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With the Covid-19 restrictions across England being lifted on Monday 19th July there will no longer be a pre-booking system in place for training. All current members, and those who have had inductions, can just turn up at training and join their groups. Please continue to pay your training fees to your coach.

For any prospective members please contact us at so that we can arrange in induction.


Congratulations to Will Foot who took the Bronze medal at the English Schools Track & Field Championships in Manchester which were held 9-11th July. Competing in the senior boys pole vault Will jumped a pb of 4.50m to seal 3rd place. There was also a pb for Isobelle Fellows in the junior girls javelin who threw 34.09m for 6th place. In the senior girls pole vault there was a 9th place for Bethany Falconer and Hannah Moody was 17th in the inter girls event, both jumping 2.80m. In the junior girls pole vault Lottie Hall and Gracie Pell were 4th & 7th respectively with heights of 2.40m and 2.20m.


At the Bradwell Junior Fell race on 10th July, which was the 3rd of 4 races in the FRA Junior Championships, there was a 2nd place for Finlay Grant in the U19 race where he was closely followed home by Tom Spencer in 3rd place over the 7km course. In the u15 girls race there was a 16th place for Gracie Fidler over the 4.7km course with Evie Blant in 19th& Macy Helps 21st.


Our best team result in this league so far this year saw us finish 4th in our match at Doncaster on 4th July. There were 2 pb’s for Nathan Gavaghan with 11.1secs in the 100m & 22.7secs in the 200m. In the shorter sprint there was also a pb for Ben Fogden with 11.6 and Joe Houghton ran 24.1 for a pb in the 200m. Beth Falconer added 20cm to her Pole Vault pb with 2.90m to win the event, Lois Green jumping the same height to win the B event. Rebecca Wardle comfortably won the Javelin, throwing over 10m further than anybody else in the field. Thomas Marriott ran a pb in the 400m with 57.4 and also the 100m with 12.4. Mark Wearing threw a pb to win the Shot with Jacob Ludlam 2nd in the B.

Nathan Whyatt took the win in the Javelin with Mark taking the B win. Leah Proctor leapt a pb in the Long Jump, Hannah Moody took 2nd place in the 200m, Ruby Higham was 3rd in the Hammer and Charlotte Hicken was 4th in the High Jump. Steve Gascoyne won the Steeplechase and Ian Monaghan took another 3 seconds off his seasons best in the 5000m. Luke Ambrosioni equalled his pb in the High Jump for the second week running to win the men’s High Jump with Jacob taking another 2nd place in the B. Results from the match can be found here;


The first Derbyshire Mini League match of 2021 was held at Moorways Stadium, Derby on 3rd July and saw many of our young athletes competing for the first time. Zac Booth won the u11 boys 80m in 12.74secs, an event which also saw Thomas Hawkins and Yusuf Khan make their debuts with Yusuf also tackling the 150m and Thomas the Howler where they were 8th & 5th respectively. Zac also competed in the Long Jump which he also won with a best leap of 3.42m.

For the u11 girls there was a 1-2 in the High Jump, Paige Woodcock taking the win with 95cm & Lily Timperley jumping 90cm. Amari Queenbarrows took 2nd place in the Howler and 3rd in the 80m where Lily Timperley & Daisi Jane Davis ran 14.34 & 14.81 respectively. In the Howler there was a 4th place for Daisy Lees who just pipped Emily Ross and Daisi. Niamh Kilroy & Paige were 2nd and 3rd in the 150m and Emily Ross 5th in the 600m. The u11 girls also won their 4x100m relay.

Ellie Oscroft won the u13 girls 100m & 200m, both in personal best (pb) times. In the 100m Sky Lamb was 3rd and Emme Devine was 2nd in the 200m in a pb. Emme won the Discus where Katie Rylance was 2nd, Emme was also 2nd in the 800m where Ani Price was 3rd, both with pb’s. Sky Lamb won the Long Jump with Penny Blant 2nd, Katie Rylance won the Shot with Mazie Taylor 3rd and Mia Swinden 5th. Verity Jones, Florence Taylor and Olivia Woodcock were 3rd, 4th & 5th in the 70m Hurdles. Such is the strength of the u13 girls that they won the 4x100m relay and also had teams finishing 3rd, 4th and 6th. Scarlet Tickle & Layla Duke gained pb’s in the 100m, 200m & Long Jump with Isobelle Crabb also tasting her 1st competitive action in the 100m & 800m. Darcy Knight pb’d in the 800m and Long Jump and Holly Buckley showed good form in the 200m & Long Jump.

James Sinclair won the u13 boys Hurdles and was 2nd in both the 200m & 800m in pb times. Ezra Adetunji and Tyler Booth were 1-2 in the 100m both in pb times. Ezra returned to win the High Jump with Zac Marriott 4th. Tyler won both the Shot and Discus with Dylan Leong 2nd in the Shot and 3rd in the Discus. The boys were 2nd in their relay. There were plenty of pb’s for the u15 boys; Nathanael Gaskin & Matthew Drew in the 100m, Callum Stowell & Nathanael in the 200m and Callum, Max Marriott & Matthew in the Shot with Callum winning the event. Max also won the Discus where Callum & Matthew were 2nd & 3rd.

Gracie Pell & Macy Helps were 1-2 in the u15 girls Hurdles race, Gracie ran a pb for 3rd in the 200m and Georgiana Pollard jumped a pb of 1.20m for 3rd place in the High Jump. There was a 1-2 in the Shot with Lottie Hall (with a pb) & Izzy Fellows with Izzy taking a win in the Discus where Lottie was 3rd. Molly Fitzsimmons Flynn took 4th place in the 100m and in the 800m there was a pb for Evie Blant in 5th with 6th to 9th places being Macy Helps, Ella Boyland, Gracie Fidler & Lydia Griffin showing our strength in depth at this event. There were also a plethora of pb’s in the 200m for Macy Helps, Ella Boyland, Evie Blant & Lottie Hall.

There was also 2nd place in the u9’s 50m for Tobi Duke. Full results can be found at


Josh Turkington smashed his Javelin pb with 47.67m in the u17 men’s event in Sheffield on 27th June. There was also an event win & pb for Jacob Peers-Wain in the Shot, throwing 5.84m, Jacob also took 4th spot in the Triple Jump. Ben Fogden finished 2nd in the 200m in a new pb of 23.9secs with Thomas Marriott winning the B string also with a pb, 25.8secs. Thomas also took 3rd in the 400m, Will Morton sampled his first competition finishing 3rd in the High Jump with 1.45m.

Nathan Whyatt took 2 convincing u20 wins in the Shot and Javelin with 11.50m & 46.62m respectively and Luke Ambrosioni equalled his High Jump pb with 1.70m to also win his event. Ruby Sayles won the u17 women’s Long Jump with 5.22m and placed 3rd in the 100m. Hannah Moody & Ruby Higham also won their events; Hannah taking the Pole Vault with 2.80m and Ruby throwing 25.86m in the Hammer. In the u20 women’s events there were A and B string wins in the Pole Vault for Lois Green & Beth Falconer, Lois also took 4th spot in the Long Jump. Full results can be found at


Thank you to those who have already renewed their memberships this year. For those that haven't your membership is now overdue.

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.

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Congratulations to Will Foot who made the long trip to Bedford worthwhile by taking 3rd place at the England Athletics u20 championships on 19th June. Will vaulted a new pb of 4.45m to secure the bronze medal


The first YDL Lower competition of the season on the 5th June at Doncaster saw many of the clubs younger athletes returning to competitive action for the first time in over 15 months. The athletes showed that the break had not affected them and that all the hard work they had put into their training during lock down had paid off as they were soon back to winning ways.

In the U13 girls; Ellie Oscroft placed 3rd in the 75m A race in a time of 10.68sec with Penny Blant winning the B race. Ani Price came a very creditable 3rd in a tough 1200m A race with Esme Wright coming 4th in the B race. Away from the track Penny Blant placed 3rd as our A jumper in the Long Jump with Ellie Oscroft finishing 4th in the B event. Emme Devine came 3rd in the A javelin  with Katie Rylance finishing 1st as the B thrower. The u13 girls also won their 4 x 100m relay.
In the U13 boys; Ezra Adetunji won the 75m A race with Tyler Booth winning the B race in 10.8 secs. The same 2 athletes also took first place in both the A and B Long Jump competition. Josh Dorward put in a gutsy performance in his first ever 1200m race to finish 5th as our A runner. Alex Fleming placed 2nd in the A Javelin and Tyler Booth won the B javelin. The u13 boys also took a win in the 4 x 100m relay.
The girls u15 100m race saw Melissa Humphreys finish 4th in a very evenly contested A race where there was less than 0.35 seconds separating the first 5 athletes. Molly Fitzsimmons Flynn then finished 3rd in the B race, missing out on second by just 0.01 seconds. Gracie Fidler and Evie Blant then doubled up in both the 300m and 800m. Gracie finished 5th in the 300m A race and 3rd in the 800m A race with Evie finishing 3rd in the 300m B and 2nd in the 800m B. Gracie Pell finished 2nd in the 75m hurdles with Macy Helps stepping out of her comfort zone and showing what a great team player she is to finish 5th in the B race.  Melissa Humphreys took 2nd in the girls high jump with Molly Fitzsimmons Flynn taking 2nd in the B jump. Lottie Hall and Gracie Pell dominated the Pole Vault, with Lottie winning the A competition and Gracie the B. In the shot put, Isabelle Fellows was 3rd (A), with Pollyanna Wilmot 3rd in the B competition. Isabelle's throw of 21.17m was over 6 metres further than anyone else as she comprehensively won the discus A competition with Pollyanna taking 2nd in the B.
The U15 boys were very short of numbers with only 3 competing, nevertheless some great all round performances contributed to the overall win. Nathanael Gaskin placed 4th in the 100m A race and followed this up with a 5th in the 300m A race and a 4th in the High Jump competition.  Callum Stowell finished 3rd in a very quick 300m B race. Callum then followed this up by winning the B Shot Put and the B Discus. Jenson Lee came 2nd in both the A Shot Put and was also placed 2nd in the A Discus.


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 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.


A number of the club’s athletes took to the fells at the West Nab race on 29th May and 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