Jul 15

England Standard Distance Triathlon Championships Success


Charlotte and Simon Smith travelled to Woodhorn Museum (near Newcastle) to take part in the Triathlon England Standard Distance Championships at the weekend. The standard distance race (1500m lake swim, 28 mile bike and 6 mile run) was held at the museum sight where the fast and furious bike course incorporated a scenic coastal route and the trail run course flowed around the lake and through transition several times to engage with some very supportive spectators. After a forecast of heavy showers the weather was warm and breezy with Simon finishing in 2:19:19 for 6th place in his age group. Charlotte completed the course in 2:29:22 to claim gold in her age group and an impressive 3rd place overall.

Jul 12

Holkham Middle Distance Triathlon Success


The stunning grounds of Holkham Hall set the scene for the Holkham Middle Distance 70.3 Triathlon at the weekend. Three TAC athletes took part in the swim, bike, run event consisting of  a 1900m lake swim, 56 mile undulating bike course and a 13.1 mile rolling run around the Holkham estate. Conditions were warm and breezy and Simon Smith was the first TAC competitor to finish in a course PB of 4:42:40 for a very impressive 3rd place in his age group of 171 athletes. Next to finish was Karl Wright – again a course PB in 5:28:22 and 44th of 164 in his age group. It was first time on this course for Lukasz Ryzinski who finished in 6:10:14 for 106th place in his age group.


Jul 05

Triathlon and Half Marathon achievements

Gary Malliband has been in action twice in the last month – firstly in the Nottingham 70.3 triathlon (postponed from 2020) after a long wait due to covid and a lot of training Gary was finally able to take part in the event which consisted of a 1900m swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run. After a weather forecast that predicted a wet race it actually turned out to be mainly dry and Gary recorded a personal best for that distance covering the course (and its amended and rather large transition area) in 5:16:40.

Two weeks later Gary was back in action after a last minute entry into the Holkham Half Marathon. The race was held in the beautiful grounds of Holkham Hall and included off road, paths and undulations. Gary clocked another personal best for that distance of 1:36:35 and finished a very impressive 3rd in his age group.

Jun 15

Norwich Half Marathon Success

After a chilly May, temperatures warmed up at the weekend for Linda Cusack who took part in the Norwich Half Marathon. Under blue skies and 25 degrees Linda finished 1st in her age group in a time of 2:15:26

Jun 08

Grafham Water Middle Distance Tri

Simon Smith was at Grafham Water at the weekend taking part in the Grafham Middle Distance Triathlon. In his first triathlon in 2 years (due to covid) it was great to be back racing at the event which consisted of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run. Weather conditions were ideal on the undulating bike course with light winds and the temperature warmed up for the run. Simon completed the course in a time of 4:36:03 for 5th in his age group and a personal best at that distance.

Jun 05

Bedfordshire Triathlon

Gary Malliband took part in his first triathlon of the year in Bedford. It was warm dry and cloudy for the 1500m lake swim, 40km country lane bike course and 10km trail run. Gary triumphed to 1st place in his age group in a time of 2:35:08

May 19

Ely Duathlon

TAC athletes Gary Malliband and Jason Elrick competed in the Ely Duathlon. The event hosted some typical weather of late including a chilly wind which was sure to be felt on the bike course around the fens. Gary completed the 5k run, 25k bike and 5k run course in a time of 1:28:53 for 9th in his age group, Jason followed shortly after for 15th in the same 45-49 age group in a time of 1:34:57.

May 06

Snetterton Track Racing News

On a chilly, windy April evening TAC runners were finally able to get back to racing at the Snetterton 5 and 10k track races. Fastest Thetford runner in the 10k was Gary Malliband finishing in 41:35 for a new PB and 19th place in his age group. He was followed shortly after by Chris Greenough in 42:22 for 23rd in the same 40-49 age category. Barry Smith completed the course in 47:09 and Andy Fleet in 49:47 followed by Nicola Greenough in 50:04. Linda Cusack was victorious in her age group (60-69) finishing in 52:15. Anna Hayward followed in 54:52. Four runners Carri Vendy, Kelly McGill, Suzanne Fleet and Kayleigh Bailey all ran together with a finishing time of 1:07:32. David Loomes was the sole Thetford runner in the 5k completing the track course in 17:51 for 17th place in his age group.

Apr 21

Finally some race news!

Racing was back over the weekend at the National British Duathlon Championships in Yorkshire. Held at the Croft racing circuit the standard distance race comprised of a 10k run, 40k bike followed by a 5k run. Race conditions were perfect with warm temperatures and light winds. The course included some fast laps of the race course on the bike but also an exciting undulating part on public roads. First home for TAC was Simon Smith after a strong race in a finishing time of 2:03:07 and an impressive 5th in his 45-49 age group. Charlotte Smith followed in 2:21:01 for 3rd place in her age group (40-44) and Steve Dickens finished in 2:30:18 for 21st place in the 55-59 age group.

Mar 19

COVID-19 Announcement

All Official club training is suspended until the end of April.

England Athletics have advised that all club training should be suspended for the safety of athletes and coaches.
I’m going to ask all club coaches to put together some training sessions to keep yourself fit. They will be emailed out and put on the clubs Facebook page.

Please stay safe everyone.

Dean kirton
Thetford AC

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