Taking place at Dorney Lake, the British Paratriathlon Championships will bring together athletes from across the paratriathlon programme to battle it out to be crowned national champion.
Racing at the event will be some of the athletes recently announced as heading to Tokyo this summer for the Paralympics, including Rio 2016 paratriathlon silver medallist, Alison Peasgood, and Games debutant, Michael Taylor.
Also heading to Dorney and named in the team for Tokyo are Claire Cashmore who will be competing at the Paralympics for the first time as a paratriathlete having won seven medals in swimming, and Dave Ellis who also competed as a para-swimmer in Beijing.
The format of the race will see all classifications compete over the sprint distance. Following their one-lap, 750m swim, athletes will transition onto the bike to complete their 20km.
The bike course will see athletes race across four laps which will take them up the island which divides the main lake from the return lane before returning around the outside of the lake to start their next lap.
On the completion of their fourth lap, they will head to T2 to head out on the run. The 5km run lap takes place on the opposite side of the lake to the bike and will take the athletes alongside the water before coming back via a separate path to the finish line.
Having been cancelled last year due to the pandemic, Cashmore and Ellis will be out to defend their titles from 2019, with Taylor looking to improve on his second-placed finish from two years ago.
Amongst the athletes taking part will also be some up-and-coming athletes from the paratriathlon pathway including Oscar Kelly and Rhys Jones, who will be looking to test themselves against the best in the business and show what they’re capable of on the national level.
Kelly and Jones came second and third respectively behind Ellis in Llanelli earlier in the year, with the pair also competing in the 2021 World Triathlon Para Cup A Coruna where Kelly took silver on his international debut.
As well as the Paratriathlon Championships, there are also open paratriathlon races to support para athletes in getting involved with swim, bike, run events. For more information about getting into paratriathlon, please click here - https://www.britishtriathlon.org/get-involved/paratriathlon.