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Alex Ediker and Finlay Grant travelled to Liverpool for the British Athletics Cross Challenge and European Cross Country trials on 27th November. Alex competed in the senior race, finishing 31st of 190 competitors. In the u20 men’s race Finlay was 32nd of 111 finishers.


The 2022 Derbyshire xc championships will be held on Saturday 8th January at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. Entries are now open and they close on 12th December. Further details and entry are at the following link;


Alex Ediker contested the senior race at the second event of the British Athletics Cross Challenge at Milton Keynes on 13th November, finishing in 20th place of the 549 finishers. The British Athletics Cross Challenge series rolls on to Liverpool on the 27th  November, an event which will also act as the trials event for the 2021 European Cross Country Championships.


There was another dominant win for the club on 14th November with our 504 points eclipsing our total of 498.5 in Match 1. Once again our u15 girls won every event on offer. Lydia Griffin and Evie Blant combined to take the 8 Lap Parlauf, Melissa Humphries won the 2 Lap with Georgiana Pollard 4th, Lottie Hall & Izzy Fellows were 1-2 in the Shot, Lottie also won the Standing Long Jump (SLJ) where Gracie Pell was 3rd with Gracie winning the Speed Bounce (SB). Jenson Lee won the u15 boys Shot with Spencer Martin taking 2nd place, as he did in the SB where Jenson was 3rd. Spencer took another runner up spot in the 2 Lap and Jenson & Matthew Drew were 6th & 7th in the SLJ.

There was a triple win for Ezra Adetunji in the u13 boys 2 Lap, SLJ & SB. Tyler Booth was 2nd in the 2 Lap before going on to win the Shot, where Dylan Leong was 3rd, and Tyler was 4th in the SB. Josh Dorward was 3rd in the 4 Lap race & 6th in the SLJ. Penny Blant won the u13 girls SLJ with Sky Lamb in 4th, in the 2 Lap it was Ellie Oscroft who took the win ahead of Layla Duke with Emme winning the 4 Lap just ahead of Ellie. Mazie Taylor was 2nd in the Shot with Emme in 3rd and in the SB there was a 3rd place for Iris Fenby with Charlotte Abdy-McCall in 5th.

Niamh Kilroy was a double winner in the u11 girls section, taking the 1 and 3 Lap races. In the 1 Lap debutant Macie Nightingale was 3rd and in the 3 Lap India Spencer was 4th. Niamh also took 3rd place in the SB with Isla Jack in 6th place. There was a 4th place for Amari Queenbarrows in the SLJ with Isla in 5th. Emily Ross & Romy Hopkins were 5th & 6th in the Hi-Stepper. Samuel Smith won both the SB & 2 Lap for the u11 boys. Charlie Cottrell was 4th in the 2 Lap with Oliver Smith 5th in the SB. Oliver was 2nd in the 3 Lap with Samuel 3rd, Bobby Barber took 3rd place in the Hi-Stepper where Alexzander Waite was 5th and in the SLJ there was another 3rd for Bobby who just pipped Charlie, who was 4th, on countback.

It was a dominant day in the relays too with 5 wins out of 6 across the age groups. Full results can be seen on our Facebook page and at


Match 2 of this winter's Norther Midlands cross country league meant a trip to Kettering, on 13th November, where Lyz Evans finished 111th overall, 2nd in the v60 category. In the u15 girls race Gracie Fidler was 23rd and Macy Helps 27th.


This year's AGM will be held at the Victoria pub, 21 Victoria Street West, Brampton, S40 3QY on Monday 29th November at 8pm and will be followed by a small finger buffet. Members and parents are invited to come and get involved, or just to hear what we’ve been up to.

The meeting will:

  1. Receive and adopt (after any necessary amendments) the Minutes of the previous AGM.
  2. Receive and adopt (or not) the Annual Report of the Management Committee.
  3. Receive and adopt (or not) the audited annual accounts of the Club.
  4. Elect a President, Chair, General Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and up to 10 members of the Management Committee for the ensuing year, all of whom shall be registered members.
  5. Consider (and change if so agreed) the annual membership subscription.
  6. Elect an auditor for the ensuing year, or instruct the new Management Committee to appoint an auditor.
  7. Consider any other business, details of which must have been lodged with the Secretary at least 28 days before the meeting and publicised by him/her on the Club’s official website at
  8. Close of formal business. At the Chairman’s discretion - an Informal discussion while the buffet is served.

All votes taken at the AGM shall be won 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.


Will Tighe finished 31st overall in the World Mountain Running Association Nations Cup in Italy on 31st October. There were 254 finishers in the race and Will was the 5th u23 home and first English u23 to finish.


From Tuesday 2nd November some of our training groups will move indoors for training, this includes our Academy. Other groups should check with their coach as to whether they will be in the sports hall/gym or remain out on the track. If in doubt as to where to go on the night, please arrive as usual and you will be directed to where you need to be. Our training times remain 6.30 until 8pm.

Please note that for indoor training there is no viewing space for parents and nowhere indoors for parents to wait/congregate. It will strictly be a drop off & collect only for parents, unless you would like to get involved with helping our coaches (please speak to coaches about this).

Although we will be training indoors please bring warm clothes and a coat, just in case there is a last minute change and we have no alternative other than to train outdoors. Parents are advised to check on this website and our Facebook page for any late changes that we are able to advertise.


The Lake District hosted the 2021 British Championships up and down races and the 2021 World Championships Trials uphill only races over the weekend of 17-19th September. The uphill race took place in Keswick, running up Skiddaw on Friday afternoon, with Will Tighe finishing in 12th place overall but the first u20 athlete. As for the up and down races, these were staged in Sedbergh on Sunday 19 September. Another strong display from Finlay Grant saw him finish 3rd in the u20 men’s race.


The club took 3 of the 6 medals on offer at the County U11 Quadkids competition on 12th September. There was a Silver medal for Zac Booth in the boys event with Samuel Smith finishing with the Bronze medal & Niamh Kilroy also scooped Bronze in the girls event. There was a 9th place for Lily Timperley with Daisi Davis 13th & Emily Ross 14th. In the boys Charlie Cottrell just missed out on a medal in 4th place and Oscar Melen was 6th just ahead of Thomas Hawkins.

The competition comprised of 4 events; starting with the 75m and followed by the Long Jump, the Howler and finally a 600m. Sam was the fastest on the day over 75m with Niamh being the 2nd quickest of the girls. In the next event, the Long Jump, Zac was the 2nd furthest jumper with Charlie Cottrell in 3rd. In the Howler there was a 3rd place finish in the girls for Emily Ross, Sam & Zac were the 2nd & 3rd longest throwers for the boys. Niamh was 3rd quickest of the girls in the 600m with Sam being the fastest boy with Charlie 2nd quickest. Full results can be viewed at


In the last of the 4 races comprising the English Junior Championships there was another win for Finlay Grant in the u19 boys section. Fin took his 3rd win of the series at Ilam on 12th September, also securing the overall title having won 3 of the 4 races. In second place overall was Tom Spencer, who didn’t compete at Ilam. Congratulations to both for finishing 1-2 in the Country and on their England debuts the previous weekend at the British & Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships at the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland on Saturday 4th September where Fin finished 8th & Tom 10th in the u20 men’s race. In the u15 girls race at Ilam there was an =15th place for Gracie Fidler with Evie Blant 20th leaving them 15th & 23rd overall respectively after the 4 race series.


There was a busy weekend of competition at the Derbyshire County Championships on 11th & 12th September with numerous titles won by the club’s athletes, a number of other hard fought medals and a Championship Best Performance set by Mark Beer in the Masters over 35 High Jump with a leap of 1.60m. Mark also took Silvers in the Shot and Discus events. Bob Sims took the M60 title in the Shot and Steve Gascoyne took a Bronze in the M35 3000m.

Nathan Gavaghan took a hat-trick of titles in the u20 men’s events with wins in the 100m, 200m and 400m, setting a new pb in the latter event. Nathan Whyatt took Gold in the Javelin and Silver in the Shot and there was a Bronze medal for Oscar Cousins in the 800m. In the Senior men’s events Oliver Dakin took the 100m-200m double, Jacob Ludlam won the High Jump, Mark Wearing won the Discus but agonisingly was pipped for the Shot Put title by 1cm and Steve Gascoyne was back in the action in the 1500m taking the Bronze medal.

Sky Lamb took Gold in the U13 girls High Jump with Darcy Knight taking the Bronze medal. Darcy picked up another Bronze in the 800m where she was pipped by Ani Price who ran a pb for the Silver medal. Ellie Oscroft took Silver medals in both the 100m and 200m with Emme Devine taking a Bronze in the longer sprint. Emme also took a Bronze in the Shot with Layla Duke doing likewise in the 70m Hurdles.

There were a number of 1-2’s for our u15 girls; Lottie Hall & Izzy Fellows in the Shot, Izzy & Lottie in the Javelin and Lottie & Gracie Pell in the Pole Vault. Izzy also won the Discus & Pollyanna Wilmot won the Hammer. There was a Silver medal for Melissa Humphreys in the 100m and Bronze medals for Gracie Pell in the 200m and Lydia Griffin in the 300m. Ruby Higham took the u17 women’s Hammer title ahead of Ella Laban and there was a Silver in the Shot for Freya Lowe. In the u20 women’s Pole Vault there was a Gold medal for Beth Falconer. Charlotte Hickin was another Gold medal winner in the senior women’s High Jump, she also took Bronze in the Shot and Rebecca Wardle claimed Silver in the Javelin.

Ezra Adetunji Leapt to a new pb in the u13 boys Long Jump with 4.69m, he also took Silver medals in the 100m & 200m. In both the 100m & Long Jump Tyler Booth took the Bronze and he took another in the Javelin where Alex Fleming threw a huge pb to take Silver. Bradley Kirk took Silvers in the u15 boys Shot & Discus with Stanley Butler taking the Bronze medal in the latter event. There was also a Silver for Callum Stowell in the Javelin and Josh Dorward, who is still an u13, stepped up to the u15’s to compete in the Pole Vault where he secured a Bronze medal.

In the u17 men’s events there was a dominant win Josh Turkington in the Javelin. Also taking a Gold was Jacob Peers-Wain in the Hammer with Jacob also taking Silvers in the High & Triple Jumps. Ben Fogden won the 200m and he also took Silver in the 100m. Thomas Marriott took a pair of Silvers in the 400m and 800m.