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Blyth Juniors qualify for XC Intercounties
Its been another exciting week of competition, with much of the focus on Tuesday where many of our juniors were taking part in the Northumberland Schools XC Championships at Temple Park, with the hope of qualifying to represent their county at the Intercounties in 2 weeks. In the junior girls race Lauren Creaby was involved in a fierce battle, and took a well-earnt 4th place. Meanwhile Niamh Adams produced a fine run to finish 22nd in her first year in age group. Caitlin Creaby is more used to racing over 60m, but showed her class over the longer XC distance with 8th place in the minor girls race. Frankie Foster and George Bryce were in action in the minor boys race, both producing really strong runs to finish 6th and 27th respectively. Lauren, Caitlin and Frankie all qualified for inter-counties, a fantastic achievement.

On saturday we had more athletes in action. Millie Wilkinson conitnued her strong winter with a 1st place in the 60m at the Sheffield Indoor open. Meanwhile Frankie was in PB form at the Blyth Links partrun with Daniel and William also running well.
Click HERE for more details on the NECAA Indoor Champs
Entries for Gateshead Indoor Series available HERE
The series returns for 2022! We look fowrward 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 general entries open 1st February.

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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