The 2024 British Triathlon Super Series once again commences with the Performance Assessment weekend.
All British athletes wishing to compete in the Super Series must take part in the British Triathlon Performance Assessment weekend. This not only gives every Youth and Junior athlete an equal opportunity to compete for a place it also ensures athletes are ready to race at this level.
For 2024, the Performance Assessments are on April 20-21 at The University of Nottingham Pool (swim) and Prestwold Hall Racing Circuit (bike/run).
The Performance Assessments are provisionally over the following distances for the following age groups:
Youth A – (2008/2009 born) 400m swim / 10km bike / 2.5km run.
Youth B – (2007 born) 400m swim / 10km bike /2.5km run.
Junior – (2005/2006 born) 800m swim / 20km bike / 5km run.
Like the Super Series, the bike is draft legal and subject to British Triathlon draft-legal Wheel Regulations. Gear restrictions WILL be in place for ALL Youth events including the Assessments and any other event where the age groups are combined, as well as for ALL series events where Youth A athletes are racing as a single age group.
Athletes will complete a swim time-trial in the pool, on Saturday, followed by a bike-run race on Sunday. Athletes start the bike-run in pursuit format behind the fastest swimmer. Subsequent athletes will follow according to swim time behind the leader (E.g. if an athlete is 5 seconds slower, they start 5 seconds behind). Athletes start in bare feet, as if exiting the water, and run into and complete T1, before going onto complete the bike, T2 and run without a break, as per a standard Triathlon.
Senior athletes will also be able compete at the Assessments to qualify for the Senior Super Series, although this may not be required if they already meet the selection criteria in the 2024 Super Series Senior Selection Policy. In the Female category, Senior athletes will race with Juniors. A decision on whether to combine the Juniors and Seniors for the Open category will be made, depending on entry numbers, nearer the time.
Youth & Junior athletes (born in or between 2005 and 2009) who have not competed at the Performance Assessments before and are not a member of a Regional Academy will need to attend an Academy-led bike session within their region to test their bike skills ahead of the Performance Assessments.
Youth & Junior athletes who need to attend a bike session can contact their relevant English Regional Academy Lead here. Athletes based in Scotland please contact email@example.com, and in Wales, Welsh Academy Lead, VickyJohnston@welshtriathlon.org