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Eligibility and categories

Series Eligibility  for the 2019 series. All children wishing to obtain a series listing must be members of Triathlon England with London as their designated region

Series Eligibility

The Series is open to anyone who is a member of a Triathlon England and have their designated region as London with Triathlon England. Any child can enter and compete in any of the series races, but should you wish to be included in the series standing you will need to be a member. Equally you can still compete in races which might be part of another regions' series' but you will not be able to score points in that region, unless a registered member of Triathlon England for that region. More information about joining can be found here or clicking on the JOIN US tab in the top corner above. Note there is a family membership option which might be a good option where the parents compete too. 

It is not neccessary to be a member of a triathlon club to compete in the series.

There is no requirement to specifically register to be included in the series. By competing in one of the designated series races and being a member of Triathlon England your result will be translated into points and you will be included in the updated series league. When entering a race, please include your Triathlon England membership number when you enter so we can identify you and thus award the points appropriately.

2019 Categories

There are six age classifications based on year of birth, with a separate boys and girls category for each age-group. The categorisation is straight-forward enough once explained, but the date cut-off point is different to some other sports your children may already play such as football or hockey. Eligibility for an age-group is based on year of birth, and not the August/September cut-off date which others sports and indeed schools uses for a given year group. Similarly, most categories cover a period of more than 1 year. See below for the specific age categorises. For example, if you are 8 and you become 9 at any point in 2019, you would race in the Tristar1 category all year from January 2018 through to December 2019. You do not change categories on your birthday, rather like school everyone "moves up" an age category, where relevant, at the end of the racing year, 1st January 2020 in our case. In the example given, in 2020 this individual would continue to race in the Tristar1 category and would "move up" to Tristar2 in January 2021. This same rational is applied across all age groups. 

These follow the definitions published by British Triathlon - see here.

  • Tristarts - 8 years old (born in 2011)
  • Tristar1 – 9/10 years old (born in 2009 / 2010)
  • Tristar2 – 11/12 years old (born in 2007 / 2008)
  • Tristar3 – 13/14 years old (born in 2005 / 2006)
  • Youth – 15/16 years old (born in 2003/ 2004)  (British Triathlon Category A)
  • Junior - 17-19 years old (born in 2000- 2002)  (British Triathlon Category B & C combined)

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