Please note that our last session before Christmas will be on Thursday 19th December & our first session in the new year is on Tuesday 7th Jan.
U17'S DOMINATE AT NORTH MIDS
Yet again our u17 men's team were winners at the North Midlands Cross Country League which was held in Heanor on 7th December. The club's athletes were the first 3 across the line led by Finlay Grant, then Oscar Cousins with Tom Spencer in 3rd which means that after 3 matches and 1 to go Fin is currently leading overall followed by Tom then Oscar and we're also first team. In the u17 women's race Jasmin Greveson was 9th and for the u15 boys there was a 19th place for Keyon Greveson with Thomas Marriott 3 seconds behind in 21st.
MINI XC LEAGUE DETAILS
The final match of this year's Mini League Cross Country League will he held at Moorways, Derby on Sat 14th Dec with the first race at 11am. All athletes in the u11, 13 & 15 age groups are invited to compete, please meet Lyz & Maria Evans by 10.30 to view the course along with your £2 competition fee. The host club's café will be open selling hot food and drinks during the event.
FURTHER SPORTSHALL SUCCESS
Another great team performance saw us take match 4 of this winter’s Sportshall League with our u13 & u15 boys and girls winning their age groups. This means that we have won all of the first 4 matches of the season with 2 still to come.
Charlotte Staniland won the u13 girls 6 Lap in addition to her 2nd in the 2 Lap & Standing Long Jump (SLJ) events. Izzy Fellows was another winner, taking the Shot, with Evelyn Sas 2nd in the Speed Bounce (SB). Max Marriott took the u13 boys Shot & was =1st in the SB with Jedaiah Asare Bonsu taking a 2nd in the 6 Lap & 3rd in the 2 Lap. Hannah Moody won both the 2 & 4 Lap events for the u15 girls with Emily Rogers =2nd in the 2 Lap and Freya Lowe finishing likewise in the 4 Lap. Freya was also 2nd in the Shot, a position matched by Ella Laban in the SB. In the u15 boys events Josh Turkington won the Shot with Reuben Sas 2nd, Reuben was 2nd in the SB with Josh 3rd and Reuben took 3rd in the SLJ.
Tyler Booth took 2nd in the Hi-Stepper for the u11 boys and a 3rd place in the 3 Lap, Ezra Adetunji was 3rd in the SLJ and the 1 Lap. For the u11 girls Layla Duke & Emme Devine were =3rd in the 1 Lap and there were further 3rd place finishes for Esme Wright in the 3 Lap, Chloe Staniland in the Hi-Stepper and Penny Blant in the SLJ. There were also relay wins for our u13 boys and u15 girls. A full set of results can be found here; http://www.sportshall.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Derbyshire-Mini-League-Rd-4.pdf
INDOOR OPEN MEETS
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 the Run, Jump, Throw open meetings on Wednesdays 22nd Jan & 5th Feb and details of the events on offer can be found at the following link, https://www.race-results.co.
ENGLISH XC RELAYS
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.
NORTHERN XC RELAYS
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.