Created On: 07 September 2012

The Bala Standard Distance Triathlon takes place this Sunday 9 September representing the final opportunity for age-group triathletes to book their place in the GE Great Britain Age-Group Team for the 2013 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Championships.

The qualification process began at the Bedford Classic in July with the second opportunity at last weekend's GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon, where athletes had the chance to cross the same finish line as the elite athletes who raced in the penultimate event of the British Triathlon Super Series later in the day.

Anna Turvey finished as the first overall female at the event as she aimed to qualify for the GE Great Britain Age-Group Team competing in Turkey. 

After the race, Anna commented about her enjoyment of racing for the GE Great Britain Age-Group Team: "When I started in triathlon I thought how cool it would be to get on the Great Britain squad, and then I did. I was just so excited to get there, and as I've progressed through the years. I've been getting better and getting up there in the medals. I think it's brilliant, I love the set up, it's great to have something to aim for."

The Bala Standard Distance Triathlon is set in the lakeside town of Bala, and will see competitors complete an opening 1,500m swim around Llyn Tegid, before competitors embark on a 40km bike over closed roads in the beautiful North Wales scenery. From T2, athletes will complete a 10km run alongside the bike course, creating a great atmosphere at the event as competitors look to confirm their place in the GE Great Britain Age-Group Team.

Any athletes intending to qualify at the Bala Standard Distance Triathlon event must register their intent to qualify on the British Triathlon website by 5pm Friday 7th September 2012.

The event is being organised by Wrecsam Triathlon, with more information available on


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