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Christmas Dinner & Awards Night

   Double Tree Hilton

8 December


There are only two more weeks to book your place and make your menu choices for the Awards Evening. If you have booked with Sue Brundrett then please make sure she has your menu choices and if you haven't booked but want to be there then please let Sue know, the are still places available. Sue's email is


Chesterfield Santa Fun Run/Walk

24 December


Entries are now open

for our annual Santa Fun Run/Walk in Chesterfield's Queen's Park.


Enter online from the link on our race page.  CLICK HERE.




Those eligible for a club place for the 2018 Virgin London Marathon are:


Gary Bates, Andy Blunt, Glyn Botfield, Rebecca Broughton, Alan Browne, Martin Carpenter, Richard Corker, Vicky Hinchcliffe,

Steve Jenkinson, Shaun Johnson, Pete Kerry, Denney Lau, John Murray, Nick Oxley, Jonty Parry, Rob Scriven, Colin Sinnott, Naomi Swain, Richard Thorpe and Steve Weston.


The draw will be made at the AGM on 27 October at which time all eligible members must have paid their membership fees for 2017/18 and also be registered with England Athletics.


The list is growing, we now have 17 eligible members in the club draw for the two club marathon places so far. These are Gary Bates, Andy Blunt, Glyn Botfield, Rebecca Broughton, Alan Browne, Martin Carpenter, Steve Jenkinson,  Shaun Johnson, Pete Kerry, Denney Lau, John Murray, Nick Oxley, Jonty Parry, Rob Scriven, Naomi Swain, Richard Thorpe and Steve Weston. If anyone else from the top list wishes to be included  in the club draw then please let Colin know by Friday 20 October. Please note you must be EA registered and have paid your subs for 2017/18.


Just to clarify, the names on the top list are all considered eligible for a club place this year BUT they need to let Colin know if they were rejected by the main ballot and indicate whether they now wish to be in the club draw.


No Walk in the Park - 7 October



Congratulations to 5k winner Colin Davenport (Matlock) who finished in 16:43 and 16 seconds ahead of second placed man NDRC's Richard Start. It was another Matlock runner, Simon Croft in third 18:37 then another two NDRC runners Jack Morley 18:42, a PB for him, and Ian Monaghan 18:56. Sarah Ward was the ladies winner 23:43 ahead of Emma Thornelow (NDRC) 24:06 with Vet 60 leader Chris Rollason (Cannock) third in 24:57.


Thanks to everyone who supported both our events today. Final results can be downloaded below for both the 5k and 1500m. You can also download the latest standings after 10 races with just 2 to go. Those on 4 races must complete the final two on 4 November & 2 December to qualify for the commemorative t-shirt and be in with a chance of a trophy.



17 NWiP 7 October.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 39.0 KB
5k Category Leaders after 10 races
17 NWiP Leaders.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 62.4 KB

The Derby Runner

Bolsover 10k

Sunday 10 December


Entries are now open for our annual 10k race, please enter early to avoid disappointment as last year we were full a month before race day.


Download a postal entry form or enter online from the link on our race page.



Booths Cross Country

   Shipley Park, Heanor 

1st October


Great turnout for our first cross country fixture of the season with 30 runners, thanks to everyone who ran. Thanks also to Sarah Johnson, Dave Hicken and Richard Thorpe for helping with the results sheets/discs.


Results are now in and we had a great front end with 4 in the top ten Martin Dawson 11th, Miles Winter 14th, Chris Leach 15th and John Sanderson 19th. For the ladies great runs from our first two runners home Alison Cowley and Ruth Toyn with Kerry Anderson making our top 3.


Men finished a fantastic third place but it was tight with only 8 points between 3rd and 6th places. We finished ahead of Matlock by just one point which shows why every runner counts.    Despite the great runs by Alison, Ruth and Kerry our ladies finished down in 10th place. Category results show Martin Dawson & Miles Winter 2nd & 3rd v40, Alison Cowley 2nd v50 and Maggie Gorman 1st v60.


Let's hope for another great turnout for the next race which is on 12 November at Chaddesden Park, Derby.


As with the Road League the results are available via the new Booths League results website CLICK HERE.  From the main screen click Organisers, then Booth Decorators then click Shipley Park from the events list on the right. Scroll down and click All Members to see a results list.




The AGM will be at the Olde House on Friday 27 October starting at 8pm. If anyone has any items they would like to see on the agenda for discussion at the meeting then please let Colin have them by Friday 20th October. 


We will provide a buffet but need to know how many will be attending therefore please let Colin know if you plan to be there.


If anyone wishes to read the minutes of last years meeting they will be available to download from the club website in the week of the meeting.


If anyone is interested in becoming a Committee Member then please let Colin know, we do currently have vacancies. Committee members are expected to contribute to the running of the club and attend most committee meetings which are held monthly after training on a Tuesday evening between 8.15 and 10pm.



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