Get set for the 2021 British Championships


Each year, British Triathlon work with event organisers across the country to host a series of British Championships where members have the chance to become national champion in their age group.

Following the postponement of the British Championships in 2020, this year will see championships competed in standard and middle distance triathlon and, for the first time, aquathlon.

The first championship of 2021 is the British Standard Distance Triathlon Championships at AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds. Taking place on Sunday 6 June, competitors will swim, bike, run in and around Roundhay Park with the course starting and finishing in the park for the first time.

Participants will race across much of the same course that the elite triathletes of the World Triathlon Championship Series will in the afternoon, including crossing the same finish line outside Mansion House on their quest to be crowned British champion. To find out more about the event, please click here  

British Championship events are raced in five-year age categories, with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to the top-three male and female members in each category from under 20 upwards.

This year will see the return of the British Aquathlon Championships after their postponed reintroduction in 2020. Organised by Arctic One, the championships will take place at the Arctic One Tri & Para-Tri Festival on Saturday 17 July.

Dorney Lake will be the setting for the aquathlon action, with participants running 5km around the edge of the lake which hosted the rowing events at London 2012 after their 750m swim. To find out more about the event, please click here.

Also taking place at the Arctic One Tri & Para-Tri Festival is the British Paratriathlon Championships. The paratriathlon championships are open to any member with a classification, and you can find out more here.

The British Middle Distance Triathlon Championships will once again return to the Scottish Highlands at the Aberfeldy Multisport Festival. Participants will race across a 1,900m swim, 90km bike and 21km run in Highland Perthshire on Sunday 22 August.

The swim in Loch Tay is followed by the bike and run legs around the Highland roads near Schiehallion and Loch Rannoch, providing a challenging course in an awe-inspiring setting which will see both British and Scottish champions crowned. To find out more about the event, please click here.

The final British Championship of the year will be the duathlon championships, taking place at the Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon on 3 October. Oulton Park, Cheshire, is a motor circuit near Little Budworth that has hosted racing for over 60 years.

Taking part fully on the closed-road track, the standard distance duathlon will comprise of an 8.6km run, 38.8km bike and a final 4.3km run, with the event making full use of the main track. To find out more about the event, please click here

Due to Covid-19 restrictions in Wales, the 2021 British Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships, which were scheduled to take place at the Cardiff Triathlon, have been postponed until 2022 and will once again take place in Cardiff. As such, there will be no sprint distance championships this year. You can read our Covid-19 FAQs for national championships here.

The events hosting British Championships are open to all participants, however only British Triathlon Home Nation Core and Ultimate members are eligible to win national titles and medals. For more information about membership, please click here.

You can find out more about British Championships and other age group major events by clicking on the button below.


Events that are hosting a British Championship are organised by permitted event organisers who will be following relevant government and British Triathlon guidance in delivering their event in a Covid-Secure manner. All event communications will come directly from them, and if you have any questions about the event, please contact the event organisers.

British Triathlon have produced guidance for participants to help you take part in events in a Covid-Secure manner and this can be found on the button below. Where travel to a different Home Nation to the one you are resident in is required, please follow the relevant travel guidance at the time of the event.


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