Lottie and Lucy take junior races

Youngsters involved in Blyth Running Club's junior section after their handicap races.

Youngsters involved in Blyth Running Club's junior section after their handicap races.

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Blyth Running Club’s junior section held their two handicap races of two miles, based on a two-lap course.

The course used the beach path and promenade, with runners being handicapped according to their age and ability.

There was more than 40 runners in the first race, with ages ranging from seven to 17, and it was the younger members of the club who were set away first.

The first runner back was Lottie Christopher who led from start to finish, with newcomer Thomas Dockey in second place and Leo Hawkins finishing in third place, one second in front of Finlay Scott.

A week later, they returned for the second race and this was won by Lucy Ross-Knight, who finished six seconds in front of Anya Christopher with Katelyn Willshire in third place. The fastest time of the night was set by James Young, while Charlie Hedley was the fastest girl.

The full set of results are available via www.blythrunningclub.co.uk

The Juniors also started their track season when they had their first fixture in the North East Youth Development League at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow.

For some of the younger members it was their first time on a track. There were victories for Alice Dungworth (U15 girls 100m), Charlotte Ramsey (U17 Girls 100m), Lydia Lindsay (200m), Charlie Hedley (1500m), Adam Swalwell (U13 boys 100m and 200m) and Joey Orange (U17 boys 1500m).

The results meant that Blyth finished in third position on the day.

On Saturday, May 11, Blyth Running Club are organising some junior races for children under the age of 15 on Blyth Beach from 10.15am.

The categories will be: Under 6s 200metres, U9s 400m, U11s 800m, U13s 1200m, U15s one mile.

Entry is £2. For more information contact Keith on (01670) 362668.