Trio set PBs in series run despite a strong wind

BLYTH Running Club recently held the fifth race in their annual Winter Series of seven races on a 2.5-mile course around Blyth Industrial Estate.

A strong wind was an obvious disadvantage to the runners as times were noticeably down on previous races, with only four managing to run season’s best times.

First back was Alison Lowes with a time of 21:36, followed six seconds later by Ian Baxter, with Hayley Masterman a further five seconds adrift in third – all running season’s bests.

Phillippa Baxter still leads the series overall with 63 points, just three points in front of Cath Young in second, who is a another two points ahead of Heather Barrass.

Fastest finisher on the night was Jake Jansen with 14:06 and Heather Christopher was again fastest lady in a time of 16:55.

On Sunday, April 1, Blyth Running Club will be holding the ‘Spirit Of The Staithes’10km run.

The race will start at Blyth Quayside at 10am.

All finishers will receive a T-shirt.

With more than 500 finishers last year, the club have had to introduce a limit of 600 entries this time around.

With five weeks still to go, the club have received nearly 300 entries so far.

Entry forms are available at Blyth Sports Centre and other sports centres in the region or online at

Blyth Running Club are currently holding some indoor mini athletic sessions for the young athletes at Blyth Sports Centre every Wednesday at 5pm with the aim to provide young children with a fun and active experience of being part of a sports club.

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

Blyth currently have an expanding and active Junior section and are looking to recruit new members aged between nine and 17. Sessions take place at Blyth Sports Centre on Monday nights at 6.45pm. Anyone interest should email