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The 2nd match of this winter’s Derbyshire Mini Cross Country League will be held this Saturday, the 23rd November, at the Rutland Sports Park, West End Drive, Ilkeston, DE7 5GH with the first race due off at 11am. For those competing please arrive between 10-10.30am to meet Lyz & Maria Evans who will be located near the start/finish area with your £2 competition fee. All athletes in the u11, 13 & 15 age groups are welcome to compete.


The 2020 County Cross Country Champs will be held at Shipley Park, Heanor on Sat 4th Jan. Online entries can be made at or for a paper form please visit the county website; The closing date for entries is the 12th December.


Please note that on the  19th, 21st  26th and 28th November, due to an exam period, we will not have use of the sports hall or gym. All training will take place outdoors on these nights, whatever the weather, so please come dressed appropriately.


The last of our planned Saturday sessions takes place this weekend, 23rd Nov, with Shot and Hammer for anybody who would like to try these events and an Academy session for u11 & 13 athletes.


Match 3 saw a very competitive match in which we narrowly took the spoils from a resurgent AVEAC, by a mere 14.5 points. Nicole Topham won the Chest Push (CP) for the u11 girls with Esme Wright in 3rd place, Nicole also took 3rd place in the Standing Triple Jump (STJ), Ellie Oscroft took the 2 Lap, with Esme 3rd, & Ellie also finished runner up in the 1 Lap. In the Vertical High Jump (VHJ) there was a 2nd place for Chloe Staniland and the girls relay team were also 2nd.

The u11 boys relay team won and individually Mackenzie Crowther won the VHJ and CP, where Tyler Booth took 3rd place, and Mackenzie was 2nd in the 2 Lap with a 2nd place for Ezra Adetunji in the 1 Lap before he won the STJ.

Megan Nicholls won the VHJ for the u13 girls with Lottie Hall taking the Shot just ahead of Izzy Fellows. Lottie was also 3rd in the STJ and there were two 2nd places for Charlotte Staniland in the 2 Lap before she teamed up with Lydia Griffin in the 8 Lap Parlauf. Jenson Lee dominated the u13 boys Shot with Max Marriott taking 2nd and there was a 3rd place for debutant Jedaiah Bonsu in the 2 Lap with Nathanael Gaskin & Callum Stowell teaming up for 3rd in the Parlauf. Both u13 relay teams finished in 2nd place.

Hannah Moody won the u15 girls 2 Lap before taking 2nd in the 4 Lap just ahead of Freya Lowe who was also 2nd in the Shot where Ruby Higham was 3rd. Hannah was 2nd in the VHJ with Emily Rogers in 3rd place and the girls won their relay. Gracjan Mazurek & Josh Turkington took 2nd places for the u15 boys, in the 2 Lap & Shot respectively. Full results can be found at


Indoor athletics isn’t limited to Sportshall, the winter also sees a number of track & field events held at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield on the indoor 200m track. For any athletes wanting to give it a try there are 3 Run, Jump, Throw open meetings on Wednesday nights; 11th Dec, 22nd Jan & 5th Feb and details of the events on offer can be found at the following link, There is also the Sheffield Festival of Athletics on Sunday 26th January;


There was a win for our u17 men’s team at match 2 of the North Mids Cross Country League in Corby on 9th November. Finlay Grant & Oscar Cousins were 2nd and 3rd respectively with Tom Spencer coming home in 5th place which leaves Finlay, Tom & Oscar overall in 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively at the half way point of the league. In the u15 boys race Thomas Marriott came home in 17th place.


There was an 18th place for our u17 men's A team on Oscar Cousins, Tom Spencer & Finlay Grant in Mansfield on 2nd November with our B team of Sam Allen, Isaac Helps & Joe Currie coming home 57th. Our junior men's team of Alex Ediker, Ewan Spencer & Jacob Buckley were 29th with Lydia Griffin, Macy Helps & Charlotte Staniland teaming up for 45th in the u13 girls race.


This year's AGM will be held at North Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross, on Monday 2 December at 8pm, to be followed by a small finger buffet.

Having given the club 40 years service, your Secretary will be stepping down this year. This leaves a number of roles needing to be filled for the club to continue to run smoothly. If people do not come forward then the club will need to consider how and if it will continue to run in the future. None of the roles advertised below on the website need a significant amount of time spending on them and full training/mentoring will be provided. If you’d like to have an informal chat about being involved on the club’s committee please speak to Frank or Jon Baker.

All votes taken at the AGM shall be decided on a simple majority. The Chair holds a casting vote. Only fully paid-up members of 18 years and over on the day of the meeting are eligible to vote.


Having given us 40 years service Frank Gorman is stepping down from club duties at this year's AGM which presents a number of opportunities for parents to get involved in the running of the club. We have highlighted the need for a General Secretary, Competition Secretary, Membership Secretary and a Volunteer Secretary.

For anybody who is interested in any of these roles we do have job descriptions available with what jobs would need to be completed, obviously training/mentoring would be available. For anybody interested please speak to our Chairman, Jon Baker, or contact him on


Oscar Cousins, Tom Spencer and Finlay Grant teamed up to finish an agonising 4th in the u17 men's race at the Northern cross country relays in Sheffield on 19th October, just 2 seconds away from a medal. Fin also ran the 6th fastest leg of the day. In the senior men's race there was a 22nd place for Ewan Spencer, Michael Brown, Jacob Buckley & Steve Gascoyne with our u13 girls team of Lydia Griffin, Macy Helps & Evie Blant coming home 34th.


There was an excellent 3rd place for Darcy Knight in the u11 girls race at the first match of this year's Derbyshire XC League, leading the team to 2nd place. Our other u11's were Ani Price was 7th, Enne Devine 10th, Nicole Topham 14th, Holly Buckley 19th & Mazie Taylor 20th. Macy Helps took 5th place for the u13 girls and with Evie Blant in 16th. Our u15 boys took a 3rd place with Thomas Marriott in 8th, Thomas Bettney 10th & Keyon Greveson 12th all pacing themselves well and working through the field. There was a 10th place for Lucy Beebe in the u15 girls race & 13th for Tyler Booth in the u11 boys race.