Elite Competition Information

British Triathlon Super Series

Most elite competition opportunities within the UK are provided through the British Triathlon Super Series. There are three race series within the UK, including Senior (20+), Junior (17-19) and Youth (14-16). This is the highest level of competition the UK has to offer and provides a valuable stepping stone onto Continental Cups, World Cups and WTS races.

All elite races within the UK are draft legal. Because of this athletes wishing to participate in the series must be able to evidence they have both the skill and physical competency to race at this level.

For Youth and Junior athletes Triathlon Scotland have a selection process in place. Athletes wishing to race either the Youth or Junior Super Series must follow this selection process.

Whilst the Super Series is the pinnacle of elite racing in the UK, its also important to provide athletes with a clear pathway that allows them to gain the relevant experience to race at this level. The BTF competition map allows athletes to see the suggested route of development at various ages and stages of development. The supporting explanation document helps to further clarify the competition map.

We recognise that for Regional Youths and Juniors the competition map currently provides limited competition opportunity. We would therefore endorse the following competitions within Scotland

Youth Events

26th MarchStirling Duathlon (off road )
21st AprilScottish School Aquathlon relay
7th MayBishopbriggs youth tri (pool swim, non drafting)
4th JuneStirling Youth Tri (pool swim, non drafting)
10th JuneScottish Youth Championships (pool swim, non drafting)

 Junior Events

26th MarchStirling Duathlon (Sprint distance, non drafting)
9th AprilEast Fife Triathlon – incorporating Scottish Student Championships (pool swim, non drafting)
30th AprilBUCS Sprint triathlon (pool swim, non drafting)
7th MayBishopbriggs Sprint (pool swim, non drafting)
27th & 28th MayStrathclyde multisport festival (OW, non drafting)
9th JulyScottish Sprint Championships (OW swim, non drafting)
29th JulyScottish Aquathlon Championships (OW swim)

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British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham

This exciting new event takes place on 2nd September in Nottingham, and is a great opportunity for teams from British Triathlon’s high performance centres and major cities to compete against each other. The event will see world-famous elite triathletes compete alongside up and coming talent. Teams, to include quartets from Leeds, Loughborough, Stirling, Cardiff, Bath and Nottingham amongst others, will comprise two men and two women who each complete the super-sprint triathlon involving a 300m swim in the River Trent, 7.5km bike ride and 1.5km run before ‘tagging’ their teammate to take over. There will also be Great Britain Under-23 and Junior squads, with the potential of international team inclusion.

The format, whilst relatively new to spectators in Great Britain, is a well-known concept on the international triathlon circuit, with British and English national teams having won world and Commonwealth titles. The decision to include the mixed relay in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is set to be made later this year.

Triathlon Scotland/Stirling Performance Centre has been awarded two team places at this event.  As a result Triathlon Scotland will look to field the strongest possible teams from both Triathlon Scotland members and other athletes based at the Stirling Performance Centre and/or training in Scotland.  The selection process for the relays can be found in the download section below.  Please note this process also doubles as the start of the process for identifying female athletes under consideration for Relay Places at Commonwealth Games – please view that process here.

 If you have any questions please contact:  Fiona Lothian, Triathlon Scotland Head of Performance.
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