A NEW TRIATHLON CHALLENGE WITH A DIFFERENCE

Ever fancied doing a Triathlon, but feel you are just not fit enough to complete it in one go? Or do you simply want to develop new fitness habits? David Lloyd Clubs, Europe’s leading health and fitness group, is offering everyone the opportunity to take part in MySwimRideRun - a Triathlon which is completed in chunks, spread over the month of October. Opening its doors on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month to non-members wanting to take part, it is holding the initiative to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) life saving research into heart and circulatory disease.

Whether it’s your first triathlon challenge or whether you’re a seasoned pro, members and non-members alike have 31 days to complete it whenever you want, and a level to suit you. There are four levels of triathlons available – Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full triathlon.

Find out more, start fundraising and sign up for your guest pass if a non-member by visiting www.davidlloyd.co.uk/myswimriderun.

Money raised from sponsorship will go towards funding pioneering BHF research, which will help The BHF better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat heart and circulatory disease, which is the cause of more than a quarter (26%) of all deaths in the UK.

Andrea Dearden from David Lloyd Clubs commented, said: “The autumn is the ideal time to get back into a new routine after the excesses of the laid-back summer holidays.  MySwimRideRun offers everyone an opportunity to take part, and is the perfect way to get back on track to achieving your health and fitness goals.”

MySwimRideRun is completely flexible and includes a challenge to suit every fitness level, whether you are new to fitness or regularly take part in sporting events. As well as being a great fitness motivator, it’s a fantastic way to support the BHF’s work in making heart and circulatory disease a thing of the past.”

Sarah Miller, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the BHF, said: “MySwimRideRun is a challenge like no other and we’re delighted to be partnering with David Lloyd Clubs for the second year with this exciting campaign. By taking on this fantastic challenge every mile you complete and every penny you raise will help fund life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases which currently kill 1 in 4 people in the UK. They cause heartbreak on every street. We fund research into all heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors because they’re connected. Together we can protect the people we love from the heartbreak they cause. By taking part in MySwimRideRun you really will be making a difference.”

To register, visit www.davidlloyd.co.uk/myswimriderun and sign up for your fundraising page and guest pass if required. To find your nearest David Lloyd Club visit www.davidlloyd.co.uk. Join in the conversation at #myswimriderun.

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For more information please contact the Press Office at David Lloyd Clubs [email protected]

 

Notes to editors:

My SwimRideRun is available to non-members at all clubs excluding: Kingston, Teeside, Acton Park all David Lloyd Clubs outside of the UK, and all Harbour Clubs.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group has 114 clubs - 99 clubs in the UK and a further 15 clubs across Europe, comprising its two brands David Lloyd Clubs and Harbour Clubs (of which there are three - Chelsea, Notting Hill and Kensington).

On 1 June 2017 it acquired 14 UK health and racquets clubs from Virgin Active as well as opened its third Harbour Club at Kensington following a £5.5m investment and redevelopment programme. It also announced it had exchanged contracts to buy The Park Club in Chiswick, London, The Academy Club in Harrogate, and Malaspina Sporting Club in Milan. In March 2018 it acquired City Green Sporting Club near Geneva followed by Health City Bad Homburg near Frankfurt.

It has over 600,000 members and employs around 8100 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 2000 while it contracts the services of more than 680 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 190 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 13,000 exercise classes per week. Every week over 25,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure, 16000 children learn to play in the Tennis All Stars Coaching Programme.

David Lloyd Club’s racquets facilities are unparalleled with over 1080 tennis courts as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

About the British Heart Foundation

The BHF are built on breakthroughs. Heart transplants. Clot busting drugs. Pacemakers. Breakthroughs born from visionary medical research. Research supporters fund with their donations.

Heart and circulatory diseases kill 1 in 4 people in the UK. They cause heartbreak on every street. But if they can invent machines to restart hearts, fix arteries in newborn babies, build tiny devices to correct heartbeats, and if they can give someone a heart they weren’t born with - imagine what’s next.

They research all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia, diabetes and many more. All connected, all under our microscope. BHF research is the promise of future cures and treatments.

They promise to protect the people we love. Our children. Our parents. Our brothers. Our sisters. Our grandparents. Our closest friends. They promise to beat heartbreak forever.

Interested in joining?