Mya battles the elements to win juniors’ race from start to finish

Competitors who took part in the junior event at Blyth Running Club.
Competitors who took part in the junior event at Blyth Running Club.

Blyth Running Club Juniors recently held their annual handicap race of two miles based on a two-lap course using the beach path and finishing on Blyth promenade.

The runners were all handicapped according to their age and ability.

The first three, from left, Katelyn Willshire, Mya Stewart and Jake Needham, in Blyth Running Club's junior event.

The first three, from left, Katelyn Willshire, Mya Stewart and Jake Needham, in Blyth Running Club's junior event.

Weather conditions were atrocious as the youngsters had to contend with strong winds, rain, sleet and snow.

However, this did not deter the 46 who lined up at the start.

In the first group was seven-year-old Mya Stewart, who battled the elements and led from start to finish to win by four seconds from Katelyn Willshire, with Jake Needham a further second back in third place, while Lottie Christopher finished fourth, one second behind Needham.

The fastest boy was Josh Fiddaman and his sister Abi was the fastest girl.

The full set of results are available at www.blythrunningclub.org.uk
Blyth provides opportunities for young athletes between the ages of eight and 17 to receive coaching in endurance athletics events 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.

Anyone interested should call Keith on (01670) 362668 for further details, or they can turn up at Blyth Sports Centre on Mondays at 6.45pm.

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

For more information, turn up at Blyth Sports Centres on one of the club nights, which are Mondays and Wednesdays at 6.45pm, email enquiries@blythrunningclub.co.uk or call (01670) 362668.