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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Kayak Training Triathlon, Macclesfield

The first of John’s Training Days took place on Sunday and what glorious weather for the 1st of November! A great enthusiastic bunch of us had an excellent training session and it was well worth the trip to Macclesfield … Back to Back Sessions are much more fun when there’s 10 of you!
All Ten of us paddled on the Canal, then rode and ran. John managed to be 1st off the water, closely followed by Nigel who was quickly away on his bike. Ned was not far behind but waited briefly to accompany Jean on the ride as she did not know the route. A good hilly route out of Bollington, with plenty of undulations and cheeky climbs! John waited to ride with Mary Margaret and Tim. Andrew went off ahead of us and Jaqui and Cliff brought up the rear (Cliff is new to paddling his K1). We finished the run much the same order as we set off on the bike, except for Cliff who went storming past a few of us. The order did not matter as there were no prizes, we were all just out to have a good time, a good quality Brick Session with two hours or so training in the Bank! Not to mention the homemade Cake and Flapjack to finish!

Good to see the regular Quadrathletes out from Macclesfield Canoe Club, and potential Quadrathlete Andrew Gage getting some training in before he embarks on his first Quad next season. Good to see Tim Deykin back in action after a few years out, now going well again! Thanks to newcomers to our sport Cliff and Jaqui for coming up all the way from Frome! Lets hope more athletes on the start list for next year …. more of this training and we’ll all certainly be ready!!

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

John Kavanagh winner of the Eric Hatliff Trophy this year, is going to continue encouraging like minded athletes over the winter months by organizing some ‘off season’ training sessions. John has had a brilliant season this year, he’s raced 4 of our Trophy races, competed in the Long Course World Quad Champs in Hannover, and Won Gold.  He also went to Poland the the World Middle Distance championships winning Silver in his V60 category. He has won the BQA Vet 60 Trophy and also the World (WQF) Gold Medal and Crystal Globe …… and just to top it all completed in the Bolton Ironman!

As off season training, John will be doing a series of kayak triathlons on the first Sunday of each month starting in November through to March. 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.

1st November – 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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2015 Trophy Results

Bude Awesome Foursome was a perfect end to our 2015 National Trophy Series, with the last race of the series being the final decider for most of the prizes! The series has been made up of 6 races, but unfortunately The South Yorkshire Quad had to be cancelled so Trophy Points were taken from the 5 races below.

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FINAL TROPHY RESULTS 2015 Final Results

The BQA Perpetual Trophies and BQA kit vouchers are awarded each year, provided each winner has done 3 races in the series, and must be a current BQA Member. Congratulations to our 2015 Winners!

For the first time ever we had 2 athletes with 340 points after 3 races, Adam Norfolk and Nigel Unwin. At the last race of the season Nigel had to win outright to get the 120 points he needed to equal Adam’s score, this he did, so we had to take the 4th race into account. This gave Nigel the advantage and so he took the 2015 BQA Trophy.

Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Male Nigel Unwin Runner up Adam Norfolk

Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Female Jean Ashley

Vet 40 Male Phil Holden

Vet 50 Male Ned Price (role down as Nigel Unwin won Overall Trophy)

Vet 60 Male John Kavanagh

The Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy awarded each year ‘For Endeavor’. This year it was given to John Kavanagh for his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon, after a good season last year he went on to organize Winter Quad Training for like minded athletes. He raced 4 of our races, but also went to the Long Course World Quad Champs in Hannover, and Won Gold and also the the World Middle Distance in Poland winning Silver. He has won the BQA Vet 60 Trophy and also the World (WQF) Gold Medal and Crystal Globe …… and just to top it all completed in the Bolton Ironman! Well Done John … an outstanding year!

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Nigel Unwin Overall Winner

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Adam Norfolk Runner up

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Jean Ashley Overall Winner

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Phil Holden V40

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John Kavanagh V60 and Eric Hatlif Memorial Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This season 74 males and 26 female athletes took part in the series, slightly down on last year. It was good to see plenty of first timers and great to see commitment from our BQA members, plenty of top class racing from our age groupers and elite athletes too.  For the first time ever we have had to add another age group ‘Vet 60 male and female’, they now stand on their own with 4 males and 3 females racing this year! We could do with gaining a few more youngsters U23’s and also females, although we’ve had plenty of Women race this year, we haven’t had many do more than 1 or 2 races. The BQA hope everyone enjoyed their quad season and will be back for more challenges and races next year, please tell your friends and help spread the word!

All of our Quad Races this year have been superbly organized by enthusiastic ‘Teams’ of like minded people and athletes, all enjoyed by the competitors ! A Huge thank-you for their commitment, affiliation fees and for providing us with great races with the Aim to Keep our Small Friendly Sport ALIVE! The BQA help to promote these races and supply the Race insurance so its vital we have YOUR support in both competing at these races. A Big THANK-YOU to all our quadrathletes and especially the 2015 BQA members, we really appreciate your memberships and continued support!

Thank You, the Quad Season is over for 2015, rest, revitalize and plan your 2016 Goals ….. you’ll come back refreshed and motivated and ready for Action in Olympic Year!

 

 

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Sunshine in Bude!

The Final BQA Trophy Race of the 2015 Season, took part in Bude on Saturday 19th September – This is one of our longest running established Quadrathlons, this race never ceases to amaze me, I have raced it in all weathers …. but on Saturday we were blessed with the best weather I’ve ever raced at Bude in. The sea was flat, there was no wind, the paddle was very calm in the canal, the hills were still tough but being dry they seemed easier to climb, and the views were spectacular on the undulating run course!

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The race was a little low on numbers this year, the locals had had a very busy race season, and it was the 3rd race on the trot in the BQA callender, having said that the standard of individual athlete was excellent and there was a great selection of pairs and fours in the team event. The locals lead the way and certainly showed us all how to swim with a double loop within Summerleaze bay. Nigel Unwin (BQA) was on a mission, he had to win the race to claim the overall Trophy … so he went out very hard on the bike with the aim of giving him a good advantage going into the paddle. John Durrant and Simon Hammond ‘race organizer’ were chasing him, but he had a good fast paddle and went onto the run with a good lead. He came home in 2.29.25, almost 9 mins ahead of John Durrant in 2nd 2.57.59. Simon had a brilliant race, considering he was organizer and been very busy before hand, he came 3rd in 3.00.08!

Local athletes, and ‘Teams’  took the next few places, but not far behind Oliver Main came 7th (3rd V40) 3.11.27 Oliver has completed 4 BQA trophy races this year.

Other BQA athletes flying the flag and racing very well were – Russel Brayer 8th (2nd V50) 3.14.02. – Ned Price 9th (3rd V50) 3.16.36 – and Peter Chappill 12th 3.29.08. John Kavanagh battled on despite feeling poorly, he eventually called it a day during the kayak. John has had a superb season it was a great shame he was unwell for the last race.

Jean Ashley took the individual lead on the swim and had a solid performance throughout winning in 3.25.24 (1st V50) with Emma Bartrop in 2nd 3.51.28 (1st V40). There were plenty of excellent lady athletes in Teams and Pairs, and here’s hoping they may go solo next year! Helen Parkinson a well know previous winner of the event, teamed up in a mixed pair (due to injury) still performing well in the swim and kayak she took the Pairs title.

A Big Thank-you to Simon, his family of helpers and all his Marshalls for putting on another great race … everyone enjoyed the day! The race was done and dusted by 2.00pm and as it was a Saturday there was plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the weekend. Bude was buzzing … with a Food Festival, plus Live Music which entertained us, and there was plenty of surfing and body boarding to be had! If you didn’t make the race this year …. make sure its in your calendar for 2016 …. you’ll love it!

Full Results to follow shortly

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The BQA 2015 National Trophy prizes were also presented – Congratulations to Overall Winners Nigel Unwin and Jean Ashley, Phil Holden V40, Ned Price V50 and John Kavanagh V60.

 

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