With two events remaining in the 2017 series, Welsh Triathlon are planning ahead and are seeking to work with clubs and event organisers to co-ordinate the 2018 TriStar Series calendar.
This year has seen record numbers of children competing in the series, with most races sold out and more than 150 children collecting points for the series competition.
With a growing number of junior clubs and increasing membership, Welsh Triathlon anticipate similar success next year.
Therefore, Welsh Triathlon would like to hear from junior clubs and event organisers who want to be involved in hosting series races.
The aim of the series is to provide fun and enjoyable events where young athletes of all abilities can participate, while ensuring that children get opportunities to gain experience and develop their skills through racing.
If your event or club would be interested in holding a TriStar Series race, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 29th September with your proposed event date and outline details.
Following this you will be emailed the series guide for event organisers which includes a list of advisory criteria.
Welsh Triathlon will then work with you to establish the feasibility of holding a series event, based on the criteria.
Once these discussions have been resolved Welsh Triathlon aim to launch a finalised series calendar as soon as possible to allow parents and athletes to plan ahead for 2018.
There is no minimum or maximum number of events that can be part of the series, but Welsh Triathlon are keen to avoid date clashes. Meanwhile, event organisers will have to demonstrate the capability and capacity to hold a TriStar event, which can be marked against the criteria mentioned above.
Welsh Triathlon to launch TriStar Series Club Competition
The main change to next year’s series will be the introduction of a club competition.
As well as scoring points for the individual competition, performances in races will also contribute towards an overall club competition, for affiliated clubs and junior sections.
Welsh Triathlon will confirm the competition format with the official launch of the series calendar.
Inter-Regional Championship Qualification
We are currently awaiting the date and event format for the 2018 IRC competition. Once this has been announced Welsh Triathlon will publish the team selection policy alongside the series information.
For questions and queries on any of the above, please contact email@example.com or phone 0300 300 3128.