Senior Track & Field Meet 3 York

[5th-Juy-2011]

The third meet in the Northern Track and Field League saw a magnificent turn out by the combined Blyth / Wallsend team for the long trip down to York on Sunday 3rd July. On a hot, hot, hot day there were some notable performances by athletes from both clubs.

Star performer of the day was surely Rebecca Nail, with a hat trick of victories in the Triple Jump (9.87m), Long Jump (4.59m) and High Jump (1.4m) all of which were pb's, and with two of them also being new club records. The other Blyth winners were Craig Birch (110m hurdles and Triple Jump), Chris Lillico (High Jump and Long Jump), and the men's 4x100m relay quartet of Craig, Chris, Scott Povey and Dave Swalwell. Although not gaining outright victories, there were pb's and club records obtained by Chris Lillico in the 200m (23.6s), Dave Swalwell in the Shot Putt (8.33m), Ken Turnbull in the Discus (17.9m), Ralph in the Hammer (15.15m), Terry Hart in the Javelin (24.88m) and Phillippa Baxter in the 100m Hurdles (26.6s).

Through sheer hard work and with a fantastic team spirit we managed to finish in second place on the day, behind a formidable Scarborough team and also lie second in the overall standings after the 3 meets, with just one more to go on Sunday 14th August.

 

 

Total League Points

Total Match Points

Match 1

Match 2

Match 3

 

 

League Pts

Match Pts

League Pts

Match Pts

League Pts

Match Pts

1

Scarborough AC

15

1056.5

6

365

3

344.5

6

347

2

Wallsend/Blyth

13

971

3

313

5

349

5

309

3

Morpeth Harriers & AC

13

913

5

333

6

372

2

208

4

Skyrac AC

12

972.5

4

331

4

348.5

4

293

5

New Marske Harriers

7

720

2

230

2

259

3

231

Many thanks to all the competitors of both clubs, the supporters, helpers and officials who made the long trip worthwhile, special thanks to Iain and Helen for arranging the Blyth teams, to the Team Manager, Martin Telford of Wallsend for all the hard work he puts in, and finally to the two mini-bus drivers.

Full results can be found on the Northern Athletics web site by clicking here, (we are in division 3E), or on the Power Of 10 web site.

If any other club members would like a try at T&F then please inform Ralph, Iain Singer, Helen Morris or Susanne hunter of your interest. There were many events in which Blyth/Wallsend had no competitors, even a few points in these events can make all the difference.