British Triathlon reveal calendar of championships and qualifiers for 2023


British Triathlon has announced its age group calendar for 2023, revealing the dates and venues for next year’s British and Home Nation Championships and Great Britain Age-Group Team Qualifiers.

Always among the highlights of the domestic calendar, the British and Home Nation Championships are a chance for age group athletes to compete for British and national titles across the different distances and disciplines within swim, bike, run.

The first British Championships of the 2023 season will be the British Middle Distance Triathlon Championships at the Outlaw Half Holkham Weekend on 9 July, before later in the month the British Standard Distance Triathlon Championships will be held at the newly-announced World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland on 29-30 July.

It’s then onto the sprint distance with Shropshire Triathlon hosting the British Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships on 2 September, followed by the British Aquathlon Championships at Hever Castle on 24 September.

The final British Championships of the year will be in duathlon with the British Standard Distance Duathlon Championships being held at Grafham Water on 29 October.

Alongside the chance to race for British titles, there are also opportunities throughout the year for members of each Home Nation to become national champion.

The Triathlon England National Championships calendar for 2023 is available to view here with Home Nation Championships for Scotland and Wales to be announced soon on the following pages: Triathlon Scotland / Welsh Triathlon.

The age group calendar also includes 30 qualifying events for age group athletes wanting to try and qualify to represent the Great Britain Age-Group Team at World and European Championships in 2024.

This year, over 3,000 age group athletes have represented the GB Age-Group Team with medal successes across the age groups in the wide range of international events which are hosted each year.

The super sprint triathlon qualifier, which debuted in Sunderland this year, returns to the calendar for 2023 and will be part of the wider offering of qualifying races in aquabike, aquathlon, duathlon and triathlon.

The qualifying races for the 2024 events, which will feature five draft-legal races, will take place at events and venues across the country and will provide a range of different racing opportunities, including open and closed bike courses and a variety of swim types including sea, reservoir, river and lake swims.

Where possible, multiple qualifying events have been selected for each championships in order to make events accessible and provide members with the greatest opportunity to qualify.

Nicky Dick, Director of Age-Group Teams on the British Triathlon Board, said: “As an Age Group athlete myself, the announcement of the Age Group Major Event Calendar is always a really exciting time and it’s fantastic to see a 2023 with such a range of locations and formats.

“These events provide athletes across all age groups a unique opportunity to become British and English, Scottish or Welsh national champion and the chance to qualify for the Great Britain Age-Group Team. None of this would be possible without all the Event Organisers so a big thank you to them. Everyone involved is looking forward to what promises to be another brilliant year for of swim, bike, run.”

In order to qualify to represent the GB Age-Group Team, you must be a British Triathlon Home Nation Core or Ultimate member and register your intent to qualify by 5pm on the Friday before the qualifying race and by paying the registration fee of £12. The international race fee is £23 which covers the costs associated with team management and international race support.

More information about becoming a British Triathlon Home Nation member to be eligible to win British and national titles, as well as receiving the membership benefits, can be found here.

To view the full list of Championships and Age-Group Qualifiers, please visit the button below.


(Images - World Triathlon/Ben Lumley // Graham Beardsley/British Triathlon)

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