Thetford AC athletes compete in events across the country

Thetford AC's Aiden Try and Camila Rosa in Bromley for the YDL. Picture: Matthew Try

Thetford AC's Aiden Try and Camila Rosa in Bromley for the YDL. Picture: Matthew Try - Credit: Archant

Senior athletes from Thetford AC were in triathlon action across three different events, a sprint triathlon in Newmarket and two half ironman events at Nottingham and Grafham.

The Newmarket Sprint Triathlon involved participants completing a 300m pool swim, 22k bike ride and a 4k run, with Thetford’s Marion McCall finishing in 1:13.45 to take first place in her age group and 54th place overall.

Karl Wright was first home for Thetford in 23rd place overall but was seventh in his age group with a time of 1:06.00. Richard Dolman finished in 1:09.42 for fifth place in his age group and 39th position.

Over in Nottingham the Outlaw Half Ironman event consisted of a 1,900m lake swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run. Out of the 1,221 competitors Charlotte Smith finished a creditable 262nd with a time of 5:17.37 and came third in her age group, whilst her husband Simon finished seventh in his age group and 46th overall with a time of 4:40.25.

After a fantastic swim Daniel Ward was unable to complete the course after getting two punctures.

Taking part in his first half ironman at Grafham, Jim Mockford completed the course in a respectable time of 6:11.04.

Following Team Norfolk’s promotion into the top tier of competitive league athletics, they had their second outing in the UK Youth Development League Southern Premier One Division at Bromley in South London.

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Amongst the Norfolk athletes were three representatives of Thetford AC. Joseph Nicholson competed in the hammer while on the track, Aiden Try and Camila Rosa were in action.

Try achieved a personal best performance in the 400m, pipping Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier’s Mittio Mohammadian by 0.04 seconds and recording a time of 52.33 seconds.

Try then participated in the U17 4 x 400m relay race, running the third leg, with the team finishing third.

Rosa finished fifth in the 100m sprint with a personal best time of 13.47 seconds while she finished a creditable third in the long jump with another personal best of 5.14 metres.

Team Norfolk currently sit in fifth position after two rounds.

Elsewhere, Aiden Try was also in action in the British Miler’s Club event at the Milton Keynes Athletics Stadium, achieving a personal best time in the 800m of 2:01.87.