ACADEMY TRAINING W/C 17th MAY
Please note our training times are now 6.30 until 8pm at Tupton Hall School.
We continue to work within the Government and England Athletics guidelines. To request a place please email the below address, in your email we will require the Athletes Name and an Emergency Contact Number. PLEASE NOTE that we will no longer acknowledge your email, unless there is not a space for your child. For those who wish to register for our sessions with the Academy on Tues 18th and/or Thurs 20th May please email the below address by 2pm on Mon 17th & Wed 19th May respectively.
• Should your child show any symptoms of Covid-19 following the session or have a positive Covid-19 test you will inform us immediately at the below email address or call Jon Baker on 07801 504 246.
Please do not try to book spaces for any other sessions at this time, there may be a different registration process or details may change.
For athletes in other groups/not in the Academy, event group coaches will be arranging their own groups so if you're in a sprints, throws, endurance or jumps group please speak to your coach to ensure that they have a space for you.
Prospective members please read the Membership Info page of our website and email us on the email address provided there.
WEEKEND OF PB'S
Alex Ediker set another 800m pb & club record at an open meeting in Aldershot on 8th May. Alex, who is studying at St Mary's Uni in Twickenham ran a time of 1:56.3. The following day 2 of the club's pole vaulters were in action in Trafford, Manchester. Lottie Hall continued her good start to the season setting a pb of 2.60m & Beth Falconer again equalled her pb jumping 2.70m. On 5th May it was Ewan Spencer who set his 2nd pb of the year with a 4:17.0 over 1500m in Cambridge, where he is studying at university.
BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND OPEN MEETS
Another club record fell to Alex Ediker at the Run Jump Throw open meeting in Sheffield on 3rd May. In the 800m Alex ran 1:56.4 for second place in the race with Oscar Cousins finishing 3rd in a time of 2:00.6 and Will Tighe 6th in 2:02.69. Alex later won the 1500m in 4:13.22 and Oscar ran 55.10secs in the 400m. Also in 800m action was Lydia Griffin who ran 2:49.01 and James Sinclair knocked almost 20 seconds off his 800m pb running 2:38.95, James also threw the shot 5.07m.
Tyler Booth made an excellent start to 2021, starting the day with a pb of 14.52secs in the 100m and another pb in the Long Jump of 3.67m. Tyler also threw 6.92m in the Shot in his first competition in that event. Darcy Knight was another on fine form, kicking off her track season with a pb in the 200m in 34.44secs with a further pb in the Long Jump with 3.12m. Ellie Oscroft continued her fine form with pb's in the 100m with a time of 14.42secs and 30.0secs in the 200m. Jacob Peers-Wain improved his pb in the Hammer with a throw of 20.72m, Beth Falconer equalled her pb in the Pole Vault with a jump of 2.70m, Lottie Hall jumped a 2.55m seasons best and Chloe Staniland 1.65m.
On 1st May in Nuneaton it was Josh Turkington who kicked off his season with a 36m throw in the Javelin to win the u17 men’s category.
A full fixture list for this year's track & field season is now available on our Events Calendar which you'll find under the Events & Results header. Dates are also on there for the winter's Sportshall fixtures.
Thursday 29th April saw 2 of the club's male senior records broken in the south of England. In Cambridge it was Ewan Spencer running his first ever 5000m race, clocking 15:36.9 to take half a minute of our previous record. Alex Ediker smashed the 1500m record in Aldershot with a time of 3:52.9 knocking over 10 seconds off the previous record.
For 2021 our membership renewals have been reduced to £20 in view of the already shortened training year and the lack of opportunities for members during 2020. Please note that this is only for those who paid a membership in 2020.
Forms can be downloaded from the Membership page of this website. Your memberships are now due.
For those wishing to pay by bank transfer please download a form and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you our bank details.
RUN JUMP THROW
There was another 100m pb for Ellie Oscroft who clocked 14.5secs in Sheffield at the Run Jump Throw open meeting on 18th April. Ellie later ran 30.55secs to win her 200m race. Gracie Pell ran 15.03 in the 100m & followed that up with her first ever run over the 300m distance, clocking 50.9secs. In the field Jacob Peers-Wain threw for the first time as an u17, so faced heavier implements than last year, achieving 19.94m in the Hammer & 14.91m in the Discus. Beth Falconer equalled her pb in the pole vault jumping 2.70m with Lottie Hall vaulting 2.30m & in a later pool Will Foot posted 4m for his best start to a season.
NUNEATON SEASON OPENER
Ellie Oscroft set 2 new personal bests at an open meeting in Nuneaton on 11th April. Ellie’s time of 14.8 seconds in the 100m knocked almost a second off her previous best time & in the 200m she clocked 30.04secs which beat her previous best by over 2 seconds.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS VIRTUAL XC
With the cancellation of the actual championships athletes were given a chance to select their own courses in parks, over school playing fields, country fields, or perhaps on paved footpaths. Runs were completed between 15th and 28th March 2021 and a few of the club’s endurance athletes chose to get involved. For the Junior Girls, who ran a 2k course, Lydia Griffin posted a time of 8 minutes 27 seconds, Gracie Fidler 8 minutes 52 seconds and Macy Helps 10 minutes 4 seconds. Thomas Marriott ran 20 minutes 4 seconds over the Inter Boys 5k distance.
Congratulations to Alex Ediker who took full advantage of the lifting of lockdown to set a new 5km pb on the road at Barrowford, Lancashire on 3rd April. Alex's time of 14:45 knocked 3 seconds off the time he ran in December 2020.
ENGLAND ATHLETICS REGIONAL VOLUNTEER AWARDS
Congratulations to Jo Wain who has been named the East Midlands Coach of the Year for 2020 for his work with the club’s throws group. To view more details about why Jo was named this year’s winner visit the England Athletics website at; https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/east-midlands-regional-volunteer-awards-winners-and-runners-up/
The club was well represented at the virtual awards ceremony as Shane Proctor was the runner-up in the Volunteer of the Year category.