Hope all you Quadrathletes are keeping safe ‘n sound, and coping with the ‘Beast from the East’! It may of been a frustrating couple of weeks having not been able to jump on our bikes, paddle in our kayaks or even find the motivation to go out running in this cold icy blast of air and snow we’ve been getting! But fear not, were all in the same boat ….its important we stay safe and we make the start line of our Events planned for the New Season! The better weather I’m sure will be here soon (we hope), in the mean time treat yourself to an extra swim session, stick to the turbo, maybe an extra class at the gym, try one you’ve not done before, stretch strength or enjoy a ‘Hot Yoga’ session – would most defiantly recommend that!
Plan your races, I’ve entered a few whilst peering out at the snow flakes … does wonders for the motivation and I’m sure this will help me focus as soon as the ice melts! So take a look at our Events below and let the Race Organizers know your coming! In the mean time Take Care out there, stay safe, stay warm and double up on those THERMALS!
A Great Training Event to get you started – 19th May Montgomery Triathlon (Charity Event) Shropshire. An End to End event all down the Montgomery Canal, starting with an off road bike, followed by a run and finishing with the kayak. No prizes, but a lovely slate medal and a feast of sandwiches cakes and tea for the finishers!
Here is a list of our BQA National Trophy Events for 2018, 6 races to choose from, with 3 races to count in the Trophy Championships … Be Motivated and Enter soon!
RACE 1 – 27th 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 World Cup race 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!! Entries OPEN
RACE 2 – 10th June – Dearne Valley Sprint Quad & QuadKidz Race 1 This race takes place around the Manvers Waterpark and its surrounding area, all the racing takes place within this lovely venue. The aim is to deliver, a Quadrathon where people from all walks of life can participate. Mark Benton (organizer) quotes ‘All that we ask is that you enjoy your training towards it and feel a great sense of achievement afterwards’. The Junior Quadrathlon will run along side the sprint event, the first ‘QuadKidz’ race of the season, with various distances for the 3 age groups … it will be time for our Quadkidz to Shine! Entries OPEN
‘LincsQuadKidz’ and Beginners Training Camp Saturday 16th June
QuadKidz race 2 Sunday 17th June The Second Race of the ‘BQA QuadKidz 2018 National Series. and a first ever QuadKidz race for Lincsquad, no doubt this will live up to their top class race organization! Certainly a weekend not to be missed – Venue: North Lincolnshire and Humberside Sailing Club, Barton Upon Humber, DN18 5RB. Entries OPEN
RACE 3 – 15th July – Box End Sprint Quad – World Cup Race & QuadKidz Race 3 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 third 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! After a successful Quadkidz race last year the Quadkidz Race will be the 3rd race of series will take part at the same time as the Open Race! Entries OPEN
RACE 4 – 2nd 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 along with SYTri … one not to be missed! Entries OPEN
RACE 5 – 9th September – Fabian4 Conwy Mountain Triathlon– The long-awaited Fabian4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge is back for 2018. Last year’s event (2016) was the best yet, & here at Fabian4, we’re already working hard to make sure that next year’s is even better! Where else can you find a well-organised, non-commercial, realistically-priced, serious sea to summit adventure, much of it taking place in Snowdonia National Park. All the profits will be donated, as always, to the Snowdonia Society. Take advantage of the very early bird rate & enter ASAP. What a great Christmas present for your like-minded friends Entries OPEN
RACE 6 – 16th September – Awesome Foursome Quad – National Championships – This is one of our longest running established Quadrathlons, in beautiful Cornwall in the surfing town of Bude. It never ceases to amaze me, I have raced it in all weathers …. it is always a brilliant exciting and challenging race and a great end the race season! Swimming in the sea, there’s plenty of hills on the bike, a historic canal for the kayak and amazing coastal views on the run! 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! Entries OPEN
All links to these races are on our ‘events’ page. I hope I have tempted you …. keep you eye on the events page as some race organizers may offer early bird race discounts!