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  • Public Liability Insurance
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Age Group

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. 

How do I qualify for one of the 2020 Super Series 5 Age Group places?

To read more about the 2020 Super Series please click here

The 5 Age Group places for each event are dependant on providing verifiable results which must meet the qualifying criterea. This will be released on Friday the 20th December.  

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. 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 you will also be required to pay the £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 and give up their time all year around.

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. 


When are the British Triathlon offices closed for Christmas?

Following the recent change to government guidance, all British Triathlon staff are now working from home until the planned closure of business for the Christmas holiday on Friday 17 December. Until then, please contact clubs@britishtriathlon.org or call 01509 226199 for support.

From 5.00pm on Friday 17 December the business will be closed until Tuesday 4 January. All messages and affiliation forms received during this period will then be worked through as quickly as we can from Tuesday 4 January.

What happens to our form if we submit whilst the offices are closed?

When the business reopens on Tuesday 4 January 2022, we will work through all of the affiliation forms submitted during that period as quickly as we can.

All forms will be assessed as normal to check everything is in place. Any questions or issues will be sent to clubs for clarification or action.

Once we have completed the process, including receiving full payment, your affiliation and insurance cover will be backdated to 1 January 2022 (if submitted before 31 December 2021) or the date it was submitted (if after 31 December 2021).

We haven’t submitted our affiliation form for 2022 yet, is it too late?

It is definitely not too late to affiliate for 2022. Please visit our website to get started (https://www.britishtriathlon.org/clubs/club-affiliation)

If you submit a fully completed form before 31 December 2021, we will backdate your affiliation and insurance cover to 1 January 2022 once we have completed the process with you.

If your form is submitted after 31 December 2021, the affiliation and insurance cover will be backdated to the date you submitted the form, once we have completed the process and you have made full payment.

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