Island Games criteria for 2019

With athletes starting to enter races for 2018, it’s time to start thinking about the Island Games in Gibraltar in 2019, and we have set the following criteria for selection.


·         Eligible to compete by virtue of Island Games Criteria (i.e. Manx, IoM resident etc). 

·         Current member British Triathlon.

·         Actively competing in 2017/2018 seasons. 


Between 1st January 2017 and 1st April 2019 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 (Paul Swindale).


·         Male: - sub 2 hours 8 min 

·         Female: - sub 2 hours 25 min 


Isle of Man Triathlon Association 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. 


The rule from the IGA is that the minimum age for competitors is 18 on 31 December 2019.   


In view of the above potentially being new to some athletes arriving new to the sport or looking to move to triathlon from other disciplines, Paul Swindale and Juan Kinley will host a Q&A session at the NSC at 6.30pm on Thursday 25th January in order to help understand the basis of selection etc for the games team.