Jun 15

Norwich Half Marathon Success

After a chilly May, temperatures warmed up at the weekend for Linda Cusack who took part in the Norwich Half Marathon. Under blue skies and 25 degrees Linda finished 1st in her age group in a time of 2:15:26

Jun 08

Grafham Water Middle Distance Tri

Simon Smith was at Grafham Water at the weekend taking part in the Grafham Middle Distance Triathlon. In his first triathlon in 2 years (due to covid) it was great to be back racing at the event which consisted of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run. Weather conditions were ideal on the undulating bike course with light winds and the temperature warmed up for the run. Simon completed the course in a time of 4:36:03 for 5th in his age group and a personal best at that distance.

Jun 05

Bedfordshire Triathlon

Gary Malliband took part in his first triathlon of the year in Bedford. It was warm dry and cloudy for the 1500m lake swim, 40km country lane bike course and 10km trail run. Gary triumphed to 1st place in his age group in a time of 2:35:08

May 19

Ely Duathlon

TAC athletes Gary Malliband and Jason Elrick competed in the Ely Duathlon. The event hosted some typical weather of late including a chilly wind which was sure to be felt on the bike course around the fens. Gary completed the 5k run, 25k bike and 5k run course in a time of 1:28:53 for 9th in his age group, Jason followed shortly after for 15th in the same 45-49 age group in a time of 1:34:57.

May 06

Snetterton Track Racing News

On a chilly, windy April evening TAC runners were finally able to get back to racing at the Snetterton 5 and 10k track races. Fastest Thetford runner in the 10k was Gary Malliband finishing in 41:35 for a new PB and 19th place in his age group. He was followed shortly after by Chris Greenough in 42:22 for 23rd in the same 40-49 age category. Barry Smith completed the course in 47:09 and Andy Fleet in 49:47 followed by Nicola Greenough in 50:04. Linda Cusack was victorious in her age group (60-69) finishing in 52:15. Anna Hayward followed in 54:52. Four runners Carri Vendy, Kelly McGill, Suzanne Fleet and Kayleigh Bailey all ran together with a finishing time of 1:07:32. David Loomes was the sole Thetford runner in the 5k completing the track course in 17:51 for 17th place in his age group.

Apr 21

Finally some race news!

Racing was back over the weekend at the National British Duathlon Championships in Yorkshire. Held at the Croft racing circuit the standard distance race comprised of a 10k run, 40k bike followed by a 5k run. Race conditions were perfect with warm temperatures and light winds. The course included some fast laps of the race course on the bike but also an exciting undulating part on public roads. First home for TAC was Simon Smith after a strong race in a finishing time of 2:03:07 and an impressive 5th in his 45-49 age group. Charlotte Smith followed in 2:21:01 for 3rd place in her age group (40-44) and Steve Dickens finished in 2:30:18 for 21st place in the 55-59 age group.

Mar 19

COVID-19 Announcement

All Official club training is suspended until the end of April.

England Athletics have advised that all club training should be suspended for the safety of athletes and coaches.
I’m going to ask all club coaches to put together some training sessions to keep yourself fit. They will be emailed out and put on the clubs Facebook page.

Please stay safe everyone.

Dean kirton
Thetford AC
Chairman

Mar 18

Stowmarket Half Marathon

Linda Cusack completed the Stowmarket half marathon on Sunday 15th March. It was a breezy day with head wind and cross winds during the first half of the race but a nice tail wind for the final few miles. Linda finished in a time of 1:47:03 gaining her 1st in her age group and 138th overall out of 332 finishers.

Mar 16

Suffolk League XC

Pakenham was the location for all the action at the latest Suffolk Winter League Cross Country. Testing out the new course for the first time it was Bethany Wilson representing the Juniors and finishing 6th in the U13 Girls category in a time of 13:40. For the Seniors it was Gary Malliband completing the 5 mile muddy course in 38:06 for 21st in his age group. Sabine Schaefer followed closely in 39:35 for 3rd in her age group.

Mar 16

Go Beyond 15k Trail Run

Sabine Schaefer was the sole TAC competitor in the Go Beyond Events held at High Lodge at the weekend. Sabine was victorious in the 3 lap 15k trail run (although the course was actually closer to 18k) winning the race convincingly in 79:11 claiming 1st female and 4th overall.

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