Grainne Neary was the most impressive of the home performers at the Newmarket Cycling and Triathlon Club’s Autumn event on Sunday.
Neary completed the triathlon, which consisted of a 300m indoor swim, a 22km bike ride and a concluding 4km run, in a time of one hour, four minutes and 56 seconds.
It was a result that secured second spot in the overall women’s race, with some 50 seconds between her and the eventual winner Charlotte Smith.
Laura Hicks, who is a member of the West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club based in Bury St Edmunds, came third courtesy of her time of 1:04:59.
Ely Tri Club’s Adam Wells clocked a time of 55:58, which was enough to nail down third position in the men’s overall section.
Lee Smith (54:47) of Diss Cycling Club took the top honours in that particular category, while 55:38 from Cambridge Triathlon Club’s Ben Redman secured the runner-up spot.
The highest ranked Newmarket male was Eugene Husband, who finished in fourth position in 57:21 — two minutes and 24 seconds adrift of champion Smith.
A number of Newmarket CTC members also won their respective age group events — they included Owen Wilson, Maxine Lane, Allison Stewart and Husband.
Hayden Marsh and Katie Godfrey won the CB8 competition (open to all entrants that have a Newmarket postcode) for men and women respectively, with youngster Charlie Holt recording an impressive 58:57 in the Under-19 segment of the competition.
Holt’s time also saw him finish as the eighth fastest male on the circuit and the quickest junior by a margin of almost 10 minutes.