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Finlay Grant just missed out on a medal in the u20 men’s uphill only mountain race at the European Off-Road Running Championships in La Palma, Spain on 1st July. 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 and will be hoping for better on Sunday morning when he tackles the up & down race. Results can be seen here;


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 Results ( and 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. Full results can be seen at 469672_6002_27062022063600.pdf (


Match 3 of 4 in the Derbyshire Mini League was held in Derby on 25th June with Derby AC the runaway leaders with us being just beaten for 2nd place by AVEAC. As usual there were a number of outstanding performances and a great team spirit. There were wins in the u11 girls high jump and howler for Alicia Lamb & Emily Ross respectively with Lily Timperley taking 3rd place in the high jump and Honora Widdowson also finishing 3rd in the howler just ahead of Olivia Dorward. In the 600m Martha Smith finished in 2nd place with Lily 5th & Bella Egley took the runner up spots in both of the sprints, Romy Hopkins taking 6th over 80m and Honora 5th in the 150m. Lola Gregory, Beatrice Fenby, Izzie Bridge & Lois Hopkins also all competed in the u11 girls events with the girls coming 2nd in their 4x100m relay. In the u11 boys events Seth Lowe took a couple of third places, in the howler & 600m. Oscar Melen was 5th in the 600m & 4th over 150m.

Zac Booth took the win in the u13 boys 75m hurdles. Zac was also 3rd in the discus & 4th with the shot. Solomon Birkhill was 3rd in the high jump, 4th over 200m and 5th in the 100m. in the u13 girls shot Mazie Taylor took the win with Sophie Kelley 4th. Mazie was also 3rd in the long jump where Niamh Kilroy was 7th and Holly Buckley also took a 3rd place in the discus with Lily Jones 4th. Marianna Owen was 2nd in the 800m with Olivia Woodcock 7th and in the 70m hurdles Charlotte Abdy-McCall was 2nd, just ahead of Verity Jones in 3rd. In the sprints Mazie was 2nd in the 100m with Esme Wright finishing 4th just ahead of Macie Nightingale & over 200m there was a 3rd place for Esme with Marianne 6th. There were also great performances for Holly-May Grafton, Charley-Ella Pointon, Mia Swinden with the club fielding 2 relay teams who were separated by 0.03 seconds.

Emme Devine & Chloe Staniland were winners for the u15 girls. Chloe took the high jump, with Sky Lamb finishing in 3rd, and Emme the 200m where Layla Duke was 2nd. Layla also took 3rd in the 100m where Ella Boyland was 5th with Ella going on to take 3rd in the 800m with Edith Boam 4th. There was also a 4th place for Sky in the 75m hurdles. Emme also took 2nd place in the discus, where Hollie-Rose Pointon was 4th, and 3rd in the shot where Hollie-Rose was 5th. Iris Fenby also took part in a couple of events & the girls won their relay. Tyler Booth won the u15 boys discus and was 2nd in the shot where Josh Dorward was 3rd. Matthew Sagar took 3rd places in the long jump and 100m with Tyler 4th in the 100m and Josh 6th in the long jump just ahead of Lewis Madin. Full results can be seen at


Congratulations to the 7 club athletes who have been selected to compete for Derbyshire at the English Schools Championships in Manchester on 8/9th July. The successful athletes are sprinters Nathan Gavaghan and Ben Fogden who will compete in the senior boys 100m, javelin thrower Lottie Hall, Nathan Whyatt in the shot and pole vaulters Gracie Pell, Beth Falconer & Will Foot.

At the County Schools Championships on 11th June Nathan & Ben were 1-2 in the 100m, both setting pb's of 10.92 secs and 11.01 respectively. Ben ran another pb to win the 200m. Callum Stowell was another to pb in the 100m, his time of 12.61 secs saw him finish 8th in the final and in the heats Kobi Adetunji and Spencer Martin also set pb's. Kobi also set a pb in the long jump where he was 5th. Matthew Sagar and Tyler Boot were 5th & 7th in the junior boys 100m final, Matthew in a pb and Tyler having set one in his heat. Tyler also won the discus. Ellie Oscroft, Layla Duke and Ella Boyland all set pb's in the junior girls 100m final, finishing 3rd, 5th & 7th respectively. Emme Devine won the junior girls 200m with Layla Duke 4th & Ella Boyland 7th in a pb and Emme also placed 4th in the discus. Daniel Greatorex was 6th in the inter boys 200m & Ezra Adetunji set a 200m pb in the junior boys event as well as taking 3rd place in the long jump. Over 800m there was a pb for Daniel Middleton in the senior boys event & Evie Blant was 8th in the u15 girls race. Macy Helps took the inter girls 1500m title and Maisie Bridge ran a pb to finish 12th in the junior's race.

Gracie Pell was a double winner, taking the junior girls 75m hurdles in a pb as well as the pole vault title. Will Foot claimed the senior pole vault win with Josh Dorward taking silver in the junior event. Nathan Whyatt won both the shot and javelin with Josh Turkington taking 2nd place in the jav. Bradley Kirk & Spencer Martin set pb's in 3rd & 4th places in the inters shot, Bradley was also 3rd in the discus. Lottie Hall and Mazie Taylor won the inter & junior shots respectively and Lottie went on to take the silver in the javelin. Ruby Higham won the senior girls hammer with Pollyanna Wilmott & Jacob Peer-Wain finishing 2nd in the junior girls and inter boys events. Callum Stowell won the inter boys javelin and Sky Lamb was 4th in the junior high jump.

At the following week's Mason Trophy, the schools inter counties for junior and inter athletes, at Stoke on 18th June Emme Devine took 7th places in both the junior 100m and 200m with Macy Helps 5th in her inter girls 1500m race. Gracie Pell was 3rd in the junior's pole vault & placed 4th in the hurdles. In the junior girls shot Mazie Taylor was 9th, Tyler Booth was 7th in the junior boys discus and Callum Stowell was 9th in the inters javelin.


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 club followed up it's excellent 4th place in match 1 with a solid 5th place finish in match 2 with some great individual performances and comebacks. Mark Beer & Henry Knighton won the A and B string High Jumps with Mark also taking 2nd place in the Vault. There was also an A and B win in the Javelin, with Nathan Whyatt just below his pb  and Mark taking the B. Having missed the last 2 seasons Dan Burdett returned in fine form, adding almost a metre to his Shot pb for 2nd place (Nathan taking the B win), and taking another runner up spot in the Hammer & 3rd in the Triple Jump. On the track there was a pb and win for Ben Fogden in the 200m, Nathan Gavaghan was 2nd over 100m with Ben taking 2nd in the B. Oliver Dakin also posted a win in the 110m Hurdles, winning by a full second. Thomas Marriott was 5th in the 400m & Ian Monaghan 6th over 5000m.

Liz Duke took 5th places in the 100m & 200m, Melissa Humphreys taking 2nd in the B 100m & Charlie Yates 3rd in the 200m B. Hannah Barnett took 6 seconds off her 3000m best for 3rd place with Lyz Evans taking 2nd in the B. Lyz had a busy afternoon, also taking 6th places in the 800m & 1500m, Hannah finishing 3rd in the B 800m. In the field Melissa was 5th in the Long Jump, Charlie =2nd in the High Jump with Charlotte Hickin winning the B in a seasons best. Charlie was also 2nd in the Triple Jump, Charlotte 5th in the Shot and Ruby Higham 4th in the Hammer.

Full results will be published here once available.


Following their performances at the County Championships a couple of weeks ago a number of the club's u15/17 athletes were selected for the Derbyshire team who competed at York against 9 other counties on Thursday 2nd June.  Gracie Pell was 3rd in the combined u15/u17 pole vault with a new pb of 2.55m and went on to place 12th in the u15 long jump. Melissa Humphreys was 5th in her 100m race for the u17 women and then placed 10th in the long jump. Lottie Hall was 12th in the shot. In the u17 men's events Callum Stowell was 10th in the javelin and 11th in the shot where he threw a pb of 8.04m, just ahead of Spencer Martin who was 12th.


Finlay Grant has been selected for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team to compete at the European Off-Road Running Championships in La Palma, Spain on 1-3 July. Fin has been selected for the u20 team for both the uphill race as well as the up & downhill event.


An improved team performance saw us finish much closer to the other club's in this match than the last with an increase in the number of athletes competing for us. Full results can be seen at YDL 2019 ( There were a couple of fine individual A string wins on the day as well as a multitude of pb's. In the u15 boys javelin there was a win for Tyler booth in a pb and in the u15 girls pole vault it was Gracie Pell who took the win.

In the u13 girls events there were pb's for Esme Wright & Sophie Kelley in the 75m, where they both finished 6th in their races, Esme also set a pb in the 150m where Macie Nightingale took over a second off her pb. Sophie also added 15cm onto her high jump best where she was 4th. Marianna Owen & Niamh Kilroy ran their fastest ever 800m races and Jeanie Cadman had her 1st taste of competition in the 1200m & long jump where she was 5th & 6th respectively with Niamh setting another pb in the long jump. Charlotte Abdy-McCall & Marianna took 5th places in their hurdles races.

Soloman Birkhill smashed his best time in the u13 boys 75m & 150m. In the hurdles Zac Booth was another to run faster than ever before. Zac Marriott & Soloman matched their pb's in the high jump and Zac took 2nd place in the shot where Dylan Lelong won the B. Matthew Sagar set pb's in both the u15 boys 100m & 200m and also took 3rd place in his first ever 300m race. Tyler was 2nd in the discus, Josh Dorward took 3rd place in the pole vault and Ezra Adetunji showed versatility in taking 5th in both the high and long jumps.

Lydia Griffin was 6th in the u15 girls 800m A race with Ella Boyland smashing her pb in B. Also knocking a large chunk off their pb was Maisie Bridge in the 1500m B race where Evie Blant was 4th in the A. Pollyanna Wilmott was another to set a pb, in the hammer. Gracie Pell was 2nd in the hurdles with Sky Lamb setting a pb in the B race. Layla Duke & Penny Blant took 5th places in the 100m and were 6th & 5th respectively in the A & B long jump. In the high jump Penny equalled her pb with Sky Lamb taking 2nd in the B. Emme Devine took 4th in the discus with Gracie 2nd in the B & Emme also competed in both of the longer sprints.


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. Results can be found on Power of 10; Results Lookup (

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. Results can be seen at Quadkids Derbyshire Results 2022.pdf (


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.