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The final match of this year's u13/15 league saw us finish in 5th place at Trafford on 30th July. As usual there were plenty of personal bests for our athletes. Full results can be seen at


Mark Beer made his trip to Rotterdam memorable by winning the M40 decathlon on 23/24 July. On day 1 Mark ran 12.62 secs in the 100m, long jumped 5.54m, threw the shot 10.51m, leapt 1.84m in the high jump before running 57.85secs in the 400m. The second day started with a 19.42secs 110 hurdles before a 29.72m discus, 3.60m in the pole vault, a 43.73m javelin and finally 5:59.98 in the 1500m. Overall Mark's points tally was 5631.


With the track & field league season almost at an end athletes that might be looking for some more competitions may consider entering themselves in some of the following;

The Charnwood open, held at Loughborough university, on Sunday 28th August; Charnwood AC Open Events

There are a number of opens scheduled at Trafford AC, including their Medal Meeting on Monday 29th August; Trafford AC

Wednesday 31st August is the date for the first of a series of meetings at Doncaster; info4259.pdf (

The Derby Athletics Development Association open on Tuesday 6th September (entries open on 11st August); Entry (


Finlay Grant received his first senior international call up for England to compete in the Snowdon Mountain race on 16th July. In extreme temperatures Fin finished in 8th place in a time of 1 hour 14.02 minutes in the race which went to the top of Snowdon and back down again. Fin was also part of the victorious England team who finished ahead of Wales and Scotland.


In a tightly contested final match of the season Derby AC came out on top just ahead of ourselves and AVEAC to seal the 2022 title. By virtue of pour second place we cemented our 2nd place in the league. Full results can be found at Results (

There was a league record for Zac Marriott in the u13 boys Shot, his throw of 8.11m adding 9cm to the previous record and also being a pb for Zac. Dylan Leong took 2nd place in the shot and also placed 2nd in the javelin where Zac Booth was 6th. Zac Booth took 2nd place in the hurdles with Thomas Hawkins in 4th place. In the sprints there was a 5th place for Solomon Birkhill in the 100m & 4th over 200m, Thomas was 8th in the 100m with Zac Marriott 6th in the 200m. Solomon was also 6th in the long jump with Zac Booth 8th.

For the u13 girls there were wins for Olivia Booth in the hurdles and Isobel Molloy in the 100m. Charlotte Abdy-McCall was 3rd in the hurdles where Lily Jones posted a good time, Macie Nightingale 6th in the 100m and in the 200m Isobel was 2nd with Jeanie Cadman 5th. Also in 100m action were Verity Jones & Esme Wright who were just outside of their best ever times. In the 1500m Marianna Owen & Holly Buckley were 4th & 7th respectively. On the field Olivia & Jeanie were 2nd and 3rd in the high jump and Holly-May Grafton was 4th in the shot with Holly Buckley just pipping Sophie Kelley for 6th spot. Charley-Ella Pointon set a pb in the shot, as she did in the 100m. Holly Buckley took 2nd in the javelin with Niamh Kilroy 3rd.

Charlie Cottrell won the u11 boys high jump and took 4th place in the howler with Seth Lowe taking 3rd spot in the latter event. Seth also took 5th in the 600m. In the sprints Oscar Melen was 3rd in the 150m, with Philip Grzelak 5th, and Oscar was 5th in the 80m with Philip 6th. In the girls events Bella Egley took 2nd places in both of the sprints, Lola Gregory taking 6th in the 80m just ahead of Lois Hopkins & Honora Widdowson was 3rd in the 150m. Martha Smith took 2nd place in the 600m with Lily Timperley 5th. Alicia Lamb was 2nd in the long jump where Emily Rodd was 6th, 3cm ahead of Martha Smith. In the howler Emily Ross was 2nd with Olivia Dorward 4th. Newcomer Oliver McGuire tasted his first competition, posting good times in both sprints. There were also pb's for Romy Hopkins in the 150m and Izzie Bridge in the 600m.

There were hurdle wins in both the u15 girls & boys, Gracie Pell & Myles Conneely taking the honours. Sky Lamb was 5th in the girls race and took 3rd in the javelin with Emme Devine taking 4th. Emme was 3rd in the shot where Hollie-Rose Pointon was 5th and Gracie was 2nd in the long jump where Layla Duke was 6th. In the 1500m there was a pb for Evie Blant in 3rd place, Carrie Dudley taking 5th. Emme was 2nd over 300m with Gracie and over 100m Layla was 2nd Sky 6th. Also in the 300m were Lola Wright, in her first competition for the club, who was just ahead of Maisie Bridge & Iris Fenby. Edith Boam also posted a good time in the 1500m, finishing just behind Maisie. Ezra Adetunji was 3rd in the boys 100m, just ahead of Myles who was 4th. Ezra was also 3rd over 300m and 2nd in the high jump. Matthew Sagar & Lewis Madin were 3rd & 4th over 1500m. In the shot there was a 2nd place for Myles, Matthew was 3rd and Tyler Booth was 3rd in the javelin with Aidan McArdle 6th. Josh Dorward also set a pb in the javelin. There was also a win for our u15 girls relay team.


An excellent 4th place finish was achieved in sweltering conditions on 10th July in Newark and leaves us 4th overall with 1 match remaining on 6th August. There were also a couple of club records broken and a number of pb's set during the day.

Alex Ediker dominated the 800m & 1500m, setting a club record in the shorter event. Steve Gascoyne set another record in the M40 category, running 10:44.7 for 2nd place in the steeplechase. Steve was also 4th in the 5000m, with Ian Monaghan 3rd in the B, and 2nd in the 1500m B. There were pb's for both Thomas Marriott and Ben Pitts in the 400m, Thomas finishing 3rd in the A and Ben 4th in the B race. Ben Fogden was 3rd in the A 100m with Nathan Gavaghan 2nd in the B and Nathan went on to take 3rd over 200m.

For the ladies there were wins for Hannah Moody in the pole vault & Rebecca Wardle in the javelin. Katie Potts jumped a seasons best in the long jump to take 2nd place with Melissa Humphreys also taking 2nd in the B. In the high jump there was an =3rd for Charlotte Hickin, Charlotte was also 3rd in the shot where Hannah was 6th in the B. Liz Duke was 5th in the 100m and 3rd over 200m with Melissa 2nd in the shorter sprint's B race and Charlotte Staniland 2nd in the 200m B in a pb time. Charlotte Staniland also set a pb in the triple jump where she was 2nd in the B with Charlie Yates placing 2nd in the A. Ella Laban took 4th in the hammer.

In the men's field events there was a double win for Mark Wearing in the A string discus and shot with Dan Burdett taking the B string wins in both. Dan was also 2nd in the hammer, where Mark Beer was 5th in the B, and 3rd in the javelin, with Mark winning the B. Ben Pitts won the long jump with Mark 2nd in the B & Henry Knighton was 2nd in the high jump with Mark winning the B. Mark & Ben were both 2nd in the A and B pole vaults and Dan completed his day with 5th in the triple jump.Full results are here;


5 of the club's athletes competed at the English Schools Track & Field Championships at Sportcity, Manchester on 8/9th July. On the Friday there was an 18th place for Lottie Hall in the inter girls javelin with a best throw of 30.87m. In the junior girls pole vault there was an =9th place for Gracie Pell who jumped 2.50m. Unfortunately neither of our senior boys 100m athletes qualified from their heats; Ben Fogden was 7th in heat 1 in a time of 11.49secs & Nathan Gavaghan was 3rd in heat 2 with 11.65 secs, both races affected by strong head winds. In Saturday's events there was an 11th place for Nathan Whyatt in the senior boys shot with a best throw of 11.74m.


Finlay Grant picked up an individual Bronze medal & led the British team to gold in the u20 men’s up & downhill mountain race at the European Off-Road Running Championships in La Palma, Spain on 3rd July. Finlay took individual bronze by a five second margin from France’s Anatole Berthou. It was a tight finish to the contest as only eight seconds separated the top three with Italy’s Elia Mattio sealing gold and Marcos Villamuera (ESP) the silver. Fin earned the first international medal of his career, while solid performances from the rest of the quartet secured them the team gold as well.

At the same Championships a couple of days before Fin just missed out on a medal in the u20 men’s uphill only race. Fin, the British u20 champion, finished in 4th place, only 14 seconds off an individual medal and 29 seconds clear of 5th place. Fin was the first British finisher and led the team to Bronze medals.


Match 3 saw our u17/20 athletes achieve their best position of the season with a 4th place finish at Spenborough on 26th July. Ben Fogden warmed up for the English Schools with a win in the u20 men's 100m, followed by 2nd place in the 200m. In the u17 men's 100m Callum Stowell & Spencer Martin ran the same time with them both finishing in 4th place in the A and B races respectively. There were also 4th place finishes for Melissa Humphreys in the u17 women's 100m and long jump with Lottie Hall placing 2nd in the B string long jump. Kobi Adetunji also took 4th in the u17 men's long jump. Charlotte Staniland won the u17 women's triple jump with a pb of 9.14m, she was also 2nd in the 80m hurdles and 3rd over 200m. In the pole vault Hannah Moody took the u20 women's win.

There were a number of pb's in the throws. Harrison Davies-Bowler threw 2 pb's, 8.10m in the shot and 24.29m in the discus, finishing in 3rd place in both events. Callum Stowell threw 8.38m in the u17 men's shot for 2nd place. Bradley Kirk won the B string shot & Spencer Martin, throwing as a guest, threw a pb of 6.90m. Bradley won the discus with Jacob Peers-Wain throwing a pb to win the B string and, throwing as a guest, Matthew Drew also threw a pb. In the u20 women's hammer there was a pb for Ruby Higham who won the A string with Ella Laban winning the B & Jacob and Spencer won the A and B hammer for the u17 men. Lottie Hall was 3rd in the u17 women's discus and then 2nd in the javelin. There were also javelin wins for Josh Turkington in the u20 men's event & Callum Stowell for the u17's.

Full results can be seen at YDL 2019_UAG (


Competing for Derbyshire at the ESAA Midlands Regional Combined Events championships in Bandury on 25th June a couple of the club's athletes tackled the 5 event Pentathlon; Myles Conneely finishing 8th with Ezra Adetunji 16th.

Myles and Ezra lined up in the same heat of the 80m hurdles with Myles running 13.2 seconds and Ezra 15.0 which was a pb. In the shot there were pb's for both boys, Myles throwing 7.69m and Ezra 4.61m. In the long jump there was a pb for Myles with 4.39m, Ezra jumping 4.30m. There was another pb for Ezra in the high jump with a 1.41m clearance with Myles jumping 1.35m. In the 800m there was a 2:39.8 for Ezra with Myles running 2:40.9.


The club's athletes brought home a couple of medals at the Northern champs in Liverpool on 18/19th June. There was a gold for Beth Falconer in the u20 women’s pole vault with a jump of 2.90m. In the u20 men’s pole vault Will Foot took the silver medal with a jump of 4.20m. Josh Turkington threw 45.09m in the u20 men’s javelin, finishing in 4th place. A 12.80m throw saw Mark Wearing finish 4th in the men's shot and in the women’s shot Charlotte Hickin threw 8.65m to finish 12th. There was also a seasons best for Ellie Simpson in the women's 100m heats where she was 6th. Ben Fogden was also 6th in his heat, of the u20 men’s 200m.


Steve Gascoyne competed at the British Masters Championships in Derby on 10-12th June and picked up 2 medals. Competing in the Men's over 40 category Steve took silver in the 3000m steeplechase in a season's best time of 10:53.75 and also took bronze in the Triple Jump with 9.36m.


The Derbyshire Athletics Championships were held in Derby on 14/15th May and saw the club’s athletes claim a plethora of medals as well as a few Championship Best Performances (CBP).

The first of the CBP’s fell to Beth Falconer with her 3.10m in the u20 women’s pole vault where Hannah Moody claimed Silver. Rebecca Wardle threw 34.58m for a CBP in the senior women’s javelin. There was a flurry of CBP’s in the Masters events; Liz Duke broke the women’s over 35 100m record, Mark Beer the men’s over 35 high jump & Mark Wearing the over 35 discus.

Mazie Taylor took shot put Gold in the u13 girls age group with Verity Jones & Mazie claiming Silver and Bronze in the 100m, Esme Wright coming home in 4th place. Charlotte Abdy-McCall took a Bronze in the long jump and was 9th over 800m. Holly Buckley was 8th in the shot.

In the u15 girls events there were Gold medals for Gracie Pell in the pole vault and Sky Lamb in the high jump. Gracie took Silver in the 75m hurdles & Sky a Bronze in the triple jump with Ellie Oscroft sprinting to 100m Silver where Layla Duke was 4th & Penny Blant 7th. Emme Devine claimed Silver medals in both the 200m and 300m with Layla 5th in the 200m final. Emme also took a Bronze in the shot. Evie Blant was 6th in the 800m.

Tyler Booth took Gold medals in both the u15 boys shot and discus with Josh Dorward claiming pole vault Silver. Tyler and Josh were also 5th & 8th respectively over 100m and Josh was 4th in the long jump. Zac Booth was a Silver medallist in the u13 boys shot and was 7th over 100m.

Jacob Peers-Wain was a Gold medallist in the u17 men’s hammer where there were Silver medals for Spencer Martin in the shot & Callum Stowell in the javelin.

The club’s athletes claimed a clean sweep of the u20 men’s sprint titles. Nathan Gavaghan taking both the 100m and 200m and Thomas Marriott the 400m. Ben Fogden took Silver in the 100m and Bronze over 200m. Josh Turkington took the win in the javelin, just ahead of Nathan Whyatt with Nathan then claiming Shot put gold. There was also a Gold for Will Foot in the pole vault. In the u20 women’s hammer there was a Bronze medal for Ruby Higham.

Oliver Dakin won the senior men’s 110m hurdles and took Silver medals in the 100m and 200m. Jacob Ludlam claimed Silver medals in both the high and triple jumps. In the 5000m Steve Gascoyne was 5th. In the Masters events Mark Wearing took the over 35 shot with Mark Beer taking Bronze in that event as well as the discus.

Charlotte Staniland gained Silver in the u17 women’s 200m and a Bronze in the 80m hurdles. There were also Silvers for Lottie Hall in both the shot and javelin. In the senior women’s events Ellie Simpson & Liz Duke took Bronze medals in the 100m and 200m respectively and Charlotte Hickin claimed Bronze in the high jump.

The Derbyshire u11 Quadkids competition took place on Sunday 15th May and saw a Gold medal performance from Samuel Smith with a score of 226 points. In taking the title Samuel was the quickest athlete in the 75m and had the longest howler throw of the day. Oscar Melen took 4th place in the championships. In the girls event Lily Timperley was 7th, just ahead of Emily Ross in 8th, Bella Egley 11th & Olivia Dorward 13th.


Finlay Grant was the first u23 home in the 2022 British Athletics Senior Inter-Counties Mountain Race in
Llanberis Ridge, Wales on 7th May. Competing for Derbyshire Fin was 4th overall leading the senior team to 6th position of the 21 counties to field a team. Fin was over 2 minutes ahead of his nearest u23 challenger.