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July 2021 Competition Round-up

Track & Field League, Hexham, 4 July 2021

Tyne Breen, Tara Paxton, Lauren Storey, Ellen Tate, Sophie Thorpe, Su-wan Lewis, Andrew Alderson, Dave Allen, Matthew Armstrong, Ewan Brown, James Dias, James Douglas, Fin Lewis, Joshua Simpson, Alex Wallace, and Paul Young all competed in the Track & Field League on 4 July in Hexham.

Thanks to officials attending from Blaydon Harriers: Tony Livingstone, Peter Thorpe, and Bill Courtney, and our other volunteer helpers.

Special mention goes to the women’s throws team (and top class relay runners…), coach Tony, to Dave Allen for going out of his comfort zone once more to score some points on the Hammer throw, to Ellen and Joseph (competing for the senior team for the first time).

All of the men’s sprinters for two really exciting relays, Matthew Armstrong for a nail biting last 50 metres, Sophie for taking charge of canvas unravelling, a speedy recovery wish to Andrew who sustained an injury in the 1500m, and everyone not mentioned who stood out in the rain all day, whether to support or to compete.

Blaydon achieved a well-deserved second place.

NEMAA Track & Field, Monkton, 5 July 2021

Both Doreen Craig and Roselle Oberholzer competed, bringing home a swathe of medals between them:

100m – 3rd place Doreen Craig (17:00), 1st F065

400m – 2nd place Doreen Craig (1:27), 1st F065

3000m – 6th place Roselle Oberholzer (12:17:1) 1st F055

ESAA English Schools Athletics Association, Manchester, 9-11 July 2021

Two of our Junior members represented Durham, Sky Lewis in the discus (U15G DT1K) and May McDonald in the hurdles (U17W 80m). May achieving a PB with 11:78.

Saint Cuthbert’s Way Ultra 100KM, 11 July 2021

Three of our athletes took on the challenge of the Saint Cuthbert’s Way Ultra 100KM from Melrose to Holy Island. Gemma Scott completed the course in 18:17:31, unfortunately Bernie James and Elaine Rudman were timed out at 47 miles, but an amazing feat nevertheless!

NEYDL, Whitley Bay, 17 July 2021

At the final match of the season, Blaydon won with 547 points, securing first place in League Division 2 North. 33 Juniors competed over the three matches and were presented with a trophy at the end of the competition.

NEMAA Track & Field, Monkton, 19 July 2021

Doreen and Roselle both represented Blaydon, winning multiple medals in their age categories.

North East Grand Prix, Monkton, 21 July 2021

May McDonald competed in the U17 women’s 300m hurdles with a time of 47:39.



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