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British Triathlon Association

The BTA is the national governing body for the sport of triathlon in England, Scotland and Wales. That effectively means it sets the rules for the way that the sport is conducted in this country and it liases closely with other NGBs, the Sports Council/Sport England and international bodies such as the European Triathon Union (ETU), the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and USA Triathlon. The BTA uses a regional structure of volunteers to administer the sport at a local level but its primary role is to support the elite (WCPP funded) athletes.

The BTA's own website should be regarded as the definitive source of information so far as rules, regulations, organisation, etc. We have removed our copies to avoid any confusion.

The British Triathlon Association,
PO Box 25, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3WX
Telephone: 01509 226161
Fax: 01509 223931


triathlonScotland (formerly the STA) are a separate governing body and control events north of the border. They maintain their own website which includes club information, race details and other relevant material.

Welsh Triathlon Association

The Welsh, although technically a BTA Region, have their own website and under the One Stop Plan proposals will become more autonomous like triathlonScotland..

Irish Triathlon Association

The Irish Triathlon Association looks after Northern Ireland as well as the Republic.

British Quadrathon Association

Although not affiliated to the BTA, quadrathon is an essential element of the multisport community. For information on the BQA contact the Chairman, Eric Hatliff, at 24 Pilton Road, Wadenhoe, Nr Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE8 5SU or by telephone: 01832-720402. Alternatively, contact the Membership Secretary, Peter Hart, at Bracken Fell, Outgate, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0NH or by telephone: 01539-436289.

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