Sefton Triathlon – Incredible Achievement


Sefton Triathlon’s Incredible Achievement

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The Sefton Triathlon was set up in 2002 to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Queen. It was only intended as a single year event, but it proved to be so popular that it was organised again the following year, and has now become an annual event on the Merseyside sporting calendar. David Alton (Lord Alton of Liverpool) acted as event patron for 2011 and has agreed to do so again for 2012. Each year, various sporting celebrities have been involved including the footballers Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard. The event also attracted the five time Olympic Gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave, who was so impressed by the event that he became the event patron, which he remains to this day. The organisers of the event are all local residents who give up their time for free, and work throughout the year on a voluntary basis. The event has grown each year, and in 2008, there were over 1150 people of all ages from 8 to 88 who competed, making it the worlds largest community triathlon. Numerous charities have benefited from the event including Macmillan Cancer Care, British Heart foundation, Aspire, and many more local charities. To date the amount raised for the charities is over £150,000. A cheque for over £30,000 was recently presented in Liverpool. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Patron announced by John Hulley Olympic Festival Posted on March 11, 2011 The John Hulley Olympic Festival and organisers of the Sefton Triathlon are delighted to announce that Lord David Alton of Liverpool has agreed to become the Patron of the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon for the next two years The Sefton Triathlon was established in 2002 to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Queen. It was only intended as a single year event, but it proved to be so popular that it was organised again the following year, and has now become an annual event on the Merseyside sporting calendar. Such is its success it attracted 1,500 people to participate in 2010, whose ages ranged from 8 to 88, making it the world’s largest community triathlon. It has raised over £300,000 for numerous charities that support young people. The event received great news recently when New Start Homes agreed to be this year’s sponsors. Lord Alton has agreed to be Patron for 2011 and 2012 when organisers will look to embrace the Olympic Games coming to London by recruiting 2,012 young people in 2012 to take part to mark this once in a lifetime opportunity. Lord Alton works tirelessly through his Foundation for Citizenship promoting active citizenship amongst 800 local schools in Merseyside and the North West and his support will help organisers of the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon achieve its 2,012 target. The Sefton Triathlon changed its name to the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon in 2010 to celebrate the visionary founder of the modern Olympic Games. John Hulley, born and bred in Liverpool, ran Olympic Games for four years from 1862 and created the National Olympic Association at his Liverpool gymnasium thirty years before Cubertin established what has long been regarded as the first modern day Olympic Games. John Moran, a member of the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon, announcing Lord Alton’s patronage said: “This is a wonderful encouragement to all of us who are working to help young people by providing tangible emotional and social benefits through sport and the Olympics coming to Britain. Lord Alton’s patronage is an indication of this event’s significance, and will be a great help as we seek to recruit 2012 young people to participate in 2012.” “We all considered Lord Alton to be the natural patron given his long and tireless work for young people through the Jubilee Campaign and his work with the International Young Leaders Network.”
Sefton triathlon launched with prize on offer from Liverpool FC Apr 21 2011 by Mark Johnson, Crosby Herald A GREAT day out with Liverpool Football Club is on offer for the best performing school at the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon. The popular community occasion was officially launched this week and comprises a 2.5km run along Crosby coastline, a 5km bike ride and a swim in Crosby Leisure Centre. It is anticipated that a crowd of more than 4,000 people will turn up to the race on Saturday, June 25, to cheer on pals and family members taking part in the world’s largest community triathlon. This week Jamie Carragher told the Herald: “I am only too happy to support an initiative to get children involved in sport. “The Sefton Triathlon is a great event, especially as it’s in the summer when the kids get the opportunity to swim, ride a bike and run in the same event.” The patron of this year’s triathlon is Lord Alton, who applauded the event’s “rich” culture.
Lord Alton said: “I was only too pleased to agree to become patron of the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon as I know the benefits of sport to healthy lifestyles.” The event will see the best performing school land a day at Liverpool FC’s Melwood training ground. Lord Alton added: “We all have a tremendous opportunity to not only get involved in a fantastic community event but also celebrate Liverpool’s rich Olympic history and continue John Hulley’s dream. “I am very grateful to Jamie Carragher and Liverpool FC for offering this great prize to encourage schools to get as many children involved.” Carragher said: “I hope the prize on offer will encourage as many schools as possible to enter a team.” The sports event is named after John Hulley, who was one of the three founding fathers of the modern Olympic games which is credited to Pierre De Coubertin. He helped start Liverpool Athletics Club in 1861. The first Grand Olympic Festival was held at Mount Vernon Parade Ground, Liverpool, the next year. Entry forms will be available online shortly at the triathlon website at http://www.seftontriathlon.co.uk/”&gt;http://www.seftontriathlon.co.uk/home/187-2011.html

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Patron announced by John Hulley Olympic Festival

Posted on March 11, 2011

The John Hulley Olympic Festival and organisers of the Sefton Triathlon are delighted to announce that Lord David Alton of Liverpool has agreed to become the Patron of the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon for the next two years

The Sefton Triathlon was established in 2002 to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Queen. It was only intended as a single year event, but it proved to be so popular that it was organised again the following year, and has now become an annual event on the Merseyside sporting calendar.

Such is its success it attracted 1,500 people to participate in 2010, whose ages ranged from 8 to 88, making it the world’s largest community triathlon. It has raised over £300,000 for numerous charities that support young people. The event received great news recently when New Start Homes agreed to be this year’s sponsors.

Lord Alton has agreed to be Patron for 2011 and 2012 when organisers will look to embrace the Olympic Games coming to London by recruiting 2,012 young people in 2012 to take part to mark this once in a lifetime opportunity. Lord Alton works tirelessly through his Foundation for Citizenship promoting active citizenship amongst 800 local schools in Merseyside and the North West and his support will help organisers of the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon achieve its 2,012 target.

The Sefton Triathlon changed its name to the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon in 2010 to celebrate the visionary founder of the modern Olympic Games. John Hulley, born and bred in Liverpool, ran Olympic Games for four years from 1862 and created the National Olympic Association at his Liverpool gymnasium thirty years before Cubertin established what has long been regarded as the first modern day Olympic Games.

John Moran, a member of the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon, announcing Lord Alton’s patronage said:

“This is a wonderful encouragement to all of us who are working to help young people by providing tangible emotional and social benefits through sport and the Olympics coming to Britain. Lord Alton’s patronage is an indication of this event’s significance, and will be a great help as we seek to recruit 2012 young people to participate in 2012.”

“We all considered Lord Alton to be the natural patron given his long and tireless work for young people through the Jubilee Campaign and his work with the International Young Leaders Network.”

 

Sefton triathlon launched with prize on offer from Liverpool FC

Apr 21 2011 by Mark Johnson, Crosby Herald

A GREAT day out with Liverpool Football Club is on offer for the best performing school at the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon.

The popular community occasion was officially launched this week and comprises a 2.5km run along Crosby coastline, a 5km bike ride and a swim in Crosby Leisure Centre.

It is anticipated that a crowd of more than 4,000 people will turn up to the race on Saturday, June 25, to cheer on pals and family members taking part in the world’s largest community triathlon.

This week Jamie Carragher told the Herald: “I am only too happy to support an initiative to get children involved in sport.

“The Sefton Triathlon is a great event, especially as it’s in the summer when the kids get the opportunity to swim, ride a bike and run in the same event.”

The patron of this year’s triathlon is Lord Alton, who applauded the event’s “rich” culture.

Lord Alton said: “I was only too pleased to agree to become patron of the John Hulley Sefton Triathlon as I know the benefits of sport to healthy lifestyles.”

 

The event will see the best performing school land a day at Liverpool FC’s Melwood training ground.

Lord Alton added: “We all have a tremendous opportunity to not only get involved in a fantastic community event but also celebrate Liverpool’s rich Olympic history and continue John Hulley’s dream.

“I am very grateful to Jamie Carragher and Liverpool FC for offering this great prize to encourage schools to get as many children involved.”

Carragher said: “I hope the prize on offer will encourage as many schools as possible to enter a team.”

The sports event is named after John Hulley, who was one of the three founding fathers of the modern Olympic games which is credited to Pierre De Coubertin.

He helped start Liverpool Athletics Club in 1861.

The first Grand Olympic Festival was held at Mount Vernon Parade Ground, Liverpool, the next year.

Entry forms will be available online shortly at the triathlon website at www.seftontriathlon.co.uk/