Inter-Regional Championships take place this weekend

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This weekend’s Grand Final event will see TriStar 2 and TriStar 3 athletes competing for their regions and nations to be crowned winners of the Inter-Regional Championships (IRCs).

Thirteen teams comprising a team from Scotland, Wales, Jersey and one from each of the ten English regions, will battle it out across the two age groups on Saturday 11 September at Mallory Park in Leicestershire.

Athletes will compete across heats and final to earn points for their region or nation, with the cumulative total determining the winning team.

Each team has had its own way of selecting athletes from within its pool to race on Saturday, with the event providing a great way for them to come together as race as part of a team and enjoy the competitive event environment in a team setting.

The last time the event took place was in 2019, with the team from the South East swim, bike, running out the victors. The North East team finished second and the East third.

This year, the TriStar 2 races will be competed over the aquathlon format of a 300m swim and 1.25km run. The TriStar 3 races will be a triathlon comprising a 300m swim, 2.6km bike and 1.2km run around the circuit at Mallory Park.

The British Triathlon Grand Final brings together athletes from across the Britain’s performance landscape. As well as the IRCs, the final races of the British Triathlon Youth and Junior, Senior and Para Super Series will all take place, crowning the overall 2021 series winners.

The event has a strong heritage within the development of athletes throughout British Triathlon’s performance programme, providing opportunities for developing athletes to test themselves against the best in their age group as they learn and grow.

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