We are delighted to announce that the club has won the UK club of the year award for 2018, meaning that the title of the best triathlon club in the UK has been held by us for 4 years running. A big thank you to everyone who voted for us in the 220Triathlon magazine awards. It means a lot for the committee, coaches and volunteers who make the club the success that it is.
We had a fantastic event a the weekend celebrating all that has been good about 2018. Many drinks consumed and many laughs had and a big thank you to pro triathlete Sam Dickinson for handing out our trophies!. Here is a list of our winners.
Tickets NOW available for the end of year party! Not to be missed – £22.50 gets you a welcome drink, meal and a good time! Places limited so get them TODAY! https://lbt.org.uk/event/end-of-season-party-and-awards-night/ Also don’t forget the first round of nominations for the club awards! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LRJMTGC?fbclid
A big thank you to everyone who made yesterdays event such a big success including mother nature who excelled herself once again bathing Yorkshire in sunshine. You can find the results from the 2018 event HERE. See you all next year when hopefully we will be back to being a triathlon again!
Unfortunately this year our annual event the Ilkley Triathlon has fallen foul to over running building work at the Ilkley Lido. So instead this year we are running the event as a duathlon. Start times have been released and are available on the link below. Ilkley Duathlon 2018 Start Times
Unfortunately due to an unforeseen problem at the Brownlee Centre this weekend the track is closed and all bookings have had to be cancelled. This affect our junior session on Saturday which moves to the Richard Dunne Centre, however the Duathlon has had to be cancelled. We are sorry for the late notice but the issue is out of our control.
This weekend saw the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds event take place in Roundhay park and the centre of Leeds over the weekend. Of course there was a huge number of our members taking part in all of the events from the junior, youth and Go Tri events on Saturday to the Sprint & standard on Sunday. After the age group races it was time to sit back and watch the pros show everyone how its done. The plaudits have come in for the way the city came out to support all the athletes – we’ll happily take a small piece of credit for that!
The club features in an article about what makes the location we are lucky to live in, so great for triathlon! Come and get involved. You can read it here. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/why-leeds-is-a-world-class-location-for-triathlon-and-how-to-get-involved-1-9194372
At the club we are always trying to help our members improve. We’ve identified more and more members who need some pointers as they start to learn the basics of swimming front crawl. Whilst we cannot teach our members how to swim (this is a specialist role and we have coaches within the club who can offer this service) those that can just about manage 200m will benefit from our newly introduced sessions dedicated just for them. They will be at 8:15 after the main set on Wednesday night at the Chippendale pool, and lane 1 of the Grammar School session, 7-8pm on Friday nights. Of course all our sessions are still offer something for everyone and we still have our Wednesday morning 1hr and 30 minute session for our ‘fast’ members at the John Charles Centre for Sport. Swimmers here must be able to complete 400m in under 8 minutes.
On Sunday LBT hosted the junior aquathlon at the Edge sports facility based within the grounds of Leeds University. The weather was spectacular and the junior and youths athletes all enjoyed racing over various distances according to age. 350 kids took part in the event which is part of the Yorkshire Junior Triathlon series. Results for the aquathlon are now available here http://my4.raceresult.com/98462/results?lang=en If you took part or attended can you spare a couple of minutes to complete our feedback form that will help us make next years event even better. https://goo.gl/forms/q8buxBzzdrqtIDv42 You can respond anonymously or attribute your comments. Finally thanks to our team of over 40 volunteers, the team at the Edge Pool, parents, cake bakers, Cannonball Race Timing Services, athletes and our event sponsors, Yorkshire Runner and Switalskis Solicitors. Tim Mark & Steve.