When will the rolldowns begin?
The rolldown place allocations normally start a few weeks after last quailficaiton date or, after the date which pre-qualified competitors from the current season have to register their intent to qualify. There is no need to contact the Team Manager or Age Group Coordinator to ask when these will begin. We understand competitors need to make plans for the forthcoming season and we will endeavour to begin the rolldowns as soon as possible.
How do I register my intent?
I can't register my intent to qualify
Firstly, are you a member of British Triathlon and, do you have the minimum of a Core or Ultimate membership? ?
Secondly, are youmoving up an age group next year and, have you checked or your name in your new age group?
Thirdly, have you already registered and have forgotton you have done so? If you check in your age group further down the event page, is your name already on the list of those who have registered their intent to qualify?
How do I pre-qualify?
People taking part in the current ITU / ETU championships may be eligeable to quailfy for the following years championships if they finish in a certain position. For information on the specific pre-quaification (PQ) policies, pleae click here. You can take up your pre-qualification place by first registering your intent to qualify and then by emailing the Team Manager and stating; your name, the race you took part in, the age group you competed in, the position you finished and, by stating that you would like to accept your PQ place.
I think my bike/equipment/uniform might be illegal, where can I find out more?
Age-Group Championships follow the ITU Competition rules which can be found here.
Can I use the evidence from a race I've just done to qualify for an ITU / ETU race?
Sprint and standard duathlon and triathlon have specific qualifying races so unfortunatly you wouldn't be able to use your own race evidence. Aquabike, aquathlon, middle distance triathlon and duathlon and, long distance duathlon and triathlon need you to add your own race results as evidence to qualify. Please follow the guidelines on each individual event webpage. If you have something which you think might be ok but are not sure, please contact the team manaegr (email is at the top of each webpage) and check with them.
I cannot compete, do I have to notify anybody to withdraw?
Yes. Please notify your team manager and the age-group team as soon as possible in writing via email. Your team manager’s email address can be found within the championship registration page for your event and/or within your team information emails. It is important that you notify as soon as possible – in many cases your place can then be offered to another athlete.
What are the costs?
You will need to pay a registration fee to register your intent to qualify which will enable you to be considered for the Great Britain Age-Group Team. The registration fee is currently £10.
For events where British Triathlon are sending a Team Manager and/or Support Team you will also be required to pay £20 international race fee. The International race fee is in place to cover the costs incurred for the Age-Group Team Support Team. This includes those who travel to the events. The Team Managers and support staff are volunteers who strive to support you.
You will need to pay the race entry fee as set out on the team information emails. It is also mandatory to obtain a trisuit that complies with the Age-Group Team Kit requirements.
You will need to book your flights and accommodation. You can book your flights independently or via British Triathlon’s Official Travel and Accommodation Supplier Nirvana.
In addition to your Home Nation member’s insurance we also recommend you to consider additional insurance for travelling and racing abroad.
Why has club affiliation changed?
British Triathlon Club Affiliation has remained the same for 10 years, and from 1 January 2020 we will be rolling out a refresh of affiliation and the price associated with it as we ensure that the service we provide meets your club’s needs and affiliation is more appropriate to the clubs within triathlon. During the 10-year period in which prices have been static, insurance costs have risen and new benefits to affiliation have been introduced with no change in the price.
What are the new price tiers for club affiliation?
From 1 January 2020, the cost of Club Affiliation will vary on the number of members your club has and the type of club you are.
For Community, Single Discipline and Closed Clubs, the costs are as follows:
<149 members - £150
150-299 members - £250
>300 - £300
For Commercial Clubs, the cost of affiliation is £350 regardless of the number of members you have.