Juniors enjoy a successful start Development League

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Blyth Running Club Juniors showed great enthusiasm and determination to finishing third in the opening fixture of the North East Youth Development League.

Competing as a combined team with Alnwick, the athletics match requires each team to field competitors from every age group in a range of track and field events.

For some of the Juniors this was their first competition, and they had Olympic officials to guide them through the day.

The first event on the track was the U13 girls hurdles race and Blyth got off to an encouraging start as Ellie Morris finished second and Hannah Ross-Knight was third; Ellie then went on to win the High Jump competition.

Morgan Stansfield was fourth in the 200m and Ellie Hawkes was second in her Long Jump competition, while Gloria Metanmo finished fifth in her first ever 200m.

In the U15 girls 1500m, Anya Christopher finished in 2nd and later finished 2nd in the Long Jump, while Mia Hindhaugh set a personal best in her 1500m race. Ella Wood finished in third place in both her 100m and 200m runs, and was part of the winning relay team, while Alice Dungworth won her shot putt.

Another runner making his debut was Cole Morton and he finished second in the 100m and won his Long Jump competition.

Will Browning was second in his javelin event and then went onto to finish fourth in the 1500m.

Returning from injury, Adam Swalwell was second in the 100m but comfortably won his 300m race.

Making his debut, Liam Marsh was 2nd in his 1500m, and Jack Browning won his discuss event. For the U17 men, Joe Wren finished in second position in the 100m, while Jake Masterman was second in his 200m but comfortably won his 400m race.