Track & Field Meet 1 – Jarrow


Blyth Running Club Seniors have combined with Wallsend Harriers to compete in the North East Track and Field League again this season.  After gaining promotion last year, they competed in the higher league for the first time on Saturday and performed commendably to finish in 4th position, with only 30 points covering the first four teams.  In the field events Blyth craig.jpghad two winners, with Kalvin Hurst winning the Long Jump and Craig Birch the Triple jump, while Scott Povey finished in second position in both the “B” triple jump and long jump.  For the women, Rebecca Nail was very impressive as she won the Long Jump and came second in the Triple Jump, Rebecca managed to set PB’s and new Club records in both events. On the track, Craig Birch was showing his versatility by winning the 110M hurdles, finishing second in the 400m hurdles and third in the 100m.  Two of Blyth’s newer members Dave Swalwell and Steve Dobby were making their T&F debut and both can be pleased with their efforts a they gained valuable points for the team.  In the final race of the day, the Blyth quartet of Craig, Kalvin Hurst, Dave Swalwell and Scott Povey to were convincing winners of the mens 100m relay.

steved.jpgIf any other club members would like a try at T&F then please inform Ralph, Iain Singer, Helen Morris or Susanne hunter of your interest.  There were many events in which Blyth/Wallsend had no competitors, even a few points in these events could have changed our 4th place finish to 1st.

Full results can be found on the Power Of 10 web site.