Blyth junior athletes represent county

Blyth Running Club's Josh Fiddaman and Alice Dungworth, who were selected to represent Northumberland Schools at the forthcoming English Schools T&F Championships.
Blyth Running Club's Josh Fiddaman and Alice Dungworth, who were selected to represent Northumberland Schools at the forthcoming English Schools T&F Championships.

Several Blyth Running Club juniors represented East Northumberland at the recent Northumberland Schools T&F Championships.

In the junior boys’ events, Adam Swalwell was second in the 300m while Josh Fiddaman was third in the 800m.

Jake Masterman finished third in the inter boys’ 400m.

In the inter girls’ competition, both Ella Wood and Alice Dungworth won their races, with Wood taking the 300m hurdles and Dungworth the 300m.

The results meant that they were all selected to represent Northumberland Schools in the Inter Counties competition against Cumbria, Cleveland, Durham and Tyne and Wear.

Swalwell won his 300m race while Fiddaman finished in fifth position in his 800m, as did Masterman in his 400m event.

In the inter girls’ 300m hurdles, Wood had to be content with second but still set a personal best. Dungworth continued her fine form by winning the 300m flat race.

One week later and it was the turn of the minor schools to hold their county championships.

Again Blyth were well represented and came away with two county champions – Fiddaman winning the 1500m and Matthew Fairhurst the javelin event.

The performances of Fiddaman and Dungworth meant they were selected to represent Northumberland at the forthcoming English Schools track and field championships at Gateshead Stadium on July 11 and 12.

Blyth provides opportunities for young athletes between the ages of eight and 17 to receive coaching in endurance athletics and also sprints, throws and jumping events.

All coaching is by qualified UK Athletics coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people.

Anybody interested can call Keith on (01670) 362668.

Blyth juniors’ main training night is a Monday and there is a high jump session on a Thursday evening.

For more information email juniors@blythrunningclub.org.uk

Blyth Running Club are well established as one of the leading clubs in the area, and as well as the running they also arrange various social nights and activities.

Blyth welcome any new runners of any age or ability, and if anyone wants to join they just need to turn up at Blyth Sports Centre on one of the club nights, which are Monday and Wednesday at 6.45pm, email enquiries@blythrunningclub.co.uk and somebody will contact them or call (01670) 362668.