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NEYDL - Team Blyth run like the wind!
The NEYDL season continued on Sunday, with 14 of our juniors teaming up with a small group from Alnwick as we looked to build on an impressive start to the season. Windy conditions made for some very fast sprint times, whilst proving challenging in other events.
Hurdles Started the day as always. Emily Bond looked very sharp as she stormed to victory in the U15 Girls race, meanwhile Isla Bell completed her first ever outdoor hurdles race with an astonishing 13.55, just a week after a DNF at the NECAA champs.. Luke Pichler made a superb start as he romped home in the U15 boys race, only an illegal wind reading denying him a league record.

In the long jump, Emily made it two wins in the space of 10 minutes as 4.67m was enough to secure the victory, with Senna picking up solid points as well. In the  Javelin Emily scored more solid points, with Jamie also throwing the spear in the U13B event. 

Next up on track was the 800m, with Lauren taking a commanding victory. There were superb PB's for Darcey and Hollie-Anne, with Senna also producing a steady run as she works on pacing. Jamie Floyd produced a superb finish as he picked up places on the home straight to secure a PB in the U15 boys race.

Moving on to the 100m, and Caitlin Creaby was in exceptional form, running her fastest ever 100m, which was marginally over the wind limit. In the U15 race, Millie Wilkinson took a superb 1st place in the first race, with Hannah Wilson totally dominating the 2nd race as the girls took maximum points for the club. Back in the field and Senna Gorvett set a new PB as she took 2nd place, whilst Hannah Wilson also broke 8m. Hollie-Anne put in a solid performance, whilst there was a big new PB for Niamh.

In the high jump, Blyth picked up solid points even if there performances were not quite at their usual standard. Hannah took the U15 win, with Isla scoring big points, whilst Caitlin equalled her PB in the U13 girls event at the end of the day. Oscar Pichler returned from injury to take 4th place in the shot, just outside his seasons best.

Luke Pichler overcame early run-up issues to take victory in the U15 boy long jump, before the action resumed on the track in the 1500m. George Bryce produced a solid run in the U13 boys race, before Niamh Adams set a big new PB of 5:22.56s with an attacking race strategy. Moving onto the 200m, and Caitlin continued her fine day with her first ever sub-30s 200m run to take 3rd, but again sadly it was wind assisted. Luke Pichler also broke a landmark as he ran sub-24s to take victory, but again the wind gauge was not his friend. In the U15G race Hollie-Anne Sudder produced a massive PB of 27.98s, with Millie Wilkinson running her fastest 200m in two years as she was 2nd fastest overall. Isla Bell showed how far she has come with a superb run of 29.37s. Next up was the 300m, with Lauren showing fantastic versatility as she took victory with a personal best, with Darcey also recording a new PB.

The day finished with the 4x100 relays. We had two U15 teams racing, with the team of Bond/Wilson/Gorvett/Wilkinson taking a superb win in a seasons best time, extending their winnign streak to a year. Adams/Bell/Hirst/Sudder ran in the same race, running sub 60s.

So a fantastic day concluded - it really was an a brilliant team performance despite lower numbers than normal. Next up - we are closer to home at Whitley Bay, we would love to see some new faces taking part!

North East Grand Prix and Parkrun News
Its been a busy week of action. On Wednesday night at the NEGP Frankie Foster has a great night with PB's in both the 800m and the high jump. Caitlin Creaby gave it her all in a tough 200m race, whilst there were new club records for Niamh and Luke. Niamh produced a fine run in the 3000m on her debut over the distance, whilst Luke added 1cm to his high jump PB to take the win.

Our younger juniors have absolutely smashed their parkruns this week. Jack Webster scored a PB at the town moor, whilst at Whitley Bay Sophie and Liliana were amongst the fastest girls, with new PB's for Oliver, Alexander, Martha, Mairi-Louise and Jack Irving
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.
IMPORTANT - Due to refurbishment, we have NO access to clubhouse (inc toilets) at Churchill track for a period of around 6 weeks.
We are now starting to assemble our team for our 3rd fixture! Email Dan to be part of the team. This is open to all paid-up for 2022 junior members in school years 6 to 11. We'd love for you to be involved! 
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.
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
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