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Access social media from the CLA Game Fair via 12 free-to-use WIFI Hotspots

CLA Game Fair at Harewood, Leeds

Visitors to this year’s CLA Game Fair, to be held at Harewood House in Yorkshire from Friday 31 July until Sunday 2 August, will be able to easily use social media sites and email thanks to the installation of 12 free-to-use WIFI Hotspots situated around the show site.

Designed to enable showgoers to use communications technology more effectively while at the CLA Game Fair, the WIFI Hotspots will each provide coverage of an area of around 50 metres in diameter and can support around 30-50 concurrent users at any one time, equating to up to 7,200 users per hour across the whole of the showground.

All visitors have to do to access a WIFI Hotspot is complete a short online registration and they can then make use of the free service. Details of users accessing the WIFI Hotspots, which will be sponsored by leading CLA Game Fair exhibitors, will be sent to each sponsor and the CLA Game Fair team.

The service is supported by industry standard WIFI network technology underpinned by satellite Internet connectivity, with connectivity and systems provided by SWAP Event Technology Solutions.

The WIFI Hotspots and improved communications coverage are thanks to a £130,000 investment in technology provided by the CLA and show sponsors.

Tony Wall, Director of the CLA Game Fair, commented: “For many people sharing their experiences on social media is an important part of their lives. I am certain our 12 free WIFI Hotspots will be extremely popular and will go a long way to enhancing visitors’ overall experience of the CLA Game Fair.”

For more details, visit www.gamefair.co.uk.

10% Early Bird Discount for the Brownlee Tri ends soon

Brownlee Tri at Harewood, Leeds

The early bird discount for the Brownlee Tri will expire on Sunday 31st May at midnight. Entrants have limited time to take advantage of the 10% discount off the standard entry fee.

Returning to Harewood House in Leeds on Saturday 26th September, the 2015 Brownlee Tri offers Sprint and Super Sprint distances for individuals and a Sprint or Corporate Challenge relay for teams, around the spectacular Harewood Estate. This year’s route includes a fantastic open water swim with pontoon entry and exit, a traffic-free closed road cycle and a new off-road run, covering trails that the Brownlee brothers train on.

In addition to taking part, the Brownlee Tri boasts a packed entertainment village for competitors and spectators to enjoy, including activities, refreshments, music and retail.

Don’t miss out on the 10% discount and sign up now here – www.brownleetri.com

 

Free entry with Macmillan

Cycling at Harewood House in Yorkshire

The Brownlee Tri has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as their charity partner for the 2015 event, and together we hope to raise a lot of money for this fantastic cause. Macmillan have guaranteed places available for this year’s Brownlee Tri. There is no registration fee to pay, just simply raise £300 in sponsorship.

One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest fight most of us will ever face. Macmillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. By joining Team Macmillan in the Brownlee Tri you’re helping to support people and their families living with cancer.

Macmillan’s free places are limited, so if this is of interest please enter ASAP.

Free entry with Team Macmillan – Enter here

Harewood House in Leeds hosts sporting events

Looking for a Case Study?
The fantastic Ann and her son George, are part of Team Macmillan at this year’s Brownlee Tri:

1. Have you done a triathlon before?
No, we haven’t. George has applied to do the London Triathlon in August as part of Team Macmillan, but up to now neither of us have done a triathlon.

2. Why are you participating in this event?
As a family, we are members of a local running club and regularly take part in local races. This year we’ve got more adventurous (or stupid) and started triathlon training and open water swimming. I’m loving it, especially as I’m doing it with my son who in not very long will be off to uni! He’s obsessed by the Brownlee brothers and all that they have achieved, so entering this event was essential. When we saw we could combine that with fundraising for Macmillan, it was extra special.

3. How have you been affected by cancer?
George’s Grandma (my step mum) died a few years ago and was nursed by Macmillan nurses. The main reason for raising funds for Macmillan is to make sure that everyone who is touched by cancer, whether personally or a family member, can have a Macmillan nurse to turn to. I am raising funds for Macmillan as part of a number of charity activities in school where I work. We are having our own race for life (for Cancer Research), bag packing (for Teenage Cancer Trust) and Mega Cake Bake Week (for Macmillan).

Many thanks,
The Brownlee Tri Team

2015 Brownlee Tri Route Announced

Brownlee Tri at Harewood, Leeds

The route for the 2015 Brownlee Tri has now been confirmed, taking in the beautiful landscape of Yorkshire on closed roads before a new run route around the Harewood Estate.

Pontoon confirmed for swim entry and exit!

We’ve taken on board your feedback from last year and have introduced a pontoon for the swim. The pontoon will take you out to the deep water for the start of the Brownlee Tri and also provide a ramp to swim onto for exiting the lake! This will further enhance your experience of Alistair and Jonny’s thrilling event.

Brownlee Triathlon at Harewood House

View the full route maps and elevation profiles on our website – CLICK HERE

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Swim Route
Taking advantage of the new pontoon, the swim route starts out in the deep water. The out-and-back anti-clockwise route finishes behind the start pontoon, with a finish ramp and volunteers to help you on your way to transition.

Bike Route
Our exciting traffic-free cycle route remains unchanged having received great praise from last year’s competitors. A scenic anti-clockwise loop past the House and through the Deer Park with views across Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside. Plus, cycle on the same routes as used in the 2014 Tour de France!

Run Route
A new and exciting off-road run challenge, passing alongside the waterfalls of Eccup Beck, heading within earshot of Emmerdale, and returning past the lake with a finish in front of Harewood House.

Many thanks,
The Brownlee Tri Team

Add some exclusivity to your CLA Game Fair visit with one of our renowned hospitality packages

CLA Game Fair at Harewood, Leeds

Visitors to the 2015 CLA Game Fair, to be held at Harewood House in Yorkshire from Friday 31 July until Sunday 2 August, are invited to enjoy fine dining, relaxation and a break from the buzz of the show by booking an exclusive CLA Game Fair hospitality package.

The packages enable visitors to enjoy the use of an exclusive suite in an elegantly furnished marquee overlooking the lawn in the CLA Members’ Enclosure, which will also feature displays of flowers, a string quartet, sparklingly smart rest rooms and a children’s play area.

Located just moments from the famous Gunmakers’ Row and premium shopping retailers, the hospitality suites enable showgoers to relax with friends and family, entertain clients or business associates and enjoy fine dining from CGC Event Caterers which will provide breakfasts, three course lunches and traditional afternoon teas created from local produce.

Game Fair at Harewood, Yorkshire

The Adult Full Day Hospitality Package includes a Full English, Continental or Healthy Start breakfast, a three-course waitress-served lunch, an afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones and mini cakes, and a sociable Pimm’s reception. An all day cash bar is available and the package also incorporates a complimentary Show Guide, VIP Forward Parking, use of the private garden overlooking the Members’ Enclosure, a private shopping service, a shop and drop facility, and a guest badge allowing entrance to the CLA Members’ Enclosure.

This package costs £195+VAT on the Friday of the show, £180+VAT on the Saturday and £160+VAT on Sunday. The price for children under 12 is £90+VAT on all three days. Visitors booking two hospitality packages for the same day, before Friday 15 May, will receive a £20 discount. Visitors will also receive a £5 discount on any bottle of champagne that is purchased in advance.

Separate breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea packages will also be available closer to the time, subject to availability, and corporate hospitality bookings for whole suites can also be made.

Tony Wall, CLA Game Fair Director, commented: “Our range of hospitality packages are second to none and together with supreme catering from CGC means visitors can enjoy excellent local food and drink in an attractive, restful and relaxing setting. Book yours today and add some extra elegance to your day!”

To book a hospitality package visit www.gamefair.co.uk and click Buy Tickets.

To book a hospitality suite please contact bex.welti@cla.org.uk

For more details, visit www.gamefair.co.uk.