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Reports from Commonwealth Relay, NEYDL, BMC and more!
Its been an incredible week! An absolute highlight was Friday night, when a number of our juiniors took part in the Commonwealth games relay. Athletics legend Brendan Foster was the guest of honour, and our juniors had the chance to run with the commonwealth baton and take part in races and relays. A fantastic experience for all involved!

Over the weekend there have been many fantastic parkrun performances, and its great to see the Blyth South Beach parkrun building up momentum. The Gormley brothers locked out the top 2 in this weeks events, with Jack 5th and Grace running once again. Liliana, Elliot, Mairi-Louise, Daniel and William all also ran over the weekend,

On Wednesday Lauren travelled all the way to Loughborough to take part in the 800m at the regional BMC meeting. All season Lauren has been trying to break 2:20 for the 800m but each time the weather has always seemed to be against her. However this time things were in her favour and Lauren ran a superb time of 2:16.61 to record a 5 second pb which is a new U15 girl and outright female club record. This time puts her second in the NE rankings for an U15G, 11th overall female in the NE and top 30 UK U15G. Also on Wednesday and closer to home, Niamh and George both ran in race 3 of the club's Summer Cup competition with Niamh recording a 15 second pb in a time of 16:20 for the 4km (2.5M course), making her fastest female on the night and also fastest female so far over the 3 races, not to be outdone George ran an 8sec pb to just miss breaking the 17 minute mark as he recorded 17:03.

Video Review - Results

On Sunday, our NEYDL campaign concluded at a scorching Middlesbrough, with performances to match from our athletes. Oscar had a great day as our only U15 boy. He set a superb new PB in the shot put of 5.66m, and was just a few centimeters off his PB in the long jump. Older brother Luke was in record breaking form once again. Setting brand new league records and club records in the high jump (1.80m), and long jump (6.04m). Luke Stewart had a fantastic day with two big PB’s. He recorded 2:43.20 in the 800m, with an excellent 6.14m in the shot put.

Once again our U15 girls provided the largest numbers by far and they delivered simply superb results. Conditions were not the best for distance running, but Darcey and Niamh gave it everything, scoring big points, with Niamh just a fraction outside her PB. Darcey smashed her 300m with a fine 47.8m later in the day.

Hannah Wilson started the day with a first place in the long jump with 4.79m, before stepping up to debut in the 300m where she took a commanding victory with a club record 42.0s. Isla had a tricky start in the hurdles, before recovering in fine style in the high jump as she scored a new PB of 1.30, and running an excellent 200m. Senna had a challenging long jump, but bounced back superbly to record big PB’s in the shot put (8.59m) and 100m (13.2s) within a few minutes.

Hollie-Anne Sudder set 3 new PB’s on a fine day. Her performances in the long jump (4.27m), shot put (6.78m) and 200m (27.1s) were superb. Emily started the day in the hurdles, where she took a strong 2nd place, although things didn’t go to plan in the javelin with 3 no-throws. In the 200m, she tested her speed and was just a fraction outside her PB. Sadie Parker began the day with 1st place in the hurdles, before stepping it up in the high jump to secure a huge 8cm PB as she cleared 1.52m for 1st place. A hat-trick of victories was confirmed shortly after, as she recorded a PB of 26.4s in the 200m.

The day concluded with the 4x100 relay, with Sadie, Isla, Hollie and Hannah running a superb race to take 1st place with 52.6s, our fastest time this season.

We will return to division 2 next season - whilst we have competed to the very highest standard, and have the best points per athletes ration in the league - we just havent had the numbers to pick up the points needed against the larger clubs - next season it would be great to see so many more juniors out competing!

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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.

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