Rothwell Go Tri & Junior Races

Leeds City Council, Run Leeds and British Triathlon partnered up to deliver a fantastic Triathlon event in Rothwell…

Now in its second year the Rothwell Triathlon proved an overwhelming success with the sun shining and smiles on the faces of many young people and adults taking part in Triathlon, for the very first time . Having experienced the elite racers with the likes of the Brownlee Brothers (Leeds) and Jessica Learmonth (Leeds) all competing in the World Series in June around the streets of Leeds, it was a great chance to try the sport in a fun, safe, environment locally.

The event (Triathlon) funded in part by Leeds City Councils Community committee (Outer South) saw three quality races on the day split into three age categories-

  • 7 – 10 years – 50m Swim – 800m Cycle – 400m Run
  • 10 – 14 years – 100m Swim – 3k Cycle – 1k Run
  • 14 years plus and adults (GO – Tri) – 200m Swim – 5k Cycle – 3k Run

Impressive is an understatement for some of the performances on the day, with some real potential on show with guts and determination all round to get the course completed, on what turn out to be a very hot day in Leeds.  A special mention goes to Abigail Harvey who won both the small Triathlon and the Junior Triathlon (amazing stuff!). In the GO TRI event Rob O’brien broke the course record to finish in an impressive 31m 12secs which was made even more remarkable by the fact he had a mechanical issue on the bike course.

Ben Fraser from Run Leeds commented,

“The youngsters dedicated themselves to all 3 parts of the Triathlon and didn’t let up trying their best at any point. With the run being the last challenge there was always the risk of the runners tiring but the youngsters maintained the big smiles on their faces and powered through – it was great to see so much enjoyment was clearly had!”

Rothwell-Go-Tri-Aug-2016

Race results are below:

Small Triathlon

Position Name Time Age
1 Abigail Harvey 6m 21secs 9
2 George Harvey 7mins 32secs 8
3 Charlie Pettigrew 7mins 54secs 10
4 George Painter 8mins 08secs 9
5 Martha Marjoram 8m 10secs 8
6 Finlay McNamara 8m 12secs 8
7 Rowan Lunn 8m 13secs 8
8 Nick Fish 8m 45secs 8
9 Amy Painter 8m 50secs 9
10 Daisy McNamara 8m 52secs 10
11 Josh Turton 9m 16secs 9
12 Abigail Hickman 10m 1secs 8
13 Oliver Mooney 10m 44secs 9
14 Bronwen Mansfield 11m 03secs 8
15 George Kilner 11m 55secs 9
16 Eliza Marjoram 12m 41secs 8

 

Junior Triathlon

Position Name Time Age
1 Abigail Harvey 15m 05secs 9
2 Martha Marjoram 19m 58secs 8
3 Liam Wilson 20m 30secs 10
4 Blossom Tolhurst 20m 55secs 10
5 Morgan Farquharson 21m 21secs 10
6 Jamie Farquaharson 21m 23secs 9
7 George Kilner 23m 37 secs 10

 

Go Tri Race

Position Name Time Age
1 Rob Obrien 31m 12secs  
2 Richard Middleton 36m 32secs  
3 Robert Greaves 36m 39secs  
4 Colin Render 36m 56secs  
5 Bianca Mooney 38m 43secs  

As part of the Triathlon project we run a Satellite Triathlon training group that meets each and every Tuesday at Rothwell Leisure Centre at 3.30pm and incorporates a Run, Studio Cycle and Pool based swim.

We also run the GO TRI project which introduces adults 14 plus to Triathlon more details here –  http://active.leeds.gov.uk/communitysport/Pages/Triathlon.aspx

Any enquiries about this blog should be directed to Neil Jones, Active Sports Officer – 0113 395 0186, neil.jones@leeds.gov.uk

Leeds Disability Sport News – June 2016

Please see below for a round-up of the latest disability sport news in Leeds this month:

  • Leeds Spiders Wheelchair basketball club are seeking a head coach for the 2016-2017 season. The club are looking to recruit a voluntary head coach to provide high quality coaching for their sides playing in the Premier League, Division 3 North, Junior’s and Women’s League in the upcoming season. To apply for this role please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are suitable for this role to andyg@spider-y.org.uk

 

  • Mixed Ability rugby presentation is taking place at Leeds Corinthians RFC, Middleton on Tuesday 12th July at 6.30pm. Run by IMAS, this will be of interest to rugby coaches interested in hearing from rugby players with learning disabilities talking about their experiences and encouraging coaches at mainstream clubs to start up new mixed ability teams.

 

  • Sportivate Round 12 funding is now available to apply for. Sportivate seeks to support and develop projects that will engage with and stimulate 11-25 year olds who don’t currently participate in sport or exercise. The deadline for submissions for this round is Friday 15th July.

 

  • Cash for Kids, the official charity of Radio Aire currently have grants available. Each year they support thousands of children from birth to 18 years old who are ill, disabled, underprivileged or who simply need extra care and guidance. They do this by providing grants to individual children, other children’s charities, community groups, schools and health organisations. Every penny raised locally stays local, supporting the neediest children across Leeds and West Yorkshire. The grant-round deadline is Friday 8th July.

 

  • People in Action Health and Wellbeing Programme for adults with learning disabilities has launched, called “Be Well”. This gives its members the opportunity to take part in physical activity including games and sports, as well as giving information about general health and wellbeing. The group runs on a Tuesday afternoon in Chapeltown, Leeds.

 

 

Leeds Disability Sports Camps – Summer 2016

Come along to our Disability Sports Camps this summer to take part in Paralympic and disability sports at our leisure centres, or try a range of outdoor activities at Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre – from canoeing and orienteering to caving and problem solving.

The summer camps are open to anyone aged 8 to 18 with any disability. Siblings and friends are welcome to attend too and parents/carers can provide support to the young person if necessary.

Full dates, times and details of the camps can be found the image below.

If you or a young person you know wish to take part in a Sports Camp please print off and complete the application form (below) and return to Ross Bibby – contact details below.

Disability Sport Camps Summer 16Disability Sport Camps Summer 16 form

Community Games 2016

Be inspired by this summer’s Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and bring your community together this year with a festival of sporting and cultural activities.

Community Games

We want to help communities across West Yorkshire organise their own celebratory Community Games events in 2016 and beyond. We have awards to support your idea for new events or improving regular ones where everyone has the opportunity to get active.

We also have an award this summer for Community Games events to deliver weekly sport sessions related to their Community Games events to bring the local community together, especially family activities.

Key Principles of the Community Games –

  • Led by a community
  • Sporting and cultural activity
  • Opening and/or a closing ceremony
  • Community Games Grant Scheme

Awards of up to £800 are available. For more information and to apply please visit http://www.wysport.co.uk/programmes-services/community-games/

Go Tri Something New at Fearnville Leisure Centre

On June 2nd 2016 Fearnville Leisure Centre hosted its first Go-Tri event, a multi-sport activity for beginner triathletes. Put on in partnership between Leeds City Council and British Triathlon the event brought together people from across Leeds on what was a beautiful summers evening to take part in a 200m swim, a 2.5km cycle and a 1km run, one after the other in the style of a real triathlon.

Participants were welcomed by Francis Riley and Matt Paxton from Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club. The two explained to the curious but enthusiastic group of men and women the layout of the professionally devised course before the group embarked on what was, for many of them, their first experience of triathlon. Fearnville is a very natural fitting for such activities. The route and transitions, despite the distances not quite matching those of an Olympic triathlon gave participants a really good sense of how the sport works.

Everyone achieved great things, both finishing with very admirable times but more importantly turning up and taking part. It’s never easy to subject yourself to such intense exercise but everyone who took part in Go-Tri Something New @ Fearnville did so with smiles on their faces. Well done guys, we’ll keep you posted with upcoming events and hope to see you competing at bigger events in the future.

Go Tri - Fearnville

Leeds Let’s Get Active in the Park has arrived this summer!

Leeds Let’s Get Active in the Park

Get ready to get active this summer in Leeds! Summer 2016 sees the launch of Leeds Let’s Get Active in the Park, expanding the already hugely popular Leeds Let’s Get Active programme. Since it began in September 2013, the Leeds Let’s Get Active project has provided thousands of people right across Leeds the opportunity to access free gym and swim sessions in the Council’s leisure centres. In order to continue to build on the success of the past three years, the project is growing to include free activity across three parks this summer. Armley, East End and Middleton parks will play host to a variety of different activities, including: rounders, tennis, running, multi-sport, cycling, table tennis, orienteering and more!

The Parks

As part of the Leeds Let’s Get Active in the Park programme, there has been investment into some of the facilities in each of the parks. All three have had a permanent, brand new stainless steel table tennis table installed while the tennis courts have also seen refurbishment by way of new nets and re-lining. Added to the excellent existing facilities such as playgrounds and bowling greens and topped off by the huge areas of green space available to use – these new additions have made these parks the place to get active this summer!

So how do I get involved?

It’s simple! Firstly check out the weekly timetables to decide which of the activities you would like to have a go at. You can find these in the Leeds Let’s Get Active section of the Active Leeds website or by following this link:

http://active.leeds.gov.uk/communitysport/leedsletsgetactive/Pages/Leeds%20Let%27s%20Get%20Active.aspx

There’s no limit to how many sessions you attend so you can give everything a try if you wish (And did I already mention….it’s completely FREE!).  Once you’ve decided what you fancy trying out, just turn up to the session ready to go! There’s no need to book in advance, come wearing comfortable clothing/trainers and bring along a drink of water as well.

For more information about Leeds Gets Active in the Park please contact: Rich.Sadler@yorkshiresport.org

Leeds Disability Sport News – May 2016

Please see below for a round-up of the latest disability sport news in and around Leeds this month:

In Leeds

  • Leeds Let’s Get Active in the Park launches on Saturday 28th May, with a programme of free activities in Middleton, East End and Armley parks running until October. Middleton Park will be hosting a launch event on Saturday 28th May with lots of activities from 1pm to 4pm. Mountain trike sessions through Experience Community will be held in the park on the second Thursday of every month from 11am to 3pm.
  • Leeds Disability Sports Camp will next be taking place between 31st May and 3rd June across four venues in the city. We will also be running camps in the Summer holiday in the weeks beginning Monday 1st and 22nd Further details can be found on our website via the link, or contact ross.bibby@leeds.gov.uk
  • Disability Outdoor Clubs at Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre have re-started, with the juniors club on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5pm and the adults club on Fridays from 1pm to 2pm. The centre also have Sportivate funded outdoor activity sessions available to SILC’s and other schools, contact 0113 378 1271 for further information.
  • Herd Farm Activity Centre Residentials are taking place in September and October. These incredibly popular activity residentials are suitable for disabled young people aged 11 to 17 years old and run from Friday 4pm to Sunday 2pm. A charge of £75 per person applies and the dates are 16 to 18 September, 30 September to 2 October and 28 to 30 October 2016.

Outside Leeds