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There were a number of personal bests at the Northern Athletics open meeting at the EIS in Sheffield on 25th November. There were 2 pb's each for Faith Baines & Oscar Melen. Oscar's first pb came in the long jump with a 2.99m leap and threw 6.38m in the shot. Faith finished 2nd in her 60m heat in 9.18secs and threw 7.87m in the shot. Ellie Oscroft ran 8.03secs to win her 60m race. Josh Dorward was the 3rd placed u17 man in his pool of the pole vault, jumping 2m. Lottie Hall was 3rd in her shot put pool with a throw of 8.70m and Mazie Taylor was 2nd in the u15 shot with a best throw of 8.19m.

Sunday 3rd December is the date for match 3 of this winter's Sportshall league at Queens Park Sports Centre. The first events start at 1pm, please meet our team managers in the cafe area by 12.30.


Match 2 of 6 on 19th November saw us take another win with 520 points ahead of AVEAC (387 points), Derby and High Peak. There was a triple win for Jessica Sanderson in the u11 girls events, taking the 1 Lap with Grace Llewellyn 2nd, the 3 Lap where Martha Rose Smith was the runner up and the Hi-Stepper where Grace was 2nd again. Martha won the Speed Bounce (SB), with Verity Fletcher 6th, and in the Standing Long Jump (SLJ) Grace was 4th with Arya Hadley-Swann 5th. In the non-scoring Balance test Gabriella Whelpton achieved the maximum 60 seconds.

Tobi Duke won the u11 boys 3 Lap where there was a 3rd place for Alexander Ganecki and in the 1 Lap the same athletes were 2nd & 4th with Tayo Kooner-Singhera sharing 4th place. In the Hi-Stepper Tobi was 2nd with Max Dennis in 3rd with Max also taking 4th in the SLJ where Alexander was 6th. In the SB Christopher Devine was =2nd and Tayo 5th. Both of our u11 teams won their relays.

Lottie Mole & Antoniah Kinsiona were 1-2 in the u13 girls SLJ with the same 2 athletes taking the 2nd & 3rd spots in the 2 Lap. There was a win for Marianna Owen in the 4 Lap with Lottie 2nd and in the Shot Faith Baines took the win with 3rd place going to Sophie Kelley. In the SB Lily Timperley and Niamh Kilroy were 3rd and 4th respectively. The u13 girls also won their relay. Tyrell Samuels and Charlie Cottrell were 1-2 in the u13 boys SB, Oscar Melen took 3rd in the Shot with Kyzley Williams 6th and in the SLJ Zac Booth was 3rd and Charlie 4th. Zachary Mayers was our sole representative in the 4 Lap, taking 5th place in this and in the 2 Lap where Tyrell was 7th.

In the u15 events Emily Marathalingham and Ezra Adetunji won SB events with Mazie Taylor taking 2nd for the girls and Zac Marriott 3rd for the boys. Tyler booth won the boys Shot, Zac was 3rd, and in the girls there was a 2nd place for Leah Sowemima with Mazie 3rd. Tyler also took the win in the SLJ with Dereck Berihuete 3rd, Jeanie Cadman took 3rd in the girls event with Sky Lamb in 5th. in the 8 Lap Parlauf there was a win for Aaron Kurian & Ezra for the boys with Mazie & Holly Buckley 2nd for the girls. In the 2 Lap Jeanie & Layla Duke were 4th & 5th with Tyler taking 2nd in the boys where Dereck was 3rd. There was also a win for the u15 boys in their relay.

Well done to everyone who competed, many for the first time, and we now look forward to match 3 on 3rd December. Full results for this match will be posted at Index ( and can be viewed on our Facebook page.


Match 2 of the North Mids xc league saw Marianna Owen take an excellent 2nd place in the u13 girls race on 11th November in Kettering. Kyrie Turner was our sole representative at the 2nd match of the Derbyshire Mini XC League on 18th November. Racing in Ilkeston Kyrie finished in 14th place in the u11 girls race.


Entries are now open for the Derbyshire Cross Country Championships which will take place on 6th January at Bulwell Hall Park in Nottingham. Details and entry can be found at SportSoft Entries & Results ( The closing date is 16th December.


From 1st October our training fees will be increased to £3 per session. It is a number of years since we have had to raise our training fees, however, this year we're faced with a 22% increase in the cost of our facility bookings which we unfortunately cannot absorb.


Mark Beer took 3rd place in the European Police Athletics Championships held in Prague, the Czeck Republic from 28-31 August. A height of 1.75m secured Mark the Bronze behind the 2 Czech Republic athletes.

At the Young Athletes (u13/15) Inter Counties in Cudworth on 9th September a number of the club's athletes turned out in this annual fixture. There was a win for Marianna Owen in the u13 girls 800m in a pb time of 2:23.97. Honora Widdowson was 3rd in her heat of the u13 girls 70m hurdles and Zac Booth 5th in the u13 boys 75m hurdles. In the u15b high jump Ezra Adetunji was 3rd in the B with Jeanie Cadman 7th in the u15 girls event. In the u13 girls high jump Sophie Kelley & Lily Timperley both jumped 1.25m and Charlie Cottrell set a pb of 1.35m in the u13 boys event.

Aaron Kurian jumped 5.25m for 4th in the u15 boys long jump, Ezra took 4th in the B. In the shot Tyler Booth was 2nd in the B for the u15 boys, Mazie Taylor 6th in the girls A string & Faith Baines 2nd in the u13 girls B. Tyler was also 3rd in the A discus.

Back on the track Ellie Oscroft was 2nd in her heat of the u15 girls 100m before placing 5th in the 200m. Sophie Kelley was 4th in her 100m heat. Aaron Kurian placed 3rd in the 200m where Brogan Grego set a pb for 3rd in the B.


From Tuesday 5th September our Academy will move indoors to the sports hall at Tupton. All athletes should continue to come to training with clothes suitable for outdoors in case our sessions are ever moved for any reason (usually exam periods).


Ellie Oscroft qualified to compete at the England Athletics u15/17 championships in Birmingham on 26/27th August. In the 100m on day 1 Ellie was 7th in her heat in a time of 13.31secs. Ellie returned on day 2 to take on the 200m, finishing 4th in her heat in 26.73secs before finishing 8th in her semi final.

There were 3 pb's for Lucas Melen at the Trafford Medal meeting on Monday 28th Aug. Lucas ran 13.34secs in the 75m, 27secs in the 150m and long jumped 2.52m. Oscar Melen threw 14.94m in the discus and 5.50m in the shot. The day before saw the Charnwood Stars of the Future open meeting where Jacob Peers-Wain won the u20 men's hammer & Josh Turkington was 2cm below his pb winning the javelin. Beth Falconer was the 2nd u20 women in the pole vault with a best clearance of 3.10m.


The final match of this year's Northern League saw the club finish in 6th place, however, with finishing 5th overall it will see us remain in Division 1 next year. Josh Turkington & Nathan Whyatt won the A and B javlelin with Rebecca Wardle taking the ladies event. Nathan was also 3rd in the shot where Jak Smith placed 3rd in the B to add to his 4th in the discus and pb in the hammer. There was a win for Nathan Gavaghan in the 100m with a pb of 10.8secs, Thomas Marriott took 4th in the B just outside his best ever time. Jill Lee-Liggett also set a pb in the 100m. Charlie Yates won the high jump and was 2nd in the triple with Grace Young taking 3rd place in the long jump. Charlie also won the B shot where Lottie Hall was 1cm short of her pb in taking 4th place in the A. Ben Pitts won the vault and took 2nd in the high jump.


A number of the club's athletes made the trip to Middlesbrough on the weekend of 12/13th August for the Northern Athletics u13/15/17 Championships. Saturday saw Faith Baines finish in 5th place in the u13 girls Shot with a best put of 7.50m. Faith was also in action in the 100m & 200m where she was 5th in her heats of both events. There was a personal best for Marianna Owen in the u13 girls 800m, where she finished 7th overall. Aaron Kurian was 4th in the u15 boys 200m final and 5th in his heat of the 100m. Tyler Booth took agonising 4th places in both the u15 Shot and Discus, but had the satisfaction of throwing a pb of 34.47m in the latter.

There was more Discus action on the Sunday with Bradley Kirk taking 5th place in the u17 men's event. Gracie Pell took 4th place in the u17 women's Pole Vault with Lottie Hall taking 7th in the Javelin. Ellie Oscroft took 8th place in the u15 girls 100m final and finished 2nd in her 200m heat. Oscar Melen was 12th in the u13 boys 800m and was 8th in the Shot with a pb of 6.28m. Mazie Taylor took 10th place in the u15 girls Shot with a pb of 8.91m.


A third successive win was achieved by our u13/15 athletes on 22nd July securing promotion back to the Northern Premier division next year. The match was a close affair with a battle for 2nd place in the league and the other promotion spot. There were wins for Dylan Leong in the hammer & Josh Dorward in the pole vault for the u15 boys. In the u15 girls events there was a double win for Ellie Oscroft in the 100m & 200m with Zac Booth taking the u13 boys hurdles and javelin & Oscar Melen winning the shot. Marianna Owen took the u13 girls 800m, Sophie Kelley the high jump, Faith Baines the shot & Emily Ross the javelin. Full results can be seen at YDL 2019 (


The fourth and final match of this year's Derbyshire Mini League was brought to an abrupt end by the weather on 15th July. As we have at the previous 3 matches we took 2nd place to Derby, who are this year's well deserved Mini League Champions.

The highlight of the match for ourselves was a Mini League Record run from Marianna Owen in the u13 girls 1500m. Marianna went straight into the lead from the gun, establishing a significant lead and stopping the clock at 4:58.49 which took almost a second of the previous record which had stood since 2004. Also in the race Honora Widdowson took 5th place. Honora also won the 70m hurdles with Niamh Kilroy 5th and in the 100m Sophie Kelley and Faith Baines were 3rd & 4th. Sophie was also 3rd in the 200m, with Faith 6th, and also won the high jump where Lily Timperley was 2nd. Faith & Emily Ross won the shot and javelin respectively, Emily was 5th in the shot as was Niamh in the jav. Zac Booth won the u13 boys hurdles and took 2nd in the javelin with Oscar Melen in 6th place. In the 100m Zachary Mayers was 4th & Tyrell Samuels 6th with the same athletes in 4th & 5th over 200m. In the 1500m Tyrell was 4th with Jamie Brown 5th. Zac was 4th in the LJ with Charlie Cottrell 6th. Zachary & Oscar were 4th & 5th in the shot.

Ezra Edetunji took the u15 boys hurdles and was 2nd in the HJ with Zac Marriott 6th. Tyler Booth was 2nd and Zac 4th in the shot with Tyler also 4th in the javelin where Zac was 6th. In the 100m there was a 3rd place for Tyler with Ezra 5th. Ellie Oscroft was 2nd in the u15 girls 100m with Emme Devine 5th. Emily Marathalingam was 4th in the hurdles and over 1500m Edith Boam & Holly Buckley were 6th & 7th. In the LJ Jeanie Cadman was 4th, 1 place ahead of Sky Lamb. Mazie Taylor took 3rd in the shot with Holly in 6th and Katie Rylance and Mazie were 3rd & 4th in the javelin.

Martha Rose Smith took top honours in the u11 girls 600m with Kyrie Turner in 3rd. Jessica Sanderson took 3rd places in both the sprints, Martha taking 4th over 75m and Emily Molloy 5th over 150m. In the LJ Jessica was 2nd with Martha 6th and Kyrie was 3rd in the howler where there was a 5th spot for Olivia Dorward. Tobi Duke was =1st in the u11 boys 75m with Christopher Devine taking 7th. Tobi was 2nd in the 150m, where Philip Grzelak was 5th, and Tobi was 2nd in the HJ with Oscar Siderius 5th. In the 600m there was a 3rd place for Philip, Christopher finishing in 5th place before taking 3rd in the howler with Philip 6th. Full results will be published on Results Lookup (


At the English Schools Track & Field Championships at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham on 30th June & 1st July there was a pb for Tyler Booth in the junior boys discus. Tyler threw 34.42m to add over a metre to his previous best. In the intermediate boys discus Bradley Kirk took 8th place with 35.18m. Aaron Kurian was 14th in the junior boys long jump with a best distance of 5.48m. In the junior girls 200m Ellie Oscroft was 5th in her heat with 26.59 secs.


The weekend of 3rd/4th June saw the Northern Athletics U20/Senior Championships take place in Manchester over both days. There was a Silver medal for Beth Falconer in the senior women's pole vault, equalling her best height of the season with 3.10m. There were also Bronze medals in the u20 throws for Jacob Peers-Wain, with a pb in the hammer, and Josh Turkington in the javelin. There was also a pb for Nathan Gavaghan who broke 50 seconds for the 400m for the first time. Nathan's 49.85secs was good enough for a place in the final, where he was 7th. Results can be found here; Northern Senior & U20 Outdoor Championships 2023 | Northern Athletics


At the Northern Inter Counties Championships in York there was a 4th place for Derbyshire out of the 10 counties in attendance. Aaron Kurian was 4th in his u15 boys 100m & 200m, Ellie Oscroft was also 4th in the u15 girls 100m and took 2nd in the 200m. Aaron was 3rd in the Long Jump. Emme Devine was also 4th in her u15 girls 200m race. In the u17 women's 3000m Evie Blant was 16th. Josh Dorward posted a pb in the u17 men's Pole Vault with Jeanie Cadman 10th in the women's vault. Bradley Kirk & Callum Stowell both threw pb's in the 17 men's Shot and Discus, as did Tyler Booth who took 3rd in the u15 boys Shot. Tyler also took 5th in the Discus. The full results can be viewed at


There were some fantastic performances as the Derbyshire Track & Field Championships on the weekend of 13/14th May. Leading the way were our Championship Best Performance setters; Mark Beer in the M35 high jump and Dan Duke in the M50 discus. Our other medallists were;

Gold; Sophie Kelly (high jump), Emily Ross (javelin), Ellie Oscroft (200m),  Beth Falconer (pole vault), Charlotte Hicken (high jump), Liz Duke (100m & 400m), Aaron Kurian (100m, 200m & long jump), Ezra Adetunji (high jump), Tyler Booth (shot & discus), Josh Dorward (pole vault), Callum Stowell (hammer), Bradley Kirk (discus), Ben Fogden (100m & 200m), Jacob Peers-Wain (hammer), Sheridan Wilks (100m), Nathan Gavaghan (200m & 400m), Dan Duke (shot), u13 girls 4x100m & u15 girls 4x100m.

Silver; Sophie Kelley (100m & shot), Niamh Kilroy (70mH), Ellie Oscroft (100m), Jeanie Cadman (pole vault), Liz Duke (200m), Rebeca Wardle (javelin), Charlie Cottrell (75mH & high jump), Zac Booth (javelin), Callum Stowell (javelin), Thomas Marriott (400m), Nathan Gavaghan (100m), Oliver Dakin (400m), Mark Beer (shot) & u15 boys 4x100m.

Bronze; Emily Ross (70mH), Faith Baines (shot), Emme Devine (200m & shot), Kate Rylance (discus), Evie Blant (3000m), Charlotte Hickin (shot), Tyler Booth (100m), Ezra Adetunji (200m & long jump), Oliver Dakin (100m) and Mark Beer (discus).

In the Quadkids event on the Sunday there was a Bronze medal for Martha Smith. Kyrie Turner was 8th, one place ahead of Olivia Dorward. In the boys event Christopher Devine was 4th, Philip Grzelak 6th & Tobi Duke 7th. A full set of results can be found at