Well they say a picture says a 1000 words, I guess that is true, either that or Steve decided to have his yearly bath!
It seems that the Met Office severe weather warning put off a lot of potential athletes for the last race of the series as we only had 9 enter the Duathlon and 1 brave soul [Tom Dawson] enter the Quad. However the weather was not too bad: wet and cold, but that is normal for Wadenhoe.
As we can see the quagmire was well and truly on form with plenty of mud and spatter for all. Unfortunately I was manning the warm Village Hall [what a bummer] and did not see the ins and outs of the race. I do know that by the time the mud spattered humans [well almost] returned for tea and cakes they seemed extremely grateful to be out of the elements.
Jez Cox won the Duathlon and in fact he won the overall series with Matthew Wootton the second overall man. Steve Giles [AKA the mud swimmer] took MV40 with Keith Read picking up the MV50 award. Unfortunately no ladies completed the required number of races this year. In the Quad Tom Dawson was the overall winner with Steve Saunders second overall.
Full Results Race 4
I would like to thank all the marshalls and helpers who have made the series possible by braving the elements. A special mention to the members of Colworth Striders who helped and made it all possible.
It is with regret that we announce that this will be our last Wadenhoe Quadmire series. The competitor numbers and logistics no longer make it viable for us to continue with the series. However; it is not all bad news as we are going to run a 3 race series at Box End Water Ski Park [Kempston, Bedford]. We also intend to run a one-off race at Wadenhoe [probably in Feb 2014].
All race reports and details of our summer races can be found on our website: www.quadracracing.co.uk
I would like to thank you all for your continued support
Mark Pryor, Quadrac Racing
The BQA are very gratefull for all the effort and dedication of the ‘Wadenhoe Team’ over the past few years, they have organized an excellent race series, and without a doubt the BEST POST RACE REFRESHMENTS … EVER!!! Thank-you so much and we wish Quadrac Racing all the very best with the New Series at Box End … and knowing Mark, he will find a ‘Mud Bath’ somewhere on the new course!