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National Trophy Points and WQF points

Our first Quadrathlon of the season was a great success, The Brigg Bomber was well and truly worthy of its European Championship Status, great racing from seasoned quadrathletes, our BQA members and also some newcomers to our sport, all of whom we hope will all continue to support the our other races in the Quad Calendar! All athletes that finished the individual race will have BQA National Trophy Points, so you can see your standings below.

National Trophy Results after 1 Race (to be uploaded soon)

World Cup Series  (to be uploaded soon)

The National Trophy Series has 5 events this season. Each event contributes points towards finding a National Champion, with the best three results for each individual to count. Trophies are awarded each year, provided each winner has done 3 races in the series, and must be a current BQA Member. (In the event of a tie the 4th race points will count to decide the winner)
Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy for Male and Female. BQA Kit vouchers for winners Male and Female in each category, Juniors (u23), Seniors, V40+ V50+. V60+

Please check out our Next Quadrathlons, and Please Commit get your Entries in Now … Links to all the races can be found on our Events page.

RACE 2 – 17th July – Box End Sprint Quad

Swim start at Box End

Swim start at Box End

A very well established and superbly organized by Quadrac racing, the whole event held within the Box End Waterpark. It’s ideal for youngsters, beginners as it’s a sprint distance and support crews can see the whole race from the lovely lake side café. Last year it was given World Cup Status, thats just how good this race is … so we need to give this race the backing it deserves. Excellent camping on site too …. And you can even try your hand at wake boarding!

RACE 3 – 4th September – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad

Kayaks at the ready

Kayaks at the ready

This race just keeps getting stronger and stronger, an excellent fast, flat sprint race, running on the back of a very popular Triathlon. A great day out with a superb race atmosphere, with lots of support especially on the 3 lap run course around the Showground! A real ‘feel good friendly race’ instigated and organized by one of our very passionate quadrathletes … not to be missed!

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Steve King and Adam Norfolk finishing the kayak leg

RACE 4 – 18th September – Fabian 4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Triathlon

This race promises to be back with vengeance and it will certainly challenge that inner self! Superb scenery, tracks and trails brilliantly organized by very friendly like minded athletes, it will certainly boost your Adrenalin and you’ll have an amazing sense of achievement when you cross that finish line ….. exit your comfort zone and enjoy!

RACE 5 – 24th September – Awesome Foursome Quad NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

A great crowd of supporters!

A great crowd of supporters!

This is one of our longest running established Quadrathlons, and will be our National Championships for 2016! This race in Bude never ceases to amaze me, I have raced it in all weathers …. it is always a brilliant exciting and challenging race to end the season! Starting in the sea, there’s plenty of hills, a historic canal and amazing coastal views … it’s one of those addictive races that keeps drawing you back. The race is on a Saturday so plenty of time for sun, sand and surf too!

You Know 3 disciplines just aren’t enough …. Be Motivated and Enter your Next Quadrathlon NOW!

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European Championships 2016 Brigg Bomber!

Three things you can always guarantee about The Brigg Bomber, 1 – superb organization with the friendliest race crew and marshals ever, 2 – brilliant and exciting racing and 3 – a brilliant quality T-Shirt not a bike cleaning cloth! They did it again Lincsquad pulled off a Superb European Championships and we even had a dry day with some sunshine too!

It was so good to see lots of our GB athletes winning trophies, old names and new names alike, great to see paddlers David and Matt Oliver back racing Quadrathlon too. Our European athletes coped with the British weather and all produced superb results! There were plenty of keen Quadrathletes all embracing the challenge of four disciplines and enjoying this great championship race.

The start list in the men’s race was very impressive 5 of the World’s Best, plus plenty of top age groupers too. The Ancholme was a ‘tad’ chilly but with plenty of adrenalin flowing it soon warmed up, Stefan Teichert (GER) was first out 20.36 with Steve King (GBR) just seconds behind 20.42, then the top favourite Enrique Peces (ESP) 30 seconds behind. King and Teichert were paddling well close together it was only at the final bridge Peces overtook them both. GBR athletes Michael Mason and Adam Norfolk established themselves in the top 5 by paddling the fastest kayak splits, Mason 36.57 and Norfolk 37.14

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Adam Norfolk 4th + Elite Bronze

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Michael Mason Bronze + Silver Vet 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bike course is fast and flat and King put in an excellent top split 54.48 giving him a great lead. Peces held onto 2nd with Teichert 3rd Mason and Norfolk were close behind going into the run where the final results were to be made! Peces running the fastest split of the day 35.25 went into the lead overtaking King at 3km. Teichert was closing on King, but on the second lap Mason was running strong and moved into 3rd place, leaving Teichert in 4th. Norfolk put in the 2nd fastest run of the day 36.12 to take 5th place … Quadrathlon Racing at its very best!

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Steve King Silver + Gold Vet 40

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European Champion Gold Enrique Peces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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European Champion Gold Lisa Teichert

The Womens event saw Lisa Teichert (GER) going into the lead from the start, new comer Sandra Hyslop (ex GB Team Wildwater Racer) came in 2nd after the swim. Sandra’s kayak was the fastest split by 1 second 42.59. Jean Ashley having her strong kayak leg moved into 3rd place overtaking Helen Dyke. Lisa pulled away on the bike, whilst Jean started to close in on Sandra. However just like the men’s race it would all be decided on the run leg! Lisa by this time was well and truly unstoppable! Sandra was holding onto 2nd place with Jean 3rd with one lap to go. Helen is known to us all for her epic running, and in true style running a 39.49 split, on the 2nd lap she over took Jean and finally Sandra to move into 2nd place.

So plenty of excitement for the spectators!

 

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Helen Dyke Silver + Gold Vet 40

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Sandra Hyslop Bronze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jack Garner and guide Peter Chappill

 

Congratulations to all finishers, especially U23 Jack Garner and his guides who came home in an amazing 3.31.41. Also Lincsquad’s junior Louise Beedham winning Junior Gold! There were plenty of BQA members flying the flag too, many of them taking Championship titles … a great start to the Season!
There were lots of other very creditable performances, and many personal goals achieved … I’m not quite sure what it is about our sport that makes it special, but every athlete that crosses the finish line has that little extra sense of achievement knowing they have just completed a Quadrathlon!

Once again a Big Thanks to ‘Lincsquad’ who certainly put the Brigg Bomber on the World Circuit in True Style, and hopefully motivated many onlookers, and athletes in the Team Event to maybe go Solo next year!

Thanks also to the Sponsors ‘Keyo Agricultural Services’ http://www.keyo.co.uk/  andto  Wildcoyphotography for the brilliant photos https://www.facebook.com/wildcoyphotography/

Lincsquad Brigg Bomber and European Quadrathlon Provisional Results2016 Brigg Bomber Results

 

Louise Beedham Junior Gold

Louise Beedham Junior Gold

 2016 Trophy Winners                                                      European Championships Winners Men

. 1 Enrique Peces (ESP) 2:32:50 Gold + Elite Gold
. 2 Steve King (GBR) 2:35:50 Silver + Vet 40 Gold
. 3 Michael Mason (GBR) 2:36:31 Bronze + Vet 40 Silver
. 4 Stefan Teichert (GER) 2:37:09 Elite Silver
. 5 Adam Norfolk (GBR) 2:37:46 Elite Bronze
. 6 Nigel Unwin (GBR) 2.49.24 Vet 50 Gold
. 7 Dave Bradburn 2.50.31 Vet 40 Bronze + 1st Newcomer
Julian Brewer 3.04.36 Vet 50 Silver
Mark Pryor 3.07.38 Vet 50 Bronze
John Redmond 3.53.27 Vet 60 Gold
Andrew Gage 4.12.10 Vet 60 Silver

Women
. 1 Lisa Hirschfelder (GER) 2:54:17 Gold + Elite Gold
. 2 Helen Dyke (GBR) 3:13:37 Silver + Vet 40 Gold
. 3 Sandra Hyslop (GBR) 3:14:52 Bronze + Elite Silver
. 4 Jean Ashley (GBR) 3:19:05 Vet 50 Gold
. 5 Victoria Price (GBR)3:35:38 Elite Bronze
Susan Couch (GBR) 4.05.36 Vet 40 Silver
Louise Beedham 4.08.05 Junior Gold

Other Age Group ‘BQA Members’ Gold Medal Winners

 

Nigel Unwin Vet 50 Gold

Nigel Unwin Vet 50 Gold

John Redmond Vet 60 Gold

John Redmond Vet 60 Gold

Jean Ashley Vet 50 Gold

Jean Ashley Vet 50 Gold

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Special mention to BQA member Louise Price Elite Bronze

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Montgomery Canal Triathlon

The Montgomery Canal Triathlon is a Superb Charity Triathlon, on 7th May, 220 athletes/fundraisers started the journey to bike, run or walk and kayak 35miles following the tow path of the Montgomery Canal. We started in Newtown and finished in Lower Frankton, 17miles MT BIKing, 11miles XC running and 7 miles of kayaking/canoeing, with the majority using Canadian Canoes (in pairs). The more competitive ones amongst us started first at 8.30 (in groups of 6), leaving the ones taking it ‘a bit less competitive’ to start a little less frantic! I must say if I’d of seen the Tea, Cakes and sandwiches at the transition areas I might of been persuaded to take my time!

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Finally it was time for Tea, sandwiches and huge homemade cakes, there was an even bigger selection at the end! I’m not sure if I’d of stopped at the transitions for cake .. I’d of made it to the finish, the cakes were scrumptious! It really was a great event, and certainly a good training session, hopefully they raised plenty of money for Montgomery Canal Funds and various charities. Everyone finished well and all enjoyed their journeys!

I must say a Huge Well Done to BQA Quadrathlete Lance Ball who did the whole race with his young daughter Hermione, she did really well and overtook plenty of teams along the way … ‘A Quadrathlete in the making, Well done Hermione .. a great effort!’

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I did take some time to spread the ‘Word of Quadrathlon’ and hopefully we will get a few more recruits, great to see Mark Rydon racing again after his first Quadrathlon in Shrewsbury last season, I think he’s on the look out for a fast kayak too!

A special mention to Peter and Judith Richards and The Friends of the Montgomey Canal, ‘A Big Thank-you to you and all your wonderful marshals, time checkers, kayak hire teams, and the kitchen staff … who made our day a Brilliant one!!! Your Team worked so hard all day to put on a superb event, I hope you have made a good amount for your Canal Funds, so you can keep moving your Canal Project forwards …. I look forward to seeing you all again next year!

We should certainly have more races like this, and I might just stop for cake next time!!

http://www.maesburycanalfestival.co.uk/triathlon.html

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South Yorkshire Quad Canceled

Really sorry to have to announce the South Yorkshire Quad at Manvers Lake on the 19th June 2016 has been canceled. The organizer has is struggling to get enough support and commitment from helpers to run the race …. sad news! The BQA are continuing to look for future events, and hopefully linking a Quad onto a Triathlon or adventure race, if anyone has any contacts please let us know, thanks everyone.

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The Quad Race season is getting closer!

The BQA hope your winter training is going well and your thinking about the fast approaching race season! Its time to start getting those race entries in, having a goal does wonders for your motivation, kick start your training right now ….. here’s a reminder of whats coming up in the first half of the 2016 season.

‘The Brigg Bomber’ is the first race in the National Trophy Series, and the BQA are so pleased to announce that it will be the EUROPEAN Championships! 

RACE 1 – 29th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – EUROPEAN Championships/World Cup             The Keyo Brigg Bomber is 1.5km open water swim, 8km kayak, 38km bike and 10km run on the same course as used for the 2014 World Quadrathon Championship.
The Keyo Brigg Bomber 2016 taking place on May 29th 2016 will be the British and European Championships and part of the Quadrathlon World Cup Series. Comprising of a 1.5km open water swim into a 8km kayak then a 38km bike and finally a 10km run on the same course used for the 2014 World Quadrathon Championship. Located in and around the Lincolnshire town of Brigg this is a fast and enjoyable location for both racers and supporters with plenty of easily accessible viewing points along the course. See the link to the Lincsquad Events page and the BQA (British Quadrathon Association) Facebook page for more details.

“Quadrathon – when 3 disciplines aren’t enough!”A superb race to start the season, extremely well organized by our Top Quadrathlon Club ‘Lincsquad’. A fast flat and safe course, its the first British Race and the second World Cup race,  and will be the European Championships so lots of points and a very creditable race! Just to top it off they have an excellent T- shirt Tour of the Brigg Pubs to celebrate … certainly not to be missed! Full details hear ….

http://www.lincsquad.co.uk/events/brigg-bomber/

CANCELED – RACE 2 – South Yorkshire Quad, Sunday 19th June. They hope to run this Race again in 2017.

This race will be a SPRINT DISTANCE, and will run along side a Triathlon as swim, bike, kayak, run.  It is an ideal chance for newcomers and youngsters to try our sport in a ideal setting, but also it will give our more experienced athletes a opportunity to challenge their speed on a fast sprint course! The race takes place around the Manvers Water park and its surrounding area …. check out this excellent venue, it would be great if you can support this new race, as we hope it will be a great stepping stone for many new Quadrathletes ‘having a go’ before moving up to Middle Distance events. It is running along side a sprint triathlon and is organized by a very enthusiastic group of kayakers and triathletes. The details are being finalized and I will keep you all posted as soon as I have any further information. http://www.mwbc.org.uk/

MADCC DAYS Training Days – There are still a couple of events coming up, which are good training events, John Kavanagh still has 2 training Tri Days coming up in Macclesfield 6th March, and the 3rd April.

Plus the Montgomery Canal Triathlon takes place on Saturday 7th May, this is a good day out covering 35 miles of the Canal in one day and its a Fun Event organised by ‘The Friends of the Montgomery Canal’ and is supported by the Canal River Trust.
CYCLE 17 miles from Newtown to Pool Quay
WALK/RUN 11 miles from Pool Quay to Morton
CANOE 7 miles from Morton to the Weston Arm, Lower Frankton.
The triathlon follows the route of the Montgomery Canal. The cycling section is along cycleway-standard towpath. The walking/running section is generally flat there are several fixed wooden stiles, tree roots and possible livestock on the path. There are five road crossings for cyclists and four for walkers. All these crossings will be controlled by marshals. Canoes will have to be carried round four locks. For more details http://www.maesburycanalfestival.co.uk/triathlon.html

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5th Training Day in Macclesfield

5th Macclesfield Kayak Tri Training Day – Sunday 6th March. The forecast was for freezing so the canal may of been frozen, also roads likely to be icy early on so mountain bikes will be used on the Middlewood Way. However on Sunday there was no ice, although it was snowing very slightly. All four of us paddled and then rode on the Middlewood Way, no icy patches but lots of mud. Neil joined us on the run and made Ned work hard to be the first one back doing the full course. The sun was poking its nose out by then so we all had a good time!

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Margaret and Mary enjoying the Muddy Session, as ever in True Style and always Smiling!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Macclesfield Kayak Tri Training Day – Sunday 7th Februay. Five of us out for the February Tri, with a few more joining us for the kayak section. Neil did extra kayaking and running while Ned, Andrew, Lance and I did all three disciplines. Quite cold and windy but not raining. Although the roads were a bit greasy, as Lance found to his cost (twice!). Let hope the weather will be better for the next one on March 6th!

3rd Macclesfield Kayak Tri Training Day – Sunday 3rd January. 5 braved the wet, wild weather in Macclesfield for the 3rd training triathlon, the weather forecast was correct and it started drizzling soon after we started paddling, turning to solid rain by the time we were cycling. It didn’t give up during the run and it was windy too. Nevertheless we had a good time and blew away some cobwebs. Ned and I were together by the beginning of the run but then he went away from me easily. Neil missed out the cycle but did a triple kayak course and was just behind, closely followed by Andrew and then Mary.
Let hope for some blue skies for the next one on Sunday 7th February.

2nd Macclesfield Kayak Tri Training Day – Sunday 6th December. Eight quadrathletes turned out for the Training Day. The weather wasn’t too bad, although wet it was not cold.  It had stopped raining just before we got on the water, but unfortunately it started again after we started cycling. John Kavanagh was 1st off the water, closely followed by Nigel Leeson. John waited for Lance Ball to show him the cycle route, so Andrew Gage, Ned Price and his daughter Vicky set of just behind Nigel, with Mary White and Margaret Huyton not far behind. John and Lance managed to pass the twin girls on the road, and Ned and Vicky in transition (as they were struggling to get two bikes back into the car). A great training session  and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The Next one is Jan 3rd, what a great way to start the New Year!

A great off season training day, John Kavanagh will be organizing Sundays Session. These will be a 5km paddle, about 20km cycle and 6km run. Transitions will include the time it takes for him to put his kayak back on his car and get his bike out etc.

They will be starting at 9:00 – unless he hears from people that a later start would enable them to join me. PLEASE let him know if this would help.
Anyone is welcome to join in, but please note that this is an informal outing for individuals, not an event organised by any club or organisation.
People may also choose to do their own variation, e.g. Run, Cycle, Run. The intention is to have fun training with others rather than serious racing. Weather conditions might also force a change of plans, for one of the races last year the canal was frozen …. so they did a Duathlon!
No specific rules, no timekeeper or marshals, everyone is responsible for themselves, and their own equipment and its safety. John will be happy to cycle in a group with anyone unfamiliar with the bike route.

6th December – Meet at Adelphi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington, SK10 5JB, in time for a 9:00 start.

DATES – 1st November, 6th December 2015 – 3rd January, 7th February, 6th March 2016, any changes will be posted on our BQA facebook page.

Course Information Kayak Triathlon Training 2015-2016

 

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New Date for the South Yorkshire Quad

There is a new date for the South Yorkshire Quad, its now Sunday 19th June. Also this race will be a SPRINT DISTANCE, and will run along side a Triathlon as swim, bike, kayak, run.  It is an ideal chance for newcomers and youngsters to try our sport in a ideal setting, but also it will give our more experienced athletes a opportunity to challenge their speed on a fast sprint course! The race takes place around the Manvers Water park and its surrounding area …. check out this excellent venue, it would be great if you can support this new race, as we hope it will be a great stepping stone for many new Quadrathletes ‘having a go’ before moving up to Middle Distance events.

It is running along side a sprint triatlon and is organized by a very enthusiastic group of kayakers and triathletes. The details are being finalized and I will keep you all posted as soon as I have any further information.

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Happy New Year to our Quadrathletes!

Im sure most of you will have time to wear your lycra, and get out for a swim, kayak, bike or run over the festive holidays! Like all the athletes I know, we like to get out in the fresh air for some fun on the trails, or a blast on the river ….. leaving room for more mince pies and mulled wine!

It’s what makes most of us tick ….. and besides, I bet we will all want to test out our new Christmas toys, with 4 disciplines to master, Santa is never stuck for ideas! Even though he might not be able to disguise them!

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I am so pleased to announce the ‘The Brigg Bomber’ will be hosting the EUROPEAN Championships, and that Bude ‘Awesome Foursome’ will be our NATIONAL Championships!

Hears a few reasons why you should get these dates in your Race Callender ….. get your entries in and have a reason to start training. Having a goal does wonders for your motivation, kick start your training right now …… I will let you off if you want to leave it until 26th December!

BQA National Trophy Events for 2016

RACE 1 – 29th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – EUROPEAN Championships/World CupA superb race to start the season, extremely well organized by our Top Quadrathlon Club ‘Lincsquad’ a fast flat and safe course, its the British National Championships and the first World Cup race too so lots of points! Just to top it off they have an excellent T- shirt Tour of the Brigg Pubs to celebrate … certainly not to be missed!! 

RACE 2 – 19th June – South Yorkshire Sprint Quad This race is going to be a Sprint Race this year so its an ideal chance for newcomers to our sport to try a ‘Quadrathlon’ the race takes place around the Waterpark and its surrounding area …. check out this excellent Water Park its a lovely venue, it would be great if you can support this new race! It is running along side sprint triathlon and is organized by a very enthusiastic group of kayakers and triathletes.                                                  

RACE 3 – 17th July – Box End Sprint Quad – A very well established and superbly organized by Quadrac racing, the whole event held within the Box End Waterpark. It’s ideal for youngsters, beginners as it’s a sprint distance and support crews can see the whole race from the lovely lake side café. It’s the first time it has been give World Cup Status so we need to give this race the backing it deserves. Excellent camping on site too …. And you can even try your hand at wake boarding!

RACE 4 – 4th September – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad  This race just keeps getting stronger and stronger, an excellent fast, flat sprint race, running on the back of a very popular Triathlon. A great day out with a superb race atmosphere, with lots of support especially on the 3 lap run course around the Showground! A real ‘feel good friendly race’ instigated and organized by one of our very passionate quadrathletes … not to be missed!

RACE 5 – 18th September – Fabian 4 Mountain Tri This race promises to be back with vengeance and it will certainly challenge that inner self! Superb scenery, tracks and trails brilliantly organized by very friendly like minded athletes, it will certainly boost your adrenalin and you’ll have an amazing sense of achievement when you cross that finish line ….. exit your comfort zone and enjoy!

RACE 6 – 24th September – Awesome Foursome Quad NATIONAL Championships This is one of our longest running etablished Quadrathlons, and will be our National Championships for 2016! This race in Bude never ceases to amaze me, I have raced it in all weathers ….  it is always a brilliant exciting and challenging race to end the season! Starting in the sea, there’s plenty of hills, a historic canal and amazing coastal views … it’s one of those addictive races that keeps drawing you back. The race is on a Saturday so plenty of time for sun, sand and surf too!

All links to these races are on our ‘events’ page.

I hope I have tempted you ….  keep you eye on the events page as some race organizers may offer early bird race discounts!

Hears wishing you all A Very Happy Christmas, stay fit, stay focused, and be happy! I look forward to see you on the Start line next Season! Stay safe in Training … and don’t forget the Rest and Recover bit too!

All the very Best …. Jean, on behalf of the BQA Committee.

The Journey is as important as the result … Never Stop the Adventure!

 

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Quadrathlon Season 2016 BQA and WQF Races Confirmed!

Hi Quadrathletes,

The News you have all been waiting for … I now have all our British Races confirmed, and also the World Cup Races too! Thanks to all involved ‘behind the scenes’ hear in GB and in Europe, for getting our Race Season organized … all we need to do now, is enter the races!

I hope your all feeling motivated and ready for action. The Race Season is getting closer, so if your wanting some dates for your diary’s hears a reminder and an insight to our BQA Trophy Events for 2016!

I am so pleased to announce the ‘The Brigg Bomber’ will be hosting the EUROPEAN Championships, and that Bude ‘Awesome Foursome’ will be our NATIONAL Championships! 

RACE 1 – 29th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – EUROPEAN Championships/World Cup – A superb race to start the season, extremely well organized by our Top Quadrathlon Club ‘Lincsquad’ a fast flat and safe course, its the British National Championships and the first World Cup race too so lots of points! Just to top it off they have an excellent T- shirt Tour of the Brigg Pubs to celebrate … certainly not to be missed!! 

RACE 2 – 12th June – South Yorkshire Quad – This race is hopefully going to host the British Championships in 2016, so its an ideal chance to learn the course and try the lake and its surrounding area out …. check out this excellent Water Park its a lovely venue, and would be great if you can support this new race, organized by a very enthusiastic group of kayakers and triathletes.                                                  

RACE 3 – 17th July – Box End Sprint Quad – A very well established and superbly organized by Quadrac racing, the whole event held within the Box End Waterpark. It’s ideal for youngsters, beginners as it’s a sprint distance and support crews can see the whole race from the lovely lake side café. It’s the first time it has been give World Cup Status so we need to give this race the backing it deserves. Excellent camping on site too …. And you can even try your hand at wake boarding!

RACE 4 – 4th September – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad- This race just keeps getting stronger and stronger, an excellent fast, flat sprint race, running on the back of a very popular Triathlon. A great day out with a superb race atmosphere, with lots of support especially on the 3 lap run course around the Showground! A real ‘feel good friendly race’ instigated and organized by one of our very passionate quadrathletes … not to be missed!

RACE 5 – 18th September – Fabian 4 Mountain Tri – This race promises to be back with vengeance and it will certainly challenge that inner self! Superb scenery, tracks and trails brilliantly organized by very friendly like minded athletes, it will certainly boost your adrenalin and you’ll have an amazing sense of achievement when you cross that finish line ….. exit your comfort zone and enjoy!

RACE 6 – 24th September – Awesome Foursome Quad NATIONAL Championships – This is one of our longest running etablished Quadrathlons, this race in Bude never ceases to amaze me, I have raced it in all weathers ….  it is always a brilliant exciting and challenging race to end the season! Starting in the sea, there’s plenty of hills, a historic canal and amazing coastal views … it’s one of those addictive races that keeps drawing you back. The race is on a Saturday so plenty of time for sun, sand and surf too!

All links to these races are on our ‘events’ page.

I hope I have tempted you ….  Please keep you eye on our the ‘events’ page as some race organizers may offer Early Bird Race discounts and BQA Member Discounts! Happy Training and Racing 2016 …  and don’t forget your BQA 2015 membership, we would love your support again Membership_Form 2016  ….. THANKS Jean Ashley

If your are looking to Race in Europe these are the World Cup and Championship Races

RACE 1- 15th May – Orfü, HUN – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS MIDDLE DISTANCE

Race 2 – 29th May – Brigg Bomber, GB  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS MIDDLE DISTANCE

Race 3 – 5th June – Wasserstadt, Hannover, GER – World Cup Middle + Distance

Race 4 – 25th June – Tyn nad Vltavou, CZE – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SPRINT DISTANCE

Race 5– 30th July – Šamorín, SVK  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS SPRINT DISTANCE

Race 6 – 20th August – Polskaman, POL – World Cup Middle Distance

Race 7 – 10th September – Linköping, SWE – World Cup Middle Distance

Race 8– 17th September – Oslo, NOR – World Cup Middle Distance 

For links to the races visit our ‘events page’ or quadrathlon4you.com/events                            for all the race information.

 

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Annual Report 2015 & Plans for 2016

Hi Quadrathletes,

Thank you for supporting the sport of Quadrathlon this year and we hope you have had a great Season, enjoyed your racing and will come back for more next year. I hope you’ve had a Recovery and Rest Period and are motivated to get back into training, and looking at next years race plans!

Once again we’ve have some great races organized by extremely hard working volunteers so lets keep supporting them! Enter their races (early) and spread the word amongst your fellow athletes. We are a small sport, and I am more than happy to be able to keep the BQA on going, with a ‘Team’ of helpers. But closer to home we do need your membership if the BQA is going to financially survive each year, so please support this great sport, and if you feel you can help out in some way then please let me know, lets keep moving forwards!

All the BQA Trophy Dates have been confirmed, and we are leasing with the WQF on finalizing next years World Cup Series and choosing the Championship Races. As soon as I have the Final details … You’ll be the first to know … and the 2016 race plan can start! Watch this space!

Happy Training and see you next season, Jean Ashley

In the mean time hears 2015 Annual Report. BQA-Annual-Report-2015

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