A weekend to remember for Team Blyth Juniors!

The NEYDL season kicked off at a Sunny Monkton, with a fantastic atmosphere and 15 athletes giving it their all. Check out the video review HERE, and results HERE (still to be updated at time of publishing)


The day started in style with Aman taking victory in the hurdles ‘A’ race, with India doing the same in the ‘B’ race to bring home maximum points. The long jump delivered solid performances from Aman and Fearne, before Amara flew to victory in the 100m ‘A’ race, with India setting a PB. There were more strong points delivered in the 200m by Amara and Fearne, whilst India and Amara took maximum points in a hectic high jump competition. Aman threw 14.62m in the Javelin on her debut in the event. The girls finished the day in fine style with 2nd place in the Relay


Oscar was our only U15 boy - and he produced fine performances in the field in the Javelin, shot put and long jump. His javelin PB was particularly impressive. Our 6 girls had a great day. Niamh finished at the sharp end in the 800m, with Caitlin working on race pacing. In the hurdles, Isla and Hollie-Anne delivered a photo-finish to take maximum points with PB’s ,whilst Caitlin had the highlight of her day with her first ever 3-stride race and Izabela ran superbly as well. Talia was making her competition debut for the club and showed great strength and focus in the 100m, before showing great potential in the long jump where Izabela also showed fantastic spring. Hollie-Anne’s 4.61m topped the competition, picking up big points. Isla had a solid shot put with an outdoor PB, whilst in the high jump Caitlin was just outside her PB, with Talia clearing 1.25m on debut. Hollie-Anne scorched to her first ever Sub-27 200m to take 2nd, whilst Izabela was brilliant on her 200m debut. Isla and Niamh both made their 300m debuts, finishing 2nd and 1st in their heats respectively. The girls finished the day by winning the 4x100m at a canter thanks to some great changeovers and relentless leg speed.


Luke Pichler took a trio of wins in the pole vault, long jump, and 400m. The latter event was his first ever run over the 1-lap distance and he showed solid pacing. Hannah Wilson ran the fastest ever 100m by a Blyth athlete to take the win with 12.40s, whilst Sadie also set a big PB with 25.87 in the 200m for first place. Earlier on, Hannah and Senna took 1st and 2nd in the 80m hurdles on their event debuts, whilst Hannah breached the 5m barrier in the long jump for another win. Senna worked on technique and rhythm in the javelin with mixed results, but her highlight was undoubtedly the 300m hurdles where she took the win in a scorching 47.43 on her event debut. Sadie produced further solid results in the shot put and high jump for big points, before she led off the 4x100m team that scorched to victory.

We had a fantastic team out at the Terry O’Gara junior road race, and they all produced superb performances. George Bryce was a superb 2nd, with Jamie Floyd just behind in 4th. It was a brilliant 6th for Tom Floyd, just ahead of Jack Webster in 7th. Henry Bryce rounded out the top 10 meaning that we had 5 athletes in the top 10!

Well done to all the boys!

At our local parkruns, we had loads of juniors racing today. At South Beach, Libby Barber set a PB 10:39, with Grace Thompson recording a time of 13:27 and Oliver Dunn 20:59. Over at Whitley Bay, Elliot Summers produced a swift 8:58, just ahead of Liliana with 8:38 and Alex Fielding with 8:56. Fantastic work from all!

South Beach Results

Whitley Bay Results

Blyth Links Parkrun Results

NEYDL - Next Fixture

Our next fixture is at SHILDON in on the 21st May. We would love to have another great turn-out! We appreciate this is a little further afield - we can look to car-share if needed. Contact Dan for more details, or check out


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 - Claire

Terry O’Gara - Craigh.

NEYDL & Other news - Dan

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

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England Athletics have replaced the AAA Grades system with the new PB Awards system, which is far more inclusive for all abilities. Details on this link

For the new PB awards system, athletes can earn certificates based on their peformances, check the link for all details. Many of our juniors will already have earned gradings on this new system, so will be due certificates. Please note there is a cost for the certificates.

We are currently working on how best to deliver this - more news soon!


The North East has some of the leading officials in England but we will always need more officials to help all the events run smoothly. Three courses have been arranged, oone for Photo Finish, one for Track officials and one for Field officials

Details here;


Location: Sunnydale Leisure Centre, Shildon, County Durham, DL4 2EP,

Date & Time:23-04-2023 09:30 - 12:00

Who should go on this course?

Anyone who is interested in officiating the track events, including sprints, relays and distance events.

What will I learn?

· To work as part of a team of track officials at an athletics meeting and carry out the basic duties of a track judge/umpire.

· To know the equipment you need to have with you at an athletics meeting to enable you to carry out your duties throughout the meeting.

· To understand that a track judge/umpire should record what is seen without being influenced by anyone else.

· To have a basic knowledge of track markings particularly the finishing line (how to judge the finish) and lane lines.

· To carry out the basic duties such as; judging, lap board and bell, break line, take over judge, hurdle observation, umpiring for observing running out of lane or impeding other athletes and what these involve.


Location: Sunnydale Leisure Centre, Shildon, County Durham, DL4 2EP,

Date & Time:21-05-2023 09:30 - 13:30

Who should go on this course?

Anyone who is interested in officiating the field events:

· Shot (including seated throws for disabled athletes)

· Discus (including seated throws for disabled athletes)

· Hammer

· Javelin (including seated throws for disabled athletes)

· Club Throw

· High Jump

· Long Jump

· Triple Jump

· Pole Vault

What will I learn?

· Follow a duty sheet

· Be able to list field events and the various roles covered

· Understand and describe Health and Safety issues in Field Officiating

· Application of the rules surrounding field officiating


Location: Middlesbrough Sports Village, Alan Peackock Way, Middlesbrough, TS4 3AE

Date & Time:16-04-2023 09:00 - 13:00

This course is on the morning of the Kieran Maxwell Memorial Open and candidates will be able to work at the event in the afternoon after the course.

The level 1 Photofinish Official course is an entry level qualification on the UK Athletics Track & Field Officials pathway.

This 4 hour, practical course will introduce candidates to the roles, responsibilities and duties of a Photo-Finish Judge, how a photo finish picture is created, and how to interpret the picture to produce a correct race result.

Entries for the NECAA T&F Championships in May are now open follow THIS LINK. Check with Coaches prior to entering.

Entries for the North East Grand Prix are now open follow THIS LINK. Check with Coaches prior to entering.

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