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Senior Series 2022

After a successful 2021, the South East Club Senior Series returns in 2022 with six new events. Represent and score points for your club!

-> Senior Series Results History

-> 2021 Full Results

TESE Senior Series 2022

We are pleased to announce details for the Triathlon England South East (TESE) Region Club Senior Series for 2022. The series will follow the same format as the 2021 Senior Series. The series retains its age adjustement formula for the overall classification, allowing athletes of all ages to compete on a level playing field. Epsom Triathlon Club remain defending champions having won the last two series.

This years series kicks off with two club events in Sevenoaks and East Grinstead, before heading to the BTF Major Event at Eastbourne, where athletes can score points in the series whilst simultaniously attempting to qualify for the GB Age-Group Team at sprint distance.

Bewl Triathlon retains its place in the series from last year, except this time it will be the standard distance event. Southwater also returns and new for this year the competition is mixed relay by popular demand. You must enter as a mixed gendered team to score. The series ends in September, on the Brighton sea-front. 

The events are:

 

Event

Date

Website

7Oaks Sprint Triathlon

Sunday 24th April 2022

 

www.7oakstriclub.co.uk

 

 

East Grinstead 

Sprint Triathlon

Sunday 15th May 2022

 

www.egtriclub.com

 

Eastbourne Sprint Distance Triathlon

(Age-Group Qualifier)

 

Sunday 12th June 2022

 

www.tribourne.co.uk

Bewl Standard 

Triathlon

Sunday 7th August 2022

www.tlsports.co.uk

Southwater Mixed Relays

Sunday

4th September 2022

www.rawenergypursuits.co.uk

Brighton & Hove Sprint Triathlon

 

Sunday 18th September 2022

 

 

www.brightontriathlon.com

 

 

How does it work?

  1. Athletes score points for their clubs at 6 races across the south east over the season.

  2. In a given classification, each clubs best 3 events (out of 6) will count towards their final total. 

  3. At the end of the season, prizes are awarded across 5 different classifications.

  4. The winner of the 2022 senior series, is the winner of the ‘Overall Classification’ which combines both genders with results weighed and then adjusted according to age-group. 

What’s on offer?

Athletes who represent their clubs in the TESE Senior Series will score points in the following competitions:

Overall Club Championship – For the club with the fastest mixed gender team after results have been adjusted for age. Winners of the Overall Club Championship gain the title club champions of the south east. 

Best male team – For the club with the outright fastest men’s team.

Best female team – For the club with the outright fastest women’s team.

Best mixed team– For the fastest club when points in the male and female championships are combined.

 

How does my club enter the Senior Series?

All TESE affiliated clubs can enter the Senior Series by sending an email to chair@triathlonenglandsoutheast.org containing your club name, club contact details, your name and your position within your club.  

There is no registration fee. Please nominate a club co-ordinator when registering your club and please encourage your triathletes to wear club team kit when racing in the Senior Series, to promote and advertise TESE clubs.

All clubs that were in the 2021 Senior Series are automatically entered for 2022. Clubs are also free to leave by sending an email to seniorseries@triathlonenglandsoutheast.org. A full list of currently entered clubs is available here.

 

How do individual club members enter the races in the Senior Series?

Members from each club must enter the races as individuals under their club name and pay their own entry fee. Please enter events early to avoid disappointment when they sell-out. Please take care to enter the correct event, as some have more than one distance on offer.

If the club name is not included so it appears on the results, no time will be recorded towards the Senior Series. Please ensure your entry includes your club details before the event. We cannot guarentee an opportunity to retrospectively add your club name after the event and there is no right of appeal if your club name is not shown on the results.

Please take particular care when entering a team name at the Southwater Relays. Your team name should make it obvious what club you represent. Examples of good team names are "Brighton Triathlon Team A" or "The Jammy Dodgers (Brighton Tri)"

Triathletes must be paid up club members and can only race for one TESE club in any calendar year.

 

What is the scoring system for the Female, Male and Mixed team series?

Female and male results sheets are scored separately. For the female and male competitions, the last placed athlete picks up 1 point, the second last 2 points, and so on all the way up to the winner.

The total points scored by the three highest placed male finishers from each club gives the points scored in the Male classification. The total points scored by the three highest placed female finishers from each club gives the points scored in the Female classification. The winning club in any given classification is the one with the highest score. Introduced in 2019, clubs with less than three triathletes may still score points albeit less than might have been scored with a full team.  

Points towards each competition in the Senior Series will be awarded to clubs after each race, with the first place team scoring 50 points, second place 40 points, and so on as follows:

1st:   50                 11th : 10

2nd :  40               12th : 9

3rd :  32                13th : 8

4th :  26                14th : 7

5th :   22               15th : 6

6th: 20                  16th: 5

7th: 18                   17th: 4

8th: 16                   18th: 3

9th: 14                   19th: 2

10th: 12                 20th: 1

Any clubs below 20th will also score 1 point. 

The Mixed classification is calculated by simply adding points scored in the Male classification to points scored in the Female classification. 

In the event of a tie on points at the end of the Senior Series for any team competition, the winner will be the team which scores the most points at the relay event. If there is still a tie the title will be shared. 

NOTE: The scoring for the Southwater relays will be based on each clubs two fastest mixed relay teams. Single gendered teams teams will not score, so make sure you are in mixed team to score points in the series.

 

What is the scoring system for the Overall Club Championships?

Athletes are classified as belonging to one of 4 age groups, U40 (Senior), 40-49 (Veteran), 50-59 (Super Veteran), 60+ (Vintage).

Athlete’s times are adjusted according to an age-weighting. Athlete’s times (in seconds) are multiplied by the age-weighting of their age-group for the male and female results separately. Result sheets are then reordered to produce age-adjusted results, with more senior athletes advancing up the table to varying degrees based on age-group.

The age-weightings for the 2022 series are unchanged and as follows:

 

 

U40

40-49

50-59

60+

Male

1

0.970481

0.930807

0.844814

Female

1

0.976569

0.918337

0.817655

 

As before, the last placed athlete is assigned one point, the second last two points and so on up to the age-adjusted winner. 50 points will be assigned to the winning male team and 50 points to the winning female team and so on as previously described. Finally, male and female points are added together. Thus the maximum score from any event in the overall championship is 100.

NOTE: The age-weighting applied to vets teams at the Southwater Relays will be half way between the 40-49 age-weighting and the 50-59 age-weighting, averaged across both genders. That comes to 0.949049.

How did you calculate the age-weighting?

We analysed results from four years of age-group sprint distance triathlon World and European championships between 2015 and 2018. Age-weightings were calculated by dividing the mean time of the top 5 athletes in the U40 category by the mean time of the top 5 athletes in each age-group, averaged across 16 internationals (8 male, 8 female). The age-weighting is a best estimate of how ageing impacts performance in age-group triathlon, and provides the basis for times to be adjusted accordingly.

If you love the numbers, a full excel spreadsheet is available here: weighting-function.xlsx

 

Results and Senior Series standings

Senior Series rankings will be published on the Triathlon England South East Senior Series facebook page after each race. 

In the event of any disputes, the TESE committee’s decision will be final.

If you have any questions regarding South East Senior Series or wish to join, please contact David Pearson at seniorseries@triathlonenglandsoutheast.org or send a message through the facebook page. 

We hope you will enjoy representing your club in the Senior Series and welcome any feedback.

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