Slip­stream­ers cel­e­brate na­tion­wide suc­cess


Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

HILLING­DON Slip­stream­ers have more than one rea­son to cel­e­brate after mul­ti­ple achieve­ments around the coun­try.

Young­ster Sam Hen­ning bril­liantly pre­vailed ahead of a 180-strong field to claim vic­tory in the fi­nal of the GHS School Time Tri­als to win the 10-mile event.

Hen­ning, who had pre­vi­ously been a cross coun­try run­ner be­fore bad in­juries forced him to stop train­ing, joined Slip­stream­ers ear­lier this year and only started cy­cling com­pet­i­tively three months ago.

Else­where, three Slip­stream­ers were part of the cen­tral team that dras­ti­cally im­proved on last year’s show­ing by claim­ing sil­ver medals in the In­ter-Re­gional Road Cham­pi­onships in Il­ford, Es­sex.

Har­row’s Har­riet Mel­lor and Hare­field’s Carl Jolly were se­lected along­side Charles Page to rep­re­sent the team over three days of hard rac­ing.

Jolly and Page fin­ished in 25th and 28th place re­spec­tively in the men’s event while Mel­lor se­cured a 13th place fin­ish in the fe­male com­pe­ti­tion to help their team to sec­ond spot over­all.

The club, based in Hayes, prides it­self in de­vel­op­ing youth cy­clists of ages 16 and un­der and has gone from strength to strength since its found­ing in 1998.

n EF­FORT: Hilling­don Slip­stream­ers’ Charles Page and Carl Jolly in ac­tion; (be­low) the medal-win­ning cen­tral team

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