Reid revels in Suffolk success

WINNER: Neil Reid
WINNER: Neil Reid
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FOLLOWING the success of their debut event last year, West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club hosted their second open duathlon event on Sunday.

The race, at Beyton Middle School, comprised of a 4.4km run around the village of Beyton before competitors switched to their bikes for the cycle leg of two laps totalling 22km before a further 4.4km run.

Last year’s fourth-placed man Neil Reid, of Stowmarket Cycle Club, finished first overall beating his previous year’s time by two minutes.

Last year’s winner Ross Welton, of Team TriBull, was beaten into second place by 35 seconds, and third was Dave Copland of Ipswich Tri Club.

Tonya Atonis, of Velo Velocity, crossed the finish line as first lady, followed by Elizabeth Miller, of Beyton Dynamo.

Prizes were also given to the winners of each age group, the youngest of which was West Suffolk Wheelers’ Alice Maguire.