After a successful event in Leeds last year, the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon will return in 2017 alongside the launch of the ‘Tri Something New’ series, designed to offer complete beginners a helping hand as they start the journey to completing a triathlon.
Sessions will take place across Leeds, and include beginner swimming, social bike rides and jogging groups, with the aim of inspiring locals to take on the beginner ‘GO TRI’ event in June.
This summer, the event is preparing to host 5,000 triathletes across the two days of triathlon action, hosting everyone from nervous first-timers to the triathlon stars of Rio 2016 in the heart of the city. The event takes place on Saturday 10th June, in and around the grounds of Roundhay Park, allowing an opportunity for newcomers and spectators to get a taste of the excitement.
Rupert Pybus, global head of brand and marketing at Columbia Threadneedle, said: “With just five months to go, we can begin to really look forward to seeing triathlon take over the city of Leeds for another show-stopping weekend.”
Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “We are proud to be offering a chance for beginners to get involved with triathlon across Leeds, in preparation for Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds this June. “
For more information on the Tri Something New sessions, visit Active.leeds.gov.uk/triathlon.