Mark your calendars! Triathlon BC is excited to announce the dates of the 2019 BC Draft Legal SuperSeries. A hotbed for performance-minded athletes between the ages of 13 and 19, the SuperSeries has a distinguished history of hosting an alumni that have gone on to train with Triathlon Canada’s National Performance Centre, and to compete internationally.
Going into its fourth year, the provincial SuperSeries mimics the fast and furious pace of WTS racing, where outright speed and technical mastery is key. Internally known as Project 2024, Triathlon BC’s SuperSeries has an ambition of producing athletes capable of major national and international podiums by the year 2024.
The Series is gaining a lot of traction and allows athletes to test themselves against peers throughout the season,” said Laura Medcalf, Race Director for the BC Junior Championships and Coach of the current SuperSeries Junior Champion, Braden Kersey. “It’s been exciting to see athletes come together and push each other to get better from race to race. It’s a huge benefit for these athletes to have these opportunities to practice tactics and skills in a talented, draft legal field.”
Athletes earn points at each identified Series event, based on where they finish behind the leader. Series points are accumulated based on an athlete’s best 3 out of 4 finishes. Courtesy of Triathlon BC’s presenting sponsor, Argon 18, overall Male and Female Junior Champions are each awarded with an Argon-18 race-level bicycle.
Four returning events make up the 2019 SuperSeries, each with a lengthy history of hosting developing athletes:
1.) May 20 – North Shore Triathlon
2.) June 9 – Victoria Youth Triathlon
3.) July 6 & 7 – Kelowna Apple Triathlon
4.) September 8 – Paradigm Naturopathic Triathlon Provincial Junior Championships
Current reigning Junior SuperSeries Champion, Hannah Milic, said “racing fellow athletes is rewarding, competitive, and has helped me develop into a more consistent and well-rounded triathlete. This season I had the opportunity to get a feel for the sport through tough competition and well-organized events. To any athlete on a performance-based pathway, the SuperSeriest is a great way to fine tune skills and become a more experienced racer!”
“We’re really thrilled to see the high performance awareness and the momentum the SuperSeries has created across our province,” exclaimed Kelly Guest, Provincial Coach. “The growth in athlete abilities is exponential. Each season, the athletes are getting faster, with more technical knowledge. Not only are we seeing fitter, stronger and healthier athletes, we’re also seeing development and information sharing among our performance oriented coaches. Exactly what the Series was devised for!”
A discounted Series pass will again be made available for athletes registering for two or more events at one time.
For more information about Triathlon BC’s 2019 SuperSeries, please click HERE.
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