Getting to Know….Cycle Derby

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Mark Smith has led the Cycle Derby team for the past 12 years, creating, delivering and promoting cycling opportunities for all ages and abilities with a means to become more active, healthy and travelling sustainably. His team have helped over 14000 individuals a year to gain confidence riding a bike along with developing the club and national standard BMX track at Alvaston Park which now hosts world championship races. More recently …

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Getting to Know….Billie Jordan Butler

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Billie is a very active 10 year old from Norwich who has been following in her father’s footsteps with triathlon since she was a toddler!  She has been winning running races and swimming races from an early age but it was in 2016 that she was finally old enough to compete in triathlons, winning her first race –  Norwich Junior triathlon – and ending up as Eastern Region Champion for the …

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Bloodwise Charity for Staunton Harold Triathlon

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We are proud to announce our charity partnership with Bloodwise for our summer triathlon at Staunton Harold. Bloodwise is the UK’s largest blood cancer charity, funding world-class research into all types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. They support anyone affected by the disease – providing information and advice to patients and their loved ones; they are the voice of people with blood cancer – campaigning, raising awareness, …

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Getting to Know… Leah Pope

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Leah is mum to two boys and works as a nurse in Nottingham. Juggling shifts, family life and training, Leah got bitten by the triathlon bug and joined Long Eaton Triathlon club in 2016.  Since then she has taken part many of our events including three of the Jenson Button Triathlons, Staunton Harold Triathlon, the North Derbyshire sportive, the South Derbyshire sportive and the East Midlands Airport 10k. What are your goals …

Maltby Tri back for 2018

Claire Duffin Triathlon

Back by popular demand, the second Maltby Triathlon is returning to Maltby Leisure Centre on Sunday 13th May 2018. The route and format has been specially designed to attract seasoned triathletes, newcomers to the growing sport and local young people alike for a day of sport. Places for People – a social enterprise company which is one of the UK’s largest property and leisure management specialists – have teamed up …

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Getting to Know… Lawrence Fanous

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Born in Amman, Jordan’s capital, Lawrence Fanous has progressed through the international elite triathlon ranks and can now proudly call himself the world’s best Arab triathlete. Now 32, he’s helping to drive the growth of the sport in the Middle East. His sporting career began at just four years old.  1.What are your goals for 2018?  2018 Is a big year for me. My main goal is the Asian Games …