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Leeds HR professional raises £550 for a great cause

A member of the HR team at Leeds Building Society’s Head Office raised £550 for a cancer charity by taking part in the Leeds Xpress Traithlon.

Janet Lightfoot successfully completed the Triathlon at Leeds Grammar School in one hour and 55 minutes, raising £550 for Breast Cancer Now - including £185 in matched funding from Leeds Building Society.

The event started with a 400m swim in the six lane indoor pool, followed by a 23.6km cycle along the A61 and finally a 5.4km off-road run on closed roads and tracks. Janet completed these three events in 11 minutes: 52 seconds, one hour: eight minutes and 31 minutes: one second respectively.

Janet said: “I knew my first triathlon would be a great challenge for me, especially having to combine all three activities, but what a great way to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.

“It’s a very personal charity to me as my mum has been affected by breast cancer, and I wanted to do something to raise funds for vital research.

“I am delighted to have raised £550 in total, and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me and Leeds Building Society for providing matched funding.”


Notes to Editors

Janet Lightfoot following the Leeds Xpress Triathlon.

Janet Lightfoot following the Leeds Xpress Triathlon.

The justgiving address for the charity is

More information about the event can be found via

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.1bn (as at 31 December 2014). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.