Jan 16

Norfolk XC Championships


Hundreds of athletes from all over the County descended on Barnham Common for the 2020 Norfolk County Cross Country Championships, hosted by Thetford Athletic Club.

As well as being hosts, Thetford AC also had a good number of athletes taking part with Rosie-Mae Jackson being first up in the U11 girls race, contested over 2km. Rosie-Mae finished in 8th place with Charlie Fowler taking 16th place and Alex Collings 22nd in the U11 boys race.

The 3km Under 13 girls race saw a trio of athletes take part. Billie-Jordan Butler was just outside the medals finishing in 4th with Bethany Wilson next in 13th followed by Alicia Mae Howard in 17th place. The trio took home a bronze medal, with the team finishing 3rd overall.

Another medal followed for Thetford in the U13 boys event with Jake Dorbin racing home to a 3rd place finish with Daniel Clouston just behind in 5th place. Alfie Findlay was next for Thetford in 20th place followed by Jacob Campbell in 23rd. The trio of Jake, Daniel and Alfie were awarded a silver medal with the team finishing in 2nd place overall.

The sole Thetford athlete in the 4.2km U15 girls race was Natalia Jaworska who finished 17th. Ewan Peck completed the line up of Thetford juniors, finishing in 20th place in the U15 boys race.

For the Senior members of Thetford a 6 mile course awaited them. First back for the club was Kevin Vaughan to claim 2nd place in the male 55-59 age group. Karl Wright finished 18th in his age group whilst Louise White finished shortly after for 2nd place in the ladies 40-44 age group. Gary Malliband and Richard Crewe were next in 18th and 23rd place in the male 45-49 age group.


On the same day the Suffolk County Cross Country Championships was held at Culford School. Thetford AC had 3 athletes entered into these championships with Callum Wing first up to contest the 3km U13 boys race where he finished in 25th place.

Next to race in the 4.2km U15 boys race was Ben and James Peck. Ben took the bronze medal, racing home to a 3rd place finish with James just outside the medals in 4th.