Triathlon programme criteria

Below are the minimum selection standards for the Triathlon Programme. These standards are indicative only and there is no automatic selection. The selection panel must believe the athlete can benefit the programme and is the right fit for Stirling.

Minimum selection standards:

  • Member of BTF podium or podium potential squads 
  • Senior World cup racer
  • ContinentalCup Junior or Senior racer 
  • Triathlon Scotland Development or Confirmation squad athlete
  • Consistent British Super Series top 10 finisher Junior or Senior
  • Long distance triathlon professional

Consideration will also be given to athletes who can evidence achievement in the below performance indicators: 

Swim 400M – Pool swim 
Male – 5:00 or under
Female – 5:05 or under 

Run 5kms – Road or track
Male – 16:30 or under
Female – 20:00 or under 

Note: These times should be verified for example a parkrun 5km. Further selection will take place during a trial process at the beginning of each academic year 

Other performance indicators may be considered by the selection panel such as single discipline strength.  

Sports Union Triathlon Club

For athletes not of a performance standard the University has a thriving Triathlon Club. The club offers coached swim, bike and run sessions weekly. Athletes who demonstrate consistent high levels of performance and commitment within the Sports Union Triathlon Club will also be considered for selection into the Performance Squad.