Aug 06

Norwich 10k

In blistering hot temperatures 8 Thetford runners completed the Norwich 10k. The route takes in some iconic sites of Norwich including Norwich Castle, Cathedral and Football Stadium. Thetford Athletics Club were well represented with Natalie King first home for the club in a superb PB 43:14 and 2nd place in her age group. Followed shortly afterwards by Jason Elrick 45:30, Richard Crewe 46:33, Sam Bellotti 47:03, Richard Gunter 49:26, Kayleigh Bailey 55:40, husband and wife Anna and Alan Dean finished in 1:11:28.

Jul 29

Chelmsford Sprint Triathlon 2018

This weekend 3 triathletes Simon and Charlotte Smith and Gary Malliband experienced a dip in temperatures at the Chelmsford Sprint Triathlon. In wet and windy conditions they completed the 800m lake swim, 18k bike ride and 5k run. Simon finished 3rd overall in 1:05:42, Charlotte as 2nd female in 1:11:43 and Gary 19th overall and 4th in his age group in 1:14:26

Jul 23

Thunder Run 2018


Five TAC runners participated in the tenth edition of the Conti Thunder Run; a 24 hour off-road run challenge. Competing as a relay team Stacey Owen, Tracey Cady, Kayleigh Bailey, Jim Mockford and Richard Crewe took turns to run a 10k lap continuously for 24 hours. Head torches and steady footing were required throughout the night! The team completed a very impressive 21 laps in total.

Jul 16

Wibbly Wobbly Log Jog 2018

Brandon Fern Hoppers hosted the annual Wibbly Wobbly Forest Log Jog on Friday evening at High Lodge. The event was a very warm evening 5 mile forest run through undulating paths of Thetford Forest. TAC were victorious with Louise White finishing first female overall in a time of 34:46. A good turnout for the club followed with other members posting some great times – Jason Elrick 36:02, Natalie King 38:40 (2nd female), Richard Crewe 39:15, Sabine Schaefer 39:51, Andrew Smith 42:00, Richard Povey 42:23, Shirley Standley 47:19, Kayleigh Bailey 48:03, Russell Slattery 48:05, Allison West 51:25, Clare Slattery 55:14, Ann Kirton 55:49, Corinne West 59:33.

Jul 10

Lord Mayor’s 5k


The Lord Mayor’s 5k was first staged on 1996 and is widely regarded as the best 5k road race in the East of England. It immediately precedes the annual Lord Mayor’s Street Procession through Norwich city centre and provides an opportunity to race on a two-lap traffic-free course in front of an enthusiastic crowd estimated to exceed 50,000. The course has a strict 10 minute cut off at the half way point. Tyler Howard and Jason Elrick represented Thetford AC with very impressive times; Tyler in 19:06 and Jason in 20:50.

Jul 10

Norwich Standard Tri

Five Thetford athletes were in action at the annual Norwich Triathlon weekend. They all took part in the Standard distance triathlon (1500m lake swim, 40k bike, 10k run) at Whitlingham Lake near Norwich. The event saw Gary Malliband take on his first triathlon at this distance and for Karl Wright and Lukasz Ryzinski it was only their second time at this distance. First home for Thetford was Simon Smith in 2:09:06 for a course pb and 9th place overall. Charlotte Smith was 2nd female overall in 2:22:59, Gary Malliband 2:26:52 in 30th place, Karl Wright 2:30:46 for 40th place and Lukasz 2:37:55 in 57th place with a total of 146 athletes completing the course.

Jul 02

Holkham Half Ironman 2018

Thetford AC members Steve Dickens and Simon Smith competed in the beautiful setting of Holkham Hall at the OSB Half Ironman 70.3 event. The event attracted over 1200 competitors and  began with a 1900m lake swim continuing into an undulating bike ride of 56 miles followed by a blistering hot 13.1 mile run. Both did amazingly well in the hot conditions, Steve finishing in 6:02:36 and Simon in 4:47:44 (5th in age group).

Jul 02

Harling 10k 2018

Thetford runners were out in force during the heatwave at the East Harling 10k on Sunday 1st July. Nine members of TAC took on the annual event hosted by Harling AC with a record 339 finishers. First home for Thetford was Jason Elrick in 43:34 followed closely by Karl Wright 43:37. TAC’s first female finisher was Sabine Schaefer in 44:11 (course pb and 2nd in age group) with Natalie King next in 44:48 (pb and 3rd in age group). Other results were – Richard Crewe 44:09, Stacey Owen 51:34, Linda Cusack 52:16, Kelly Mcgill 54:21, Martin Godfrey 56:42

Jun 22

Fritton Lake Olympic Triathlon

Karl Wright and Lukasz Ryzinski of Thetford AC competed in the Fritton Lake Olympic Distance Triathlon at the weekend. Both taking on the distance of 1500m lake swim, 40k bike, 10k run for the first time at the picturesque setting of Fritton Lake. Conditions were warm and windy with Karl completing the course in 2:27:59 for 51st place, Lukasz followed in 2:36:37 for 77th place.

Jun 18

TAC Member in 24hr Run Fundraiser

Phill Bower from TAC and colleague Mark Jacklin took on the Suffolk Trail Festival 24 hour run to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds. At the weekend they took turns to run one 8km lap before handing over to the other and vice versa for the whole 24 hour period. They achieved their goal of 200km which gained them first place in the 2 man team event for running the furthest distance. The route was a beautiful cross country loop and was more undulating than expected. They received much support along their journey from fellow runners, locals and also a visit from a representative from the Hospice.

They would like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship. If you would like to make a donation this can still be done at

Congratulations to them both from all at TAC!

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