All you need to know about the what’s coming up on the Paratri Super Series in 2021
The British Triathlon Paratri Super Series offers paratriathletes from across Britain with dedicated racing opportunities and the chance to compete against other paratriathletes on a domestic front throughout the year. The series is open to any paratriathlete with a classification, and more information on classifications is available below.
Incorporated within the series are the British Paratriathlon Championships where national paratriathlon champions will be crowned.
Prize money will be available to the overall winner within each category in the series, with £300 on offer for the athletes who accumulate the most points across three races - each athlete must compete in a minimum of two events to be eligible for a series award. You can find out more about how you score points in the series by visiting our Paratri Super Series Explained page.
Due to Covid-19 racing in 2021 will look different to normal, and all races on the Paratri Super Series will be subject to British Triathlon guidance for events and event organisers, ensuring that they are safe to race at.
Covid-19 Secure measures will be communicated by the organisers of the different races in the build up to the event, but please be aware that these may differ when racing across England, Scotland and Wales and may also affect spectators as well as participants.
Below is an outline of the 2021 British Triathlon Paratri Super Series, however this is subject to change depending on local and national restrictions.
2021 British Triathlon Paratri Super Series Overview
This initial outline may be subject to change, with events marked TBC still under discussion to ensure that participant experience across the series is the best available.
|1||16 May 2021||Llanelli Multi-Sport Festival||Llanelli, Carmarthenshire||TBC|
|2||17 July 2021||Arctic One Tri & Para-Tri Festival||Eton Dorney||Apply Now|
|3||11-12 September 2021||TBC||TBC||TBC|
To be eligible, participants must be a current British Triathlon Home Nation member. 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.
Other domestic events
In addition to specific paratriathlon events, many paratriathletes also take part in domestic events across the country. You can find events on the British Triathlon Event Search, however, if you are unsure about taking part in an event, contact the event organiser to discuss specifics on how they can support you at their event.
Any paratriathlete or aspiring paratriathlete who wishes to compete on the national or international level will require a classification in order to race. A classification provides you with a sport class in which you will race against other paratriathletes within the same class.
There are six classifications:
- PTWC - Wheelchair users
- PTS2, PTS3, PTS4, PTS5 – ambulant classes for athletes with varying impairments
- PTVI – athletes with total or partial visual impairments
You can find out more about classifications here.
In addition to paratriathlon specific events many athletes can also take part in the hundreds of triathlon events organised across the country every weekend. If you are not sure if you will be able to take part in any event then please contact the race organiser and explain the nature of your impairment and you will find that the vast majority of race organisers are more than happy to accommodate any special needs you may have.
For details of these events please visit our event locator page.