Competitions and Events / Winter Triathlon Competition

2018/2019 Winter Triathlon

Members can compete at Area competitions across the three classes: Minimus for Members ages 8-11, Junior for Members aged 14 or under and Open for Members aged 25 or under, throughout the Winter months in order to gain a qualifying place at the Winter Triathlon Finals which will be held at Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes on Sunday 31st March 2019.

Details of qualifying competitions will be updated as Areas confirm dates.

What is The Winter Triathlon Competition?

The Winter Triathlon consists of the running, shooting and swimming phases of Tetrathlon. Qualifying competitions take place in each Area and the qualifying Members are invited to compete at the Finals in March.
There are 3 levels of competition which are: Minimus for the 8-11 year olds, Junior for the 14 and under and Open for all Members 25 and under. Each level is split into a boys and a girls competition.

Minimus Competitors Shoot turning targets from 7m (with both hands), Swim for 2 minutes and Run 1000m
Junior Competitors Shoot turning targets from 7m Swim for 3 minutes and Run 1500m
Open Girl Competitors Shoot turning targets from 10m, Swim for 3 minutes and Run 1500m
Open Boy Competitors Shoot turning targets from 10m, Swim for 4 minutes and Run 2000m


Should you have any questions regarding the Winter Triathlon, please contact Helen Hart

• One qualifying competition to be held in each Area

• All competitors must be Pony Club Members

• The two highest placed Members from each class will qualify for the Final.

• If the qualifying Members are not from the Area hosting the competition, then the two highest placed competitors in that Area shall also qualify. This is to ensure that all Areas have the opportunity for 2 competitors from each class qualifying for the Winter Triathlon Final.

• Areas may make up to 3 mixed teams from all classes (i.e.: Girls or boys from each class) to compete at the Winter Triathlon Final. Declarations must be submitted in writing to the Secretary by the Area Tetrathlon Co-ordinator or designated person by midday on Friday 29th March 2019.

• It is the responsibility of the competitors to ensure that they inform the organiser before the start of a competition if they have already qualified previously so if they win the qualifying place will be given to the next highest placed competitor.

• Minimus Competitors aged between 8 (On day of competition) - 11 on 1st January 2019
• Junior Competitors aged between 12 -14 on 1st January 2019
• Open Competitors aged 25 and under on 1st January 2019

• Directly funded Pentathlon GB athletes (currently Podium Potential and Podium Level) may compete HC at the discretion of the Tetrathlon Chairman.

• Minimus: run - 1000 metres, swim - 2 minutes, shoot - 7 metres, turning targets (Can use two hands)
• Juniors: run - 1500 metres, swim - 3 minutes, shoot - 7 metres, turning targets
• Open (including intermediate) girls: run - 1500 metres, swim - 3 minutes, shoot 10 metres, turning targets
• Open (including intermediate) boys: run 2000 metres, swim 4 minutes, shoot 10 metres, turning targets

• All other rules for each phase will be as stated in the Tetrathlon Rule Book

• Winter Triathlon Final prizes: Rosettes 1st - 10th Individuals in all classes and 1st - 10th Mixed Area Teams



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