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Saturday racing opportunities at Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds

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An action packed weekend of multisport competition is set to give opportunity for all abilities to get involved, before the spotlight falls on the world’s best triathlon talent in Roundhay Park.

Saturday 11 June will kick off with the British Youth & Junior Aquathlon, bringing together the cream of the crop of Britain’s young triathletes. The race will act as part of the British Triathlon Youth & Junior Super Series where athletes go head to head in a battle to collect points across five nationwide events in some of the country’s most exciting venues. The race, as part of Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, will mark the second event in the 2016 series.

Action continues with the Triathlon England – National Aquathlon Championships where athletes will battle for a coveted National title.  The course begins with 750m swim before athletes tackle a two-lap 5km run through Roundhay Park.

If you have already entered the Sunday races, why not make a weekend of it in Leeds? Entries are limited to 300 and close 8 May 2016.

The third dose of Saturday’s action comes in the form of GO TRI. Tailored specifically for newcomers to the sport, the event will provide the opportunity for 500 entrants to experience a triathlon taster in a fun and relaxed environment. Together, entrants will have the option of taking on the ‘Triathlon’ wave including a 200m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run, tacking a ‘Pedal & Plod’ wave for those preferring not to swim, or a ‘Splash & Dash’ wave, removing the bike element.

Individuals can get ready for the event by attending one of four unique activity hubs located across the city of Leeds in the run up to the event. Hubs will be created in the coming months in Fearnville, Armley, Middleton/John Charles and Universities.

The final spectacle as part of Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds’ Saturday calendar is the TriStar Performance Triathlon. Open to all Tri Start 2 and Tri Star 3 competitors, the race will offer a unique opportunity for the country’s young triathletes to be part of the action, featuring an iconic finish in front of the Mansion House. Entries close on 8 May and are limited to 200.

For further event information, prices and entry, please visit leeds.triathlon.org and click ‘Enter Now’.

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