Category Archive: News

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 …

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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 …

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Jun 06

Team GB Star Gives Coaching Advice

Thetford AC had the pleasure of hosting a coaching session by newly retired Team GB 800m athlete Jenny Meadows and her husband Trevor Painter, who is also the current U20 Team GB coach. Throughout her career Jenny has won 7 major championship medals and is the 4th fastest British female 800m athlete. After recently retiring …

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Jun 05

Culford Triathlon attracts TAC members

Many of TAC’s members took part in the local Culford Sprint Triathlon at the weekend. In perfect weather conditions the athletes took on the 300m pool swim, 21k bike and 4k run course. For Richard Crewe it was only his second ever triathlon and for many others perhaps just their 3rd or 4th and finishing …

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Jun 02

Quad Kids Norwich

The first in the popular Quad Kids series was held at the Sportspark, University of East Anglia and proved a successful day for the young Thetford AC athletes. During the Quad Kids competitions athletes are tested across 4 events which includes a sprint, endurance run, howler throw and long jump. The athletes score points depending …

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Jun 02

Thetford AC host Quadkids Series – Victory for Isabel Smythe

It was Thetford AC’s turn to host the latest round of the Quadkids Athletics series. It proved to be a great day with a record list of entries and many great performances.  During the Quad Kids competitions athletes are tested across 4 events which includes a sprint, endurance run, howler throw and long jump. The …

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Jun 02

Junior Athletes Shine at County Championships

The County Championships are an early highlight of the Track and Field season and this years Norfolk County Championships was held at the UEA Sportspark, Norwich. Representing Thetford AC in the under 13 boys age group was Daniel Clouston. Dan competed in the 1500m and finished in 6th place (5:33.2). In the U13 girls Isabel …

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May 30

Thetford Runners Mingle with the Stars

Runners from Thetford AC achieved some amazing times at the Vitality Westminster mile and Vitality 10k at the weekend. They were able to see sporting legends Mo Farah and Jo Pavey who took part in the 10k and also managed to grab a photo with Olympian Jessica Ennis. Natalie King clocked a very impressive 10k …

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May 24

TAC Represented at Duathlon European Qualifier

Steve Dickens from TAC competed in the recent Clumber Park Sprint Distance Duathlon. The event attracted almost 600 competitors and is a qualifying race for the 2019 ETU European Duathlon Championships. The race distance was a 5k run, 20k bike, 5k run. Steve finished in an impressive 1:10:45 which gave him 14th in his age …

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May 22

Thetford Triathletes Hat-trick of P.B’s

Thetford Triathletes were back in action at two events over the weekend. In perfect warm and still conditions Simon and Charlotte Smith took on the Nottingham Outlaw Half Ironman which attracts 1500 competitiors. The race consists of a 1.2 mile lake swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. Simon finished with a course pb in …

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