Five draft-legal races among 2016 GB Age-Group Team qualifiers

British Triathlon releases next year's major events calendar, including age-group champs and team qualifiers

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If you’re an aspiring GB age-grouper or championship contender then have a look at these dates for British Triathlon’s major events calendar for 2016, featuring five draft-legal races among the team qualifiers.

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The full calendar includes all Triathlon England and British Triathlon Age-Group Championships, as well as the Great Britain Age-Group Team qualification events taking place next season.

Great Britain Age-Group Team ITU/ETU Championship Qualifiers

Next year’s calendar has six qualification events for the 2016 ITU Sprint and Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships, and five qualifiers for 2016 ITU Sprint and Standard Distance Duathlon World Championships.

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With next year’s ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon and Duathlon World Champs being made draft-legal, British Triathlon has made all domestic qualifying races draft-legal to get British athletes ready.

The draft-legal triathlon qualifiers include Eton Dorney on May 22, Strathclyde Multisport Festival on June 5, and Llandudno Sea Triathlon on June 19.

The draft-legal duathlon qualifiers include Oulton Park on March 6, and Bedford Autodrome on March 13.

Elite triathletes drafting on the bike

British Triathlon Age-Group Championships 2016

The 2016 British Triathlon Age-Group Championships will get started with the newly-announced Windsor Duathlon on 3 April 2016.

The British Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships will take place at the Big Cow Sprint Triathlon on 15 May 2016, followed by the British Middle Distance Triathlon Championships on 22 May 2016 hosted at the Grafman.

The British Standard Distance Triathlon Championships return to Tri Liverpool on 14 August 2016.

Triathletes on the run at Tri Liverpool

Triathlon England National Championships 2016

The Triathlon England – National Championships kick-off with the National Duathlon Championships at Stockton Duathlon Festival on 24 April 2016.

The National Standard Distance Triathlon Championships will take place at St Neots Triathlon on 8 May 2016, whilst World Triathlon Leeds will host the National Aquathlon Championships on 11 June 2016.

Triathletes waiting in the water

Leeds Castle Triathlon will host the National Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships on 25 June 2016, with the National Relay Championships taking place at the Triathlon Relays in late August (date TBC).

The final Championship of the year, the National Middle Distance Triathlon Championships takes place at Vitruvian Triathlon on 10 September 2016.

The full British Triathlon events calendar for 2016 can be found here.

(Images: British Triathlon)

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