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FAQs

Age Group

What competitions can I qualify for?

Several International Age-Group Championships are held across the globe each year. You can attempt to qualify for both European Championships and World Championships. 
  
There are sprint and standard distance triathlon and duathlon championships and middle and long distance triathlon and duathlon championships. In addition, there are aquathlon championships, aquabike championships and, cross and winter triathlon championships. Find out more on the championship registration pages

I live abroad and cannot compete in any of the qualifying races. Can I still be selected?

We do not have an overseas selection policy for sprint and standard qualification. You must compete in one of the designated qualifying races or have prequalified to gain qualification. Results from another country's selection races will not be considered.
 
You can still be selected for long distance championships, winter and cross triathlon championships, and aquathlon championships. These events do not have specific qualification races and you can submit performances from races where you have achieved the qualifying performance from outside of the UK or have met the relevant experience criteria. 
 

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 ETU / ITU 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 receive 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. 

I sent an email to the Team Manager for my event yesterday and I haven’t had a reply yet?

Please bear in mind that all the Age-Group Championship Team Managers are volunteers. Your email will be replied to as soon as possible. 

What are the uniform/kit requirements?

Please see the Great Britain Age-Group team policy section to obtain the official ITU 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 the European Triathlon Union (ETU). The Age-Group World Championships are organised by the International Triathlon Union (ITU). 

Can I compete in more than one qualification race?

You can enter and compete in more than one qualification race per ITU or ETU championship event but you only need to register once for that ITU / ETU championship.
 
You can qualify for multiple Championships, although current ITU 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. 
 

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