Thetford Athletics Club members shine at Ditchingham

Thetford AC were well represented in the latest Suffolk Winter Cross-Country League at Ditchingham, covering around five miles.

U13 boys: Aiden Try 2nd 13.02min; Joseph Smythe 3rd 13.05min; Tom Mead 5th 13.23min. V45 men: Cliff Lear 21st 48.53min. V50 men: Cliff Bailey 2nd 41.23min; Tony Cantle 5th 44.09min. V55 men: Brian Wright 12th 48.16min. Senior women: Sam Wing 4th 47.54min. V35 women: Hayley Cocksedge 6th 50.40min. V40 women: Corrina Smith 7th 53.45min. V50 women: Sandra Bower 1st 45.22min

On Saturday, Joe Kirton ran in the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London, finishing the 10km in 38.47min to finish 143rd overall. The Tarpley 10 and 20 mile road races took place on Sunday over undulating courses through Suffolk.

10 mile race: Cliff Lear 92nd 1:20:22; Gill Paremain 164th 1:31:12 pb; Allison West 169th 1:31:52 pb; Melanie Floyd 179th 1:35:00 pb. Gill was 3rd in her age group. 20 mile challenge: Louise White 92nd 2:53:00; Audrey Norbury 138th 3:19:20 pb; Rosemary Matlock 147th 3:24:39.


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