Please be aware that the IRC selection criteria has been updated for Tri3 athletes. Selection for Tri3 athletes has a focus on performance in triathlon races (rather than aquathlon) so the original qualification criteria stated that the best three results counted but at least two had to be from triathlons. As many of you know there was a medical emergency at Huddersfield on Saturday (we are delighted that the athlete concerned is making a good recovery) and the race was abandoned before all Tri3 athletes had completed the course so these is not a full set of results for the race. Additionally Ripon has been cancelled, so we only have one triathlon in the series, but three aquathlons.
After much consideration and in order to weight selection in favour of triathlon performance we have decided to award double points for the Leeds Triathlon for Tri3 athletes. Selection will still be based on the athlete’s three best results, Leeds Tri being one the other two qualifying events will be aquathlons.
We are sorry for the last minute changes but these have been made in light of exceptional circumstances.
Qualification for Tri2 athletes remains unchanged – best three results count.
If you do not have a place at Leeds but were hoping to qualify for IRC’s and wish to discuss the situation then please email Stuart.email@example.com.
IRC Team manager - Yorkshire