Elite Competition Information

Elite Racing

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.  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. Find out details of all the exciting Senior Elite racing opportunities within Britain and how to enter here.

British Triathlon Youth and Junior Super Series

The Youth and Junior Super Series forms the backbone of British domestic racing and is now a world leading series of highly competitive events for young athletes.  All athletes wishing to race on the Series will need to qualify through the British Triathlon Performance Assessments (note this is different from previous years where there was a separate Scottish Performance Assessment).

Date of Performance Assessments 30th & 31st March 2019.  The assessments include a swim time trial on the Saturday (at the University of Nottingham) followed by a combined bike/run on the Sunday (at Prestwold Motor racing circuit, Hoton).

Please click here for more details and application process.

Scottish Athletes unable to attend due to a previous booked commitment, please contact Fiona Lothian directly: fionathlonian@triathlonscotland.org.  Further information around how to enter the Performance Assessments to follow. Please read the Performance Assessments document and follow the procedure.  All of the information you need to know regarding how British Super Series roll down lists, entry codes and wait lists work can be found here shortly.

Whilst the Super Series is the pinnacle of elite racing in the UK, it’s 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 for Juniors and Youths (links below) allows athletes to see the suggested route of development at various ages and stages of development.  The supporting explanation document (below) helps to further clarify the competition map.

The School Games Explained

The School Games is an integrated multi-sport event for the UK’s leading disabled and non-disabled young athletes of school age.  Triathlon was in the School Games in 2018 for the first time.  Please note:  The next UK School Games will in 2020 as it is a biannual event.

Other Racing Opportunities

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 (2018)

31st March Stirling Duathlon (off-road) (anyone not doing Performance Assessments)
26th AprilScottish School Aquathlon relay & individual
16th JuneScottish Youth Championships (pool swim, non-drafting)

Once the competition calendar for 2019 has been confirmed, we will post other suggested events here.

 Junior Events (2018)

14th JulyScottish Sprint Championships (OW swim, non-drafting)
27th JulyScottish Aquathlon Championships (OW swim)

Once the competition calendar for 2019 has been confirmed, we will post other suggested events here.

British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup

First Introduced in 2017, this exciting race format gives performance athletes the opportunity to experience this fast and furious race style as we head towards Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Details to follow once available.


Note: 2019 Wheel and Gear Restrictions not yet available.

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