The dates and venues for the 2023 British Triathlon Super Series have been revealed, bringing together the best up-and-coming Youth & Junior, Senior and Paratri athletes in Britain.
A key part of the British Triathlon performance pathway, the annual Super Series provides athletes with competitive racing and development opportunities against other high-performing athletes from across the Home Nations.
The 2023 Super Series will return to many of the venues which were visited in 2022, including two visits to Mallory Park where the British Triathlon Super Series Grand Final will be hosted in September 2023.
The Super Series will follow a similar format to previous years, with athletes earning points based on their finishing performance throughout their respective series (Youth & Junior, Senior and Paratri).
The 2023 Super Series will include a range of different racing formats to further athlete development including aquathlon, heats and finals and the eliminator format, during a calendar which will also incorporate the British Paraduathlon Championships (2 April), British Paratriathlon Championships (26 August) and the British Elite Triathlon Championships (9-10 September).
There will also be racing opportunities at British Triathlon’s two international events in 2023, with World Triathlon Para Series Swansea featuring Paratri Super Series racing on 15 July and World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland including Youth & Junior and Senior races over the weekend of 29-30 July.
The champions of the British Triathlon Super Series will be crowned at the Grand Final at Mallory Park over the weekend of 9-10 September, where additional points will be on offer at the event which will also incorporate the British Elite Triathlon Championships and the Inter-Regional Championships for TriStar athletes.
All Youth & Junior athletes wanting to race in the Super Series, and some Senior athletes, will need to attend the Performance Assessment Weekend. This will again take place at the University of Nottingham and Prestwold Hall Circuit over the weekend of 1-2 April 2023.
Youth & Junior athletes (born in or between 2004 and 2008) who have not competed in a Performance Assessments before and are not a member of a Regional Academy will need to attend an Academy-led bike session within their region to test their bike skills ahead of being invited to attend the Performance Assessments.
Youth & Junior athletes who need to attend a bike session can contact their relevant Regional Academy Lead here.
Events in the Paratri Super Series will again be open to both classified and non-classified athletes with an impairment. This was debuted for the first time in 2022 and saw Mel Nicholls go from competing in her first paratriathlon in Llanelli in May to representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Para Championships in November.
The British Triathlon Super Series has seen many of Britain’s international swim, bike, run stars come through the series including athletes who had recent success at the World Triathlon Championship Finals in Abu Dhabi.
Dan Salcedo, British Triathlon Olympic Pathway Manager, said: “The British Triathlon Super Series from a performance pathway perspective is the highlight of our domestic racing calendar.
“You only have to look at the youth, junior and senior athletes who have represented Great Britain at international events during the year to see just how important the Super Series is, and has been, in providing racing opportunities for our developing athletes.
“As usual we have thought carefully on how the Super Series fits together and the type of development experiences it challenges our athletes with and we’re very much looking forward to another year of brilliant racing in 2023.”
Alasdair Donaldson, British Triathlon Paralympic Pathway Manager, said: “The Super Series is a key part of the paratriathlon pathway and sees a wide range of athletes racing for Super Series titles.
“The 2022 series was part of PTVI athlete Dave Ellis and guide Luke Pollard’s undefeated season which saw them win the Super Series and retain their World title, while it was also the gateway into the sport for Colin Wallace and Mel Nicholls who went on to compete at the World Triathlon Para Championships.
“2022 was the first time we opened Paratri Super Series events to non-classified athletes and saw established and new athletes competing regularly in what is the world’s leading national paratriathlon series. It was brilliant to see many paratriathletes taking this opportunity to experience paratriathlon for the first time.
“As we look ahead to the 2023 Super Series, we are looking forward to more and more athletes getting involved in the series and we look forward to some of the next crop of young athletes beginning to emerge as they look to challenge those who are more established.”
The 2023 race calendar can be viewed on the British Triathlon Super Series website here.
Please note, although still to be confirmed, an additional event maybe added to the calendar on 2 July 2023.