The regional series is open to athletes between the ages of 9 & 16 (age as of December 31st 2023)
To be entered for the North West Junior Race Series standings, athletes must be a current member of a British Triathlon Home Nation member and have North West Region on their membership profile. To attain points for your club you must be registered, through your membership profile, to a club within the North West. If you are not a Home Nation member at the time of the race you will not be awarded points and points cannot be awarded retrospectively.
There are five age classifications based on year of birth. Age for each group are as of 31st December 2023:
- TriStar 1: 9-10 years old (born 2013 / 2014)
- TriStar 2: 11-12 years old (born 2011 / 2012)
- TriStar 3: 13-14 years old (born 2009 / 2010)
- Youth: 15-16 years old (born 2007 / 2008)
Overall positions in 2023 will be based on points, the winning athlete in each category will be awarded 1000 points, points are then rewarded based on the time difference behind the winning time, not just positions. See FAQ below for further details.
The series will be based on the best 5 events from a total of 8 events. This may be subject to change if, for whatever reason, an event is cancelled. In this case an event may be added or the number of events revised.
Please get in touch with the North West Junior Series Coordinator so they can answer any queries and add you to the contact list to provide direct updates prior races. You should also make contact if you interested in Inter-Regional Championship
The Regional Junior Series will also post updates on the North West Triathlon England Facebook page so please ensure you like the page to get up to date information.
EVENT SERIES 2023
|Central Lancashire Aquathlon Palatine (Pool)||26/03/2023||ENTER HERE|
|St Annes Triathlon (Pool)||21/05/2023||ENTER HERE|
|Cholmondley Castle(Draft Legal IRC Qualifier (TriStar 2 Upwards)) (Open Water)||17/06/2023||ENTER HERE|
|Cholmondley Castle (TriStar 1 Only) (Open Water)||18/06/2023||ENTER HERE|
|Bolton Duathlon(tameside)||09/07/2023||ENTER HERE|
|Ulverton Triathlon (Pool) TBC||16/07/2023||ENTER HERE|
|Central Lancashire Duathlon||30/07/2023||ENTER HERE|
|Chester Triathlon||17/09/2023||ENTER HERE|
|Fleetwood triathlon||24/09/2023||ENTER HER|
Additional Junior Events in the North West (Not in the Junior Race Series)
|Cholmondley Castle(Non Draft Legal) (Open Water)||17/06/2023||ENTER HERE|
|Mixed Team Relays (TriStar 3 Upwards) (Ope/north-west/juniors/2023-junior-race-seriesn Water)||17/06/2023||ENTER HERE|
|Relay Junior (TriStar 1 and 2) (Open Water)||18/06/2023||ENTER HERE|
|GO TRI Tameside Duathon for ages 17+||09/07/2023||ENTER HERE|
How are points calculated?
The North West Junior Race Series is governed by the North West Triathlon Regional Committee. All races are sanctioned by British Triathlon and therefore competitors and spectators must abide by the rules of the British Triathlon.
Points are calculated based on the winning time with the winner receiving 1000 points. Subsequent results are calculated by dividing the winning time by the recorded time for all other athletes and multiplying the result by 1000 (eg winner in 18mins gets 1000pts, 2nd place finishes in 18 minutes 36. 18 mins divided by 18mins 36 * 1000 = 968 and therefore the 2nd place finisher would would receive 968 points for that race).
If a race is cancelled or is deemed not to have met the level of quality that we require from a race then the committee have the right to amend the number of points scored by the winner and the number of qualifying races to count in the series.
I live outside the North West or hold a Welsh/Scottish Home Nation membership, can I still compete for point in the Junior Series?
Athletes who are Triathlon England members that have North West as their associated region will automatically be registered for the Junior Series. As a Triathlon England member this is this only way to collect points in the series.
Should you hold a Triathlon Scotland or Welsh Triathlon Junior membership please contact Paul Ekgren, Junior Series Coordinator (email@example.com) to register for the series.
Each year a squad of 4 boys and 4 girls from Tristar 2 & Tristar 3 are selected to represent North West in the Inter Regional Championships. This selection is based on their performances in specific qualifying races.
Full details of the IRC process, together with the date and venue of the IRC's themselves can be found on the IRC selection page.