Age Groups

Age groups for racing are based on the age as at the 31st December of the year the race takes place.

CODE CATEGORY AGE
TSS TriStars Start 8
TS1 TriStars 1 9-10
TS2 TriStars 2 11-12
TS3 TriStars 3 13-14
A Youths 15-16

Children’s Recommended Distances

There are generally no hard and fast distances in Junior Triathlon and most are based around the size of the facilities on offer at different locations. For instance, not all pools are 25m in length, those in found schools are often 20m or shorter. Likewise, a lot of cycle courses are made up of a mixture of grass and tarmac with a distances lying somewhere in the middle of the two.

TRIATHLON POOL SWIM OPEN WATER SWIM CYCLE (GRASS) CYCLE (TARMAC) RUN
Tristars Start (Age 8) 50m 100m 800m 1500m 600m
TriStars 1 (Ages 9-10) 150m 200m 2km 4km 1200m
TriStars 2 (Ages 11-12) 200m 300m 4km 6km 1800m
TriStars 3 (Ages 13-14) 300m 500m 6km 8km 2400m
Youths (Ages 15-16) 400m 600m 8km 10km 3000m