There was close competition for the Wolsey Road Club Pat Pepper Trophy with visitor Amy Pritchard (Giant Camden) covering the 25 miles in 1:03:00, just 13 seconds faster that 2015 winner Verity Smith (Stowmarket & District CC).
She may have missed out on the overall title but Ipswich ski star Alexa Elliff signalled a job well done after departing the Delancey British Children’s Championships with two medals to her name last week.
There was a dramatic finish in this Suffolk derby with three late goals in a feisty affair that saw referee George Laflin produce eight yellow cards and dismiss Leiston boss Glen Driver from the dug-out.
The Iron’s slim hopes of avoiding relegation were dealt a severe blow at Plainmoor when they conceded two second half goals during which time the home side, also fighting relegation, showed far more grit, determination and commitment than the visitors.
As the field in the Fast-Test Road Race attacked the hill at Willisham Tye for the last time it looked as if Kenninghall rider Tom Fitzpatrick might win it - despite having had only four weeks to recover from breaking his arm in the Jock Wadley race at Colchester.
Ipswich are sending a junior girls’ team to the National Final Four for the first time in over 20 years after Esther Little’s 26 points powered Coach Amy Linton’s Under-16 Girls past Surrey Goldhawks in a raucous Copleston Sports Centre on Sunday.