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There was a Gold & a Silver for Liz Duke at the British Masters Indoor Championships, held at Lee Valley on 17-18th Feb. Day 1 saw the 200m where Liz ran 27.20secs to take the Silver in the W45 category. In the 60m on day 2 Liz stormed to the Gold, with a pb of 8.27secs.


Marianna Owen was the club's sole representative at the EA u15/17/20 Championships, held at the EIS on 10/11th February. Running in heat 1 of the u15 girls 800m Marianna finished 3rd in a personal best of 2:22.58, just missing out on a place in the final.


Bella Egley picked up a bronze medal at the Northern Athletics u13/15 Champs at the EIS in Sheffield on Sunday 4th Feb. Having finished 2nd in both her heat and semi-final, setting pb's in both, Bella ran 29.70 seconds in the final to set another pb and take 3rd place. Another athlete in pb form was Marianna Owen in the u15 girls 800m. Marianna ran 2:24.2 to finish 2nd in her heat, taking 4 seconds off her pb, and then 2:23.04 in the final to knock another second off, finishing in 5th place. Emily Ross also set a pb with 6.66m in the u13 girls shot in taking 6th place. In the u15 girls shot Mazie Taylor was 9th with 8.23m.

Match 5 of this winter's Derbyshire Sportshall League saw another win for us on 4th Feb, meaning that just a point in the final match on 9th March will see us retain the title. Jessica Sanderson & Grace Llewelyn were 3rd and 6th in the u11 girls 1 Lap race with Jessica going on to win the 2 Lap where Martha Smith was 2nd. Martha was also 2nd in the Standing Triple Jump (STJ) where Anya Clark was 4th. In the Vertical High Jump (VHJ) there was a win for Coral Wilson with Molly White 4th. Kyrie Turner & Jessica were 3rd & 4th in the Chest Push. For the boys Alexander Ganecki and Enso Harbour were 2nd & 3rd in the 1 Lap and Tobi Duke was =1st in the 2 Lap with Alexander 3rd. Tobi was 4th in the VHJ & 2nd in the STJ with Enso 7th in the vertical and Max Dennis 5th in the triple. In the Chest Push there was a 2nd place for Tayo Kooner-Singhera with Alexander in 3rd.

In the u13 girls 2 Lap there was a shared 2nd place for Lottie mole & Antoniah Kinsiona with Antoniah winning the 4 Lap where Freya Curtis was 2nd. Freya & Emily Hayter was 2nd & 3rd in the VHJ and in the STJ there was another 2nd for Antoniah with Emily in 4th. Faith Baines won the Shot with Sophie Kelley in 2nd place. Zachary Mayers was 4th in the u13 boys 2 Lap a place also achieved by Tyrell Samuels in the 4 Lap. Zachary won the VHJ where Zac Booth was 4th with Zac taking 2nd in the STJ where Kyzley Williams was 6th, with him also taking 5th in the Shot.

Tyler Booth won the u15 boys 2 Lap, STJ and Shot with Solomon Birkill  2nd, 4th & 3rd in the same events. Erin Forde won the girls 2 Lap with Jeanie Cadman 3rd, the 8 Lap Parlauf saw a win for Emme Devine & Layla Duke. On the field Jeanie won the VHJ with Summer Scott in 3rd place and in the Shot there was a 2nd place for Emme with Holly Buckley in 5th.


Finlay Grant secured the silver medal at the Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships in Sedgefield, County Durham on 27th January. Racing in the u20 event Fin upgraded from the bronze medal he won last year. In the u13 girls race Marianna Owen finished 6th, just 12 seconds behind the winner.


The club's athletes picked up 3 medals at the Northern Athletics u17/u20/senior indoor championships at the EIS, Sheffield. Beth Falconer took the silver medal in the senior women’s pole vault, also posting a pb of 3.30m. Competing in the senior men’s pole vault Nathan cleared 4.20m to also plunder a silver medal. Lottie Hall added over a metre to her shot put pb to take u20 women’s bronze.

In 60m action were Ellie Oscroft and Ben Fogden, both making the semi finals. In the u17 women's event Ellie ran 7.11secs for 3rd place in her heat followed by a marginally better 7.10 in her semi. Ben ran 7.39 in the senior men’s heats, also running faster in his semi with 7.36. Nathan Gavaghan was 5th in his heat of the senior men’s 400m with 52.39secs. Ben also competed in the 200m, running 23.06secs for 3rd place in his heat, qualifying for the semi finals where he placed 5th in 23.21.

In the last match of the North Midlands Cross Country League there was a 2nd place for Marianna Owen in the u13 girls race at Bulwell Hall Park on 13th January.


Congratulations to Finlay Grant and Marianna Owen who took Derbyshire County Cross Country Championships wins at Bulwell Hall Park on 6th January. Fin took the u20 men’s title by over a minute and a half from his nearest challenger. In the u13 girls race Marianna was 7 seconds clear of 2nd place. In the senior men’s race Ewan Spencer was 2nd, just ahead of younger brother Tom in 3rd. There was also a Bronze medal for Lyz Evans in the v65 women's race & in the u17 women's event Evie Blant finished in 7th place.


Marianna Owen took a convincing win in the final match of this winter’s Derbyshire Mini XC League at Derby on 16th December. Competing in the u13 girls race Marianna won by over a minute from her nearest competitor. Marianna also stormed to the u13 girls win at match 3 of the North Midlands Cross Country League at Shipley Park, Heanor on 2nd December. Holly Buckley placed 17th in the u15 girls race with Evie Blant taking 13th place in the u17 women's race. Lyz Evans was 106th in the senior women’s race, which placed her 2nd in the W65 category.


Mark Beer took 3rd place in the European Police Athletics Championships held in Prague, the Czeck Republic from 28-31 August. A height of 1.75m secured Mark the Bronze behind the 2 Czech Republic athletes.

At the Young Athletes (u13/15) Inter Counties in Cudworth on 9th September a number of the club's athletes turned out in this annual fixture. There was a win for Marianna Owen in the u13 girls 800m in a pb time of 2:23.97. Honora Widdowson was 3rd in her heat of the u13 girls 70m hurdles and Zac Booth 5th in the u13 boys 75m hurdles. In the u15b high jump Ezra Adetunji was 3rd in the B with Jeanie Cadman 7th in the u15 girls event. In the u13 girls high jump Sophie Kelley & Lily Timperley both jumped 1.25m and Charlie Cottrell set a pb of 1.35m in the u13 boys event.

Aaron Kurian jumped 5.25m for 4th in the u15 boys long jump, Ezra took 4th in the B. In the shot Tyler Booth was 2nd in the B for the u15 boys, Mazie Taylor 6th in the girls A string & Faith Baines 2nd in the u13 girls B. Tyler was also 3rd in the A discus.

Back on the track Ellie Oscroft was 2nd in her heat of the u15 girls 100m before placing 5th in the 200m. Sophie Kelley was 4th in her 100m heat. Aaron Kurian placed 3rd in the 200m where Brogan Grego set a pb for 3rd in the B.


Ellie Oscroft qualified to compete at the England Athletics u15/17 championships in Birmingham on 26/27th August. In the 100m on day 1 Ellie was 7th in her heat in a time of 13.31secs. Ellie returned on day 2 to take on the 200m, finishing 4th in her heat in 26.73secs before finishing 8th in her semi final.

There were 3 pb's for Lucas Melen at the Trafford Medal meeting on Monday 28th Aug. Lucas ran 13.34secs in the 75m, 27secs in the 150m and long jumped 2.52m. Oscar Melen threw 14.94m in the discus and 5.50m in the shot. The day before saw the Charnwood Stars of the Future open meeting where Jacob Peers-Wain won the u20 men's hammer & Josh Turkington was 2cm below his pb winning the javelin. Beth Falconer was the 2nd u20 women in the pole vault with a best clearance of 3.10m.


The final match of this year's Northern League saw the club finish in 6th place, however, with finishing 5th overall it will see us remain in Division 1 next year. Josh Turkington & Nathan Whyatt won the A and B javlelin with Rebecca Wardle taking the ladies event. Nathan was also 3rd in the shot where Jak Smith placed 3rd in the B to add to his 4th in the discus and pb in the hammer. There was a win for Nathan Gavaghan in the 100m with a pb of 10.8secs, Thomas Marriott took 4th in the B just outside his best ever time. Jill Lee-Liggett also set a pb in the 100m. Charlie Yates won the high jump and was 2nd in the triple with Grace Young taking 3rd place in the long jump. Charlie also won the B shot where Lottie Hall was 1cm short of her pb in taking 4th place in the A. Ben Pitts won the vault and took 2nd in the high jump.


A number of the club's athletes made the trip to Middlesbrough on the weekend of 12/13th August for the Northern Athletics u13/15/17 Championships. Saturday saw Faith Baines finish in 5th place in the u13 girls Shot with a best put of 7.50m. Faith was also in action in the 100m & 200m where she was 5th in her heats of both events. There was a personal best for Marianna Owen in the u13 girls 800m, where she finished 7th overall. Aaron Kurian was 4th in the u15 boys 200m final and 5th in his heat of the 100m. Tyler Booth took agonising 4th places in both the u15 Shot and Discus, but had the satisfaction of throwing a pb of 34.47m in the latter.

There was more Discus action on the Sunday with Bradley Kirk taking 5th place in the u17 men's event. Gracie Pell took 4th place in the u17 women's Pole Vault with Lottie Hall taking 7th in the Javelin. Ellie Oscroft took 8th place in the u15 girls 100m final and finished 2nd in her 200m heat. Oscar Melen was 12th in the u13 boys 800m and was 8th in the Shot with a pb of 6.28m. Mazie Taylor took 10th place in the u15 girls Shot with a pb of 8.91m.


A third successive win was achieved by our u13/15 athletes on 22nd July securing promotion back to the Northern Premier division next year. The match was a close affair with a battle for 2nd place in the league and the other promotion spot. There were wins for Dylan Leong in the hammer & Josh Dorward in the pole vault for the u15 boys. In the u15 girls events there was a double win for Ellie Oscroft in the 100m & 200m with Zac Booth taking the u13 boys hurdles and javelin & Oscar Melen winning the shot. Marianna Owen took the u13 girls 800m, Sophie Kelley the high jump, Faith Baines the shot & Emily Ross the javelin. Full results can be seen at YDL 2019 (


The fourth and final match of this year's Derbyshire Mini League was brought to an abrupt end by the weather on 15th July. As we have at the previous 3 matches we took 2nd place to Derby, who are this year's well deserved Mini League Champions.

The highlight of the match for ourselves was a Mini League Record run from Marianna Owen in the u13 girls 1500m. Marianna went straight into the lead from the gun, establishing a significant lead and stopping the clock at 4:58.49 which took almost a second of the previous record which had stood since 2004. Also in the race Honora Widdowson took 5th place. Honora also won the 70m hurdles with Niamh Kilroy 5th and in the 100m Sophie Kelley and Faith Baines were 3rd & 4th. Sophie was also 3rd in the 200m, with Faith 6th, and also won the high jump where Lily Timperley was 2nd. Faith & Emily Ross won the shot and javelin respectively, Emily was 5th in the shot as was Niamh in the jav. Zac Booth won the u13 boys hurdles and took 2nd in the javelin with Oscar Melen in 6th place. In the 100m Zachary Mayers was 4th & Tyrell Samuels 6th with the same athletes in 4th & 5th over 200m. In the 1500m Tyrell was 4th with Jamie Brown 5th. Zac was 4th in the LJ with Charlie Cottrell 6th. Zachary & Oscar were 4th & 5th in the shot.

Ezra Edetunji took the u15 boys hurdles and was 2nd in the HJ with Zac Marriott 6th. Tyler Booth was 2nd and Zac 4th in the shot with Tyler also 4th in the javelin where Zac was 6th. In the 100m there was a 3rd place for Tyler with Ezra 5th. Ellie Oscroft was 2nd in the u15 girls 100m with Emme Devine 5th. Emily Marathalingam was 4th in the hurdles and over 1500m Edith Boam & Holly Buckley were 6th & 7th. In the LJ Jeanie Cadman was 4th, 1 place ahead of Sky Lamb. Mazie Taylor took 3rd in the shot with Holly in 6th and Katie Rylance and Mazie were 3rd & 4th in the javelin.

Martha Rose Smith took top honours in the u11 girls 600m with Kyrie Turner in 3rd. Jessica Sanderson took 3rd places in both the sprints, Martha taking 4th over 75m and Emily Molloy 5th over 150m. In the LJ Jessica was 2nd with Martha 6th and Kyrie was 3rd in the howler where there was a 5th spot for Olivia Dorward. Tobi Duke was =1st in the u11 boys 75m with Christopher Devine taking 7th. Tobi was 2nd in the 150m, where Philip Grzelak was 5th, and Tobi was 2nd in the HJ with Oscar Siderius 5th. In the 600m there was a 3rd place for Philip, Christopher finishing in 5th place before taking 3rd in the howler with Philip 6th. Full results will be published on Results Lookup (


At the English Schools Track & Field Championships at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham on 30th June & 1st July there was a pb for Tyler Booth in the junior boys discus. Tyler threw 34.42m to add over a metre to his previous best. In the intermediate boys discus Bradley Kirk took 8th place with 35.18m. Aaron Kurian was 14th in the junior boys long jump with a best distance of 5.48m. In the junior girls 200m Ellie Oscroft was 5th in her heat with 26.59 secs.


The weekend of 3rd/4th June saw the Northern Athletics U20/Senior Championships take place in Manchester over both days. There was a Silver medal for Beth Falconer in the senior women's pole vault, equalling her best height of the season with 3.10m. There were also Bronze medals in the u20 throws for Jacob Peers-Wain, with a pb in the hammer, and Josh Turkington in the javelin. There was also a pb for Nathan Gavaghan who broke 50 seconds for the 400m for the first time. Nathan's 49.85secs was good enough for a place in the final, where he was 7th. Results can be found here; Northern Senior & U20 Outdoor Championships 2023 | Northern Athletics


At the Northern Inter Counties Championships in York there was a 4th place for Derbyshire out of the 10 counties in attendance. Aaron Kurian was 4th in his u15 boys 100m & 200m, Ellie Oscroft was also 4th in the u15 girls 100m and took 2nd in the 200m. Aaron was 3rd in the Long Jump. Emme Devine was also 4th in her u15 girls 200m race. In the u17 women's 3000m Evie Blant was 16th. Josh Dorward posted a pb in the u17 men's Pole Vault with Jeanie Cadman 10th in the women's vault. Bradley Kirk & Callum Stowell both threw pb's in the 17 men's Shot and Discus, as did Tyler Booth who took 3rd in the u15 boys Shot. Tyler also took 5th in the Discus. The full results can be viewed at


There were some fantastic performances as the Derbyshire Track & Field Championships on the weekend of 13/14th May. Leading the way were our Championship Best Performance setters; Mark Beer in the M35 high jump and Dan Duke in the M50 discus. Our other medallists were;

Gold; Sophie Kelly (high jump), Emily Ross (javelin), Ellie Oscroft (200m),  Beth Falconer (pole vault), Charlotte Hicken (high jump), Liz Duke (100m & 400m), Aaron Kurian (100m, 200m & long jump), Ezra Adetunji (high jump), Tyler Booth (shot & discus), Josh Dorward (pole vault), Callum Stowell (hammer), Bradley Kirk (discus), Ben Fogden (100m & 200m), Jacob Peers-Wain (hammer), Sheridan Wilks (100m), Nathan Gavaghan (200m & 400m), Dan Duke (shot), u13 girls 4x100m & u15 girls 4x100m.

Silver; Sophie Kelley (100m & shot), Niamh Kilroy (70mH), Ellie Oscroft (100m), Jeanie Cadman (pole vault), Liz Duke (200m), Rebeca Wardle (javelin), Charlie Cottrell (75mH & high jump), Zac Booth (javelin), Callum Stowell (javelin), Thomas Marriott (400m), Nathan Gavaghan (100m), Oliver Dakin (400m), Mark Beer (shot) & u15 boys 4x100m.

Bronze; Emily Ross (70mH), Faith Baines (shot), Emme Devine (200m & shot), Kate Rylance (discus), Evie Blant (3000m), Charlotte Hickin (shot), Tyler Booth (100m), Ezra Adetunji (200m & long jump), Oliver Dakin (100m) and Mark Beer (discus).

In the Quadkids event on the Sunday there was a Bronze medal for Martha Smith. Kyrie Turner was 8th, one place ahead of Olivia Dorward. In the boys event Christopher Devine was 4th, Philip Grzelak 6th & Tobi Duke 7th. A full set of results can be found at