Indoor T&F Update - Jan 15
The indoor T&F season is now building towards its conclusion, and several Blyth athletes have put in some great performances in January.
On the 17th January Alice Dungworth, Charlotte Ramsay and Jake Masterman competed at the Northern Athletics Championships, alongside athletes such as Katharina Johnson-Thompson. Alice qualified from her 300m heat running 43.10s, but was unable to progress beyond the semi-final. Jake was making his debut on a full indoor track, and ran a PB of 58.64s in the 400m which is an impressive time on an indoor track. Charlotte narrowly failed to progress from her heat after running 61.93s in the 400m
The Gateshead indoor meeting on the 22nd January had record number of participants, and the atmosphere inside the arena was electric for an exciting night of athletics.
Making her debut at this level of completion was young Ellie Campbell. Despite a few nerves, she performed brilliantly jumping 1.00m in the U13 high jump, which she followed up with a 10.46 PB in the 60m sprint. Ellie Morris continued her excellent winter season with victory in the U13 high jump, equalling her PB by jumping 1.30m to lead the North East rankings.
Dave Swalwell looked in great shape as he ran 7.69 over 60m, whilst Jake Masterman made great progress to dip under 8s for the first time, by running 7.96s. Alice Dungworth was some way off her best running 8.41s, but still was one of the fastest U17 women on the night. I was also in action for the first time this winter, 11.20m in the triple jump was a solid but unspectacular start to the season.
The North East champs are coming up in February, and there are several Blyth medal prospects so good luck to everyone!