The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift are coming to Britain and are bringing a unique virtual opportunity for British Triathlon affiliated clubs to battle it out in the SLT Arena Games London Club Championships Powered by Zwift.
The Club Championships will see affiliated clubs earn points as their members take part in virtual running and cycling races on Zwift.
By taking part in the virtual races, members will earn points for their club’s cumulative total with prizes available for the affiliated clubs with the highest total at the end of the series.
The affiliated clubs with the highest number of total points in each gender ranking at the end of the series will win the chance for an exclusive virtual meet and greet with a star Super League athlete, with the top three clubs in each gender winning framed Super League Triathlon jerseys and a Super League Triathlon merchandise pack.
In 2020, Britain’s Jess Learmonth and Germany’s Justus Nieschlag came out on top at the inaugural Super League Triathlon Arena Games in Rotterdam, with 2021 seeing London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park being selected to host the event in March in addition to the return to Rotterdam in April.
The Club Championships will provide opportunity for affiliated clubs to compete in the build-up to the action in London, and club members can sign up on the Super League website where they will need to declare their club for their points to be added to the overall total.
There will be one male and one female race taking place in each discipline for three consecutive weeks from Monday 22 February across a range of Zwift routes. To find out more about Zwift and to register for an account, click here.
If you want to find out more about getting involved with a triathlon club and to find your local affiliated club, use our club search here.
Will Evans, Head of Clubs and Regions at British Triathlon, said: “Working with Super League to give our clubs the opportunity to battle it out virtually is really exciting for us as virtual activity has become a crucial part of our strategy to deliver great experiences through swim, bike, run.
“Great clubs are at the heart of triathlon in this country and this has been highlighted more than ever through Covid-19. Providing them with the chance to compete in the lead up to Arena Games which are coming to Britain for the first time is a real positive and one I’m sure our clubs and their members will embrace.”
Michael D’hulst, CEO of Super League Triathlon, said: “We are very excited to be working with British Triathlon and Zwift to deliver the SLT Arena Games London Club Championship.
“We recognise that the last year has been a difficult time for everybody in our sport and we are pleased to be able to join forces to give triathletes the chance to have some competition and fun with friends.
“Our professional athletes will be battling it out in London on March 27, and this is a great chance to get a taste of what the likes of Jonny Brownlee and Georgia Taylor-Brown will feel in an enjoyable and inclusive environment.”