Juniors Report May
[Fri 10th May 2013]
Blyth Running Club Juniors recently held their two handicap race of 2 miles which were based on a 2 lap course using the beach path and finishing on Blyth promenade. The runners were all handicapped according to their age and ability so that anyone of the runners could win. The conditions for both races were bright and breezy, with a cold northerly wind for the youngsters to run into for the final mile. There was just over 40 runners in the first race, and with ages ranging from 7 – 17, it was the younger members of the club who were set away first. The first runner back was Lottie Christopher who led from start to finish, with newcomer Thomas Dockey in second place and Leo Hawkins finishing in third place, one second in front of Finlay Scott. A week later, they returned for the second race and this was won by Lucy Ross-Knight, who finished 6 seconds in front of Anya Christopher with Katelyn Willshire in third place. The fastest time of the night was set by James Young, while Charlie Hedley was the fastest girl.
The Juniors also started their track season when they had their first fixture in the North East Youth Development League at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow. For some of the younger members it was their first time on a track and they all tried new events, with Anya Christopher giving an impressive performance in her first ever hurdles race. All the youngsters performed well and there were victories for Alice Dungworth in the U15 girls 100M, Charlotte Ramsey in the U17 Girls 100M and 200M, while Lydia Lindsay also claimed a win in her 200M run, while Charlie Hedley was an easy winner in the 1500M. for the boys, wins came in the U13 boys 100M and 200m with Adam Swalwell, while Joey Orange won the U17 boys 1500M race. This meant that Blyth finished in third position on the day.