Virtual Sprint Duathlon for May!

The LBT Virtual Sprint Duathlon – May 2020 is now live!! 5km Run, 20km Bike, 2.5km Run: anytime, anywhere. Rules: 1 – Road, trail, treadmill or turbo. 2 – Run 1 & Bike to start & finish at the same transition but Run 2 can finish anywhere. 3 – Time your full event including transitions 4 – To be completed before midnight Sunday 31st May. 5 – Enter as many times as you like, fastest time to count. Times: Please post your overall time and activity splits, including transitions on the facebook thread which is pinned in the group page. We know Strava isn’t very good at ‘multi-sport (Garmin is better) so: – Any screen shots, photos of your watch etc will do. – Please indicate if you used a turbo or treadmill. – Plus your age and gender. If you are not on facebook reply via email to communications.officer@lbt.org.uk Results – Age group categories for the results – Bonus kudos for photos of you in action in your LBT kit. If you enjoy the competition we’ll go again in June and can refine things if needed. ************************ VERY IMPORTANT Please be safe for everyone and take no unnecessary risks. This is just a bit of fun and exercise. Please please run/ride individually and keep your distance from other people at all times. Plan your route to make sure you are social distancing. Stop to avoid people if you have to and wait. Be particularly aware when you are out on your bike. Many drivers and pedestrians seem to have forgotten that cyclists exist. **If anyone has any concerns surrounding this please drop me a personal message.**

Club Position in regards to open water swimming

As a result of the Governments recent revision of lockdown, press reports and speculation on social media; it seems appropriate to state the club’s position in respect of Open Water Swimming. Having reviewed Government, British Triathlon and other governing body guidance; along with the current position our partner organisations have adopted. We will not be starting Open Water Swimming, now or in the foreseeable future. As a committee we appreciate that you will find this hugely disappointing and be assured it is not a decision we have taken lightly, however at this time it would not be feasible or safe for those participating or running these sessions within current guidelines. We will continue to review the situation as and when new guidance and information is issued. The lake at Otley is not available for members to use independently, and should members choose to make their own arrangements and go ‘wild swimming’ we would urge you to act in a socially responsible manner and consider the implications of your actions. Many of us would regard ourselves as experienced open water swimmers, but that does not make us immune from getting into difficulty. If this were to happen you would be putting other people at risk and require the support of the emergency services at a time when they are already at their operational limit. These are frustrating times for everyone, but now is the time for us to all act selflessly and not selfishly. Take care and stay safe The LBT Committee