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Gateshead Indoor Series: Incredible early standard set
There were two fantastic nights of indoor competition this week, with Team Blyth juniors taking part in the Gateshead Indoor Series track events on Wendesday, and field events on Thursday. This was an opportunity to set early benchmarks, and work on key technical points. In the 60m, Caitlin Creaby continued her early session form with a new personal best in the U13G 60m. Blyth juniors were in dominant form in the U15G races, locking out the top positions accross the heats. Senna Gorvett recovered from a poor start to win her heat in a huge PB of 8.52s, whilst Maya Turner made a hugely welcome return to competition nearly 2 years after her last race. Her time of 8.59s will provide a fantastic basis on which to build. Millie Wilkinson and Hannah Wilson pushed each other to the fastest times of the evening across all of the age groups, with Millie taking the outright club record with 8.05s, just ahead of Hannah with 8.10s. Millie Train got the chance to run twice in the seeded U17 races, setting new PB's in both races, whilst Luke Pichler started a phenomenal couple of days with an U15 club record of 7.69 as he led his age group. Younger brother Oscar set a new PB, with a strong run in the U13 race.

In the 60m hurdles, there were more fine performance. Hannah Wilson showed great composure as she finshed up fastest U15 athlete, with a club record 9.67s, whilst Sadie (10.10) and Senna (10.22) set solid markers. Luke Pichler produced a fine run in his race to smash'the club record with 8.87, a hugely encouraging start to the season.

Thursday provided the first opportunity for our athletes to take part in field events indoors, and there were yet more sensational performances. Alfie Ward (U20 3.00m) and Luke Pichler (U15 2.50m) set new club records and age group wins, whilst Emily produced a great series to finish as first female long jumper with 4.95m. Sadie was just over the board on her attempts but showed great focus and understanding, whilst Luke also had a few issues hitting the take off board. Oscar showed great consistency and technique and was rewarded with another PB of 3.05m. In the shot put both Oscar and Emily set solid markers, whilst over in the high jump Abigail Huntly soared to her 2nd best ever performance with 1.35m, whilst Poppy Wilson cleared 1.40m on her indoor debut. Florence Archer made a welcome return after two years away, setting an U20 club record of 1.55m, with huge potential for the future. Hannah Wilson finished her superb week with a display of confident high jumping, clearing 1.55m to score a new personal best. Check out video reports from both days BELOW
Wednesday - Track
Thursday - Field

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

Well done to Niamh Adams who has been selected to represent East Northumberland at County Champs after finishing as 1st year 8 girl at Schools XC. Brilliant work Niamh!
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 this year. Next 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
The Gateshead Indoor Series returns this winter. Enter online at www.race-results.co.uk. Please speak to coaches before registering.
Celebration Night
If you want to have another watch of our celebration night, then just check out this link here 
These are the current proviosional fixtures for the indoor season - check with coaches for more information.
CROP TOPS -These should arrive TOMORROW. If you wish to order one, please let Dan know ASAP and payment can be made to club or via Spond (costs below)
24"-32" - £18.50
34"-38" - £22
At the moment its only crop tops that will have this design, as we still have a large supply of vests in the traditional style.
SESSIONS CANCELLED MONDAY 25TH OCTOBER AND MONDAY 1ST NOVEMBER Our Foundation group restarts at Churchill Playing Fields on Monday 4th October, at the new time of 6-7pm
We have a new group starting soon! Contact Steve Walker for more details!
Forthcoming Events
There are loads of competitions coming up throughout the summer. Just ask any of the coaches for details, or click this link to find out more.
Being part of Team Blyth can be so much more than just coming to training and doing competitions - we really want to develop well-rounded young people that are confident and willing to get involved in all aspects of the sport they love.
The first step on the coaching pathway, and a fantastic qualification for any young person to have is the "Leading Athletics" course offered by England Athletics. Its open to anyone aged 14+, and the club will pay course fees. Its all online/remote - so why not get signed up?

FULL DETAILS
TRAINING UPDATE
We are now able to offer a full range of training groups. Spaces are strictly limited with waiting lists applying in some groups. All details at www.teamblyth.com
Please ensure your membership is up up-to-date before returning to training. You will not be able to compete until membership has been paid.
Our blog has been updated for the first time since 2019! Check our Dan's personal thoughts on where we are at the moment. READ HERE
**NOW WITH "TRACK & FIELD" ON SOME ITEMS!**

We are delighted to be able to launch the Team Blyth kit range! https://www.kitlocker.com/yourclub/club/team-blyth...

A huge thanks to Michael McKenna for setting this up, and Ross Pichler for the graphic design.

Please double check the sizes as nothing can be returned with them having logos and possibly initials on too. If it doesn’t state men’s or women’s on a particular item, it will be based on male sizing so girls might need to go down a size.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED? - Why not train to become an athletics official. Athletics cannot take place without officials, and you can score points for #TeamBlyth as part of a rewarding and varied vocation. The club we pay course fees for any members, juniors, parents etc that want to get involved. DETAILS

If any of our juniors aged 14+, or parents/family members would like to start on their coaching journey - then check out the Leading Athletics course (online). In most cases club will pay the course costs.
 

#TeamBlyth runs entirely through the support of volunteers. We always encourage new coaches and officials, and the entire cost of courses and coach development will be covered by the club and Northumberland Athletics Network. For details of courses, see this link /www.englandathletics.org

We are in particular need of officials in all areas, and coaches to support our growing squad of amazing young athletes. Furthermore, we have lots of roles available in event management, admin, social media management etc etc. Ask for more details.

May we remind all parents and young athletes that we expect a positive attitude, hard work and good behaviour at all sessions and competitions. Please read our code of conduct for athletes, parents/carers and coaches/volunteers HERE
All Blyth Running Club T&F records are recorded for each junior age group. Follow this link to be directed to the website. 
If you want to feature in our #TeamBlyth Rules feature, message Dan
Blyth Running Club Juniors Facebook
Blyth Running Club Website
Email Rob (Combined Events coach)
Email Julie (junior membership secretary, kit enquiries)
Email Craig (middle distance, XC, endruance coach, media enquries)
Email Steve (middle distance, XC, endurance coach)
Email Ralph (Club secretary)
Email Dan (sprints, hurdles, jumps coach)
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