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Report from Intercounties Championships
Saturday saw 10 Blyth athletes get the chance to represent their counties at the Schools Intercounties Championships at Gateshead, with Northumberland and Durham facing off against North Yorkshire, Cleveland and Cumbria.
Luke Pichler had a fine day, securing 1st place in the junior boys 80m hurdles. Things didn’t quite go to plan in the 4x100 relay after a botched handover, but he received superbly in the high jump to secure a new PB with a clearance of 1.76m, to take his 2nd title of the meet. Millie Train had a tough day,  with 4.34m her best in the long jump. However she provided fantastic support to the girls relay team  and helped them prepare.
Lauren Creaby produced a storming last lap as she took 2nd place in the 800m, just a few tenths behind the eventual winner. Senna Gorvett had to balance a tight schedule, with her events clashing. She won the high jump with a superb clearacnce at 1.48m, before just having time to have 3 close attempts at a PB height, and she then ran across the stadium to the start of the hurdles where she took 2nd in the 1stheat. Emily Bond produced a superb seasons best of 12.5 to win the 2nd heat, and she took 3rd in the long jump. Millie Wilkinson produced a superbly executed race in the 100m to take a thrilling victory with 12.8s, whilst Hollie-Anne Sudder recorded yet another PB over 200m with 27.8s. Hannah Wilson became 200m champion for Durham with an excellent 26.2s clocking, whilst Sadie Parker took 2nd place in the long jump with a best of 4.85m.  Maya Turner ran in the guest 100m, a reward for her fine performance last weekend, and she produced a great race as she continues her return to competition.              
Hollie, Millie and Hannah teamed up to form three quarters of the Durham relay team, with Senna, Emily and Maya being three quarters of the Northumberland team for the 4x100. In an exciting race, Durham were just pipped on the line by North Yorkshire, despite running a speedy 51.2, with Northumberland taking 4th in 53.1s.  

Within the next few days selections will be made for the English Schools Championships - this is always a great honour and the selection criteria is extremely tough. Whether the news is positive or not - its important to remember that this is just another part of the journey and its important to keep the long term focus.

On Wednesday, Niamh Adams and Evan Falkous produced fine runs at the Summer Cup. At this weekends Parkruns, their was a 1st place from Frankie at the Whitley Bay Juinor parkrun, whilst there were PB's for Elliot and Liliana.
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 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.
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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