Success for Wisbech team at British Indoor inline speed skating championships - with special award for Flynn, 12
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Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters enjoyed success at the British Indoor Inline speed skating championships.
More than 100 skaters from across the country met at Maldon in Essex to compete in the annual event hosted by the Federation of Inline Speed Skating for Britain. Twelve team members from Wisbech travelled to represent Wisbech Inline Speed, and once again brought home medals and trophies for the club.
Team coach Mike McInerney eased to victory in the masters men’s time trials, 500m and 1500m races, bringing home three gold medals to add to his ever-growing collection.
Daughter Eve won silver medals in all three of her events after close-fought battles with rival Maya Bathgate from South Woodham Ferrers.
Oli Johnson gained a well-earned bronze medal in his first junior boys’ event.
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Young Arthur Buckler brought home a bronze medal for his first ever British Champs event as did ladies master Jo Tidman after a hard battle for third place with fellow skater Suzie King of Essex Inline Speed.
Flynn McGurk won bronze in the 300m and silver in the 800m with a fourth place time trial.
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Mike said: “It was a splendid effort all round from Wisbech - other team participants on the day included Dylan Taylor, James and Jonathan Garwell, James and Warren Eve and Nathan Steele.”
Twelve year old Flynn McGurk had something extra to celebrate when he was presented with the trophy for ‘Most Promising Young Skater of 2015’ after just over a year of speed skating with the club.
The teams of skaters were joined by VIP guest and British superbike rider Danny Buchan, who presented the medals and trophies for all podium places.
Mike added: “A very big well done to everybody who took part today, great results for the cub.
“At the end of the day it’s all their own efforts.
“The team now focus their attention on the outdoor season which starts in April.”
PHOTOS: Jo Tidman