Athletes prove well on track

A team from Thetford Athletics Club travelled to the Norwich Sportspark to compete in the recent East Anglian League meeting.There was a good turnout from the club, which joins with athletes from Dereham to form a Breckland team.

A team from Thetford Athletics Club travelled to the Norwich Sportspark to compete in the recent East Anglian League meeting.

There was a good turnout from the club, which joins with athletes from Dereham to form a Breckland team.

They were lined up against clubs from Norwich, Colchester, Diss, Great Yarmouth and Nene Valley.

All age groups were represented from U11s to Senior men, and there were excellent performances contributing points towards the league position at the end of the season. Personal bests were achieved by many.

U11: Joseph Nicholson and Kendell Norris put in tremendous performances with PBs in three events; 80m, 600m, and long jump.

U13: Grace Humby was placed sixth in the long jump and ran a PB in the 800m to take third.

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U15: This age group was well represented with Elisha Bowers, Anna Hayward and Rachel Mumford each taking on three of the girls' running and jumping events. The boys put on a competent display with Will Davies coming second in the 100m in a PB time and Thomas Kirton placed fifth in the same race.

Jason Higgins achieved a PB of 5:01.3 in the 1500m and second place in both high jump and long jump. Ryan Skipp excelled in the 200m and 400m races, finishing first in both with a PB of 57.9 in the 400m.

U17: Joseph Kirton's efforts were rewarded with PB times in the 800m and 400m and Jonathon Mead made an impression

with PBs in long jump, 200m and 400m, including a third place in the 400m.

Phil Waity crossed the line in third place in the 1500m and ran the 400m in a PB of 64.00.

Danny Pidd ran a good 800m to finish in third place in a PB time, and Jordan Greenwood was placed third in both the 200m and 1500m, showing his versatility in the running events.

Lucy Tyler, the sole representative of the girls in this age group and running for the first time at 400m, put in an excellent performance to take second place in 67.00 (PB), and was placed fourth in the long jump.

Senior men: Josh Bucciferro achieved fifth places in the 100m and 200m sprints.

The more mature senior men had a good day, with Dean Kirton showing his capabilities in a range of events with third places in

200m and 3000m and sixth place in the shot, and Carl Higgins crossed the line in second place in the 3000m.

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