ECCA 100 mile TT 2016

Dale Sturminates the ECCA 100 mile TT

An outstanding individual performance from West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon Club’s Dale Sturman saw him post a new personal best at Sunday’s Eastern Counties Cycling Association’s 100mile time trial. Held on the E2/100c course with a start/finish at Gt Wilbraham, the route took in successive turns on the A14 between Kennet and Four Wentways.

Dale’s time of 3:54:16 knocked a massive 16 minutes off his previous personal best. Such was the style of finish, not only was Dale the first rider home (having started at 4:46am that morning), but he caught the timekeeper by surprise who had to run to the finish to get Dale’s finishing time!


Club Triathlon Championship Report

Festival of Triathlon at Fritton Lake as Wheelers' Triathletes Excel

Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th of June 2016 - make a note of this date in years to come. It saw our first club triathlon championships held at Fritton Lake, Norfolk, and what a weekend it was.

Fritton 2016 Team

Over the course of the weekend club members took part in four different races.

  • Saturday 8am - Sprint Triathlon
  • Saturday 3pm - Super Sprint Triathlon
  • Sunday 8am - Standard/Olympic Triathlon
  • Sunday 8am - Team relays over the standard distance


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Risby 21m Handicap TT 19/6/16

The club's annual 21 mile handicap time trial on the Risby course was held on Sunday 19th. Riders are given a base time allowance which is deducted from their actual course time. Disappointingly only 6 riders took part, with Boyd Nicholas first home in 54:34 (handicap time 43:44) with Peter Nichols 2nd (55:47/44:02); David Young (59:22/45:52); Justin Wallace (1:03:30/47:10).

Position Name Club Actual Time Handicap Time
1 Boyd Nicholas WSW 54.34 43.44
2 Peter Nichols WSW 55.47 44.02
3 David Young WSW 59.22 45.52
4 Justin Wallace WSW 1.03.30 47.10
5 Darren Davis WSW DNF
6 Henry Wood WSW DNF

Mid June TT Report

Mid June TT Report

There was plenty of regional and local time trial action over the last week for West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon Club, with a quartet of Wheelers in action at the Godric CC 10 mile open event on 7th June. On the B10/44 Wortwell-Bungay-Wortwell out and back course on the A143, Richard Farrow lead home the quartet (23:18), with David Young next in 26:08. Mark Eastwood (27:14) and John Coles (28:00) rounded off the event.

Saturday 11th June saw further action at the East District CA open 10 mile TT on the B10/37R route south of King’s Lynn. Richard Carrington (riding a fixed wheel) finished well for 22:01, John Steed and Mark Eastwood (tandem) posted 23:51 with David Young (25:40) and the evergreen Ron Back (26:26) all enjoying the effort.


Mid June Triathlon Roundup

Mid June Triathlon Roundup

Plenty of action from our Triathletes over the last couple of weeks at Culford Sprint Triathlon and at the World Series in Leeds.

Culford Sprint Triathlon

Sunday 5th June Culford sprint triathlon 300m swim, bike 21km, run 4km

Darren Sharman went one better than last years 3rd place overall with a great 2nd place finishing in 55:28. Darren's splits were swim 5:06 - bike 33:12 - Run y 15:06.  Returning club member Kevin Murphy made it two WSW&TC finishers in the top ten with a 10th place finishing in 59:34. Michael Hatcher improved on his 2015 time with 1:09:07 and Simon Kitching came in at 1:11:47. Jill Wilshaw made it three age group wins this season with 1:11:47, closely followed by team mate Nicole Gregory 1:17:04.

World Series - Leeds

Last weekend (11th/12th June) things went up a gear with members competing against the big boys (and girls) at Staffordshire half iron 70.3 and the World Series in Leeds.

First up on Friday in Leeds Pip Moore competed in the Triathlon England Aquathlon, claiming a fabulous 2nd in age group. Swim 11:42 run 20:52. Saturday saw the open sprint race with Pip Moore going again along with wife Helen Samuel, a fellow age group triathlete. At the time of writing provisional results show Pip 2nd in age group and Helen 3rd in age group.

Sunday saw the standard distance race with Ray Reeves and Malcolm McFarlane flying the West Suffolk flag. Despite carrying a foot injury, Ray completed the swim and bike sections of the race in good times, Malcolm covered the course in 2:37:07.

Staffordshire Half Ironman 70.3

In Staffordshire Laura brown took part in the Ironman 70.3, recording a PB over the race distance in 5:48:41 - smashing her previous best of 6:06.




CCS/WSW Interclub TT Start List

CCS/WSW Interclub TT - Start List

Course: Lavenham 10 B10/39R       Date; 16 June  2016

Signing on closes at 18:40, for a 19:00 start

Start list below:

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About the West Suffolk Wheelers
  • The West Suffolk Wheelers cycling club was formed in 1922 and is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. We have a good cross-section of cycling on offer to welcome new and experienced cyclists alike. If you wish to learn bike handling skills for on and/or off-road cycling our members have the knowledge and experience to teach you. The Club is proud of it's development work with young people, and we have coaches to guide new cyclists in their training. We are active in all areas of cycling including: Road Racing, Time Trials, Track Racing, Club Runs,Touring, Audax, Sportive, Mountain Biking and Cyclo-cross. Members also compete in triathlon competitions; the Club is recently affiliated to Triathlon England, and new triathlete members are welcomed

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