2013: Duathlon & Triathlon Major Events – ETU ITU & National Champs

2010 ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Champ...

2010 ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships, Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2010 ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Champ...

2010 ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships, Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

UPDATE: Dec 2012 – ETU and Welsh National Champs Info

Well this year the BTF have done an amazing job of organizing and announcing the 2013 events for Duathlon and Triathlon. Timely and comprehensive information covering all the variants of triathlon/duathlon…great job. The info is below – note there is rationalisation and some events are now handed down to the Home Nations…neat!

The event in London will enable home based age-group athletes the opportunity to compete in front of friends and family and showcase Britain at its best, sharing our Olympic legacy with the sporting public as one of the first World Championships to take place in Great Britain since this summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 2013 British Triathlon Age-Group Major Events Programme includes the qualification events for the Great Britain Age-Group Team, which will compete in London.  Great Britain has a successful tradition in major championships having won over 200 age-group medals including 76 gold, in 2011; next year the Great Britain Age-Group Team aims to continue that medal-winning tradition by sending our largest ever team, with a target of 1,000 athletes.

Ian Braid, British Triathlon Director for Major and National Events commented: “With one year to go, it’s fantastic to be able to announce the British Age-Group Championships and qualification events for the Great Britain Age-Group Team. The ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in 2013 is a key part of our legacy from the Olympics this year and will provide another opportunity for the British public to support our world-class athletes and for our outstanding Great Britain Age-Group Team to race in the iconic setting of Hyde Park.”

British Triathlon and event organiser Upsolut Sports UK are currently finalising the details of the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in London with more information to be released following the Grand Final in Auckland.

Great Britain Age-Group Team qualification events:

2013 ITU Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships (LONDON)

• Deva Triathlon 2 June 2013

• Dambuster Triathlon 22 June 2013

• Liverpool Triathlon 13/14 July 2013 (GB Champs)
• Nottingham Triathlon 1 June 2013
• Bristol Harbourside Triathlon 23 June 2013
• Llandudno Sea Triathlon 29 June 2013
The qualification events for additional ITU World and ETU European Championships have also been confirmed along with the 2013 British Age-Group Championships.
2013 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon World Championships (OTTAWA, CA)
• Dambuster Duathlon 9 March 2013
• Clumber Park Duathlon 23 March 2013
• Cambridge Duathlon 14 April 2013
2013 ITU Sprint Distance Duathlon World Championships (OTTAWA, CA)
• Althorp Duathlon 2 March 2013
• Clumber Park Duathlon 23 March 2013
• Morpeth Sprint Duathlon 1 April 2013
2013 ETU Standard Distance Duathlon European Championships (TBC)
• Dambuster Duathlon 9 March 2013
• Oulton Park Duathlon 17 March 2013
• Cambridge Duathlon 14 April 2013
2013 ETU Sprint Distance Duathlon European Championships (HORST, NL)
• Althorp Duathlon 2 March 2013
• Morpeth Sprint Duathlon 1 April 2013
No third qualifier apparently.
2013 The British Age-Group Championships
Duathlon Dambuster Duathlon 9 March 2013 (RUTLAND WATER)
• Middle Distance Beaver 8 June 2013 (nr GRANTHAM)
• Sprint Distance Nottingham Triathlon 1 June 2013
• Standard Distance TBC TBC
2013 British Elite Duathlon Championships (Sprint)
  • Prestwold Hall Airfield 7 April 2013

2013 ITU/Powerman World LONG Distance Duathlon Championships (Zofingen)

  • Qualification by nomination (probably)

2013 ETU/Powerman European LONG Distance Duathlon Championships (Horst)

  • Qualification by nomination (probably)

2013 Triathlon England – National Championships Programme

  • Duathlon: Cambridge Duathlon – 14 April 2013
  • Aquathlon: BRAT Aquathlon – 25 May 2013
  • Standard Distance Triathlon: Dambuster Triathlon – 22 June 2013
  • Middle Distance Triathlon: Cowman – 14 July 2013
  • Sprint Distance Triathlon: Blithfield Triathlon – 4 August 2013
  • Club Relay Triathlon: Nottingham Club Relays – 24/25 August 2013
  • Cross Duathlon: Essex Off Road Duathlon – 27 October 2013
  • Elite SPRINT Duathlon Championships – 2013

2013 Wales … (Scotland not yet announced)

Welsh National Championships are out and shown below.

  • Duathlon Championships (Standard distance) – Pembrokeshire 17th March
  • Standard Distance Triathlon Championship – Llandudno Sea Triathlon 29th June
  • Aquathlon Championship – Poppit Sands  7th July
  • Middle Distance Triathlon Championship – The Welsh Triathlon 3rd Aug
  • Sprint Triathlon – Tuska 25th Aug

2014 ETU Standard Distance Triathlon European Championships 

• Dambuster Triathlon 22 June 2013
• Bala Standard Distance Triathlon 8 September 2013
• Anglian Water Standard Distance Triathlon 22 September 2013
2014 ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships 
• Grendon Triathlon 26 May 2013
• Rother Valley Sprint Triathlon 8/9 June 2013
• Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 1 September 2013
The 2013 season, will also see British Triathlon reduce the number of British Age-Group Championships to duathlon, middle distance triathlon, sprint and standard distance triathlon, whilst the Home Nations will grow their own National Championships portfolio to provide participation opportunities in other disciplines of multisport. Details of all National Championships are available from each Home Nation Association’s website.
Each of the events selected to the 2013 programme comprise the leading age-group races from across the Home Nations. Each event has demonstrated the highest quality event management and provided competitors with the opportunity to achieve their personal triathlon challenges in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Malcolm Westwood, British Triathlon Director for Age-Group Teams added: “The events chosen for the Great Britain Age-Group Team will help ensure that in London we will not only have our biggest ever attendance at a major championships, but also our strongest. In all World and European Championships, we always send a team full of dedicated age-groupers who are proud to represent Great Britain and will aim to deliver medal-winning performances.”
To find out more about the qualification process for the 2013 Great Britain Age-Group Teams please visit the British Triathlon Age-Group Teams section https://www.britishtriathlon.org/ge-gb-teams/age-group. To enter the British Age-Group Championships, please visit the British Triathlon Events section of the website:https://www.britishtriathlon.org/take-part/events

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