What is AGE GROUP Triathlon?

The Great Britain Age-Group competition offers all Home Nation members a unique opportunity to compete at International Level in triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, winter and cross triathlon.

If you make the team, you can be proud to represent Great Britain and enjoy the experience of racing at an International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship or European Triathlon Union (ETU) European Championship.


At PEAK PERFORMANCE MULTISPORT we are passionate about giving you the right tools to excell in AGE GROUP Triathlon. We will prepare you physically and mentally to achieve your goals in either racing to qualify or have earnt the honor to represent TEAM GB at an event. We have helped athletes compete all over the world at all distances by giving them a very detailed specific programme to which race they will be competing in.

If your unsure of whether its for you then call us and we can chat through all the options.

How to Qualify

Step 1: Join your Home Nation Association 

In order to qualify you will need to hold a valid Home Nation race licence from either Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or Welsh Triathlon.

Step 2: Choose a Championship

Check out our Championship registration page to find the race you’d like to qualify for. The qualification criteria for each event is specified within this section of the website.

Step 3: Register

Once you have chosen the Championship in which you would like to qualify for, click on the blue registration button. You will be asked to log in so you will need your Home Nation membership number and password to hand. Follow the instructions and pay the £10 registration fee to enable you to register your intent to qualify for the Championships.

Please note: you must register before the deadline outlined on the registration page. To ensure that your registration has been processed correctly scroll down to the bottom of the page to confirm your name has been added to the registered athletes list. You will also receive a confirmation email.

Step 4: Submit a race result or enter a qualification race

Depending on the distance of the event you are qualifying for, the way in which you qualify will differ.

Sprint and Standard Championships

There are a set of specified qualification races for each Championship event. You are required to qualify via one of these races, a list of which can be found here.

Middle, Long, Cross, Winter and Aquathlon Championships

For these events you are required to submit your best past race performance that meets the criteria outline on the registration page. You will need to supply information regarding your finishing time, the winning time of the athlete in your age-group and also a link to the race result website to complete your submission.

Step 5: Selection 

If you have qualified, then this will be confirmed via email. We endeavour to do this within two weeks of the registration deadline specified for the events. Once you have qualified a Q will appear next to your name on the athlete registration list.

Step 6: Pay

Event entry

Once you have qualified you will receive a notification email with information on the next steps to take regarding payment of entry fees.

Flights and accommodation

You will need to book your flights and accommodation independently. However, as our official Travel and Accommodation supplier, Nirvana Europe offer travel packages designed to meet the needs of GB Age-Group athletes. We will provide you with the relevant information regarding packages in the lead up to the Championship event.

Want to compete as a Age Grouper? Contact us today or view our Coaching Plans here.