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Please an update for Officials under the Officials banner. Both County Officials Secretaries (COffSecs) are
looking forward to receiving replies and future suggestions re Officials development.

(6th June2016)

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

It is with great pride the County offers its sincerest congratulations to the members, Officers and parents of
Chesterfield & District AC for being awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service on 2nd June 2016. The
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK - and is
equivalent to an MBE. The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are
announced each year on 2nd June - the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation
The Club came in to being in 1978 and is now based at Tupton Hall School. The Club has twice-weekly sessions
when its volunteer coaches offer instruction in all the athletics disciplines to around 70 young athletes per night.  It
also offers all-year round competition in track and field, cross-country and Sports Hall athletics
Jon Baker (Chairman) and Kerry Baker (Membership Sec.) attended a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
on 24th May where they met the Queen and other winners of this year’s award.
The Club is one of 193 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this
year. . 
Chesterfield AC will receive the award from the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mr William Tucker, later this
summer, and issue a further press release when the date is agreed with his office.
(3rd June 2016)

Chesterfield Half Marathon
The newly designed route for the Chesterfield Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 2nd October, has now
been unveiled and is open for registrations.
The new route retains popular stretches through Hasland, whilst taking in more of Chesterfield town centre and
incorporates Chatsworth Road, where the Chatsworth Road festival will be taking place. The route is flatter, faster
and all road based, so fully wheelchair accessible. The full marathon has been suspended for 2016, so that a new
route can be worked on for 2017, however organisers have introduced two team relays for the half marathon; 4 X
5K and 2 X 10K. For further details on entry fees and prizes, and how to register please use the following link

The route can be viewed here:
(29th May)

Championship Bests Set at County Showpiece
The Derbyshire Track and Field Championships, held jointly with Nottinghamshire AAA at Harvey Hadden Stadium,
Nottingham, produced some fine performances from the counties top athletes. County champions of all ages, from eleven
year olds through to Masters, were crowned over the weekend of 14th and 15th May. Fifteen new Championship Best
Performances were achieved, the lions share going to Chesterfield & District AC.
Strong throws performances were the order of the weekend as the U17 women's bests were re-written. Lauren Hill (CDAC)
smashed the hammer best by almost 10m, and added the U20 women’s best in that discipline too. Emma Botham (CDAC)
was unstoppable in discus as she broke one of the oldest CBPs, set in 1986, with her best throw of 39m04. She also set a
new CBP in shot, adding a further twenty five centimetres. Derby AC’s Rebekah Walton added three more metres onto the
javelin CBP. Jasmine Cooper, also Derby AC, shattered the 3000m best which has stood since 1996.
Further throws CBPs were bettered by Jenna Winson and Ryan Winson (both Derby AC) who both improved upon their own
existing CBP in the senior women’s hammer and the senior men’s javelin respectively. At the other end of the age range Lily
Naylor (Amber Valley & Erewash AC) added half a metre to the U15 girls shot CBP.
On the track both the U20 men’s and women’s 200m CBP’s fell to two of the brightest sprint talents in the UK. Ryan Gorman
(Notts AC) demolished the men’s CBP and Ella Barrett (CDAC) did likewise in the women’s race. Another sprint CBP to fall
was that of the U17 men’s 100m. Chesterfield’s Joe Walker slipped under the magical 11 second barrier for the first time
running 10.97 breaking another long standing CBP held since 1989. Further success for Chesterfield athletes came as Oliver
Dakin set a CBP in the U15 boy’s 80m hurdles. Rebecca Conway (CDAC) vaulted 2m 80 in the U20 women’s pole vault to
share the existing CBP with clubmate Vicky Price, who herself contested the senior women’s vault and set the CBP bar at 2m
80, a completely new CBP for this event and age group being established.  
Irene Larder
It is with great sadness that the county reports the death of Irene Larder (Chesterfield & District AC) on Tuesday
3rd May after a long illness.
For many years Irene was the Timekeeper's Steward at the County Track & Field Championships and she
accompanied her husband Brian to many athletics events where she often fulfilled that same role. She attended
most of the Derbyshire Mini League SportsHall events at the Queens Park Sports Centre.
Irene's funeral will take place at Chesterfield Crematorium on Thursday 19th May at 1.50pm.
Our condolences to Brian and his family at this sad time.
Cards and letters can be sent to Brian and his family. Anyone wanting Brian's address please use the email
contact at the top of this page.

(10th May 2016)

Hi Guys.
We are going to be holding a selfie competition for all athletes taking part in this weekends Derbys & Notts Track&Field
Can you ask your athletes to send me their selfies, holding up their race number with the hashtag: #derbyrunner
Winner gets a free Nike shorts and vest!
My email is
Might be easier to copy and paste this message to your relevant groups on Facebook/ whatsapp / etc ??
Rob Jefferies
The Derby Runner Ltd
7 Sandringham Drive
DE21 7QL
Tel  01332 280048
Tel: 07899872660
UK registered inc. No 7559508
Vat No.746278208

County Track & Field Championships 2016
The timetable for the county Championships at Nottingham on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May can be found
under the above Championship banner.
Relevant athlete information is also included. Please adhere to the times and requests in order to allow the
meeting to run as smoothly as possible.
(29th April 2016)

County Championship Qualification

Anyone not sure if they qualify for any County Championship and/or representation check out the information on
the Championship banner above.

(27th April 2016)
County Athletes at National Sportshall Finals


Track & Field Championship Ancillaries
An event as large as the county's track & field Championships requires the help from numerous people in addition to the
Technical Officials. These ancillaries are vital for the smooth-running of the event. If you can help over the weekend, if not for
the whole weekend, please reply to the email address above saying when you could be available and your preference for a role.
The volunteers in 2015 were tremendous and they saved the day/weekend but it helps if we have details of volunteers prior to
the day. The various roles are listed and a brief description of each rokle can be found under the Championship banner.
Thanking you in anticipation

(20th April)

Track & Field Mini League 2016
Please note that details for the 2016 Track & Field Mini League can be found under the Mini League banner
above.Please note club officiating responsibilities at each meeting on the Field.
Any help with officiating will be gratefully received. Please make your self known to the various Referees/Chiefs.

(6th April 2016)

County Track & Field Championships 14th & 15th May

The above Championship entry forms are now available under the Championship banner. Please note the change
of date to Saturday & Sunday 14th & 15th May. The 2016 Champs are being held at Harvey Hadden Stadium,
Nottingham. Entries close on Friday 22nd April - no late entries please. Enquiries relating to the Championships
but not about receipt of entries can be made via the email.

QuadKids entries are also available under the Championship banner although they are not Championship events.
The same conditions prevail as for Championship events.

Go to Championiships/Track & Field

(28th March 2016)

CAU Cross Country Results

The  results of the 2016 CAU Cross Country Championships at Cofton Park, Birmingham on 12th March may be
viewed under the above Inter-County banner.

(23rd March 2016)

Virgin Money Giving Wheelchair Mini Marathon

Please note that entries to the Virgin Money Giving Wheelchair Mini marathon are now open.
Please follow the link below to enter.
Please feel free to pass onto anyone else wanting to take part.

Note that the closing date is the 24th of March

Click Here

(24th Feb 2016)

Officials Update
There is a new updated Officials Summary under the above Officials banner. There is a comment about the purchase of a
Photo Finish system included in that summary.
Any questions or comments please contact the relevant Secretary.
Have you been made aware of the re-labelling of the various Levels by UKA? If not could you please contact us.

(12th Feb 2016)

Boys Win Through To National Finals
Derbyshire’s U13 and U15 boys teams won their age groups at the East Midlands Regional Sportshall Finals at Grantham on
31st January. They now go on to contest the prestigious National Sportshall Finals in April.
The U13 boys won by a very comfortable margin from the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire & Rutland teams. They
amassed seven individual wins from Elliot Archibold, Fran Higton, William Pullan, Stan Dickenson and Chris Turner and took
two out of a possible four relays.
At U15 William Collings finished in runner-up place in the all-rounder title, taking a win in 4 lap, second place in speed
bounce and combined with Adam Berwick (himself the standing triple jump winner) to comfortably win the 8 lap paarlauf.  
It was an altogether closer affair in the U13 and U15 girls categories. Derbyshire’s U13 girls finished just twenty points shy
of winners Leics & Rutland, whilst the U15 girls had only twenty points separating first, second and third teams overall, and
had to be content with second place. Maximum points were earned by Lois Aitken(U13 4 lap), Lauren Hill (U15 vertical high
jump) and Lily Naylor (U15 shot).
The U11s teams progress no further than the regional rounds in this competition, and in this age group they were joined by
teams from Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. The Derbyshire girls team took the win from Leics & Rutland in yet another
very close affair, with every athlete contributing to team points across eight relays and team field events. The U11 boys
found the going altogether a tougher affair and finished third out of the five counties.
Derbyshire Athletics wishes to thank all the team managers and officials who gave their time on the day. Over 60 athletes
from all age group teams were selected from their performances at the Derbyshire Mini League series currently coming to a
close on Sunday 14th Feb at the new Queens Park Sports Centre, Chesterfield. Presentations of league and age group
trophies will be made at the end of the match.
Mini League Cross Country
The third and final match in the league is on Saturday 13th Feb and is hosted by Derby AC at Moorways, Derby. Races for
U11, U13 and U15 athletes start at 11am (U11s working through the age and gender groups). The overall team league
winner will be decided at this match as will the individual medallists. Presentations will be made as soon after the final race
as possible in the Moorways clubhouse. 

2016 Cross Country Championships
The Championships were held at Shipley Park and the recenet very wet weather added to the all-ready very tough
course making the underfoot conditions extremely wet and muddy. All runners are to be congratulated for how
they tackled the courses. A huge thank you too to the many members of Heanor RC, who hosted the meeting and
provided a very well-marked cross country course, and to the many Officials who stuck to their tasks diligently.
The results can be found under the Championships banner above for Cross Country 2016.
For those who received an invitation to represent the county please return your letter by the deadline date.
The county requests volunteers for Team Managers on Saturday 12th March at Cofton Park, Birmingham. In an
ideal world we need a Team Manager for each age group and gender (that would be 10 in total) but we need at
least 6 Team Managers some of whom could take responsibility for more than 1 team. If there are no volunteers
the County will re-consider entering teams especially as there is a newly introduced entry fee of £10 per team for
this year.

(11th January)



Sportshall Mini League
The 5th match in the Derbyshire Athletics Sportshall Mini League is on Sunday 10th January. Please note that the NEW
Chesterfield Leisure Centre (just next door to the ‘old’ centre) is the venue for this and subsequent matches. First events
start at 1.30pm as usual.

2016 Cross Country Champiopnships
Please find the final entrant lists which will appear in the Official Programme, for the 2016 Champs on 9th Jan at
Shipley Park, Heanor as at 15th Dec.

The athlete race information can read under this banner too particularly in relation to Car Parking and the collection
of Race numbers at least 60mins before race time.

(28th Dec 2015)

‘ 2016 County Cross Country Entries So Far’
Interim list of entrants into the Derbyshire Cross Country Champs.
Entries received for the Derbyshire Cross Country Championships 9th Jan 2016, up to and including 6th Dec.

PDF located under Championships/Cross Country/Entries for Derbyshire CC

2016 Cross Country Championship Entry Forms

The 2016 Cross Country Championship Entry Forms can be found under the Championships banner above and
for Cross Country. Online entry and payment is currently unavailable. Please keep to the Closing Date for entries
to ensure the programme is printed before the schools' Christmas holidays.

Entry form located under Championships/Cross Country/Entry Forms/

(5th November 2015)

Mini League SportsHall

The timetable and running order for the second SportsHall Mini league is under the Mini League banner for

The Field officiating club responsibilities for Match 2 are as follows:

Shot + Hi-Stepper - AVEA
Speed Bounce      -  CDAC
SLJ                      -  DAC 
High Peak to assist where required.

(21st October 2015)

Copyright © Derbyshire Athletics 2013
Congratulations to the 18 boys who represented Derbyshire at the National Sportshall Finals in Manchester on April 16th and 17th. The boys joined ten other county teams from all corners of the UK to battle it out in the U13 and U15 events for individual and team honours. Only two medals came their way, both from the 8 lap paarlauf event that Derbyshire does have a knack of doing well in over the years. The U13 boys pairing of Elliott Archibold (High Peak AC) and Fran Higton-Durrant (AVEAC) had a dominant run for gold, while Oliver Dakin (Chesterfield AC) and William Collings (AVEAC) also made the podium with bronze in the U15 boys event. Fran narrowly missed a further medal, finishing fourth in the U13 4 lap race, as William took fifth also in the 4 lap in the U15 age group. William Pullen (AVEAC) scored highly for equal fifth in the U13 2 lap. Overall the U13 boys team finished in seventh place, while the U15 boys went two better for fifth, both out of eleven teams.