Each year before the start of the season a Performance Assessment Weekend takes place.
All youth and junior athletes based in the UK with aspirations to race on the British Youth and Junior Super Series should attend as the results from the weekend are used to set the Super Series order of entry. The assessments include a swim time trial on the Saturday followed by a combined bike/run on the Sunday in the East Midlands area.
The 2020 Performance Assessments will take place on the 4th/5th April and will be held at Loughborough University/Prestwold racing circuit.
2019 was the first year that the Performance Assessments also carried Super Series points, replacing the British Duathlon Championships in the Series.
Youth A 400m pool swim / 10km bike / 2.5km run
Junior & Youth B 800m pool swim / 20km bike / 5km run
A Big Weekend
This is a big weekend for Pathway activity and as well as the chance to compete for Super Series race starts, it also offers additional development opportunities for athletes and parents.
In line with our philosophy of whole athlete development the Saturday morning gives athletes the chance to listen to and interact with national programme staff and sports science/sports medicine practitioners along with current or recently retired senior athletes in a series of workshops built around pillars of the ADF as well as the chance later in the day to meet staff from different Universities that have triathlon programmes.
For parents it affords the opportunity to further develop knowledge and understanding to better support and facilitate your athlete’s journey. After feedback received from Pathway parents, parents will be split into 2 groups.
Group 1 will be parents who are new to the Super Series and Group 2 will be parents whose athletes have spent at least one year on the Series. Workshops will be specifically tailored to meet the different needs of each group.
For parents in Group 1 you will not be missing out, the workshop programme will roll around and repeat itself before your child has finished their Super Series journey.
This will give athlete and parents the chance to meet with coaches and staff from the leading universities that have triathlon programmes. This opportunity is aimed primarily at Junior athletes and so is held directly after their swim but Youth athletes and their parents are welcome to attend if time allows.
Information for the Weekend
The workshop programme and overall timetable for the weekend will be released closer to the event.
To find out more about how we are engaging with Parents and what are looking to implement please read our plans here.
For parents in Group 1 and athletes who are coming into the Series for the first time we would advise you spending some time to better understand exactly what the Athlete Development Framework is. Please click on the links and boxes below to find out more, click here to view the Athlete Development Framework. We have a booklet and a number of videoscribes that we hope explain the Framework in a simple and interactive way
To find out more about how the Performance Assessment work to set start lists for Super Series events please find the document below.
2019 Performance Assessment Weekend Results
2018 Performance Assessment Weekend Results
The results (including splits) and further information from 2018 can be found below:
2018 Presentation Slides
2017 Performance Assessment Weekend Results
The results (including splits) and further information from 2017 can be found below:
At the 2017 Performance Assesment weekend we released information on the new Athlete Development Framework. We would advise any athletes and parents who are new to Youth and Junior racing should take some time to familiarise themselves with the Framework as this will work to support their continued development
You can find out more about the Athlete Development Framework by downloading the booklet or exploring the links below.
The Six Pillars
The framework is built around 6 key principles of development or pillars that align with our core values on talent development and coaching practice. Please click on a title to learn more.