Represent your region at the U20's Festival
The IRC's comprise a weekend of racing by regional teams from throughout the UK at the British Triathlon U20's Festival.
Each region will take a team of 16 athletes and new exciting format for 2021 for TriStar 2 and TriStar 3 . All 16 athletes will race both days we are informed by Triathlon England.
T2 heats and finals Aquathlon Saturday ( 2 races less pressure)- Mixed team relay Sunday
T3 small distance triathlon Saturday ( 1 Race) - Mixed team relay Sunday
This years U20's event will take place on the 11th and 12th September at Mallory Park, Leicestershire covid restrictions allowing and will be confirmed.
Qualify for the North West Team
Please register by email to IRC Head Coach or Junior series coordinator (emails lower down) of interest regarding the IRC competition .
The team selected to represent the North West Region will be chosen by IRC Head Coach, Andy Rawley. In an attempt to make the selection process as transparent as possible the main criteria that will be considered when picking the 16 person team of 8 boys and 8 girls of 4 of each in each age group is detailed below. All the criteria below will be reviewed for each prospective NW Regional representative. Where possible, the athletes ability to work within a team, their attitude in adverse race situations and their ability to perform when it matters will also be considered. The triathletes that measure up best to all the criteria will be selected and any team selection decision will be final.
Performances from throughout the season may be considered however you will need to do at least one of the open water IRC qualifying events in the table below plus one tarmac based pool triathlons from the Regional Series but all 3 events preferable.This year is slightly differant as we are only using 3 qualifying events and with the proposed IRC races swim distances extended and the bike shorthened tried to get a mixed balance of all disciplines required for the weekend.
For the 2021 IRC event due to these unpresedented times with the Covid virus and lack of events we will only have 1 qualifying event which will be the Cholmondley Castle Triathlon on Saturday 19th June 2021. This will probably be a time trial format and not draft legal event due to restrictions, tbc. Training and activity days will be avaialble but these will need to be confirmed at a future date. Please register interest or questions at the emails below and further updates will be published when event details are available.
Cholmondley Castle (Draft Legal, Restricted Gears) part of the big magic weekend at Cholmondley.( only enter once either here or the series page)
This years IRC race like last years race will be on restricted gears, concept of restricted gearing (as used by British Cycling). In short this will mean that the highest gears on children's bike will be disabled so that they can't be used. There will be a number of opportunities between now and the IRC's where training about how to restrict a bikes gears and why it is being introduced will be given. Please see link below on gear ratio charts and legal wheels. Must be non carbon rims and maximum rim depth of 35mm.
The following criteria will be considered in the team selection process and prioritised in the order presented for each of the prospective triathletes:
If you have any questions you can contact Andy or Paul details below:
- Andy Rawley IRC Head Coach - email@example.com
- Paul Ekgren children series coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Just to finish off over the past years we have spent in Triathlon we have learned how much of a role parents play in the development of Triathlon in the NW we have a great race series great numbers and great talent being developed in our Academy. So if you think of anyone who meets the criteria above who is not yet in the sport and would like to give triathlon ago encourage them to get involved and let us know.
- British Triathlon IRC information booklet for parents, coaches and athletes
- Wheel Regulations for 2018 Season for DRAFT LEGAL races
- For the Gear and Maximum Rollout Distance Table, please visit here
- Tips for draft legal events visit HERE
- Parents code of conduct vist HERE