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IRC Selection

Represent your region at the British Triathlon Grand Final 2024

The 2024 Inter Regional Championships (IRC) will be held on September 14th & 15th at Mallory Park as part of the British Triathlon Grand Final.

 

Each region takes a team of 16 athletes from TriStar 2 and TriStar 3 categories (4 open and 4 female athletes from each age group).  A non-travelling reserve may also be selected.

 

The exact format and timings for this year’s event are still to be published, however as with previous years it is anticipated that on day one there will be the individual races with heats and finals meaning that all athletes will race twice on the day over the following approximate distances (full course detail still to be released):

 

TS2:  Heat 300m swim/1.2km run + Final 300m swim/1.2km run

 

TS3:  Heat 300m swim/2.6km bike/1.2km run + Final 300m swim/2.6km bike/1.2km run

 

In 2024, there will also be an opportunity for the selected athletes to race in a mixed relay triathlon on the same weekend, normally on the second day of the weekend.

 

More details will be published about this as it becomes available.

Eligibility Criteria for the North West Regional Team

To be eligible for selection to the North West Region IRC Team, athletes must be members of Triathlon England with North West on their Membership Card as their registered region, any changes to athletes ‘region’ after 30th April 2024 will be discarded, new members to Triathlon England will have until 30th April 2024 to register.  Athletes looking for selection must be available to compete on 14th and 15th September 2024 and be able to travel on 13th September due to early morning start times.

 

The 2024 selection criteria for the North West team is designed and will be applied to ensure that the region’s best athletes can be taken to the Inter Regional Championships (IRCs).

 

For 2024 there will be one main selection event.  

  

 

DATE                          EVENT

 

22nd June 2024          Cholmondley Castle Triathlon – (TENW Draft Legal Wave both T2 & T3)

 

Because of the race format and the distances being raced, the following selection criteria will be used:


1.         Cholmondley Castle Triathlon 22nd June 2024 (Open Water Swim) will be an IRC qualification event.

 

2.               Points will be awarded to athletes based on the winning North West eligible athlete time at each event (with the North West winner receiving 1000 points, as per the North West Junior Series Scoring).          

 

3.         TS3 Age Group:  The top 3 athletes, using this formula, will automatically qualify for the IRC team providing that the scores of the 2nd and 3rd placed athlete are no lower than 95% of the top placed North West athlete.  If the score of the 2nd or 3rd placed athlete is lower than 95% then Clause 4 will apply.

 

4.         TS3 Age Group: In the case of 4th selection place, a wider selection criteria will also be used, in addition to the formula above, performances at TENW Junior Race Series events up to and including Cholmondley Castle as well as any other ‘time trial event’ organised by the IRC Manager will be considered by the selection panel made up of the IRC Team Manager and the North West Regional Academy Lead.

 

5.         TS2 Age Group.  The top 3 athletes, using this formula, will automatically qualify for the IRC team providing that the scores of the 2nd and 3rd placed athlete are no lower than 90% of the top placed North West athlete.  If the score of the 2nd or 3rd placed athlete is lower than 90% then Clause 6 will apply.


 

6.         TS2 Age Group.  In the case of 4th selection place, a wider selection criteria will also be used, in addition to the formula above, performances at TENW Junior Race Series events up to and including Cholmondley Castle as well as any other ‘time trial event’ organised by the IRC Manager will be considered by the selection panel made up of the IRC Team Manager and the North West Regional Academy Lead.

 

7.         For both Age Groups, the top North West athlete’s time at the event should be no lower than 90% of the winning athlete.  For both age groups if this standard is not met by a North West athlete then there will be no automatic qualification places and the policy for discretionary places will be applied. Scores for selection purposes will disregard any athlete not eligible for the NW IRC team selection.

 

8.         The full NW IRC team will be announced, at the latest, two weeks after the Cholmondley Castle Triathlon.

 

9.         If a race is cancelled or deemed not to have met the level of quality that is required from a IRC selection race, then race performances at TENW Junior Race Series events up to and including Cholmondley Castle Triathlon as well as any other ‘time trial event’ organised by the IRC Manager will be considered by the selection panel made up of the IRC Team Manager and the North West Regional Academy Lead.

 

10.       Any appeals to race results which may impact the decision of the selection panel must be made within 24 hours of the event conclusion and in writing.

 

11.       Any appeals/grievances with regards to the IRC team selection or its policies should be made in writing to the North West Region Committee.  Appeals will be heard by the members of the Appeals Panel made up of the following and their decision will be final: the Chair of the NW Committee plus one or more members from the Committee as time, availability and issues dictate.

 

 

If you have any questions about the IRC event, selection races or training days, please contact:  

 

IRC Team Manager, Jonathan Grundy 

Email: nwircmanager@gmail.com

 

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