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Team Blyth show team spirit at NEYDL!
The NEYDL season began at our “home” track at Whitley Bay, with 20 Team Blyth athletes joined by our Alnwick team-mates on a cold but bright spring day. It was made possible by our fantastic volunteer and officials who all were incredible, with special thanks to Claire for the face-paints and colour. Here is how the day unfolded:


RESULTS (if you spot errors contact Dan)


Oscar Picher scored a new PB in the 100m with 16.7s, before setting an outdoor LJ PB of 3.15m in tricky conditions and picking up solid points in the shot.
George Bryce was just outside his PB in the 800m, with Jamie Floyd setting a PB of 2:56.9. George was in action again later in the javelin, launching the spear to 9.96m.


Luke Pichler was in good form – beginning the day with an all-time league record in the 80m hurdles – 11.5s which was also a new personal best. Victory in the high jump and  24.0s PB for 2nd in the 200m concluded a solid days work. Luke Stewart produced a fine run in the 200m to score a new personal best, and scored great points for the team in the shot put with a PB. 
James Green took on the 1500m, recording a fantastic 6:03.7 on his NEYDL debut for the club.


Caitlin Creaby showed great experience and maturity across the day, supporting other athletes. She was rewarded with 3 fine PB’s, 14.6s in the 100m, 30.4s in the 200m and 1.20m in the high jump as she scored huge points. Aman Sanghera made her club debut, and produced a superb run in the 100m and will have learned lots from the day.
In the 800m, Sophie McGarr and Olivia Patrick both produced brilliant runs on their first time over the distance, with lots to build on. Olivia stepped up in the long jump, showing natural ability with a  best of 2.99m


Millie Train was our sole U17, and she delivered solid performances in the throws. 8.60m in the shot put was a massive outdoor personal best, with 17.94 her best into the wind in the Javelin.

We had 9 athletes in this age group, and they all had plenty of ups and downs throughout the day. Hurdles started the day – with Blyth taking maximum points. Hannah Wilson and Sadie Parker both scored PB’s of 12.2s to win their heats, with Senna, Hollie and Millie also running well.

In the 800m, Lauren took victory, and was just outside her PB, with Darcey Hirst running superbly on her 800m debut running 2:39.6. Niamh Adams was a fraction outside her PB as she continued her strong start to the outdoor season.

In the 100m, Millie Wilkinson did not execute her best race, but was able to secure a narrow 1st place with a sub-13 clocking, whilst Hollie-Anne Sudder scoring a PB of 14.1s. In the 200m, it was maximum points again for Blyth with Hannah Wilson winning the 1st heat, and Sadie Parker winning the 2nd. Abigail Huntly was fasted non-scorer after a fully committed run.

In the 300m, Senna ran a well paced race to secure a new PB of 45.3, but was just pipped into 2nd place, whilst Darcey Hirst ran well on her first attempt over the distance.
In the field, Abigail Huntly leapt out to 4.12m in the long jump, demonstrating technical improvements, with the spirited Niamh Adams not far away from her PB. It was yet another lockout for the top places in the top points paying positions in the high jump, with Hannah and Senna both clearing 1.50m as they showed good early season form.
Hollie was 2nd in the javelin, with conditions very tricky for the spear-throwers, whilst Sadie (8.38m) and Abi (7.65m) scored maximum points once again for Blyth in the shot put, with a superb PB of 4.81m for Niamh.

The day finished with the 4x100m relay, with our scoring team of Millie, Hannah, Abi and Senna taking a commanding win with 53.0s, whilst our non-scoring team of Hollie, Niamh, Darcey and Lauren were superb as they recorded a time of 59.0s, running against U17’s
It was a brilliant day all round – balloons, facepaints, cakes and laughter filled the blyth tent area. Athletes worked hard and tried new events and stepped out of their comfort zones. We lack the numbers of other athletes – but we make  up for it in performance levels, spirit and determination. We can’t wait for the next one!
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! 
If you wish to take part in any of the events below, just ask one of the coaching team for more details. We also need team managers/co-ordinators for team relay events!


We are delighted to let you know that TEAM BLYTH's application to the Tesco Community Grants Scheme has been successful and our project will be put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores.  Voting will commence in store from the first week of January 2022 and continue until 31st March 2022.  

The following information will appear on the voting unit when voting starts.  

Blyth Running Club / Athletics Field and Track Equipment / Whitley Bay / Blyth Running Club inspiring generations.

Billy Mill Express NE29 9AE / North Shields Extra NE297UJ

Cramlington Express NE23 1XZ / Claremont Whitley Bay Express  NE26 3HL

Battle Wallsend Express NE28 9DT / Shiremoor Cobalt Express NE27 0QW

To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.

- Cast your vote as soon as you receive your token for a project in the current voting round

- Only submit Community Grants tokens to cast your vote

- Share information about this funding opportunity with your friends and family

- Encourage the local community and our supporters to get involved with Community Grants voting

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:
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