Busy Weekend of Racing

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It’s been a busy weekend for Wheelers. As well as the cyclo cross opener, Wheelers have been represented in MTB Enduro, Time Trials, half and full Ironman.

Four Wheelers (pictured) rode in the Solo event at the Shouldham Six Hour Mountain Bike Enduro on Sunday. Held within the forest of Shouldham Warren between Kings Lynn and Downham Market, the race consisted of multiple laps of a 5.5 mile flowing single track riding. Riding conditions were near perfect with a compact dry line. First Wheeler home was Paul Watson in a creditable 9th position, completing 12 laps. Malcolm Macfarlane claimed 15th, Ray Reeves 22nd and Chris Hinitt 32nd.

On Saturday three members rode in the Norwich ABC 10 mile time trial from Wortwell to Bungay and back. Paul Rooke 21.48, David Young 25.48 and Charlie Knowler 27.40. The winning time was a 19.56 from Harley Mathews from DAP CC. At the Breckland CC 50 on the 2nd September James Woods, in his first ever 50 mile TT, posted a time of 1:57:39. That gave him a 1:20:49 handicap time and a debut win.

Hannah McInroy-Naylor swam/biked/ran the Vitruvian Half-Ironman  at Rutland Water in 5:02:30, finishing 22nd female from 156 finishers.

Matt Shingleton completed his second Ironman in as many months at Ironman Wales. Matt finished in 11:23:49 despite very tough conditions with 40 mph winds and rain on what was already a very demanding hilly course.

In other news, Tony Harvey becomes the latest Wheeler to be added to the club’s Lands End – John O’Groats roll of honour after completing the ride over 14 days in August.

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