GB running star at Thetford AC

On Thursday 23rd June, Team GB runner Helen Decker and her coach, Clive Sparkes, visited Thetford Athletic Club and took a training session for the senior members last week.

Afterwards there was a chance to ask Helen some questions about her training schedule and tips for marathon running.

On Friday, four members ran in the Friday 5 mile series at Bury St Edmunds. Joe Kirton came 1st in his age group (23rd overall) with 30.02min pb, Marion McCall was also first in her age group (106th overall) with 34.12min, Tony Cantle 163rd 36.02min and Sam Wing 221st 38.00min pb.

On Sunday 26th June, Joe Kirton competed in the Norfolk County Championships at Norwich. He became U20 mens County champion in the 1500m with a pb of 4.37.5min.

On Sunday 19th June several members took part in the East Anglia League at Kings Lynn. There was a really good turnout and some good results with lots of personal bests.

Senior men

Joe Kirton 400m 3rd (A) 55.2sec pb, 800m 2nd 2.07.4min pb

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Rhys Tyler 400m 3rd (B) 57.7sec pb

Andy Norton 3000m 5th 13.14.1min, Long jump 5th 3.95m, shot 5th 7.90m

U17 men

Will Davies 100m 2nd (A) 12.3sec, 200m 2nd (A) 24.2sec pb, long jump 4th (A) 5.02m

Thomas Kirton 100m 2nd (B) 13.6sec pb

Miles Ward 200m 2nd (B) 26.4sec pb, long jump 2nd (B) 4.92m pb, discus 2nd (B) 16.90m

Andrew Johnson 400m 4th 64.2sec pb, 800m 1st 2.21.5min pb, long jump 4.20m pb

Oliver Thompson discus 3rd 28.94m, 2nd hammer 40.72m

Will, Thomas, Miles and Andrew all ran in the 4x100m relay and came 3rd with a time of 52.0sec

U13 boys

Jacob Chamberlain 100m 5th (A) 16.4sec, 200m 4th (A) 34.4sec, long jump 4th (B) 2.99m pb

Joseph Nicholson 100m 3rd (B) 16.5sec, shot 4th 4.91m, discus 3rd 12.45m pb

Dominic Johnson 200m 4th (B) 32.2sec pb, long jump 3.60m pb

Lewis Savage 800m 6th 2.50.0min, long jump 5th (A) 3.38m pb

U15 boys

Malcolm Wandera 400m 3rd 60.5sec pb, 800m 5th 2.19.8min pb, triple jump 1st (A) 10.91m pb

Will Moore 100m 4th 13.8sec pb, triple jump 1st (B) 10.60m pb, shot 1st 11.01m

U13 girls

Emily Moore 100m 6th 17.5sec, long jump 6th 2.85m

U11 girls

Emily Duffy 80m 14.8sec, 600m 2.43.2min, long jump 2.97m

Rosie Corke 80m 14.1sec, 600m 2.17.5min pb

U11 boys

Joe Smythe 80m 13.2sec, 600m 2.06.6min pb, long jump 2.93m

Adam Moore 80m 13.7sec, 600m 2.11.5min pb

Tom Mead 80m 13.6sec, 600m 2.12.1min pb, long jump 3.03m pb

On Saturday 18th, four juniors took part in the Anglia Schools at Norwich:-

Abbie Ruggles 300m 4th 44.2sec pb

Ryan Skipp 400m 1st 51.5sec pb

Oliver Thompson Hammer 5th 40.75m

Georgina Howe Discus 1st 32.86m, Hammer 1st 41.80m