Medals haul for athletes

SEVERAL members of Thetford Athletic Club competed successfully in the Anglian Schools competition held at the South Kesteven Stadium, Grantham.All qualified to compete for their respective county teams at the Norfolk and Suffolk schools competitions held earlier this month.

SEVERAL members of Thetford Athletic Club competed successfully in the Anglian Schools competition held at the South Kesteven Stadium, Grantham.

All qualified to compete for their respective county teams at the Norfolk and Suffolk schools competitions held earlier this month. Even in the cold and very blustery conditions there were some tremendous performances, and even two personal bests.

In the junior girls' 800m Grace Humby ran well in the challenging weather to finish in eighth position with a time of 2:37.5.

Throwing the hammer in the junior boys' section, Oliver Thompson achieved a creditable second place with a distance of 32.47m.


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Georgina Howe, competing in the intermediate girls and having qualified in two events, had an excellent day. Her tremendous pb throw of 30.77m in the discus put her in first place to earn the gold medal. Another good throw in the hammer, a distance of 37.24m, gave her a silver medal too.

Megan Norry, also intermediate girls, ran very well in the demanding conditions to finish in 4:28.0 and cross the line in sixth.

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There were more good performances in the intermediate boys. Jonny Mead finished the 1500m in 4:29.5. Ryan Skipp ran well in the 200m to finish fourth in 23.7 and took home a silver medal for his 52.1 run in the 400m. Joe Kirton managed a pb in the 3000m despite the windy conditions to finish fifth in 10:15.6.

Lucy Tyler ran an excellent 400m to claim a silver medal with a time of 66.1.

All athletes acquitted themselves well representing their counties and they are looking forward to further track and field competitions throughout the summer.

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