Fri 29th Jul 2022

Selection for your regional team at the Inter Regional Championship is icing on the cake for Tristar triathletes competitive in the league throughout the season. This week we found out that Ruben Price, Ethan Skipwith and Ben Philips have been selected from our club. This is an amazing achievement from such a small group, (especially Ben who is first year TS2) and testament to the training and support they receive from our triathlon and run coaches at WADAC. This year the IRC is being held in Sunderland with a beach swim.

Here's a bit more information about the event.

The IRC's comprise a weekend of racing by regional teams from throughout the UK at the British Triathlon U20's Festival. This year’s 2022 U20's Festival is taking place over the weekend of 20/21 August in Sunderland, with the IRC race taking place on Saturday 20th August.

Each region takes a team of 16 athletes from TriStar 2 and TriStar 3 categories (4 male and 4 female athletes from each age group).
After significant consultation the format of the IRC changed from 2020. Please read about all the changes here.

In short, both age groups - Tristar 2 and Tristar 3 - will race over a Heats and Finals format on the Saturday. With an A and B Final every athlete, irrespective of their heat finishing position, will get an opportunity to race twice. Race distances will remain the same across both heat and final and are reflected below; the interval between heat and final will be a minimum of 3 hours.

Tristar 2 – Aquathlon
(300m swim / 1.2km run) x 2
Tristar 3 – Triathlon
(300m swim / 2.6km bike / 1.2km run) x2
Relays to take place on the Sunday the 21st .

The IRC team will consist of 4 boys and 4 girls at TS2, and 4 boys and 4 girls at TS3.