Daniel takes juniors’ annual handicap

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BLYTH Running Club juniors recently held their annual handicap race – a two-mile run over a two-lap course using the beach path and finishing on Blyth promenade.

The runners were all handicapped according to their age and ability so that any one of the runners could win.

The turnout was a record for the club so far with 44 finishers.

The first runners off were the youngest members, and 11 minutes later the last two, Jake Jansen and Chris Lillico set off.

With 600 metres to go Sam Lawson held the lead but was overtaken by Daniel Ord and Ryan Povey.

Ord managed to get to the finishing line first and win by six seconds from Povey, with Lawson holding on for third.

Lewis Jansen was fourth, while previous winner Daniel Tait was in fifth place.

Although last runner away, Jake Jansen set the fastest time on the night with Charlotte Ramsay the fastest girl.

The full set of results are available on the Blyth Running Club website www.blythrunningclub.co.uk

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

Blyth welcome any new runners of any age/ability, so if anyone is interested in coming along to training nights, or learning more about the club, then leave your name and contact number at Blyth Sports Centre and a member of the club will contact you to discuss, or Blyth Running Club can be contacted by e-mail at enquiries@blythrunningclub.co.uk

The club also have a thriving junior section and are looking for new members, so if anybody between the ages of nine and 17 are keen then they can either turn up at Blyth Sports Centre on Monday nights at 6.45pm or ring (01670) 362668.