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Borg racks up the miles as lone Wheeler in 12-hour time trial


By Sport Bury


GREAT PERFORMANCE: Isabelle Moore finished in second place in the tri sport one event at the West Suffolk Triathlon in Culford at the weekend
GREAT PERFORMANCE: Isabelle Moore finished in second place in the tri sport one event at the West Suffolk Triathlon in Culford at the weekend

Malcolm Borg was the lone West Suffolk Wheelers representative in the RTTC National 12-Hour Championship in Wales.

Borg competed in the 12-hour time trial and suffered swollen feet and overheating but managed to finish 205 miles in the allotted period.

Elsewhere, four Wheelers raced in the Holkham Outlaw 70.3 Triathlon, with Annie Drugan, Hannah Mcinroy, Malcome Macfarlen and Ray Reeves racing in the wild event.

The weather conditions were punishing with a stiff wind and temperatures of 25C, it was a race of managing pace power and body temperature and with a field of some 1,500 triathletes, making sure you can find your bike and shoes was key.

The bike ride was 90km around the towns and villages of north Norfolk passing Sandringham and the half marathon was three laps around the estate, each of 7km in length.

Reeves was the first Wheeler home in five hours, 21 minutes and 48 seconds, with Mcinroy and Drugan also making it home in under six hours.

Meanwhile, the club was also represented at the Mud Sweat and Gears mountain bike competition, in Hintlesham.

Paul Watson was third in the grand vet male category, Lesley Linden fourth in open female and Stephen Brook 39th in open male.

And finally Tommy Dickson and Sam Brook did really well to finish seventh and 10th in the under-12 boys.

Elsewhere, the club’s junior triathlon event took place at Culford over the weekend.

There was a great showing from the young Wheelers at this sunny and well run event.

In the tri sport event, Logan Marsh came fourth and David Lupsa 13th .

In the tri sport one event, Samuel Blackwell was third and Isabelle Morre eighth, with Zach Broad, Kiera Broad, Ella Stewart, Megan O’Brien and Freya Dunn all doing well.

In the tri sport two, there was five young Wheelers including Jessica O’Brien, Izzy Woodward, Thomas Hutchings, Jonathan Etherington and Evie Flux, all of whom put in brilliant performances in the difficult conditions.

Meanwhile, the Wheelers’ youth members continued their successes at the Fête du vélo in Redbourn.

Caris Gregory was the first girl in the under-8s on the 1km closed road circuit around the common (second overall).

Harley Gregory rode to victory in the under-12s, completing 12 laps in sweltering heat.

In the under-14s, Alex Cooper rode well for 30 minutes to claim second place.

And finally, the evening time trial series progresses with the normal Thursday night session in Welnetham last week.

First fastest was Dale Sturman in 20 minutes and 45 seconds.

He was followed by Matt Shingleton in second in 21:17 and Thomas Long, first in on a road bike, in 21:33.



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