CORONAVIRUS CLOSURES (updated 6th April)
In line with the latest government policy & ensuing governing body advice we are currently closed for training and competitions until the end of May. The Youth Development & Northern Leagues have decided to cancel all of their competitions for this year and the reasons behind this are given on their websites.
It is now hoped that once athletics is back up & running that local competitions can be organised and we will post details of these when we can. In the meantime we will post the dates of open competitions in the Midlands and Yorkshire areas as well as a few local fell races.
Also on our fixtures are the dates & venues for the 2020/21 North Midlands Cross Country League and Northern road & cross country relays.
We will post further updates here & on our Facebook page.
2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
Thank you to those who have renewed their memberships. Due to Coronavirus clubs have been granted an extension by England Athletics to register athletes, therefore, there is no rush to pay us, we will resume taking forms when we return to training. For anybody who does wish to pay before we resume then we can accept a bank transfer, please email us at email@example.com
MULTI EVENTS UPDATES
Ruby Sayles took 14th position in the England Athletics u15 girls Pentathlon at the EIS in Sheffield on 15th March. Ruby’s score of 2769 points sets a new club record and placed her 5th in the Northern championships. En route to her overall score Ruby Long Jumped 5.25m, also a club record, which moves her to 5th in the UK rankings for that event.
On 23rd Feb it was Mark Beer's turn at Lee Valley in London at the British Masters Championships. In his last event as an M35 a Bronze medal was won with 2881 points.
Finlay Grant's 94th place finish helped the Derbyshire team to 7th place in the Inter boys race at the English School cross country Champs at Sefton Park, Liverpool on 14th March. In the Senior boys race Ewan Spencer was the first finisher for Derbyshire in 133rd with Oscar Cousins 142nd and Tom Spencer 187th. There was a 292nd place for Jasmin Greveson in the Inter girls race.
UK INTER COUNTIES
Held in Loughborough on 7th March the UK Inter counties cross country champs saw a number of the club's athletes competing for Derbyshire. In the u20 men's race Will Tighe came home in 25th with Ewan Spencer 60th. Oscar Cousins finished an excellent 30th in the u17 men's race where Finlay Grant was 56th & Tom Spencer 81st with the Derbyshire team coming a creditable 9th. Jasmin Greveson was 217th in the u17 women's event.
A fantastic final match 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.
A big thank you to everyone who turned out for us this winter and to our team managers for coordinating. We won all 6 Sportshall matches and the results for them all can be found at http://www.sportshall.org/resultsfixtures/results/county-league-results/results-county-league-results-county-league-results-2019-20
RUBY SAILS TO 4th AT ENGLISH CHAMPS
Ruby Sayles took 4th place in the u15 girls Long Jump at the England Athletics u15, u17 & u20 Indoor Champs on 22nd Feb at the EIS Sheffield. Ruby's jump of 5.19m was just 1cm shy of her personal best and she'll now move onto the England Athletics Pentathlon in the middle of March. In the u15 girls Pole Vault Lottie Hall took 7th place with a height of 2.50m, narrowly missing out on a pb of 2.65m. In the u20 men's 60m Hurdles on 23rd Feb Oliver Dakin finished 6th in his heat with a pb and club record of 8.47secs.
At a very windy Wollaton Park, Nottingham there was a superb 34th place for Will Tighe in the u20 men's race at the English National Cross Country Champs on 22nd Feb. Earlier in the day saw an excellent 39th place for Oscar Cousins in the u17 men's race where Finlay Grant finished 135th & Joe Currie 171st. In the u15 boys race Thomas Marriott finished 276th with Keyon Greveson 296th.
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.