NECAA Track and Field Championships
[Tue 15th May 2012]
A total haul of four medals were secured by a small group of athletes from Blyth at the North Eastern Counties Track and Field Championships, held at Gateshead International Stadium on Saturday 12th / Sunday 13th May.
Unfortunately due to renovation work being carried out in the centerfield, in preparation for the forthcoming Europa Cup Athletics Meeting in 2013, the meetings Long Throws competitions had to be held outside the Main Arena, which meant that spectators could not witness those achievements along with the Track Programme.
Charlie Hedley was the sole Blyth medal winner on the Saturday when she took the Bronze medal in the U15 girls 3000M race with a time just under 12 minutes. Running in her first 3000M and in her first Championships, it was valuable experience for Charlie which will no doubt hold her in good stead in the future.
On the Sunday, Adam Swalwell recorded a PB of 31.87 to take the bronze medal in the 200M, Adam had previously finished in 4th position in the 100M on the previous day.
Bethan continued her rivalry with Rachel Scott of Houghton in the High Jump, with both recording heights of 1m 50, only this time Rachel took the Gold on count back, while Bethan had to settle for the Silver medal. However, Bethan did set a new Club record for the event and will probably set another soon.
In her second event, Bethan took the Bronze medal in the Triple Jump
Charlotte made it to the finals of the 200M but unfortunately failed to capture a medal.