Leeds Xpress Triathlon review

Local win for David Stevens and Annaliese Nevins of Triangle RT
at Leeds Xpress Triathlon 2015

The popular Leeds Xpress Triathlon took place on Sunday 26th July, attracting a large number of first time triathletes in addition to the more experienced. Many participants were raising money for CLIC Sargent, the Official Charity Partner for the race.

Based at the Grammar School at Leeds, the Leeds Xpress Triathlon consisted of a 400m swim in the 6 lane heated indoor pool, a challenging 22.6 km out and back cycle along the rolling, picturesque A61 and a 5.4 km off road run.

David Stevens_Leeds Xpress 2015The men’s title was a close battle between the top three. David Stevens clocked the fastest cycle which

allowed him to secure the win in a time of 01:08:35, eleven seconds ahead of runner up Chris Dixon. Tom Pratt was only a further five seconds behind and claimed third place in a time of 01:08:51.

The women’s title was claimed by Annaliese Nevins in a time of 01:18:22, ahead of Jane Milnes who finished in 01:19:05. Helen Close was the fastest in the water but lost time in transition and on the bike and came third in 01:20:43.


Leeds Xpress Triathlon, 26/07/2015

400m swim / 22.6km cycle / 5.4km run


1) David Stevens, 01:08:35

2) Chris Dixon, 01:08:46

3) Tom Pratt, 01:08:51


1) Annaliese Nevins, 01:18:22

2) Jane Milnes, 01:19:05

3) Helen Close, 01:20:43

The full results are available on www.xtramileevents.com/results/2015/ .
Race Director Simon Hill commented: “The Leeds Xpress Triathlon saw competitors of all levels take the plunge, including many first time triathletes. The Leeds Xpress Triathlon is an ideal race for novices who want a challenge as well as experienced sprint distance enthusiasts. A big thank you to everyone who took part, and to all our sponsors, partners, volunteers and marshals who contributed to the success of this year’s event.”

Sponsors of the Leeds Xpress Triathlon include Race Force, Clif Bar, Jabra, Athlete Matters, Zone 3 and Pro Spin.

The next event on the Xtra Mile Events calendar is the Rhyl Sprint Triathlon Festival on 6th September 2015.

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