The 2011 British Triathlon Standard Distance Championships take place on Saturday 18 June 2011, and will see 1,000 competitors racing to win the coveted Age Group British Championships at the Dambuster Triathlon in Leicestershire.?
The event is the fourth of eight British Championships in 2011 and will see triathletes race in the spectacular Rutland scenery. The race will start with a one lap 1,500m swim in Rutland Water.
The 42km bike course will be challenging, with numerous sharp climbs, followed by quick descents that give competitors very little chance of rest on the flat. The course is well suited to strong riders, and is testament to the ‘Rutland Ripple’ description the course often receives.
The final 10km run navigates around the lake and across the dam, after which the event is named. However, the double loop of the dam means that you can see your fellow competitors for much of the run, making the Dambuster Triathlon every bit as mentally challenging as it is physically.
The event is the final chance for prospective GE Great Britain Age Group Team members to qualify for the 2011 Beijing ITU Triathlon World Championships, which are scheduled to take place in September.
Despite being the last of three qualifiers for Beijing, the event is the beginning of qualification for the 2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships. The second qualifier takes place at the Strathclyde Triathlon on 4 September 2011, with the final chance to qualify at the Bala Standard on 11 September 2011.?
?The event is being organised by Pacesetter Events, with more information available on www.pacesetterevents.com.