Liam Lloyd has raced for Great Britain on the elite stage and for Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, however he couldn’t resist the chance to become British champion for the second time.
“I won the British elite standard distance champs in 2015,” Lloyd said. “That was a huge feeling for me and then to win the 2019 British champs meant a lot because I was wearing the Team Cymru trisuit.”
British Triathlon coordinate annual national championship events which are hosted at events across the country for members to compete in for the chance to be crowned national champion within their age group.
The most recent British Championships was the standard distance which took place at AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds. You can read more about the racing and find out who became British champion across the age categories by clicking below.
Any British Triathlon Home Nation member can enter the championships, however, for the sprint and standard distance triathlon championships Welsh Triathlon support a team of athletes to compete under Team Cymru (Tîm Tri Cymru).
If you’re a Welsh Triathlon member and would like to find out about how you can qualify for Tîm Tri Cymru in 2022, please click here. Tîm Tri Cymru launched in 2019 and Lloyd was one of 20 athletes that Welsh Triathlon supported as part of Tîm Tri Cymru at the British Sprint Championships in Nottingham that year.
“I got in a breakaway with Jay Dafyd, a fellow Welsh Team mate, and we worked together to get a good gap resulting in Jay taking the 16-19 age group British title,” Lloyd commented
“It was really good to have that team element. It’s brilliant to be a part of a national champs where you have the chance to become a national champion and it becomes a team aspect as well.”
British Championships bring together members from across the Home Nations for the chance to be crowned British National Champion in their age group, with champions also automatically qualifying to represent the Great Britain Age-Group Team at the World Triathlon and Europe Triathlon Championships in the same discipline and distance.
As well as medals and titles being on offer, the championships provide members with the opportunity to see how they fair against athletes from across the country and provide an extra challenge to domestic racing.
You can find out more about the British Championships and see where they are scheduled to take place by clicking on the link below.