Wheelers on form again on closed circuit

West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club members were again on form as they competed in the Maglia Rosso sponsored full day closed circuit racing programme at Trinity Park in Ipswich.

In the combined under-10 and under-8 category, Harley Gregory (under-8) continued his good form to seal a first place finish with Oliver Griggs (under-10) sealing a third place finish.

Making her debut was triathlete Mandy Bunn, who rode strongly in the women’s race against the more experienced circuit racers to finish 19th.

Superb racing in the combined under-14 and under-16 saw top three finishes for Fraser Elsworth (third in the under-14) with Fabian Horrocks and Felix Wildey clinching the top two places respectively in the under-16s race.

The fourth category senior men’s race saw Jeremy Waterson as the best placed Wheeler in 10th followed by Matt Eaglen (15th) and Matt Denny (17th).

Waterson raced again in the 3/4 Men category, joined by Andy Brinkley but neither were able to impress.

n There were also some impressive displays from a host of Wheelers in the Norwich based Tri Anglia triathlon event at Whitlingham Great Broad.

The event saw Rachel Compton continue to excel as she took second place in her age category and 89th overall as she finished just 70 seconds off the leader.

Sunday saw three Wheelers compete in the Olympic distance event consisting of a 1.5km swim, 38km bike ride and 10km run.

First time competitors over this gruelling distance Sharon Perry and Julian Colman raced well.

Perry produced a big performance for first in her age category and 72nd overall.

Julian Colman’s overall time of 2.39.37 earned him a 10th place age category finish and 117th overall.

But leading the way was Esther Colman, fresh from her recent European triumph in Austria. Her overall time of 2.28.23 produced another first age category finish and 62nd overall.