Triathlon New Zealand Suzuki Junior Series Championship
Tri NZ are very excited to announce a new and exciting Junior Series for the 2020/21 season.
This series has been created to encourage the development of our promising athletes and reward them with some epic prizes.
Open to both U16 and U19 athletes, there are 5 events across the country to compete at, from Rotorua in the North, to Timaru in the South, there is an event for everyone!
**Please note that athletes will race in their age group based on their age as of 1 January 2021.**
1) if an athlete is 15 on 1/1/21 – they will race in the U16 Category (Supersprint or Taster distance events)
2) If an athlete is 16 on 1/1/21 – they will race in the U19 Category
There may be a small number of athletes that will turn 16 after the 2nd January 2021 – placing you in both the Under 16 Junior Series and Secondary Schools category AND the 16-19 Sprint North Island Championships category. Please contact Mel Saltiel to discuss options firstname.lastname@example.org before the 12th March 2021.
Not only can you race at each event, but you will be able to hone your skills to become even more competitive, as each event will host a development opportunity. Workshops will be held with topics ranging from nutrition and race specific skills such as open water swimming, with also the opportunity for parents to sit in on a development pathway session.
To be crowned National Junior Series Champion each event will nominate one targeted race where points are up for grabs, with a total of 3 events from the series to be counted towards the overall series points. See following for the targeted races at each event. For more details on how the points work please see “Points System” below.