Fantastic weekend as athletes compete all over the North!

Its been another busy weekend of Parkruns. Running over 5km at Blyth Links, George Bryce set a new personal best of 21.50 in challenging conditions. Meanwhile on Sunday, Jack Ellis and Grace Thompson put in strong runs at South Beach junior parkrun, whilst over at Whitley Bay Frankie Foster recorded a time of 7:40, with Jack Irving 10:39. Fantastic work from our park-runners this week!

South Beach Results

Whitley Bay Results

Blyth Links Results

At the British Universities and College (BUCS) Championships at Sheffield, Alfie Ward just missed out on a place on the long jump final by 1 place, after leaping to 6.32m in his qualifying pool. Meanwhile in Middlesbrough, Mairi-Louise Carson and Alexander Robson-Lamb represented the club superbly at the Fantastic Four competition. We are waiting for full results to come out, but Alex and Mairi-Louise took 1st and 2nd in their 40m sprint heat, and did fantastic in their other events including shot put, standing long jump and her endurance run.

Fantastic Four Results (will appear on this link at some point)

It can be hard to keep track of all the events and competitions going on - there is a lot out there, but we know it can be overwhelming! Its always best to chat with coaches about what events and comps are suitable for athletes. Furthermore, we would love to have more contributors who can help find local events (particularly road races) that we often miss. Below we have advertised some comps, including the Birtley XC Relays. Take a look!


Diane Creaby has very kindly taken on the role of managing club vests and crop tops. If you wish to order/purchase one, please get in touch with her!

Diane’s contact number is 0772 8983541

Remember, we also have our very own range of Team Blyth Nike training kit, available via our Kitlocker store (details further down newsletter)

This weeks reporters:

Parkrun and Winter Series - Claire.

Other news - Dan

A reminder that membership fees for 2023 are now due, details further down the newsletter.

We would love to have new contributors to the newsletter - this can be things like sourcing event info, more detailed race/event reports, and any other content that may be great to go in the newsletter. As it stands the newsletter rarely goes out on time, and is in danger of finishing entirely without new contributors. Contact Dan if you can help!

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The Kieran Maxwell event is a great early season track and field event for a fantastic cause. Its brilliant for U11’s, but entries likely to fill up soon for U11’s so don’t delay! For older age groups, please check with your coach to discuss. Entry details

a fantastic team event! If you want to get involved, speak to your coach, as we need to submit club entry. This event is FREE for members! Details

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