Island Games Qualification Criteria (2016 season for 2017 Gotland Games)




Team composition

The rules state that we can send up to 10 athletes of which a minimum must be 2 women and 3 men. The Team will be made up of 3 women, 6 men and 1 development athlete who can be either male or female. 

The development athlete must be 21 years old or under on race day and still satisfy the time cut-off criteria following. The development athlete will be judged solely by the selection Committee after they have obtained the required time. In the event that an under 21 athlete gains selection on their own merit, then the Committee has the discretion to release that development place to a second under 18 athlete.   


Selection criteria

To be eligible for consideration an athlete must obtain a qualifying time in any Olympic distance race or for the development athlete in a sprint distance race, before 30 September 2016. 

Men 2 hrs 20 minutes

Women 2 hrs 35 minutes

Development Man 1.06 TBC

Development Women  1.12 TBC


Selection events

Athletes will be judged on their results in the following two Olympic distances races only. No account will be taken of any other races completed in 2016. This will allow athletes to peak for these two results only and not be concerned if they are using earlier season shorter races as “training” races and training heavily through them.

Jersey Triathlon Sunday 10th July 2016

Guernsey selection event Sunday 7th August 2016



Separate rankings will be calculated including only the Guernsey Triathlon Club athletes (not just the Island Games declared ones) and points awarded on a scale of 1 for first, 2 for second etc. Women will be ranked completely separately. Each athlete will count their lowest score from the two races and a final ranking calculated upon which final selection will be based. This leaves no room for discussion and gives athletes 2 chances to gain a qualifying result.


In the event of a tie, the Committee is then able to use their discretion to select one of those athletes.

Any athlete incurring a drafting penalty in a selection race has the result discarded for purposes of selection.  


Off Island Athletes

Special consideration will be given to exceptional athletes who qualify to race for Guernsey, live abroad and cannot make the selection races. They should submit a detailed racing CV from 2015 and 2016 before 30 September 2016.


Selection Committee

It is proposed that a decision on selection will be made before 31st October 2016. The selection Committee will consist of Mark Naftel and 2 others yet to be named, unconnected to any selection athlete. 1 male and 1 female reserve athlete will be selected.


Any queries to Richard Stapley or 267460. 

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