SPEED SKATING: A West Norfolk sports club is celebrating topping a successful year with a prestigious award.
Walpole Highway-based Wisbech Inline Speed Skaters have been named Community Club of the Year at the regional Living Sport Sports Awards.
They shared the award with the Three Counties Running Club at the glittering event, which recognises and celebrates the achievements of talented sportsmen and women, coaches, volunteers, organisations and clubs from across the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire area.
The speed skaters award comes after an eventful 2019, which saw the club travel around the UK to compete in events from Birmingham to Bath and as far south as Kent, along with trips across to Spain, Germany and The Netherlands to represent Team GB as well as the club.
Team members brought home a massive haul of 109 British Championship medals, 49 British Championship titles, six British records, 53 club race wins and had 11 British champions in the shape of Leah Barker, Arthur Buckler, Flynn McGurk, Eve McInerney, Lucy McInerney, Kayleigh Rye, David Billington, Mike McInerney, Luke Frary, Taylor Barker and James Garwell.
Team coach Glen Brown was joined on stage by former European champion, Mike McInerney and club media representative Jo Tidman to collect the award.
Brown praised the club, saying it was “a great sport with great people” and continues to grow with “members ages ranging from five to 65”.
Club secretary Amanda McGurk said: “We didn’t expect to win the award, just being nominated was a lovely achievement in itself. The win reflects the hard work everyone has put in this year.”
The club are in action at Skaters Roller Rink on Saturdays, 5pm-7pm or, for more information, visit the website www.wisbech