Newmarket Cycling and Triathlon Club celebrates another year to remember
Newmarket Cycling and Triathlon Club celebrated another successful year with its annual presentation evening last week.
The club, which was established in 1934, has around 150 members of all ages and abilities, from novices to elite athletes who represent the UK at world class amateur level.
There was a number of key achievements throughout 2019, including John Beardsworth winning the East of England Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships and the East of England Triathlon Regional League for Senior Males.
Angela Girgis had four top 10 finishes, with three at half ironman distance and the fourth at ironman. Jane Patterson-Todd was the winner of the Kenyan Kilifi Gold Triathlon Women’s Sprint and came 11th in the Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne in her category.
Charlie Payne won the Maglio Rosso Summer Series Cyclo Cross CX1 U12 Boys event, while Gordon Irvine came sixth in the European Duathlon Championships in his age category.
Rob Speers, Andy Hammond, Derek Gallagher, Nicola Lynch and Andy Bathe all qualified for the UCI Grand Fondo World Finals in Poland.
Meanwhile, Kerry Tate was the winner of the Norwich ABC 10m TT, the Diss and District 25m TT, the St. Ives 10m TT and the NABC 10m TT and Matt Short came fourth in the C2C 150m challenge.
Club chair David Cheshire said: “It has been a great year for our members, with many achieving a variety of personal bests. Looking to 2020 we are very excited to be hosting our spring triathlon and duathlon on May 17 and our time trials begin on March 8.”
NCTC 2019 award winners:
Jordan Black TT League Men’s 1st
ohn Beardsworth - TT Men’s 2nd
David Halliday - TT League Men’s 3rd
Jackie Henley - TT League Ladies’ 1st
Sara Brown - TT League Ladies’ 2nd
Jo Bouttell - TT League Ladies’ 3rd
Kerry Tate - TT Most Improved Rider
Liam Tighe - TT Handicap “10”
TT Young Achiever of the Year - Liam Tighe
TT Hill Climber - Rob Speers
Andy Bathe - Road Racing Male
Nicola Lynch - Road Racing Female
Andy Bathe - Road Race Champion
Mark Gibbs - Cyclo Cross Champion
John Beardsworth - Triathlon Male Senior Champion
Gordon Irvine - Triathlon Male Veteran Champion
Glenn Fruish - Triathlon Male Super Veteran Champion
Sarah Osbourn - Triathlon Female Senior Champion
Angela Girgis - Triathlon Female Veteran Champion
Jane Patterson-Todd - Triathlon Female Super Veteran Champion
Jane Patterson-Todd - Triathlon Points Winner
Amgela Girgis - Ironman of the Year
Charlie Payne - Schoolboy Champion
David Cheshire - Clubman of the Year