MINI LEAGUE XC MATCH 3
The final match of this winter's Mini Cross Country league takes place on Sat 15th Dec at Moorways, Derby. The first race is at 11am and all athletes in the u11, 13 & 15 age groups are invited to compete. If you're interested please see Lyz at training this week or meet her at the venue on Saturday.
SPORTSHALL MATCH 3 REPORT
Match 3 of 5 saw another win for us on 2nd December at Queens Park Sports Centre. Ellie Oscroft took a double win in the u11 girls 1 & 2 Lap races with Gracie Pell 2nd in the 1 Lap and Lydia Griffin 2nd in the 2 Lap. In the Vertical High Jump (VHJ) there was a 1-2 for Alice Hall & Megan Nichols, Megan was also 2nd in the Chest Push (CP) with Lydia Griffin 3rd & Gracie Pell was 3rd in the Standing Triple Jump.
Nathanael Gaskin was another double winner, also in the 1 & 2 Laps, for the u11 boys and he was also 2nd in the STJ. Ezra Adetunji was also a winner, in the VHJ with Tyler Booth =3rd along with Mackenzie Crowther who was also 2nd in the CP where Tyler Booth was 3rd.
In the u13 boys events Ollie Gratton was a winner in the Shot with Matthew Taylor 3rd, Ollie was also 3rd in the STJ as was Gracjan Mazurek in the VHJ and Rueben Sas in the 2 Lap. Missy Briddon was 2nd in the u13 girls 2 Lap, as was Isabelle Fellows in the Shot where Lottie Hall was 3rd with Lottie taking another 3rd place in the STJ. Charlotte Staniland was another 3rd place finisher in the VHJ.
Rhianna Keighley and Alex Hodgson were winners in the u15 Shot events, Connor Taylor was 3rd in the boys event. Luke Ambrosioni was another winner for the boys, in the STJ, where Connor was 2nd and Luke also took 2nd places in the 2 & 4 Lap races in with Alex Hodgson was 3rd in both. For the girls Hannah Moody was 2nd in the 2 Lap, where Georgia Millington was 3rd, and Hannah was 3rd in the 2 Lap. Madi Crowther also took a 2nd place, in the VHJ.
CHRISTMAS FELL ADVENTURE
Organised by Lyz Evans the event will take place on Monday 24th December from the car park next to the Robin Hood pub off the A619 near Baslow. It's a pay & display car park but members of the National Trust and RSPB can park for free. There are no toilets at the car park. Please meet a 9am for a 9.15 start with the run taking between an hour & 90 minutes, all club members and their parents are welcome.
The run will be done in stages so that nobody is left behind. Please wear/carry full body cover, including hat and gloves. The adventure will take place on the Edges of Birchen & Gardom and the flattish ground between. Please bring some food to snack and share after the run.
SUNDAY COACHING SESSIONS
Our additional weekly sessions are continuing on Sunday mornings. On 9th December we're delivering sessions in Hammer & Javelin then on the 16th December it'll be Discus & Javelin. If you're interested in these sessions then please speak to Angie, Jo or Shane in the Academy, or you can just turn up on the day. The sessions will run from 10-12 and the usual £2.50 training fee will be payable at each session.
NORTH MIDS MATCH 3
Ewan Spencer took 3rd place in the u17 men's race at Heanor on 1st Dec and in doing so led our team to the win with Oscar Cousins & Sam Allen 4th & 5th respectively. With one match to go Oscar, Sam & Ewan are 1-2-3 in the overall standings. Louise Cocking retains 2nd place overall in the u17 ladies standings after finishing 5th on the day. Finlay Grant & Harry Cocking are 2nd and 3rd overall in the u15 boys standings with them finishing 5th & 19th on the day, Keyon Greveson was the third scorer for the team in 28th place which meant the team were 4th. Full results can be found at http://northmidsxcleague.co.uk/
MINI LEAGUE XC REPORT
Finlay Grant saw a 2nd place finish in the u15 boys race take him to first in the overall standings with one match to go in this year’s series. With Isaac Helps in 6th & Harry Cocking 7th the team were 2nd on the day and leaves us on level pegging with Derby in this age group. Lydia Griffin also took 2nd place in the u11 girls race which also leaves her 2nd overall and with the team in 1st place going into the final match at Derby on 15th December. In the u15 girls race Jasmin Greveson was 3rd which leaves her 2nd overall.
Sunday 27th January sees the Sheffield Festival of Athletics indoor open the EIS in Sheffield. The event is organised by the same people as the Steel Cup that the club competed in at the beginning of September, if you've ever fancied trying indoor athletics we recommend this event. Further details can be found at http://www.sheffieldfestival.org/index.htm and you can enter at https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2019/
NATIONAL XC RELAYS
ENGLISH ROAD RELAY CHAMPS
Saturday 6th October saw the national road relays held at Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield. In the u17 men's race our team of Ewan Spencer, Will Tighe & Sam Allen were 19th. Our u15 boys team of Joe Currie, Finlay Grant & Isaac Helps finished 31st.
SCHOOLS SILVER FOR EDIKER
Congratulations to Alex Ediker who took the Silver medal at the English Schools Fell Running Championships held in Settle in the Yorkshire Dales on the 23rd September. Alex was racing in the year 12/13 (under 19's) category.
NORTHERN ROAD RELAYS
Sunday 23rd Sept saw the annual road relays in Manchester where we were represented by 3 teams. Our top finishing team were our u17 men who were 10th with Will Tighe leading off, followed by Ewan Spencer then Michael Brown. Will’s time for the lap was the 10th quickest of the race. Joe Currie, Finlay Grant & Harry Cocking combined in the u15 boys race for 14th place. In the u17 women’s race our team of Louise Cocking, Faith Clark & Rebecca Hattersley finished 18th with Louise clocking the 7th fastest lap of the race.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS COMBINED EVENTS FINAL
Two of the club’s athletes qualified to compete at the champs, held in Bedford over the weekend of 15/16th Sept, by virtue of their performances at the Midland championships back in June. Gregory Davidson set a new pb in finishing 20th in the Inter boys Octathlon with his score of 4192 points being a 300 point improvement on his previous performance. Greg also set pb’s in the Hurdles, the High & Long Jumps as well as the Discus & Javelin. Luke Ambrosioni took on the Junior boys Pentathlon finishing in 28th place with a score of 2338 points which was only a few points behind the club record he set in June. Luke’s performances included pb’s in the Shot & 800m.
STEEL CUP SUCCESS
Congratulations to all who competed at the Steel City Cup at Spinkhill on 9th Sept as we were run away winners of the trophy. A full set of results can be found on the event website, http://www.sheffieldfestival.org/results.htm, or on P10.
CP WORLD GAMES
Two of the club’s athletes were in action in Barcelona from the 9–11th August at the Cerebral Palsy International Sport & Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games. Cathy Booth won a Silver Medal in the F37 category Javelin and finished 4th in the Discus & 5th in the Shot. Orla Conneely made her international debut at the event and took a Bronze Medal in the 400m for Race Runners in a huge pb. Orla also finished 5th in the 100m.