Club celebrate achieving Accredited Status

Blyth Running Club junior member Erin Scott receiving a clubmark award from John Stacey.

Blyth Running Club junior member Erin Scott receiving a clubmark award from John Stacey.

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Blyth Running Club are celebrating after achieving Clubmark Accredited Status.

And they marked the news in style with a Quadkids competition for their junior members at the club’s training base near Bede Academy.

More than 30 children aged eight to 14 took part in an event delivered by qualified coaches across a range of running, jumping and throwing events at a local school venue who the club have a strong partnership with.

Junior co-ordinator Keith Willshire said: “This award is for everyone within the club and shows that we are a safe, fun, friendly club where everyone has a chance to do whatever they want to in athletics.

“As well as making sure the training nights are a positive experience for the athletes, we have made changes to the club structure, welcome pack, welfare policies, codes of conduct and put things in place which make everything we do about putting our members first.”

Having accepted the certificate on the club’s behalf, he added: “I’d like to thank the committee for the work they have put in over the last 12 months, without them and the other volunteers in the club it wouldn’t have been possible.

“I’d also like to say thank you to John from England Athletics for the support he has given us along the way.

“We are constantly growing as a club and achieving Accredited Status is hopefully just another step forwards to developing the club year on year. Thanks again and well done everyone.”

For more information about Blyth Running Club visit www.blythrunningclub.org.uk