Category Archive: News

Dec 07

Woodbridge XC

Wet and muddy at Woodbridge in the Suffolk Cross Country League today. Well done to Bethany, Jake and Gary who competed – great running! Results to follow. Sorry we missed you Gary for the team photo! It would be great to see a few more TAC athletes taking part (age 11 plus) as this is …

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Nov 23

Fenland 10

On what was possibly the wettest and windiest day in October, three Thetford runners lined up for the Fenland 10. Ten miles around a fast flat but wind exposed course Simon Smith was first back for TAC in 1:05:39 for 16th place overall and 3rd in his age group. Gary Malliband was soon to follow …

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Oct 18

Middle Distance Duathlon Win

Simon Smith was winner of the Cowman Middle Distance Duathlon 2021 at the weekend. Conditions were cool but dry and in a distance race that was new to him (13.1 mile run, 50 mile bike, 6.2 mile run) Simon triumphed to 1st place with a time of 4:32:18

Oct 08

Outlaw X Middle Distance Triathlon

Simon and Charlotte Smith travelled to the picturesque location of Thoresby Hall near Retford Notts for the 2021 Outlaw X Middle Distance Triathlon. The race consisted of a 1900m lake swim followed by 56 miles on the bike and a 13.1 mile run through woodland around the Thoresby estate. Simon finished in an impressive 4:47:14 …

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Sep 28

Thompson 5 and 10k

Members of Thetford Athletics Club took part in the local Thompson 5 and 10k run at the weekend. Kevin Vaughan was first home for Thetford in the 5k, he finished 1st overall in a time of 20:47. Liz Bevington had her first race as a TAC member and completed the off-road 5k course in 39:17 …

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Sep 10

Boxend Triathlon Weekend

Simon Smith, Gary Malliband and Karl Wright were all in triathlon action at the weekend. Simon was first up on Saturday competing at the Boxend Sprint National Championship Triathlon, competing in distances of 750m swim, 12.5 mile bike and 3.2 mile off road run Simon powered home in a time of 1:09:40 for 6th place …

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Sep 05

Eton Dorney Triathlon

Gary Malliband travelled to Eton Dorney lakes (venue of the 2012 Olympic rowing events) to take part in the Standard Distance Triathlon. In a mass start (the first in a long time) Gary took on the 1500m swim in the 19 degree water followed by 8 loops of a fast flat 25 mile bike course …

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Aug 09

Culford Triathlon

Thetford AC triathletes were met with some cool and breezy conditions at the local Culford Sprint Triathlon at the weekend. The pool based triathlon consisted of a 300m swim, 12 mile bike and 2.4 mile run all based at Culford School. There were course pb’s for Gary Malliband, Karl Wright, Lukasz Rysinski and Richard Crewe. …

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Aug 05

Norfolk County Championships

Norfolk County Track and Field Championships 2021 – Day 1 Several of Thetford AC’s junior athletes took part in day 1 of this year’s Norfolk County Championships, held at the UEA. There were lots of medals won with great performances from all. In the U15 age group Alicia Mae Howard achieved pb’s all round, taking …

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Aug 03

East Anglian League Report

East Anglian League Action There was finally league action for Thetford Athletics Club juniors, with the East Anglian League being held for the first time at Great Yarmouth following the easing of Covid restrictions. In the U11 age group Poppy Findlay ran the 80m, coming first in her heat in 13.1 seconds with Lyla Pitchford …

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