World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds appoints new Event Director

Lindsay Impett has been appointed as Event Director for the World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds event, one of Britain’s highest profile triathlons, which takes place in Roundhay Park, Leeds, on 11-12 June 2022. Impett, whose background includes roles at the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup and London 2012 among a range of roles at sporting events, is the first female event director to take on the role. She is taking over from Wayne Coyle who has overseen the event since 2017.

Impett said “I’ve always had a passion for triathlon as a spectator. I love that competitors have different strengths across swim, bike, run, which means the race lead is continually changing and this makes it a great sport to watch. In my career I have worked on events across over 25 different sports but never triathlon, so I was excited to get the opportunity to take on this role and work with such a dynamic sport in a fantastic city.”

“World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds 2022 includes a mixed relay for the first time and I am looking forward to seeing all the teams compete against the British team as the reigning Olympic champions,” Impett continued. “But what is really special about this event is the participation element, where triathletes of all levels and experience can compete on the same course as the elite across a variety of distances.”