2017/2018 ETU/ITU Duathlon/Triathlon Qualifiers and Championships Age Group (British, England, Wales, Scotland too)

IronMan 70.3 Staffordshire

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An exciting time of the year for me is when the qualifiers are announced; sad, I know. Will a trip to a new course be warranted/required or will my local one suffice? This year there seems to be a bit more of a Northern bias – perhaps countering a slight Southern bias in 2016?

Notably there seem to be less venues, perhaps making organisation both easier and more profitable.

Interestingly, it used to be the case that qualifier events DID NOT have to pay for the privilege of being a qualifying event.

As usual we shall soon see what qualifiers conflict with actual ETU championship events.

Remember that most 2017 ETU Championships qualify the year before ie 2016 and you are probably too late 🙁

The perennial problem with these events is the popularity of the sport and the lack of self-organisation by the likes of you and me. For example I missed out on a Windsor DUATHLON/Championship place this year because I procrastinated for too long and it got full. You have to query how a true championship can get ‘full’.

Some less popular ETU/ITU events like Aquathlon and Long distance Duathlon have no qualifiers per se. You have to demonstrate a qualifying performance level in a relevant large event. This is YOUR easiest route to qualifying and wearing the T-Shirt! So 120% at the London Duathlon  ULTRA might qualify you for an ETU long distance Duathlon (check with Powerman joint events). I think there might even be an Aquabike ITU event in 2017…sigh!

Championships

ChampionshipEventDate
Duathlon (Standard Distance)To be confirmed
Sprint Distance TriathlonStrathclyde Park Multisport Fesitval27th May 2017
Middle Distance TriathlonVitruvian Triathlon9th September 2017
Standard Distance TriathlonTo be confirmed

English Champs

National ChampionshipHost EventDate
Sprint Distance TriathlonThorpe Park Sprint Triathlon4th June 2017
AquathlonWorld Triathlon Leeds10th June 2017
Standard Distance TriathlonRipon Triathlon1st July 2017
Middle Distance TriathlonOwler Tri23rd July 2017
Club RelaysTriathlon Relay ChampionshipsDate TBC
DuathlonOulton Park Autumn Duathlon1st October 2017

 Welsh champs

Cross DuathlonPembrey Cross Duathlon26th February 2017
Sprint DuathlonHarlech Duathlon9th April 2017
Middle TriathlonBala Middle Triathlon4th June 2017
Standard TriathlonCardiff Triathlon25th June 2017
AquathlonPorth Eiras Aquathlon15th July 2017
Sprint TriathlonTuska Sprint Triathlon6th August 2017

Scotland and Wales to follow later (October usually)

Elite, youth and junior to follow

Age Group Qualifiers

2017 ITU Sprint Distance Duathlon Qualifier (Draft Legal) – Penticton CANADA 19 Aug

Oulton Park Spring Duathlon05/03/2017Xtra Mile Events
Bedford Autodrome Duathlon12/03/2017Nice Tri Events
Stockton Duathlon Festival23/04/2017Tri Hard Events

2017 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon Qualifier – Penticton CANADA 19 Aug

Oulton Park Spring Duathlon05/03/2017Xtra Mile Events
Clumber Duathlon18/03/2017OSB Events
Stockton Duathlon Festival23/04/2017Tri Hard Events

2018 ETU Sprint Distance Duathlon Qualifier – venue TBC

Clumber Duathlon18/03/2017OSB Events
Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon01/10/2017Xtra Mile Events
Bedford Autodrome Autumn Duathlon15/10/2017Nice Tri Events

2018 ETU Standard Distance Duathlon Qualifier – venue TBC

Clumber Duathlon18/03/2017OSB Events
Stockton Duathlon Festival23/04/2017Tri Hard Events
Bedford Autodrome Autumn Duathlon15/10/2017Nice Tri Events

2017 ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon Qualifier (Draft Legal) – 14/15 Sept Rotterdam

Eton Sprints21/05/2017Human Race
Llandudno Sea Triathlon25/06/2017Xtra Mile Events
Redcar Sprint Triathlon30/07/2017Tri Hard Events

 

2017 ITU Standard Distance Triathlon Qualifier  – 14/15 Sept Rotterdam

Deva Triathlon04/06/2017Chester Tri Club
Ripon Triathlon01/07/2017Freebird Events
Arundel Triathlon16/07/2017Raw Energy Pursuits

 

2018 ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon Qualifier – venue TBC

Southport Triathlon21/05/2017Vital Events
Strathclyde Park Multisport Festival27/05/2017Durty Events & Glasgow Tri Club
Peak District Triathlon at Chatsworth17/09/2017Xtra Mile Events

2018 ETU Standard Distance Triathlon Qualifier – venue TBC

Castle Howard Triathlon22/07/2017Matrix Events
Anglian Water Standard Triathlon06/08/2017Nice Tri Events
Bala Standard Distance Triathlon03/09/2017WatsOn Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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