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IRC Selection 2023

Inter Regional Championships (IRC’s) 2023

The IRC's are the National Championships for the TriStar2 & TriStar3 triathletes, with only the best from each region across the UK selected to compete. Each region takes a team of 16 athletes, 8 Tristar2 (4 girls and 4 boys) and 8 Tristar 3 (4 girls and 4 boys) and the athletes race in a heats and finals format on the Saturday meaning every athlete races twice during the day. Tristar 2 athletes will race an aquathlon (open water swim) and Tristar 3 athletes will compete in a triathlon (open water swim). There will also be a mixed relay on the second day of the event (mix of Tri2 and Tri3). We are likely to have space for an additional reserve team in the mixed relays on the Sunday which is open to athletes who narrowly miss selection for the IRC Team. The IRC’s are part of the British Triathlon Super Series Grand Final weekend at Mallory Park in Leicestershire over the weekend of 9 th & 10th September 2023.

IRC Race Distances (heats and finals are the same distances)

Tristar 2 – 300m open water swim; 1,250m run

Tristar 3 – 300m open water swim; 2,500m draft legal bike; 1,250m run

Mixed relays – 150m open water swim; 2,500m draft legal bike; 1,250m run

Selection Criteria for Yorkshire IRC Squad

In Yorkshire we will select our team based on results from certain races within the regional junior series. To qualify for the Yorkshire squad you must be registered with BTF as a Yorkshire athlete meaning you live in Yorkshire and/or belong to a Yorkshire triathlon club

Selection Races for 2023

  • Skipton Triathlon (21st May)
  • Leeds Bradford Aquathlon (3rd June)
  • Richmond Junior Aquathlon (10th June)
  • Wakefield Triathlon (2nd July)
  • Ripon Triathlon (16 th July) 

The three best results will count. For Tristar 3 athletes, at least two qualifying scores must be from Triathlon races (Tri3 athletes can count three triathlon results or two triathlon and one aquathlon).

Scoring System

At each race the winner in each category will be awarded 1,000 points with all other athletes points being calculated by dividing their time into the winning time and multiplying by 1,000. For example, winning time 9:20, second place 11:02, winner is awarded 1,000, runner up 9:20/11:02*1,000 = 846 points. Selection will be made by the Yorkshire IRC team manager (Stuart Jeffries) in conjunction with the Yorkshire Regional Committee and athletes will be notified as soon after the Ripon triathlon on 16 th July as possible. The decision of the IRC team manager and the Committee is final. The top three scoring athletes in each category from the qualifying races will automatically qualify for the IRC squad. The fourth place will be awarded at the discretion of the IRC team manager Committee. If you have any questions about the IRC event or selection races then please contact the IRC team manager, Stuart Jeffries

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