Qualification for the London Series
2020 JUNIOR RACE SERIES - CANCELLED
9th April update - unfortunately, with no racing permitted by the BTF until 30th June 2020 at the earliest the decision has been taken to cancel the race series for this year. No decision has yet been made about the IRC race in September (and therefore any requisite qualification) although that will be communicated at the earliest opportunity. It is hopeful that some races can still be organised for later in the summer but it is too early to tell at this stage. Stay safe everyone.
To be entered for the London Junior Race Series athletes must either live within the London area or be a current member of a London Triathlon registered club and be a British Triathlon Home Nation member. The regional affiliation MUST be set to London and reflected in your Junior membership or your results will not be included. This is NOT automatic based on club membership or which region you competed previously.
CORRECT MEMBERSHIP DETAILS/NUMBERS AND LONDON AFFILIATION MUST BE ENTERED BEFORE THE FIRST RACE OF THE SERIES ON SUNDAY 29TH MARCH 2020. A FURTHER WEEK'S GRACE MAY BE GIVEN FOR ANY TEETHING PROBLEMS FOLLOWING PUBLICATION OF THE RESULTS BUT NO MEMBERSHIP NUMBER AND/OR NO LONDON REGION AFTER 5TH APRIL 2020 = INELIGIBLE FOR THE LONDON SERIES.
If you want your performance in the series events to count to the London Junior Series then you need to make sure that you are a British Triathlon member and that your Region assigned to your membership is “London”. If you’ve joined British Triathlon since you entered the event please send the event organiser your BTF membership number before the event and they should be able to update your details.
To check your region, log on to your British Triathlon account. Then in the “my profile” click the “manage profile” button and in the address drop down you can see the “region” assigned to your membership. You can change your region to “London” here.
If you need help with your login, lost password etc, contact membership@britishtriathlon.
NB. The default region is associated with your Triathlon membership and is based on your postcode, which is not always the region you would expect. Please also note, results cannot be added retrospectively to the series standings once you have amended this field. Only those results obtained after this is set to London can be added to the series standings.
The regional series is open to athletes between the ages of 8 & 19 (age as of December 31st 2020)
There are six age classifications based on year of birth. Age for each group are as of 31st December 2020:
- TriStar Start: 8 years old (born 2012)
- TriStar 1: 9-10 years old (born 2010 / 2011)
- TriStar 2: 11-12 years old (born 2008 / 2009)
- TriStar 3: 13-14 years old (born 2006 / 2007)
- Youth: 15-16 years old (born 2004 / 2005)
- Junior: 17-19 years old (born 2002 / 2003)
Series Events 2020
The events for 2020 have been confirmed so please see below for updated information.
There are 9 events in the final series. Overall positions in the series will be based on the following criteria:
TriStart - best 4 events (any discipline)
T1 - best 4 events (including at least 1 triathlon)
T2 - Juniors - best 5 events (including at least 2 triathlons)
NB. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the above criteria is null and void and will be reviewed when there is more clarity around around the whole situation.
|Crystal Palace||Sunday 17th May||CANCELLED|
|The Bridge||Sunday 21st June||CANCELLED|
|Trinity||Sunday 28th June||CANCELLED|
|Hillingdon||Sunday 29th March||CANCELLED|
|Velopark||Sunday 3rd May||CANCELLED|
|Greenwich||Sunday 31st May||CANCELLED|
|London Fields||Sunday 7th June||CANCELLED|
|Thames Turbo||Saturday 13th June||CANCELLED|
|Optima Open Water||Sunday 5th July (PM)||CANCELLED|
How are points calculated?
The London Junior Race Series is governed by the London Triathlon Regional Committee. All races are sanctioned by British Triathlon and therefore competitors and spectators must abide by the rules of the British Triathlon.
Points are calculated based on the first London finisher's time with this athlete receiving 1000 points (occasionally a non-London athletes may win a London series events, but for the league purposes we ignore any such athlete and award the first London finisher 1000 points and calculate all points based on the time achieved by the first London finisher). Subsequent results are calculated by dividing the winning time by the recorded time for all other athletes and multiplying the result by 1000 (eg winner in 18mins gets 1000pts, 2nd place finishes in 18 minutes 36 seconds. 18 mins divided by 18mins 36 seconds * 1000 = 968 and therefore the 2nd place finisher would would receive 968 points for that race).
If a race is cancelled or is deemed not to have met the level of quality that we require from a race then the committee have the right to amend the number of points scored by all athletes and may amend the number of qualifying races to count in the series.
Final 2019 Standings
The Current Standing page is not able to calculate our season ending points completely accurately as it takes the best 4 results and this does not always include a triathlon. We have defined that the overall score must include at least 1 triathlon. As such the final standings have to be re-organised manually. The final standing can be found here.
In 2020, a squad of 4 boys and 4 girls from Tristar 2 & Tristar 3 are selected to represent London in the Inter Regional Championships. New for 2020, TS2 and TS3 athletes will race in a heat and finals format with the TS2s racing an Aquathlon and TS3s racing a Triathlon. The selection is based on their performances in specific qualifying races.
Full details of the IRC process, together with the date and venue of the IRC's themselves can be found on the IRC selection page.
Each year 6-8 boys and girls from each age category Tristar1 to Youth are selected to represent London in the Inter-Regional Duathlon against the South East.
Full details of the IRD selection process and more information about the event itself can be found on the IRD page.