STEEL CITY CUP & OTHER OPEN MEETS
The club has been invited to compete again at the above event at Woodbourn Road, Sheffield on Saturday 7th September, where we'll be defending the title we won last year. It's effectively an open meeting for which you enter yourselves & score points for the club with medals awarded to the first 3 in all events. Perhaps most importantly the proceeds from the event go to charity. To see the events on offer, entry form & for online entry go to https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2019/
There are plenty of other opportunities to compete on the track through to the end of September, a good place to look for them is https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2019/ where you'll find Wakefield on 14th Sept & a meeting in Sheffield on 21/22 Sept. There is also the Charnwood open at Loughborough university on Sat 24th Aug; https://www.charnwoodac.co.uk/open-meetings. For those endurance athletes who fancy something a bit different there are loads of fell races this time of year; as a suggestion there are Monday evening races in Oxspring, Sheffield, www.undeadmonkey.org.uk/trunce.
SENIORS BOUNCE BACK
Our Northern League team secured promotion back to Division 2 in the final match at Boston on 10th Aug having suffered relegation last year. Lincoln Wellington took the league title with us finishing in 2nd place. The match was heavily affected by the high winds with the hammer & discus events as well as the high jump cancelled, however, there were some excellent winning performances with Dan Cresswell taking both the steeplechase & 1500m, Connor McQuade in the 400m, Lauren Hill the Javelin, Mark Beer the Long Jump and Will Foot & Rebecca Wardle the Pole Vaults. There was also an exciting win in the final event of the day, the men's 4x400 team of Will Prime, Ollie Dakin, Joe Houghton & Connor McQuade. There was a 3rd place in the 800m for Oscar Cousins with Sam Allen winning the B, Dan Burdett was 2nd in the Shot & Javelin, Jacob Ludlam won the B string Shot & ran his first ever 110 Hurdles race & won the B. Having retired in 2005 Kerry Baker made a comeback in 3 events and won the Triple Jump B where Lauren Hill, who competed in 5 events, was 3rd in the A and Rebecca Hattersley won the B string Long Jump. Congratulations to everybody who has competed for our seniors this year, it's been a great team performance from those aged 14 through to 60+. Full results will be published on the following page; https://www.northernathletics.co.uk/track-field-league/
YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!
Having given us 40 years service Frank Gorman is stepping down from club duties at this year's AGM in November 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, Volunteer Secretary, a Coaching Coordinator and an Officials Coordinator. 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 email@example.com. We're also hosting open committee meetings so you can pop along to see for yourself what we get up to; the next one is on 2nd Sept, 7.30-9pm at the St Thomas Centre in Brampton.
LOWER YDL SAFETY
The final match of this year's u13/15 league saw us take a 2nd place and cement 3rd place in the division which means that we will remain in Division 1 in 2020. Ben Fogden took a sprint double for the u15 boys, Malachi Cooper won the High Jump with James Foot winning the B and the 3 linked up with Jacob Peers-Wain to win the 4x100m relay. In the u15 girls events Hannah Moody won the 300m, Pole Vault & High Jump with Alicia Proctor taking the B string Vault. Melissa Humphreys won a close u13 girls High Jump competition with top 3 places in the A strings for Olivia Taylor-Cox in the 150m, Gracie Pell in the 800m, Macy Helps in the 1200m, in the Hurdles and Shot for Lottie Hall & Izzy Fellows in the Javelin.
Jenson Lee took 2nd place in the u13 boys Shot, as was Thomas Marriott in the u15 boys 300m with top 3 A string placings for Thomas Bettney in the 1500m & Josh Turkington in the Discus and Javelin. There were other top 3 spots for Elizabeth Shand in the u15 girls 1500m and Lily Baines in the Javelin. A full set of results can be found at http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Final%204_North_East%201_LAG.pdf
INTERNATIONAL HONOURS FOR WILL
Will Foot made his England debut in Swansea on 20th July against teams from Wales, Scotland & Ireland. Competing in the pole vault Will gained a Bronze medal with a jump of 4.16m and helped England to win the match.
MINI LEAGUE ROUND UP
The final match of this years Mini League saw our u11, 13 & 15 athletes finish in 2nd place on the day and overall at the end of the season, runners up to Amber Valley & Erewash. There were league records this year for Ellie Oscroft in the 80m & Izzy Fellows in the Discus and Javelin. On the day Ezra Adetunji & Tyler Booth were 1-2 in both the 80m and 150m for the u11 boys, Mackenzie Crowther was another winner in the 600m and High Jump with Alex Flemming 3rd in the Howler. For the u11 girls Ellie Oscroft won the 80m & 150m with Emme Devine 3rd in the 80m. Ani Price & Chloe Staniland were 2nd & 3rd respectively in the 600m with Chloe also taking 3rd in the Howler.
Charlotte Staniland won the 200m & 1500m for the u13 girls as well as placing 3rd in the Hurdles, Melissa Humphreys took 2nd in the High Jump & 3rd in the 100m, Izzy Fellows won the Javelin and finished 2nd in the Shot behind Lottie Hall. Max Holleworth won the u13 boys Javelin where Callum Stowell was 3rd, Jenson Lee won the Shot with Max Marriott in 3rd and Nathanael Gaskin was 3rd in the 200m.
Malachi Cooper was a double winner for the u15 boys in the High Jump & Shot, Josh Turkington won the Javelin, Ben Fogden was 2nd in the 100m & Thomas Marriott was 3rd in the Hurdles. Alicia Proctor won the u15 girls 300m, Lily Baines won the Javelin and was 3rd in the Shot and there were further 3rd places for Missy Briddon in the Hurdles & 100m and Emily Rogers in the Long Jump.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS SILVER FOR WILL
Will Foot took a silver medal at the English Schools track & field Champs in Birmingham on 12/13th July. Competing in the Intermediate boys pole vault Will followed up his silver last year as a Junior boy with 2nd place in his first year in the new age group and in the process sealed selection for the England team at next weekend's International match in Swansea against Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Will's jump of 4.20 equalled his pb which sees him currently ranked =4th in the UK. Also in action in Birmingham was Lois Green who was 6th in the Inter girls pole vault with a new pb, by 14cm, jumping 3.25m. In 13th place in the Junior girls pole vault was Hannah Moody with a best height on the day of 2.70m.
YDL UPPER PROMOTION
A successful final match in Scunthorpe saw our u17/20 athletes secure promotion back to Division 1 by taking second place on the day to a victorious Hull team who took the title. Ewan spencer won the U20 men’s 3000m & Michael Brown the steeplechase. For the u20 women Louise Cocking won the 1500m, Lydia Cresswell took the Hurdles, Aimee Fellows won the Shot & Lauren Hill took wins in the other 3 throws. For the u17 men there was a dominant display from Nathan Gavaghan in the 400m, Final Grant & Harry Cocking took the A and B steeplechase a couple of hours after completing the 3k with Will Foot & Ewan Horsley wining the A & B Pole Vaults and Luke Ambrosioni taking the High Jump. Beth Falconer won the u17 women’s Pole Vault, Rhianna Keighley took top 3 spots in the heavy throws events & Georgia Millington was 2nd in the 300m Hurdles, as was Jasmin Greveson in the 1500m. Joe Houghton & Will Prime competed in all 3 sprints for the under 20’s taking a number of top 3 places with Jacob Ludlam scaling a new personal best in the High Jump and Nazhrah Simpson ran the 2 shorter sprints for the u20 women. Isaac Helps was 3rd at 1500m & Triple Jump for the u17 men & Joe Currie scored valuable points in the 400 & 800m. Lois Green and Danielle Hutchinson were also good points scorers in the jumps. The full results can be found at; http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Fixture%203_NORTH_East%202_UAG.pdf
FELL RUNNING UPDATE
Last weekend Under 17 athlete Finlay Grant represented Derbyshire at the Fellrunning Inter-Counties Championships at the Clougha Pike Fell Race near Lancaster. After a tough race the Derbyshire team were triumphant champions with Finlay being the second county counter in 7th place in the championship race. Fin rounded off a fine weekend of competition by recording a second place in the Hawkswick U17 race in North Yorkshire. After 5 races in the English U17 Fellrunning Championships, and with one race yet to run, Finlay is in 6th place overall.
There were a number of great performances by club athletes at the prestigious schools inter counties match in Birmingham on 15th June. Athletes achieved qualification by finishing in the top 2 places in the previous weeks County Schools Champs and with 10 counties competing standards were high. Will Foot smashed his pole vault pb, jumping 4.20m, which takes him to =4th in the UK rankings, to win the Inter boys event. Lois Green won a silver medal in the Inter girls Pole Vault and in the process jumped an English Schools qualifying standard and another medal was won by Lizzie Webster who was 3rd in the Inters 3000m. Jasmin Greveson posted a pb in finishing an excellent 8th in the Inter girls 1500m. Jacob Peers-Wain took 6th in the Junior boys Hammer. Lily Baines was 9th in the Junior girls Javelin with Ella Laban 11th in the Hammer and Hannah Moody taking 6th place in the Pole Vault. Oscar Cousins was 12th overall in the Inter boys 800m, Sam Allen was 13th in the 1500m, Nathan Gavaghan was 15th quickest in the 100m, Luke Ambrosioni was 9th in the Long Jump and Finbar Hayhurst was 16th quickest in the 200m.
DERBYSHIRE SCHOOLS SUCCESS
There was a Championship Record & English Schools qualifying standard for Hannah Moody in the Junior girls Pole Vault at the Derbyshire Schools Championships at Derby on 8th June. There was another Pole Vault win for Will Foot who also posted an English Schools standard in the Inter boys event & in the Senior girls Hammer Lauren Hill also achieved an English Schools standard.
Jacob Peers-Wain won the Junior boys hammer with Gracjan Mazurek taking Bronze in the 200m. Eva Kirkwood & Lily Baines were 1-2 in the Junior girls Javelin with Ella Laban & Ruby Higham taking the Silver and Bronze medals in the Hammer. In the Intermediate boys events Oscar Cousins & Sam Allen won the 800m & 1500m respectively, Luke Ambrosioni took the Long Jump title, there were Silvers for Nathan Gavaghan in the 100m & Finbar Hayhurst in the 200m and Finlay Grant took 3rd place in the 3000m. Lois Green won the Inter girls Pole Vault with Beth Falconer taking the Bronze, Lizzie Webster won the 3000m and Leah Proctor secured Silver in the 100m as did Jasmin Greveson the 1500m. Will Tighe won the Senior boys 1500m with Jak Smith taking the Discus with Aimee Fellows winning the Senior girls Discus & Louise Cocking taking a Bronze in the 3000m.
NORTHERN U20/SENIOR CHAMPS
There was an u20 bronze medal for Will Foot at the Northern Championships held at Sportcity, Manchester on 1st/2nd June. Will, who is still an u17, stepped up an age group and jumped 3.90m for his well earned medal. There was a further medal for Ella Barrett in the senior women's 400m with her taking the runner up spot. Oliver Dakin was just outside his best ever time in finishing 4th in the u20 men's 110m hurdles and Will Tighe was 7th in the u20 men's 1500m final.
There were medals galore for the club's athletes as well as a number of Championship Best Performances (CBP) at the Derbyshire County Championships at Moorways, Derby on 11/12th May. Izzy Fellows won the u13 girls Javelin with a new CBP with Lottie Hall securing the Silver and it was the same 1-2 in the Shot. In the u15 girls events Hannah Moody took Pole Vault glory and took Silver medals in the 200m & High Jump, Lily Baines took Gold in the Javelin, Lottie Hall stepped up to the u15 age group to secure Pole Vault Silver, Ruby Higham swung the hammer to take Bronze & Izzy Fellows moved up an age group for third in the Discus.
Leah Proctor took 2 Silvers in the u17 women’s category, in the 100m & Pole Vault and Bethany Falconer won Silver in the High Jump & Bronze in the Triple Jump. Emma Botham broke the CBP in the u20 women’s Discus, Lauren Hill took double Gold in the Javelin & Hammer, Rebecca Wardle took Pole Vault Gold and Bronze in the Javelin, there was a Silver medal for Louise Cocking in the 3000m & Bronzes for Aimee Fellows in the Hammer & Discus. Joanne Hall took the Gold with a CBP in the Masters Shot with Angie Fellows doing likewise in the Hammer where Joanne was second.
Seth Lowe & Nathanael Gaskin secured u13 boys Silver medals in the Long Jump & High Jump respectively with Nathanael also taking a Bronze in the 200m. Thomas Marriott took u15 boys Silvers in the 300m & 800m, there was also a Silver for James Foot in the Hurdles, Bronze was taken by Gracjan Mazurek in the Shot and Jacob Peers-Wain plundered 4 medals; Silvers in the Hammer & Triple Jump as well as Bronze in both the High Jump & Discus.
In the u17 men’s Pole Vault there was a CBP for Will Foot with Ewan Horsley taking Bronze, there was a double win for Luke Ambrosioni in the Long & High jumps, Nathan Gavaghan won the 200m & took a Bronze in the 400m, there was a 1-2 in the 1500m with Oscar Cousins just getting the better of Sam Allen, Oscar also took Silver in the 800m as did Sam in the 3000m with Joe Currie & Finlay Grant taking Bronzes in the 800m & 3000m respectively. Ollie Dakin took u20 men’s Gold in the Hurdles & 200m along with a Silver in the 100m, Will Prime also secured Silver in the 400m with Will Tighe piping Alex Ediker to the 1500m Silver and the following day Alex reversing the positions in the 800m. There were also u20 Bronzes for Ewan Spencer and Jacob Ludlam in the 3000m & High Jump.
Connor McQuade won senior men’s 200m & 400m, Mark Beer took the Javelin with Shane Proctor in 3rd and Rob Sims was also in Bronze medal form in the Hammer. In the Masters men’s events Mark Beer won 2 Golds, in the Long Jump & Pole Vault, Steve Gascoyne tried the Triple Jump and it paid off with Gold, Jo Wain also took Gold in the Shot and Bob Sims took Shot Silver and Discus & Hammer Bronze.