Membership & Kit

Membership is open now for 2017 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_form-2017  Membership Price Structure

 Type of Membership Members Fees
Senior £15.00
Junior (Under 18) £12.00
Family (1 Adult) £22.00
Family (2 Adults) £25.00

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-2017

massstartYouth Racing 12 years and over can do a BQA race on an individual basis in liaison with the race organiser. These competitors must be accompanied by a competent adult throughout the race (to overcome any safety issues) and a parent/guardian must be with the competitor at the race venue at all times (to avoid child protection issues).

They can only compete over the following distances or below: 750m swim, 20k cycle, 4k kayak, 5k run The age groups will be as follows: 19-18, 17-16, 15-14, 13-12

BQA KIT – Leisure kit

All the Leisure kit below can be ordered at anytime by down loading the forms and sending them with a cheque to Steve Dolby, out Leisure Kit Co-ordinator.

Hoodies with embroidery BQA logo on front, and embroidery GB Team/flag on sleeve, screen print British Quadrathlon Team GB on back £24 + £4.00 p&p.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navy Technical T-shirts with embroidery BQA logo on front, and British Quadrathlon GB Team/flag on back £20 + £3.00 p&p.            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW to celebrate our Biggest GB Team ever we now have Micro Fleeces (short zip) embroidery BQA logo on front, and British Quadrathlon GB Team/flag on back £26 + £4.00 p&p.

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Soft Shell Jackets (full zip) Critically taped seams, waterproof, windproof and breathable. Full zip with inner stormflap and chin protector. Two front zip pockets, right chest pocket and hidden earphone loop inside collar. Adjustable cuffs, and adjustable drawcord and stoppers at hem. Embroidery BQA logo on front, and British Quadrathlon GB Team/flag on back. These come up small and are fitted, so make sure you order a larger size.  £46 + £4.00 p&p.

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Please print of the forms below, indicate size & quantity, add your address and send with a cheque to Steve Dolby, he will process your order and send you your kit.

Any questions please email stevendolby@live.co.uk

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BQA KIT – Performance Training kit

I have been coordinating ‘Godfrey Sports’ them over the last few months and we have now designed a set of quality clothing for the BQA which is now available to purchase from their website using the following link. You can order single items of clothing, rather than waiting for the BQA to build up a bulk order which is ideal as we are spread out all over the UK. http://godfrey.co.uk/club/britishquadrathlonassociation

1407412911_full_perftopls---all-2The Items available, are Short and Long Sleeve Performance Tee’s – £39 & £41 This baselayer tee combines our lighter-weight GS-TEK and our hard-wearing GS-EVO fabrics, to offer a great looking, comfortable and high performance garment. It is designed to be a fitted garment, giving you a performance layer next to your skin. Predominately made from our market leading GS-EVO fabric, it manages moisture, is fully breathable to keep you cooler and drier. The fabric offers superb colour and shape retention properties whilst also providing protection against UVA and UVB rays from exposure to sunlight. The baselayer comes with stylish sublimated panels crafted out of our high performance GS-TEK fabric, each colour is sublimated at 200˚C, using the latest technology, to ensure colour permanence and an extraordinarily sharp and bright finish.

1407413456_full_elitegilet-sub---1allMazu Gilet, Fleece lined (for warmth) or Breeze lined (for wind) – £63 The GX Hydrashell outer is a specialist 3-layer composition which traps air to provide thermal insulation whilst simultaneously allowing efficient perspiration transportation, ensuring you stay dry and warm. The fabric is treated with a durable flourocarbon coating to repel water and is guaranteed to remain effective for 50 washes. 1407414828_full_cycling-jersey

Classic Cycling Jersey – £57 This is made from our market leading GS-TEK fabric to offer fantastic comfort and performance. This unisex top is designed to be a fitted garment, giving you a performance layer next to your skin. GS-TEK is perfect for Spring and Autumn riding – combining our breathable, moisture management technology with added wind-resistance; for extra protection from the elements.

Lightweight Cycling Jersey – £56 Designed and extensively race tested with our sponsored riders, this jersey is your go-to garment. From those calm spring days to the falling leaves of autumn – with various layering solutions for all scenarios in between – the lightweight jersey is the garment we pride ourselves on above all else. Our specifically developed GS-Lite fabric is breathable but also fast drying for the long rides on really hot days.

1407413847_full_singletRacer Back Vest – £31This singlet combines our lightweight GS-TEK and our hard-wearing GS-EVO fabrics to offer a comfortable, great looking garment that will perform wear after wear. With male and female cuts it is designed to be a fitted garment, giving you a performance layer next to your skin. The fabric offers superb colour and shape retention properties whilst also providing protection against UVA and UVB rays. This is the perfect baselayer for pushing yourself to the max in!

BQA KIT – Tri Suits

We now have ‘One-off Tri Suits’ to order via Godfrey, that people can order themselves would be much better for our members, we usually order 20 suits, (minimum order) this is a huge outlay for us at £90 per suit! 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. This is the NEW DESIGN … you can have your Name printed down the side, I have a prototype for athletes to see (at our races) if you wish to see sizing. New design below

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

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For size chart  http://www.provisionclothing.com/pages/size-guide.html

 

 

 

I have 2 BQA Tri Suits size Medium left over from the order we had in 2015. They were £65, but now only £40 Please contact Jean Ashley if you wish to purchase one of these -malpasashleys@btinternet.com

BQA 2016 Annual Report

Hi Quadrathletes,

Thank you for supporting the sport of Quadrathlon this year and we hope you have had a great Season, enjoyed your racing and will come back for more next year. I hope you are enjoying a Recovery and Rest Period, and will soon be motivated to get back into training, and looking at next years race plans!

Once again we’ve have some great races organized by extremely hard working volunteers so lets keep supporting them! Enter their races (early) and spread the word amongst your fellow athletes. We are a small sport, and I am more than happy to be able to keep the BQA on going, with a ‘Team’ of helpers. But closer to home we do need your membership if the BQA is going to financially survive each year, so please support this great sport, and if you feel you can help out in some way then please let me know, lets keep moving forwards!

Almost all the BQA Trophy Dates have been confirmed, and we are almost there on finalizing next years WQF World Cup Series and choosing the Championship Races. As soon as I have the Final details … You’ll be the first to know.

Hear is a quick glance at what we have planned but I will post a CONFIRMED LIST as soon as I knowthe Final Details.

BQA Colour LogoBQA National Trophy Races 2017                                                                                                              28th May – Brigg Bomber Quad NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS World Cup Race                            11th June – South Yorkshire Sprint Quad
2nd July – Box End Sprint Quad World Cup Race
3rd Sept – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad
No race in 2017 – 8th September 2018 Fabian 4 Mountain Tri
16th September – Awesome Foursome Quad

Races supported by BQA (not Trophy Races)
17th June – Norfolk SuperHeros
8th July – Artemis Great Kindrochit Quad
16th July – Diva Devas Quad (Ladies Only)

wqf-logoWQF World Cup Races 2017                                                                                                                    11th March – Terceira (POR) Sprint
13th May – Orfü (HUN) Middle  – World Championships Middle
28th May – Brigg (GBR) Middle
3rd June –  Křetinka (CZE) Long  – World Championships Long
17th June – Koberbach, (GER) Middle – European Championships Middle
24th June – Tyn (CZE) Sprint
2nd July – Box End Park (GBR) Sprint                                                                                                     12th August – Komarno (SVK) Sprint – World Championships Sprint
26th August – Balaton (HUN) Sprint
2nd September – Ratscher (GER) Sprint – European Championships Sprint
9th September – Oslo (NOR) Sprint

Happy Training and see you next season, Jean Ashley

In the mean time hears 2016 Annual Report. bqa-annual-report

Annual Report 2015 & Plans for 2016

Hi Quadrathletes,

Thank you for supporting the sport of Quadrathlon this year and we hope you have had a great Season, enjoyed your racing and will come back for more next year. I hope you’ve had a Recovery and Rest Period and are motivated to get back into training, and looking at next years race plans!

Once again we’ve have some great races organized by extremely hard working volunteers so lets keep supporting them! Enter their races (early) and spread the word amongst your fellow athletes. We are a small sport, and I am more than happy to be able to keep the BQA on going, with a ‘Team’ of helpers. But closer to home we do need your membership if the BQA is going to financially survive each year, so please support this great sport, and if you feel you can help out in some way then please let me know, lets keep moving forwards!

All the BQA Trophy Dates have been confirmed, and we are leasing with the WQF on finalizing next years World Cup Series and choosing the Championship Races. As soon as I have the Final details … You’ll be the first to know … and the 2016 race plan can start! Watch this space!

Happy Training and see you next season, Jean Ashley

In the mean time hears 2015 Annual Report. BQA-Annual-Report-2015

The Annual Report from 2014 & our Focus moving into 2015.

We have had an amazing year, with our highest BQA membership ever, thanks to the World Championships being held in GB. Thank you for supporting the sport of Quadrathlon in 2014 we hope you have had a great Season and will come back for more next year!

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Steve Clark and Clair Dolby on behalf of Lincsquad

The Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy ‘For Endeavor’ has just been awarded to LINCSQUAD. They hosted the First Ever World Championships in GB, their enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon is outstanding! An amazing day in the History of British Quadrathlon, the BQA are extremely  grateful to Lincsquad for putting on a fantastic race, truly worthy of World Championship status!

 

 

Please read our 2014 Annual Report and make note of the Races for Next Season.                     BQA Annual Report 2014

Trophy Races 2015
Provisional 3rd May  – Deeside Tri
24th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – National Championships/World Cup
21st June – South Yorkshire Quad
12th July – Box End Sprint Quad – World Cup
6th September  – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad
13th September – Fabian 4 Mountain Tri
19th September – Awesome Foursome Quad

We are a small sport, please support the BQA, and if you feel you can help out in some way then please let me know, lets keep moving forwards!

Have a good, safe, winter’s training and see you next season. Thank -you all once again.         Jean Ashley
British Quadrathlon Association

 

GB Team Kit

I hope you have been able to get out training, it has been tough with the weather we’ve been having, but hopefully the weather will improve, and we’ll have warm spring sunshine on our backs soon!

We have a good solid team of athletes racing for Team GB at the Worlds in Brigg, in fact our biggest team ever, which is great news for British Quadrathlon! A big thanks to Ian Smith for taking on our GB Team Coordinator role, and I hope to see as many of you as possible at our Training Day in April. To show the size and depth of support for The GB Quad Team, it would be great to see as many athletes as possible sporting their GB Kit!

TRI SUITS
Quite a few of you have ordered GB Tri Suits already, so this is a LAST CALL for Tri suits, I do need to send the order in within the next week or two.
If you do want one please email me ASAP, let me know your size check it out here – http://www.provisionclothing.com/pages/size-guide.html
I will need a cheque in a couple of weeks, they will be about £70 ….. thanks Jean.

LEISURE KIT                                                                                                                                                 We now also have a wide range of GB Leisure kit, ranging in price –                                                   Tech T Shirts £20 – Hoodies £24 – Micro Fleeces £26 – Soft Shell Jackets £46

Photographs of the kit and Order Forms on our Membership/Kit page. I also have links to the Order Forms below. These must be sent to Steve Dolby our BQA Kit Coordinator.

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Good Luck with your training and take care, especially on the rivers ….. treadmills, turbos and swimming baths if needs be!!

2013 Annual Report

The Annual Report from 2013 and our focus moving into 2014.

We hope this year you have had a great Season and you enjoyed training, racing and meeting like minded athletes, and will be coming back for more next year! We have some fantastic news, which will hopefully move us into 2014 season with lots of enthusiasm and excitement, and it will give us a reason to get out training this winter!

For the first time ever in the history of Quadrathlon Great Britain will be hosting ‘The World Championships’ After the success of Brigg holding the Europeans in 2013, the WQF committee have asked Lincsquad to host the 2014 World Championships at ‘The Brigg Bomber’ on 25th May.

‘Lincsquad are all very much excited that they will be hosting the first ever Quadrathlon World Championships in Great Britain. We are honored, its Brilliant News for British Quadrathlon!

So 2014, not only, are we running the National Trophy Series again with at least 5 quadrathlons, but we are hosting the World Championships and we also have two World Cup Races! So plenty of races to look forward too and it will be great to see a GB Team in full force at the World Championships!

 

Election of officers

Chairman – VACANT
Membership Secretary – Jean Ashley
Secretary/Treasurer – Jean Ashley
Event Co-ordinator – Mark Pryor
GB Team Coordinator – Ian Smith
WQF Representative – Steve Hook
BQA Kit – Steve Dolby
Website – Paul Carvil

 

Trophy Races 2014

25th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – National Championships/WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS/World Cup
Provisional ?15th June – Manvers WaterFront Boat Club Quad
13th July – Box End Sprint Quad
31st August – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad 
10th August – Fabian 4 Mountain Tri 
20th September Awesome Foursome Quad/World Cup

West Wight Tri – no date as yet.

The National Championships are to be selected yearly. BQA affiliates and members suggested other races should be asked and given the opportunity to run the Nationals if they wish – Shrewsbury and Bude will be asked in 2015.
2014 has been awarded to Brigg Bomber.

BQA members are very keen to continue with our Trophy Series in 2014
Trophy Prizes and Rules will remain the same
1. Perpetual trophies for Overall National Trophy Winners/plus Hoody’s
2. T-shirts for Senior, Vet 40, Vet 50, under 23.
3. Eric Hatliff Endeavour Prize – plus Hoody or Tech T
4. Only give prizes to winners who’ve done 3 races and are currant BQA Members.
5. Only British Athletes will get allocated Trophy points for 2014.
6. Juniors will only get Overall Trophy points if they do a full Trophy Race,
less laps do not count). However we will have a separate Junior league to cover the junior/sprint races for the junior prize if they have done 3 races.

Race Affiliation 

Thank -you to the 7 Races that Affiliated to us in 2013 and to the races that used BQA Insurance we hope they continue to join us in 2014.

1. Lincsquad ( Bomber) – Insurance
2. Quadrac Racing (Boxend, Wadenhoe Series) – Insurance
3. Norfolk Superheroes – Insurance
4. West Wight Quad, Race
5. Shrewsbury Quad – Insurance
6. Fabian4 Mountain Tri – Insurance
7. Awesome Foursome

8. Manvers Waterfront Boatclub have affiliated for 2014

Race Affiliation and BQA Membership is to remain the same for 2014 – £15

BQA Insurance also remains the same- Cost per athlete – £1.50 this also applies to Team members.

World Cup Affiliation 

The BQA pay 100 euros each year to affiliate to World Quadrathlon Federation
in 2013 on top of our fee, the BQA paid the 50 euros to cover the World Cup
Fees for GB Races that were part of the World Series – The Bomber and Awesome Foursome.

Due to lack of members in 2013 and the consequential drop in income the BQA has to reduce its expenditure to remain stable. However the BQA have agreed to pay the WQF fee of 100 euros, but cannot afford to pay the World Cup Fees for the race organizers in 2014. So if race organizers wish to retain WQF World Cup Status they will have to pay the 50 euros fee themselves. If circumstances change the BQA will reconsider its decision.

Lincsquad and Shoreline Pursuits have both agreed to pay the WC Fee for 2014.
BQA Rules – BTF and World Cup Rules 

At Shrewsbury Quadrathlon (which ran on the back of a Triathlon under BTF Rules) we had a Quadrathlete disqualified for dropping litter (a gel wrapper) we were also told we had to keep our Tri suits Zipped up as this is also a DQ offence.

The BQA should recognize the principal behind this issue rather than risk getting involved in the detail of the this particular incident. We will add the following to our rules. These can be found on the BQA website.

‘The BQA would like to remind Quadrathletes that when a Quadrathlon is run in parallel to a Triathlon, the BTF Rules apply to the whole race’.

 

Race Affiliation Co-ordinator – Mark Pryor

Thank-you to Mark for taking on this role for 2014.
At the beginning of 2014 he will send out The Race Affiliation pack to our BQA Race organisers containing,
1. Race Agreement Contract,
2. Affiliation Form,
3. Risk Assessment Form,
4. Race Calendar 2014.

The contract will include: fixing a date, risk assessments, insurance, first aid cover, marshals and trophy requirements. This worked very well in 2012/13 and we have had no clashes of dates.

GB Team Coordinator – Ian Smith

A Big Thank-you to Ian Smith who has taken on a new role as GB Team Coordinator.
Ian has travelled to European World Cup races over the past couple of years and he also raced at most of our British Quadrathlons. He will be able to give some help and guidance to members that want to go to WQF races in Europe, part of his role will be to bring together quadrathletes who wish to race in Europe. Ian will also be able to offer guidance on the interpretation of the GB selection criteria, and will be looking at putting together a strong enthusiastic GB team for the World Championships in Brigg. Please feel free to email Ian if you are interested in racing in WQF races .
His email is on our contacts page.

WQF Representative – Steve Hook 

The BQA would like to thank Steve who has been the GB Team manager for the last few years, he is now standing down from this role, but he is continuing to support Quadrathlon as vice chairman of the WQF committee. This will be a very important year for us, as GB are to host the World Championships for the very first time, I am quite sure Lincsquad will put on a superb event and it will live up to the expectations of the WQF.

The World Quadrathlon Federation is the international sport governing body for Quadrathlon. It was established in 1990 by Sergio Ferrero, in 1997 it was developed under the guidance of Czech’s Václav Marek as the European Quadrathlon Federation. Then in 2001 converted to the WQF. Stefan Teichert is the General Secretary/Treasurer and the main point of contact.
The biggest Quadrathlon communities are currently present in Czech Republic, Great Britain and Germany.

The WQF decide which races are World and European Championships and World Cup Races. The 2014 Championships are

3.May.14 Ibiza, Spain – Middle Distance EUROPEAN Championships
25.May.14 Brigg Bomber, GB – Middle Distance WORLD Championships
21.June.14 Týn nad Vltavou, Czech – Sprint Distance EUROPEAN Championships
30.Aug.14 Berlin Man, Germany – Sprint Distance WORLD Championships

BQA Kit – Steve Dolby

Leisure Kit
A big thank – you to Steve (from Lincsquad) who is going to continue this service for us.
Athletes can order ‘one-offs’ and pay direct to the company via Steve -Tech T-shirts,Hoodys are available.
All information/order forms can be found on the Web page.
Matching Team Kit does help raise the profile of the BQA, the new Hoodies and Tech T-shirts look really good, so please feel free to purchase these.

Tri Suits – we have 3 (small) Tri suits in stock, there is a minimum order of
10, I have 3 orders on a waiting list. It will be fantastic to see a GB Team in BQA Tri suits at the
World Championships in Brigg! So if you are interested please let me know, hopefully we may to be able to get an order together for this year.

It’s great to see athletes racing in GB Tri suits, the new suits will have an option of a rear zip now and will cost about £65 but payment will be needed upfront. I have found another company that will do single suits (with our same design) but they would cost £100.
Please let Jean know if you are interested in either option.

Website & Newsletter & Facebook page – Paul Carvil & Jean Ashley

They are both up and running very well, the facebook page now has 107 members, so we are spreading the word … keep posting news!
We would like to encourage more members to send us race reports, photographs or articles linked to quadrathlon or Multi-sports, it’s always good to share your news, reports and race experiences with us …… please email to Jean.

We need to change Header Photo as we no longer have Thule Sponsorship. If anyone has any good Quadrathlon photos that they would like to see on the website ….. please email to Jean.
2014 Membership is available now forms are on the ‘membership & kit page’ Fees to remain the same £15 per year

Final Round up – Results of 2013 Trophy Series

Congratulations to all our 2013 Athletes, and prize winners.
Winners 2013
Overall Men Ian Smith – Overall Lady Sharon Colley
Vet 40 Nigel Unwin
Vet 50 John Kavanagh
Endevor Trophy Mark Pryor

For the first time ever our overall winner was not a BQA member ‘Adam Norfolk’ so the Trophy was handed down to Ian Smith.

Numbers racing in the Trophy Series were UP on last year –
Male Participants 2012 – 70  2013 – 92
Female Participants 2013 – 14  2013 – 16

We are a small sport, and we do need your support, so please help spread the word and help push the BQA forwards into 2014. Have a good safe winters training and see you next season.

‘Never Stop the Adventure’ Jean Ashley

 

 

 

BQA 2013 Chairman’sReport

As another race season draws to a close and those Winter nights descend it is time to reflect on our past season and plan/ train for the next.

The National Trophy Series kicked off this year with the Brigg Bomber in May. The race was to host the National Championships, European Championships and was also a World Cup Race [so it had a lot at stake]. Steve Clark was the overall winner [this was to be Steve’s only Quad this year as he concentrated on Kona Ironman with Phil Westoby coming second and Adam Norfolk taking third. Sharon Colley [who was too destined to dominate the Ladies Quad scene this season] was the first lady home, with Lisa Dunne coming home second. A big thanks must be said to the Lincsquad team who organised a quality race worthy of its championship status.

Unfortunately the second planned Quad race on the Isle of Wight had to be cancelled due to lack of numbers; a shame as we heard that it was a fantastic race last year. This meant that the second race of the year would be the sprint Off Road Quad at Box End. Box End was also suffering from reduced numbers and the race had to be re-structured to make it a viable proposition. At the race Sharon Colley was to pick up her second win of the season, with Jean Ashley coming second. In the men’s race Adam Norfolk came first with Steve King taking second.

The Shrewsbury Sprint Quad in only its second season was to be a very popular race with a good turn out of athletes [many of them trying the sport for the first time]. At least this year the river was slower and warmer then last years conditions. Steve King was the fist male across the line with Nigel Unwin coming in second. Sharon Colley took her third straight win to sow up the ladies National Trophy Series, with Jean in second place.

The fourth race of the year was that extreme event, the Fabian 4, which this year was blessed with much kinder weather then last years storm. This is a very hard race and not for the faint hearted. Adam Norfolk showed his strength and stamina by taking first position, with Ian Smith coming second. The first lady [surprisingly, not Sharon as she did not enter] was Caroline Dallimore, with Caroline Wilson coming second.

The fifth and last race in the trophy Series was the Awsome4some held in Bude, which was also our second World Cup Race to be held in the UK this year. This is another hard race with a very testing sea swim and near vertical bike route straight from the word go. Ian Smith was to triumph on the day and also confirmed himself the winner of the Men’s National Trophy Series 2013. Nigel Unwin took another well deserved second place and Jess Lynes was the first and only lady to take up this challenging race.

This year we only had 2 GB athletes at the World Championships at Ratscher-GBR. However, small though our numbers were, both athletes came back with medals. Ian Smith came 6th overall and took 1st [gold] place in V50 and Keith Longney came 11th and took Bronze in the V50 category. Congratulations to both athletes for doing a great job representing the BQA.

This year the BQA has seen a slump in personal membership, but a large increase in the numbers signing up to our Face book page! Membership fee’s and race affiliation are the BQA’s only source of income! If we do not have the membership we will not be able to function! There will be no National Trophy series and no National Body and no race insurance for some event organisers! If the sport of Quadrathlon is going to continue in its present form then we need your support! Please become a member in 2014 by downloading the form from the BQA website and it will only cost you £15.00.

The fate of the BQA and Quadrathlon in the UK rests in your hands!

Just to remind you that you need to be a member of the BQA to qualify for the National Trophy series.

This is my last year as Chairman as I will be stepping down for a new person to take the helm [if you feel you can take on the roll then please let Jean know]. Jean Ashley will continue to handle the day to day running of the BQA. We all owe a big thanks to Jean and her family as they are the backbone of the BQA, without their input we would not exist. I would also like to thank all the event organisers and their teams for all their hard work putting on some extremely varied and brilliant races this year.

I wish you all best in your future Quadrathlon Seasons!

Mark Pryor
BQA CHAIRMAN [out going]

 

about

Although the roots of Quadrathlon go back many years, things really took off again in early 2000, with the announcement by the British Quadrathlon Association of a five race National Trophy series. The series included the British Championships and two other national Championships, along with a variety of other races in various formats. Some of the races were real tests of endurance, whilst others offered a manageable new challenge for multi-sport athletes looking for something a bit different.

The sport of Quadrathlon has been going for approximately 20 years and has recently undergone a significant upsurge in interest in the UK, with many more people finding the attraction of the four sporting disciplines, (swimming, kayaking, cycling, running), too much to resist! Race organisers have reported increased entries and interest in general. The British Quadrathlon Association (The BQA) is actively promoting and supporting these interests and details of where you can enter races and generally get more information can be found on these pages.

Races on the National calendar are of varying distances and a mixture of the four disciplines. Some are kayak triathlons (without the swim section) and some have off road bike sections. Some races are technically demanding, others are better for beginners. Everyone is catered for!

Quadrathletes on the whole are a very friendly bunch, who are happy to help and support each other, training events are occasionally run to help each other improve skills and camaraderie is a positive aspect of this small but ever growing sport. The team atmosphere at the World Championships in Europe is something not to be missed, and all are welcome to participate.

Quadrathlon UK

Eric Hatliff, the founding father of Quadrathlon in Britain, known as the Quad Father, sadly died in April 2007 at the age of 75. Eric inspired many, many people young and old to participate in the sport of Quadrathlon. Amongst many of his great feats he was still competing in the World Long Distant Quadrathlon past the age of 65!

To commemorate his contribution to the sport ‘The Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy’ is presented each year ‘For Endeavor’ given to an athlete showing his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon.

BQA KIT

If you’re racing at home or abroad and want to ‘Fly the Flag’ for the BQA this season, we would love you to wear BQA Kit! Hoodies and Technical T-shirts are available to order. We have Navy Hoodies with embroidery BQA logo on front, and embroidery GB Team/flag on sleeve, screen print British Quadrathlon Team GB on back £24 + £2.50 p&p.

Also Navy Technical T-shirts with embroidery BQA logo on front, and British Quadrathlon GB Team/flag on back £20 + £2.50 p&p.

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If you wish to order, please print of the form below, indicate size & quantity, add your address and send with a cheque to Steve Dolby, he will process your order and send you your kit.

BQA KIT ORDER 2012 Any questions please email stevendolby@live.co.uk

Pro-vision GB Team Tri suits are available to order, I have 5 on order so if you would like one please let me know, as I will be sending the order at the begining of MARCH. (This will be the only order this year, as I have to order a minimum of 10) T558662_469170359780140_1465697389_nhey will now come with a rear zip, in order to align with new National/International Triathlon Rules. However the BQA currently has no rules conerning zips on tri suits. They will cost about £65 if your interested please contact Jean Ashley malpasashleys@btinternet.com

Tri Suit Design BQA TRI SUIT