Thirty set best times of series

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FOR the fifth race in Blyth Running Club’s Winter Series the weather conditions were perfect, helping 30 runners set their best times so far.

Only one minute separated the runners finishing in fifth and 43rd places.

As usual the lead changed hands on several occasions, but coming into the final 400 metres Rachelle Falloon and Louise Rawlinson were together, but Falloon managed to sprint away from Rawlinson to win by more than five seconds.

For the second race running 13-year-old Charley Hedley was third as she held off Charlotte Ramsay.

Robbie Barkley was fastest on the night with a time of 13.46 and Heather Christopher was again fastest lady in 16.42.

Blyth Running Club are currently holding indoor mini athletic sessions at Blyth Sports Centre every Wednesday at 5pm for young athletes.

The aim is to provide young children with a fun and active experience of being part of a sports club. All sessions will be held by UK Athletics qualified coaches and will last about one hour.

Anybody wishing to register or wanting more information should call (01670) 362668.

Blyth currently have an expanding and active junior section and are looking to recruit new members.

Anybody between the ages of nine and 17, interested in running, should turn up at Blyth Sports Centre on Monday nights at 6.45pm or e-mail enquiries@blythrunningclub.org.uk

A new running group for complete beginners is starting up at Blyth Sports Centre, led by Alison Lowes who has recently become a qualified ‘Run In England’ Leader.

Beginners will take things very much at their own pace, and the group will encourage people of all abilities and ages to try running.

For more information contact Alison on 07792 860740.