‘LincsQuadKidz’ & Beginners Training Camp

‘LincsQuadKidz’ and Beginners Training Camp Saturday 16th June 2018
This will be a brilliant weekend of ‘Quadrathlon Fun’ hosted by Lincsquad at North Lincolnshire and Humberside Sailing Club. British Triathlon & British Cycling coaches, and Lincsquad members will be  coaching you and leading the day which will consist of off road cycling, running, open water swimming and kayak practice. There will be lots of help, encouragement, plenty of smiles and guaranteed to be plenty of fun along the way! The training day will be on the Saturday and the QuadKidz Race on the Sunday, with an opportunity for the Adults to do an Open water Swim practice Sunday morning cost £5 but swim for FREE if you help with Marshaling the race!

The Training Day is open to Children 8 – 18, but also to novice/beginner Adults …. Quadrathletes in the making!

Training Camp last Summer – Well and Truly tested by ‘Lincsquaders & Squadlets’

Wet suits, buoyancy aids, and approved cycle helmets are compulsory.
10am to 6pm. Ages 8 to 18 years (as at 31/12/18) Plus Adult Beginners.
Cost: Lincsquad members £17.50 none members £20
Limited camping on site (no caravans)

Venue: North Lincolnshire and Humberside Sailing Club, Barton Upon Humber, DN18 5RB.

Some photos of last years camp!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘BQA QuadKidz’ Event Sunday 17th June 2018  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!
Race Start: 1 pm – Cost: £12

Venue: North Lincolnshire and Humberside Sailing Club, Barton Upon Humber, DN18 5RB.
To Register  LincsquadKidz.
For more details  QuadKidz Flyer

 

QuadKidz Are you Ready? 2018 Race Series

The BQA are very excited to announce all the dates for our 2018 ‘QuadKidz’ Race Series! This will comprise of 3 Quadrathlon’s for our youngsters, there are  various distances for the 3 age groups. (9-11) (12-15) and (16-18). At each race they will pick up points, which will go towards ‘Championship Prizes’ in each category, after the 3rd race at Box End we will honor our QuadKidz Champions!

Overall Winners must be ‘BQA QuadKidz’ members, very reasonable membership for the year.                               £7 individual child or £5 per child if parent is a BQA Member. Membership_Form 2018

Overall Winner Alanna Baron

‘Dearne Valley Quad’ Sunday 10th June is our First Race of the season. A Big thanks to Mark Benton for hosting this again, it was certainly the feel good factor event of the year in 2017! This race takes place within this lovely Manvers Waterpark . (camping available on site). The aim is to deliver a fun Quadrathon where our children can enjoy the challenge, be encouraged all the way, and feel a great sense of achievement afterwards!

Entries and Information Dearne-Valley-Quad- QuadKidz

 

‘LincsQuadKidz’ Saturday 16th/17th June 2018 Training Camp & Race
This will be a brilliant weekend of ‘Quadrathlon Fun’ hosted by Lincsquad members & British Triathlon and British Cycling coaches. Saturday will consist of – off road cycling, running, open water swimming and kayak practice, with lots of help, encouragement and fun along the way! Well and Truly tested by ‘Lincsquaders & Squadlets’ last summer!

2017 Camp

Wet suits, buoyancy aids, and approved cycle helmets compulsory.
10am to 6pm. Ages 8 to 18 years (as at 31/12/18)
Cost: Lincsquad members £17.50 none members £20
Limited camping on site (no caravans)

Venue: North Lincolnshire and Humberside Sailing Club, Barton Upon Humber, DN18 5RB.

‘BQA QuadKidz’ Event Sunday 17th June 2018  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!
Race Start: 1 pm – Cost: £12

Venue: North Lincolnshire and Humberside Sailing Club, Barton Upon Humber, DN18 5RB.
To Register  LincsquadKidz.
For more details  QuadKidz Flyer

 

2017 QuadKidz Champions

‘Box End QuadKidz’ Sunday 15th July 2018
Our third and final QuadKidz race will be at Box End. Thanks to Mark Pryor ‘Quadrac Racing’ for putting on this last year, it was a last minute plan after the success of Dearne Valley Quad and it fitted perfectly into the main race.The juniors were inspirational, it’s a tough course for them … but plenty of us cheered them along as we raced, they certainly had to dig deep at times, but they all finished, with a smile and a huge sense of Achievement! It will be so good to see them out there again, this will be the the final race and the BQA will present the ‘Championship Prizes’ to ‘BQA QuadKidz’ who have completed the Race Series!

More details to follow Box End

Lets watch ‘Quadkidz’ Grow and Grow, exciting times ahead for our juniors –
Its time for our ‘QuadKidz’ to Shine!

 

Golden Years of GB Quadrathlon

The BQA have very little recorded history before we started our website in 2011, so I have put together this Report from my early years in the sport, remembering some of our Very Worthy Champions from the past!

My very first Quad was in 2000, there were just 3 races a year in those days, Wadenhoe (a tough off road sprint), The Yorkshire Dales Quad, not for the faint hearted, a very very hilly bike, with a run up and down up Pen-y-Ghent, then there was an event in Pembroke, with a sea swim and kayak, which was usually very choppy! Very soon after those events ‘Ken Collier’ (Lincs) ran the Ancholme Challenge and the Bude Awesome Foursome started.

Peter Hart & Keith Longney

In the early years several of our Quadrathletes had been going to World Championships, ‘Keith Longney and Peter Hart’ took themselves of to Europe most years from around 2000. They were following in the footsteps of ‘Eric Hatliff’ the Quadfarther of British Quadrathlon continuing to fly the GB Flag!
By 2005 the participation in our small sport had increased so our Chairman ‘Padraig Herlihy’ decided it was about time the BQA showed the World of Quadrathlon just how good our multi sport athletes were … and so Team GB Began!

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Sedlcany (CZE) 2005
In 2005 Padraig Herlihy Chairman of the BQA decided to put a team together and it was Team GB’s First World Championships ‘on mass’! The famous Miroslav Podborsky (CZE) had been unbeatable for several years, but Team GB came home with several Medals!

Team GB 2005

5th ELITE Andrew Byatt
GOLD Vet 40 Keith Longney
SILVER Vet 40 Jules Taylor
BRONZE Vet 40 Phil Wilkenson
GOLD Vet 50 Peter Hart

GOLD Vet 45 Jean Ashley
BRONZE Vet 40 Claire Longney

Mens TEAM GOLD (Byatt, Longney, Taylor)
Ladies TEAM BRONZE (Nichola Don 5th elite, Alison Bent 7th elite, Ashley)

Other GB athletes racing – Simon Lawrence, Nick Herlihy, Dan Bent, Andrew Grimwood, Ken Collier, Anita Buxton, Phil Barret.

Team GB 2006

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Sedlcany (CZE) 2006
On the strength of the previous year Paul Newman joined the Squad, a good paddler with lots of experience at leading teams into Championship races. Once again Podborsky was unbeatable, but as a Team, GB started to show just how strong British quadrathlon had become. Andrew Byatt moved up to 4th Elite and Helen Parkinson took Women’s Elite Gold, the first Elite medal for the BQA. We had some excellent performances across the age groups and the GB Flag was held very high!

Andy Byatt

4th ELITE Andrew Byatt
6th ELITE Matt Thomas
SILVER Vet 40 Keith Longney
BRONZE Vet 40 Phil Wilkenson
SILVER U23 Nick Herlihy
GOLD Vet 50 Peter Hart
SILVER Vet 45 Ken Collier

WORLD CHAMPION ELITE Helen Parkinson
GOLD Vet 45 Jean Ashley

Mens TEAM SILVER (Byatt, Thomas 8th elite, Longney)

Other GB athletes racing – Simon Lawrence, Andrew Grimwood, Simon Derham, Martyn Pegg.

2006 Champions
Team Silver Keith, Andy & Matt
Helen’s interview CZ. TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team GB & Support Crew 2007

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Sedlcany (CZE) 2007
Once again our GB Team got bigger, racing Quadrathlons back in GB had got a lot more popular and Lincsquad Club had really started to take off. So for the 3rd year running ‘Padraig and Paul’ GB team Managers did a superb job of taking our kayaks over to Sedlcany. We had an even stronger squad and we were looking for the top 2 major titles! Dan Corner a superb all round athlete and the talented Andrew Byatt, went out to take on Podborsky and Thoralf Berg. It was a very close race but finally Dan out ran Podborsky to take the World Championship title! Helen again was on Top Form and she had a convincing win leaving the strong Katrin Burrow in her wake! 2 World Titles, with a Gold Men’s Team Medal and a Silver Ladies Team Medal, plus a huge hall of Age Group Medals … a Fantastic Achievement, well and truly celebrated at the Post Race Party!

Team 2007
World Champion Dan Corner
World Champion Helen Parkinson

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD CHAMPION ELITE Dan Corner
4th ELITE Andrew Byatt
8th ELITE Joe Andrews
9th ELITE Steve Clark
GOLD Vet 45 Keith Lings
SILVER Vet 40 Simon Lawrence
GOLD Vet 50 Peter Hart

WORLD CHAMPION ELITE Helen Parkinson
GOLD Vet 45 Jean Ashley

Mens TEAM GOLD (Corner, Byatt, Andrews)
Ladies TEAM SILVER (Parkinson, Ashley, Claire Batterham 6th elite)

Other GB athletes racing – Mark Pryor, Andrew Grimwood, Timothy Earl, Sarah Benjamin, Alison Deykin.

 

G.B. QUADRATHLON on TOUR 2008 – 3 Championship Races

Alison & Jean the swim start!

IBIZA SPRINT WORLD CUP 2008
The British Quadrathletes decided 2008 would be an Epic Year, especially Jean Ashley as she was moving into the Vet 50 Category. Andrew Byatt, Jean Ashley and Alison Deykin all decided to head out to Ibiza to the 1st World Cup race of the year. Andrew had a very strong race and was well on the way to a convincing win after a superb swim, out 6 minutes before anyone else, in very choppy conditions! Jean also had a great race she moved into 2nd during the kayak and didn’t quite have enough time to catch Silke Harenberg on the run, she came 2nd overall 1st Vet 50. Alison struggled in the very choppy swim and retired.

MENS OVERALL WINNER Andy Byatt and 2nd Overall GOLD VET 50 Jean Ashley

Winner Andy Byatt
1st Silke 2nd Jean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team GB 2008

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Sedlcany (CZE) 2008
A huge GB Team headed out to CZ, with a boat trailer completely full, once again our athletes had had a great build up to the race and all were on top form! We had New British Team Kit, designed especially for the BQA which looked very impressive, which I’m sure helped to our fantastic medal total and performances! Podborsky was out to retain his title and had been training very hard, Andrew and Dan were both strong and it ended up being one of those Epic Races were the top 4 played cat and mouse! Finally Dan over took Podborsky on the run, and took the Championship Title, Andrew was still in 3rd but Thoralf Berg overtook him on the run, putting him in 4th overall again. Helen had a tough race, and was down in 4th position after the kayak, but she pushed hard on the bike and went into overdrive on the run to take the Championship title!

Dan Corner

An Amazing Result Top of the World – 2 OVERALL WORLD CHAMPIONS, 5 AGE GROUP WORLD CHAMPIONS and TEAM GOLD Men and WOMEN … and what a Party we had!

Joe Andrews

WORLD CHAMPION ELITE Dan Corner
3rd ELITE Andrew Byatt
5th ELITE Joe Andrews
6th ELITE Steve Clark
GOLD Vet 45 Keith Longney
SILVER Vet 40 Andrew Grimwood
GOLD Vet 60 Peter Hart
SILVER Vet 50 Philip Nye

 

Andy Byatt
Steve Clark
Keith Longney Gold Vet 45
Andy Grimwood Silver Vet 40
Peter Hart Gold Vet 60
Phil Nye Silver Vet 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Parkinson

WORLD CHAMPION ELITE Helen Parkinson
3rd ELITE Naomi Hoogesteger
GOLD U23 Holly Hawkley
GOLD Vet 50 Jean Ashley
GOLD Vet 60 Ruth Fletcher

Mens TEAM GOLD (Corner, Byatt, Andrews)
Ladies TEAM GOLD (Parkinson, Hoogesteger, Otto)

 

Other GB athletes racing – Paul Jones, Phil Wilkinson, Paul Carvil, Lucy Otto, Tim Deykin, Alison Deykin.

 

 

Holly Hawkley Gold U23
Jean Ashley Gold Vet 50
Ruth Fletcher Gold Vet 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also had 6 athletes competing in the Sprint Race.

Team Otto at World Champs!
Julie & Ryan Hunt

SPRINT RACE
SILVER U18 Tristan Grigalis
4th U18 Quentin Otto
GOLD U16 Ryan Hunt

GOLD U18 Kate Ashley
GOLD Vet 50 Gill Otto
GOLD Vet 45 Julie Hunt

 

 

Proud Mum with Kate Ashley
World Champion 2008
World Champion 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Sprint RATSCHER (GER)
After this amazing performance half of the Team went onto Ratscher for a weeks rest, which turned into a pre-race training camp, leading up to the World Cup Sprint Championships! Superb weather, stunning location, plenty of BBQ’s and German cakes with lots of banter … it proved to be a fantastic holiday, and a great end to our 2 week Quadrathlon Tour!

A Memorable Prize Giving – singing the National Anthem!
Team Silver Molly Kate & Lucy

2nd ELITE Andy Byatt
GOLD Vet 45 Keith Longney
SILVER Vet 50 Philip Nye
BRONZE Vet 50 Tim Deykin

4th ELITE Helen Parkinson
GOLD Vet 50 Jean Ashley
GOLD U23 Holly Hawkley
SILVER Vet 40 Claire Longney
GOLD Junior Pipa Longney

Other GB athletes racing – Alison Deykin

TEAM EVENT
SILVER– Lucy Ashley(Swim), Molly Deykin (Kayak), Kate Ashley(Bike) Lucy Ashley(Run)

A Few more Quarathletes that contributed to that Golden Year 2008!

Paul Carvil
Phil Wilkenson
Alison Deykin
Claire Longney
Pipa Longney
Tim Deykin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Sedlcany (CZE) 2009                                                                   

Dan Corner 2009 World Champion

After these epic years for ‘British Quadrathlon’ our Sport was here to stay. The BQA instigated more races, the first British Quadrathlon Club ‘Lincsquad’ became firmly established, and we put GB Quadrathlon well and truly on the World Map! As a GB Team we had quite year at World Cup Level in 2009. Though Dan Corner and Keith Longney did go back out to Sedlcany to defend their titles. Dan and Keith both won in top form, Dan taking the Overall World Championships again and Keith Gold in Vet 45.

 

MENS OVERALL WINNER Andy Byatt
GOLD VET 45 Keith Longney

Helen Dyke

Helen Dyke raced at Ibiza (ESP) and Won overall, then came 4th at Steinberg (GER) and went on to finish 6th in Sedlcany (CZE) despite not finishing in the top 3 she was still ranked 2nd in the 2009 WQF overall standings.

We only had 1 British Athlete at Sedlcany in 2010, Gail King a GB age group Triathlete had just one year in Quadrathlon, she did very well winning the World Championships Ladies Overall Title. The following year we sent another strong team, this time with a new GB Team manager Steve Hook.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Sedlcany (CZE) 2011

Steve Clark Bronze & Phil Binch

Steve Hook, drove the kayaks over and took 6 athletes out to race at the Worlds,  they all had strong finishes, with Steve Clark taking the BRONZE and on the podium for the first time in 3rd place! Followed by Mat Stephenson 6th GOLD Vet 40, and Ian Smith 7th GOLD Vet 50. Phil Binch went out to have a good time and enjoy the race which he certainly did! Josh Hook, (Steve’s son) also raced and took the Junior GOLD. Alison Deykin represented the GB women and came 3rd overall, BRONZE Vet 40. So a good final race in Sedlcany and the start of a new World Cup Regime, which has continued from strength to strength!

3rd ELITE Steve Clark
6th Overall Gold Vet 40 Mat Stephenson
7th Overall Gold Vet 50 Ian Smith

Junior Gold Josh Hook
3rd Overall Bronze Vet 40 Ian Smith

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Sedlcany (CZE) 2012

Top 5 in the World Mat Stephenson in 5th place

Just 5 Quadrathletes went out to Sedlcany, but once again we had podium places, Mat Stephenson came 5th followed by Ian Smith in 7th with Nick Gatland in 10th giving the GB mens team a Silver medal in the Team Event. Tony Runnegar came 24th overal.

Our only female this year was Alison Deykin who came 4th and 1st Vet 40. A small team but still coming home with a great stash of medals!

 

 

Team GB 2012

5th Overall Vet 40 Gold Mat Stephenson
7th Overall Vet 50 Gold Ian Smith
5th Overall Vet 40 Silver Nick Gatland
4th Overall Vet 40W Gold Alison Deykin
Mens Team Silver Mat Stephenson, Ian Smith, Nick Gatland.

This was to be the last World Championships in Sedlcany. From 2012 the WQF reformed and the World Championship Races would move to different venues across Europe.

Here in GB Race Organizers kept supporting us and the BQA continued to promote and encourage many new Quadrathletes to our Sport. Our BQA website became live in 2011 and all the World Championship Race Reports and news going back that far can been seen on this website.

Jean Forever Sharing her Passion
Jean Forever Sharing her Passion

In 2014 Lincsquad organized Great Britain’s very first World Championships, this was a huge success and certainly boosted BQA numbers, since then we have had many Quadrathletes racing at home and abroad.

Our sport, although still small has a great family; it has a huge heart and we love to share our passion …. Long may it continue to grow and inspire many others to take up the challenge!

‘when you know 3 disciplines just aren’t enough!                                                                                                                Jean Ashley

European Sprints & Azores Training Camp 2018

If your looking to get motivated for next years Race Season and  fancy a trip to the Azores check out the European Sprint Championships – here are the details!  You will be most certainly looked after by Race Organizer Pedro Bartolomeu E-mail: mail@quadrathlon-terceira.com 

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Quadrathlon Terceira, Azores (POR, European Champs Sprint, Cross)
http://www.quadrathlon-terceira.com

Followed by The Azores 2018 Quadrathlon Training Camp.

Lisa & Stefan, want to share there passion for multisport with YOU! Discover your limits, enjoy the landscapes and improve your technique ‐ join them for an amazing week! No matter how old or how fit you are ‐ everybody is welcome! We’ll have two training groups:
“fun active holiday” with Stefan, and “push it to the limit” with Lisa.

Plus details of Quadrathlon Training Camp Lisa-and-Stefans Quadrathlon Training Camp

Bike training around the Island
Team Run up the Volcano

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year 6 GB Athletes went on the camp, Lisa and Stefan gave us a fantastic variety of training sessions! Swimming sea and pool sessions, kayak sessions, bike technique & speed drills, hill reps and long rides. Running Track transitions and an amazing run up a volcano! We also had plenty of interesting theory including Life-Kinetics, Sports psychology and a Beach Team Cup competition! Our ‘Veteran Bodies’ coped with the pressure really well, considering we were averaging 5 hours of training every day, our minds were most certainly pushed beyond our comfort zones!  The Island and the people are wonderful, along with the great hospitality and the huge amounts of lovely food we consumed! We would all certainly recommend this brilliant opportunity!

Entries Open for Dearne Valley Sprint and Quadkidz Race 2018

Organizer Mark Benton has confirmed Details and Entries Open for Dearne Valley Sprint Quad and QuadKidz Races on 10th June. This race takes place around the Manvers Waterpark and its surrounding area, and for the QuadKidz all the racing takes place within this lovely Waterpark. 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, once again the BQA are very excited to be supporting ‘QuadKidz’ this will be the first Quadrathlon in the 2018 series for our youngsters. There are  various distances for the 3 age groups. (9-12) (13-16) and (16-18)

A Big thanks to Mark Benton for hosting  this for us … it will be time for our ‘QuadKidz’ to Shine!

Entries and Information Dearne-Valley-Quad- QuadKidz

National Trophy Hall of Fame

The BQA started a National Trophy Series in 2005 this is a series of events which are generally spread throughout the country. Each event contributes points towards finding a National Champion, with the best three results for each individual to count.

This is our Hall of Fame, since the Series started in 2005 BQA-Hall-of-Fame

Trophies are awarded each year, provided each winner has done 3 races in the series, and must be a current BQA Member. (In the event of a tie the 4th race points will count to decide the winner).

Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy for Male and Female. BQA Kit vouchers for winners Male and Female in each age category, Juniors (u23), Seniors, V40+ V50+ V60+ Vet 70+
Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy awarded each year ‘For Endeavor’ given to an athlete showing his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon.
Male Champions 2005 – 2017
Keith Longney 2005, 06
Joe Andrews 2008
Andy Grimwood 2009
Steve Clark 2010, 11
Mat Stephenson 2012
Ian Smith 2013, 14
Nigel Unwin 2015

 

Steve King 2007, 16
Julian Brewer 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Female Champions 2005 – 2017

Jean Ashley 2005, 06, 08, 09.10,12,14,15, 16
Helen Parkinson 2007
Alison Deykin 2011
Sharon Colley 2013
Helen Russell 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Hatlif Memorial Trophy 2009 – 2017

Keith Longney 2009
Phil Binch 2011
Tom Stead 2012
Mark Pryor 2013
Lincsquad 2014
John Kavanagh 2015
Ned Price 2016
Gill Otto 2017

Ready to Be Motivated 2018 Race Season!

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy New Year and I hope you have lots of goals and challenges lined up for 2018. Get planning your Race Calender send your race entries in early and have a reason to start training! Entering races does wonders for your motivation, and having something to work for certainly helps kick start your training. Plenty of our races have opened their entries, and we’ve even had the 2nd Deva Divas Quad (ladies only) sold out already, with an amazing 50 women now on the start line!

Happy Training Everyone Train Smart and Stay Safe …. Jean Ashley (on behalf of the BQA) 

Here’s a quick rundown of our Trophy Races, so get those races in your diary and Enter Now!

BQA National Trophy Events for 2018

RACE 1 – 27th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – 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 

Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon

RACE 2 – 10th June – Dearne Valley Sprint Quad – 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 soon.

Dearne Valley Quadrathlon

RACE 3 – 15th July – Box End Sprint Quad – World Cup Race – 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 second Quadkidz Race of the junior series will take part at the same time as the Open Race! Entries open soon.

BoxEnd Quadrathlon

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 1st January 2018

Shrewsbury Quadrathlon

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 

Fabian4 Conwy Mountain Triathlon

RACE 6 – 16th September – National Championships- Awesome Foursome Quad – 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!

BQA Membership is open now for 2018 and is £15.00 per person, we have dropped the U18’s Quadkidz membership to £7.00 to encourage those youngsters to join up, (we still have Family memberships). As a member you are entitled to discount at some BQA races (discretion of the race organizer). You must be a member to race for the ‘GB TEAM’ at the World Championships,  and also to qualify for all BQA prizes in the National Trophy Series. We do need your memberships to help fund our sport. Money goes towards various areas within the organization, one being our website, where we keep you updated with the latest news and events. Our biggest annual outlay is insurance, which we use to cover the races on the British Quad Calendar, without this insurance many of our races would’nt take place. We also affiliate to the World Quadrathlon Association ‘WQF’ so our athletes can race at World Cup Races the World and European Championships. The future of British Quadrathlon is in our hands, so please support the BQA and you will be helping to keep our small sport alive!

You can download the form here Membership_Form 2018 If I have your details from last season and wish to do a Bank Transfer please send me an email: malpasashleys@btinternet.com and I will send you the details, Thank you very much.

New Trisuits for 2018

One-off Tri Suits are available to order via Godfrey, quite a few of us have Tech Tee shirts, race vests, gilets and cycle tops from Godfrey, and we are all very pleased with them. You can have your name printed down the side panel … which gives them a personalized touch, and also enables the supporters to shout out your name and cheer you on, which without a doubt make you go faster!

http://godfrey.co.uk/club/britishquadrathlonassociation

 

2018 World and European Championships

If your looking to get motivated for next years Race Season and  fancy a trip to Europe check out the World and European Championships – here are the dates!

25.03.2018
Quadrathlon Terceira, Azores (POR, European Champs Sprint, Cross)
http://www.quadrathlon-terceira.com

Plus details of Quadrathlon Training Camp Lisa-and-Stefans Quadrathlon Training Camp

19.05.2018
Quadrathlon Křetinka (CZE, European Champs Middle)
http://www.czechoutdoortour.cz

03.06.2018
Wasserstadt Quadrathlon Hannover (GER, World Champs Long)
http://www.kclimmer.de/index.php/wasserstadt-quadrathlon

30.06.2018
Quadrathlon Týn nad Vltavou (CZE, World Champs Middle)
http://www.canoemar.cz

01.09.2018
Bergsee Quadrathlon Ratscher (GER, World Champs Sprint)
http://www.www.tc-suhl.de

Take advantage of the opportunity and register early! Registration is currently open for Terceria, Hannover and Ratscher. In Hannover you can still benefit from a favorable registration. In Terceira you have the possibility to reserve your desired kayak – be fast!

 

2018 Fabian4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge

Hello everyone,
Entries are now live for the next Fabian4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge which will take place on Sunday, 9th September 2018, & we are offering a very early bird fee which will be in effect until midnight on Jan 31st – see the Entry Rates (and savings).

The venue has been booked, tide times are perfect & we have already had the promise of some sponsorship. We are proud that once again, the race will be part of the fantastic BQA’s 2018 Race Series, & here at Fabian4, we are already working hard to make sure that it will be at least as good as last time.

Remember that this is not a big commercial event, but a serious mountain challenge in support of the SNOWDONIA SOCIETY  & to that end, we’d appreciate it if you would share this Race to all like-minded people that you know.

See event website for last years Results, Report & Photos

Looking forward to seeing you all on 09/09/2018,

Ellie & Adrian
www.map17events.org.uk

2018 Membership Open

Membership is open now for 2018 and is £15.00 per person. As a member you are entitled to discount at some BQA races (discretion of the race organizer). You will receive news updates via our monthly email-newsletter (subscribe to this on our website). You must be a member to race for the ‘GB TEAM’ at the World Championships or in a World Cup race, and also to qualify for all BQA prizes in the National Trophy Series. Your membership money goes towards various areas within the organization of our sport, one being our website, where we hope to keep you updated with the latest news! But our biggest annual outlay is insurance, which we use to cover the races on the British Quad Calendar. We also affiliate to the World Quadrathlon Association ‘WQF’ so our athletes can race at World Cup Races the World and European Championships. The future of British Quadrathlon is in our hands, please support the BQA and you will be helping to keep our small sport alive!

 Membership Price Structure Membership Form 2018

 Type of Membership Members Fees
Senior £15.00
Family – 2 Adults £25.00
Junior – Under 18 £7.00
Family – 1 Adult 1 Child £20.00 + £5 Additional Child
Family – 2 Adults 2 Children £30

Race Affiliation

Affiliating your race will only cost £15 for the year, the BQA will promote your race, on our website, email news bulletins, and at our other BQA events.  You are permitted to use the name and logo of the British Quadrathlon Association, and also have the opportunity to take advantage of the BQA Race Insurance and become part of the National Trophy Series. For further information contact Jean Ashley email malpasashleys@btinternet.com 

To register your race then please complete the Race Affiliation Membership Form 2018

QuadKidz

All our Juniors (under 18) that join the BQA will be automatically be members of Quadkidz and will be eligible for prizes in our QuadKidz Race Series. We set up QuadKidz in 2017 this a great step forwards for our sport, we hope to build on its success each year. We had 2 races Dearne Valley and Boxend in 2017 and Lincsquad organized a Quadkidz training day, so we to continue to support ‘Our QuadStars’ of the future.  Each Age group races over different distances, with the 16-18 year age group, building up so they are able to take on a Sprint Distance Race, which is – 750m swim, 5km kayak, 15-20 km cycle, 5km run.
QuadKidz Age Groups
• QuadKidz 9-11 years
• QuadKidz 12-15 years
• QuadKidz 16-18 years

A parent/guardian must be with the competitor at the race venue at all times (to avoid child protection issues).