November 2013

Code of Practice for Blyth Running Club Junior Members

Blyth Running Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting well-being of all its members. The club believes that it is important to show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members must play within the rules, respect coaches/officials and their decisions and abide by safety information given.

* No talking while the coach is speaking.

* No hitting, pushing or teasing.

* Dont touch the equipment until the coach says and only use it as directed by the coach.

* If you need a drink, go to the side away from the activities to drink.

* Have fun!

Cross Country

The Harrier League has started and several Juniors ran at Blaydon, Abbi Fiddaman, Katie and Ellie Sellars ran in the U11s, Taylor Glover was 2nd in the U13 boys with Connor Marshall, Adam Swalwell and Josh Fiddaman also running, the U17s were Chris Sheffer, Joseph Woods and Joey Orange.


The next fixtures are Bedewell Park, Jarrow on Sunday 24th November and Wallington Hall on Saturday 30th November.

Start times;

12.15 Under 11 Boys & Girls

12.25 app Under 13 Boys

12.35 app Under 13 Girls

12.45 app Under 15 Boys

12.55 app Under 15 Girls

13.05 13.10 app **Under 17 & Under 20 Women

13.10 13.15 app **Senior & Veteran Women

13.50 14.00app **Under 17 Men

14.15 14.25app **Senior & Veteran Men


See Keith or Steve if you are interested.

Indoor Sessions

The indoor sessions will be starting at Bede Academy on Tuesday 12th November at 17:00There will be a small charge of 2.00 to pay for hire of hall


Winter Relays

This years Winter Relays will be on Monday 2nd December and will take place at the Trading Estate.

Juniors will be put into teams of three. Only paid up members can win prizes. See Keith or Steve if interested.

Winter Series

The first Winter Series race will be on Wednesday 20th November. These are 2.5 mile handicap races and are open to any junior aged 14 or above. See Keith or Steve if interested.

Indoor athletics

Hopefully, there will be an Indoor Sportshall competition between the athletics clubs in Northumberland. The proposed date is Saturday 7th December and will be for school years 5, 6, 7 and 8.

See Keith if interested.


Blyth Junior Section is currently seeing an increase in numbers. Increased athlete capacity requires additional coaches and volunteer helpers. It is important to limit group sizes to ensure athlete safety and optimise coaching. This is a significant challenge. If you feel you can offer help in any way you can register your interest by contacting Keith Willshire at or 01670-362668. There are coaching courses available and the club usually covers the cost of any course.


As the club grows, so does our need for volunteers. Parent helpers are urgently needed to help keep our sessions safe and fun. You dont need to be an athlete to help out our sessions, simply an enthusiasm for helping the children have fun in athletics. If youre interested to know more  please come and have a chat.

Christmas Party

Saturday 14th of December at

Blyth Golf Club.

Doors open at 7.00pm.

Ticket price 9.00.

Hot and cold buffet with deserts,

Raffle, Games & Disco.

Last orders 11.00pm