Betty Barber from the Heath Estate, Beeston has been running for so long now she can’t remember when she first started, but like thousands of other athletes this weekend she was denied the chance to pound the streets of the capital because of Covid. Having secured a good for age
When the UK went into lockdown on 23 March 2020 it’s fair to say that many people saw the extra time at home as the ideal opportunity to improve their fitness levels. With Boris encouraging daily exercise the question was just how good would we become without work getting in
For a weekly running club attracting over 100 members the Coronavirus outbreak was always going to hit South Leeds Lakers at some point. Seeing the devastation around the world we knew the Government would have to ensure measures against the spread of the disease, but how could we do this
The South Leeds running community put on quite a show with the second annual Bah Humbug 10k trail race on Sunday (8 December 2019). The sell out event saw 600 runners from across Leeds and beyond tackle tough and at times slippery course on trails through Middleton Park, with the
GO TRI returned to Cross Flatts Park in Beeston for a fourth time on Sunday (24 November 2019) for a festive South Leeds Mince Pie Duathlon. Organised by Active Leeds with support from the South Leeds Lakers and Morley Triathlon Club, the event continues to provide people with the opportunity
As we reported in the summer, Leeds City Council and its partners are encouraging residents to get more active under the banner Get Set Leeds. I spoke to Dean Smith about how running with South Leeds Lakers has made a difference in his life. South Leeds Lakers is a friendly,
South Leeds Lakers held their annual ‘Hunslet Handicap’ in partnership with the Hunslet Rugby Foundation on Sunday (4 August 2019). This was the fourth running of the race, but this year a new trophy was inaugurated to remember Lakers member John Metcalf who tragically died earlier this year from cancer.
A citywide conversation about how the city can help people move more and increase levels of physical activity is taking off, as Leeds City Council and health partners build a body of evidence, ideas and opinion to inform future plans to help make Leeds the most active city. Moving more
Since its formation in February 2015, when a group of like-minded friends at Cross Flatts parkrun decided to form a free running club, South Leeds Lakers has thrived. Providing free organised runs for over 14’s every Tuesday from Beeston Co-op, the club now regularly has between 80 and 100 attendees.
South Leeds runners were out in force at the Asda Foundation Leeds 10k on Sunday (7 July 2019). As well as a great turn out from the South Leeds Lakers and Morley Running Club the Hunslet Rugby Foundation had a 30 strong team entered, including Hunslet RLFC legends Mick Coyle