Dozens of children take part in beach races

Nearly 50 youngsters took part in Blyth Running Club’s annual junior beach races with ages ranging from three to 14 years.

All the races were on the beach and there was a large crowd of spectators as the under 6s set off in the first race, the 200m. First girl back was Mya Stewart while Joseph Herron won the boys’ race.

The under 9s ran a distance of 400 metres and Abbi Fiddaman was the first girl, while Sam Browning won the boys race.

In the under 11 categories the youngsters had to run 800 metres and Lillie-May Carr was the first girl, while Kane Davison won the boys race.

The under 13s ran a distance of 1200 metres, and it was a double for Blyth Running Club as Ellie Morris won the girls race and Josh Fiddaman won the boys race.

The Under 15s ran a distance of one mile and Taylor Glover of Blyth took the boys prize.

Elsewhere there was an excellent turnout of 59 runners for the second race in the club’s Summer Series of Races – a 4km handicapped series of six races along the coastal cycle path at Blyth beach.

First back with a comfortable victory was Hayley Raithby, while Andrea Scott was second for the second race in a row, just two seconds further back in third was Mark Ponton.

Quickest on the night was Bradley Clough in a time of 13:39 and fastest female was Emma James with 16:38.

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