Open Water Swimming update

Lots of people asking at the moment when does open water swimming start. Well the answer is normally about the second week in May, but we can’t put an exact date on it as it depends on the water temperature. Despite those two days of hot sunshine we’ve had a long cold winter and this chilly snap isn’t helping! We’ll be checking the lake every few days and email all members when we are ready to go!

Ilkley Triathlon – Date for entry & new website!

Applications for the Ilkley Triathlon will open on the 1st of May at 6am so set your alarm clock! The event sells out in hours (4 hours last year) so don’t delay. There is a brand new dedicated website now for the event www.ilkleytriathlon.co.uk This has all the information about the race. Good Luck!  

And we’re off!

At the weekend we had the season opening Skipton triathlon and a good number of LBT athletes took part. We also held a transition skills training session at the Brownlee Track and the parkrun league returned on Saturday with a  visit to Nostell Priory parkrun! One week in and its already a busy one! We’ll be checking the lake temperature this week as Open Water swimming season approaches – the exceptionally cold winter means it’s been lower than previous years at the same time. We’ll update.

Open Water Swimming Q & A tonight for members!

Open water swimming is just around the corner! Tonight we are hosting our pre-season Q&A for new members at the The Horse And Farrier in Otley. We will also be sorting volunteers and the rota for those more experienced members. You get chips and sandwiches too so no excuse not to come along! See you there!