INLINE SPEED SKATING: Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters turn in an egg-cellent Easter performance in Enfield

PUBLISHED: 14:17 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:16 18 April 2017

The Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters after the first outdoor race of 2017. Back row (L-R): FlynnMcGurk, Graham Freear, Mike McInerney, Tom Van Vliet, Eve McInerney. Middle row: Jo Tidman, Dylan Taylor, Warren Eve, James Eve. Ffront row: Leah Barker, Arthur Buckler, James Garwell, Taylor Barker, Kirby Barker.

The Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters after the first outdoor race of 2017. Back row (L-R): FlynnMcGurk, Graham Freear, Mike McInerney, Tom Van Vliet, Eve McInerney. Middle row: Jo Tidman, Dylan Taylor, Warren Eve, James Eve. Ffront row: Leah Barker, Arthur Buckler, James Garwell, Taylor Barker, Kirby Barker.

Jo Tidman

While many of us were tucking into Easter eggs, talents from the Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters were in action in the first outdoor race event of the year.

Tom Van Vliet and Mike McInerney. PHOTO: Jo Tidman Tom Van Vliet and Mike McInerney. PHOTO: Jo Tidman

The local skaters travelled to Tatem Park in Enfield and returned back to Fenland with more medals and trophies after another successful outing.

Heading up their winning weekend was Eve McInerney, who finished in first place in Category 2 and eased to victory in the Senior Ladies 5,000m races in her debut seniors race.

Flynn McGurk and Warren Eve also took home more silverware, finishing in first and second places respectively in the Cadet boys 3,000m race, with Flynn pipping Warren to the line after Warren had fought back from mid-pack.

James Garwell and Arthur Buckler. PHOTO: Jo Tidman James Garwell and Arthur Buckler. PHOTO: Jo Tidman

Both Dylan Taylor and seven-year-old Arthur Buckler finished in second places in Category 4 and Category 6 respectively, with Arthur also finishing second in the Mini Boys race. James Garwell joined Arthur and finished in first and third places in Category 6 and mini boys respectively.

Taylor Barker made his race debut and finished in third place overall in Category 7. His siblings, Kirby and Leah, took to the track in the rat races and finished fourth and second respectively.

The team were joined by 19-year-old Tom Van Vliet from The Netherlands, representing Team Bont.

Eve McInerney. PHOTO: Jo Tidman Eve McInerney. PHOTO: Jo Tidman

The main event of the day was the Senior Men’s Elimination, which saw 22 laps of the circuit with 19 racers lining up on the start line.

One by one, the field was eliminated and Tom showed his true racing experience by winning easily ahead of the rest of the pack with Wisbech Skater Mike McInerney bringing it over the line in third place.

The team were also joined by Masters skaters Jo Tidman and Graham Freear.

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