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2022 British Triathlon Senior Super Series - Age Group Opportunities

A unique opportunity for age group athletes to be a part of the 2022 Senior Super Series race and compete with performance athletes for prize money

2022 Age Group Opportunities at the Senior Super Series Events

2022 will see opportunities for age group athletes to compete in the Senior Super Series events. Age group athletes need to compete at the Performance Weekend (PA) to qualify for the Super Series this is instead of registering for each Super Series event. 

Age group athletes must register with their results which meet the required qualifying standards and then compete in the Performance Assessment weekend to be selected for the whole series. This includes submitting evidence of ability in swim, bike and run.

Ten male and ten female Age Group athletes will be selected to compete at the Performance Assessment weekend.

Please click here for the qualifying policy.

 

Performance Assesment Weekend

  • When? April the 2nd and 3rd
  • Where? 2nd April in Nottingham. 3rd April at Prestwold Hall, near Nottingham.
  • What? 2nd April - 800m pool time trial swim in the afternoon. 3rd April 20km draft legal bike and 5km run

The Performance Assessment weekend will take place in and near Nottingham over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd April 2022. The swim will be an 800m pool time trial swim on Saturday the 2nd of April in the afternoon. (Athletes who do not meet 11 minutes 30 seconds for the 800m swim may be removed from the pool and also the weekend)

The bike and run segments will take place on Sunday the 3rd of April at Prestwold Hall during the daytime.  Athletes will start the bike/run in pursuit format. The fastest swimmer will start first, subsequent athletes will then follow according to swim time. If an athlete is 5 secs slower, they start 5 secs behind, 10 secs slower, 10 secs behind, etc. Athletes start in bare feet, as if exiting the water, and run into and complete T1, before going onto complete the bike, T2 and run without a break, as per a standard Triathlon. As per all other Super Series events elite rulings such as lapping and wheel regulations will be applied.

To qualify for the Peformance Assesment weekend athletesshould read the qualifying policy and submit results and evidence of swim, bike and run ability.

Athletes who are selected to take part in the Performance Assessment weekend must attend if they want to compete in the Senior Super series in 2022. There are no alternative dates available.

 

After the Performance Weekend

After the Performance Assessment weekend, athletes will be ranked from one to 10 and offered race starts according to their ranking, this is dependent on the number of spaces available at each event. Due to course design some events may allow only 3 male and 3 female age group athletes, but others may allow more up to a maximum of 5. Athletes ranked in 10th place will not necessarily be left out of competing, it may be that athletes ranked above them cannot attend and event or, more senior places may open up, allowing athletes ranked up to 10th to be offered a start.

 

Who can register as an age group athlete? 

Athletes who have finished two or more previous Senior Super events, are members of a Home Nation Programme or one of the eight British Triathlon affiliated Training Centres of Bath, Birmingham, Cardiff, Eastbourne, Leeds, Loughborough, Nottingham and Stirling, plus athletes who have previously competed in the British Junior and Youth Super Series can register as Senior athletes. All other athletes who are 20 years or older in 2022 who wish to take part should register as Age-Group athletes1.

Note 1 - British Triathlon reserves the right to promote any athlete who does not meet the above criteria BUT has outstanding single, double or triple discipline abilities into the Series as a ‘Senior’ (and not Age Group) athlete. Ordinarily such athletes would also be expected to compete at the Performance Assessments.

To be eligible, participants must be a current British Triathlon Home Nation member with a Core or Ultimate membership. You may be asked to prove your membership when entering and registering at the individual races on the series at the request of the event organiser. Please ensure that your membership record is up to date and that all information on it is correct, entering each race with your name as it appears on your membership card.

Selection of Senior Super Series start lists for 2022 will be at the discretion of British Triathlon's Performance Team, and their decision on accepting or rejecting race starts is final.

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Click here for the age group qualifying policy 

 

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