Sporting win for Leeds
The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 2019 made a welcome return to Leeds for a fourth time 8- 9 June, and Well Met, the conferencing office of Leeds Beckett University, played host to the army of Tri-maker volunteers at its Rose Bowl City Campus throughout the event.
Over 4,000 amateur triathletes competed on the same course as the world’s elite triathletes with 70,000 spectators lining the city streets. Some 400-volunteer tri-makers were on hand keeping check as the crowd cheered local Leeds lass, Georgia Taylor-Brown over the finish line to win her first World Triathlon Series title with a gold medal. Jonny and Alistair Brownlee were less successful coming in 35th and 44th respectively in the men’s race which was won by Australia’s Jacob Birtwhistle.
Tri-makers play a crucial role in the delivery of exceptional events and are the friendly faces of the city, guiding the crowd and keeping spectators out of harms’ way and the Rose Bowl City Campus provides a great city-centre location for them.
Clare Vidler, conference manager at Well Met, said: “We love hosting the Tri-makers for the AJ Bell World Triathlon series. There is always such a great atmosphere and a real buzz about the place. Leeds Beckett University is one of the main sponsors and we are very proud to be associated with such a key event for the city.”
The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 2019 is organised exclusively by British Triathlon in partnership with Triathlon England, Leeds City Council, UK Sport and the ITU. The 70,000 spectators at the ITU World Triathlon Leeds saw both amateurs and elite athletes compete, including many of Team GB’s aspiring Tokyo 2020 Olympian.
Wayne Coyle, AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 2019 event director, added: “I would like to extend a huge thank you to all the volunteers and officials for their support and commitment in ensuring 2019 was another great athlete experience. Once again, we delivered an event to be proud of and, with the support of Well Met, our fantastic volunteers were well looked after and were on hand to help both participants and spectators; every step of their AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds journey.”