Wheelers perform well in Canada

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West Suffolk Wheeler 
members Pip Moore and Mandy Bunn put in great performances at the TransCanada Corp World Triathlon Grand Final in Canada last week.

Moore finished in 16th place in the 40-44-year-old men’s sprint event, with the deputy headteacher of Westley Middle School completing the 750-metre open water swim, 19.74km bike ride and 5km run in a time of one hour 19 minutes 54 seconds.

Bunn posted a time of 1.23.02 to finish in 33rd place in the 45-49 women’s sprint category.

The pair both finished as the third highest Brits and as a result have gained automatic qualification for next year’s event in Chicago.

Bunn’s time of 1.23.02 gave her 33rd, following on from a good performance in this year’s European championships in Austria earlier in the season.

In the Ely Junior Aquathlon, Niamh Perry posted a time of six minutes and 32 seconds to finish as the first girl in the 11-13-year-old age group.

Perry completed a 150m swim and a 800m run to 
also end up as the first girl 
of all age groups in the 
event.

Charlie Knowler finished second in a close race at the London Fields Aquathlon Tristar One competition.

Knowler took part in the 9-10-year-old age group, which featured a 150m swim and 1.5km run that he completed in 9.58.