Triathlon Championships 2017
This year the triathlon championships will be based on performances in two events, with a slight twist. The two events are the Hillingdon Triathlon and the Hertfordshire Triathlon (Sprint distance). Both of these events have multiple dates you can enter, Hillingdon has 3 and Herts has 2. You will be awarded points based on your best time at each event, so you could enter more than one Hillingdon Tri or more than one Hertfordshire Tri, and your best time at each will score for you.
So the good part is that if you do enter more than once then you get a chance to improve on your previous time, or if you can't make one of the events in the series then there is a chance to compete in one of the other ones.
The ever-popular Hillingdon Triathlon has the slightly unusual format of swim-run-bike, while the Herts Sprint Triathlon is the more usual swim-bike-run.
Hillingdon Triathlon Series
Distance: Swim 750m, Run 6km, Bike 25km
Dates: 14th May, 9th July, 13th August
Location: Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre, Uxbridge
Info and Entry: http://www.hillingdontriathletes.co.uk/2017triseries
Hertfordshire (Sprint) Triathlon
Distance: Swim 750m, Bike 20km, Run 5km
Dates: 28th May, 20th August
Location: Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City
Info and Entry: http://hertstri.co.uk/
These events have been selected on the basis of their accessibiltiy in terms of proximity to North London, price, and not ballot-entry.
The fastest triathlete (male or female) at each event scores 5 points, then 4 points for the next fastest, down to 1 point for participation.
You will be awarded points based on your best time at each event, so if you enter more than one Hillingdon Tri or more than one Herts Tri, then only your best time at each event will score for you.
If there is a tie on points then best position within the entire field will be considered, with the best two positions counting instead.
Trophies will be awarded to the first man and woman in the series and awarded at the London Heathside Christmas Party.
Final results are here - 2016 Duathlon and Triathlon results.