November 2015

Junior Relays

16 teams contested this years Junior Relays. The winning team was Jack McDonagh, Scarlett Carling and Liam Marsh. Jake Masterman set the fastest time as he moved his team up from 6th to second position, with Erin Scott setting the fastest time by a girl.


Cross Country

The Cross Country season has started with some Juniors having outstanding results. At the Minors XCountry at Jarrow, Sam Browning won the U11 boys race. In the Harrier League, Josh Fiddaman was the first boy back in the U15 Boys race at Tanfield. At the recent Sherman Cup, Josh also won the Under 15 boys race.

The next fixtures are Aykley Heads, Durham on Saturday 21st November and Druridge Bay on Saturday 28th November.

Start times;

12.15 Under 11 Boys & Girls

12.25 app Under 13 Boys

12.35 app Under 13 Girls

12.45 app Under 15 Boys

12.55 app Under 15 Girls

13.05 13.10 app **Under 17 & Under 20 Women

13.10 13.15 app **Senior & Veteran Women

13.50 14.00app **Under 17 Men

14.15 14.25app **Senior & Veteran Men

Be nice to see some more Juniors there.

Club pays if you run.

See Keith or Steve if you are interested.


Code of Practice for Blyth Running Club Junior Members

Blyth Running Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting well-being of all its members. The club believes that it is important to show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

Everybody will be given a copy and they must read and agree to it.




Indoor Competitions

There are indoor competitions for U13, U15 and U17 during the winter ate Gateshead College and Monkton stadium. Monkton are 60M sprints and 300/600M, while Gateshead College have hurdles, sprints, throws and jumps.

Monkton also have races U11s on a Sunday morning.

Details on web site


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.



There is a specialised High Jump coaching session at Bede Academy on Thursdays at 18:00 for 1 hour. There is a small charge of 2.00 to pay for hire of hall. Minimum Age 11.


We also have a session at Churchill Track on Friday evenings starting at approximately 17:15, this also includes hurdles coaching

Winter Series

The first Winter Series race will be on Wednesday 11th November. These are 2.5 mile handicap races and are open to any junior aged 14 or above. See Keith or Steve if interested.


Indoor Athletics/Indoor Sessions

The indoor sessions will be starting at Bede Academy on Tuesday 10th November at 17:00There will be a small charge of 2.00 to pay for hire of hall. These sessions are good practice for any schools doing Sportshall this year