It’s Wells done for Adrian in the PACTRAC race at Oundle
ADRIAN Wells won the second race of the PACTRAC Mini-Series at Oundle in only his second outing in the event.
Wells, fourth in the opener two weeks earlier, improved his times in all three disciplines to knock 75 seconds off his personal best.
Stewart Moore led at the end of the 400 yards swim, storming to a time of 4.27 to lead by nine seconds from Jon Ratcliffe. Wells was a further 49 seconds down, holding a 10 seconds advantage over Jaap Flikweert who led the chasing group.
Wells hit the front on the 10-mile bike stage only to be caught by Flikweert and twice series champion Dave Allsop.
The trio were close together coming off the bike and had more than a minute’s lead over Chris Brennan in fourth going into the 3.5-mile run.
Flikweert is still recovering from an Achilles injury so took it easy on the run, allowing Allsop to briefly lead early into the run.
But Wells then blasted into the lead and made the race his own, crossing the line a minute-and-a-half clear of Allsop with Brennan third.
Roz Giles was just inside the hour to finish first woman while Gary Eames broke 60 minutes for the first time.
The series trophy is awarded on a points basis with the top 10 in each race receiving 10 points down to one, and the best five results to count. Christophe DeMoulin has an early lead with 19 points, thanks to winning the novice race a week earlier.
PACTRAC stage a 5k run in conjunction with the Oundle Carnival on Saturday afternoon - see www.
oundlecarnival.co.uk for an entry form.