Category Archive: News

Mar 27

Final XC Race in Suffolk Winter League

In the last race of the Suffolk Winter Cross Country League at Haverhill Thetford runners were met with very little mud but a tough challenging hilly course. In the Juniors Tyler Howard completed the course for 1st in the U17 age category with Daniel Clouston 5th U13 boy and Abigail Clouston 1st U15 girl. In …

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Mar 27

Colchester Half Marathon

At Colchester Half Marathon Thetford Athletics Club were represented by 3 athletes. Kelly McGill achieved a PB by 7 mins in 1:54:56  and was accompanied on the run by Andrew Smith and Kayleigh Bayleigh 2:06:30. They have been training together throughout the Winter ready to take on the Manchester Marathon in 2 weeks time.

Mar 25

Wymondham 20

Thetford runners did the club proud at the Wymondham 20 on Sunday. In warm clear blue sky conditions many of the runners were using the 20 mile race as an event to compliment their marathon training. First Thetford athlete to finish was Jason Elrick in 2:30:17, followed by – Russell Slattery 2:57:19, Natalie King 2:57:32, …

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Mar 18

Marathon no 99 for Lauren

Lauren Goldsmith completed her 99th marathon (and 5th in 5 weeks) at The Enigma Marathon in Milton Keynes. She completed the course in 5:27:09, Lauren now has 6 weeks to rest and prepare for the big 100 at The Breckland Forest Marathon. David Loomes also competed at the Enigma Marathon and finished in an impressive …

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Mar 14

Cambridge Boundary Marathon Achievements

Three more of Thetford’s runners braved the wet and very windy conditions at the weekend to complete the Cambridge Boundary Marathon. The course which is 30% off-road and incorporates several hills was significantly harder with added adverse weather conditions. Sabine Schaefer achieved a pb by 7mins by finishing in a very impressive 3:36:19 and 4th …

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Mar 12

National Inter-County Cross Country Action

NATIONAL INTER-COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY ACTION Several Thetford AC athletes had the honour of wearing their County colours and racing at the National Inter-County Cross Country Championships, held at Prestwold Hall in Loughborough. Conditions proved tricky with the athletes having to battle through the relentless wind. Thetford AC athletes got off to a flying start in …

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Mar 12

Ryston Cross Country Series Success

RYSTON CROSS COUNTRY SERIES SUCCESS The final race of the 2018/19 Ryston Runners Cross Country Series was held at Shouldham Warren in wet and windy conditions. Bethany Wilson raced to a 1st place finish in the U13 Girls race and Callum Wing took 2nd place in the U13 boys race. Thetford AC had a great …

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Mar 11

Flying Start to the Multi-sport season for Thetford Athletes

Conditions were not ideal for three TAC triathletes starting the season with a multi-sport Duathlon race. For Simon Smith it was the Sprint distance comprising of a 5k run, 20k bike ride followed by a 2.5k run. Simon finished in a time of 1:02:21 earning him 2nd place in his age group and an automatic …

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Mar 03

Half and Full Marathons for Thetford Runners

Four Thetford runners took on the Cambridge Half Marathon at the weekend. With 10,000 competitors in wet and windy conditions Neil Vendy was first Thetford athlete back in 1:47:12, followed shortly by Andrew Smith in 1:48:43, Wendy Howard in 2:12:03 and Ann Kirton with a massive half marathon pb in 2:19:22. Lauren Goldsmith finished yet …

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Feb 25

Marathon No 93 for Lauren

Elsewhere Lauren Goldsmith completed her 96th marathon (and 3rd marathon this year) in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey at the Dirty Dancing Themed Marathon. Lauren finished in 4:48:50.

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