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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 this year. Next 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.

Find our more HERE or ask any of the coaches for more info
We are delighted to announce that NIGEL GORVETT is the newest member of our coaching team. Nigel has completed his England Athletics coaching assistant qualification, and is ready to embark on his coaching journey, which we have no doubt will be rewarding, exciting and full of challenges. If you want to know more about how you can get on the coaching pathway, just ask.
The Gateshead Indoor Series returns this winter. Enter online at www.race-results.co.uk. Please speak to coaches before registering.
Schools XC - A huge well done to Hollie-Anne Sudder who took part in the English Schools XC Cup on Saturday. She finished 37th in 10:43, helping her school to 7th place.
Celebration Night
If you want to have another watch of our celebration night, then just check out this link here (With Sound!). 
Here are the details for the North Eastern Counties Athletics Association CROSS-COUNTRY Championships at Sedgefield on Saturday 11th December 2021.
The Club pays for all entries, and Only Ralph Dickinson can enter people into the event.
Closing date for entries is Friday 26th November, so please let Ralph know by Thursday 25th November if you would like to run.
Don't leave it until the Friday to ask to have your name added, as Ralph will more than likely have entered the names of those who want to run. After that each individual entry costs more.
These are the current proviosional fixtures for the indoor season - check with coaches for more information.
Make sure you have Blyth as your club in your profile so you are included in our report!
CROP TOPS - We are about to place an order for crop tops for use in competitions, having had approval from UKA to use our new Team Blyth logo design. If you wish to order one, please let Dan know ASAP and payment can be made to club or via Spond (costs below)
24"-32" - £17.50
34"-38" - £21
At the moment its only crop tops that will have this design, as we still have a large supply of vests in the traditional style.
IMPORTANT INFO - For the last 18 months we have been using Heja app. We are now in the process of moving to an App that better serves our needs, so we have commenced use of SPOND. Currently our Endurance and foundation Endurance groups will remain on Heja, with all other groups using spond. Please download ASAP and contact Dan for log-in detais, as all sessions will only be published on Spond going forward.

One of the key new features is that for the first time you will be able to pay directly through the app for traning sessions. More details to follow.
Contact Dan to find out more about this exciting new indoor session in Blyth. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
SESSIONS CANCELLED MONDAY 25TH OCTOBER AND MONDAY 1ST NOVEMBER Our Foundation group restarts at Churchill Playing Fields on Monday 4th October, at the new time of 6-7pm
We have a new group starting soon! Contact Steve Walker for more details!
Forthcoming Events
There are loads of competitions coming up throughout the summer. Just ask any of the coaches for details, or click this link to find out more.
Being part of Team Blyth can be so much more than just coming to training and doing competitions - we really want to develop well-rounded young people that are confident and willing to get involved in all aspects of the sport they love.
The first step on the coaching pathway, and a fantastic qualification for any young person to have is the "Leading Athletics" course offered by England Athletics. Its open to anyone aged 14+, and the club will pay course fees. Its all online/remote - so why not get signed up?

FULL DETAILS
TRAINING UPDATE
We are now able to offer a full range of training groups. Spaces are strictly limited with waiting lists applying in some groups. All details at www.teamblyth.com
Please ensure your membership is up up-to-date before returning to training. You will not be able to compete until membership has been paid.
Our blog has been updated for the first time since 2019! Check our Dan's personal thoughts on where we are at the moment. READ HERE
**NOW WITH "TRACK & FIELD" ON SOME ITEMS!**

We are delighted to be able to launch the Team Blyth kit range! https://www.kitlocker.com/yourclub/club/team-blyth...

A huge thanks to Michael McKenna for setting this up, and Ross Pichler for the graphic design.

Please double check the sizes as nothing can be returned with them having logos and possibly initials on too. If it doesn’t state men’s or women’s on a particular item, it will be based on male sizing so girls might need to go down a size.
We have an upgraded website. www.teamblyth.com. Watch out for exciting additions in the coming months, including an athlete portal!
WANT TO GET INVOLVED? - Why not train to become an athletics official. Athletics cannot take place without officials, and you can score points for #TeamBlyth as part of a rewarding and varied vocation. The club we pay course fees for any members, juniors, parents etc that want to get involved. DETAILS

If any of our juniors aged 14+, or parents/family members would like to start on their coaching journey - then check out the Leading Athletics course (online). In most cases club will pay the course costs.
 

#TeamBlyth runs entirely through the support of volunteers. We always encourage new coaches and officials, and the entire cost of courses and coach development will be covered by the club and Northumberland Athletics Network. For details of courses, see this link /www.englandathletics.org

We are in particular need of officials in all areas, and coaches to support our growing squad of amazing young athletes. Furthermore, we have lots of roles available in event management, admin, social media management etc etc. Ask for more details.

May we remind all parents and young athletes that we expect a positive attitude, hard work and good behaviour at all sessions and competitions. Please read our code of conduct for athletes, parents/carers and coaches/volunteers HERE
All Blyth Running Club T&F records are recorded for each junior age group. Follow this link to be directed to the website. 
If you want to feature in our #TeamBlyth Rules feature, message Dan
Blyth Running Club Juniors Facebook
Blyth Running Club Website
Email Rob (Combined Events coach)
Email Julie (junior membership secretary, kit enquiries)
Email Craig (middle distance, XC, endruance coach, media enquries)
Email Steve (middle distance, XC, endurance coach)
Email Ralph (Club secretary)
Email Dan (sprints, hurdles, jumps coach)
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