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Stunning week of road and Indoor action!
Its been an incredibly busy week of action, with Team Blyth athletes out in force all over the north east. We start with midweek action, with the indoor season kicking off at Gateshead. This was a great opportunity for our younger athletes to gain competition experience, with most making their indoor debuts. On Wednesday, it was 60m sprints - and our young team all performed superbly on their first time at Gateshead. Ben took 1st place in the boys 60m, whilst Aman, Safia, Izabella and Fearne all put in excellent debut runs over the distance. On Thursday, more experience athletes joined the team. In the long jump, Catilin Creaby set a superb new PB, as did India Gorvett, with Fearne showing great promise on her debut in the event. In the high jump, Amara added 2cm to her PB, whilst on their debuts Aman, Safia and Ben all jumped superbly. Izabela kept on clearing heights with a best of 1.30m on her debut. Meanwhile, Hannah and Luke stepped up preparations for their international debuts, with Hannah setting a fantastic new PB of 1.60m, and Luke jumped superbly as well.

Heading to the weekend, and on Saturday Hollie produced a good run at the ESAA XC Cup, whilst on Sunday Lauren and Niamh produced fine individual and team performances at the Heaton Memorial junior races. Lauren took the win, with Niamh 5th. The girls results meant that Team Blyth took the team victory which is a fine achievement! It was a fantastic weekend of parkruns, with Mairi in action at Whitley Bay, and our boys scored a 1-2-3-4 at South Beach with Frankie leading home Luke, Jack W with a PB, and Richard. At Blyth Links William set yet another PB, as did Jack E, with Grace putting in a superb effort.

 

Celebration night is 2 weeks away! This year, we will return to full celebrations and awards. We would love for you ALL to be there! If you have any RAFFLE PRIZES you want to donate, please get in touch! Please let us know ASAP if you want tickets so we can finalise our planning!

Roll up roll up. NECAA XC CHAMPS
Under 11s races at Temple Park on December 10th at the Northeasterns.
Kids must be 9 or 10 on the day
How to enter: send an email with the Name, Date of Birth, and Club or School and either U11b or U11g. Title the email: NEXCu11
Info@harrierleague.com
Entries are payable on the day £2 pp CASH only.
Entries Close Thursday 8th Dec
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.
This year our athletes have earned 77 AAA awards, a huge increase on last year! This is testament to all your hard work. To find out more about the AAA scheme and badges, check out the link further below.
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.
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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