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Teenage DIS duo post records

Teenage DIS duo post records

Mon, 27 Feb 2017

Two Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) athletes have enjoyed record-breaking weekends.

Sprint hurdler Alicia Barrett showed she is in terrific form at the start of 2017 by clocking two UK records at Under-20... Read More »

Hard graft pays off for ICON's Breakwell

Hard graft pays off for ICON's Breakwell

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

Some hard training by Erewash ICON athlete Abbie Breakwell paid off when she was in sparkling form in her first tournament of the New Year.

The 13-year-old wheelchair tennis player from Long Eaton won all... Read More »

DIS ambassador Vasey in fine form at BUCS meet

DIS ambassador Vasey in fine form at BUCS meet

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

Derbyshire Institute of Sport ambassador athlete Sarah Vasey set the fastest time in the world so far this season over 50m breaststroke at the BUCS Long Course National Championships, held at Ponds Forge... Read More »

Crowdfunding plea for ICON's Winter Olympics hopeful Taylor-Tipton

Crowdfunding plea for ICON's Winter Olympics hopeful Taylor-Tipton

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

Erewash ICON athlete Justin Taylor-Tipton (right) has launched a crowdfunding page to help him fund his training for competitions.

The 16-year-old skier, from West Hallam, is juggling practice with working... Read More »

Patience and perseverance key for DIS' Weir

Patience and perseverance key for DIS' Weir

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

Grateful for the support of Derbyshire Institute of Sport to subsidise a warm weather training in October, Richard Weir had hoped to begin his winter training in earnest after a successful 2016 that included... Read More »

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