Nov 11

Ryston XC Race 2

It was the second race in the Ryston Cross Country series on Sunday at Shouldham Woods near King’s Lynn. For Thetford AC it was a great turnout in chilly conditions with the Junior athletes running first. Poppy Findlay competing for the under 9’s in the 800m finished in 12th place in 4:09, in the same race Casper Finlay finished in 4:49 taking 18th place. Callum Wing was 1st in the U13’s running the 3km in 11:52 and Alfie Findlay 2nd in 12:31. Bethany Wilson completed the Juniors with a 2nd place in 11:53.

Thetford Seniors were up next to take on the 9k 2 loop course and first back for Thetford and also claiming 1st in the 50-59 age category was Kevin Vaughan. Next was Karl Wright in the Senior category in 35:21, Louise White and Sabine Schaefer finished 2nd and 3rd in the 40-44 category in 36:31 and 36:59. Gary Malliband followed shortly in 37:06 for 6th in the 45-49 and Brian Wright 7th in the 60-64 in 47:21.

Oct 31

Trowse 10k

Linda Cusack and Peter Elliot were the only TAC members to compete in the Trowse 10k on Sunday 27th October on a beautiful sunny day, perfect running conditions.

Peter earned himself a new 10k pb with a time of 42:29 finishing 4th in his age category placed 78th overall. Linda also secured herself a new 10k pb with a time of 48:21 finishing 2nd in her age category placed 225th overall out of a total of 660 runners.

Oct 30

Duathlon podiums

Simon and Charlotte Smith were successful in securing podium positions at their last race of the season at Eton Dorney Lakes. They took part in the Sprint Duathlon consisting of a 5k run, 20k bike followed by another 5k run. Simon finished 2nd overall in a time of 1:13:20 and Charlotte was 1st female in 1:22:46

Oct 28

Bury 10k Success for Jason

Jason Elrick was victorious at the Bury 10k on Sunday, under chilly but blue sky conditions Jason finished 1st in his age group (50-59) in 41:27, other fellow Thetford athletes also achieved some fantastic times with Chris Greenough in 41:03, Dave Beighton 41:23, Andrew Smith 49:24, Thetford ladies Carri Vendy, Suzanne Fleet, Nik Greenough and Shirley Standley all crossed the finish line in 1:05:20.

Oct 27

Manchester Marathon & 10 mile races

With perfect weather conditions last Sunday for The Yorkshire Marathon and 10 Miler there were PB’s all round. Suzanne Fleet was first home completing the 10 miler in 1:54:21, next to cross the finish line was Chris Greenough with a marathon time of 3:28:27, then Nicola Greenough in 3:52:36 closely followed by Andy Fleet in 4:04:36. The event was very well organised and enjoyed by all.

Oct 15

East Coast 10k

Team TAC was represented at the East Coast 10k in Gt.Yarmouth on Sunday 13th October on a dry but fairly blustery day, by the following runners:
Jason Elrick was first home for the team in a time of 43:40 followed closely by Peter Elliott  in 43:49 and Neil Vendy in a time of 47.41 Linda Cusack was first home for the ladies in a time of 48.58 for a 10k pb and she also secured first in her age category 60-64. Next was Carri Vendy in 53.22 followed by Anna Dean in 58.08.

Oct 15

Lakenheath Fen 10k Success

Sabine Schaefer was the sole representative of Thetford AC at the local Lakenheath Fen 10k. In typical cross country conditions Sabine tackled the wet and windy off-road course and finished as 1st female and 2nd overall also achieving a course pb of 45:28

Oct 15

British Athletics Cross Challenge

BRITISH ATHLETICS CROSS CHALLENGE
This seasons British Athletics Cross Challenge Cross Country series began in Cardiff. James and Ben Peck made the journey to Wales to both contest the U15 boys race. Ben kept in touch with the leading pack throughout the race, eventually finishing in 3rd place to take home the bronze medal. After a fall at the start, James fought back to finish in 8th place in the same race.

Elsewhere, TAC junior athlete Callum Wing contested the Lakenheath RSPB 5K race. Finishing in a time of 22.05 Callum was victorious, taking home a well-earned gold medal.

Oct 13

Bedford Duathlon European Championship Qualifier

On yet another very wet and windy October Sunday Simon Smith travelled to Bedford to take on the Standard distance duathlon race which is a qualifier for the European Duathlon Championships 2020. The race held at the Bedford Autodrome consisted of a 10k run, 40k bike followed by a 5k run and Simon finished in 2:02:20 for 4th place in his age group and a qualifying place in Europe. This accompanies the qualifying place he had already earnt for the Sprint distance race earlier in the year. It was only last weekend that Simon also discovered he had finished in 2nd place in the Eastern Region League Championships (a series of races held throughout the season to earn points). This tops off a very successful year after winning the bronze medal at the Sprint European Champs in Romania earlier in the Summer.

Oct 07

Ryston XC Race 1

RYSTON CROSS COUNTRY SERIES
The start of the cross country season saw the 1st race in the Ryston Runners Grand Prix Series, held at Shouldham Warren.
Racing in the U9 age group, Poppy Findlay came home in 9th place with her brother Casper Findlay finishing the boys race in 11th place.
Jake Dorbin was victorious in the U13 boys event, contested over 3km. Racing over the same distance, the U13 Girls race saw another top 3 finish for Thetford with Bethany Wilson finishing in 2nd place.
The U15 boys took on the 4km course and produced a 1st and 2nd place for Thetford. James Peck took the victory with Ben Peck finishing 3 seconds behind in 2nd.
The sole senior Thetford athlete, Gary Malliband, came 7th in the Masters 45-49 5km race.
All athletes had a great start to the Cross Country season.

 

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