What are the Tetrathlon Championships?
Generally staged in early August, the Championships are the culmination of the Tetrathlon year. Those who have qualified at their Area competitions converge from all over the UK to compete for top honours as Individuals and Teams over a four day period. Since 2018 the competition has taken place at Offchurch Bury, near Leamington Spa, which is earning itself a reputation for providing a testing cross country course which has a telling influence on the results.
The 2020 Championships were cancelled due to Covid-19, but we hope to return to Offchurchbury in 2021.
How do I qualify?
To qualify for the Tetrathlon Championships you'll need to enter your Area Competition. These are held over the summer, and the highest placed members from each Area will go forward to the Championships.
A healthy 322 competitors drawn from throughout the UK participated in The Tetrathlon Championships at Open, Intermediate, Junior and Grassroots levels. The Championships took place from 9th – 12th August at Offchurch Bury, Warwickshire for the second year in succession.
The Shoot phase was held in the marquee at Offchurch, and the Swim phase at Warwick University’s brand new Sports and Wellness Hub. The Ride phase involved another challenging cross country course designed by Lloyd Hunt, which proved to be highly influential to the overall result, with only six clear within the time at Open level and three at Intermediate. The competition was rounded off by the Run phase on Sunday morning, prior to prize giving and dispersal in monsoon-like conditions on Sunday afternoon!
We are hugely indebted to the numerous volunteers who helped during the course of the competition, and especially to Tim Liddon, Judy Hardcastle, Richard Mosley, and Heather Greenslade who oversaw the Shoot, Swim, Run and Ride phases respectively, and Sarah Freeman and her team for providing vet cover, and Nic Krusin as Stable Manager.
For a full set of results see below.