Busy month brings yet more success for wonderful Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters

The Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters. Photos: Jo Tidman

The Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters. Photos: Jo Tidman - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters had double cause for celebration after scooping a host of medals at two recent national competitions.

The club first travelled to Birmingham to go head-to-head with other top skaters at the city’s Wheels skate track, and six-year-old Arthur Buckler did his club proud by speeding to success to lift the prestigious Danny Kelly Trophy in the Inter Category Knockout race.

Arthur faced stiff competition from other skaters much older than him, but the youngster produced a skilled performance to ensure that the coveted trophy would return to Wisbech for another year.

The day also proved to be a dramatic one for the Wisbech club, after experienced racer, Mike McInerney, suffered a rare crash.

However, the club coach recovered to seal a podium place alongside Flynn McGurk, Eve McInerney, Oli Johnson and Arthur Buckler in their respective races.

The club looked to carry their momentum into their next event; an outdoor race at Tatem Park in London.

McInerney brushed off the effects of his crash the week before and found himself on the podium for a second consecutive week – this time in second – after a hard-fought 5,000m points race in the over 16s category.

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Winners of the day were James Eve, who took first overall in category five during his rookie year of competition, along with Flynn McGurk taking first place overall in category four.

Dylan Taylor joined Flynn on the podium for his third place finish. Oli Johnson took second place in category three with Flynn bringing the last trophy home for a second place in his age category race.

The team at both events were also joined by members Nathan Steel, Jo Tidman and Warren Eve.

McInerney concluded a hectic month for the club by representing Great Britain in the European Masters Marathon, where he finished in a respectable 19th place.

After a busy month of racing, the team is now focussing their training on the British Outdoor Championships, which begin next month.