The Macmillan Leeds Triathlon returns to Leeds’ famous Roundhay Park on 3rd September 2017 for the ninth year running. The open water sprint and standard distance event is widely renowned for providing a top class triathlon experience for competitors and spectators alike.
With triathletes of all levels signing up year after year, event organisers Xtra Mile Events are urging competitors to secure their place quickly to avoid disappointment.
The standard distance race starts with a 1.5 km open water swim in Waterloo Lake, followed by a scenic and fast 44 km cycle leg and a 9 km run in Roundhay Park. The sprint distance offers an easier alternative with a 750m swim, a 24 km cycle and a 6.4 km run. The Macmillan Leeds Triathlon starts and finishes in Roundhay Park and always attracts plenty of spectator and community support.
The swim waves start from 8:00 am. A racked transition will be used, and results will be via electronic chip timing.
Charles Hickman took the men’s standard distance title in 2016, with a time of 02:09:39. Louise Kelly (pictured right) won the women’s standard distance race with a time of 02:23:28.
The 2016 sprint race saw Andrew Turner win with a time of 01:21:26, while Hannah Pinkney claimed victory in the women’s race with a time of 01:28:15.
Macmillan Cancer Support is the official charity partner for the 2017 Macmillan Leeds Triathlon.
Macmillan Leeds Triathlon – More Info & Entry
Entry to the Macmillan Leeds Triathlon costs £65 for individuals (for both sprint and standard distance) and £75 for relay teams.
The Macmillan Leeds Triathlon is also a GoTRI+ event for triathletes just starting out, offering all the enjoyment of the triathlon but over shorter distances: 400m swim, 11.5km cycle and 3.35km run.
Entry to all race options is open here.
Go to www.xtramileevents.com for details about Xtra Mile Events and to register for all 2017 races, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/TriathlonUK and follow Xtra Mile Events on Twitter @GreatTriathlons.