Childrens race calender 2002

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Kids Duathlon-Celtic Manor - incorporating WTA Tristar/Youth /Schools/clubs Duathlon Championships

16th June

Gareth Thomas

01639 761619

Llanelli Aquathlon –Incorporating the Welsh Tristar/Youth/Schools/clubs


Noelwyn Daniel

01554 757937

Llanelli Duathlon

6th July

Noelwyn Daniel

01554 757937

UWIC Triathlon NIAC Cardiff

21st July

Owen Rodgers


Atlantic College Triathlon

St Donats Castle – Vale of Glamorgan

18th August

Richard Hamilton

01446 799026

Kids Triathlon – Swansea – Suitable only for Mountain Bikes WTA Tristar/Youth Triathlon Championships

24th August

Gareth Thomas

01639 761619

BTA Regional Team Championships, Wrexham Tri Star 2/3 & Youth

1st Sept

Richard Jones

O7976 803755

Maindy Triathlon

14th Sept

Dave Jackson

02920 529230

Aberavon Mid week Aquathlon Series - Open Water

Format U 8`S 18:30 Paddle-Run

    1. 18:40 swim 100 – Run 800m

14+ 19:00 swim 1000 - Run 3000m

July 24

August 7

August 21

Dai Richards

07974 574167

The Welsh Junior and youth Triathlon Championships will be held at Cosmeston Sprint, which also incorporates the Senior Welsh Sprint Triathlon Championships on 2ND June. Contact Miles Brown 02920 811432 The Welsh Youth and Junior Duathlon Championships will be held at Llanelli. Contact Lincoln Law 01554 753425

To be eligible for Welsh championship events, athletes must me members of the WTA.


The series will consist of 7 races –

4 Triathlons

  1. UWIC

  2. Atlantic College

  3. Swansea Welsh Championships

  4. Maindy
2 Duathlons

  1. Celtic Manor Welsh Championships

  2. Llanelli
1 Aquathlon

Llanelli Welsh Championships

WTA/BTA Children’s age categories are

  1. Year olds (Tri Star Start) Designated races only, please contact race organiser.

9/10 Tri Star 1

11/12 Tri Star 2

13/14 Tri Star 3

15/16 Youth

17/21 Junior

Please note that age is determined by year of birth not on race day.

  1. Competitors must be a member of the WTA to be automatically included in the appropriate series. The cost of Membership is £5, forms can be acquired from the WTA web-site and click on WTA/membership, or contact Tom Roberts on 02920514379

  2. The series consists of seven events, with the best four results to count.

  3. Points will be awarded to athletes on the basis of the individuals finishing time. Each eligible competitor will be given a score when they complete a series event. The first series competitor will be awarded 10, 000 points. Any other finisher will be awarded points based on the winners time expressed as a percentage of their own and multiplied by 100. Series results will be calculated after each event and published on the WTA web-site At the end of the series awards will be presented to the top three boys and girls in each of the two year age bands (9/10, 11/12, 13/14. Although 8 year olds will be eligible for awards at individual events on the same basis as other age groups, it has not been considered appropriate to include them in the National series. This restriction is intended to reduce the competitive pressure on such young athletes.

  4. All races carry equal points scoring irrespective of distances.

  5. Athletes who do not compete in an event or fail to finish will score 0 points.

  6. At least 4 races must have been completed.

  7. At least 2 of the 4 races must have been Triathlons.

  8. If a competitor completes less than four races, the other races will count as 0 points.

  9. In an event of a tie, the athlete with the highest number of finishing positions in all races will be the overall winner.

  10. Parents/Guardians/Accompanying adults, Infringement of the following will result in disqualification of the competitor:

  • Foul or abusive language

  • Failing to treat officials with respect

  • Failing to obey marshals

  • Outside assistance

  • Tampering with the equipment of others

  • UN sporting impedance

Parental consent
Event organisers must obtain written consent from the child’s parent or guardian that their child has permission to compete, is fit and healthy, that their child’s cycle is roadworthy, and they agree to abide by rules of the Welsh and British Triathlon Association.

There will be two National Series –

One for Children aged between 9 and 14, and one for Youths 15/16.

Each series will comprise of five races with the best three results to count.

Although 8 year olds will be eligible for awards at individual events on the same basis as the other age groups, it has not been considered appropriate to include them in the National Series. This restriction is intended to reduce the competitive pressure on such young athletes.


12thMay Salford Triathlon Challenge, Irlam, Mark Tweedie 0161 873 7538

26thMay Warwickshire Children’s Triathlon, Shipton on Stour, Andy Smith


6th July Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Phil Davies 019125531667

11thAugust 3RD White Oak Triathlon, white oak, Kent, John Sefford 02083095311

21stSept The City of Nottingham Children’s Triathlon, Ed Sour 01159522991

(15 & 16 year olds can compete up to sprint distance 750m/20k/5k)

2nd June Cleveland short course Triathlon, Stockton, Andy Taylor 01342 810887

9th June Rivington Super Sprint Triathlon, Bolton, John Nuttall 01204 861725

14th July Quick Change Triathlon, Duke of York School, Dover, Ian Pettitt 01304 375644

18th Aug Aqua Pura Eton Sprint Series, Eton, Berkshire, Human Race Ltd 0208 83993579

13th Sep Evolved Group Super Sprint Series Race 4, Bath, Ben Livesey 07815062082

Please Note:

“Quick Change “ Triathlon will involve completing 200m/5km/1km Twice, with no rest

In between.

The Rivington Triathlon will also be the selection event for the European Youth Relay

Championships, to be held in Graz, Austria on 27th July 2002. (This event will cater For competitors aged between 14 – 17 years.

For more details and information regarding selection criteria for the European Youth

Relay Team, Please contact World Class Potential Manager Paul Buxton


To request an entry form for a National series event, please contact the race organiser.

For general enquiries please contact Claire Love, Regional Development Officer (East

Midlands/Eastern) Tel: 01162 995172 / 07813 880379 Or


The South Wales Children’s Triathlon Series is being co-ordinated by the WTA Development Officer

Richard Jones

5 Park Terrace



CF32 9HE


Mob 07976 803755

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