Masters Open Race at Nottingham
Masters Open Cross Country Race at Wollaton Park. (See Events)
2015 Derbyshire Cross Country Championships
The entry forms for the 2015 Cross country Championships can be accessed on the Championship - Cross
Pleasae note that the closing date for the entries is Friday 5th December.
Andy Ward is hosting a discussion session on 19th July at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. For further information click
on the Enbdurance Tab.
CHESTERFIELD & District Athletics Club - Athletics Summer Camp
11th August - 15th August 2014
See events tab for further details.
See the Championships - Track & Field Tab
Free entry to Northern Championships for Senior County Champions.
See details under Championships - Track & Field Tab.
Closing date for County Championship entries is on Friday 2nd May - no late entries please.
Road Traffic Management Course
Please be aware of the Road Traffic Management Courses aimed at Race Directors and Officials under the
Courses tab. There is a course for anyone new to RTM and refresher Courses for those with this 'qualification'
Four Team Managers Needed
Derbyshire is to play host this year to the annual Northern Athletics Inter County match for U15s and U17s. The
match is on Saturday 2nd August at Moorways Stadium, Derby against other county teams from the north of
England. Managers for the Derbyshire teams are required for all four teams (U15G, U15B, U17W, U17M). Their
role is to select athletes for their chosen team (using the county association’s guidelines), communicate with them
(via their clubs in most cases) and to manage the team on the day. Team managers should have a good
knowledge of local athletics and athletes and some experience of managing teams at athletics matches eg club
Medals at Sportshall Finals
Young athletes from Derbyshire Clubs made up the Derbyshire U13 boys, U13 girls and U15 girls teams who
competed at the National Sportshall Athletics Finals at Sportscity Manchester on the weekend of 5th and 6th April.
Four athletes came away with individual and relay medals in this high standard competition.
Katie Rowe (Amber Valley & Erewash AC) came away with a brace of medals as she took to the podium on four
occasions. At last years event she finished an excellent 7th place in the U15 girls All Rounder category, only to
improve this year taking the silver medal spot. Her standing long jump score of 2.52m gave her an equal gold
medal at this event, she gained a bronze medal for her equal third placing in the 2 lap sprint, and she completed
her three individual events that make up the All Rounder discipline with an equal fifth place in speed bounce. If
that wasn’t enough her pairing with clubmate Emily Coope in the exciting 8 lap Paarlauf resulted in a further gold
medal for each girl in a closely fought race. Overall the Derbyshire U15 girls team finished in fourth place out of
ten county teams.
Caitlin Emerson (AVEAC) was the only medallist in the U13 girls team. A predominantly young team found the
going tough and finished in eleventh place yet Caitlin punched out her best ever throw with the 2.72k shot when it
mattered to take silver, with 9.95m.
The U13 boys team finished mid-table in sixth place overall. The only medal for this team came by way of Adam
Berwick (AVEAC) who produced his best ever performance in the standing triple jump to leap over the magic 7m
barrier to take bronze.
Derbyshire Coaching Conference
Derbyshire Coaching Conference 18th May at Derby College
The Coaching Conference (and flyer) on the Courses tab
Please note that an invitation is extended to all Derbyshire Coaches to attend the following the Derbyshire Sport
Coaches’ Conference 2014 on 18th May 9:30am - 4:10pm in the Johnson Building, Derby College, Pride Park,
Derby (supported by Derby College).
The Conference will provide an opportunity for coaches in Derbyshire to meet and learn from each other and to
engage with other highly respected coaches and other experts in the world of sport.
There will be an exciting choice of different workshops, delivered by experts in the fields of coaching, strength
and conditioning, injury prevention, sports nutrition, psychology etc. and a series of sports specific master
Please find attached the conference flyer containing the list of workshops and link to the booking form. We would
be very grateful if you could also send the flyer to all of your contacts who may be interested in attending this
event. Within two weeks of booking your place you will be sent the link to select your workshop session.
Officials Health & Safety Course
Officials Health & Safety Course on Saturday 26th April at Moorways Stadium, Derby at 9.00am
U11 QuadKids Events
Entry form to the U11 QuadKids events. Notts on Saturday; Derbys on Sunday
Track & Field Championships
The entry forms for the Track & Field Champs are on the Championships tab Entry Forms.
As Harvey Hadden, Nottingham is being refurbished these Champs will definitely be held at Moorways in 2014 on
24th & 25th May. Closing date for entries is Friday 2nd May.
There will be electric timing, i.e. Photo Finish again this year and EDM for some of the Field events.
Note that there will be a Timetable change this year - the early long throw events on both days will be Discus and
Hammer will be timetabled later during both days.
Please try to enter early and not leave it to the final few days as is usual for the majority of entrants - even we
volunteers like to enjoy our weekends with our families!
INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
Derbyshire Cross Country Results for the Inter Counties at Cofton Park,
Fell Running Champs (bit late I know)
Race Walking Training Day
The East Midlands is trying to address the poor/low numbers involved in Race Walking. An Introductory Training
Day is being organised in Northants for anyone who is a keen Endurance athlete but is having little success within
their running experiences. Or, you may be attracted to Race Walking and never had the chance to follow it up.
Turn to the Endurance tab for more details.
(17th March 2014)
A CENTURY OF CLUB SERVICE.
Chesterfield & District AC stalwarts, President Brian Larder, Membership Secretary Irene Larder and Secretary
Frank Gorman have now clocked up over 100 years of service to the Club between them. They all came forward
to volunteer soon after the Club was formed in 1978 and Brian, the current Club President, has been a sprints
coach, team manager and continues as a timekeeper for all Club fixtures.
Irene has been involved with membership matters during most of the time, and still collects Tuesday's training
fees. She is also very active as a Timekeepers' Steward, and can usually be found in that role at the County
Champs and supporting Brian when he is the Chief Timekeeper at track meetings Frank was Chairman for 22
years until taking on the role of Secretary around ten years ago. He is also active as a track and Sportshall
meeting manager, team manager and field judge.
He is also a past chairman of the Northern Senior League and a past treasurer of the (then) National Junior
The three of them have provided a vital thread of continuity which has helped the Club prosper and grow from its
very modest beginnings back in 1978.
Derbyshire athletes in the UK Rankings (courtesy of Athletics Weekly (19th December) and Power of 10)
DERBYSHIRE ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014