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Oscar’s Olympic moment as he storms to gold at the VeloPark

West Suffolk Wheeler Oscar Woodward enjoyed his own special Olympic moment after triumphing at the venue for London 2012.

The 11-year-old, who attends Westley Middle School, took gold in his age category at the White Rabbit junior duathlon.

The event took place at Lee Valley VeloPark — part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which hosted some of London 2012’s most memorable moments.

Bury-based Woodward was fastest home in the 11-12-year-olds category of the TriStar 2 event, which consisted of a 1,200m run, 5,000m cycle and further 600m run.

Dad Paul said: “This is his third race there and he has finished third and second before, so he was over the moon.

“He has been trying really hard to get that top spot — he was absolutely thrilled.”

Having finished the opening run in fifth, he made up the time to lead by the first 1,000 metres on the bike and held on to his advantage until the end of the race.

n The final event of the Eastern Cyclo Cross League took place at Mistley on Sunday.

The seniors’ event took the form of a Madison-style race where each member of the teams of two cyclists completed full laps of the mile-long course before tagging their teammate to continue.

Held over the standard race duration of 40 minutes, the Wheelers’ Nicole Gregory who teamed with Peter Hall (Colchester Rovers) to finish eighth overall, completing eight laps in 42.26.

The junior racers enjoyed their usual individual format.

Sophie Griggs capped a fine season with 16th in the under-10s’ race, Harley Gregory was fourth in the same category and Oliver Griggs finished 13th under-12.

n Paul Watson (fifth) led home the father-and-son duo of Dick (33rd) and Robin (37th) Lines in the latest 5by3 Mountain Bike Race Series, held at Shouldham Warren, near King’s Lynn, on Sunday.

n The Suffolk Punch reliability ride was postponed because of bad weather on Sunday and will now take place on February 22 instead.


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