Wisbech Inline Speed Skating Club competitor Eve, 13, wins Great Britain call up

PUBLISHED: 12:44 30 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:00 03 August 2015

Eve McInerney. Picture: Jo Tidman.

Eve McInerney. Picture: Jo Tidman.

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A 13 year-old speed skater from Wisbech has been called up to the Great Britain squad.

The GB speed skating squad. Eve McInerney is fifth from left. Picture: Deena McInerney.The GB speed skating squad. Eve McInerney is fifth from left. Picture: Deena McInerney.

Wisbech Inline Speed Skating Club prospect Eve McInerney will represent Great Britain at the Flanders Grand Prix International Roller Speed Skating event in Belgium next month.

McInerney has had a successful year at both the indoor and outdoor British Championships where she won gold at both events to become British Champion in the relay races.

She started skating aged two and has been skating competitively since the age of eight.

The McInerney family are no strangers to success with the club - Eve’s father Mike became European Champion at 18 as well as British Champion several times. He holds the British title for the men’s relay and finished in the top 20 in the Masters category in the World Championships earlier this year.

Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters have members ranging from aged six to 65, with many skating competitively.

The club welcomes new skaters. They train on Saturday evenings at Skaters roller skating rink in Walpole Highway. Contact the rink on 01945 882048 or go to www.wisbechskaters.co.uk for more information.

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