The very first spots on the start line at one of Britain’s premier triathlon events are now up for grabs. Those who pre-registered for the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds ahead of midnight Tuesday 18 September will now be given access to an exclusive five-day window to secure their place ahead of the rush.
The event, taking place 8-9 June 2019 saw over 2500 participants cross the line and collect their medal in Millennium Square last summer and next year is set to be even bigger. More than 2000 individuals have already stated their interest to take part in the next instalment of the event and will be given exclusive entry access from today at 3pm.
The City of Leeds has become the beating heart of the sport in recent years; home to a number of Britain’s top performers including Olympic heroes, Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee and double Commonwealth medallist, Jessica Learmonth. More than 70,000 spectators were drawn out on to the streets to witness Vicky Holland take the women’s title in 2018 over a weekend that truly brought Yorkshire to life.
Yesterday it was announced that the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds will, for the third consecutive year, host both the 2019 British Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships and an opportunity to qualify for the Great Britain Age-Group Team. This added status is guaranteed to increase demand for a race place, so advice is to book early to avoid missing out.
Not interested in your time? It doesn’t matter how much of little triathlon experience you have. In 2018, 20% of participants took on the sport for the first time and with three distances to choose from (or a relay if you don’t fancy the full challenge just yet), there really is something for everyone.
So, what are you waiting for? Make your 2019 challenge to take on the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds. You won’t regret it, we assure you.
Come Monday 24 September and the doors will be open to both British Triathlon Home Nation members and AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds past participants to secure their spot. Remaining places will then be on general sale from Monday 8 October.
To enter the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds today, visit leeds.triathlon.org/2019_entry
To become a British Triathlon Home Nation member and access entry on Monday 24 September, visit www.britishtriathlon.org/join