Leeds Tri organisers to donate £40k to tri clubs

For many age-groupers, the 2016 ITU Leeds Triathlon failed to live up to expectation, with organisational issues causing chaos across the course and many athletes demanding refunds for a disappointing race experience.


In light of this, Leeds’ organisers British Triathlon and Ironman have created the Leeds Fund Programme – a £40,000 pot that will be distributed among British triathlon clubs who had competitors competing at the race.

In a statement, the organisers said: “The aim was to provide an amazing race experience where triathletes of all levels and abilities could race from Roundhay Park through the streets of Leeds to a packed city centre. However this was not achieved for all age-group competitors.