Nov 20

Framlingham XC, 5th November

The picturesque backdrop of Framlingham Castle was the setting for the first of the Suffolk Winter League cross country series and it proved to be a very good day for the Thetford athletes.
Kicking off the day was Thomas Norkett who was the sole competitor in the U11 fun run, completing the 800m course in a time of 3:58 placing him 12th overall.

First home in the U15 boys race, tackling the 4km course was Ben Garrod in 3rd place with a time of 13:42. Tyler Howard followed in 9th spot finishing the course in a respectable time of 14:44. Completing the Thetford charge was Zak Mitchell who finished in 16th place in a time of 16:40.
The only Thetford competitor in the U13 age group was Ewan peck, he tackled the same distance and completed the course in a time of 17:14 finishing in 15th position.

Following on from the juniors was the seniors race which was contested over approximately a 5 mile course divided up into two laps. First home for the seniors was Louise White in a time of 39:13 coming 2nd in the women’s V40 category, shortly followed by Cliff Bailey with a time of 40:18 who was victorious in the men’s V55 category. Also completing the course with respectable times were Sabine Schaefer (42:37), Tina Plumley (46:54), Steve DIckens (48:13), Wendy Howard (59:54) and Ann Kirton (60:04).