Indoor T&F Update - Nov 15
The indoor track and field season is now well and truly underway, and whilst none of our seniors have yet put on their spikes in anger, many of our juniors have been in action. Here is a report on their progress:
Northern Athletics Indoor Meeting @ Sheffield 7th November
This meeting always attracts a massive entry from all over the country, and presents a great opportunity for an athlete to give themselves a good test very early in the season. Josh Fiddaman is now in his last year as an U15 which should give him good opportunity for success this season, and he opened his account in style with a comfortable win in the 1000m in a time of 02:52.63, lapping half the field and winning by nearly 12 seconds.† Liam Marsh is now an U17, and put in a strong performance in the 2000m, finishing just behind the U17 winner in a time of 6:51.88.
Monkton Series 5th November
Olivia Quinn was our representative at this meeting, running an impressive time of 8.8 in her heat. Unfortunately, due to the way the heats were organised, she didnít qualify for the final despite running one of the fastest times.
Monkton Minors Series 8th November
We had a couple of T&F Blyth debutants at this event, with Joshua Chrisp and Kea Rezai taking part. In the U9 60m we had a Blyth 1-2, with Joshua wining in 9.2s, followed by Kea in 2nd in 10.0s. Joshua completed a fantastic day with victory in the 300m in 65.2s. A great result for the boys, and for the Blyth team!
Gateshead College Series 19th November
This meeting always sees the indoor hall at Gateshead packed to the rafters, and this year was no exception. Olivia Quinn was back in 60m action, and started well out of the blocks to finish in a new PB of 8.78s, which is an AAA grade 4 performance. Ellie Morris took part in the high jump as an U15 for the first time, although she slightly let nerves get the better of her and she was some way below her best. However, 1.40m was enough to win the competition and gives her something to work from in the coming weeks. Finally, Adam Swalwell had his first run as an U17 in the 60m, and despite a great start from the blocks he unfortunately stumbled and fell after about 15m. He bravely pulled himself up and crossed the line with badly grazed legs, and it showed great character that he was not too disheartened by his fall.
There are further indoor meetings at Gateshead, Sheffield and Monkton in December, speak to any of the coaches for details.