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NE Youth Development League Meet 4

18 Jul 17

Churchill Playing Fields have become almost a second home for lots of our young athletes. For many, this is where they train, this is where they often compete. Often in the rain, always with the wind on the top bend, and occasionally in the sun.  Therefore, this was a fitting venue for the final fixture of the 2017 NEYDL season.

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Road To English Schools

28 Jun 17

June is traditionally an exceptionally busy month for our older junior athletes, as this is when a seemingly endless series of schools competitions takes place, with the end prize for some being the opportunity to compete at the highest level - English Schools….  

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NE Youth Development League Meet 2

25 May 17

The 2nd NEYDL fixture took place on the 21st May at a warm but cloudy Churchill Playing Fields. Following our 3rd place in the season opener, the Blyth/Alnwick team were looking to build on this and perhaps challenge Gateshead for 2nd. With an astonishing 7 athletes making their Blyth NEYDL debuts, alongside our regular athletes, we had a very strong team in terms of both numbers and quality.

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NE Youth Development League Meet 1

5 May 17

The NEYDL season kicked off at a sunny but windy Monkton Stadium on Sunday April 30th, with the combined Blyth/Alnwick team starting another campaign after 3rd place finishes in the last two seasons.

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North East Youth Development League

13 Apr 17

A must for all junior athletes, the first meeting is on Sunday April 30th at Monkton Stadium, please read the attached for more information.

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NECAA Indoor Track and Field Champs

23 Feb 17

Seven Blyth juniors took part in these championships over the weekend of February 18th/19th with fantastic performances being recorded throughout the two days.

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Sportshall Competition

24 Jan 17

The first ever Blyth Sportshall Athletics Series took place on Saturday 21st January, and was attended by 40 enthusiastic young athletes from all over the North East. Each athlete had the opportunity to compete in a sprint, endurance race, chest push, standing long jump and vertical jump.

All athletes received a medal, and scored points which will carry forward to the next meeting on the 25th February when 'Star Athletes' will be decided in each age group. Luke Pichler from Wallsend Harriers was the highest scorer on the day, with Maya Turner being Blyth's top scoring athlete.

There are limited spaces available for the February event. Entry form can be downloaded here:  Entry Form

Full results from the 1st meeting can be found here:   Results


December News Update

19 December 16

Please read the latest news update via the link below.  Monday night training at Bede will be as normal on 19th December.  There will then be a 2 week break with training resuming on Monday 9th January 2017. There may be training at other times over the Christmas period, please speak to one of the coaches or check out the Facebook page for announcements.

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October News Update

2 October 16

Please follow the links below to details about training, Indoor competitions, the cross-country season and the Junior Relays.  The Junior Relays will be held on Monday 17th October at Blyth Beach Car Park, there will be no training at Bede that night.

News Update     Cross-Country


Quadkids Competition

17 August 16

Blyth Running Club will be hosting this Quadkids event on Bank Holiday Monday, the 29th August, with the aim of providing an exciting, fun and accessible event for young athletes. Each athlete will compete 4 events within their age groups, with results for individual events converted into points that will be totalled up at the end of the event. The emphasis is on fun and friendly competition, and there will be several UKA coaches on hand to assist and offer tips to the youngsters. All athletes will receive a certificate.   

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North East Youth Development League

13 July 16

On Sunday July 17th we have our final track and field league meeting of 2016 at Churchill Track Whitley Bay. This is for Juniors who are School Year 6 and 7 (under 13), school year 8 and 9 (Under 15), School years 10 and 11 (under 17)

The first event is 11:30

We form a combined team with Alnwick.

We would like as many Juniors as possible to compete so we can finish the season with a strong performance

The Amateur Athletics Association have devised standards for every event and any athlete who achieves this standard can purchase a badge. To try and encourage the Juniors to compete in the NEYDL, the club have agreed to present any Blyth Junior who achieves one of the standards the appropriate badge free of charge. This only applies in NEYDL fixtures, if anybody achieves a standard in other competitions then they will be able to purchase the badge. This will apply from July 17th.

Details of the AAA Standards Scheme can be found HERE.

See Dan, Steve or Keith if you wish to compete at Churchill.


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