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BQA Training Day

The World Quadrathlon Championships getting closer, and we hope your training and preparations are going well. Ian Smith our BQA Team Coordinator has organized a Training day, all BQA GB Team members are  invited. Its aim is to meet up with the team, and iron out any concerns offer training tips and have a good day’s training together. It is at Worcester Canoe Club Saturday 26th April 10 – 4. Please find Itinerary attached. If you wish to come and haven’t confirmed your place already please contact Ian Smith via email … or myself Jean Ashley THANKS.

See details here  train day itinerary 2014

The World Quadrathlon Champs Keyo Brigg Bomber 2014 is officially a sell out 110 entries are in! That’s now officially the biggest Quadrathlon ever held in Great Britain ….. and your going to be part of it! We have 45 GB Team members, who are all BQA members, please note the following Rule … if you wish to race for Team GB you must be a BQA member .. THANKS!

Please remember if your racing for ‘Team GB’ you Must Be a 2014 paid up of your NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY, so if you haven’t joined up yet, hears a link to the BQA membership Form … THANKS Membership_Form 2014

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Norfolk Superhero Quadrathlon

A note from Quadrathlete Russel Breyer – I am wanting to enter the Norfolk Superhero on Saturday 21st June but the race must be done in pairs. There are very few quadrathletes in my part of the world, I wondered if their are any athletes who would like to partner me. Ideally, someone aged over 48 ¼ on race day, as this would mean we have a combined age of 100 which is the criteria for the veterans prize. Alternatively, a female racer, as we would then meet the criteria for the mixed pairs prize. Failing that, anyone will do!

I realise North Norfolk is a bit out of the way for most people (although worth the trip!). I live in South Suffolk which is about a 2 hour drive from the race venue – if it would help anyone, I could offer accommodation for all or part of the weekend as we have an en-suite guest lodge in our garden.

Visit our events page for more details http://www.norfolksuperhero.co.uk/the-challenge.php

If you are interested Please contact Russel Breyer 07773 793636

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Bomber Sell Out!

Fellow Quadrathletes!

The World Quadrathlon Champs Keyo Brigg Bomber 2014 is officially a sell out 110 entries are in! That’s brilliant, fantastic news for Lincsquad and for our sport of Quadrathlon! That’s now officially the biggest Quadrathlon ever held in Great Britain ….. and your going to be part of it!

Please remember if your racing for ‘Team GB’ you Must Be a 2014 paid up of your NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY, so if you haven’t joined up yet, hears a link to the BQA membership Form … THANKS Membership_Form 2014

CAMPING at the RACE – Please note following discussions with the other members of the Committee it has been decided that due to the building work at the Leisure Centre during the Keyo Brigg Bomber we will not be able to offer the usual camping or parking beyond the front car park (specifically the grassed area past the all weather pitch and skatepark).

However we have arranged with Peter and Vida at the King William pub (approximately 1km away and where we hold our Wednesday night TT’s) to use the area at the back of the pub, they have very kindly offered to open up early for breakfasts too!
Can anyone thinking of camping/pitching a caravan let us know so we have an idea of who to expect?

David Hinch Lincsquad Club Secretary 2014 please email: secretary@lincsquad.co.uk

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GB Team Kit

I hope you have been able to get out training, it has been tough with the weather we’ve been having, but hopefully the weather will improve, and we’ll have warm spring sunshine on our backs soon!

We have a good solid team of athletes racing for Team GB at the Worlds in Brigg, in fact our biggest team ever, which is great news for British Quadrathlon! A big thanks to Ian Smith for taking on our GB Team Coordinator role, and I hope to see as many of you as possible at our Training Day in April. To show the size and depth of support for The GB Quad Team, it would be great to see as many athletes as possible sporting their GB Kit!

TRI SUITS
The Tri Suits have been ordered, I have got a few extra so if you decide you’d like to race in one contact me ASAP - http://www.provisionclothing.com/pages/size-guide.html
They cost  £70

LEISURE KIT                                                                                                                                                 We now also have a wide range of GB Leisure kit, ranging in price –                                                   Tech T Shirts £20 – Hoodies £24 – Micro Fleeces £26 – Soft Shell Jackets £46

Photographs of the kit and Order Forms on our Membership/Kit page. I also have links to the Order Forms below. These must be sent to Steve Dolby our BQA Kit Coordinator.

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BQA KIT ORDER Fleece-Soft shell

Good Luck with your training and take care, especially on the rivers …. treadmills, turbos and swimming baths if needs be!!

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New Trophy Races for 2014

We now have 7 brilliant Races in our National Trophy Series 2014, this is a great start to what I’m sure will be an exciting year for British Quadrathlon! GB hosting the World Championships for the first time ever, has given us a huge amount of enthuiasum! The Brigg Bomber has already exceeded last years entry, and we have more members joined the BQA so far this year than ever before! Its looking like the Best Ever GB Team, its going to be a Year to Remember!

Race 1 – 4th May Royal Deeside Triathlon                                                                                             Race 2 – 25th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – NATIONAL & WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS/World Cup
Race 3 – 15th June – Manvers WaterFront Boat Club Quad
Race 4 – 13th July – Box End Sprint Quad
Race 5 – 31st August – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad
Race 6 – 10th August – Fabian 4 Mountain Tri
Race 7 – 20th September Awesome Foursome Quad/World Cup

All the links are on our Events page

So get your Race Diary out and start entering races … having a goal enhances the training and makes all the winter training worth while!

Jean Ashley

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South Yorkshire Quadrathlon – A New Trophy Race!

Manvers Waterfront Boat Club,  will be running a New Quadrathlon  at Manvers Lake, South Yorkshire 15th June 2014, as they are Affiliated to the BQA it will be Race 3 in our National Trophy Series.

Manvers Waterfront Boat Club are a  rapidly growing multi sports club based at Manvers Lake in Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire.  Activities based at the club so far include canoeing & kayaking, triathlon, running, open water swimming, windsurfing,  sailing, fishing, model boating, sub-aqua, biking and wildlife conservation. They have organized plenty of events but this will be their first full distance Quadrathlon, the BQA feel confident it will be an excellent event and well worthy of ‘Trophy Status’ so we are very excited about this new race at a superb venue with showers, changing rooms available, and an on site café.

The distance will be ‘Diamond distance’  1600m swim, 8km paddle, 40km road bike and 10km trail run. Entry Fee £30.00 or £50 per Team.

Link to Information and Online Entryhttp://www.mwbc.org.uk/south-yorkshire-quadrathon.html

For more information about the Manvers Waterfront Boat Club visit  www.mwbc.org.uk

More Information contact The Boathouse 01709 878984 or Mark 07704 111414

 

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Box End Winter Race Series Race 3

RACE 3 -The third and final race of the Box End Winter Series was held on Sunday 26th January.  A very cold wet and windy day and a huge well done to the 5 athletes that braved the weather! Well Done to Duncan Pearson who won 1.56, Caspar Zoeftig was just behind in 2.02, but congratulations go to Caspar won the Box End Series, best of all three races!

Download the Full results 2013 Box End Winter Series

RACE 2 -The second race of the Box End Winter Series was held on Sunday 15th December. 29 took part in the Duathlon, congratulations to winnners 1st male Johnathon Hoggart 1.19.58, and first female Alison Cooper 1.45.47. In the Kayak Tri their were 7 athletes. Tom Stead was back in action and won the event convincingly in 1.19.59. with 2nd place going to female Gill Fullen 1.33.00 … a superb day for great winter training!

Download the results BOX END WINTER SERIES-RACE 2-15.12.13

RACE 1 – The first of the Box End Winter Series went ahead on Sunday. The three-race series consists of a Duathlon and a Kayak Tri, both events are held at Box End Water Ski Park in Kempston. 20 athletes took part in the Duathlon well done to winners David Course 1st male in 1.26.33 and Zoe Smith first female 1.45.50. In the Kayak Tri their were 8 athletes. Congratulations to winner Duncan Pearson 1.32.59, BQA member who is starting his training ready for the 2014 season well done! First female Cathy Johnson 1.49.46 … great winter training to all athletes!

Download the results Box-End-Winter-Series-Results-Race1

The last race of the series is 26th January 2014. Registration is from 08:00 to 09:15, race briefing at 09:20 and the race starts at 09:30. If pre-entered the race will cost you £10, on the day entries are £15.

Entry Form Box End Winter Series Entry Form 2013 or you can view and download one from either www.quadracracing.co.uk or www.boxendpark.com .

The race format is as follows:

Duathlon: 7.5km Run, 11.25km Bike, 3.75km Run

The kayak Tri: 2.5km Kayak, 11.25km Bike, 7.5KM Run

This is an ideal opportunity for you to keep competitive and on the edge during the Winter season.

Yours in sport,

Mark Pryor Quadrac Racing

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Royal Deeside Triathlon Trophy Race 1

fleetfeetThe BQA are very pleased to announce that the Royal Deeside Triathlon have affiliated to the BQA and are now back in our National Trophy Series, Race 1 on 4th May. So if you want a good warm up race before the World Quadrathlon Championships in Brigg on 25th May, this is the Race to enter – The 30th Annual Royal Deeside duathlon\triathlon! This unique race sees individuals or team relays starting in Braemar and finishing in Aberdeen over three stages.

Stage 1 is a 36 mile bike, mostly downhill along the scenic north Deeside road, past Balmoral Castle, over the pass of Ballater before taking a right at Dinnet to cross over to the quieter South Deeside road. From there it’s an undulating road to Portach with the last 3km uphill to T1 at the Shooting Greens. After leaving the bikes with the support crews it’s onto Stage 2, a 10 mile run.

Stage 2 The run leg takes us down through Blackhall Forest through a private estate and into Banchory on the South side of the river. A sharp left after going through the estate gates across the river then approximately 4 miles along the old Deeside railway line. On reaching the A957 (the slug road) its downhill to cross the river one last time before meeting up with the support crew at T2 who have transported the bikes from T1.

Stage 3 Is either a 15 mile Kayak down the river to Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC) or back on the bike for a 13 mile spin to Leggart terrace on the edge of the City. Continue reading

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Artemis Great Kindrochit Quad

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon 12th July 2014, is an entirely unique event and takes in some the most iconic scenery in Scotland. It’s a charity event and got to be on everyone’s bucket list!

The atmosphere on event day is incredible and with a massive input from both the sponsor and the 2 chosen charities, its a brilliant weekend. All money raised in this event goes towards the charities and we get matched funding from the UK government which pushes the total way up.

One of the toughest one day challenges in the UK, The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon is an exhilarating test of stamina, strength and fitness through one of the most spectacular areas of the Scottish Highlands. Join us for an unforgettable weekend of challenge, camaraderie and fun.
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GB Team Fever!

Thank-you to all you Quadrathletes out there who are getting into World Championship Mode already! Its just what British Quadrathlon needed, The Brigg Bomber has already exceeded last years entry, and we have more members joined the BQA so far this year than ever before! Its looking like the Best Ever GB Team, its going to be a brilliant event ….. and what a Party!!!

We are putting together various GB kit options, their will be the GB Team Tri Suit to race in. Then we are offering a Navy Team micro Fleece (short zip), and a Navy soft shell jacket (full zip),  all with GB Team and BQA Logos (Embroidery), we are just waiting for confirmation of the prices. Plus we have the Hoodies and Tech T-shirts already available on the membership/kit page. The leisure kit you will be able to order at a later date, but I will need to order the Tri Suits in the next 4 weeks.

Jean Ashley will be placing an order for GB Trisuits, I have quite a few names on the list but if you do wish to order one please email her by 16th February with your size. The WQF (World Quadrathlon Federation) or the BQA dont specify ‘back zips’ but we feel to be inline with the new National/International Triathlon Rules, the new suits will now come with a rear zip, so you would be able to wear them in other International competitions. They will cost about £70 if your interested please contact Jean ASAP.

I have attached 2 links so you can have a good look at them.

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GB RACE KIT

So if you want to wear a GB Tri Suit and ‘Fly the Flag’ please check out your size from the link below and email me ASAP. I will place the order in about 4 weeks. I will need a cheque upfront … but lets get our order in first!

My email  malpasashleys@btinternet.com

http://www.provisionclothing.co.uk/pages/size-guide.html

Happy and Safe Training Everyone …. Enjoy the journey! Jean

 

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