Copy
View this email in your browser






 
Medal success and heartbreak on National stage
It was a busy summer weekend, as Team Blyth's juniors were in action across the UK. Considered to be the "school's Olympics", the ESAA Track and Field Championships took place in Manchester on Friday event. Athletes compete for their county, with an athletes parade on the Saturday similar to the opening ceremony of an olympics games. 3 of our juniors achieved selection, with Sadie Parker on Friday becoming the first Blyth athlete to win a medal at this event. Competing in the junior girls long jump, she produced a brilliant jump of 5.29m, with room to spare on the board. This secured her a 3rd place finish and a new outdoor personal best. Luke Pichler sailed through his 80m hurdles heat on Friday and was a favourite for a medal on the Saturday. In the final, he recovered from a poor start to climb through the field and was sitting in 2nd place coming off the final barrier - however he lost control and fell just feet from the line, finishing in 8th place. Hannah Wilson sailed through her heat, and was into her first ESAA final in the 200m. Running in an inside lane, she recorded a 6th place finish which was a great placing. 

Several hundred miles away in Dundee, Senna Gorvett and Millie Train were in combined events action at the Scottish National Championships. Senna was involved in a fierce battle in the U15 pentathlon, with highlights including a new outdoor long jump PB and some exciting high jump clearances. She gave it her all in the 800m, but a medal place was just out of reach, despite a new overall pentathlon PB. Millie Train competed over both days in the U17 heptathlon, just a couple of weeks after having to drop out of her ESAA heptathlon. she produced a fantastically consistent series of events across both days, including an equal PB of 4.77m in the long jump. Millie gave it her all in the final events and took a superb and well deserved first national medal, with bronze.

On Sunday, several of our older juniors were in action in the senior league at Morpeth. Florence Archer produced her best ever outdoor performance, clearing 1.55m in the high jump to take 2nd place. Chloe Barrass was busy, racing in the 100m, 200m as well as the 400m where she was an excellent 2nd. Josh Fiddaman anchored the 4x400m team home with a strong run.

We had lots of juniors in junior parkrun action. At the South Beach Parkrun Richard Gormley was a fine 2nd, with Jack Ellis a fantastic 21st. Jack Webster secured a top 5 finish at the Town Moor, whilst we had a huge team at Whitley Bay. Elliot Summers secured a new PB, with Frankie, Liliana, Alexander, Martha, Sophie and Jack all running brilliantly.  
It was a busy summer weekend, as Team Blyth's juniors were in action ccross the UK. Considered to be the "schools olympics", the ESAA Track and Field Championships took place in Manchester on Friday event. Athletes compete for their county, with an athletes parade on the saturday similar to the opening ceremony of an olympics games. 3 of our juniors achieved selection, with Sadie Parker on Friday becoming the first Blyth athlete to win a medal at this event. Competing in the junior girls long jump, she produced a brilliant jump of 5.29m, with room to spare on the board. This secured her a 3rd place finish and a new outdoor personal best. Luke Pichler sailed through his 80m hurdles heat on Friday and was a favourite for a medal on the saturday. In the final, he recovered from a poor start to climb through the field and was sittting in 2nd place coming off the final barrier - however he lost control and fell just feet from the line, finishing in 8th place. Hannah Wilson sailed through her heat, and was into her first ESAA final in the 200m. Running in an inside lane, she recorded a 6th place finish which was a great placing. 

Several hundred miles away in Dundee, Senna Gorvett and Millie Train were in combined events action at the Scottish National Championships. Senna was involved in a fierce battle in the U15 pentathlon, with highlights including a new outdoor long jump PB and some exciting high jump clearances. She gave it her all in the 800m, but a medal place was just out of reach, despite a new overall pentathlon PB. Millie Train competed over both days in the U17 heptathlon, just a couple of weeks after having to drop out of her ESAA heptathlon. she produced a fantastically consistent series of events accross both days, including an equal PB of 4.77m in the long jump. Millie gave it her all in the final events and took a superb and well deserved first national medal, with bronze.

On Sunday, several of our older juniors were in action in the senior league at Morpeth. Florence Archer produced her best ever outdoor performance, clearing 1.55m in the high jump to take 2nd place. Chloe Barrass was busy, racing in the 100m, 200m as well as the 400m where she was an excellent 2nd. Josh Fiddaman anchored the 4x400m team home with a strong run.

We had lots of juniors in junior parkrun action. At the South Beach Parkrun Richard Gormley was a fine 2nd, with Jack Ellis a fantastic 21st. Jack Webster secured a top 5 finish at the Town Moor, whilst we had a huge team at Whitley Bay. Elliot Summers secured a new PB, with Frankie, Liliana, Alexander, Martha, Sophie and Jack all running brilliantly.  
HAVE RECIEVED THIS EXCITING INVITE FROM OUR FRIENDS AT GATESHEAD HARRIERS. IF YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED (as particpiant or volunteer), PLEASE EMAIL ME d-bradley-njai@hotmail.co.uk
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
ENTRY DETAILS HERE
Entry Details 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.
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
Copyright © 2022 Blyth Running Club, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp