took the win, Will Tighe securing the silver medal and Ewan Spencer with bronze and all taking team gold medals.
Jasmin Greveson took 6th in the u17 women's race, in the u13 girls there was a 16th place for Macy Helps and in the u15 boys race there was a 12th from Keyon Greveson and 16th for Thomas Marriott. Congratulations to all of those finishing in the top 8 who have gained selection for Derbyshire at the UK Inter Counties in Loughborough on 10th March.
MINI LEAGUE XC FINALE
Macy Helps took 7th place in the u13 girls race at the final Mini XC League match at Derby on 14th December. In the u15 boys race Thomas Marriott was 10th with Thomas Bettney in 12th position. At the end of the 3 matches Macy & Thomas Marriott were 6th overall in their categories, no other athletes from the club competed in all 3 matches. Of the 7 competing teams we finished in =6th place.
ENGLISH XC RELAYS
There was an 18th place for our u17 men's A team on Oscar Cousins, Tom Spencer & Finlay Grant in Mansfield on 2nd November with our B team of Sam Allen, Isaac Helps & Joe Currie coming home 57th. Our junior men's team of Alex Ediker, Ewan Spencer & Jacob Buckley were 29th with Lydia Griffin, Macy Helps & Charlotte Staniland teaming up for 45th in the u13 girls race.
NORTHERN XC RELAYS
Oscar Cousins, Tom Spencer and Finlay Grant teamed up to finish an agonising 4th in the u17 men's race at the Northern cross country relays in Sheffield on 19th October, just 2 seconds away from a medal. Fin also ran the 6th fastest leg of the day. In the senior men's race there was a 22nd place for Ewan Spencer, Michael Brown, Jacob Buckley & Steve Gascoyne with our u13 girls team of Lydia Griffin, Macy Helps & Evie Blant coming home 34th.
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.
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.