The regional series is open to athletes between the ages of 9 & 16 (age as of December 31st 2023)
To be entered for the West Midlands Junior Race Series standings, athletes must be a current member of a British Triathlon Home Nation member and have West Midlands Region on their membership profile. To attain points for your club you must be registered, through your membership profile, to a club within the West Midlands. 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 four 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 4 events from a total of 7 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.
Junior Tri Championship (Best 4 races from 7 and MUST include a race that was either a triathlon or duathlon)
1. Overall top 3 in the 4 classifications, open and female.
Junior Aquathlon Championship (best 4 races from 5 aquathlon events) If you have competed in a triathlon or duathlon, you will be included in the main championship results only and not be eligible for the Aquathlon championship.
2. Overall winner only in the 4 classifications, open and female.
Classifications, are :-TS1,TS2,TS3 & Youth in both open and female.
Please get in touch with the West Midlands Junior Series Coordinator so they can answer any queries and add you to the contact list to provide direct updates prior races.
The Regional Junior Series will also post updates on the West Midlands Junior Series Facebook Page
so please ensure you like the page to get up to date information.
|Burntwood Spring Aquathon||19th March 2023||Enter Here|
|Darwin's Challenge Aquathon, Shrewsbury||1st May 2023||Enter Here|
|Much Wenlock Aquathon||6th May 2023||Enter Here|
|Sandwell Open Water Aquathon||10th June 2023||Enter Here|
|Mallory Park Open Water Triathlon||25th June 2023||Enter Here|
|Black Country Aquathon||8th July 2023||Enter Here|
|Darley Moor Junior Duathlon||16th September 2023||Enter Here|
Each year a squad of 4 boys and 4 girls from Tristar 2 & Tristar 3 are selected to represent West Midlands 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.
How are points calculated?
The West Midlands Junior Race Series is governed by the West Midlands 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.