The second event in the British Triathlon Senior Super Series will take place on Saturday (11 June) as part of the weekend of swim, bike, run at AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds.
The Senior Super Series will be part of the event weekend’s busy schedule, taking place just before the World Triathlon Championship Series action begins on Saturday afternoon, with the men’s Super Series race starting at 11:45 and the women’s equivalent at 12:25.
Athletes competing in the Super Series will follow much of the same sprint course as the elite races in the afternoon, starting with a 750m swim in Waterloo Lake. Once they’ve transitioned onto the bike, it’s four laps around the roads in and around Roundhay Park, totalling 18.4km.
Then it’s a two-lap run, taking the athletes past Mansion House, around Upper Lake before entering onto the blue carpet on the final lap to the finish line in front of the grandstand by the Lakeside Café.
The racing in Leeds is the second opportunity for senior athletes to earn Super Series points, following last month’s opening event in Llanelli, which saw Iona Miller and Connor Bentley both secure maximum points.
Although both athletes won’t be on the Leeds start line, with Miller competing at Europe Triathlon Cup Coimbra on Saturday, the races will feature many of the top-ranked senior athletes from Llanelli, including athletes who have represented Great Britain internationally.
Six of the top-10 in the senior male rankings will line-up on the Waterloo Lake pontoon, including Iestyn Harrett who is the highest-ranked athlete in the men’s race after his third-place finish in Llanelli.
Harrett comes into the race off the back of being announced this week as part of the Welsh Commonwealth Games team, alongside Dominic Coy and Issy Morris who will also both be competing in Leeds.
Chris Perham, Jonathan Oakey, Jack Stanton-Stock, Reuben Trotter and Cameron Main are the other athletes racing in the men’s race who occupy top-10 spots in the standings.
In the women’s race, Jess Fullagar is the highest ranked athlete in third, closely followed by Hollie Elliott in fourth. Tilly Anema, Ellie White, Annabel Morton and Katie Rodda are also racing and in the top-10 in the rankings.
Only senior athletes will be competing for Super Series points in Roundhay Park, but they will be joined by some of the highest-ranked junior athletes who have been invited to race to support their development but will not be eligible to earn points.
Junior male athletes will get the chance to race for the final spot on the junior men’s team for the World Triathlon Sprint Championships in Montreal later this month.
The start lists for each race can be viewed by clicking on the links below.