Eve McInerney leads the pack at Birmingham.Picture: Jo Tidman.

SPEED SKATING: West Norfolk’s speed skating club returned from the British Inline Championships with results to be proud of.

Walpole Highway-based Skaters Wisbech faced difficult weather conditions and tough competition but worked hard to impress.

Team coach and former European champion Mike McInerney completed the Masters 5,000 metre points race in first position to be crowned British Champion.

He also broke the British record finishing in 8 mins 59 secs and said: “Anything under nine minutes is good, especially when you’re out in front on your own with no-one to help!”

His success didn’t stop there. He also broke the record in the Masters 1000m to become national champion at that distance and also came first in both the 500m and Masters relay race with race partner Graham Freear.

Flynn McGurk took silver in the 10-12 year age category and Eve McInerney followed suit with another silver in the 13-15 category.

More silver medals were won by Eve McInerney in the 500m, 1000m and 3000m elimination races and Flynn McGurk in the 500m and 2000m points race.

Bronze medallists were Oli Johnson, 1000m; and Flynn McGurk, 3000m elimination with McGurk, Dylan Taylor and Warren Eve third in the pupil boys relay race.