Huge congratulations to all the juniors and youths who took part in our annual junior aquathlon held at Leeds University. The kids completed a swim in the pool followed by run laps and lots of smiles were had. Here are the results from the day:- https://my.raceresult.com/202464/results
We have now started our open water swimming sessions at the lovely Weston Water in Otley. Members and the guests of members can now enjoy twice weekly swimming on Tuesdays and Saturdays right through the season. Membership is still open if you’d like to join us.
This always sells out, our super friendly, super welcoming and suitable for all abilities Triathlon based at the indoor pool at the Ilkley Lido is now available for individual entries or why not grab some friends and enter as a relay. www.ilkleytriathlon.co.uk
At the weekend our parkrun league visited the third event of this years league at Woodhouse Moor parkrun, following our previous trips to Otley Chevin and Roberts park in Saltaire. We had a great time and went for a slap-up breakfast afterwards. Our next fixture is at Cliffe Castle, Keighley on the 9th of April, why not join us? You can see the latest league table here.
Our club website has had a major overhaul. We have brand new pages that outline our Swim, Bike, Run offerings. Each section includes an introduction to the various things we do such as pool swimming, Time Trials, parkrun League, and yoga. There’s also a dedicated page that goes into detail about Open Water Swimming. This should be a great place for new members to get a better understanding of what’s available from LBT. Every other page has been reviewed and updated. Highlights of the changes include: ● Clearer options within ‘Training & Events’ ● Calendar updated to include all upcoming events ● Social media feeds are now working & displayed on the Homepage. ● Direct links to our club kit suppliers and bike box hire. ● Footer links to our Constitution and our Welfare, Equality and Clean Sport policies. ● Links to LBT Junior Aquathlon and Ilkley Tri from the menus. If you have any feedback or suggestions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date:- Saturday, May the 21st at 3pm After a covid break, we are delighted that all the young budding triathletes in our region can have a go at our popular aquathlon. All ages from 8+ and all abilities from those doing their first-ever event to seasoned regional competitors can race at the wonderful facility of the Edge within the University of Leeds campus. Click on the junior section above to find out more and register your child!
We are pleased to announce that the club after working very hard behind the scenes have released the schedule for Winter with swim, yoga, run, bike and strength and conditioning sessions throughout the week. Click on the regular schedule to find out more and upcoming events to book! Clubs google calendar is here:- https://tinyurl.com/LBTevents
We are delighted to announce that the Ilkley Triathlon will be open for registrations on the 1st of June. Act fast this award winning event always sells out within hours and will again – book your spot for the 19th of September! http://ilkleytriathlon.co.uk
The club is pleased to announce that as Government restrictions are eased and racing and training can start to resume, we have arranged a number of time trials for members through the summer starting next month. These are open to all abilities and any type of bicycle as long as it is roadworthy! A great way to test the lockdown legs or sharpen up for those races. 10 mile TT – Sunday 11th April 10am – V212 Boroughbridge 10 mile TT – Sunday 9th May 10am – V212 Boroughbridge 10 mile TT – Thursday 17th June 10am – V212 Boroughbridge Hill Climb – Thursday 14th July – Norwood Edge They are now available to book online, on the club website here for just £5 each. https://lbt.org.uk/upcoming-events/
I am sure you will have seen the news about a further restriction on numbers of people gathering socially. British Triathlon have confirmed that swim, bike and run activity and events in England are exempt from the new guidelines. Activity and events can continue to operate provided they are Covid Secure and delivered in accordance with our guidance: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/return-to-play We pleased to say we will shortly be starting up limited face to face sessions gradually, following the period of lockdown and government restrictions. However there will be a new system in place for attending sessions. All members must book, and pay for in advance via the website. There will be no option to turn up and pay cash or card as before just right now. This is the system which will ensure we are able to return to training as safely as possible. Please note section 1 is a mandatory part of the process. Members who have not filled out and returned the form will not be able to attend any sessions until they have done this. You only have to do this once. If you continue to book a session and have not returned the form you will not receive a refund. This is what you will need to do:- Complete and send back the “Return to training” document. This is a one off task and you must send a hardcopy wet signed by yourself. The document is available via this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yH_6v2ttb2fEOyM74ZJN4I05zUgrtC3z/view?usp=sharing (if anyone has an issue printing this off please email the communications officer) Book online via the website, completing the fit to train questions on the booking form prior to adding it to your cart, and completing payment. These questions are mandatory and you’ll not be able to continue with your booking if you have not answered them. Receive an email 24hrs prior to the session confirming your attendance. Enjoy the session! Whilst following all the guidelines and instructions to ensure the session is safe for all. As soon as sessions become available on the website we will inform members via email and social media channels.