Susanne takes the honours in marathon

BLYTH Running Club members have been showing their versatility by running at all distances and on all types of terrain in competitions.

At the recent Marathon of the North held at Sunderland, the winner of the ladies’ race was Blyth’s Susanne Hunter.

On a hilly course the conditions were sunny but with a stiff breeze hitting the runners near the coast, Hunter demonstrated a cool temperament with a perfect race over the marathon distance.

Two other Blyth runners also set personal bests in the race – Ricky Davidson and Julie Lemin.

In the club’s Summer Cup event, a 4km handicapped series of six races, more than 50 runners took part along the coastal cycle path.

First back was new member Ann Craddock, just beating fast finishing Louise Rawlinson by four seconds, with Ron Ingram 40 seconds further back in third place.

Fastest male was Jake Jansen in 13:59 and fastest female Julie Clark with 16:19.

Next up was the NECAA T&F championships, where Charlie Hedley was the sole Blyth medal winner on the opening day when she took the b in the under-15 girls’ 3000M race with a time just under 12 minutes.

The following day, Adam Swalwell recorded a personal best of 31.87 to take the bronze medal in the 200M.

Bethan Spoat continued her rivalry with Rachel Scott of Houghton in the high jump, with both recording heights of 1m 50, only this time Scott took the gold on count back.

Spoat did set a new club record for the event, however.

In her second event, Spoat took bronze in the triple jump

Blyth Running Club are currently holding indoor mini athletic sessions at Blyth Sports Centre for young athletes. The sessions take place every Wednesday at 5pm. For more information about the club email enquiries@blythrunningclub.co.uk or call (01670) 362668.