26 junior athletes competed in the final NEYDL athletics meeting in Whitley Bay yesterday.
The juniors covered events ranging from hurdles, 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m and 1500m with some very strong performances including several wins and PB’s and a fastest 800m by an U13 girl in the northeast this year – Poppy Old (2.26)
We had several debut performances including 4 new U13 boys with some of them running a very memorable 1500m in the monsoon rain!
Field events saw our juniors trying out shot put, long jump, javelin and discus.
Finally, the u13 girls and u17 girls finished off an enjoyable day with the 4x100m relay.
The combined South Shields/Elswick juniors finished a respectable 4th on the day.
An incredibly wet end to the athletics season. #teamelswick
Report from Claire Tumia, Juniors Coach.
PS – special thanks to parents for their help, commentator Ken and Claire for organising our team.