YDL LOWER DETAILS
The first match of this years league for u13 & u15 athletes takes place at Doncaster on Saturday 27th April with the first event at 11am. Selected athletes will be contacted by team managers & for those wanting the bus it leaves St Mary's school, Upper Newbold, at 9am at a cost of £5/person.
NATIONAL SPORTSHALL FINALS REPORT
A number of the club’s athletes were in action for Derbyshire at Sportcity in Manchester over the weekend of 13/14th April. The county’s u15 boys just missed out on a podium spot as a team by 1 point, Warwickshire pipping them to the Bronze medals. There were, however, a couple of medals for the club’s athletes with Luke Ambrosioni taking 2nd in the Standing Triple Jump & Nathan Gavaghan 3rd in the 4 Lap. James Douglas just missed out on a top 3 position in the 2 Lap when finishing =4th. Each of the boys took part in 3 individual events, in turn scoring points for the overall category in which Luke finished 9th of the 64 Competitors. In the u13 girls event the Derbyshire team finished in 11th place with Lottie Hall, Charlotte Staniland and Missy Briddon all in action in both individual & relay events. Results can be seen at http://www.sportshall.org/
TOM PINK RELAYS
The club won a cluster of medals at the Tom Pink Relays held at the EIS in Sheffield on 9th March with us competing against clubs from all over the north of England. All of our relay teams made it to their finals with the u11 girls & u13 boys scooping medals. In addition to relays there were also a number of field events held with medals won by Seth Lowe, Megan Nichols, Thomas Bettney, Gracjan Mazurek, Melissa Humphreys & Leah Solley.
LONDON MINI MARATHON TRIALS
Congratulations to Finlay Grant and Will Tighe who both finished 3rd, in the u15 boys & u17 men’s races respectively, at the East Midlands Mini Marathon trials held in Leicester on 31st March. Both have now been selected for the Mini Marathon in London on 28th April, held in conjunction with the full London Marathon. Also in action at Leicester were Harry Cocking who was 13th in the u15 boys race, Ewan Spencer was also 13th in the u17 men’s race where Sam Allen was 14th, Tom Spencer 17th & Oscar Cousins 18th.