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Reports from NEGP and weekend action
Wednesday night saw several of our juniors take to the track at Monkton Stadium for the latest NEGP. Luke Pichler scorched to a new PB of 23.66s in the 200m which earned him the "Athlete of the Match" award. Setting a fine example of how to develop through the juinor age groups towards the senior ranks was Chloe Barrass, with a huge new PB. Caitlin Creaby continued her fine form with a wind-legal sub 30s clocking. In the 800m, it was PB's all-round. Lauren Creaby lowered her own club record, with Darcey Hirst and George Bryce both taking big chunks off their PB's. Also in PB form was Niamh Adams over 3000m, as she produced a great run. In the field, there were solid performances from Luke in the high jump, and younger brother Oscar in the shot put.

on Friday, there were fantastic performances from our juniors at the DK Mile at South Beach. Niamh Adams was fastest lady, as she broke 6m for the first time on the roads, with Katelyn Hall also running strongly. Jack Ellie produced a fine run, setting a brand new PB as he continues to develop.

At Saturdays Blyth Links Parkrun, Daniel Hall recorded a strong finish. On Sunday, Liliana recorded a fantastic new PB for 8th place at the Whitley Bay Junior Parkrun, with Jack Irving in 46th Place. At the Town Moor, Jack Webster finished in 9th place. 

Its exciting that we now have a junior parkrun in Blyth, which takes place on Sunday mornings at South Beach. We hope this will encourage participation in running and athletics for the young people of Blyth. Remember, please ensure Blyth is listed as your club to ensure we dont miss you in the newsletter. This week, Frankie Foster took 4th place, with Jack Ellis and Grace Thompson running superbly. Apologies to anyone I've missed.
The Baton for the Commonwealth Games is coming to Gateshead Stadium on Friday 15th July. The baton will complete 2 laps of the track and Gateshead Council would like to invite young athletes from the area to come to the Stadium to follow the baton bearers on the track.
The BBC will be there (don’t know who the famous people are yet).
The event is not open to the public so will be a closed event, however any parents/guardians bringing children can sit in the Tyne & Wear stand and watch.
Key timings
Arrive no later than 4.45pm
Baton Event 5.40pm
Finish 7.30pm (the Stadium closes at 8pm so it can’t go on late).
We will be putting on some fun relays for the young athletes after the baton has left the Stadium.
We would love to have lots of local athletes attending in their club vests but this is open to all kids, so if they have siblings/ friends etc they are more than welcome. I think ideally they are looking for ages 14 and under.
If any older athletes want to get some volunteering experience on their CV then this is a good event to volunteer at.
Would you be interested in being involved?
We are now starting to assemble our team for our final 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! 
Northern Athletics Champs - Enter here
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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