Sorry for the delay in the Box End Quadrathlon results and National Trophy Standings, I’ve just returned to reality after a couple of weeks in the Alps!
It was a great shame Box End suffered from low numbers, only 15 athletes took part, 14 in the Quad and 1 in the Tri. Its a great shame, and as Mark Pryor said ‘this may well put the race in jeopardy, if numbers do not improve this could well be the last year of this race’. A great shame as all the competitors that entered really enjoyed this tough little race!
Congratulations to overall winner Nigel Unwin, (1.51.50) still in fine form after his vet 50 tittle at the Worlds. He was being chased by much improved (since last year) Phil Holden who came in just 25 seconds later (1.52.15). Will Thurrell came in 3rd (1.56.06). Followed closely by a very quick bunch of over 50’s … this is certainly going to be a closely fought battle in the National Trophy Series!
Congratulations to Mary White the only female in the race, she had a very good race and had some excellent splits and came a very creditable 10th overall … well done Mary!
Full Results here 2014_quadrathlon
John Kavanagh quoted ‘Three of us made it from Macclesfield Canoe Club, Nicholas Price, Mary White and I, although it was only a small turn out we enjoyed. Its a great venue for a short distance race and the terrain makes the bike course a lot tougher than the distance suggests. Thanks very much to Mark and the organising Team’.
The National Trophy Results are hotting up after 3 Races, with just two more races left in the Series Shrewsbury Sprint, and the Awesome Foursome, Bude. Remember 3 races to count and you have to be a 2014 BQA member to have a trophy or prize. At the moment Phil Holden is winning (294 pts) with John Kavanagh in close 2nd (292pts), also winning Vet 40 and Vet 50 respectively. Robert Jefferies is winning the Under 23’s. In the Ladies Series Sarah Allars is winning (220pts) with Mary White just behind and winning Vet 50’s (217pts). Unfortunately the Fabian 4 is cancelled, so get your entries in for Shrewsbury and Bude if you want to increase your BQA points and make a difference!