May 22

Runners Triumph with Personal Bests

Thetford runners have been out in force again, firstly Andrew Smith of Thetford Athletics Club completed the Chester Half Marathon and achieved a pb taking over 3mins from his previous best. This was Andrew’s second race in a TAC vest.

Father and son Brian and Karl Wright took part in the Colchester Paras 10 at the weekend – a very hot 10 mile trail run including a river crossing and very deep boggy marshland. Karl finished in 1:15:56 (pb) and Brian in 1:31:21

Jason Elrick raced the Swaffham 10k in very warm conditions and achieved a very impressive time of 41:41 and finishing 29th out of 243.

May 10

Post Breckland 10k for Club Members

Thetford Club members took part in the post Breckland 10k race last night – an opportunity to run the course after volunteering at the main event. We had a fantastic turnout and some brilliant finishing times possibly including some p.b’s. In no particular order the results were – Tyler Howard 43:37, Donna Lea Finney 48:59, Marco Silva 49:00, Natalie King 44:14, Richard Povey 49:31, Paul Rayner 49:36, Simon Smith 39:45, Paul Taverner 50:02, Gary Malliband 45:12, Phill Bower 45:25, Richard Dolman 45:25, Sean John 45:41, Wendy Howard 55:56, Karl Wright 41:25, Louise White 41:57, Amy Spearpoint 52:12, Gillian Paremain 57:19, Jason Elrick 42:22, Allison West 57:24, Steven Norbury 52:58, Kayleigh Bailey 53:07, Clare Slattery 58:13, Sabine Schaefer 43:17, Richard Crewe 43:45, Sam Bellotti 43:46, Cliff Lear 54:22, Corrine West 59:36, Ann Kirton 1:03:10, Corrina Turner 1:03:48

May 09

Breckland 10k 2018 – Record breaking temperatures

Thetford Athletics Club hosted the annual Breckland 10k in record breaking hot temperatures of 26 degrees on Monday 7th May 2018. The race attracted a large turnout with over 280 athletes braving the hot temperatures. Winner of the race was Adrian Mussett (Colchester Harriers) in 33:26, 1st female was Mable Beckett (City of Norwich AC) in 38:19.

The race was kindly sponsored by The Light Cinema (pictured above with the race winner and club chairman Dean Kirton and race director Clare Slattery).

Children from the ages of 3 to 13 enjoyed a 2/3 lap run of the playing field with a few obstacles for fun. They all received a goody bag and certificate.

May 08

Gear 10k King’s Lynn

Thetford Athletes gathered at a very warm and sunny King’s Lynn on Sunday 6th May for the annual Gear 10k. We had some fantastic results with Sam Bellotti first home for TAC in 42:33, Jason Elrick followed shortly after in 43:20 with Richard Crewe just seconds later in 43:28. Natalie King was first female back for TAC with a PB in 44:41. Other Thetford runners who battled the warm conditions included Stephanie Clouston (52:15), Kayleigh Bailey (55:50), Stacey Owen (55:50), Elisabeth Peck (1:08:24) and Claire Goldstone (1:08:24).

May 07

Breckland10K Results

Well done to all those who ran the Breckland 10K today.  It was a scorcher!   The results can be found here :-  Click Here

May 06

Breckland 10K – It’s going to be a hot one!!

It’s looking like it is going to be one of the hottest Breckland 10K’s on record.  

There will be water available at approximately 6K, a sponge station at approximately 8K and water available at the finish line.  We do not have the resources to provide any additional water stations so please bring your own water to carry whilst running and stay well hydrated before and after the run.  

If you experience any difficulties during the run please find the nearest marshal for support.

Stay safe and have a good run.

May 04

TAC Represented at Virgin London Marathon

Clare Slattery represented TAC at the Virgin London Marathon 2018. In record breaking temperatures of 26 degrees Clare completed her first ever marathon in 6hr 27mins. It was a tough challenge in the heat and 700 people needed medical attention. However Clare pushed on through a niggling hip pain and persevered to the finish line, Massive congratulations to her!

May 03

Thetford Athletes Perform at Colchester Sprint Triathlon

Thetford Athletes braved the cold and wind at Colchester Sprint Triathlon last weekend. Simon and Charlotte Smith were victorious with Simon finishing 1st overall 1:03:12 and Charlotte 1st female in 1:09:31. Gary Malliband also completed the 400m pool swim, 20k bike and 5k run in 1:12:00 to finish a highly creditable 8th male.



May 03

First time triathletes at Bury St Edmunds

Thetford Athletics Club athletes Richard Crewe and Tracey Cady took on their first ever triathlon in Bury St.Edmunds at the weekend. In cold and windy weather they completed the 300m pool swim, 21k bike, 5k run successfully. Richard completed the course in 1:32:11 finishing in 55th place out of 125. Tracey was 40th female in a time of 1:50:07. Jason Elrick took part in the duathlon event consisting of a 5k run, 21k bike, 2.5k run and finished in 1:22:12 for an impressive 5th place overall.

Jan 24

Thetford AC host Norfolk County cross country championships

Thetford AC were the proud hosts of the 2018 Norfolk County Cross Country championships which took place at Barnham Common. There were a record number of entries as athletes from clubs all across the county came to compete on what proved to be a tough course, The Thetford didn’t disappoint and produced a number of outstanding performances.

First up were the U11’s who took on a 2km course with Daniel Clouston being the sole Thetford boy and finishing 9th place (9:53). First back, representing the girls, was Bethany Wilson finishing in 5th (10:10) who was followed by Evie Harris in a time of 10:43 placing her 11th. Completing the Thetford team of girls was Alicia Mae Howard who raced to a 14th place finish (11:04).

Next were the U13’s who tackled the longer course of 3km. Ollie Sanders finished 8th (12:28) with Charlie Garrod just behind in 10th place (13:01). Completing the course in 15:35 was Ewan Peck who finished a respectable 23rd.
In the girls event, Abigail Clouston finished a creditable 5th place (12:33) whilst Isabel Smythe raced home in 15th place (14.13).

The last of the Thetford juniors to compete were the U15’s who ran a 4km course. The only female competitor was Jessica Norkett who raced to an impressive 4th place (16:34). The first boy back was Ben Garrod who finished 6th (15:38), with Tyler Howard the next to return finishing 11th (16:26). Zak Mitchell completed the Thetford team coming home in 20th position (18:55). The impressive performances of the Thetford trio of U15 boys meant that they managed to claim the bronze medal in the team event.

Elsewhere some members of Thetford AC were competing in the Suffolk County Championships held at Culford School. In the U13 boys event, James Peck finished in an excellent 4th place (12:09) closely followed by his brother Ben Peck in 6th (12:46). Next to finish was Callum Wing in 20th position (15:49). These great individual performances also led to Thetford taking 3rd place in the team event.

Due to their performances in the Norfolk County Championships, Jessica Norkett and Abigail Clouston have gained automatic selection for the Norfolk team for the upcoming National Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships to be held at Loughborough. Likewise, James Peck has gained selection for the Suffolk team.

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