Triathlon Round-up September 14th 2016

Mildenhall Triathlon - Sunday 28th Aug

Husband and wife triathlon duo Pip Moore & Helen Samuel were both in action at the inaugural Mildenhall triathlon on Sunday 28th Aug.  Pip completed the 300m swim, 12.84 mile bike & 5km run in a time of 59:14 to win his age group and overall 2nd place.  Wife Helen went one better to finish first female in a time of 1:09:40

Clackton Triathlon - Sunday 11th September

Myles Taylor came 5th in the super sprint distance with his first sea swim in choppy conditions, Oscar Woodward came 7th in Tristar 3 of the juniors duathlon and Jacob Taylor finished in Tristar 2 of the junior duathlon. It was a breezy day so quite hard. Well done all three.

St Neots Triathlon - Sunday 11th September

Meanwhile at St Neots Tom Betts (sprint distance) and Hannah McInroy (standard distance) kept the clubs 2017 trophy collection topped up.

Tom Betts - 750m swim / 23.9km bike / 5km run - 15:22; 49:30; 18:36 - overall time was 1:26 (33rd overall, 3rd in Age Group)

Hannah McInroy - 1500m swim / 45km bike / 10km run - 26:47; 1:25; 39:29 = 2:33 overall time (2nd female, 8th overall)

Vitruvion 70.3 (Half Ironman) – Sunday 11th September

Further afield Angela Joiner Handy took part in the Vitruvion 70.3 (Half Ironman) held at Rutland Water. 13th lady overall (39th last year) 2nd in age group and got national silver medal. Swim was 9 mins quicker in 43.48, bike 12 minutes quicker in 2.40 and run 9 mins quicker in 1.30. 5 hours and 38 seconds - ambition was sub 5 and nearly did it.

Ironman Weymouth – Sunday 11th September

Moving over to Ironman Weymouth Lee French and Aidan Dunn completed the full Ironman distance with Lee putting in a very respectable run time for the 26.2 miles. See below for the full breakdown:

Lee French - Swim: 1:12:39 / Bike 6:25:30 /Run 4:23:36 / Overall 12:14:52

Aidan Dunn - Swim: 1:06:27 / Bike 6:38:01 /Run 5:37:43 / Overall 13:35:14

also in Weymouth doing the 70.3 event Laura Brown completed the third of her three Half Ironman races for the season and capturing 6th in age group in a large field

Laura Brown - Swim: 30:25 / Bike 3:25:24 / Run 1:47:25 / Overall 5:54:32

 

2016 Time Trial Series Results

Farrow and Gilham-Fernandez win season long time trial trophies

With over 50 riders competing in this year’s season long time-trial series Richard Farrow and Zoila Gilham-Fernandez have both retained their titles of male and female West Suffolk Wheelers Time Trial series champions.

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Mud Sweat and Gears 2016

Mud Sweat and Gears 2016West Suffolk Wheelers host round 8 of the Mud Sweat and Gears MTB XC Series this Sunday, 4th September, at Ickworth House. For all the details click here.

 

Racing Round-Up 22nd Aug

Scott Williams VC Barachi Open 50 TT 2016Another busy weekend of racing, time trialling and triathlon saw West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon Club in action across the region over the weekend. Jake Towler and Malcolm Borg took on CC Sudbury's 50 mile road race, Angela Joiner-Handy and Scott Williams raced the VC Barachi open 50 TT, Paul Watson, Dick and Robin Lines and William Keys headed off road for round 6 of Mud Sweat and Gears and finally Matt Shingleton took on the Monster middle distance triathlon in Ely.

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Time Trial Roundup - 15th Aug

Zoila Fernandez ECCA 12hr TT 2016West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon Club’s summer time trial season continues towards the conclusion of another successful and enjoyable series, with a full programme of events keeping riders busy over the weekend.

By far the stand out effort of the weekend came from 22-year-old Zoila Gilham-Fernandez. In only her second full season of time trialling with the club and coming very soon after her gruelling shift as part of a 4 strong team which attempted the notorious Race Across America, Zoila took on for the first time the demanding ECCA 12 hour time trial on Sunday 15th Aug.

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Hawstead Hill Climb TT 18/8/16

Position Name Club First Second Total Time
1 Thomas Long WSW 1.13.37 1.15.36 2.28.73
2 Richard Farrow WSW 1.16.52 1.15.85 2.32.37
3 Lewis Elson WSW 1.13.78 1.20.95 2.34.73
4 Fraser Elsworth (U18) WSW 1.18.44 1.17.21 2.35.62
5 Julian Long WSW 1.20.53 1.20.57 2.41.09
6 Jack Stafford Cilento Bike 1.17.17 1.25.06 2.42.23
7 Peter Nichols WSW 1.20.86 1.22.34 2.43.20
8 Martin Gale WSW 1.25.70 1.27.67 2.53.37
9 David Young WSW 1.24.95 1.33.97 2.59.92
10 Charlie Knowler (U18) WSW 1.38.04 1.37.77 3.15.81
11 Justin Wallace WSW 1.38.63 1.39.35 3.17.98
12 Zoila Gilham-Fernandez WSW 1.47.02 1.45.95 3.32.97
13 Robin Lines (U18) WSW 1.58.26 2.05.59 4.03.85
 

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