Nov 21

Eastern counties xc champs, Nowton park, 18th November

Thetford athletes proved their good form at the recent Eastern Athletics Cross Country Championships held at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds.

U13 girl Abigail Clouston got the day off to flying start with a 2nd place finish, tackling the 3km course in a time of 12:27. Also in the same race was Isabel Smythe who finished in 18th position in a time of 14:08. In the U13 boys race Thetford had a number of great performances resulting in them claiming the 3rd place team prize.

James Peck was the first Thetford athlete home finishing in silver medal position with a time of 10:59, followed by Ben Peck who completed the course in a time of 11:55, placing him 8th. Next in 13th position with a time of 12:15 was Oliver Sanders followed by Ewan peck who finished a respectable 32nd in a time of 14:03.

The sole Thetford athlete in the U15 girls race was Jessica Norkett who completed the 4km course in a time of 16:24, placing her 6th. Ben Garrod was the first of the U15 boys home completing the course in 15:17, also placing him in 6th position. Tyler Howard came home in 14th place with a time of 16:06 which rounded up a great day of performances for the Thetford athletes.

– Jessica Norkett