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Medals for DAC pair as they race for England

Derby Athletic Club runners Molly Hudson and Ella Blakey did their country and club proud when they competed for England at the Reykjavik Games in Iceland, with a PB and a gold medal for Molly and a relay gold for Ella.

Molly Hudson (left) and Ella Blakey at the Reykjavik track.

It was a first England vest for both athletes, who have been with Derby AC for 10 years, coming through MiniLeague and YDL and still competing for the club in the Northern League.

Ella came third in the 200m and Molly came first in her 800m race with a great PB of 2:07. Ella also gained a gold medal as part of the England team that won the 4 x 200m relay.

The two, who came to the event off strong performances in the Northern Championships in EIS Sheffield earlier in January, will now turn their attention to the indoor British Champs in Birmingham.

The games is one of Iceland’s largest sporting events, with nearly 2,000 competitors from more than 40 countries taking part in 15 sports.

There is also a report on the event on the England Athletics website.