After a successful first season trialling some of the Vikings club competitions, we will be looking to continue a number of the competitions next season, with a few changes, and some additions.
First, the changes. In 2016 we trialled the Summer Run Series, the Swim Championship, Bike Championship, and Run Championship, but none really took off. So in 2017, these events will be dropped in favour of concentrating on the Club Championship. Of these events, there is the option to re-instate the Swim, Bike and Run Championships, should there be increased interest in competing in these individual disciplines.
All Club Championship events will run again in 2017, with the addition of a Youth and Junior Club Championship (Ages 15-18), and a Senior Club Championship (Ages 19-29). Tristar, V30, V40 and V50 age categories will all run again as normal.
As in 2016, Vikings members will be able to enter any aquathlon, duathlon or triathlon race, and it will count towards points totals. Points will be scored exactly the same as in 2016, but in 2017, members will have the opportunity to score extra points in certain races through the course of the year. Anyone entering one of our assigned YVTT Club Events (below), a National Championship or GB Qualifying race, or a GB event, will have the opportunity to score extra points. Extra points can be scored as follows:
Club Event: Score + 10%
Club events for Seniors in 2017 are:
- Driffield Triathlon (7th May 2017)
- Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon (4th June 2017)
- York Sprint Triathlon (2nd July 2017)
- Allerthorpe Classic Triathlon (6th August 2017)
- Drax Sprint Triathlon (October 2017 – Date TBC)
Club events for Tristars and Youth in 2017 are:
- Driffield Junior Triathlon (7th May 2017)
- Ripon Junior Triathlon (2nd July 2017)
National Championship or GB Qualifying Event: Score + 15%
GB Event: Score + 20%
Some opportunities to score some big points next season! I’m sure everyone is in the process of planning their 2017 diaries, so if you’ve got an eye on a Club Championship prize, it’s worth looking at some of these events!
Following a few issues with logins last season, all Club Championship information and standings will be taken out of the members only section of the website for 2017, to make it easier for everybody to keep up to date on current standings.