Dec 09

Ryston XC Race 3

It was round 3 at the Ryston Cross Country Series at the weekend. Thetford runners braved the chilly conditions for some superb performances through the forest. For the U15’s it was local stars James and Ben Peck who came 1st and 2nd in 9:40 and 9:41, in the U13 Boys it was Jake Dorbin and Callum Wing again taking 1st and 2nd places in 11:04 and 11:59. For the girls Bethany Wilson finished 2nd in the U13’s in 12:21. There were 2 senior runners for Thetford – Kevin Vaughan who again was mentioned for completing over 100 races at Ryston. He finished the 6.5k course in 24:09 for 1st place in his age group, Gary Malliband completed the course with a personal best in 27:27 for 6th in his age group.

Nov 25

Breckland Forest 10k

Seven Thetford Athletics Club members took part in the off-road Breckland 10k at the weekend. The course incorporates, mud, tracks, hills and bridleways and Thetford’s first runner back was Jason Elrick in 42:59. He was followed by Richard Crewe 45:23, Peter Elliott 50:03, Shirley Standley 55:20, Kayleigh Bailey 1:03:56, Graham Wade 1:05:48 and Heidi Smith 1:07:12

Elsewhere Jennie and Colin Chamberlain ran at the EAMA Wymondham10k. Jennie finished 12th in her age group in 58:03 while Colin ran through an achilles injury to finish 16th in his age group in 53:47.

Nov 19

Long Sutton 10k

Several Thetford Senior runners achieved PB’s at the weekend at the Long Sutton 10k. First back for Thetford was Jason Elrick 41:25 followed by Richard Crewe 43:20, Neil Vendy 46:27, Nicolas Jones 46:53 PB, Nik Greenough 48:04, Andrew Smith 48:05, Andy Fleet 49:45, Carri Vendy 51:05 PB, Kayleigh Bailey 54:54, Becky Burris 1:13:44


Nov 18

Adnams 10k

Peter Elliott and Jennie Chamberlain were the sole TAC representatives at the 11th Annual Adnams 10k in Southwold on 17/11/19. Peter finished in a new PB time of 42:09 placing him 69th from 771 and 8th in his age group with Jennie finishing in a time of 1:00:24 in race position 595 and 33rd in her age group.

Nov 17

Framlingham XC Race 1

Thetford runners were met with muddy conditions in the first race of the Suffolk League Cross Country Series. Framlingham Castle was the picturesque backdrop to set the scene for the Juniors who were first off on the 2 mile course. Daniel Clouston came home in 5th in the U13 boys in 15:06, Bethany Wilson was 4th in the U13 girls in 16:13. Next followed Abigail Clouston for 3rd place in the U15 Girls in 16:23 and Ewan Peck 16th in the U15 Boys in 17:21. The Senior team followed shortly afterwards and over the 5.5 mile course Louise White secured 1st place in her age group (6th female overall) in 43:13 followed shortly by Sabine Schaefer 2nd in age group and 7th female overall in 43:36. Gary Malliband finished in 32nd place in 46:19, Stephanie Clouston gained 5th in age group in 51:55 and Ann Kirton 13th in 65:57.

Nov 12

Ryston 100

Thetford AC’s Kevin Vaughan (pictured centre back) attended the Ryston 9k XC race on Sunday and discovered that it was his 100th run at Ryston. Kevin has been a regular competitor at the Cross Country race series over the years winning many many times on individual races and also in the overall age group race series. This award is quite rare as only a handful of others have achieved it.

Nov 11

Ryston XC Race 2

It was the second race in the Ryston Cross Country series on Sunday at Shouldham Woods near King’s Lynn. For Thetford AC it was a great turnout in chilly conditions with the Junior athletes running first. Poppy Findlay competing for the under 9’s in the 800m finished in 12th place in 4:09, in the same race Casper Finlay finished in 4:49 taking 18th place. Callum Wing was 1st in the U13’s running the 3km in 11:52 and Alfie Findlay 2nd in 12:31. Bethany Wilson completed the Juniors with a 2nd place in 11:53.

Thetford Seniors were up next to take on the 9k 2 loop course and first back for Thetford and also claiming 1st in the 50-59 age category was Kevin Vaughan. Next was Karl Wright in the Senior category in 35:21, Louise White and Sabine Schaefer finished 2nd and 3rd in the 40-44 category in 36:31 and 36:59. Gary Malliband followed shortly in 37:06 for 6th in the 45-49 and Brian Wright 7th in the 60-64 in 47:21.

Oct 31

Trowse 10k

Linda Cusack and Peter Elliot were the only TAC members to compete in the Trowse 10k on Sunday 27th October on a beautiful sunny day, perfect running conditions.

Peter earned himself a new 10k pb with a time of 42:29 finishing 4th in his age category placed 78th overall. Linda also secured herself a new 10k pb with a time of 48:21 finishing 2nd in her age category placed 225th overall out of a total of 660 runners.

Oct 30

Duathlon podiums

Simon and Charlotte Smith were successful in securing podium positions at their last race of the season at Eton Dorney Lakes. They took part in the Sprint Duathlon consisting of a 5k run, 20k bike followed by another 5k run. Simon finished 2nd overall in a time of 1:13:20 and Charlotte was 1st female in 1:22:46

Oct 28

Bury 10k Success for Jason

Jason Elrick was victorious at the Bury 10k on Sunday, under chilly but blue sky conditions Jason finished 1st in his age group (50-59) in 41:27, other fellow Thetford athletes also achieved some fantastic times with Chris Greenough in 41:03, Dave Beighton 41:23, Andrew Smith 49:24, Thetford ladies Carri Vendy, Suzanne Fleet, Nik Greenough and Shirley Standley all crossed the finish line in 1:05:20.

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