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AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds

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Get involved in one of the UK's most popular triathlons during this race-filled weekend. Whether you're new to the sport or a rising star, this event presents an opportunity to lay down some serious times. Come for the atmopshere of the 70,000+ crowds and chance to mix it with the triathlon elite.

Review summary

4.3
5 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Andy H
"Great event, second year for me atmosphere is brilliant, really well run. <br..."

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Tom B
"Organisation of the transition area was really good and very clear. The city..."

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Adam R
"It is a great race with in term of course, organisation and atmosphere...."
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How to enter the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds

  1. Standard

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 36.2km, Run 10km
    £99–£104
    Event passed
  2. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 18.9km, Run 7.5km
    £89–£94
    Event passed
  3. Go Tri

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 10km, Run 2.5km
    £25
    Event passed
  4. Relay Standard

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 36.2km, Run 10km
    £119
    Event passed
  5. Relay sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 18.9km, Run 7.5km
    £109
    Event passed
  6. Tristar

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 5km, Run 1.7km

AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds routes

This is a challenging course for all competitors. On Saturday, athletes will ride on an out and back course with a brief climb, with the remainder of the course largely flat. The run is gently rolling. On Sunday, competitors will ride the undulating out and back course, while the run climbs out of the park before a a descent into loops of the city centre. Both the run and cycle routes are held on completely closed routes.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Online Results
  • Secure Bag Drop
  • Swim Cap
  • Race Day Drinks
  • Finishers Medal
  • Pre Event Training Plans
  • Timing Chips
  • Blue Carpet Finish
  • Free Shuttle Buses
Raceday Logistics

SATURDAY 8 JUNE

Registration (GO TRI, TriStar and Youth & Junior) 06:30

TriStar waves start 08:00

GO TRI waves start 09:00

Youth waves start 10:30

Junior waves startc11:25

Elite Swim Familiarisation 13:30-14:30

Age Group Registration and Transition opens 14:00

Age-Group Swim Familiarisation 14:30-16:00

Age-Group Registration and Transition closes TBC

SUNDAY 9 JUNE

Priority Registration opens 05:30-10:30

British Age Group Standard Distance Championship waves start (Male) 07:00

Open Standard Distance waves start (Male) 07:45

British Age Group Standard Distance Championship waves start (Female) 08:05

Open Standard Distance (Female) and Relays waves start 08:30

Open Sprint Distance waves start (Male) 09:00

This Girl Can Sprint Distance waves start 09:15

Open Sprint Distance (Mixed) and Relays waves start 09:20

Elite Women race start 13:06

Elite Men race start 15:51

Kit List
  • swimming costume or trisuit which you can wear for the whole event
  • wetsuit for the swim - compulsory
  • swimming goggles
  • a triathlon bicycle - this could be a mountain bike but a road bike is better for road
  • based triathlons
  • a cycle helmet
  • bike shoes
  • any other clothing required for the bike, such as a jacket or gloves
  • a bike bottle filled with water or an energy drink
  • sunglasses if required
  • a cap for the run if required
  • a number belt if required (most event organisers will provide safety pins)
  • running shoes
Spectators

Spectators can purchase tickets to watch the best of the racing in the grandstand at Millenium Square.

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for a variety of different roles. Volunteers are rewarded with a free T-Shirt, refreshments and more. To find out more and to apply, visit https://leeds.triathlon.org/volunteer/

FAQs

What support is there on course?

The swim will be marshalled by safety kayaks and boats. There will be various points for medical assistance on the bike and run courses. If you puncture on the bike section, you will have to fix this yourself. There will be drinks sections on the run also.

Can I use a mountain bike?

Yes. Be aware that a road bike may be faster though!

Are there minimum ages for participation in the event?

Standard Distance - Ages 17 and over as of 31/12/2019
Sprint Distance - Ages 15 and over as of 31/12/2019
GO TRI - Ages 15 and over as of 31/12/2019
TriStar 2 - Ages 11 to 12 as of 31/12/2019
TriStar 3 - Ages 13 to 14 as of 31/12/2019

Participants under the age of 17 will need to provide consent from a parent or guardian and proof of age when they collect their race pack.

AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds weather forecast

Possible light rain in the evening.

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Predicted highs
8°C
Predicted lows
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Meet the organizer

British Triathlon is a Federation, whose members are the Home Nation's Associations of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon. British Triathlon is responsible for matters such as the Great Britain Elite, Paratriathlon and Age-Group Teams, British and International events, Anti-Doping and International Representation. British Triathlon also manages a number of services that are shared with the three Home Nations.

AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds reviews (5)

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Sprint in 2019

    Great event, second year for me atmosphere is brilliant, really well run.
    Shame there was no t shirt this year though.
  • Did the Relay Standard in 2019

    Organisation of the transition area was really good and very clear. The city centre portion wasn’t as organised without enough crossing points to get close to the grandstand finishing area.
  • Did the Standard in 2019

    It is a great race with in term of course, organisation and atmosphere. Drawbacks are the less than social start times and that I’ve relatively expensive (I won an entry spot today so this wasn’t an issue), especially considering no T-shirt for finishers included.
  • Did the Standard in 2019

    This event is really well organised, which is expected from a triathlon that is also a World Series event. Great atmosphere, with everyone racing supporting each other - especially on the run. The crowds were also great, with loads of people coming out of their houses to cheer on the bike and everyone in the city centre for the last 2.5km of the run. Be warned it is a hilly course, both on the bike and run, but if you go up you must go down 💪🏻 Also look at the running route before you start and make sure you understand the city centre area! Would recommend the event!
  • Did the Standard in 2019

    Fairly well organised. Pleasant marshals. Mount/dismount line in a poor position. Crowd support minimal