Track & Field Update
On Saturday 4th June Blyth Running Club Seniors travelled to Middlesborough on a wet, windy day for the second fixture in the North East Track and Field League. Despite having a depleted team, they performed commendably to finish in 2nd position with only 30 points covering the first four teams. In the field events Blyth had two winners, with Kalvin Hurst winning the Long Jump and Rebecca Nail the Triple jump, while Scott Povey won the “B” string Triple Jump as did Steff Ramsay. On the track, Craig Birch was showing his versatility by winning the 110M hurdles, finishing third in the 400m hurdles, third in the 200m and third in the 100m, setting a PB in the process. Ian Baxter and his wife Phillippa made their season debuts and both can be pleased with their efforts as they gained valuable points for the team.
The next day, Blyth Juniors had their own competition at harrow and finished second behind Harrogate. Again, Ryan Povey started proceedings by winning the hammer, while Bethan Sproat won the first track event, the 80M hurdles race. As usual, the Juniors tried several events with some notable performances, Tamsin Brown won the 100m and the discus, while Kalvin Hurst improved slightly on his Long Jump the previous day to win his event and then followed that by winning the 1500m as well as the Triple Jump. Rebecca Nail was again successful in the Triple Jump and managed to win the 300m hurdles on her first attempt as did Scott Povey at the 400m Hurdles. Chris Lillico managed to win both the High Jump and 800m – setting a new club record in the process.
Blyth were then successful in the final two relays of the day, the boys U17 100m race and the girls U17 100m race.
Full results can be found on the Power Of 10 web site.