Fun and friendly athletics competition for kids

Blyth Running Club will be hosting a Quadkids event next week with the aim of providing an exciting, fun and accessible event for youngsters.

Each athlete will compete in four events within their age group, with results for individual events converted into points that will be totalled up at the end of the day.

The emphasis is on fun and friendly competition, and there will be several UK Athletics coaches on hand to assist and offer tips to the competitors.

All athletes will receive a certificate, with trophies for the leading boy and girl in each age group.

The age categories are school Years 3 to 7.

The events are – U9s: 50m sprint, 400m, standing long jump, howler throw; U11s: 75m sprint, 600m, long jump, howler throw; U13s: 100m sprint, 800m, long jump, howler throw.

The event takes place on Wednesday, July 15, at Bede Academy Playing Fields in Plessey Road, and the entry fee is £3.

For further information call Keith on (01670) 362668 or email