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)
Championships 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 SportsHall.
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.