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Dame Kelly Holmes sends Eckington athlete inspiring video

If there’s one person you want to receive a message of support from during tough times it’s your childhood hero - and that’s exactly what Derbyshire’s Tilly Simpson got.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill promotes the event with local schoolchildren at Chatsworth House.

Date at Chatsworth House for golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill

If you’re wondering what Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is getting up to now she has retired, then why not pop down to Chatsworth House this summer?

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Mansfield Harriers’ England juniors open track and field campaign

Three of Mansfield Harriers junior England international athletes opened the 2017 track and field season at the Trafford Athletic Club open meeting last week. These meetings are the premier endurance fixtures in the North of England and the meeting was held in very cold and windy conditions.

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Runners on trail race in October at Gibside, Tyne & Wear. Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature.

Entry open for Clumber Park 10k

Club, amateur and fun runners are being encouraged to sign up to this year’s Clumber Park 10K Race, which is taking place at Clumber Park on Sunday 11th June.

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Gareth Lowe at the Greater Manchester Marathon

Lowe takes sixth in Greater Manchester Marathon

Thousands of runners took to the streets of Manchester for the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, which saw Clowne Road Runner Gareth Lowe finish sixth and first Male Vet with an impressive time of 2:27:26. Also running were Malc Stapleton and Matt Russell with Malc finishing in 3:14:13 and Matt in 3:21:51.

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Video: Do you know any of the 1,000 runners in this 10K?

Around 1,000 runners braved a blustery and overcast Dronfield today to take part in the annual 10K and Fun Race.
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Alicia Barrett, who was in sparkling form at the England U20 Indoor Athletics Championships.

Hurdler Barrett breaks 31-year-old British record twice on same day

Sprint hurdler Alicia Barrett, of the Chesterfield and District club, twice broke British junior records at the England U20 Indoor Athletics Championships at Sheffield at the weekend.

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Promising Chesterfield hurdler working with Jessica Ennis-Hill’s trainer Toni Minichiello

Promising Chesterfield hurdler working with Jessica Ennis-Hill’s trainer Toni Minichiello

Chesterfield hurdler Alicia Barrett is quietly confident heading into her maiden BUCS Nationals next week.

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Alicia takes Northern 60m crown

Members of Chesterfield and District Athletics Club returned from the Northern Indoor Championships with four medals and several eye-catching performances.

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Chesterfield's Alicia Barrett: title double in Sheffield

Perdy pud records go; Sheffield school wins national cross country title; Chesterfield international’s Northern Indoor double

Pre-race favourites Mohammed Abu-Rezeq (Altrincham) and Eilish McColgan (Dundee) both set new course records in the Percy Pud 10K in the Loxley Valley.

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Buxton Athletics Club

Buxton AC crowned East Midlands Club of the Year

A local athletics club has been rewarded with a prestigious regional gong for bucking the trend and growing their membership.

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Steve battles through flash flooding in France

Steve battles through flash flooding in France

Clowne Road Runner Steve Battle overcame flash flooding to record a personal best (PB) at a six-day championship event in Privas, France.

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Gold medal winning cyclist Dame Sarah Storey. Photo: onEdition

OPINION: What can we learn from GB’s tremendous Paralympic success?

The Rio Paralympics were a terrific spectacle full of tremendous stories of courage, triumph over adversity and sporting excellence. But among all the heartwarming stories, let’s make sure we remember that last point — sporting excellence.

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Sisters inspired by Olympic medal winner

Sisters inspired by Olympic medal winner

Two sisters have set their sights on emulating one of the success stories from Team GB at the Rio Olympics.

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Are you pictured in our gallery of runners at the Mansfield 10k?

Marshall Milton Keynes AC’s Mark Ryall and wife Linsey combined house-hunting with medal-winning in this morning’s second annual Reach Mansfield 10k race.

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Celebrate your local sporting heroes as Olympic interest reaches fever pitch

Celebrate your local sporting heroes as Olympic interest reaches fever pitch

Interest in the Olympics may be at fever pitch this week, but not all of our sporting heroes are competing in Rio.

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Silver in Rio for Sheffield super mum Jessica Ennis Hill

360 PHOTO: Super mum Jessica Ennis-Hill is still our golden girl after silver in Rio

Super mum Jessica Ennis-Hill is still our golden girl despite silver in the heptathlon at the Rio Olympics, writes Graham Walker.
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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Ennis-Hill can strike gold in Rio, says Kelly Holmes

Olympic legend Dame Kelly Holmes is tipping Sheffield's own golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill to retain her heptathlon crown in Rio this weekend.

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RAY OF SUNSHINE -- veteran Ray Matthews, supported by friends, at the start of his latest marathon.

Veteran marathon man Ray Matthews gets support from Clowne Road Runners

Veteran marathon-runner Ray Matthews received worthy support from the Clowne Road Runners club as he continued his remarkable challenge for charity to mark his 75th birthday.

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TWIN PEAKS -- Alicia and Ella Barrett, gunning for glory at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Athletics twins with 2020 vision are on track to be big in Japan at the Olympics

As the countdown continues to the Olympic Games in Rio this summer, the sporting world is beginning to sit up and take notice of Team GB’s golden gymnastics sisters, Becky and Ellie Downie.

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