Triathlon regulations for 2019 - 20 | Published 1 September

TRI i The BUCS Triathlon Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the following BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, and the rules and regulations of the designated third-party event organisers. Further event specific requirements, rules, and regulations will be contained within the entry and pre-event information for each Championship.

TRI ii In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

TRI iii In the event that these regulations contradict those of the rules and regulations of the designated third-party event organisers, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.


TRI 1 Championships BUCS will host annually the following Championships:

TRI 1.1 Duathlon Championships The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers. All competition specific event information will be available in the event entry information and pre-event information.

TRI 1.2 Sprint Triathlon Championships The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers. All competition specific event information will be available in the event entry information and pre-event information.

TRI 1.3 Standard Distance Triathlon Championships The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers. All competition specific event information will be available in the event entry information and pre-event information.

TRI 2 Drafting is not permitted at any BUCS Triathlon Championships, unless stated otherwise in the rules and regulations of the designated third-party event organisers, and may result in instant disqualification.

TRI 3 For the team results, extracted from the individual race results, the fastest three competitors per institution/Playing Entity shall have their times (not placings) combined, with the best team being that with the lowest combined time. Only one team per institution/Playing Entity will be counted.

TRI 4 Disputes at events In line with REG 7.7, should a dispute occur at an event, the event appeal panel for Triathlon shall comprise of the Race Director and a BUCS staff member.
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