Category Archive: News

Oct 13

Bedford Duathlon European Championship Qualifier

On yet another very wet and windy October Sunday Simon Smith travelled to Bedford to take on the Standard distance duathlon race which is a qualifier for the European Duathlon Championships 2020. The race held at the Bedford Autodrome consisted of a 10k run, 40k bike followed by a 5k run and Simon finished in …

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Oct 07

Ryston XC Race 1

RYSTON CROSS COUNTRY SERIES The start of the cross country season saw the 1st race in the Ryston Runners Grand Prix Series, held at Shouldham Warren. Racing in the U9 age group, Poppy Findlay came home in 9th place with her brother Casper Findlay finishing the boys race in 11th place. Jake Dorbin was victorious …

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Oct 07

Marriott Way 10k

Peter Elliott was the sole TAC representative in the Marriott’s Way 10k on Sunday 6 October, in torrential rain Peter came home in a chip time of 45:54 in 40th position.

Oct 05

YOUTH TALENT PROGRAMME

YOUTH TALENT PROGRAMME I would like to say congratulations to Jess Norkett on her selection for the British Athletics Youth Talent Programme, beginning her journey on the Performance Pathway. The YTP is a 2 year programme to help and support long term GB and Commonwealth Games potential, with only a small number of athletes across the …

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Oct 01

Saxon Duathlon

Wet and windy weather was the theme for the local Saxon Duathlon held at West Stow at the weekend. Thetford AC were well represented in the event with some first time duathletes taking part. The race was a 5k run, 25k bike, 5k run. Both runs were off-road and first to finish and 3rd overall …

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Sep 30

Jolly Jaguars 10k

TAC members entered Jolly Jaguars 10k race on a very warm September 22nd, which could also see this being the last ever event staged at the old Coltishall airfield. Linda Cusack came first in her age group to make this a triple win in the Jaguars series, previous races being Mad March Hare 10k and …

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Sep 28

Outlaw X Half Ironman

Thetford AC were represented at the first time OSB Outlaw X event. The half ironman was held at Thoresby Hall near Newark Notts at the weekend. The triathletes were not blessed with the warm conditions of Norfolk and did complete much of the scenic 1.9k swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run in torrential …

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Sep 26

Ipswich Half Marathon

On Sunday in the unexpected heat TAC were represented at the Great East Run Ipswich Half Marathon. First back was Charlie Read in 1:26:57 followed by Mikeala Gates I. 1:43:12, next home was Andrew Smith with 1:51:17 closely followed by Heidi Texiera in 1:52:31 and Andy Fleet with 1:52:43 then Nicola Greenough in 1:58:10. Suzanne …

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Sep 24

Round Norfolk Relay

Round Norfolk Relay The weekend of 14 & 15 September saw Thetford Athletics Club, for the first time, enter two teams into the Round Norfolk Relay. On a perfect weekend of weather, if a little too warm for some of the runners on the Saturday afternoon, the 198 mile route around the coast from Kings …

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Sep 23

Thompson 5 and 10k Success

Thetford athletes were greeted with unexpected warm sunny conditions at the weekend for the annual Thompson 5 & 10k. The routes are a mix of off-road and tarmac and in the 5k Thetfords Kevin Vaughhan was 3rd male in 20:02, David Loomes followed in 20:52 and James Wooler 22:23. Lauren Goldsmith finished as 1st female …

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