The Para Super Series offers dedicated para racing opportunities in Britain for paratriathletes across the year, providing key development and race experiences for classified athletes at different levels and this weekend will see the series champions crowned at the Grand Final.
Mallory Park is the venue for the Grand Final which will see the Para, Youth and Junior and Senior Super Series’ all reach their conclusion on Saturday 11 September.
Paratriathlon racing in 2021 has been affected by the pandemic, with racing taking place with a reduced field in Llanelli earlier in the year that didn’t form part of the Para Super Series and, as restrictions eased, a larger start list for the British Paratriathlon Championships in July that did.
The British Paratriathlon Championships took place at Dorney Lake in Buckinghamshire with a number of Tokyo-bound athletes among the starters. Michael Taylor (PTS4 Male), Claire Cashmore (PTS5 Female) and Melissa Reid and Hazel Macleod (PTVI athlete and guide Female) all came away with gold.
Also claiming victories were Oscar Kelly (guided by Mael Bely) in the men’s PTVI race, Georgina Lord (PTWC Female), Bret Crossley (PTWC Male), Chris Arthey (men’s PTS2 Male), Tom Carus (PTS3 Male), Hannah Moore (PTS4 Female) and Michael Salisbury (PTS5 Male).
The Grand Final at Mallory Park is the second and final race in the 2021 series after the championships, with only British Triathlon Home Nation members with a classification who have raced in both are eligible to be counted towards the overall series rankings.
Should there be a tie in the final standings after the Grand Final, then the performances at the British Paratriathlon Championships will be used to decide the ranking order.
The series caters for PTWC, PTS2, PTS3, PTS4, PTS5 and PTVI classifications including the subclasses for PTWC and PTVI. The winner of each male and female classification in the overall series will be awarded £300 prize money, with athletes having to have competed in both races eligible.
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