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Plenty of success for the West Suffolk Wheelers

By Sport Bury

West Suffolk Wheelers were out in force at Fritton Lake Triathlon Festival last weekend, bringing home some impressive results.

West Suffolk Wheelers (2663873)
West Suffolk Wheelers (2663873)

The event offered up the unique challenge of three triathlons over the space of two days.

Competitors are permitted to enter either the Standard, Sprint or Super Sprint Triathlon distances, or do all three over 48 hours.

And a total of 16 members of the Wheelers took on the trio of challenges, making it a gruelling weekend for those concerned.

Clement Wallace won his age category in his first Olympic distance triathlon, while Phillip Clarke for his first age category win.

Laura Brown was second in her age group in both the Sprint and Super Sprint events, while Malcolm Mcfarlane was age group winner in the Sprint event.

Ray Reeves was the first Wheeler home in the Supersprint, as he finished in 16th position in a time of 43 minutes and 51 seconds.

Also doing well was Darren Sharman (45:26), Laura Brown (46:27) Simon Wallace (47:02) and Philip Clarke (49:32).

In the Sprint event, Ray Reeves was first to cross the line for the Wheelers, followed by Darren Sharman, Laura Brown, Malcolm Macfarlane, Philip Clarke, Simon Wallace, John Brooks and Simon Kitching.

Meanwhile, in the Olympic distance, Clarke was particularly impressive as he finished sixth overall in two hours and nine minutes.

l Elsewhere, the first round of the Suffolk Race Series took part at Trinity Park in Ipswich, where Alex Cooper won for the Wheelers in the Under-16s race.

Cooper was also first in the Under-14s race, while club-mate Harley Gregory took top spot in the Under-12s.

Amy Johnson, meanwhile, rode to fifth in the Women’s event.

For more information on the club visit www.westsuffolkwheelers.co.uk

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