The BQA have got a few athletes flying the GB Flag and heading to Europe over the next few weeks. I just want to wish them on behalf of all our members safe journeys and great racing in the 2015 World Championships, and lets hope they bring back some medals!
Phil Holden will be travelling to šamorín, Slovakia to take part in the World Sprint Quadrathlon Championships on 1st August – 0,75 km swim – 20 km bike – 4 km kayak – 5 km run. Phil is in his 3rd year at Quadrathlon and has improved so much over the last year he is in great form having finished 3rd overall, 1st V40 at the Brigg Bomber and 5th overall at Box End 2nd V40, all the best Phil have a great race in Šamorín!
Robert Jefferies is also going to šamorín, he has just got back from racing in Europe for the GB Wild Water Race Team in the World Cup. He has come back very motivated and is looking forward to the World Sprint Race! He was our U23 Quadrathlon Champion last season, we wish him a great race and we hope Phil and Robert have a successful trip and good too see them flying the GB Flag!
Mike Mason, John Kavanagh and Mary White will be travelling to Wolsztyn, Poland where the World Middle Distance Championships are taking place on 22nd August – 1,5km swim – 40 km bike – 8 km kayak – 10 run. Once again all 3 athletes have been training and racing very well this year.
Mike Mason had a very strong Overall Win at the Brigg Bomber this year, he is a top class paddler, as well as being very nifty at the other 3 disciplines too! He was looking in top form at Box End having a head to head race with Adam Norfolk when his rear mech broke, a great shame but Mike will have put this behind him by now, and will be very focused and will be strong going into the World Championships.
John Kavanagh has gone from strength to strength since he took up Quadrathlon 2 years ago, a very good swimmer, a very keen paddler his biking and running have just got even stronger and he’s been winning the Vet 60 categories everywhere! He came 5th overall at the Brigg Bomber, he went to Hannover to race in the World Long Distance Quadrathlon winning Gold V60. At Box End he had a very strong race came 9th overall behind some top class athletes and winning Vet 60. Just before he goes off to the Worlds he’s doing another tough race The ‘Bolton Ironman’ with his training buddie ‘Ned Price’ we wish them both a great Ironman and all the very best to John on his trip to Wolsztyn!
Mary White took up Quadrathlon last year, she has had some amazing results since she began, Mary a good all round athlete with a ‘true grit’ attitude has improved so much over the past 2 years. In the V60 category she is up there with the all the other younger Ladies … she trains with her brother John (above) and her twin sister Margaret …. True Inspiration to us all! She is in fine form coming 5th overall and 1st V60 at the Bomber, she was 3rd overall at Box End and 1st V60 … but showed her bike strengths by flying around the course on her cross bike with a time faster than alot of the men! Good Luck Mary I know she’ll love flying the GB Flag!