Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters host first home race in two years at Walpole Highway
PUBLISHED: 12:28 21 February 2018
Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters hosted their first home race in two years at Skaters Roller Rink in Walpole Highway last weekend.
Teams from Ashbourne, Birmingham, East Midlands, Essex and London joined the 22-strong local team in a fast paced event throughout the afternoon and evening.
Dobbin sprints (flying laps) started off the event with team coach Mike McInerney topping the time sheets in first place in category 1.
Flynn McGurk followed suit with first place in category 2 and Arthur Buckler in category 3 – both obtaining personal bests.
New member of the team Motiejus charged to victory in category 4 setting an amazing time of 10.507 seconds for his first ever Dobbin Sprint.
Other members of the team gained new personal best times for their efforts on their home track.
Timed races followed for each category with an added incentive of a midway sprint for a cash prize.
The event was finished off with a fun team pursuit made up of mixed club teams and abilities.
Overall podium finishers were Mike McInerney in 1st place for cat 1, Flynn McGurk in 1st place for cat 2, youngster Arthur Buckler in 1st place for cat 3 and Tiago Fougo achieving 1st place in his first race of the season in masters’ men.
Some excellent, competitive racing gained second place finishes for Warren Eve in Category 2 and Karl Bates in the Masters Men.
Fellow team-mate David Billington achieved 3rd position making it a Wisbech podium whitewash for the masters’ men.
Other third place finishers were Jo Tidman and Charlotte Stapleton who finished joint third in ladies masters, Dylan Taylor in category 3 and another newcomer to the club, Maxwell Webb in category 4.
The team has welcomed newcomers to our club for 2018 in the form of youngsters Maxwell Webb, Leah and Kirby Barker and Motiejus, who all competed exceptionally well in category 4.
Also competing on the day was James Garwell, James Eve, Eve McInerney, Lucy McInerney, Luky Frary and Graham Freear.
Next up is the indoor British championships on March 18 in Essex, where the team hope to bring home medals, trophies and more champions for 2018.
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