Results Round-Up Early September 2012

[Mon 24th Sep]


Several Blyth competitors took part at the recent Vets 5K and 10K track Championships at Monkton and they all came away with a medal.†† In the Ladies 5k, Heather Christopher took the Gold in her age category with Helen Morris taking the silver in hers while Dianne Wallace, competing in her first championship can be well please with her Silver Medal in her age category. Kevin Freeman returned to track competition to take the Gold Medal in his 10K age category.


On the same day, two Blyth members tried their luck at the Pentathlon Championships with Dave Swalwell competing in the Vets while Daniel NíJai was participating in the Senior Men category. The 5 events were Discus, javelin, Long Jump, 200M and finishing with an 800M. Continuing his medal winning run, Dave Swalwell was first in the Over 40 age category and took the Gold medal. In the competition Dave set a Club record of 31.84M for the Javelin. In his first attempt at some of the disciplines, Daniel can be well please with his bronze medal as he took third place.


On the same day as the track events the first cross country of the season was taking place at Farringdon in Sunderland. Running in his first cross country, Josh Fiddaman was another athlete to carry on his winning streak as he easily won the U11ís boys race.In theU13 boys race, Connor Marshall was first back for Blyth in 13th position, just in front of Taylor Glover. James Young was the only Blyth runner in the U15boys and he finished in 15th position. In the U17 Men's race, Mattie Jackson was first back for Blyth followed by Chris Sheffer and then Joseph Woods. The only girls running were Charlie and Erin, with Charlie finishing 5th and Erin 15th.

In the poorest turn out in a long time for the Seniors, there was only one Senior women and that was Claire Stewart making her cross country debut and enjoying the experience. The menís race is a relay and we could only muster one Senior Team and ĺ of a Vets team.The Seniors of Jake, Peter, Graeme and Robbie finished in 11th position with Jake setting the fastest time. For the Vets, only Dave Bradley, Ralph and Martin Scott turned up with Martin setting the fastest time.


On Sunday 9th September, new member Lindsay Chapman competed in the second running of the Hadrian Wall Half Marathon. Described as undulating, the multi terrain course held no fears for Lindsay as she had a magnificent run to finish as first lady and in 8th position overall.