Podium delight for Wheelers duo

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West Suffolk Wheeler and Triathlon Club member Sarah Wells continued her solid form with a podium place at the Lea Valley CC 25-mile time trial.

Despite the blustery conditions, Wells was more than equal to the task in her debut ride over the distance and recorded an impressive time of one hour and three minutes to finish as second lady.

Elsewhere, there was also further podium success for the club as Paul Watson who finished second in the grand vet male category in round three of the Mud Sweat and Gears series at Henham Hall.

Watson put in a powerful display to complete the five laps in 1hr 26mins 38secs, while in the same category, Dick Lines gave a promising performance to finish 23rd.

In the junior male category, Robin Lines sealed a sixth place finish, while another father and son duo saw Richard Holland-Jones finish two laps in 50:50 with son Rhys finishing 11th in the youth male category. Matt Denny also had a good ride to 36th in the veteran male race.

Elsewhere, new member David Dowell performed strongly in round one of the MTB Race series over the challenging hills of Builth Wells in Wales, finishing in a promising time of two hours and 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, the opening event of West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club’s 2015 season evening time trial series took place on the Great Livermere 5.5 mile course with 33 riders competing.

The first Wheeler home was Matt Shingleton in second and he was followed in by Paul Vickers.

Other Wheelers to finish were Richard Farrow, Dale Sturman, Pip Moore, Darren Sharman, Julian Long, Boyd Nicholas, Peter Stephenson-Wall, Thomas Long, Brian Alldis, David Young, David Howes, Mark Eastwood, Martin Gale, Ray Reeves, Ross McKenzie, Darren Baker, George Broughton, Mandy Bunn, Robin Lines, Zoila Gilham-Fernandez, Chris Brownhill, Dick Lines, Harry Shingleton, Lesley linden, Rob Norman and Celia Newman.

Wheelers’ own medium gear 10 mile time trial took place on the West Stow course with Richard Farrow finishing first ahead of Boyd Nicholas.

Elsewhere, John Steed and Mark Eastwood were in action at the King’s Lynn CC 2 up 25 mile time trial and claimed a seventh place finish.