The coaches recently had a meeting and discussed the need for settled training groups. There are four main coaches; Steve Walker, Dave Bradley, Steff Ramsay and Keith Willshire, with Dave Swalwell doing sprinting.
Each coach will have a settled group and will then be able to plan the training properly over a period of time. It will help if Juniors regularly attend or let their coach know if they will be absent for a period of time. The track and field season will be starting soon (over 11s) and it would be nice to have good turnouts at the events.
We hope you will enjoy your athletics with us and have many years of successful competition. We will endeavour to help your progress and development in your chosen event(s) with the help of qualified club coaches.
Any parents willing to help out on a Monday evening???
Junior Beach Races
The date for the Junior Beach races will be Saturday 11th May. First Race 10:00
UNDER 6s 200 METRES
UNDER 9s 400 METRES
UNDER 11s 800 METRES
UNDER 13s 1200 METRES
UNDER 15s ONE MILE
AGES AS ON DAY OF RACES
Cost to Enter £2.00 Medals to all runners
The Annual presentation Evening will be at Blyth Golf Club on Saturday 11th May. Anybody wanting tickets see Keith or Ralph
North East Youth Development League
Blyth (combined with Alnwick) will be entering a team in the new North East Youth Development Track and Field League. This will be more localised than the previous league. The dates for the fixtures are all Sundays - April 28th, June 2nd, June 30th, July 28th. Ages 11 - 16
Track and Field
If there is enough interest we may hire Morpeth track on Wednesday 17th April for people to try out events.
Elswick Good Friday Races
There are Junior races on Good Friday at Newburn, the club pays for the entry but if you dont run then you have to pay. Juniors run approx. 1.5 miles.
U17s will run as Seniors in relays.
Anybody interested see Keith.
Dates For Your Diary;
Harrier League; Prudhoe 23rd March (No U11s)
Friday 29thMarch Good Friday Races
Sunday 14th April Anne Marie Open T&F Meeting, Shildon
Wednesday 24th April NE Grand Prix T&F league (Monkton)
Sunday 12th May Cyrill Elliot Open T&F Meeting at Middlesbrough
The date for the annual Junior handicap will be either Monday 22nd or 29th April. Usual 2 Mile route along beach path.
Only paid up members can win.
The main training night for the Juniors is a Monday Night and we currently meet at the quay side at 19:00.
Other Sessions are;
Tuesday 17:00 18:00 Indoor session at Bede Academy, Blyth. Mainly U11s but chance to use Sportshall equipment. Small charge
Thursday 19:00 20:00; Strength and Conditioning session at Bede Academy. Juniors (over 11s) plus Seniors attend. Small charge, Juniors normally meet at 18:00 for short run.
Other sessions for more advanced Juniors are Wednesday evening with Seniors and Saturday morning if no races.
Hurdles training takes place on a Tuesday evening at Morpeth
High Jump training takes place on a Saturday morning at Blaydon
See Keith if interested