The third installment of the Welsh Triathlon returns in 2021, which will see Wales’ age groupers go head to head across five scintillating events, all offering different challenges as activity returns following a year of absence.
Its back, and it’ll also be back on your screens in 2021 as WTSS returns with five stages visiting the whole of Wales. Showcasing incredible locations and incredible events, with the highest three individual scores accumulating to give the total across all age categories from both genders.
Enter the 2021 WT Super Series Stages
Stage 1 – Saturday 10th July – Pembrokeshire Coastal Triathlon, Broadhaven (Enter Here)
Stage 2 – Sunday 8th August – Porthcawl Standard Triathlon, Porthcawl (Enter Here)
Stage 3 – Sunday 5th September – Bala Standard Triathlon, Bala (Enter Here)
Stage 4 – Saturday 18th September – Sandman Sprint Triathlon, Newborough Beach (Enter Here)
Stage 5 – Sunday 3rd October – SWYD Sprint Triathlon, Barry Island (Enter Here)
To enter the stages, you enter directly via the event organisers and all entry links are above. It is on a first come first serve basis, and with the 2020 season disrupted, there will be a number of deferrals sliding to 2021, so be sure to support the event organisers and register early. If events reach capacity, the event organisers will run a reserve list, but this will be managed at their discretion.
Do I need to register for the series?
Nope, the series is open to Welsh Triathlon members, as well as members of the other Home Nations. All you need to do is make sure that you enter the race, and that your memberships are valid three days from race day. This is when the event directors submit the start list to us so we can verify memberships!
How are the Categories calculated?
As 2019, there will be an overall male and female competition, as well as age group categories for both genders. You will get a score for your finishing position within the overall competition (where the top 60 finishing members in male and female gather points), as well as the top 60 within your categories. These will be awarded as follows
1st Place – 100points; 2nd Place – 90points; 3rd Place – 85points; 4th Place 80points; 5th Place – 75points, 6th Place – 70points; 7th Place – 65points; 8th Place – 60points; 9th Place – 55points and 10th Place – 50points.
Every position from 11th down to 60th in each category will then drop a point for each position, so 11th – 49points, 12th – 48points, 13th – 47points etc…
Is there still a team competition?
Yes! And this year, greater focus will be put on the team competition, as we want to better promote the network of affiliated clubs across Wales and the positive impact you have on your members and your communities. Every stage will also have a club related feature, so Welsh Triathlon will be in touch in the New Year (2021) to discuss potential stories. This competition though, is only valid for affiliated Welsh Triathlon clubs, so make sure you get your affiliations processed. (For further info on club affiliation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Competition wise, it may not be the best club athletes that contribute to your club score. Be sure to clearly register your club team when entering the races, as it’s the top 5 best positioned club members within their respective age categories that will build the points tally for the club competition! You may have finished 30th in the overall category, but if you’re the third best 56year old on the day, that’s a good haul for your team. This way…everyone plays their part.
What are the prizes for 2021?
This is still to be determined. Covid-19 has meant that all funding streams have been effected and there is still uncertainty regarding future funding, but rest assured, we’re working tirelessly to attract commercial support to ensure that the prizes on offer reflect the events, the series and the racing.
Further details on this will be confirmed as soon as we have them, and certainly before the Open Water Season kicks off in 2021.
If you reading this would like to commercially support the WTSS 2021, or may know of an organisation or business who would like to align with a series that promotes healthy activity, mass participation across gender and age, and showcases Wales as an incredible location for tourism and multisport, please email email@example.com