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Welsh TriStar Series 2023

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We are excited to announce that the long overdue TriStar Series is back for 2023!

This year will see a national series of 6 events with two triathlons, two aquathlons and two duathlons. You can enter as many or as few events as you would like, but to be eligible for the podium at the end of the series, you must have completed at least 4 events with your top 4 scores making up your overall total.

The series will use a percentile scoring system, similar to the scoring system used for TriStars in England and Scotland.

Each race will have a maximum of 1000 points available. 

The winner of each race will receive 1000 points with the subsequent results calculated by dividing the winning time by the recorded time for all other athletes and multiplying the result by total points e.g.

  • Winner finishes in 18min 00secs - they receive 1000 points
  • Second place finisher finishes in 18min 36secs - they receive (18:00/18:36)*1000 = 968 points

The scoring system rewards an athlete's performance as well as finishing position.

 

How old do I have to be to take part?

The TriStar series caters for athletes from TriStar 1 through to TriStar 3. Which age group you are in depends on your age as of the 31st December 2023. The youngest you can be on that date is 9 and the oldest is 14 as of that date. 

 

Do I need to be a Welsh Triathlon member?

You don't need to be a member of Welsh Triathlon to register for and take part in the TriStar series. However, there are many benefits to being a member including insurance, discounts on great triathlon brands, and you won't have to pay for a day licence. 

Junior Core Membership is only £26.50 and if you are part of a Welsh Triathlon Affiliated Club, it's only £12.50!

You can sign up for membership HERE.

If you wish to be selected for the IRC team (Inter Regional Championships) then you must have a valid Welsh Triathlon membership.

 

What is the IRC?

The IRC (Inter Regional Championships) is an event which brings the best athletes from each of the ten English regions, Scotland and Wales together. In the case of Wales, the team will represent Wales as a whole. 

The Welsh team will be made up of a total of 16 athletes (8 female, 8 open) across TriStar 2 and TriStar 3 age groups. 

 

Is the TriStar Series the same as the IRC Selection Races?

No. While the IRC selection process is using one of the events that form part of the TriStar series, the IRC selection is a separate process.

More information about the IRC's can be found HERE.

 

Do I need to have triathlon experience?

No. For many athletes, the TriStar series is their first experience of triathlon or multi-sport events. Each race will take place in a safe location using indoor swimming facilities and traffic-free bike & run courses.

If you are thinking of taking part and want to learn about some of the key skills such as transition, why not look to join your local junior triathlon club? You can find a list of them HERE.

 

2023 Series:

DATE EVENT LOCATION
15th April Pembrey Duathlon Pembrey Country Park 
14th May Dreigiau Triathlon Canolfen Hamdden Dwyfor Pwllheli
14th May Llanelli Duathlon North Dock, Llanelli
21st May Stephen Lewis Aquathlon Ystradgynlais Sports Centre
10th June Cardiff Junior Triathlon Maindy Stadium
20th August Dreigiau Junior Aquathlon Canolfen Hamdden Dwyfor Pwllheli

 

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