Strength & Conditioning
Strength and conditioning is becoming a necessity to perform well in sport. The primary objective is to improve performance but there are many other benefits.
These include injury prevention, increased bone density, increased mobility, improved posture and can also boost the metabolism. All exercises can be individualised so all participants get the best possible benefit.
Coach Ady Stott leads a Strength & Conditioning session every Monday evening at Explosive Fit (Cape Mills Ind. Est, Coal Hill Lane, Farsley, LS28 5NA). You can just turn up and pay at the door.
Check the Leeds and Bradford Tri Club Members Group (private) for the latest updates.
Yoga for Athletes
Yoga will help the triathletes to recover better, get better posture, decrease stress and get better at staying focused in everyday situations and training. Yoga is a great supplement to get arid of small niggles and injuries.
We don’t hold specific sessions for LBT members but the club has worked with Kirsten Steffenson, from The Sports Ashram, for many years. Kirsten hosts sessions at Quakers Meeting House in Adel and also via Zoom.
Visit The Sports Ashram website for all the details.
We hold our monthly winter Club Duathlons at The Brownlee Centre. The run-bike-run event is a 4.5km run on the track and the surrounding grounds, the 10km cycle is entirely on track, with a final 1.5km run on the grounds to finish.
These are very low key, relaxed and perfect training sessions for either complete beginners or for experienced athletes who wish to keep sharp in the winter months. Novices and guests of other clubs are very welcome.
Keep your eye on the Calendar, Facebook and LBT emails to find out when the next duathlons are.
Each year we hold Club Championships to find our ‘best’ Male & Female athletes in for the following triathlon distances:
- Standard (Olympic)
- Middle (Half-iron, 70.3)
- Iron Distance
We nominate a specific event for all bar the Iron distance, so it’s a head-to-head competition. For the Iron distance we use results from any race that season and take the fastest times.
National Club Relays
Known more for socialising than racing, the ‘Relays’ has been THE triathlon event for getting together with friends and team mates for over 30 years. Teams of four athletes will swim, bike, run, tag, chat, sweat, eat, drink and be generally merry!
This all takes place at the National Water Sports Centre, in Nottingham on the August Bank Holiday weekend. We normally enter multiple teams and many members camp overnight then join us for a barbeque once all the racing is done.
For more information about the event visit The Tri Society website.
The Ilkley Triathlon is our club-run sprint-distance event held every year since 1992 (apart from 2020), making it one of the longest running triathlon events held in the UK. It has a reputation for being a friendly race, ideal for novices and first-timers, with great support all the way around the course.
However, the course is still a challenge for more experienced athletes. A testament to its popularity is that it has won the UK “Race of the Year” on multiple occasions. It’s normally held on the 2nd or 3rd or 4th weekend of September so is one of the final races of the season.
We are renowned for having the most friendly, approachable & encouraging marshals & volunteers who make our award winning event run safely and smoothly. Club members make up our volunteer team for some part or all of the day. Many club members also compete in the event and also help out either before or after their race.
If you are new to the club or have not volunteered before, it’s a good way of meeting others and doing your bit for your club.
LBT Junior Aquathlon
Each May we host the LBT Junior Aquathlon which is open to triathletes aged 8 to 18 and of all abilities. This popular event is a previous winner of ‘Yorkshire Children’s Event of the Year’ and sells out very quickly.
Around 300 young triathletes swim in the 25m pool at The Edge and then run on a closed circuit around the University of Leeds campus. It’s a great opportunity for these young athletes to get involved in the sport, from first timers to athletes who hope to compete for the region.
As with the Ilkley Triathlon, we rely on our club members to volunteer as encouraging marshals to help make this award winning event run safely and smoothly. Please consider offering a bit of your time to help our future triathletes have a great day of competition and fun.