Blyth girls claim medals at indoor championships
Blyth Running Club’s junior athletes enjoyed unprecedented success at last weekend’s Northern U13/U15 Indoor Championships in Sheffield.
The club’s 11-strong squad was particularly dominant in the sprint events, with a highlight being a 1-2 finish in the U13 girls 60m.
Millie Wilkinson and Maya Turner were a class apart throughout the heats and semi-finals, with Millie recording a new PB of 8.31m in the heats, and Maya 8.35, also a new PB. In the final, Millie claimed gold just ahead of Maya who took silver.
In the U13 200m, there was another glorious gold medal for the club. Hannah Wilson set new PB’s in every round, before delivering a stunning performance in the final to win in 27.05s, putting her in the UK all-time top 10 for indoor performances.
Sadie Parker also progressed to the final, finishing in an excellent 5th place, whilst Abigail Huntly set a PB in her heat but withdrew from the semi-final are picking up a niggle.
Luke Pichler was just outside the medals in the U13 boys 200m, but he did set a new PB, and picked up a silver medal in the shot put.
Niamh Adams made her 800m debut and acquitted herself superbly in the championship environment, whilst Connor Taggart made the final of the U15 boys 800m.
Joseph Anderson showed great commitment in his 60m heat and was just outside his PB, as was Josh Chrisp in his U15 boys 60m heat.
In the field Luke, Connor and Josh all supplemented their track events with great performances in the long jump, with Christopher Bradley-Njai also competing well, whist Abigail was 5th in the high jump.
More details on the club’s junior section can found at www.teamblyth.weebly.com
Blyth Running Club will host their annual Port of Blyth 10k on Sunday, April 5.
This will be the 16th running of the event which is held between Blyth Quayside and Seaton Sluice (return).
The course is along public footpaths and cycleways, and as it is flat, it affords athletes the opportunity to post fast times.
The race starts at the Quayside at 10am, but entries are now closed.