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West Midlands Junior Race Series 2018

West Midlands Junior Race Series events - 2018

Update 04/02/18

There is currently an ongoing review of the Junior Triathlon Series by BTF in consultation with all regions. Even though provisional dates are given below, the West Midlands Region cannot confirm that a separate Aquathlon as well as a Triathlon Series will go ahead in 2018 until the review has been finalised. As soon as the outcome of the review is known, the details below will be updated.

We strongly encourage athletes to enter events as early as possible and to register their interest to be considered for the IRC Team. For details see below.

Changes to the series in 2018

You HAVE to be a member of Triathlon England to COUNT for the series and acquire ranking points.

Every young athlete can enter the series races, but only current Triathlon England members will count for the series.

Triathlon England members will AUTOMATICALLY be entred into the series. Therefore EntryCentral will NOT be used for series entry at this point. We advise to enter the individual series events as early as possible. 

The series will be split for TS1-3, with a separate aquathlon series. Athletes can enter one or both series.

For the Youth age group, there will be only one series made up of triathlons and duathlons (no aquathlons). 

British Triathlon are working on a central entry system for all regional series, so it is unlikely that we will be using Entry Central as in the past years. Further details on how to enter the series will be available in March.

Eligibility

Athletes wishing to enter the West Midlands Tristar and Youth Regional Series in 2018 must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Be a member of Triathlon England throughout the 2018 series with West Midlands shown as the region on the race licence (same criteria as trying to qualify for the IRCs). All BTF members will be automatically entered into the series.
  • Live in the West Midlands or be a member of a West Midlands TE (Triathlon England) affiliated club.
  • Athletes may only represent one region in any one year and must represent the same region in Aquathlon and Triathlon/ Duathlon.

The following age groups apply:

Age on 31/12/18

Category Age
TriStar 1 9/10
Tristar 2 11/12
Tristar 3 13/14
Youth 15/16

Scoring

A decision will be made shortly how many races will make-up each series (once all series races have been confirmed). But as in previous years, athletes will not have to compete in every race to count for the series.

Only BTF/ TE members will be awarded points and rankings for the series.

In the event of a race/s being cancelled or postponed a decision on scoring will be made by the West Midlands Region Committee.

Please note that events may be subject to change/cancellation due to circumstances outside of our control.

If you have any queries please contact Karen Riley, Junior Coordinator: tewestmidsjuniors@outlook.com

Race Series - 2018 (provisional dates)

The provisional list of series events is as follows. Each event needs to be entered on the event organiser's webpage, in addition to entering the series. It is the athlete's responsibility to enter each event they wish to compete in. Links to events will be provided once the series events have been finalised. Please also monitor our Facebook page for further event details.

 TS1-TS3 TRIATHLON/DUATHLON SERIES

Date Event Type 
06/05/2018 LUCTON SCHOOL TRIATHLON TRIATHLON

12/05/2018

BCT JUNIOR DUATHLON DUATHLON

26/05/2018

STRATFORD TRIATHLON (Warwick) TRIATHLON
24/06/2018 SANDWELL OPEN WATER TRIATHLON TRIATHLON
     
     

TS1-TS3 AQUATHLON SERIES

Date Event  
24/03/2018 BCT JUNIOR AQUATHLON  
29/04/2018 SOLIHULL SPRING AQUATHLON  
20/05/2018 WREKIN COLLEGE AQUATHLON  
22/07/2018 BRAT AQUATHLON  
1st or 2nd /09/2018 STRATFORD AQUATHLON TBC  

YOUTH TRIATHLON/ DUATHLON SERIES

Date Event Type
29/04/2018 BRAT LICHFIELD SPRINT TRIATHLON TRIATHLON
12/05/2018 BCT JUNIOR DUATHLON

DUATHLON

20/05/2018 TELFORD SUPER SPRINT TRIATHLON TRIATHLON
03/06/2018 PHOENIX SPRINT OPEN WATER TRIATHLON TRIATHLON
24/06/2017 SANDWELL OPEN WATER TRIATHLON TRIATHLON
05/08/2018 O/W BRAT SPRINT TRIATHLON
02/09/2018 BCT SEPTEMBER SRINT TRIATHLON TRIATHLON

Qualification for IRCs

Details of qualification criteria and an expression of the Intent to Qualify for the IRC team are available on EntryCentral.

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