Tri this! Scott succeeds in his Beaver challenge

Boston Wheelers line-up before their Butterfly Hospice fundraiser. d0R-yEpCFer6rMSnO-9N
Boston Wheelers line-up before their Butterfly Hospice fundraiser. d0R-yEpCFer6rMSnO-9N

Boston Wheelers rider Scott Francis has continued his preparations for his first Ironman Triathlon by competing in the Middle Distance Belvoir Castle Beaver Triathlon.

This event constitutes a 1.9km swim in open water, 75km bike ride and a 20km run.

Scott came 135th out of 311 finishers with times of 37 mins (swim), 2 hrs 35 mins (bike) and 1 hr 48 mins (run).

Four road racing members of the Wheelers took on the LRRA 10-mile Time Trial championship. The fastest member was Earl Taylor, who again showed the form he had last year with a personal best 22 mins 11 secs for 16th place.

Darren Smith recorded a PB of 22 mins 50 secs for 26th while Dan Carr finished in 24 mins 30 secs and Simon Plaice clocked 25 mins 30 secs.

The second round of the club’s 10-mile TT League took place between heavy showers last Tuesday evening.

However, the rain did not deter the riders, with most finishing in times faster than they recorded on week one.

Earl Taylor remains the man to beat with a time of 23 mins 25 secs.

Darren Smith was second in 24 mins 03 secs.

Other times were: Nick Chapman 24-51, Martin White 24-57, Simon Plaice 25-45, Nick Millward 25-47, Dan Carr 26-19, Jon Self 28-07, Julie Ellis 28-33, Paul Winrow 28-38, Pete Flint 29-13, Leigh Burgess 31-02, Stuart Burgess 31-05, Jen Carr 34-49, Helen Bartholomew 35-23, Vicky Plaice 36-36.

Boston Wheelers was well represented at the Witham Wheelers’ youth races last Wednesday evening.

Competing for the boys were Louis and Harry Self, Sam Trotter and Thomas Smith, while Jael Maw represented the girls.

There were four races throughout the evening around the twisty Fulbeck circuit, starting with a one-lap race, followed by two-lap, three-lap and handicap events.

Thomas came second in his one-lap race and first in the following two and three-lap races, securing the gold medal in the under 10s.

Sam claimed first place over one lap and took silver overall.

Harry and Louis raced hard with both finishing well up in the field while Jael was third in the one-lap race then sixth, fifth and fourth in the girls’ races.

A group of Boston Wheelers members also took part in the Butterfly Hospice’s annual 67-mile ride to Lincoln and back along the river bank.