Sam takes the honours in handicap race

Blyth Running Club junior members ahead of their handicap race.
Blyth Running Club junior members ahead of their handicap race.

Blyth Running Club Juniors recently held their annual handicap race of two miles.

The two-mile course uses the beach path to finish on the promenade, with all runners handicapped according to their age and ability.

The conditions were ideal for running and there was a record 42 finishers.

With half a mile to go Finlay Scott was in the lead, but when they got onto the promenade Sam Browning had caught him up and they proceeded to sprint to the finish with Sam pulling away and winning by a few yards. Abbi Fiddaman took third.

The fastest boy was James Young and Emma James was the fastest girl, both setting new course records.

The full set of results are available on www.blythrunningclub.org.uk

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

Persistent rain had caused the postponement of the high jump. However, spirits were not dampened and although this was a first competition for several of the Blyth athletes, they did not let the nerves get the better of them as most people tried different events.

Blyth had several notable first places, with Rebecca Barton winning the shot put, Josh Fiddaman and James Young both won their respective 1500M races.