August 2015


From Monday 14th September we will be training at the Quayside Blyth, starting at 19:00

So for the next few weeks, the schedule is;

Monday 31st August – No Training (Bank Holiday)

Monday 7th September – Bede Playing Fields

Monday 14th September Blyth Quayside

Monday 21st September Blyth Quayside

Monday 28th September Junior Relays Blyth Beach CarPark

Monday 5th October Blyth Quayside

Winter Relays

This years Winter Relays will be on Monday 28th September, meet at Beach Car-Park at 19:00. Juniors will be put into teams of three, with each runner doing approximately 1 mile. Only paid up members can win prizes. See Keith, Dan or Steve if interested.



Blyth Junior Section is currently seeing an increase in numbers. Increased athlete capacity requires additional coaches and volunteer helpers. It is important to limit group sizes to ensure athlete safety and optimise coaching. This is a significant challenge. If you feel you can offer help in any way you can register your interest by contacting Keith Willshire at or 01670-362668. There are coaching courses available and the club usually covers the cost of any course.


Cross Country

Once again the cross country season will soon be upon us. The first cross country is Saturday 5th September at Farringdon Sunderland. There are races for all age categories (U11, U13, U15 and U17). The club pays the entry fee but if you do not turn up we will ask you for the money

Blyth are in the North East harrier league and there are several races during the year. Most have an U11’s race as well (Minimum age 8). In the Harrier league, Juniors run in two packs, Slow and Fast. If you haven’t done one, you are  automatically put into Slow pack to start off with and then they can progress to fast pack.



Provisional timetable for 2015 is as follows:

 12.15 Under 11 Boys & Girls
12.25 approx Under 13 Boys
12.35 approx Under 13 Girls
12.45 approx Under 15 Boys
12.55 approx Under 15 Girls
13.05 – 13.10 approx **Under 17 & Under 20 Women
13.10 – 13.15 approx **Senior & Veteran Women
13.50 – 14.00 approx **Under 17 Men
14.15 – 14.25 approx **Senior & Veteran Men

The first race is Saturday 26th September at Tanfield, Durham


Minors Cross Country

Jarrow are organising across country for School Years 4, 5 and 6 on Saturday October 3rd at Bedewell Park Jarrow

.For any of the above races, Let Keith, Dan or Steve know if you wish to enter or reply to Ralph’s email


After the Summer holidays we will start cross country training on a Saturday morning


A word for our first time runners, parents & carers, it's a good idea to arrive a good 45 mins early to allow plenty of time to warm up and familiarise yourself with the course. Also, cross country can be a cold, blustery and sometimes wet environment so please come prepared with warm coats, hats, gloves and a good pair of boots that you don't mind getting a bit muddy.


T&F League 2015

At the final NEYDL meeting of the season we finished in 4th position on the day which meant that we finished 3rd in the league overall


Sprint Relays Meeting                      

The Annual Sprints Relay meeting takes place on Wednesday 9th  September at Jarrow. We need runners in all age categories, so let Keith know if you are interested Although competitive, this is mainly a fun event and covers Juniors as well as Seniors, we have been known to ask parents to form a team!