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British Triathlon

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British Triathlon (BT) is a federation of the various Home Nations of: Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon and is responsible, in partnership with the Home Nations, for the governance of most multisport events including triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon. Compared to the other governing bodies BT has an arguably less bureaucratic administration, not that it lacks rules and regulations.

 

You do not have to be a member of an affiliated club to compete in a BT sanctioned event, nor do you need to be a member of your Home Nation. If you do join your Home Nation, you will be issued with a full race licence. If you compete at a high level and wish to be eligible for national / international competition titles then you will need to take this extra step. Worth noting is that if you do not hold a licence then you are required, at each event, to pay an extra ‘day membership’ levy which is around £5.00. If you race many events per year it can actually work out cheaper to join your Home Nation than to keep paying this levy. Joining a Home Nation does bring other benefits too; you can determine how useful these are to you by visiting the BT or Home Nation website.

 

As with the other disciplines, local club membership can bring many advantages such as coaching, training, social opportunities and if the club you join is itself affiliated to BT this reduces the cost of your personal affiliation to your Home Nation from £51 to £40 per year. If you do join a Home Nation, members may change 1st claim clubs once per year.

 

Clothing rules are more about decency than anything and as long as you wear a minimum of one or two-piece non transparent race attire and ensure the upper body (especially the chest) is covered at all times in bike and run sections (no lowering of front zips, even) then pretty much anything goes. You can wear whatever colours you choose.

What this means for us

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If you are a member of an affiliated club and the holder of a race licence then there is an implication in the rules that you must enter the event in your club’s name. If you don’t hold a licence, but are a member of an affiliated club, it would still be good practice to enter in the club’s name even though it is apparently not strictly speaking a requirement. If you are not a member of an affiliated club then it is usually possible to enter the name of a team on your entry form and GO VEGGIE would ensure the start and results sheets helped to spread the message.

Entries, competitor lists and results sheets

Clothing

Easy! Bearing in mind the decency rules, unless in international competition, you can race in any colours you like, including GO VEGGIE’s. Tip your hat to British Triathlon.

Introduction

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This page serves as an introduction to triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon and how being a part of the GO VEGGIE community fits in with the rules and regulations of British Triathlon. For more details, or to double-check any of the information provided, please visit the BT website.

Quick reference - GO VEGGIE and British Triathlon sanctioned events

Q1. Are you a member of a British Triathlon affiliated club?

Q2(a). Are you a member of a Home Nation and the holder of a race licence?

You should enter events in the name of your affiliated club

 

You will have paid a discounted price to join your Home Nation

 

There will be no race levy to pay

 

You can wear GO VEGGIE race kit

You should enter events in the name of your affiliated club

 

You will have paid the full price to join your Home Nation

 

You have to pay a small race levy

 

You can wear GO VEGGIE race kit

Q2(b). Are you a member of a Home Nation and the holder of a race licence?

You will very often be able to show GO VEGGIE as your team on entry forms and gain valuable publicity from start and results sheets

 

There will be no race levy to pay

 

You can wear GO VEGGIE race kit

You can enter BT sanctioned events but have to pay a small race levy

 

You will very often be able to show GO VEGGIE as your team on entry forms and gain valuable publicity from start and results sheets

 

You can wear GO VEGGIE race kit

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