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Unfortunately due to an injury Lyz is unable to drive for the next 6 weeks so there will be no endurance sessions for the rest of July & August.


The English Schools Track & Field Championships were held in Birmingham on 12/13th July and saw 3 of the club's athletes competing for Derbyshire. In the Inter Girls 200m Ellie Oscroft finished 7th in her heat in 26.49secs. Marianna Owen was 10th in her heat of the Junior Girls 1500m in a time of 4:56.29. Lottie Hall competed in the Senior Girls javelin where she finished 13th with a best throw of 34.06m.


Chesterfield and District AC was founded in 1978 and, like most grass roots athletics clubs, is solely run by volunteers.

One of the key volunteers at the club is Jon Baker, who is currently Chairman of the club as well as being the club’s pole vault coach, field official and has most recently taken over the lead coach position in the Academy. Behind the scenes Jon undertakes many more roles which are not seen by most but are invaluable to the running of the club.

After a number of years of taking on multiple roles at the club Jon has decided, from October, to step down from the Chair position (and other ‘unofficial’ roles) but will continue to officiate and coach both pole vault and in the Academy, however that does leave a huge gap to fill.

The club is at the point where the number of volunteers to keep the club moving forward is just not enough and without some more helping hands there is a real risk that the club will not have enough volunteers to be able to function beyond 2024/25.

So, this is a desperate plea to all members/parents of members – Your club needs you!

Examples of where help is needed are below:


General Admin

Volunteer co-ordinator

Communication – website/facebook

Hosted competition organisation (for 2025)

Team Management

And we could always use more coaches and officials!

The next committee meeting is being held on Monday 22nd July, 7.30pm at the Victoria Pub, Brampton. Please come along to hear more or if you are unable to make the meeting but would like to know more then please get in touch with us at [email protected]


With a rare track & field-less weekend a number of the club's athletes took on the Sunday Junior Parkruns. Philip Grzelak was the winner at Holmebrook Valley Park in 8:48 with Martha Smith 3rd overall and first girl in 8:58. Also in action were Kyrie Turner and Emily Ross who were separated by a second in 7th & 8th. In Staveley there was a 3rd place for Niamh Kilroy in 9:22, over half a second quicker than her previous best.

At Saturday's Parkrun at Poolsbrook there was an 8th place overall for Marianna Owen (1st female) in 20:32, Isaac Dudey was 11th, Evie Blant 65th & Zara Dudey 200th of the 285 runners who took on the 5k.


With the league season coming to an end those athletes who are seeking further competition opportunities may wish to consider entering an open meeting. There are plenty around, below are a few suggestions;

City of York AC open on Sunday 4th Aug;

A throws competition at Tipton, also on 4th August;

There are 3 events at Charnwood,  the first on 7th Aug, held at Loughborough University;

Nuneaton on 7th August as well as the 8th & 22nd September;

The Northern Championships, being held at Derby on 10/11th August;

Derby Athletics Development Association open on Tuesday 13th August;

In Sheffield there's the Steel City Rising Stars competition on 21st August;

If you fancy becoming the next Jessica Ennis, KJT or Daley Thompson and having a go at a multi-event competition try Boston on 31 Aug/1 Sept;

Trafford AC host a number of open events during the year, including a multi-events weekend;

Of course there are Parkruns every Saturday morning with Junior Parkruns on a Sunday; home | parkrun UK

Please be aware that for most, if not all of these meetings, you have to enter in advance. We will try to keep updating this post as we become aware of more meetings.


The weekend of 29/30th June saw another busy double header for the club's athletes. Saturday saw the final match of this year's Derbyshire Mini League where we finished in 3rd place, both on the day & overall in the league. Congratulations to AVEAC who took the title. There were some great endurance performances with Marianna Owen & Holly Buckley finishing 1-2 in the u15 girls 1500m. Ruby Thomson took 2nd place in the u11 girls 600m and in the boys even Christopher Devine was 4th. In the u13 girls 1500m there was a 3rd place for Honora Widdowson with Martha Rose Smith in 5th & Philip Grzelak was 4th.

Ruby Thomson also won the u11 girls 75m and howler. Alexander Ganecki won the u11 boys 150m and was 2nd over 75m with Kobi Barraclough 4th in both events. Christopher again won the howler & the boys won their 4x100m relay. Jessica Sanderson and Honora were 1-2 in the u13 girls hurdles and Bella Egley won the 200m with Emily Hayter in 3rd. Bella was also 2nd in the 100m with Jessica 3rd and in the field Emily Ross & Kyrie Turner were 1-2 in the shot with Emily 2nd in the javelin where Gabriella Whelpton was 3rd. Lily Timperley was 4th in the high jump with Molly White taking 7th & the girls won their relay. Oscar Melen won the u13 boys javelin, where Oscar Siderius was 6th, and in the shot Oscar was 2nd with Tayo Kooner-Singhera 3rd. Tayo took 5th in the hurdles and in the 100m Tobi Duke was 4th and Tayo 7th. Tobi was also 4th over 200m with Oscar Melen 6th. Philip & Oscar Siderius were 7th & 8th in the long jump.

There were 2nd places in the u15 girls events for Antoniah Kinsiona over 100m, Marianna in the 300m, Jeanie Cadman in the long jump and Sophie Kelley in the shot. Sophie was also 3rd in both the 100m and long jump, Antoniah was 4th in the 300m and in the shot Mazie Taylor was 3rd. Holly & Faith Baines were 3rd and 4th in the javelin and in the hurdles Evie Curtis took 4th place & Catrin Hughes 5th. Harvey Cawley was 3rd in the u15 boys 100m and the javelin & also took 5th in the high jump. Full results can be seen at Results (

On the Sunday in Hull our u17/20's finished in 4th place in the final match. There were wins for Bradley Kirk in the u20 men's discus, Lottie Hall who jumped 3m for the first time in the pole vault, Aaron Kurian in the u17 men's long jump & Tyler Booth with pb's in the u17 men's discus and shot. Tyler also won the javelin with Ashton Pickering winning the B string. The u17 women's sprints were profitable for the club with Ellie Oscroft winning the 100m & 200m A string and Layla Duke winning the B of both. Attiya Farmer won the u17 women's discus & was 3rd in the shot. Lottie also won the javelin and was 2nd in the discus & Aaron took 3rd in the 100m.

Full results of both events will be available on Results Lookup (


The 15/16th June saw the club in league action in the Northern League on Saturday & YDL on Sunday as well as seeing selected athletes compete for Derbyshire Schools at the Mason Trophy in Stoke on the Saturday. Marianna Owen was 4th in the Junior Girls 1500m, Antoniah Kinsiona 4th in the B races of the 100m & Faith Baines was 3rd in the B shot. Ellie Oscroft was 8th in the 200m A races for the Inter Girls. Aaron Kurian was 7th in the B 200m for the Inter Boys and was also 3rd in the B long jump with Ashton Pickering 6th in the B javelin & Tyler Booth 6th in the discus. For the Junior Boys there was a 5th in the B hurdles for Zac Booth and Dylan Leong took 4th in the B javelin. Full results can be viewed at Mason Trophy Results 2024.xlsb (

At a wet & blustery Hull on the same day our senior team finished in 6th place for the second successive match. There were wins for Liz Duke in the 400m and Lottie Hall in the pole vault where Grace Pollard won the B. Liz also finished 3rd in the 200m where Emme Devine was 3nd in the B. Lottie was also 4th in the discus & 5th in the shot. Ben Fogden was 3rd in the 100m with Thomas Marriott 3rd over 400m and 5th in the 200m. Geoff Lowry took 6th place in the 1500 and 5th over 5k. Dan Burdett had a busy afternoon with 3rd in the 400m hurdles, javelin & shot, 5th in the long jump and 4th in the discus and hammer. Jak Smith took 3rd in the B discus & 4th in both the hammer & shot.

It was a close affair in Rotherham on the Sunday with Hallamshire just pipping us to 4th spot. Oscar Melen won the u13 boys javelin with Tyler Elsmore 3rd in the B. Tobi Duke & Philip Grzelak were 5th in the 75m races as were Tobi & Oscar Melen over 150m. Oscar Siderius was 6th in the 800m with Philip 5th over 1200m where Charlie Cottrell was 4th in the B. Charlie was also 5th in the hurdles, as was Tyler Elsmore in the B. Tobi took 2nd in the long jump with Oscar Siderius 5th in the B & in the high jump it was Charlie in 2nd. Oscar Melen also took 2nd in the shot with Philip 3rd in the B.

Emily Ross won the u13 girls javelin and was 2nd in the shot, in the B strings Kyrie Turner won the shot & was 4th in the javelin. Bella Egley was 6th in the A 75m and Lottie Mole 1st in the B with the same athletes 4th & 1st over 150m. Martha Smith was 6th in the 800m and Lily Timperley 4th in the B and over 1200m Honora Widdowson was 4th. Jessica Sanderson was 3rd in the hurdles with Honora winning the B. Lottie took 2nd in the long jump with Jessica triumphing in the B and in the high jump Jessica & Lily both took 2nd places.

Solomon Birkill was 2nd in the u15 boys 200m & 4th in the 100m where Harvey Cawley took 3rd in the B race. Zac Booth was 4th in the hurdles. Harvey took 6th in the long jump with Zac 3rd in the B and Sol was 4th in the high jump. Dylan Leong was 2nd in the shot, Harvey 3rd in the discus with Dylan winning the B and in the javelin Dylan was 3rd & Zac 2nd in the B.

In the u15 girls events Antoniah Kinsiona was 3rd in the 100m and 4th over 200m with Sophie Kelley taking 3rd in the B in the shorter sprint & 5th in the 200m. Over 300m Isobel Molloy was 5th in the A with Freya Curtis 6th in the B. Beth Galletly & Niamh Kilroy took 6th places in the 800m and Marianne Owen was 3rd in the 1500. Evie Curtis & Emily Marathalingam took 6th spots in the hurdles, as did Faith Baines & Niamh in the javelin. In the long jump Freya was 6th & Mazie Taylor 4th in the B with Sophie 5th in the high and Evie 3rd in the B. Mazie was 4th in the shot where Faith took 2nd in the B. Faith & Holly Buckley were 5th & 4th in the discus A & B respectively with Mazie & Holly occupying 3rd places in the hammer.

Full results of both league matches will be posted on P10; Results Lookup (


8/9th June saw the Northern Senior & u20 Championships held in Middlesbrough where Beth Falconer took the senior women's pole vault title with a best height of 3.20m. Also in action was Nathan Gavaghan in the senior men's 100m, running 11.29secs for 3rd in his heat before finishing 6th in his semi final.


Monday 27th May saw the Northern Inter Counties take place in the Bank Holiday sunshine of Blackpool. A number of the club's u15 and u17 athletes were selected for Derbyshire following their performances at the County Championships a couple of weeks earlier.

Ellie Oscroft was 3rd in her race of the u17 women's 100m and Marianna Owen took 6th in the u15 girls 800m. Grace Pollard posted in pb in the women's pole vault competition, finishing in 10th place. There were also shot put pb's for Tyler Booth, with 11.12m in the u17 men's event, and for Faith Baines with 8.24m for the u15 girls. Solomon Birkill & Grace also competed in the high jump competitions.


The 11/12th May saw the County Championships in Derby with a number of superb performances in the sunshine. Liz Duke set 2 new Championship Best Performances in the masters women's 100m & 400m with Beth Falconer also breaking the previous CBP in the senior women's pole vault.

In the u13 girls events there was a double win for Bella Egley in the 100m and 200m. Jessica Sanderson also secured a gold in the hurdles with Honora Widdowson taking the bronze. Jessica also took bronze in the long jump, as did Emily Ross in the shot. Marianna Owen took gold in the u15 girls 800m and silver over 1500m. There was also a silver for Faith Baines in the shot. Grace Pollard took double gold in the u17 women's high jump & pole vault. Ellie Oscroft took silvers in the 100m and 200m & Sky Lamb plundered bronze over 300m. Katie Rylance was another bronze medal winner, in the javelin. Lottie Hall was another double gold winner, in the u20 women's pole vault & shot. In the senior women's events Charlotte Hickin won the high jump, as did Rebecca Wardle in the javelin & Liz Duke was 2nd in the 200m.

In the u13 boys long & high jumps Tobi Duke took the gold medals. Oscar Melen took the top honours in the javelin as well as silver in the shot where Philip Grzelak gained bronze. Solomon Birkill won the u15 boys high jump, Zac Booth took the javelin & there was a silver for Kyzley Williams. There were 2 silvers for Tyler Booth in the u17 men's shot & discus, Josh Dorward was another silver medallist, in the pole vault, and over 200m there was a bronze for Aaron Kurian. Bradley Kirk took golds in both the u20 men's shot & discus. Ben Fogden was another gold medallist, in the senior men's 100m with Thomas Marriott taking the top honours in the 400m. Josh Turkington took javelin silver too. In the masters men's events Mark Beer took high jump gold and shot & discus silvers.