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NECAA Champs - Team Blyth on fire!

Video Review

Warm temperatures and glorious sunshine greet Team Blyth’s athletes on Saturday morning, as a weekend of championship action kicked off. As ever, hurdles were first up. Millie Train produced a solid run, and gained race experience as she finished just outside the medals in 4th in the U17 Womens race. Next up was the U15 girls race with no few than 5 Blyth athletes lining up for the straight final. Isla Bell got out superbly over the first two hurdles before losing her stride pattern and pulling up, whilst Hollie hurdled her way to a PB and 5th place finish. Emily Bond took bronze, with Senna Gorvett setting a big new PB to claim silver. Sadie Parker was the clear winner, as she continued her superb form with a personal best. Luke Pichler started slowly but stormed to another North East title in the U15 boys race, recording a swift 11.54s.

Lauren and Niamh lined up in the 2-lap race, with a scorching pace meaning that the girls had to utilise every bit of spirit and determination. They were duly rewarded, with a new PB for Niamh, and Lauren took bronze with an 800m club record time of 2:21.31.
In the 200m, Sadie and Hannah both cruised through their heats with their fastest every times, whilst in the final Hannah was imperious, nearly breaking the championship record to become champion with a time of 25.67s, with Sadie taking silver. Caitlin Creaby produced a magnificent PB of 30.01s to qualify for the U13 final, where she finished a superb 5th. Alfie Ward was in action in the U20 100m, where he set a new PB in the heat, whilst Adam Swalwell took bronze in the 100m, with his fastest ever time which was sadly wind assisted.

There was a plethora of action in the field throughout the day. In the U15 high jump, it was an incredible 1-2-3-4 for our girls. Isla took 4th with a spending 1.31m PB, whilst Emily cleared 1.42m for the bronze medal. Hannah jumped a seasons best of 1.54m to take silver, whilst winning on countback was Senna who also cleared 1.54m. Luke Pichler cleared his opening height of 1.61m in the boys event, enough to win the competition, however an injury curtailed his weekend at this point.

Alfie Ward has a solid day in the field, taking pole vault gold and discus silver, whilst Millie Train produced a life-time in the long jump of 4.77m to take bronze, before producing a solid javelin throw. Hollie-Anne Sudder smashed the club record in the U15 competition, to end the day in style.

 Video Review

It was a quieter day on Sunday, however there was still some incredible action.
On track, Lauren Creaby smashed the club record again in the 1500m, running sub 5 minutes for the first time as she took 4th. Coach Craig produced a new 800m PB as he set a fantastic example to our junior athletes. Chloe produced a controlled run, to take bronze in the senior womens 400m.
In the 300m, Senna Gorvett showed superb racecraft in her heat, before running a sublime race in the final to take a commanding gold medal with a huge PB of 43.60s. In the 200m, Adam Swalwell produced on of the races of his life to take senior mens silver in a windy 23.16. In the U13 100m, Caitlin qualified for another final, where she did herself proud once again – she was fantastic this weekend. Millie Wilkinson, Hollie-Anne and Abi lined up in the 100m heats. Abi was just outside the qualification, however Millie and Hollie proceeded to the final. In the final, Millie produced a superb run to take gold in 12.78s, whilst Hollie-Anne could not quite match her PB from the heat.
Field action was limited on Sunday, but started with Senna taking silver despite a below-par performance in the shot put.
In the long jump, Sadie took a convincing gold, with a best of 5.15m into a headwind. Millie Wilkinson took bronze, whilst Hollie scored a PB of 4.14m, and Abi was ninth.
So the weekend concluded – a massively positive weekend, full of team spirt, highs and lows, and exceptional performances. 
Amazing week of action on the roads and on track for Team Blyth!
Josh Fiddaman smashed the club record for the 800m during the week with 1:53.27 at the Loughbrough Open. Inspiring work Josh! On Monday, 4 juniors tackled the "Summer Cup" around Blyth Beach with Evan finishing 2nd and Niamh fastest lady. At the weekend, there was plenty of action with Mairi-Louise and Niamh at the Childrens Cancer Run in Gosforth, whilst parkrun highlights included a win for Frankie at the Whitley Bay junior parkrun, and PB's for Oliver and Martha. 
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 for our 2nd 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! 
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.

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