With the new season opening its time to start thinking about the Island Games in Gotland next year.
This year’s competition will form the basis for team selection for 2017. The criteria is as follows:
- Eligible to compete by virtue of Island Games Criteria (ie Manx, IoM resident etc).
- Current member of Manx Tri Club and British Triathlon.
- Actively competing in 2016 season.
Between 1st January 2016 and 12th September 2016 athletes must achieve the consideration time at a recognised Standard / Olympic Distance event (1500m open water swim - 40k bike - 10k run) and evidence of results submitted to the head of performance (Graham Stigant).
· Male: - 2 hours 9min
· Female: - 2 hours 25min
Manx Tri Club Selection Committee has the right to award a discretionary team place where consideration time has not been met due to a specific reason (e.g. injury / age restriction on taking part in Standard distance event during qualification period / distance of event changed by organiser due to weather conditions etc. - this list is not exhaustive).
For a discretionary place to be awarded the Committee will take into account results of other distance triathlons events / individual event performance such as open water swimming 1500m, 25mile Time Trial, and 10k running during the qualification period. Previous experience of racing over the standard triathlon distance 1500m, 40k, 10k in open water will also be taken into consideration.
Should an athlete attain a consideration time for the Commonwealth Games this would also be a consideration time for Island Games.
The rule from the IGA is that the minimum age for competitors is 18 on 31 December 2017.