Entry form for the 2 counties' QuadKids competitions during the weekend. Notts on Saturday 23rd May and
Derbys on Sunday 24th May.
County Track & Field Championships 2015
The entry forms for the county Championships on 23rd/24th May at Moorways Stadium, Derby can be accessed
under the Championships tab above.
Please note that at the Championships track athletes MUST register in person in the Derby AC clubroom at least
60 mins prior to the start of their race each day. Field athletes register 30 mins prior to the start of their event at
the event site. There are some other slight changes to last year's event.
(23rd March 2015)
The calandar for the 2015 Summer season from 1st April can be found under the Calendar tab above.
(23rd March 2015)
The county teams celebrated some individual successes at the CAU & British Athletics Cross Challenge on
Saturday 7th March at Cofton Park, Birmingham as featured in the photograph. Jasmine Cooper (Derby AC) won
the British Athletics overall Cross Challenge for Under 15 Girls when finishing 40th in the Inter-County race; Hugo
Milner (Derby AC) was runner-up in the Under 17 Men’s race series when he finished 14th on the day. Both
athletes are featured in the attached photo proudly showing their glass trophies. The county congratulates their
achievements; and for all the runners who represented Derbyshire on Saturday. The Committee also thanks the
coaches and parents who came to support the teams and offering to Team Manage the 10 teams.
There have been other county successes during the winter season over cross country, road and indoor track &
Daniel Haymes (Derby AC) earned an International call-up recently for the Dublin 5km road race.
Yasmin Miller (Derby AC) won bronze in the British Indoor Championships in early February at the EIS, Sheffield.
Niamh Emerson (Amber Valley & Erewash AC) earned her first GB vest for an U20 Indoor Pentathlon in France
against France and Spain. Although she was the youngest competitor she took 3rd place. Her selection followed
her runner-up place in the U20 English Indoor Combined Events. Niamh has certainly excelled in several events
and we look forward to further success over the coming outdoor season and years to come.
Not to be outdone at the Regional SportsHall competition in Grantham the Under 13 Girls & Boys teams finished
1st to earn a place in the National Finals in April. On the same day the U11 Boys were 1st, U11 Girls 3rd, and both
U15 teams were 2nd. Congratulations to all our SportsHall teams and Team Managers on a very successful day.
(13th March 2015)
TOUR OF TAMESIDE RETURNS
We are delighted to announce the return of the TOUR OF TAMESIDE as a 3 day event.
Run a marathon in 3 days over different distances and terrains.
Ø Friday 19th June - 6 Mile Fell run.
Ø Saturday 20th June - High Peak Half Marathon - Longdendale Trail , Hadfield .
Ø Sunday 21st June - Hyde 7 Mile road race.
PLEASE NOTE : ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN. Early bird offer £45. (full price £60)
For this first year there will be a limit of 1000 places for the whole event - first come - first served.
Prizes - Each race - £250 / £150 / £75 for both men and women
plus £500 for Male and Female winners of the Tour.
A Technical T shirt and medal to all who complete the 3 day Tour of Tameside.
(12th March 2015)
INTER-COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Cofton Park,
Birmingham on Saturday 7th March.
The county needs your help, mums and ladies, as Team Managers for the 5 Girls/Women’s teams please. It is
totally inappropriate for men to supervise young girls in these situations. We have 1 offer only from a mum to
Team Manage. We would like 4 other volunteers please. If prepared to Team Manage please contact Barry
Parker via the email address on this website by Wednesday. If there are nooffers the county teams will be
withdrawn which is not fair for the runners.
Further details on the Inter-County tab.
(2nd March 2015)
2015 Track & Field Championships
Entry Forms published Monday 23rd March 2015
Closing date for entries Friday 1st May
(voluntary recipients are in full-time employment)
Timetable finalised Monday 11th May
Championships at Moorways Stadium, Derby Saturday 23rd May and Sunday 24th May
CAU Track & Field Championships (with England Senior Champs in Bedford Sat/Sun 1st/2nd August
Northern U17/U15 Inter County in Blackburn Saturday 22nd August
Young Athletes Inter Counties in South Yorkshire Saturday 12th September
(2nd March 2015)
2015 Cross Country Results
The 2015 Cross Country results can be found under the Championships tab under Championship Results for
2015 Cross Country Championships
The list of entries for each race for the 2015 Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on
Saturday 3rd Janaury has been added to the Championships Tab.
There is also a Race Timetable and further important information for all runners and spectators.
Any one needing to return a Trophy please take it to the Presentation Tent as soon as possible.
Remember in order to limit waiting times that individual numbers will not be issued but a member of each club can
take all the numbers for each age group, leave their contact details for runners to meet them and collect their
Godd luck to all runners and the Committee wish you success and a very Happy New Year for 2015.
Coaching and Officials Courses
On the Courses tab the Coaching and Officials courses planned for the New Year are listed.
Please note that there is a Level 2 Endurance and Risk Awareness course at Derby AC on Saturday 21st March.
Any further questions please contact Barry Parker through the Email address above.
Virgin Money Giving London Mini Marathon Trials
Entry forms for this event is on the EVENTS tab.
This opportunity only applies to Under 13, 15 and 17 athletes who would like to run part of the London Marathon
course on 26th April 2015.
Please keep to the closing date 25th Feb 2015.
Endurance Course around March of 2015 this will include a Risk Assessment module. If you are interested in
becoming an Endurance Official please keep an eye on the County website and the England Athletics Education
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)