Entries Now Open for Box End Sprint Quad

Box End Sprint Quad – Sunday 5th July – 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. There is excellent camping on site too the whole race takes place within the boundary of the Box End Water park, it really is a superb venue!

Running along side the Sprint Quad will be Race 3 the final Quadkidz race on the season, so our youngsters will be presented with the Series Winners Prizes (all those who have raced all 3 QuadKidz races 2020).

2020 BOX END ENTRY FORM  Be Inspired and get your Entries in NOW!!! 

Race Details – The Box End Quadrathlon BQA & Quadkids Race 3 – Sunday 5.07.20

Timings
 Registration [in main building] on Saturday 4th.July 20 is open from 17.00 to 18.00 competitors are encouraged to register on the Saturday if possible.
 Sunday 5th July 2020 registration will be open from 06.00 to 07.15.
 Race briefing is at 07.45 in the transition area [compulsory to attend]
 The race will start at 08.00
Race information will be emailed but can also be found on our website: www.quadracracing.co.uk
Venue: Box End Park, Box End, Kempston, Bedford, Beds, MK43 8RQ Grid Ref: TL011485

Directions available from Box End Water Ski Park website: https://www.boxendpark.com/enquire-now/
Event Details
Quadrathlon Race
750m open water swim – 4.8km kayak [4 laps] – 15km off-road bike course [3 laps] – 5km trail run [1 lap] 

QuadKidz Race                                                                                250m open water swim – 1.2km kayak (1 lap) – 5km off-road bike    (1 lap) – 2km trail run

Wetsuits are advisable but not compulsory unless low water temperatures.
Entry Fees
Individual Entry fee for BQA member £30
Additional fee for non BQA member – £5 (Pay on day)
On the day registration (At reception) – £5 extra
Team for Quadrathlon – £60
Quadkids – £15

Hermione Ball Series Winner 2019

Facilities available –  Camping, toilets, showers, changing areas, refreshments, parking, bar, restaurant and café.
If camping contact Box End directly pre booking and payment is mandatory – Telephone Number: 01234 846222, or email info@boxendpark.com

Event Rules –  The event will be run under the rules & guidelines set out by the British Quadrathlon & World Quadrathlon Association can be seen here – https://www.britishquadrathlon.org.uk/56-revision-v1/

LincsQuadKidz 2020 Training Weekend & Race

‘LincsQuadKidz’ and Training Camp Saturday 27th & QuadKidz Race Sunday 28th June 2020
Back again for 2020 this brilliant weekend of ‘Quadrathlon Fun’ hosted by Lincsquad will take place 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, this will be the 2nd event in the QUADKIDZ National Trophy Series

There will also be 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 date is confirmed, but Entries will not be open until BTF authorise the event. Registering will be through the BTF as a Go-Tri Liincsquad 1-2-3-4 event, but initial enquiries can be dealt with through the club site Lincsquad.co Youth-Academy Contacts

The Training Day is open to Children 8 – 18 Our Quadrathletes in the making! Keep posted for more information!

Flyer Information Lincs quadkidz Event 2020

Quadrathlon Camp 2018

 

Team Manvers WIN Gold Award

The BQA wish to CONGRATULATE Team Manvers the organizers of the brilliant Dearne Valley Quadrathlon on their Gold Award! Mark Benton and his Team are very pleased to announce that Team Manvers “Dusk Til Dawn” has won the Racecheck Gold Award, earned through excellent participant reviews, this is great news for Manvers Waterfront Boat Club based ​in Wath upon Dearne.

They are a friendly multi-sports club with the primary aim of promoting Swim-Bike-Run activities for the community of the Dearne Valley and surrounding areas. They run a variety of different sessions during the week which are posted on our FACEBOOK page. The Boat Club has toilets/showers and changing facilities for members. We also have a dog Friendly café and plenty of on site parking.

The winter timetable is now in operation, please click on the appropriate section for full details on the website  Teammanvers

Mark wishes to thank everyone for all your great reviews and entries for this years event are now open, so book your place now to avoid disappointment. Entry details are below. ​                                                                  
2020 EVENT DETAILS

Sunday 24th May “Great South Yorkshire Swim” – For entry click HERE.
Saturday 13th June “South Yorkshire SUP/BIKE/RUN” – For entry click HERE.

Sunday 14th June “South Yorkshire Triathlon/Quadrathlon Festival” – For entry click HERE.
This Sprint Quadrathlon takes place in and around the Manvers Waterpark, the Junior Quadrathlon will run along side the sprint event, with various distances for the 3 age groups, it is an excellent friendly and very inclusive event for all levels of athletes. It is certainly a brilliant start to the Quadkidz season, your children will be well supported and encouraged throughout, they will no doubt finish feeling very proud with a huge smile!
Thanks also to Mark who has given 2020 BQA members the MWBC discount option so you can enter at a cheaper rate
 
Saturday 25th July “Dusk Til Dawn” – For entry click HERE.
 

Any Quadrathletes in the area wishing to do some training with Manvers keep an eye open for Quad Training Days …. BQA Quadrathletes Caz and Dave Jones along with Mark will be organizing some sessions at Manvers to help out newcomers to our sport ….. A session with these wonderful people and you’ll be hooked!!  

 

Time to get Motivated!

So lets hope your New year has started well and lets hope you’ve got these dates in your Race Plan for 2020! Here is a reminder of our BQA races, get your entries in and have a reason to start training. Having a goal does wonders for your motivation, kick start your training right now! Once again a BIG THANK-YOU to our Race Organizers who affiliate to the BQA and put these events on for us year in year out, we appreciate your time and commitment and we look forward to another great Quadrathlon Season!

‘The Brigg Bomber’ will be hosting the EUROPEAN Championships, and that Bude ‘Awesome Foursome’ will be our NATIONAL Championships! 

RACE 1 – 24th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – European Championships  1500km river swim/8km river kayak/40km road bike/10km road run.

A superb race to start the season, extremely well organized by our Top Quadrathlon Club ‘Lincsquad’ a fast flat and safe course, its the European Championships so certainly not to be missed, Lincsquad will certainly pull out all the stops to make this a brilliant day!  Entries OPEN Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon

RACE 2 – 14th June – Dearne Valley Sprint Quad and QuadKidz – 800km lake swim/4.4km lake kayak/13.2km X/MT bike/5km trail run.

This race takes place around the Manvers Waterpark and its surrounding area, all the racing takes place within this lovely venue, this race gets better each year! 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, with various distances for the 3 age groups … it will be time for our Quadkidz to Shine!  Entries OPEN Dearne Valley Quadrathlon  PLEASE NOTE 2020 BQA members can use the MWBC discount option.

RACE 3 – 5th July – Box End Sprint Quad – National Championships and QuadKidz 750km lake swim/4.4km lake kayak/13.2km X/MT bike/5km XC run.

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 with excellent camping on site too. The Quadkidz Race will take part at the same time as the Open Race!  Entries open soon BoxEnd Quadrathlon

RACE 4 – 6th September – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad – 550km river swim/5km river kayak/23 road bike/5km run.

This race just keeps getting stronger and stronger, and is well worthy of its World Cup Status! 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 (and selling out fast) Shrewsbury Quadrathlon

RACE 5 – 12th September – Awesome Foursome Quad  National Championships – 800km sea swim/30km road bike/10km canal kayak/10km road run.

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 Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon

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 2020 Trophy Series
24th May – Brigg Bomber
14th June – Dearne Valley Sprint
5th July – Box End Sprint
6th Sept – Shrewsbury Sprint
12th Sept – Awesome Foursome Quad

QuadKidz 2020 Series
14th June Dearne Valley QuadKidz
5th June BoxEnd QuadKidz
27th/27th June Date to be Confirmed Lincs QuadKidz Event

Races supported by BQA (not Trophy Races)
2nd May – Montgomery Canal Triathlon (Charity Event)
22nd June – Norfolk SuperHeroes Quad 
12th July – Deva Divas Ladies Quad
20th September – Conwy Mountain Challenge Duathlon

If your looking to do some races in Europe these are the WORLD CUP RACES 2020

26.4.2020 Quadrathlon Terceira (POR, Sprint)

24.05.2020 Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon (GBR, European Champs Middle)

13.06.2020 Quadrathlon Křetinka (CZE, Sprint)

20.06.2020 Quadrathlon Týn nad Vltavou (CZE, World Champs Middle)

27.06.2020 ExtremeMan Kaposvár (HUN, European Champs Sprint)

05.07.2020 Bydgoszcz Quadrathlon (POL, Sprint)

15.08.2020 Quadrathlon water soup (GER, Sprint)

22.08.2020 Quadrathlon Oslo (NOR, Sprint)

05.09.2020 Bergsee Quadrathlon Ratscher (GER, World Champs Sprint)

13.09.2020 Tiszafüred Quadrathlon (HUN, Middle)

26.09.2020 Quadrathlon Cazalegas (ESP, Sprint)

 

2020 Snowdonia Quad Training Camp

Just to remind Quadrathletes about the training camp just before the start of our race season. If you want to enhance your training with like minded athletes this is the the place to go! You can dip in and out of the training or just come for a couple of days to suit …. check out the details below.

It is a low key camp and athletes can dip in and out of the sessions as they wish, Peter Chappill & Kev Lovett Lincsquad members will be organizing the sessions on the camp at The Llyn Gwynant Camp Site, Snowdonia between 25th April and 3rd May 2020. The timetable will be dependent upon the weather,  but Pete has mapped out several run routes, bike routes and swim/kayak training packages for those who require some guidance. For those who prefer to do their own thing there is plenty to go at, as the site is at the base Snowdon with of 4 up to the top, plus some excellent undulating and hilly biking. Swimming and kayaking can be done from the campsite.

They are more than happy for any of the BQA community to join them for the week or just few days. We will post more details at a later date, but if you’re interested please email me –malpasashleys@btinternet.com

Check out this overview of the itinerary we did last year, no specific day has been set for each discipline as they will be arranged to the most suitable weather on a daily basis, but this is a guide line for the weeks activities – Training Camp Llyn Gwynant Wales guide 2019

The campsite can cater for caravans, campers, and tents. There is also a youth hostel at the far end of the lake, and a Hotel just 2 miles away. People attending will have to make their own reservations, so take a look at the websites below for more details. The site allows day visitors if they report to reception on arrival and there is space in the car park the cost is £5/day they have to leave by 2200 hours.

The location Llyn Gwynant Campsite   –  Full facilities for tents, camper vans, and limited caravans with electric hookup, extra. £9 -£10 per person per night . There is no wi-fi or phone signal on site and they are very strict on noise, (BLISS)

There are 2 youth hostels close by, www.yha.org.uk. Bryn Gwynant and Pen-y-pass.

Hotel Pen-y-Gwryd about 2 miles North of site, www.pyg.co.uk
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We just need to book some good sunny Welsh Weather now … and let those wonderful mountains enhance your training!

Winter Training Sessions at MADCC

Do you want to keep motivated over the Winter? Quadrathlete John Kavanagh is organizing some monthly training sessions in Macclesfield over the next 5 months. The format will be a 6.4km handicap kayak race, 22km bike ride and 6km run. The intention is, not serious racing but a good multi-session workout.

The dates will be the 2nd Sunday of the Month, Nov 10th, January 12th, February 9th, March 8th, April 12th.

Meet at Adelphi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington at 9:30 am. Bring your own hot drink for the finish, but there will cake or similar.

The Kayaking, Hare and Hounds part of the session is a MADCC event, so some rules apply. £1:50 per seat, BAs should be worn if division 7 or lower, other details on the MADCC website. Each paddler sets off based on their handicap time (from previous times or a “best” guess). Slowest first and fastest last, so that we all finish close together. Club boats can be used by MADCC members and, by prior arrangement, they might be available to non-members (a charge may apply).

The bike course is a bit up and down. I can send a .gpx file of the route to anyone that wants it, or we can arrange to cycle in groups of similar speed with people that know the route. We will not leave anyone unfamiliar with the route out on their own.

The run is a flat out and back route along the Middlewood Way. (Hard surface, possibly a few puddles).

The transition is in a car park next to the canal. Use your vehicle to store your boat and bike. We tend to be relaxed about transition. Changes of clothing may well be required. We are not racing but aiming for a good workout.

There are steep steps from car park to canal, but help can be available for getting boats up and down. We do not have toilets or changing facilities. Make sure you have appropriate clothing, bring a hot drink for the finish. There will be cake or something similar at the end.

Variations to the plan (e.g. for weather etc.) will be posted on the MADCC Forum, MADCC Facebook pages and BQA Facebook pages on the Friday or Saturday before each event, so please check there before travelling.

The dates will be the 2nd Sunday of the Month, Nov 10th, January 12th, February 9th, March 8th, April 12th.

Meet at Adelphi Mill, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington at 9:30 am. Bring your own hot drink for the finish, but there will cake or similar.

 

Bude the Final Showdown for 2019!

The final race of the season and as always Bude lived up to its expectations! The weather was amazing for the event, but the strong South Easterly Wind meant everything was a bit tougher!

Organizer Simon Hammond wants to give A big shout out ‘to all the competitors for creating the amazing atmosphere on the day and an even bigger shout out to all the Volunteer Marshall’s, without whom this event couldn’t take place’. A great entry of 13 Teams/Pairs with 26 individual competitors, 11 of those flying the BQA flag! 

Billy Butler was very strong throughout, but it was his kayak split which was 8 mins faster than anyone elses that took him to first place (2.42.19) he was 11 minuets ahead of his next competitor Ian Robertson 1st Vet 40 (2.53.40) with Jim Evans 1st Vet 50 in 3rd (3.03.08). There were some excellent Team performances with 3 teams going head to head in a close competition just a minuet between them all  ‘Teamy Mc Teamface’ eventually winning (2.47.43) 2nd ‘3 plus 1’ (2.48.32) and 3rd ‘Two Flat Tyres’ (2.49.32).

In the Ladies event Becky Robertson current World Quadrathlon Champion had an outstanding win (3.12.43) 20 minuets ahead of local athlete and Vet 50 Winner Alison Parritt (3.33.20) Our top BQA lady of the day Jacq Odgers took 3rd place (3.38.56). Well done to all competitors, great racing under blue Cornish skies .. a great final race to our 2019 season! Full Results Bude Quadrathlon Results 2019

BUDE WINNERS MALE
1st Overall/Senior Billy Butler 2.42.19
1st Vet 40 Ian Robertson 2.53.40
1st Vet 50 Paul Cottle 3.09.03
1st Vet 60 Michael Toomey 3.31.50

FEMALE
1st Overall/Senior Becky Robertson 3.12.43
1st Vet 50 Alison Parritt 3.33.20
1st Vet 40 Jacqie Smith 4.28.37

Special mention goes out to all our BQA MEMBERS .. Well Done Everyone!

Jacq and Pete ICE BATH time!

BQA MEMBERS
1st Senior Billy Butler 2.42.19
3rd Vet 50 Russell Breyer 3.27.09
4th Vet 50 Cliff Odgers 3.31.28
1st Vet 60 Michael Toomey 3.31.28
5th Vet 50 Peter Chappill 3.34.01
2nd Vet 60 John Kavanagh 3.35.36
2nd Vet 50 Jacq Odgers 3.38.56
7th Vet 50 Lance Ball 3.45.04
3rd Senior Siobhan Henn 4.22.56
10th Vet 50 Ian Collins 4.28.05
3rd Vet 50 Anne Collins 4.28.05

The Final National Trophy Standings All the Mens awards were depending on the race results in Bude, so there was a lot at stake on race day! Billy Butler had to win the race overall to knock Alan Cole of top spot, which he did moving Alan into 2nd place but still winning Vet 40 Age group prize. Good results from Cliff Odgers Vet 50 and Michael Toomey Vet 60 meant that they secured their age groups too. In the ladies event it was a little more clear cut after Shrewsbury, Helen Russell had already been crowned the overall women’s winner, with Elizabeth Angood taking Senior, Amanda Clements Vet 40, Jacqueline Odgers Vet 50 and Mary White Vet 60 

Congratulations to you all, some excellent performances and big improvements for may athletes this season long may it continue, enjoy your rest and recovery time and see you all again next season!

Final Trophy Results 2019 Final Results

NATIONAL TROPHY 2019 Champions

Billy Butler Overall
Alan Cole Vet 40
Cliff Odgers Vet 50
Mike Toomey Vet 60

Helen Russell Overall
Elizabeth Angood Senior
Amanda Clements Vet 40
Jacqueline Odgers Vet 50
Mary White Vet 60

The Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy ‘For Endeavor 2019’ was presented to Lance Ball
He has shown Enthusiasm & Commitment To Our Sport and have raced Quadrathlons for many years showing true dedication! He has encouraged many newcomers and been a big supporter of QuadKidz, and that’s not to mention the help you have given to fellow athletes during races!

A BIG THANK-YOU from BQA

 

Class World Cup Racing in Shrewsbury

We had a great day’s racing at the 7th Shrewsbury Quadrathon, it was given WQF World Cup Status a true testament to the Event organizers Phil Holden and SYTri. The Event as always sold out at the end of June with 23 males and 21 females entered! The weather this year was perfect, as always the race was brilliantly organized and the atmosphere buzzing! The racing was top class with PB’s and personnel triumphs from many first time Quadrathletes!

Our top GB athletes and age groupers were all looking for World Cup and BQA Trophy points, with World Cup leader Ferenc Csima coming over from Hungary in the hope of top points too!

Ferenc first out of the kayak
Ferenc first out of the kayak

In the men’s race it was a close battle to the finish. Together out of the swim in first was Steve King and Alan Cole in 5.01, with Ferenc a minuit down 6.01 and James Block 20 seconds later. Steve pulled away on the downstream leg of the kayak, but chasing him down was Ferenc and James. Ferenc moved into 1st place and James worked really hard to overtake Steve with James producing the fastest Kayak split of 20.14.

James with a quick exit

On the Bike Steve is redound for his fast times and he started to chase Ferenc down, Steve’s bike split was the fastest of the day 36.35 and this moved him back into first place.  So onto the run Steve knew he had his work cut out as Ferenc would do his best to chase him down! Ferenc ran the fastest split 18.59 but it wasn’t quite enough to catch Steve, he held on to first place winning in 1.24.31, Ferenc in 2nd 1.24.58 with James holding onto 3rd 1.29.33 with Alan producing another fast run split coming 4th in 1.29.33

Showing Great race Camaraderie on the podium!

Overall Male Winners

Winner Steve King

1st Steve King Vet 40 (1.24.31)
2nd Ferenc Csima Vet 50 (1.24.58)
3rd James Block Vet 50 (1.28.55)

There was lot of exciting racing going on just behind with BQA members all looking for valuable Trophy Points as all the Trophy prizes are still up for grabs! Pete Tindle was 6th having had a good race with Iain Wood in 7th producing some strong splits throughout taking the Vet 60 prize. Cliff Odgers secured the vet 50 prize racing well came 8th overall.

It was so good to see lots of solid performances from our 14, BQA Male Members, and so good to see them flying the flag for us … Thank-you we really appreciate your support and valuable membership!

Great Age Group Kayaking Cliff, Iain and John

4th Alan Cole (1.29.33) Vet 40 Winner
6th Pete Tindle (1.36.01)
7th Iain Wood (1.38.04)  Vet 60 Winner
8th Cliff Odgers ( 1.41.10) Vet 50 Winner
10th Russel Breyer (1.44.06)
11th Peter Chappill (1.44.45)
13th John Kavanagh (1.47.54)
14th Lance Ball (1.48.57)
15th Andrew Lawson (1.49.38)
17th Ian Collins (1.53.58)
18th John Redmond (1.56.38)
19th Jeff Chappill (1.58.52)
22nd John MacLeod (2.06.54)  Vet 70 Winner 
23rd David Jones (2.12.38)

James Block

Nicholas Mahony

Pete Tindall

Cliff Odgers

 

 

 

 

 

Special mention to Newcomers Nicholas Mahony winning 1st Open/Senior (1.30.34) and Jake Liversedge who took 1st U23 (1.45.04), we hope they enjoyed their first quadrathlon and hope to see them next season!

There was a fantastic turn out from the Ladies, with 21 competing 14 being BQA Members! Helen Russell was first out of the swim 6.43 with Jacqueline Davies hot on her heals 6.47, they both paddled strongly almost together most of the way, Helen just slightly ahead by 5 seconds 26.01. Helen was only just in the lead going onto the bike, Jacq had a slightly faster bike split by 6 seconds 43.07 … so it was all down to the run. Helen held onto the lead and took 1st place in 1.40.35 and she also secured the Overall BQA National Trophy for 2019.  Jacq raced into 2nd putting in a great new PB in 1.44.01. Mean while back from a broken collar bone Natalie Abbott was having a strong run and moved up to take 3rd, (1.48.35). There were some fantastic performances from all of the women, strong racing from the age groupers and plenty of big smiles and positive feedback from those newbies!

Jacq, Helen & Natalie

Overall Female Winners and BQA Womens Results

1st Helen Russell (1.40.35)  Vet 40 and Winner of the BQA National Trophy
2nd Jacqueline Davis (1.44.01)  Vet 50
3rd Natalie Abbott (1.48.35)
4th Helen Adams (1.53.19)  Vet 50  Winner 1st time she has completed 3 quads in the trophy Series!
5th Nicola Hamerton (1.53.19)
6th Mary White (1.56.46) Vet 60 Winner
7th Siobhan Henn (2.02.38) Open/senior Winner
9th Donna Chappill (2.04.40) a great PB for Donna!
11th Liz Angood (2.05.08)
12th Anne Collins (2.06.35)
15th Margaret Huyton (2.08.21)
16th Amanda Clemens (2.10.54) 1st time she has completed 3 quads in the trophy Series!
18th Caz Jones (2.21.14) and another 1st timer completing 3 quads in the trophy Series!
19th Emma Cronin (2.22.31)

Well done to 8th Victoria Iremonger (2.03.25) Vet 40 Winner

Mary Forever Young!

Anne Always Smiling!

A Very Happy Brenda!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True Supporters Team Lincsquad!

A great day out – though I must say its so hard on the sidelines, I would of been much happier in my Lycra, though I did enjoy cheering you all on in your kayaks!  However it was great to see how much everyone enjoyed being part of the Quadrathlon … I did feel very proud of all the Quadrathletes and BQA members, the feel good factor we portray is second to none, it such a friendly and inclusive sport to be part of we are so lucky to have such great supporters … thank you long may it continue!

Lance Ball

I also had great pleasure in presenting Lance Ball with the ‘The Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy’ 2019 For Endeavor. Lance has shown Enthusiasm & Commitment To Our Sport for many years showing true dedication! He has encouraged many newcomers and been a big supporter of QuadKidz, and that’s not to mention the help you have given to fellow athletes during races, which includes mending broken chains and punctures all within his own race!  He is a true ambassador for our sport … We Really Appreciate Your Efforts Lance THANK-YOU from BQA.

I also presented Ferenc Csima with the World Cup National Trophy  Congratulations to Hungary taking this New Trophy in its first year. A Big Thank you to all our GB athletes that raced in the World Cup races,  GB came in 2nd place just short of a few points especially in the under 23 and open categories … maybe next year?

Full Results here Shrewsbury Quad 2019 event-results

The BQA Trophy Results After 4 Races BQA trophy 2019

World Cup Results after 8 Races WQF world cup 2019

World Cup National Team Trophy WQF National trophy 2019

 

National Championships in the Sunshine at Box End!

Box End was blessed with beautiful weather for the National Quadrathlon Championships (3rd Trophy Race of the Season). As ever Mark and his Team ‘Quadrac Racing’ put on another excellent event, and looking at all the comments and photographs on our BQA Facebook page it was enjoyed by all the Quadrathletes that raced!  

Sadly due to difficult family circumstances at the moment ‘the fairyquadmother’ was unable to make it … but Jean was very pleased that plenty of you were sharing your passion and spreading her fairy dust in her absence … thank-you! X

If anyone does have time to do a race report or put together a few thoughts about the race you’d like to share please send me an email, this is open to our QuadKidz too, I’d love to here from you too and would love to put a QUADKIDZ REPORT on your Website page! malpasashleys@btinternet.com  

Thanks to Alan for his race report Alan Cole’s Blog/2019/box-end-quadrathlon-2019-british-championships  

This race was certainly Quadrathlon at its best and the leaders and age groupers certainly had their work cut out! It was a tough fight at the top with Billy Butler taking 1st by just 30 seconds from  Michael Mason in 2nd with Alan Cole in 3rd. Helen Russell won the Ladies race with Jacq Odgers in 2nd and newcomer Rachel Temple-Fry in 3rd.

Full results can be seen here  BOXEND Results 2019

These are our National Champions and runners up … well done to you all! As requested by the quadrathletes at the race we did a role down for the prizes.  

National Champions Male
1st Billy Butler Senior
2nd Michael Mason MV40
3rd Alan Cole MV40
4th/1st MV50 Ewan Cox
5th/2nd MV50 Kevin Blakey
8th/1st MV60 Michael Toomey
9th/1st MV40 Wayne Smith
10th/2nd MV60 Andrew Lawson
1st MU23 & 1st QuadKidz 13-15 Blake Mawson-Burren

National Champions Female
1st Helen Russell FV40
2nd Jacqueline Odgers FV50
3rd Rachel Temple-Fry Senior
4th/1st FV60 Mary White
6th/1st FV50 Gillian Melia
7th/2nd FV50 Elaine Palmer
8th/2nd FV60 Margaret Huyton
11th/1st FV40 Mandy Lewis

 

1st FU23/1st Quadkidz 13-15 Hermione Ball
2nd Quadkidz 13-15 Rebecca Lewis
1st QuadKidz 9-11 Willow Lewis

Congratulations to the 33 athletes that raced and to our 4 Quadkidz, the numbers at BoxEnd were down by a lot this year, the BQA chose this Sprint race to be National Championships in the hope the shorter distances may have  been more inclusive and encouraged a lot more athletes to enter, but sadly not. Speaking to race organizers this may put the race in jeopardy for the future it has been a lot of hard work and effort for such a small field, so lets do what we can to keep encouraging our friends and especially our youngsters to join our great sport! It was excellent to see 24 of the 33 athletes taking part were BQA Members so a huge thank-you to those for flying the flag!  

National Trophy standings after 3 races BQA trophy 2019

QuadKidz after 2 races BQA Quadkidz 2019

 

Box End BQA National Championships

Just over a week to go ….. Still time to send your Entries in for RACE 3 in the BQA National Trophy Plus the added bonus as its our NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Box End Sprint Quad & QuadKidz on 30th June.  

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.

2018 QuadKidz

It’s is our British National Championships so we need to give this race the backing it deserves. Excellent camping on site too the whole race takes place within the boundary of the Box End Water park, it really is a superb venue! 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!

 

 

BoxEnd Quadrathlon Be Inspired and get your Entries in NOW!!! 

BOX END ENTRY FORM 30 June 2019

Race Details

The Box End Quadrathlon BQA National Championships & Quadkids Race 2 – Sunday 30.06.19
The National Championship event is suitable for both experienced and novice athletes just wanting to start out in the sport.

Date: The event takes place on Sunday 30th June 2019.
Timing: Registration on Saturday 29.06.19 is open from 17.00 to 18.00 and on Sunday
30.06.19 registration opens 06.00 to 07.15. Competitors are encouraged to register on the
Saturday. Race briefing is at 07.45 in the transition area [compulsory to attend]
The race will start at 08.00.
Venue: Box End Park, Box End, Kempston, Bedford, Beds, MK43 8RQ Grid Ref: TL011485
Directions available from Box End Water Ski Park website: http://www.boxendpark.com/directions.php
EVENT DETAILS
The Quadrathlon – 750m open water swim  – 4.8km kayak [4 laps]  – 15km off-road bike course [3 laps] 
5km trail run 

Quadkids Race – 250m open water swim – 1.2km kayak (1 lap) – 5km off-road bike (1 lap) [1 lap] 2km distances can be reduced if necessary  for younger quadkidz.

Wet suits are advisable but not compulsory unless low water temperatures.
ENTRY FEES FOR QUAD
MINIMUM AGE : 14 Years
Individual Entry fee for BQA member £30
Individual Entry fee for non BQA member £35
On the day [at registration] £5 extra
Limited kayak hire (pre-booking essential) £5
Team for Quadrathlon £60
Quadkids £15


Facilities available: toilets, showers, changing areas, refreshments, camping, parking, bar, restaurant and café.
CAMPING – is available at Box End Park for all competitors. Caravans and campervan facilities available; apply directly to Box End – Telephone Number: 01234 846222, 07922 824678


Event Rules: The event will be run under the rules & guidelines set out by the British Quadrathlon & World Quadrathlon Association can be seen here – https://www.britishquadrathlon.org.uk/56-revision-v1/