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Wisbech Inline Speed Skating Club bag trophy at first home race since start of pandemic

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Wisbech Inline Speed Skating Club competed at their first home race at the rink at Walpole Highway since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In category one, Mike McInerney took third place on the podium while Arthur Buckler, Lucy and Eve McInerney took sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

In category two Taylor Barker finished in fifth place overall. He was followed closely by Kayleigh Rye, with Luke Frary able to grab a podium position and finish in third.

Wisbech Inline Skating Club are back in action (53058288)
Wisbech Inline Skating Club are back in action (53058288)

Category three seen Kirby Barker win his sprint race, and he finished fourth overall to miss out on a podium spot by just one point. Leah Barker finished in seventh.

In the novice races, Wisbech newcomer Danni Stafford-Allen had a superb day with two thirds and a second place finish at what was her first ever race meeting.

In the Mike McInerney Trophy 25-lap race, Kirby and Leah Barker did all the work at the front with Kirby taking first place and Leah finishing third. They were split by a skater from Birmingham Wheels team.

The Hugh Doggett Trophy, which is a 50-lap mass start race, had over 20 competitors fighting it out on the tight course. Arthur Buckler put in a determined effort to finish in fourth, hot on the heels of third place, with Mike McInerney claiming victory and bringing the Doggett trophy back to the Wisbech Club.

The Trophies were presented by Philip Doubleday, who was a professional ice skating champion in the 1960s and 1980s.

The team will be competing next at the British Indoor Championship at Skaters Rink on November 27.

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