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Blyth Juniors take over the Parkrun!
This week we had a bumper attendance at the Blyth Links Parkrun, with a huge number of our juniors using it as part of their training schedule. There were new PB's, and first time appearances, with the endurance squad showing how far they've come in recent years. Lauren was 2nd lady home, with PB's for Jamie and Olivia, and Niamh, James, Daniel and William all putting in strong runs. Meanwhile, Evan Falkous enjoyed from Parkrun tourism at the Talking Tarn!

Last weekend, Jamie Floyd represented Blyth at the Terry O'Gara junior run, finishing a fantastic 7th in 6:34.

NEYDL - Time for a festival of Athletics!

So we are just 1 week away from the start of the NEYDL season. For those who have not been involved before, this will provide a wonderful track and field development opportunity. Its a chance to test ourselves at our preferred events, and perhaps try something new as well. We encourage athletes and parents to attend for the whole day to support the team if possible. We are only a small club (even combined with our Alnwick team-mates), but what we lack in numbers we always make up for in terms of quality performances, team spirit and creating a fantastic atmosphere. 

So let get our green and white facepaint on, cheer on every performance, and make it an amazing start to the season! there is still time to get involved, just contact any coaches to find out how to get involved. All details at www.teamblyth.com/neydl
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! 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! Timetable below:
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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