Ten British athletes head to Huelva for a European Cup, whilst ITU Standard Distance Duathlon World Championships Age-Group places are up for grabs in Nottinghamshire.
Huelva, a port city in southwestern Spain plays host to a European Continental cup with some potential added significance for the ten British athletes on the start list this weekend. With selection policies outlined for the 2020 Olympics games, a top 3 finish in the Huelva 'Gateway Race' provides an opportunity for eligible athletes to a gain nomination to the ITU for entry to the World Triathlon Series Yokohama assessment race, should they not already have achieved automatic nomination.
Chris Perham competes in his second ETU cup of the year following a win at the Lievin ETU Indoor Triathlon European Cup, whilst India Lee will be looking to build on having put in a strong showing helping to drive the chase pack on the bike at the Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi.
With the remaining eight British representatives on the start list opening up their triathlon account for 2019, competing over the standard distance in Spain this weekend will be a first chance to test out how this winters training block has gone.
British Women: India Lee, Beth Potter, Olivia Mathais, Sophie Alden, Hannah Kitchen
The journey to the Super League Triathlon begins on Saturday, with Bali hosting the first of the qualification opportunities for the 2019-20 series. Oliver Turner of Jersey will be looking to use his experience from competing in the championship league in 2018 to his advantage when taking on the equalizer and enduro formats, and he is joined by Britain's Connor Henderson on the startlist this weekend in the hunt for a golden ticket.
The stunning north Nottinghamshire National Park location makes this one of the most scenic duathlon events in Britain. There are qualification slots on offer for the GB Age Group team to the 2020 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon World Championships, but the event organised by Tri Society is also a perfect for novices too rolling hills on the run and bike, making this a challenging, fun course to test your early season fitness.