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What is The Winter Triathlon Competition?

The Winter Triathlon consists of the running, shooting and swimming phases of Tetrathlon. Qualifying competitions take place in each Area and the qualifying members are invited to compete at the finals in March.
There are 3 levels of competition which are: Minimus for the 8-11 year olds, Junior for the 14 and under and Open for all members 25 and under. Each level is split into a boys and a girls competition.

  • Minimus competitors shoot turning targets from 7m (with both hands), swim for 2 minutes and run 1000m
  • Junior competitors shoot turning targets from 7m swim for 3 minutes and run 1500m
  • Open Girl competitors shoot turning targets from 10m, swim for 3 minutes and run 1500m
  • Open Boy competitors shoot turning targets from 10m, swim for 4 minutes and run 3000m

Winter Triathlon Eligibility

  • One qualifying competition to be held in each Area. Qualifying members may compete at the Winter Triathlon Final in March.
  • All competitors must be Pony Club Members 
  • The two highest placed Members from each class will qualify for the Final.
  • If the qualifying Members are not from the Area hosting the competition, then the two highest placed competitors in that Area shall also qualify. This is to ensure that all Areas have the opportunity for 2 competitors from each class qualifying for the Winter Triathlon Final. 
  • Areas may make up to 3 mixed teams from all classes (i.e. Girls or boys from each class) to compete at the Winter Triathlon Final. Declarations must be submitted in writing to tetrathlon@pcuk.org by the Area Tetrathlon Co-ordinator or designated person by midday on 21st March 2024.
  • To be run in accordance with Pony Club Tetrathlon Rules 2023
  • It is the responsibility of the competitors to ensure that they inform the organiser before the start of a competition if they have already qualified previously so if they win the qualifying place will be given to the next highest placed competitor.
  • A Minimus, Junior and Open class for Boys and Girls. Minimus will shoot two handed at 7m turning targets. All other rules for each phase will be as stated in the Tetrathlon Rule Book
  • Winter Triathlon Final prizes: Rosettes 1st - 8th Individuals in all classes and 1st - 8th Mixed Area Teams
Tetrathlon Rulebook 2023
Tetrathlon Rule Book 2023
PDF - 3 mB

Winter Triathlon Area Qualifying Dates 2023/24

Area Sport Level Date Venue Organiser/Email Details
1 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 4th February 2024 Dollar Academy Kate MacTaggart
katemactaggart@gmail.com 
 
2 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 10th March 2024 Durham School Emma-Kate Darnton
southdurham@pcuk.org
 
3 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 18th February 2024 St. Peters School - York Justin Dunn - 
justin@justindunn.com
 
4 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 7th January 2024 Colne Swimming Pool and Pot Haw Farm Kate Ingram
kate@blackofootfarm.co.uk
Entry Link
5 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 10th February 2024 Mold Leisure Centre Penny Wingfield
emailarea5tetrathlon@outlook.com
 
6 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 10th March 2024 Neward Sports and Fitness Centre, Lord Hawke Way, Newark, Notts, NG24 4FH Nicola Platts
nicola_platts@yahoo.co.uk
 
7 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 27th January 2024 Redditch Sports Centre Janet Wakeham
bandjwakeham@icloud.com
 
8 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 17th March 2024 Bottisham Village College Tessa Vestey
dc.newmarketthurlow@pcuk.org 
Sue Knott
sue.knott@btopenworld.com 
 
9 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 4th February 2024 THE ACTIVITY ZONE, BREMILHAM ROAD, MALMESBURY SN16 0DQ (Shoot & Swim), MALMESBURY SECONDARY SCHOOL, CORN GASTONS SN16 0DF (Run) Alex Connors
info@bestboots.co.uk 
Entry Link
10 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 14th January 2024 Monmouth Schools Sports Club Nick Thompson
nickthompsontyla@gmail.com
 
11 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 18th February 2024 Cumnor House, Danehill, Haywards Heath. RH17 7HT

Sally Bowman
hubblesfarm@hotmail.com

 

12 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 17th December 2023 Stowe School Katy Reid
katy@clanreid.co.uk
Entry Link
13 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 17th February 2024 Brockhurst School Brian Goodenough
brian@elingfarm.co.uk
 
14 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 28th December 2024 Ringwood Health and Leisure Centre Richard Moseley
richardmosley241@outlook.com
 
15 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 11th February 2024 Kings College, Taunton Andy Miller
andymiller@huntforest.com
 
16 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 3rd February 2024  Okehampton

Alison Keenor
alison@keenors.co.uk

 
17 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 28th January 2024 Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, Ballymoney

Mid Antrim PC
midantrim@pcuk.org 

 
25th February 2024 Omagh Leisure Centre

Seskinore PC
seskinore@pcuk.org 

 
18 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 11th February 2024 Carmarthen leisure Centre Heather McCalman/Victoria Morley
pcarea18tetrathlon@gmail.com
 
19 WINTER TRIATHLON ALL 4th February 2024 Dollar Academy Kate MacTaggart
katemactaggart@gmail.com 
 

 

Winter Tri Final 2024

The Winter Triathlon final 2024 will take place at Grantham on Sunday 24th March 2024.

 

Once you have qualified, please enter via this link: https://www.horse-events.co.uk/horse-events/the-pony-club-winter-triathlon-finals-2024/ 

  • To be run in accordance with Pony Club Tetrathlon Rules 2023
  • Late entries may be accepted at the organiser’s discretion. Late Entry Surcharge £5
  • Queries may only be raised via the Secretary by the DC or their appointee. Protests / objections will be managed as per Rule 5.
  • Photographic Rights – competitors and their parents/guardians have given permission for any photographic and/or film or TV footage taken of persons or horses/ponies taking part in Pony Club events to be used and published in any media whatsoever for editorial purposes, press information or advertising by or on behalf of the Pony Club and/or Official Sponsors of the Pony Club.
  • Hoodies at the final will include competitors name list on the back, all names who entered by midnight on 12th March 2024 will be included. Please ensure you put the correct spelling for competitor’s name. Hoodies are pre order via beewear. PLEASE ENTER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
  • Merch available for preorder to collect on the day via this link: https://beewear.co.uk/product-category/pony-club/pc-winter-tri-2024/  (Order by 5PM 18th March to collect on the day)

Winter Tri Final 2023

The Winter Triathlon final 2023 took place at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on 26th March 2023.

Results on Pony Club Results, click here. 

The officially Photographer of the event is Ultimate images, click here to see them

 

Credit to Ultimate Images

Credit to Ultimate Images