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NEGP, Parkruns and 5 medals at Northern Champs for Team Blyth
On Wednesday, the NEGP season concluded at Monkton Stadium with lots of great performances from our young athletes. Caitlin Creaby produced one of her best ever 200m races, recording a grade 4 time of 29.63s. in the 800m, George Bryce produced a fine new PB of 2:40.98 whilst Frankie Foster also put in a good peformnace. Frankie also equalled his PB in the high jump, with a best clearance of 1.25m. In the final Grand Prix standings, we have several award winners. Caitlin Creaby is 6th overall in the U13 girls, with Frankie 6th in the U13 boys. Luke Pichler takes 4th in the U15 boys. These three athletes will be presented with trophies at the end of season awards.

NEGP Results

Its been a busy weekend of parkruns. Last weekend, Frankie took 1st place at the Keswick junior parkrun, before this weekend taking 1st place with a new PB at the South Beach Parkrun, closely followed by Luke Gormley in 2nd. Richard and Grace also rank strongly. At the Blyth Links parkrun Niamh and Daniel both produced great runs once again.

The Northern Championships have  a tradition of providing great moments of sporting drama, and this year was no different. On Saturday, Luke Pichler had a crazy half-hour, as both his hurdles and long jump were at nearly the same time. This resulted in a mix-up which meant that a hurdles lane was not set out for Luke. He was allowed to race, and delivered a fine performance to take gold by a fraction in 11.28s, a PB which was just 0.01 outside the championship record. Luke was however then disqualified - before being rightly re-instated upon appeal. All the while the long jump competition was progressing - with Luke pulling out a huge PB in the final round of 6.39 to take another gold. Oscar Pichler was in action in both the long jump and shot put - showing great consistency and he was just a couple of centimetres off his best in both events.

On Sunday, Senna Gorvett kicked of proceedings in the long jump - although was not able to deliver the result she wanted. Luke took his third gold of the weekend in the high jump with 1.75m, whilst Lauren Creaby cruised through her 800m heat. Younger sister Caitlin ran strongly in her 100m heat, but produced her best performances in the 200m where she was an excellent 3rd in her heat, qualifying for the semi-finals where she was 6th. Senna negotiated a tricky 75m hurdles to qualify for the final, whilst Hannah Wilson was fastest qualifier as she proceeded to the 200m final. The day ended with 3 finals - first up Hannah Wilson took bronze in an extremely close 200m finish. There was further drama as the bronze was initially given to the athlete that finished 5th, but Hannah eventually got her moment on the podium. Next up was Lauren, and she took her first Northern medal with a superb bronze in a hard fought race, running her 2nd fastest time ever. Finally, Senna finished the day with 6th place in a hugely competitive hurdles final, coming through strongly in the final stages.


Northerns Results
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We would love to have more info to report on in the newsletter, so please send any news, photos, stories or reports in to Dan by 4pm Sunday so it goes in newsletter. Also for events like parkruns please make sure your club is up-to-date on profile so we can make sure you are not missed.
Also, if you spot any events or races that are upcoming , please post details here and/or message me do I can put in newsletter. I'm not up-to-date with everything that's going on so I need YOUR assistance as much as possible.
We have a supply of AAA Badges and Certificates. Find out more about the scheme and the standards HERE

If you have achieved a standard (must be a legal performance on power of 10), you are entitled to a badge. Athletes will receive their first badge FREE. Thereafter, they cost £4.50 each, contact Dan if you wish to purchase one.
MASSIVE PLEA FOR HELP FROM OUR PARENTS & FAMILY MEMBERS
Athletics can only run thanks to the support of volunteers. One thing we are desperately short of is FIELD OFFICIALS. These are volunteers who can help run field events at T&F comps, in particular the NEYDL. As a participating club, we are required by the rules to provided qualified officials at NEYDL events, something we have struggled to do last year. This year, if we are unable to fulfill our obligation to provide officials, we will not only lose points, but also we will be limited in the numbers of athletes we can enter into field events. This is something that we cannot allow to happen. 

If you wish to consider starting on the officiating  journey, then please know that you will have the full support of the club and all fees will be paid in full by the club. Officials receive expenses, and have opportunities to progress if the ambition is there. Officials from Blyth have recently been in action at World-Class Diamond League events, and will testify that it is the most rewarding experience.

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