When will the kit code be sent out?
The unique kit code you need to purchase kit after you have been informed you have qualified for an ETU / ITU event will generally be released a few months out from the event. It will be sent out via email to the team so please ensure your email address is kept up to date on your BTF profile.
I'm moving up an age group next year, how does it work?
If a qualification race takes place in the year preceding the Championships, qualification is based on your finishing time compared to those athletes who will be in your same age group in the year of the Championships. For example, you are 34 and compete in the 30-34 age group. You are competing in a September qualification race for the European Championships to be held the following April, by which time you will have turned 35 and be in the 35-39 age group. You will compete in the appropriate qualification race in the 30-34 age group, however when the team manager allocates the qualified places they will look at your time and compare it to the other athletes from the same race who will be in the 35-39 age group next year. If your time places you within the correct percentage of the winner and/or top 4 eligible athletes then you will be selected in the 35-39 category for the European Championships.
I will be older during the Championship year, how do the age groups worl?
Everyone competes in the age group which they are in as of the 31st December each year. This might mean that you are moved up into an age group earlier than you would expect.
When the qualification races take place in the year before the ITU / ETU Championships, qualification is based on an athlete's finishing time compared to those athletes in the same age group during the year of the Championships. This means if athletes are moving up into an age group for the Championship year, their qualification is based on where their finishing time places them in the age group they will be racing in during the Championship year. Athletes could finish in the first 4 in their age group but an athlete moving into that age group could push you someone of a qualifying position if their time is faster. Please see point 8.3 in the Terms and Conditions.
The Team Manager looking after the event will pick you out of the results because you have registered your intent to qualify and we will have a list of everyone who is moving up an age group for the Championship event. You do not need to let us know you are moving up an age group.
We are a new club, what do we need to do?
i. I am a technical official or am thinking of becoming one, do I need membership?
British Triathlon support the development of high quality, confident and competent Technical Officials. Technical Officials are hugely important to the sport of triathlon and that’s why we take extra care of our Technical Officials by providing them with free Technical Official membership. If you think you’re entitled to free Technical Official Membership, please get in touch with our Events Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is there an elite person competing in my race?
In World Triathlon and ETU races, competitors who hold an elite/pro licence from the World Series cannot compete in age group events during the same calendar year unless granted permission by their National Federation.
For British Championship races anyone can compete, even if they have raced in elite races during the same calendar year.
Age Group Competition Terms and Conditions
All Age Group competitions will follow the same Terms and Conditions;
- There is no limit on the number of entries one person can make.
- The winner will be chosen at random from all entrants who meet the competition conditions.
- There is no cash alternative to the prize and the prize cannot be transfered to another person.
- The winner will recieve their prize 1 month after the closing date of the competition.
- The winner will be notified by direct message though their social media account or, if they are a member of British Triathlon via the email address in their account.
- Copyright to the entries will remain with the entrant but the entrant licences British Triathlon to use their photograph to promote the brand across websites and social media.
- The winner's name will be publically announced unless they request their name to be kept annonymous.
- The promoter is British Triathlon, PO BOX 25, Loughborough, Leicestershir, LE11 3WX
What am I insured for under my BTF membership?
To read about what you are covered for when racing in the UK and abroad, please read this information.
What are the costs involved in competing for the GBR Age Group Team?
Athletes need to pay a registration fee to register their intent to qualify for Championship events, this enables them to be considered for the Great Britain Age-Group Team. For 2023 qualification the registration fee will be £12. This covers the administration for the Age Group Team, administration for qualifying races, office space, other administration costs and bank charges among other essential items and processes.
For events where British Triathlon are sending a Team Manager and/or Support Team athletes will also be required to pay an International Race Fee. For 2023 championships the international race fee will be £23.The International Race Fee is in place to cover the costs incurred for the Age-Group Team Support Team. This includes covering the costs of those volunteers who travel to International events. The Team Managers and support staff are volunteers who strive to support you and give up their time all year around.
Athletes need to pay the race entry fee as set out on the team information emails. It is also mandatory to purchase a GBR Age Group Team tri-suit that complies with World Triathlon rules.
Athletes need to book their own flights, accommodation, transfers and all other travel arrangements. Athletes can book their flights independently or via British Triathlon’s Official Travel and Accommodation Supplier Nirvana.
In addition to the Home Nation member’s insurance we also recommend athletes consider additional insurance for travelling and racing abroad.
Why has the International Race Fee gone increased?
The International Race Fee is in place to cover the costs incurred for the Age-Group Team Support Team. This includes covering the costs of those volunteers who travel to International events. The volunteer Team Managers greatly add to the experience of competing in the Great Britain Age Group team and are key in administering the teams not just at the event but for the whole year. Without Team Managers the Age Group programme would not be sustainable. Over the past few years the costs of sending support staff to races abroad has increased dramatically and the £20 IRF is no longer supporting the costs incurred