Sonia takes comprehensive win

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Blyth Running Club recently held their annual handicap race.

More than 40 runners took part in the 6.5-mile race, which started at the beach car park and headed to the Delaval Arms pub before returning to Blyth.

First back for a comprehensive victory was Sonia Miller with Suzanne Beal second and Julie Clarke more than a minute behind in third, although she did set the fastest time by a lady.

Fastest time on the night was by Brad Clough.

Full set of results are on

More than 30 runners travelled to take part in the Pier to Pier race hosted by Sunderland Strollers, covering a distance of 7.5-miles from South Shields Pier to Roker Pier in Sunderland.

Blyth had two finishers in the top ten, as Brad Clough finished ninth and Andrew Henderson finished in tenth position, the fastest Blyth lady was Heather Christopher.

A week later at the North East Track and Field Championships a small number of Blyth athletes competed.

In his first championships Josh Fiddaman took gold in the 1500m, in a time which ranks him in the top ten in the country.

He returned the next day and won the 800m on the line, with a time which places him in the top ten in the country.

Charlotte Ramsay took bronze in the 200m and gold in the 400m.

Running against girls two years older than her, Alice Dungworth took part in the U17 100m. Into a strong headwind Alice ran a strong race, claiming an excellent bronze medal.

In the field events, Daniel N’jai managed to win the bronze medal in the triple jump.