Triathlon BC’s 2022 SuperSeries will test athletes’ skill, strategy and preparation over a 5-race series, where athletes will compete in individual sport time trials and races. Aquathlons, Duathlons, Mad Moto style events combined with established, performance on demand races like the North Shore Triathlon will combine to create an incredibly robust season that is sure to develop every participant. This Performance Pathway Series is designed to encourage athletes and coaches to prioritize the skill and technical demands rigors of High-Performance competition.
“Upon a comprehensive sport landscape review, and analyzing the gaps most often scene in our athletes, we realized that short, technically demanding events, run on multiple occasions throughout the season would best prepare our pathway athletes for ongoing success, said Provincial Coach, Kelly Guest. “With our inhouse developed events, we can control the technical nature of each event, provide multiple opportunities to compete and review performances, ultimately helping our performance athletes gain increased exposure to competitions which will serve them well as they continue on the in the performance pathway.”
Not sure what the revised format looks like for 2022? Provincial Coach Kelly Guest explains the new format, what they look like, and how to complete the Series. Watch the video by clicking on the linkable image below.
SUPER SERIES 2 – North Shore Triathlon
Date: May 23
Location: North Vancouver
SuperSeries 2 – North Shore Triathlon – Performance on Demand
SUPER SERIES 3 – Victoria Youth Triathlon
Date: June 11 & 12
Location: Victoria Youth Triathlon
Day 1: Sport Specific Time Trials (TBA)
Day 2: Victoria Youth Triathlon – Performance On Demand
SUPER SERIES 5 – PROVINCIAL JUNIOR & U23 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Date: September 4
Super Sprint Draft Legal Triathlon – Performance on Demand
Disciplines Included Within Series:
Individual sport time trials: A competition of one sport, for example, 200m swim race OR 1500 track event. Time trials are events where athletes are started at a staggered interval and drafting or working with another athlete is prohibited. Races are events where athletes are started at the same time, drafting with another athlete is allowed.
Aquathlon: Swim/Run race
Duathlon: Run/Bike/Run race
Mad Moto: Athlete are seeded into a Moto (which is a smaller group of athletes) based on previous performance. Each Moto allows for multiple rounds on a highly technical course and starts once the athletes from the previous Moto have cleared the course. This alternating start allows for recovery, reset, and observation of other Moto racing. Typical rounds are between 12-16minutes in duration. Lap out rule is in effect for the bike, which means if an athlete is lapped on the bike portion they must pull off the course and will score no points for that round. Still not sure? Check out our youtube clip HERE.
Performance on demand: Typical one-off Triathlon event over any distance.
DL: Draft-Legal, meaning athletes can take advantage of riding in another athletes slip-stream. *Athletes in these events MUST be approved by Triathlon BC through draft-legal certification or provide other evidence of competent bike handling skills (competitive level Cycling BC events).
Youth/Junior/ U23/ Elite Categories
Athletes will start in groups based on performance level and then be sorting into gender and category for the Series results. Super Series final placing will recognise gender and category.
SuperSeries Points Structure
Two Day Events # 1, 3 & 4; Events with a two-day format will follow the scoring schedule below.
Day 1, competition will seed athletes into a Moto for the Day 2 races. Fastest seeded athletes will be put in Moto A until full capacity, the next fastest will be put in Moto B, next fastest in Moto C. The number of Moto and number of athletes per Moto will be determined by registration and venue capacity.
1 point will be available to the fastest athlete (per gender) for each race/TT of Day 1 and will added to that athletes final score on Day 2.
Day 2, will follow a Mad Moto format. Athletes will race within their Moto for points NOT time. Points will be based on the total number of participants with the winner of Moto A scoring points equal to the number of the competitors in the event, and the last athlete in the slowest seeded Moto scoring 1 point per round.
The Mad Moto format typically has 2-3 scoring rounds per event.
The athlete with the most points at the end of Day 2’s competition will be named the winner and awarded 25 point toward the Super Series Rankings while the athletes that place 12 or lower will be awarded 1 point toward the Super Series Rankings. Athletes that placing 2nd through 12th will be awarded points within their category and gender as set out below.
Individual Race Points (North Shore Triathlon & BC Championships) carry over from previous SuperSeries, providing 25 points to the winners in each category, on down to 1 point for 12th place, with premium points distributed at the BC Championships. Review the Points Structure HERE.
2022 Super Series Final Rankings – Best 4 of 5 events.
The Super Series rankings will be posted shortly after each event. Final rankings will be determined by counting the best 4 of 5 Super Series results