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

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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

Championship Event Date
Duathlon (Standard Distance) To be confirmed
Sprint Distance Triathlon Strathclyde Park Multisport Fesitval 27th May 2017
Middle Distance Triathlon Vitruvian Triathlon 9th September 2017
Standard Distance Triathlon To be confirmed

English Champs

National Championship Host Event Date
Sprint Distance Triathlon Thorpe Park Sprint Triathlon 4th June 2017
Aquathlon World Triathlon Leeds 10th June 2017
Standard Distance Triathlon Ripon Triathlon 1st July 2017
Middle Distance Triathlon Owler Tri 23rd July 2017
Club Relays Triathlon Relay Championships Date TBC
Duathlon Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon 1st October 2017

 Welsh champs

Cross Duathlon Pembrey Cross Duathlon 26th February 2017
Sprint Duathlon Harlech Duathlon 9th April 2017
Middle Triathlon Bala Middle Triathlon 4th June 2017
Standard Triathlon Cardiff Triathlon 25th June 2017
Aquathlon Porth Eiras Aquathlon 15th July 2017
Sprint Triathlon Tuska Sprint Triathlon 6th 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 Duathlon 05/03/2017 Xtra Mile Events
Bedford Autodrome Duathlon 12/03/2017 Nice Tri Events
Stockton Duathlon Festival 23/04/2017 Tri Hard Events

2017 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon Qualifier – Penticton CANADA 19 Aug

Oulton Park Spring Duathlon 05/03/2017 Xtra Mile Events
Clumber Duathlon 18/03/2017 OSB Events
Stockton Duathlon Festival 23/04/2017 Tri Hard Events

2018 ETU Sprint Distance Duathlon Qualifier – venue TBC

Clumber Duathlon 18/03/2017 OSB Events
Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon 01/10/2017 Xtra Mile Events
Bedford Autodrome Autumn Duathlon 15/10/2017 Nice Tri Events

2018 ETU Standard Distance Duathlon Qualifier – venue TBC

Clumber Duathlon 18/03/2017 OSB Events
Stockton Duathlon Festival 23/04/2017 Tri Hard Events
Bedford Autodrome Autumn Duathlon 15/10/2017 Nice Tri Events

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

Eton Sprints 21/05/2017 Human Race
Llandudno Sea Triathlon 25/06/2017 Xtra Mile Events
Redcar Sprint Triathlon 30/07/2017 Tri Hard Events

 

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

Deva Triathlon 04/06/2017 Chester Tri Club
Ripon Triathlon 01/07/2017 Freebird Events
Arundel Triathlon 16/07/2017 Raw Energy Pursuits

 

2018 ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon Qualifier – venue TBC

Southport Triathlon 21/05/2017 Vital Events
Strathclyde Park Multisport Festival 27/05/2017 Durty Events & Glasgow Tri Club
Peak District Triathlon at Chatsworth 17/09/2017 Xtra Mile Events

2018 ETU Standard Distance Triathlon Qualifier – venue TBC

Castle Howard Triathlon 22/07/2017 Matrix Events
Anglian Water Standard Triathlon 06/08/2017 Nice Tri Events
Bala Standard Distance Triathlon 03/09/2017 WatsOn Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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