Medals for young aces

Lily Winfield, Danielle Smith and Phoebe Winfield from Heanor Running Club
Lily Winfield, Danielle Smith and Phoebe Winfield from Heanor Running Club

Lily Winfield, Danielle Smith and Phoebe Winfield represented Heanor Running Club impressively in warm and favourable conditions at the Derbyshire Track & Field Championships last weekend.

The junior girls competed across the younger categories, winning medals and setting personal bests.

Danielle, 13, finished narrowly outside the medals in the 800m but went away with a huge personal best.

With another year in the U15 age category, sheh finished fourth in 2:26.34, a time that would have seen her win gold in the U17 category.

Danielle followed this up with a silver in the 1500m, taking two seconds off her best to run 5:07.24.

Lily Winfield enjoyed a highly successful debut championships, going away with bronze medals in both middle distance events.

Lily, only recently recovered from injury, finished a clear third on Saturday in the U13 800m, clocking a new PB of 2:38.08.

Lily smashed her PB in the 1500m the following day, taking 11 seconds off her previous best to finish third again in 5:18.24.

In the quad kids event, Phoebe Winfield put in a great effort over three disciplines.

Phoebe jumped three centimetres further than at the Derbyshire Mini League last weekend, jumping out to 2.80m.

Her javelin throw measured 17.83m and Phoebe finished the day with 2:32 in the 600m, six seconds quicker than her time at Spinkhill the previous weekend.

Away from the track, there were others in action on the roads across the UK.

Dale Annable won his first race in the yellow and blue of Heanor RC.

Dale, who finished second two weeks ago at the Blackpool 10k, took on the challenging Buxton Half Marathon and won out by over two minutes in a time of 1:16.58.

Carl Hughes, with a PB of 1:26.55 from earlier this year in Paris, finished a cool 45th in Buxton in 1:37.42.

Rose Leivers was just over the two-hour mark in a symmetrical 2:00.02.

Adrian Smith admitted to be slightly disappointed with his result from the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday. Adrian, with a 3:33.57 best set in Leicester last October, clocked 3:44.59 in the Scottish capital.