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Age Group

I live in Great Britain but I am not British. Can I still compete on a GB Age-Group team?

To be eligible to compete in the Great Britain Age-Group Team an athlete must be both: (i) A valid current member of a Home Nation Association on the date(s) of the Championship; (ii) A British Citizen holding a British passport or have been a legal resident in the United Kingdom for a minimum of one (1) year prior to the Championship. See section 24. inn the BTF competition rules.

How and when can I find out if I have qualified?

Please allow at least two weeks from the deadlines outlined on the event registration page for your event for the selection process to be completed and for the results to be published on the event registration page. This means if you are racing at a specific Europe Triathlon/World Triathlon qualifier and are hoping to qualify for a sprint or standard distance championships, you need to wait approximately two weeks before you find out whether you have qualified or not.  If you have submitted your performance details to qualify for any other type of Championship, you may have to wait for two weeks after the deadline on the event registration page. You can find out who has qualified by scrolling down to the registered athletes list at the bottom of the registration page for your event. The event registration pages can be found here.


PQ = prequalified 

Q = qualified 

% = rolldown percentage

I have qualified. What happens next?

As soon as possible after the qualification race or qualification window successful athletes will be notified via e-mail. We endaevour to complete this process within two weeks. The e-mail will confirm your selection and contain further instructions on the next steps to take. In addition to this a ‘Q’ will be placed next to your name on the list of registered athletes at the bottom of the Championship event information page. The event registration pages can be found here.
PQ = prequalified 
Q = qualified 

Please don't contact either the Team Manager or the Age Group Coordinator until after this 2 week period, we will be busy sorting out your results.

I have qualified but I have not received any team emails?

Please ensure that your email address is correct within your Home Nation membership account at all times. If you haven’t received emails then please check your spam filter and add @britisthriathlon.org to your trusted senders list to ensure that your receive emails. 

What are the uniform/kit requirements?

Please see the Great Britain Age-Group team policy section to obtain the official World Triathlon Uniform rules which contain details about the tri suit requirements, sponsorship rules and logo placements.
There are a number of other optional items that are available in addition to the tri suits including specific event polo shirts and track suits which are all optional. All items can be purchased online via the Age-Group Kit Shop.

Who organises Age-Group championships?

The Age-Group European Championships are organised by Europe Triathlon. The Age-Group World Championships are organised by World Triathlon

Can I compete in more than one qualification race?

You can enter and compete in more than one qualification race per World Triathlon or Europe Triathlon championship event but you only need to register once for that World Triathlon/Europe Triathlon championship.
You can qualify for multiple Championships, although current World Triathlon rules do not allow an athlete to take part in two events within a 24 hour period at the same Championships so if you are successful in qualifying for two Championships that will be held within 24 hours of each other you will be asked to withdraw from one. Sprint and Standard are classed as separate Championships.
If a qualification race acts as a qualifier for more than one Championship you must register your intent for both Championships if you intend to qualify for both. You will only be considered for selection in the Championships you have registered your intent for. 

The event I want to use as race evidence doesn't have 5 year age bands?

If you are registerig your intent to qualify for Aquathlon, Aquabike, Cross Triathlon and Duathlon, Sprint and Standard Duathlon, Middle or Long Triathlon and Middle or Long Duathlon, you need to register your intent to qualify by adding race evidence. One stipulation of the race evidence you need to submit is that the results must be split into 5 years age categories. This is to align the results with current Europe Triathlon and World Triathlon events and is also to compare your performance to those in your age group. You may use age groups other than those in 5 year bands however you should 1) check this is ok with the Team Manager; 2) the results should be freely avaliable on-line.

How many qualification places are there? What if all the qualification places are not filled?

National Federations can enter a maximum of 20 athletes per age-group into an international Championship. 

An athlete who finishes outside of the outlined qualification criteria will not be eligible for qualification regardless of spaces available. 

How do I find the World Triathlon and Europe Triathlon websites?

The World Triathlon Website can be found here. The Europe Triathlon Website can be found here.

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