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Wisbech Wheelers' Mat McClure at Tallington Lakes bags Olympic distance triathlon victory


By Pete Woodhouse


Although Wisbech Wheelers did not field many competitors this week, those that did make the effort produced impressive results.

On Saturday top Wisbech rider and triathlete, Mat McClure travelled to Tallington Lakes to race the Olympic distance triathlon which includes a 29-mile cycle section where his 1 hr 14 mins was fastest and powered him to the overall victory in 2 hrs 20 mins.

This time, although slower than his usual efforts, was over a slightly longer course with a very technical bike section very different from normal TT dragstrips.

Top Wisbech rider and triathlete, Mat McClure. (11635165)
Top Wisbech rider and triathlete, Mat McClure. (11635165)

The criteria could also be applied to top lady vet, Becky Taylor who took the East District 50-mile Championships on Sunday near Bungay.

Her 2.02.50 was way off her club record time but over the slow, strength sapping 50-mile route this time was also a ladies course record.

There were only four 'oldsters' racing on the previous Tuesday evening, 50+ Andrew Ward was quickest, while 60+ John Bates was next in and Pete Baldwin managed third.

Martin Gordon, who has only just started racing in his 60’s, sliced more than two minutes from his previous best.

Results Mon, May 27, Stowmarket & Dist Open ‘10’: J Talbot (40+) 22.59, D Hallahan (60+ lady) 30.35.

Tue, May 28, Wisbech Club ‘10’: A Ward (50+) 24.20, J Bates (60+) 25.37, P Baldwin (70+) 27.45, M Gordon (60+) 31.21.

Sat, June 1, Anglia Velo Open ‘10’: D Hallahan (60+ lady) 30.54

Sun, June 2, East District 50 mile Championships: B Taylor (40+ lady) 2.02.50 (new ladies course record and ladies champion).



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