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Please note our training times are now 6.30 until 8pm at Tupton Hall School.

To request a place please email the below address, in your email we will require the Athletes Name and an Emergency Contact Number. PLEASE NOTE that we will no longer acknowledge your email, unless there is not a space for your child. For those who wish to register for our sessions with the Academy on Tues 22nd and/or Thurs 24th June please email the below address by 2pm on Mon 21st & Wed 23rd respectively.

• Should your child show any symptoms of Covid-19 following the session or have a positive Covid-19 test you will inform us immediately at the below email address or call Jon Baker on 07801 504 246.

Please do not try to book spaces for any other sessions at this time, there may be a different registration process or details may change.

For athletes in other groups/not in the Academy, event group coaches will be arranging their own groups so if you're in a sprints, throws, endurance or jumps group please speak to your coach to ensure that they have a space for you.


3 of the club's athletes competed in the Up the Nab fell race in Glossop on 13th June. Finlay Grant & Tom Spencer were 1-2 in the u19 men's race, with Fin taking the win by 1 second, with both athletes beating all of the seniors for good measure. In the u15 girls race Gracie Fidler, competing for Derbyshire for the first time, was 25th.


There were some strong performances from the club’s athletes at the Derbyshire Schools championships on 12th June, including English Schools qualifying standards from Ruby Sayles & Lottie Hall. Ruby took 2 wins in the Inter Girls (u17) events, the 100m in 13.51 secs & the Long Jump with an English Schools qualifier of 5.56m. Hannah Moody was another winner, jumping 2.90m in the Pole Vault, and also took silver in the 200m with 28.33secs. There was a 1-2 in the Hammer with Ruby Higham throwing 30.33m and Ella Laban 16.75m. In the 300m Freya Lowe secured Bronze in 44.90secs.

Lottie jumped 2.70m to win the Junior Girls (u15) Pole Vault, with an English Schools standard, and also threw the shot to 8.26m for a silver medal. Izzy Fellows won the Javelin with 33.79m, having thrown over the English Schools standard of 34m earlier in the season. Pollyanna Wilmott was another winner, throwing 21.44m in the Hammer. There was a silver medal for Gracie Pell in the Pole Vault with a jump of 2.40m, which places her 7th in the UK currently, & took a bronze in the 75m Hurdles in a time of 13.54secs. Melissa Humphreys placed 2nd in the 100m with 14.39secs with Georgie Pollard 6th in 15.36secs and in the High Jump Melissa took bronze with 1.40m where Georgie was 5th with 1.10m. In the 1500m Macy Helps was 8th with 5:50.96 with Evie Blant 10th in 5:58.98 and Ella Boyland ran 2:49.37 for 8th in the 800m.

Josh Turkington and Jacob Peers-Wain took golds in the Inter Boys Javelin and Hammer respectively, Josh throwing 44.77m & Jacob 20.19m. There was also a silver for Thomas Marriot in the 400m with 58.59secs. In the Junior Boys events there were silver medals for Callum Stowell in the Javelin with a throw of 28.54m, Jenson Lee in the Shot with 7.57m & Tyler Booth in the Discus with 16.40m where Jenson added a bronze with 16.35m. Callum was also 9th overall in the 100m with 13.73secs, Tyler was 11th in 14.82secs & Nathanael Gaskin 12th in 15.05secs. Nathanael ran 30.55secs for 5th in the 200m.


The weekend of the 12/13th June saw the area u20/senior champs take place. Rebecca Wardle took a bronze in the senior women's javelin at the Northern champs in Manchester. Rebecca threw 33.04m. In the men's discus Mark Wearing was 7th with 39.15m. In Nuneaton at the Midland championships there was a bronze medal for Will Foot in the pole vault with a jump of 4.20m.
There have also been a number of open meetings recently with another pb & club record for Alex Ediker. In Watford on 12th June Alex ran the 1500m in 3:49.12. Emma Botham threw the discus out to 42.87m at Loughborough on 2nd June for a pb & club record. Ewan Spencer also set a 1500m pb with 4:08.2 at Wormwood Scrubs on 9th June.


Results for the match on 5th June at Doncaster have now been published at the following link;


There was an English Schools qualifying standard for Will Foot in the pole vault on 30th June in Doncaster. Will won the u20 event with a pb of 4.41m which places him 5th in the UK rankings. The sprints were run into a headwind with Ben Fogden taking 2nd place in the u17 men’s 100m in 12.15secs & Thomas Marriott setting a pb of 13.01secs for 3rd in the B string, Thomas was also 4th in the 800m. Hannah Moody set a pb of 43.62secs in the 300m & took 3rd place in the 200m for the u17 women. Jacob Peers-Wain won the u17 men’s hammer and took the B string discus where Josh Turkington placed 2nd in the A string. There was also a season’s best for Luke Ambrosioni in the u20 men’s long jump with a leap of 5.67m. The full results can be found at


A number of the club’s athletes took to the fells at the West Nab race on 29th May. In the u19 men’s race there was a 2nd place for Tom Spencer and finishing 5th was Finlay Grant. We had 2 fell debutants in the u15 girls race; Gracie Fidler & Evie Blant finishing in 25th & 33rd overall but both will have gained experience for further races on the fells. Finlay had warmed up for the event the previous weekend with a 2nd place overall finish, and the first u23, at the Coniston Gullies race on 23rd May. Fin missed out on the win by a mere second.


The club’s first league match since 2019 saw us finish in 5th place with a flurry of pb performances and a number of athletes winning their individual events. Ruby Sayles & Ben Fogden both posted pb’s in both the 100m & 200m with Nathan Gavaghan also setting a new pb in the 100m. Thomas Marriott also set 2 new pb’s, in the 200m & 400m and Hannah Barnett knocked a couple of seconds off her best time in the 3000m. There was a pole vault clean sweep with Hannah Moody & Lois Green winning the A & B strings for the ladies and Will Foot & Mark Beer doing likewise for the men. Mark also won the high jump with Jacob Ludlam winning the B and Mark Wearing won the Discus. Steve Gascoyne ran his quickest steeplechase since 2018, as did Ian Monaghan in the 5000m. Luke Ambrosioni won the B string long jump & Rebecca Wardle took on a trio of throws, setting a pb in the shot.

Full results can be found at the following link;


For 2021 our membership renewals have been reduced to £20 in view of the already shortened training year and the lack of opportunities for members during 2020. Please note that this is only for those who paid a membership in 2020.

Forms can be downloaded from the Membership page of this website. Your memberships are now due.

For those wishing to pay by bank transfer please download a form and email it to us at and we will email you our bank details.