Mike McInerney, red, on his way to a bronze medal in a hard-fought senior men’s race.Picture: Matt Buckler.

SPEED SKATING: West Norfolk speed skaters picked up a fistful of medals at the British Marathon Championships at Gravesend Cyclopark.

Arthur Buckler led the way for Walpole Highway-based Wisbech Speed Skaters, winning a gold medal in the 3,000 metres event.

Following a successful 2017 season, Buckler was presented with a trophy for becoming overall British Champion for the indoor, outdoor and marathon championships in the mini boys category.

It has been an amazing achievement of which the whole club are proud.

Coach Mike McInerney finished with a bronze medal in the senior men’s category after a hard-fought race and Flynn McGurk took silver in the cadet boys half marathon of 13 miles, against tough competition but remained strong throughout.

James Eve won the silver medal in the scholar boys 10,000m race.

The team were joined by Warren Eve in the half marathon and Graham Freear in the masters full marathon, who both successfully completed their races.

The club have one final race in October in Birmingham to finish off the outdoor season.

Concentration then switches to the indoor season for 2018.

Anyone wanting to see the team in action or thinking of having a go at the sport is welcome to visit their training venue, Skaters Roller Rink in Walpole Highway, every Saturday from 5pm.

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