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Combined Events, Birtley Relays, Fantastic Four, Podium 5k, Manchester Open, Parkrun.... 
Blyth Sportshall Athletics Series - Team Blyth Crowned Champions!
Friday night saw the Blyth Sportshall Series conclude, with Team Blyth securing the Club Trophy for the first time ever! 15 of our juniors contributed to this fantastic team victory, along with a brilliant team of volunteers including Senna, Niamh, Sadie, Eleanor, Abi and Christopher.

Jamie Jones showed huge improvement including a 10 second endurance run PB as he moved up to a grade 9 ranking. Alexander Robson-Lamb was again superb, and was the clubs highest overall scorer as he took an all-time record with his 1.87m standing long jump. Oliver Crossling made his debut in the sportshall series, and produced a fully committed endurance run and was hugely consistent across all events with a grade 4 ranking. Harry Ross showed improvement once again, performing superbly in every single discipline, earning a grade 4. Oliver Lamb starred in the standing long jump, improving his grading from 8 to 7.

Richard Gormley was superbly consistent, with his endurance race being a highlight, whilst Martha Lorimer made her Blyth debut and was particularly superb in the spring and endurance race. Mairi improved her grading, with her endurance run being absolutely fantastic whilst Alex Coyle scored a brilliant grade 6 with excellent spring and standing long jump results. India Gorvett showed speed and composure, with her vertical jump a highlight. Ryan Jones set big PB's in 4 of the 5 events, showing superb commitment, whilst Aiden Coyle scored massive points in every event for a grade 3. Dylan Jones was brilliantly consistent and improved his overall points score, whilst Hollie-Anne Sudder took all-time records in the vertical jump (60cm) and standing long jump (2.22m) as she amassed a huge points total. Luke Gormley was back to full fitness, scoring strong points in every discipline as he took home a grade 6 medal.

It was fantastic to see the team spirit and enthusiasm from all of our young athletes, and you should all feel proud to have contributed to the team trophy! We will try and make sure everyone gets to take the trophy home for a week at a time over the next few months!

Birtley XC Relays

Our U13 girls team claimed a superb bronze medal at the Birtley XC relays yesterday, with a fine team performance. Niamh Adams produced a stunning lead off run, before handing over to new member Olivia Patrick who ran brilliantly on her debut. Caitlin Creaby brought the team home with a fine run, proving once again she has ability across all distances and on all surfaces. The girls showed strongly against well established clubs, and should be very proud of themselves.

England Athletics Combined Events Championships

Sheffield greeted 5 of our athletes on Sunday, as the pitted themselves against the best multi-event athletes from all over the UK. Things started well in the hurdles, with Sadie scoring a huge PB of 9.30s, with Hannah (9.49s) also scoring well. Luke dominated the boys hurdles to start his campaing in style. In the long jump, Emily Bond set and early marker of 4.88m to give her excellent points, whilst Sadie's 5.26m was the 2nd longest of the day and Senna smashed her PB with 4.65m. Luke left it late to pull out a 5.71m jump to extend his lead. In shot put, there were consistent performances from the girls but nothing spectacular, whilst at the same time Luke was battling a problematic hip, but pulled out a sensational 1.74m high jump to put more daylight between him and the opposition. There were challenges ahead though for Luke as he struggled in the shot put, losing a huge amount of points as he headed to the 800. Meanwhile in the girls high jump Emily produced a clutch jump at 1.50m to take great points. Hannah and Senna scored solid points, with Sadie equaling her PB. 

Heading into the 800m, Luke had a good margin, however he knew there would be challenges from behind. He ran a well paced race, doing enough to become English and Northern Combined Events Champion! In the girls 800m, Senna committed early and fought hard to secure a time that gave her 11th place in the overall standings. Hannah and Emily were drawn into a slow early face, they finished strongly but were not able to move as far up the standings as they would have hoped. Nonetheless, it was 10th for Emily and 8th for Hannah, and also a Northern Bronze. Sadie was 5th heading into the 800m, a long way back She produced a superbly paced run to win the final heat and move into the national bronze medal position by just 5pts - also claiming Northern silver.

Fantastic Four & Parkrun

Fresh from Sportshall action on Friday, on Sunday Harry and India traveled all the way to Middlesbrough for the fantastic four quadkids events.Both young athletes were fantastic and produced some find performances! Sophie McGarr and Mairi-Louise Carson had great runs in the Whitley Bay Junior Parkrun today, with a PB for Mairi, whilst Daniel produced another great run at Blyth Lins Parkrun.

Josh & Adam show their speed!

Whilst they are now "seniors", they have come through the junior ranks and so will also be reported on in our newsletter - Josh Fiddaman and Adam Swalwell were both in action this weekend, with Josh smashing the club record for 5k on the road with 15:15 at the podium 5k. Meanwhile, Adam set a new 300m PB indoors with a 37.5 clocking in Manchester
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.
If you wish to take part in any of the events below, just ask one of the coaching team for more details. We also need team managers/co-ordinators for team relay events!

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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