Trophy delight for Thetford athletes

Thetford Athletics Club took part in the final event of this year's Suffolk Cross-Country League at the weekend with several returning home with trophies.

Thetford Athletics Club took part in the final event of this year's Suffolk Cross-Country League at the weekend with several returning home with trophies.

The results are as follows - U13 girls: Victoria Dolman 9th; U15 girls: Megan Norry 4th; U17 girls: Lucy Tyler 1st; U15 boys: Jonathon Mead 1st, Jason Higgins 6th, Joseph Kirton 7th, Danny Pidd 11th; U17 boys: Phil Waity 1st; Vet 40 men: Dean Kirton 16th; Vet 45 men: Cliff Bailey 7th, Richard Dolman 16th, Tony Cantle 18th, Carl Higgins 29th; Vet 50 men: Phil Bowers 4th; Vet 55 men: Brian Wright 2nd.

Lucy Tyler won the U17 girls' overall series, Phil Waity won the U17 boys overall and Jason Higgins came third for U15 boys. Brian Wright came second overall for vet men 55.

For more information on Thetford AC see the website www.thetford-ac.co.uk


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Meanwhile, the Brandon Forest Half Marathon, taking place on Monday May 25, is an off-road event, run on forest tracks which are not suitable for spikes.

The course is two laps of a cloverleaf-shaped route.

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It is set in the beautiful surroundings of Thetford Forest.

The race start will be clearly marked and is located on the B1106, Brandon to Elveden road.

There are prizes in age categories, and T-shirts will be given to all finishers.

Please go along prepared as there are no changing or toilet facilities. If required, a short drive will take you to changing rooms, toilets, showers and bar at Brandon Leisure Centre.

There will be a limit of 300 runners taking part, and last year's race was sold out three weeks before the event.

There will not be any entries on the day. If possible, try to enter directly from the website http://www.bfh.org.uk

Entry fees: �8 Affiliated ARC or EA club members, �10 all other runners. Minimum age on day of race is 17.

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