ENGLISH SCHOOLS XC RESULTS
Alex Ediker excelled at the English Schools in Leeds on 16th March with an 8th place finish in the Senior boys race. In the same race Will Tighe was 59th, Ewan Spencer 126th and Elliott Meylan 179th, leading the Derbyshire team to 15th. Tom Spencer was in the Derbyshire team which finished 3rd in the Inter boys event, finishing in 34th place, along with Oscar Cousins in 112th. Also in the Inters race were Sam Allen & Finlay Grant who were 134th & 203rd respectively. Jasmin Greveson was 212th in the Inter girls race where Derbyshire were 38th.
INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY
The club had a number of athletes selected to compete for Derbyshire at the UK Inter Counties at Loughborough on 9th March. Will Tighe continued his excellent recent form to finish 31st in the u17 men's race with Tom Spencer 92nd, Oscar Cousins 150th & Ewan Spencer 208th. In the u15 race Finlay Grant was an excellent 79th with Joe Currie coming home 138th and Jasmin Greveson was 201st in the u15 girls event.
An amazing campaign saw the club win every match and be crowned champions of the Derbyshire Sportshall League. In our final league match, we won three of the six age groups and took three second places, which was enough to take the overall title for the first time since 2013. It has been an immensely successful season, featuring many event winners during the matches, and the club had a record number of 26 athletes selected across the age groups to represent Derbyshire at the regional Sportshall finals in March.
The final match saw wins for Lydia Griffin in the u11 girls 1 & 2 Lap events, Megan Nicholls the Vertical High Jump (VHJ) and Alice Hall the Standing Long Jump (SLJ). For the u11 boys Ezra Adetunji took the 1 Lap & VHJ and Nathanael Gaskin was victorious in the 2 Lap & STJ. Both u11 teams won their relays. In the u13 age groups there were Shot wins for Lottie Hall and Ollie Gratton. Beth Falconer was a winner for the u15 girls in the VHJ, Hannah Moody took the 2 Lap then teamed up with Georgia Millington to win the 8 Lap Parlauf. Both the u15 boys & girls won their relays.
ENGLISH NATIONAL XC
Will Tighe finished an excellent 17th in the u17's men's race at the National cross country champs in Leeds on 23rd Feb with Oscar Cousins coming home 134th. There was another top 20 finish for Alex Ediker in the u20 men's race, finishing in 19th with Elliot Meylan 171st. Our u15 boys team finished a creditable 28th with Joe Currie 130th, Isaac Helps 154th, Harry Cocking 282nd & Thomas Marriott 297th.
NORTHERN XC CHAMPS
12 of the club's athletes tackled the Northern Champs at Pontefract racecourse on 26th Jan. In the u17 men's race our team finished 8th led home by Tom Spencer in 26th with Will Tighe 31st, Oscar Cousins 47th & Ewan Spencer 72nd. Michael Brown also ran in the u17 race finishing 106th. Finlay Grant was first home for the club in 30th place for the u15 boys team which finished 10th. Joe Currie was 57th, Isaac Helps 86th and Harry Cocking 152nd to complete the team scoring, Thomas Marriott finished in 160th. Jasmin Greveson was 81st in the u15 girls race and Macy Helps was 151st in the u13 girls event.
NORTH MIDS SUCCESSES
Saturday 13th January also saw the final match of the North Midlands cross country league with a number of the club’s athletes having excellent runs and securing overall titles. In the u17 men’s race Will Tighe won, however, behind him filling places 2 to 5 were Oscar Cousins, Sam Allen, Tom Spencer and Ewan Spencer meaning that the club easily took the team title with the first 3 to score. Finlay Grant was 2nd in the u15 boys race and with Joe Currie 6th & Harry Cocking 18th the team were 2nd on the day. Jasmin Greveson was 7th in the u15 girls race and in the senior men’s race Dan Cresswell was 46th. Lyz Evans was 118th in the senior women’s race, however, this did secure her the overall title for the over 60’s. Also in the overall standings our u17 men’s team were clear winners and individually Oscar Cousins, Sam Allen & Ewan Spencer were 1-2-3 with Tom Spencer in 4th. For the u15 boys Finlay Grant was 2nd overall. All results can be found at http://northmidsxcleague.co.uk/
COUNTY XC RESULTS
Will Tighe led a clean sweep of the medals for the club in the u17 men's race in the Derbyshire Champs in Nottingham on 5th Jan. Will took gold ahead of Ewan Spencer & Sam Allen with the team gold also secured. Also in the u17 race were Tom Spencer in 6th & Oscar Cousins in 7th. Alex Ediker took the u20 men's title by over half a minute and our u11 girls team won silver led by Lydia Griffin in 2nd with Gracie Pell 6th & Darcy Knight 9th.
Another team gold was won by our u15 boys with Finlay Grant taking the individual bronze, Joe Currie in 4th & Isaac Helps 10th. Other u15's competing were Harry Cocking in 12th & Thomas Marriott who was 15th. Bronze medals were secured by Jasmin Greveson in the u15 girls race & by Lyz Evans in the women's over 55 category. Louise Cocking was 5th in the u17 women's race, Macy Helps 14th in the u13 girls & Thomas Bettney was 15th in the u13 boys event. A full set of results will be published on the County website.
MINI XC LEAGUE FINALE
Congratulations to Finlay Grant who won the u15 boys overall title in the Derbyshire Mini XC league following the third match at Derby on 15th December. Finlay finished 2nd on the day but his consistency, having finished 2nd at the first 2 matches too, paid dividends. The u15 boys team were 2nd on the day, with Joe Currie in 4th & Harry Cocking in 7th, & overall at the end of the season. Also in the race were Isaac Helps in 11th & Thomas Marriott in 13th.
There were also excellent 2nd places overall for Jasmin Greveson, who finished 3rd on the day, in the u15 girls & Lydia Griffin in the u11 girls. Lydia was 2nd at Derby with Gracie Pell in 8th & Annie Price 12th, the girls taking 2nd place on the day and overall. In the u13 girls race Macy Helps was 13th and Daniel Bennett raced for the u13 boys finishing 17th. Congratulations to Derby AC who won the league with us finishing in 3rd place.