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Blyth's First EVER English National Champions Crowned!
England Athletics Age Group Champs

VIDEO REPORT

7 of our juniors travelled to Sheffield this weekend, having reached the qualifying standards, and they were looking to challenge themselves against the best athletes from all over the UK

SATURDAY REPORT


The day started bright and early, with Hannah Wilson first up in the high jump. She progressed well through the early heights, clearing a best of 1.50m before having 3 good attempts at her PB height. 10th overall was a solid performance and great experience. Millie Wilkinson then started her 60m campagin, with potentially 3 races to negotiate. A poor start in her heat meant that she had to work hard through the field, and just managed to secure auto-qualification for the semis. She knew she would have to run a lot better in the semi's to stand any chance of making the final - which she did in fine style, producing a far cleaner run to finish in 8.05s, and secure a final spot by 0.01s. Just making the final was a huge achievement, so now Millie could prepare for the final with relaxation.

Over in the field, Luke Pichler was involved in a fine high jump competition. He secured a medal with third time clearance at 1.69m, as he continues to develop in this event - more is to come. Emily Bond and Sadie Parker were involved in the long jump, meanwhile Millie prepared for her 60m final. She produced an incredible start, and led the field after 10m. In the lane next to her, Nell Desir stormed through to gold in what is believed to be an age 13 all-time world best of 7.51s, with Millie rewarded with 7th place and a new PB and club record of 8.01s. What an experience!

Over in the long jump, Sadie and Emily were consistently hitting the board which enabled them to build in confidence and flow as the competition went on. Emily's leap of 4.90m was enough to give her an excellent 6th place. Meanwhile, Sadie jumped a PB in the first round to take a lead that she would never relinquish. She set a further 3 PB's as the comp progressed, fending off close opposition from the athlete who had denied her Northern gold the previous week. Despite her nearest rival matching her best in the last round, Sadie was guaranteed first place by virtue of having the next furthest jump. Just to stamp home her authority, she produced a stunning 5.45m in the final round to give herself a huge margin of victory.

A joyous Sadie could not contain her delight as she English national champion - the first in the clubs history.

SUNDAY

It was a bright and early start for Sadie and Hannah in the 200m. Qualification would be challenging with spaces for just 5 athlete in the final and a field of the highest standard. Hannah was 2nd in her heat, just outside her PB, with Sadie 3rd. Unfortunately both girls just missed out on the final. It was a late decision for Luke to enter the long jump - and he went into the competition relaxed and with little expectation. As the competition progressed, Luke manged to improve his PB and put himself right in contention. In the 5th round, he launched out to a massive 5.99m, which gave him the lead which he would not relinquish - he became U15B English Champion!

The rest of the day was all about hurdles. Emily did fantastically to qualify for the semi-finals in the loaded U15 girls comp, and was just a fraction outside her PB. Millie Train made a welcome return to competition and showed she has lost none of her sharpness as she smashed the club record in her U17 60m hurdles heat with 9.58s. Alfie Ward was next up in the U20 men's hurdles, and he produced a fine run to match his PB with 8.51s, although sadly didn't progress to the next round. Finally it was the turn of Luke, who showed he was feeling no pressure despite going in as favorite. He recovered from a tricky start to surge through and take gold with another PB of 8.55s, capping an extraordinary weekend for both himself and the club.
The Sherman Cup at Temple Park provided challenge with windy conditions - however our two juniors were up to the task as they produced some of their best runs of the winter so far. In the U13 age group XC superstar Niamh Adams produced a spirited run to take a brilliant 6th place in the field of over 50 athletes. In an equally strong U13 boys field, George Bryce's 34th place was a fine performance, and he should be very proud of himself.
 
IMPORTANT - Due to refurbishment, we have NO access to clubhouse (inc toilets) at Churchill track for a period of around 6 weeks.
AGM -  Ask Ralph for zoom link if you wish to attend (virtually)

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Blyth Running Club will take place via ZOOM on Tuesday 22nd February 2022 at 8:30pm.

The AGENDA for the meeting will be as follows.

 

BLYTH RUNNING CLUB

AGENDA

for AGM Meeting 22/02/22

 

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of meeting 17/03/21

3. Matters arising from minutes

4. Chairman’s Report

5. Secretary’s Report

6. Treasurer’s Report

7. Election of Committee

8. Election of Auditor

9. Any Other Business:

Items for Any Other Business must be sent in to the Secretary before Monday 14th February 2022.

Only Items received before that date will be discussed at the AGM.

Click HERE for more details on the NECAA Indoor Champs *ENTRIES CLOSED
Entries for Gateshead Indoor Series available HERE
The series returns for 2022! We look forward to welcoming our young athletes from our club and all over the region to take part. We will also require volunteers to help run the event - contact Dan if you can help.

Enter now via Spond, or via website

TESCO COMMUNITY GRANTS SCHEME

We are delighted to let you know that TEAM BLYTH's application to the Tesco Community Grants Scheme has been successful and our project will be put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores.  Voting will commence in store from the first week of January 2022 and continue until 31st March 2022.  

The following information will appear on the voting unit when voting starts.  

Blyth Running Club / Athletics Field and Track Equipment / Whitley Bay / Blyth Running Club inspiring generations.

Billy Mill Express NE29 9AE / North Shields Extra NE297UJ

Cramlington Express NE23 1XZ / Claremont Whitley Bay Express  NE26 3HL

Battle Wallsend Express NE28 9DT / Shiremoor Cobalt Express NE27 0QW

To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.
 

- Cast your vote as soon as you receive your token for a project in the current voting round

- Only submit Community Grants tokens to cast your vote

- Share information about this funding opportunity with your friends and family

- Encourage the local community and our supporters to get involved with Community Grants voting

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.

Find our more 
HERE or ask any of the coaches for more info
There are exciting new items in the 2022 range. Check it out HERE
Please note the NEW link to our kit shop: https://www.kitlocker.com/run/clubs/team-blyth
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