Wheelers’ joy as Joyce again makes her mark at triathlon

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This weeks report starts with Triathlon, as Joyce Mark wins her fourth consecutive European sprint triathlon title.

Joyce put in a very strong swim in the first leg and followed that up with quick times in the bike and run sections to take the win in Geneva by more than two minutes, a fantastic result on its own, but four in a row is really something quite special.

The previous evening saw the club hold its 15 mile championship on the Sinclairs Hill course. It was a case of déjà vu as Andrew Scorey took the title followed by Dom Blythe, in yet another PB, and Doug Robertson in third, exactly the same result as the 25 champs two weeks earlier.

In the ladies event, with Joyce away at the European champs, there was a chance for a new champion. Wanda Field promptly took her first club title with Alsion Kerr in second and Emma Jones third. Doug Robertson also took the veterans standard award.

At the weekend Andrew Scorey made his return to road racing after his bad crash a few weeks ago.

At the Stockton Riverside criterium Andrew was part of an eight man breakaway that made it all the way to the finish in the main event of the day, he took fourth place in the sprint to the line, not bad for his first race back.

This week sees a change to the advertised club time trial programme with road works causing the ‘hilly champs’ to be postponed till later in August. The riders will instead race over 15 miles with a 6.30 meet on Thursday at Hutton crossroads for a 7pm race.

Club 15 Champs results: A Scorey 34.51, D Blythe 36.02 PB, D Robertson 36.38, N Wilson 38.09, A Beeke 39.46, J Blythe 41.06, P Blythe 41.07, N Cruikshanks 41.21, W Field L 42.03, I Russell 43.19  PB, A Kerr L 45.31, I Forsyth 46.33, E Jones L 48.22 PB, L Sinton L 50.20, Jami Blythe L   53.56 PB.