Middleton Park Duathlon Results

Well done to everyone who took part in the Middleton Park Duathlon on Saturday 28th January 2017. Race results are below.

Kid’s Race Results

 Position Number Name Time
1 8 Theo Jacques 30:57
2 3 Luke Rough 31:22
3 17 Max Metcalfe 33:29
4 18 Phoebe Taylor 34:20
5 7 Matilda Jacques 34:49
6 2 George Higgins 35:48
7 1 Elissa Kite 36:01
8 16 Tom Metcalfe 36:17
9 9 Angus Taylor 36:24
10 10 Theon Hercules 36:42
11 12 Atlanta Hercules 36:44
12 6 Sophia Millner 37:37
13 11 Harrison Delaia 37:50
14 15 Harry Wainwright 38:03
15 13 Breana Hercules 38:04
16 5 Rosa McAnulla 38:41
17 14 Olivia Lord 39:28
4   Mason Green DNF

Adult’s Race Results

 Position Number Name Time
1 3 Michael Kershaw 30:57
2 5 Martin Brook 31:22
3 4 Steven Lawson 33:29
4 19 Simon Boardman 34:20
5 17 Michael Melia 34:49
6 23 Tim Driver 35:48
7 40 Paul Bennet 36:01
8 13 Laura Watson 36:17
9 1 William McGawley 36:24
10 22 Matt Wilkinson 36:42
11 27 Dan Harrison 36:44
12 26 Haden Harrison 37:37
13 25 Mathew Higgins 37:50
14 14 John Gallager 38:03
15 29 Laura Fitzgerald 38:04
16 21 Jonathan Kite 38:41
17 15 Jacob Thompson 39:28
18 18 Karen Boardman 39:47
19 38 Sarah Jacques 39:54
20 20 Lyn Metcalfe 40:31
21 16 Emma Young 40:32
22 35 Graham Hordon 41:10
23 12 Colin Rendar 42:47
24 34 Joanne Hordon 42:50
25 43 Paul Hollings 42:51
26 11 Raplh McDermott 43:03
27 2 David Ianson 43:10
28 32 Libby Clark 43:19
29 33 Ben Clark 43:19
30 8 Andrew Fallows 47:17
31 41 Fiona Taylor 48:46
32 39 Gavin Hurcules 48:47
33 10 Suzana Wattons 49:00
34 37 Hanna Hurcules 49:35
35 9 Shella Hopkinson 49:52
36 28 Rachel Brighton 50:25
37 30 Shivon Tera 50:51
38 6 Linda Carey 51:04
39 31 Lucy Lord 51:53
40 24 Robert Demainme 54:42
41 7 Lindsey Fallows 55:23
42 42 Foluke Agbede 57:57
43 36 Holly Wainwright 59:57

Leeds Disability Sport News – September 2016

After a fantastic month of disability sport see below for some highlights and forthcoming events in Leeds and beyond:

In Leeds

  • Many congratulations to all the Leeds and Yorkshire Paralympic athletes who competed in Rio 2016. Celebrate what was a truly spectacular and memorable Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Yorkshire Athletes Homecoming Parade on Wednesday 28th September, from 5.15pm in Leeds City Centre.




  • BID Services New Youth Club has just started, suitable for deaf and hard of hearing children and young people aged 8-18 years plus siblings. Held every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm this takes place at the First Floor Venue, St. Peter’s Square in Leeds. For further information contact: legallienne@bid.org.uk


  • Visually Impaired Bowls Sessions will begin at the John Charles Centre indoor bowls centre from the 4th JCCS are working with Pennine Bowling Club to run these sessions every Tuesday from 12 noon until 2.00pm, with an introductory price of £3.20. For further information please telephone John Palmer on 01422 321771.


  • Wheelpower Feel Inspired Primary Sports Camp is taking place at the John Charles Centre for Sport on Tuesday 11th This is a great way for children aged 6-11 with a disability to discover sport in a friendly and completely inclusive environment. For more information contact the Feel Inspired Event Officer on: ed.pearse@wheelpower.org.uk or 07922 736196.




  • Leeds Disability Sports Camp will next be taking place on the week beginning 24th October, during half term. There will be four venues across the city alongside a free additional adapted cycling event at Middleton Park Bike Hub. These camps are open to disabled children and young people aged 8-18 plus non-disabled siblings and friends.


  • Learning Disability Tennis Camp is taking place at the John Charles Centre for Sport indoor tennis centre on Saturday 12th Run in conjunction with the Tennis Foundation, this is suitable for beginners/those new to sport or looking to develop their skills. The one day camp is being led by experienced tennis coaches from JCCS.

Outside Leeds

  • RYA Sailability would like disabled sailors or boaters to complete their new questionnaire. They would like to hear from people about what attracted them to sailing in the first place, whether a friend, family or by chance, and how easy and accessible they found it to get started. The aim is to try and fully understand more about people’s experiences and perceptions about sailing as an activity for people with a disability, and is open until the 1st October.


  • Disability Football Development Officer vacancy is currently being advertised through the West Riding County FA. As well as supporting the delivery of the National Game Strategy in West Riding and specifically the Disability Workforce Plan, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a vibrant, enthusiastic and committed team at the County FA. Closing date is Wednesday 12th


If the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have inspired you to take up a sport or become a little bit more active, check out all the regular disability sport opportunities available in the city with the comprehensive Leeds Disability Sport Programme.

Leeds Disability Sport News- May 2015

In Leeds

  • Adapted Cycling has re-started at Herd Farm Activity Centre in North Leeds. Sessions take place on Saturday afternoons from 1:00-2.30 pm on the purpose built outdoor cycling area and are suitable for disabled children, young people and adults of all ages, plus non-disabled siblings and friends.
  • Leeds Schools Boccia & New Age Kurling competition is taking place on Thursday 4 June at the John Charles Centre for Sport.
  • Disability Archery day is being held at Cockburn School by South Leeds Archers. This is taking place on Saturday 13 June from 11.30 am – 2.30 pm and is available to disabled people of all ages and ability levels.
  • Sky Ride Leeds will be taking place on Sunday 14 June in the city centre. Incorporating a 6.5k traffic free loop from the Headrow, there will also be a shorter accessible route with adapted cycles to use.
  • Leeds Disability Sports Camps in the Summer will be held in the weeks beginning 3 and 24 August 2015. An application form and further details will be available shortly via: leeds.gov.uk/disabilitysport

Outside Leeds

  • Disability Sports & Family Day is taking place on Saturday 4 July at Castleford RUFC ground. Further details on twitter via #disabilitysportsfamilyday and @CastlefordRUFC1
  • Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament is taking place in Bradford from 17 to 21 August. Players with and without a learning or physical disability will come together from ten countries to take part. Further details about the tournament and information on how to pledge support are also on the website link.

Fearnville Leisure Centre top up swimming lessons

Leeds City Council’s, Active Lifestyles Officers have been successful in securing some funding from the Inner East Extended Services cluster activity fund. The funding was used to target year five and six students at local primary schools in the Inner East, who hadn’t achieved their 25 metres within the curriculum time swimming lessons.

It was identified many year five and six students go onto high school unable to swim, these top up sessions were there to give students the further opportunity to learn to swim after their school lessons had come to an end. The top up swimming lessons were delivered at Fearnville Leisure Centre over February half term and were very popular with 24 young people attending each of  the five days.

The students were given 30 minutes of intense swimming lessons in two groups 12 and another 30 minutes to have a fun swim

Extended Services Inner East found this project such a success that they have provided further funding to run some more top up lessons later this year.

For further information on other opportunities in East North East Leeds please contact – Jason Minott – Active Sports Officer on the below details:

E-mail: jason.minott@leeds.gov.uk
Tel: 0113 378 1990
Mobile: 07891 279 223

Cockburn Athletics

As school sport is no longer compulsory after leaving high school many people drop out as the step from school sport to community sport is often too great for young people. Satellite Clubs make it easier for young people to stay in sport, or to start participating. They provide a stepping stone to a community club or regular participation through the creation of relevant, appealing and convenient sporting opportunities for young people.

Leeds City Council have teamed up with Leeds City Athletics Club & Cockburn High School to develop an athletics club which enables people to transition from school sport into a formal sports club. The athletics club is also open to the wider public which gives people an opportunity to try something new or get back into physical activity.

From Thursday 26 February the Athletics club will be running weekly from 4pm until 5pm for only £2 per session. If you are between the ages of 10 and 16 and are interested in coming to the club contact Steve Locking on 07943151406 for more information. All abilities are welcome.

“For both the local community and for Leeds City Athletics Club, the creation of this new partnership with Cockburn High School represents a fantastic opportunity. For athletics as a sport to be successful, both in terms of elite performance and in numbers of people participating and enjoying themselves, it relies on everyone taking the first step and getting involved. This club will allow people to take that step, join in and have fun, whilst getting fit and learning new skills. As a club, we really look forward to being part of this.” – Ian Cooke (Chairman – Leeds City AC).

Neil Jones Active Sports Officer South & Central Leeds commented – “this is a great piece of partnership working between a community sports club and school. This will build the capacity locally and will allow young people to access some high quality Athletics provision in their local community. The funding from Sport England will be the catalyst to a fully sustainable community club based at the school.”

Cockburn Athletics Club

Pop Up Tennis at Trinity Leeds

On Sunday 15 February Leeds City Council’s Sports and Active Lifestyles Team hosted a Pop Up Tennis event at Trinity Leeds. The session took place in the event space on the ground floor of Trinity and saw members of the community engage in a whole range of tennis based activities. Over 250 people took part on the day with many people commenting that it was incredible to see and try tennis in such a unique environment. On the day lots of younger people received prizes and certificates for demonstrating skills and application; the coaches on the day were giving out information on how people can engage in tennis within Leeds.

Neil Jones Active Sports officer for South and Central Leeds commented that “it was a great opportunity to use a unique location like Trinity Leeds to engage with young people and give information to inactive people on how they can access a whole range of sport and physical activity opportunities locally.”

Our next Pop Up event is Pop Up Running at Trinity Leeds on the 8 March 11.30am -4.30pm

For more information contact—-

Neil Jones

Active Sport Officer
Sport & Active Lifestyles
Leeds City Council

0113 395 0186

Leeds Disability Sport News- February 2015

In Leeds

  • Leeds Disability Sports Camp is running during February half term at five sites across the city, and has a couple of last minute places still available. Taking place from 10.00am to 3.00pm each day, this camp is suitable for children and young people aged 8 to 19 years old, with any disability, plus their non-disabled siblings and friends. Further information is available here.
  • Leeds Disability Golf sessions re-start on Monday 23 February 2015. Taking place at Cookridge Hall Golf Club, these are suitable for all ages, abilities and disabilities and are run from 6.00pm to 7.00pm every week during term time. Further information is available to view here.
  • Disability Boxfit sessions will be taking place at Fearnville leisure centre from Wednesday 25 February, every week for an initial period of 10 weeks. These free sessions are taking place from 1.00pm to 2.00pm, are suitable for ambulant adults with a learning disability and are delivered by a Leeds Rhinos community coach. Please contact Lucy Wall for further information: wall@wysport.co.uk
  • Yorkshire Visually Impaired Cricket Club have regular sessions taking place in Leeds suitable for children and adults of all abilities. For further information and details of the next session, please contact the club’s development officer John Garbett on 07972360928 or e-mail: j@sky.com
  • Red Nose Day Community Cash grant scheme is now available. This funding specifically targets those who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender. Priority is to be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage in Leeds that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community. The closing date for applications is Friday 6 March.
  • Leeds Disability Aqua Festival and talent day is taking place at the John Charles Centre for Sport aquatics centre on Tuesday 31 March. This event is suitable for disabled school children and young people aged 11 to 19 years old. For further information and how to attend contact Natalie Mallinson: n.mallinson@stmarysmenston.org

Outside Leeds

  • Monthly disability sport news is also available from some other local authorities. Click for the latest information from York
  • Visual Awareness and Sport course is being held on the 18 March at Lightwaves Leisure Centre in Wakefield, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. The cost to attend is £30 and further details are available here.
  • The North East’s first VI Tennis Camp will be held at The Northumberland Tennis Club, Newcastle on Saturday 25th April 2015. Please email pybus@tees.ac.uk  for an information pack along with booking form which must be returned by 3pm on Friday 27th February 2015.
  • The Extra Costs Commission is a year-long independent inquiry that is looking at the extra costs faced by disabled people and their families, and ways for driving these extra costs down. They are asking people to complete the survey here (people who complete the survey will have the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher).
  • Nominations are now open for the National Diversity Awards, further information is available here.