March 2013   

Training Groups

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 11’s) 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 6’s    200 METRES

UNDER 9’s    400 METRES

UNDER 11’s   800 METRES

UNDER 13’s  1200 METRES

UNDER 15’s  ONE MILE             

                AGES AS ON DAY OF RACES

Cost to Enter £2.00 Medals to all runners


Presentation Evening

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 don’t run then you have to pay. Juniors run approx. 1.5 miles.

U17’s will run as Seniors in relays.

Anybody interested  see Keith.


Dates For Your Diary;

Harrier League; Prudhoe – 23rd March (No U11’s)


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


Junior Handicap

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.


Training Nights

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 U11’s but chance to use Sportshall equipment. Small charge


Thursday 19:00 – 20:00; Strength and Conditioning session at Bede Academy.  Juniors (over 11’s) 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.


Other coaching;

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