The British Triathlon Super Series season comes to an end this weekend in the Grand Final at Mallory Park, with top spot still up for grabs in most categories, and the annual Inter Regional Championships being hosted in Leicestershire.
The weekend will see Youth A athletes compete over a super sprint distance, with Youth B, Junior and Senior athletes competing across the sprint distance. The Paratri Super Series athletes will take part in a duathlon due to low water levels causing accessibility challenges to the swim.
The next generation of Super Series athletes will also be in action as British Triathlon hosts the Inter Regional Championships. The multi-format championships provide opportunity for TriStar 2 and TriStar 3 athletes to compete for their English region, Scotland, Wales or Jersey.
In addition to the team racing, individual champions will be crowned off the back of the individual TriStar 2 and TriStar 3 Open and Female races on Saturday.
In Female Youth A, in the absence of series leader Annabelle Souter, Lauren Mitchell, who has won two of her four races this season, needs a top-two finish to secure the title. Patience Lamb, who also boasts a series win this season, is currently in fourth spot in the standings and will need results to go her way to secure the series win, as does third place Seaena Silvester. The fourth athlete that can still claim the series crown is fifth-placed Betsy North who finished second at Llanelli earlier this year.
The Open Youth A category sees Arthur Ballard currently lead the way with the maximum number of points thanks to his four wins this season. Second place Maximus Murray comes into the race with a chance of claiming the title having won last time out at Eton Eliminator.
Third and fourth place, Alex Boyer and William Priden, are also in with a chance of taking the top spot and have had multiple trips to the podium this year. Liam Conway and Alex Dack, who occupy sixth and seventh respectively, also have a mathematical chance of taking the overall series win but would need results to go in their favour.
Female Youth B could see one of seven different triathletes claim the overall series win with extra points on offer at the Grand Final.
Helena Coy currently leads the way with the maximum number of points having won the six races she’s competed in this year. Jessica Heeps and Talia Hughes sit second and third respectively, both with one win each and multiple podium visits. Eloisa Symonds, Anna Jollife, Ella Chalmers and Meisha Trend-Evans also all have a mathematical chance of winning this year’s series.
Mathematically any one of nine athletes could win the Open Youth B race. Jasper Adamson currently leads the way ahead of Luke Holmes and Harry Maxwell, with the trio all boasting wins this season.
Tom Clark is the other athlete in the field that has a win to his name, and he sits in seventh behind fellow starters Ifan Bowen (sixth), Joshua Predndergast (fifth) and Rory Bryant (fourth).
Ben Hill and Will Pearson Inman still mathematically have a chance of winning as does Joshua Maxwell who is in the T2 race this weekend.
Just as the other categories, the Female Junior race is open heading into the Grand Final. Isla Hedley leads the way ahead of six other athletes that could take the title at Mallory Park. She boasts five podiums from her five races, including two wins.
Behind her is Antonia Jubb and Eve Whitaker, both with two wins to their names as well. Millie Breese (fourth), Abigial Baines (fifth), Emily Crookes (sixth) and Charly Marhsall (seventh) all come into the race still in contention with a mathematical chance of winning overall.
With over 3000 points up for grabs, Zak Clemens in 14th place overall, still has a chance to claim the title in the Open Junior race where Oliver Mills currently leads the way having won his last race at World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland.
Eton Eliminator winner Solomon Okrafo-Smart is also on the start line in Mallory and is currently fourth behind Struan Bennet (third) and Oliver Conway (second). Lawrence Martindale (seventh) and Johnny James (tenth) are the other two athletes with wins to their name this season.
Michael Gar (fifth), Joshua Cumberland (Sixth), Deri Mccluskey (eighth), Daniel Van Aardt (ninth), Tom Tyler (11th), Liam Edwards (12th) and Tom Hattee (13th) all still have a chance of taking the series win as well.
Four athletes on the start line of the Female Senior race have the chance to take the series win in the absence of current series leader Sophia Green. Annabel Morton, who currently sits second in the rankings, is yet to win a race this year but her consistent top-ten finishes and a second place at Llanelli have her in pole position to win the series.
Ellie White, who like Morton has a best finish of second place, is currently third while Jessica Turnball is fourth overall. Martha Calton-Seal is currently eighth while Fiona German, the last athlete on the start line that can still win overall is currently 12th.
There is a five-way battle for the overall win in the Open Senior category. Chris Perham, who has two wins from his three races, currently leads the way and is joined by joint second place James Lund on the start line. Cameron Main (fourth), Reuben Trotter (sixth), and Joe Sherman (seventh) are the other athletes on the start line who can still take the overall series win.
As well as the best British talent, ten French athletes from the French Triathlon’s talent pathway, will also be on the start line adding extra competition and experience to the races.
In the Paratri Super Series there’s still plenty to race for at the series ending event at Mallory.
In the PTWC Open category, Darren Williams and Luke Applegate race to see who will finish second behind Bret Crossley. A win for either athlete will give them second place. In the PTVI Open category, Nathanial Costigan, who has already won the series, looks for his first win of the season while Rhys Jones can cement second place.
It's a winner takes all race in the PTS2 Open category with both Jack Howitt and Ethan Dent able to take the series win with one point separating the pair. It’s the same in the PTS3 Open race as Henry Urand and Gavin Mclaughlin go head-to-head for the series win. Positions in the PTS4 Open category are already confirmed, as both Michael Fox and Ben Molnar look to end the season on a high.
While no one can top Tom Barnard in the PTS5 Open race, there’s a three-way battle for second spot with Malcolm Smith and Oliver Scott level on points in second and Florian Combe a further two points back.
In the PTS5 Female race Cheryl Went has already confirmed the series win as both her and second place Megan Fergusson look to end on a high.
The weekend also sees the TriStar 2 and 3 athletes take part in the Inter Regional Championships. The racing will bring together athletes from the English regions, Scotland, Wales and Jersey, with each team scoring points across the weekend.
The athletes will receive points from the individual (Saturday) and mixed team relay (Sunday) events, as well as a brand-new ‘Transition Challenge’ (Saturday). The TriStar programme is open to 8-14 year olds and gives them the chance to experience competitive triathlon whilst representing their region or nation.