Hi Quadrathletes, I hope your all feeling motivated and ready for action. Its always good to be back to training after the Christmas Festivities, the first few sessions usually feel on the tough side but once you get your mind focused and your training regime sorted … your body soon starts to feel good again. They are just my thoughts but I’m sure there will be a few of you thinking the same!
Once I have written my goals down for the year its time to choose your races, there’s nothing like getting your race entries in, it certainly helps kick start the focus and motivation. So if your wanting some dates for your diary’s hears a reminder and an insight to our BQA Trophy Events for 2015!
RACE 1 – 24th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – National 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 – 21st 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 – 12th July – Box End Sprint Quad – World Cup – 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 – 6th 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 – 13th 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 – 19th September – Awesome Foursome Quad – 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!
I hope I have tempted you …. keep you eye on the events page as some race organizers may offer Early Bird Race discounts and BQA Member Discounts! Happy Training and Racing 2015 … and don’t forget your BQA 2015 membership, we would love your support again Membership_Form 2015 ….. THANKS Jean Ashley
If your are looking to Race in Europe these are the World Cup Trophy Races
RACE 1- 2nd May – Ibiza, Spain EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Middle Distance
Race 2 – 24th May – Brigg Bomber, GB World Cup Middle Distance
Race 3 – 30th May – Xtrial PernstejnCup, CZE World Cup Sprint Distance
Race 4 – 7th June – Wasserstadt, Hannover, GER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LONG Distance
Race 5 – 21st June – Tyn nad Vltavou, CZE World Cup Sprint Distance
Race 6 – 12th July – Box End, GB World Cup Sprint Distance
Race 7– 1st August Šamorín, SVK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Sprint Distance
Race 8 – 22nd August, Polskaman, POL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Middle Distance
Race 9 – 30th August Balaton Sprint, HUN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Sprint Distance
Race 10 – 5th September, Quadrathlon Ratscher, GER World Cup Middle Distance
Visit our Events page or quadrathlon4you.com/events for all the race information.