Here at ReesLeisure we are dedicated to running the very best in sporting events to harness the South’s love of sport at all levels.
We’re here to provide great competition for serious athletes, fun for youngsters and families and provide the right environment for those new to sport to thrive.
But our work doesn’t just involve running events – we offer unrivalled sponsorship opportunities for brands to reach thousands of people, we work closely with the communities in the area and we’re here to help charities raise money for their individual causes.
ReesLeisure runs the ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k and the Winchester Half Marathon. New for 2017 will be Southampton Sailing Week and Cycle Southampton together with a new charity event – Southampton Celebration Proms at the Mayflower Theatre.
TryTri events runs the Radley Duathlon, May Day Triathlon and St Swithun’s Triathlons in Winchester while for swimmers, the company also operates the Wessex Swim School in Winchester, Southampton and Salisbury.
In 2016 more than 15,000 people were part of ReesLeisure events – so make sure you don’t miss out!
ReesLeisure was started by Chris Rees whose first business, Wessex Swim School was founded 8 years ago. He has grown the business from 20 swimmers to over 950 weekly swimmers and an impressive 1,000 + swimmers per year learn to swim with Wessex Swim School. Wessex Swim School has a strong brand along the south coast as a high quality affordable swim school. The swim school is also one of the most highly regarded swimming teacher training outlets in the UK, having trained over 750 swimming teachers with a 98% pass rate.
Try Tri Events has also grown to be a strong brand within the Rees Leisure family, arranging events throughout the year which appeal to first timers as well as experienced competitors. Try Tri activities include training events as well as competitive races.
Marafun is the subsidiary company of that organises the ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k and the Winchester Half Marathon (new for 2016).
ReesLeisure is now led by Managing Director, Nikki Rees, Chris’ younger sister, whilst he works in the role of Business Development Director to take the events to even greater heights.