Trio toast title triumph

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Wisbech Wheelers riders stole the show in the East District 50-mile Championships near Besthorpe organised by Godrick CC on Sunday.

Veteran Paul Ashby took the men’s title with a time of 1.48.35. Becky Taylor was top lady in her first outing at the distance in 2.06.58 and junior Andy Bean, also a first time 50 miler, took the junior title in 2.11.02.

Senior Mike MacInerney put in a 25 mph plus performance with 1.58.30, and following were veterans Andrew Ward 2.06.49 and Adrian Whiting 2.13.11. The day before, lady vet Denese Hallahan travelled to the Hinckley CRC 10-mile promotion. Her time of 28.46 was a strong ride in windy conditions.

The last of three 15-milers in the Wisbech evening series was also run off hard conditions with seven and a half miles of headwind on the return leg. Stuart Emmett managed to chip a second off his previous week’s time with 36.26.

Results, Tue, June 21, 15 miles: Ladies – T Baldwin (vet) 42.14, D Hallahan (vet) 47.42. Men – P Ashby (vet) 33.12, M MacInerney 35.41, D Jakeman 35.45, S Emmett 36.26, J McRann (KLCC) 37.43, D McClure 38.01, A Ward (vet) 38.19, M Cherry 38.40, A Bean (jun) 39.29, A Jenkins 39.39, C Murley (vet) 39.42, A Whiting (vet) 40.53, P Baldwin (vet) 41.15, M Thompson 45.41, P Nobbs 46.20, M Bean (vet) 46.22.