SUNDAY SESSIONS RETURN
Sunday 27th Jan will see the return of our morning session which runs from 10.30 until 12. At the first session we will be delivering shot/discus and long/triple jump.
NORTH MIDS SUCCESSES
Saturday 13th January also saw the final match of the North Midlands cross country league with a number of the club’s athletes having excellent runs and securing overall titles. In the u17 men’s race Will Tighe won, however, behind him filling places 2 to 5 were Oscar Cousins, Sam Allen, Tom Spencer and Ewan Spencer meaning that the club easily took the team title with the first 3 to score. Finlay Grant was 2nd in the u15 boys race and with Joe Currie 6th & Harry Cocking 18th the team were 2nd on the day. Jasmin Greveson was 7th in the u15 girls race and in the senior men’s race Dan Cresswell was 46th. Lyz Evans was 118th in the senior women’s race, however, this did secure her the overall title for the over 60’s. Also in the overall standings our u17 men’s team were clear winners and individually Oscar Cousins, Sam Allen & Ewan Spencer were 1-2-3 with Tom Spencer in 4th. For the u15 boys Finlay Grant was 2nd overall. All results can be found at http://northmidsxcleague.co.uk/
NORTHERN U17, 20 & SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPS
Will Foot claimed the Northern Indoor u17 pole vault title at the EIS in Sheffield on Sunday 13th Jan. Will jumped 2 personal bests to end up with a height of 3.90m and adds to the two u15 titles he claimed in 2017 and 2018. Also in gold medal winning form was Alicia Barrett who stormed to the senior women’s 200m title which followed a bronze medal for Louise Cocking in the u20 women’s 3000m. The previous day had seen Oliver Dakin take 3rd place in the u20 men’s 60m Hurdles, in a new club record time, and Lois Green also taking bronze in the u17 women’s pole vault. The busiest club athlete of the weekend was Leah Proctor who contested both the 60m & 300m events on the Saturday making the semi finals of both events.
MINI LEAGUES UPDATE
Please note that in 2019 the club is imposing a £2 per athlete charge to compete at all Mini League events; Sportshall, Track & Field and Cross Country. The club is continuing to subsidise fees for these leagues as we are charged £4 per athlete by Derbyshire Athletics. There will be no charge to compete at other league events that the club attends.
NEWS FOR ENDURANCE ATHLETES
Trials for the East Midlands team for the 2019 London Mini Marathon will take place at County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester on Sunday 31st March. The first 6 in each race (U13, U15 and U17) will earn the opportunity to represent the East Midlands in the London Mini Marathon which takes place on the morning of the Marathon itself on 28th April. Further details & an entry form can be found at; http://lran.org.uk/virgin-money-giving-mini-marathon-trials-2019
On February 27th England Athletics are holding a road running forum at Eastwood Hall, just on the Notts/Derbys border. A great line up of speakers and experts has been secured to facilitate 3 workshops aimed at runners, coaches/leaders and club administrators. The event is free of charge but, places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. More details can be found at the following link; https://www.ulearnathletics.
COUNTY XC RESULTS
Will Tighe led a clean sweep of the medals for the club in the u17 men's race in the Derbyshire Champs in Nottingham on 5th Jan. Will took gold ahead of Ewan Spencer & Sam Allen with the team gold also secured. Also in the u17 race were Tom Spencer in 6th & Oscar Cousins in 7th. Alex Ediker took the u20 men's title by over half a minute and our u11 girls team won silver led by Lydia Griffin in 2nd with Gracie Pell 6th & Darcy Knight 9th.
Another team gold was won by our u15 boys with Finlay Grant taking the individual bronze, Joe Currie in 4th & Isaac Helps 10th. Other u15's competing were Harry Cocking in 12th & Thomas Marriott who was 15th. Bronze medals were secured by Jasmin Greveson in the u15 girls race & by Lyz Evans in the women's over 55 category. Louise Cocking was 5th in the u17 women's race, Macy Helps 14th in the u13 girls and Matthew Taylor & Thomas Bettney were 11th and 15th respectively in the u13 boys event. A full set of results will be published on the County website.
POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED
The club is seeking athletes, from school year 7 and upwards, who would like to try pole vaulting. We run sessions on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings which you can choose from, if interested please speak to Jon Baker at Tupton training sessions or contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINI XC LEAGUE FINALE
Congratulations to Finlay Grant who won the u15 boys overall title in the Derbyshire Mini XC league following the third match at Derby on 15th December. Finlay finished 2nd on the day but his consistency, having finished 2nd at the first 2 matches too, paid dividends. The u15 boys team were 2nd on the day, with Joe Currie in 4th & Harry Cocking in 7th, & overall at the end of the season. Also in the race were Isaac Helps in 11th & Thomas Marriott in 13th.
There were also excellent 2nd places overall for Jasmin Greveson, who finished 3rd on the day, in the u15 girls & Lydia Griffin in the u11 girls. Lydia was 2nd at Derby with Gracie Pell in 8th & Annie Price 12th, the girls taking 2nd place on the day and overall. In the u13 girls race Macy Helps was 13th and Daniel Bennett raced for the u13 boys finishing 17th. Congratulations to Derby AC who won the league with us finishing in 3rd place.
NATIONAL XC RELAYS
ENGLISH ROAD RELAY CHAMPS
Saturday 6th October saw the national road relays held at Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield. In the u17 men's race our team of Ewan Spencer, Will Tighe & Sam Allen were 19th. Our u15 boys team of Joe Currie, Finlay Grant & Isaac Helps finished 31st.
SCHOOLS SILVER FOR EDIKER
Congratulations to Alex Ediker who took the Silver medal at the English Schools Fell Running Championships held in Settle in the Yorkshire Dales on the 23rd September. Alex was racing in the year 12/13 (under 19's) category.
NORTHERN ROAD RELAYS
Sunday 23rd Sept saw the annual road relays in Manchester where we were represented by 3 teams. Our top finishing team were our u17 men who were 10th with Will Tighe leading off, followed by Ewan Spencer then Michael Brown. Will’s time for the lap was the 10th quickest of the race. Joe Currie, Finlay Grant & Harry Cocking combined in the u15 boys race for 14th place. In the u17 women’s race our team of Louise Cocking, Faith Clark & Rebecca Hattersley finished 18th with Louise clocking the 7th fastest lap of the race.