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 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

2017 National Trophy Champions

The Men’s National Trophy was wide open going into the last race of the season, Bude Awesome Foursome was going to be a very competitive race and places were fought right to the very end! The Overall Men’s winner and Vet 40 and 50 all depended on the Bude Results! The Ladies Champions had been decided at the Shrewsbury Quad along with the Male Vet 60. Well Done to all our BQA Quadrathletes that raced over this season, and we welcome many new members, especially all our first timers at the ‘Deva Divas’, and of course our ‘QuadKidz’ the athletes of the future!

Congratulations to our 2017 Winners, who showed commitment and raced well all season!

Full Trophy 2017 Results 17-b-trophy

MEN Overall Winner Perpetual Trophy Male Julian Brewer

Vet 40 Male Alan Cole 

Vet 50 Male Cliff Odgers (role down as Julian Brewer won Overall Trophy)

Vet 60 Male John Kavanagh

WOMEN Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Female Helen Russell

U23 Female Louise Beedham

Vet 40 Female Sallie Joseph (role down as Helen Russell won Overall Trophy)

Vet 50 Female Jean Ashley

Vet 60 Female Mary White

No prizes were awarded to Seniors or U23 Male athletes as no one had completed 3 races this year.

Team Otto at World Champs!

The Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy awarded each year ‘For Endeavor’. This year it was given to Gill Otto for her enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon.  She has been a BQA member for many years representing GB at the World Quadrathlon Championships in the Czech Republic 2008 along with her son ‘Quintan’ and daughter ‘Lucy’. Once Gill finished competing in Quads she channeled her energy into instigating the brilliant Shrewsbury Quadrathlon along side the Shrewsbury Tri, this race goes from strength to strength each year with Gill encouraging many new members to take up our sport. She has has been an inspiration to many especially those newcomers to our sport, she continues to motivate many especially at her canoe club. I am certainly looking forward to seeing Gill race again next year in the ladies only Deva Divas, where once again she’ll be encouraging her friends to train in preparation! Well Deserved Gill!

This season 59 males and 38 female athletes took part in the series, 10 less men than last year but 10 extra females! It was good to see plenty of first timers and great to see commitment from our BQA members, plenty of top class racing from our age groupers and elite athletes too. We’ve had plenty more Women race this year, and hopefully the increase in competitors will continue next year. The BQA hope everyone enjoyed their quad season and will be back for more challenges and races next year, please tell your friends and help spread the word!

All of our Quad Races this year have been superbly organized by enthusiastic ‘Teams’ of like minded people and athletes, all enjoyed by the competitors ! A Huge thank-you for their commitment, affiliation fees and for providing us with great races with the Aim to Keep our Small Friendly Sport ALIVE! The BQA help to promote these races and supply the Race insurance so its vital we have YOUR support! A Big THANK-YOU to all our quadrathletes and especially the 2017 BQA members, we really appreciate your memberships and love to see you all racing at as many races you can fit into your diary!

Jean Ashley


Julian Brewer

Julian Brewer

Helen Russell

Helen Russell

Alan Cole

Alan Cole

Cliff Odgers

Cliff Odgers

Jean Ashley

Jean Ashley

Mary White

Mary White

Trophy Points going into the last Sunset of the Season .. BUDE 2017!!!

Its been a great season for British and World Quadrathlon this year, our races have been buzzing and we’ve see plenty of athletes joining the ‘flock’! So lets hope there will be plenty of you at Bude for the last race of the season, where the overall Men’s Trophy and age group prizes will be decided!

The ladies have been racing hard this year and the numbers have been high, so the National trophy results were finalized at Shrewsbury … so come on chaps its your turn to get those valuable points at the Awesome Foursome in Bude 16th September, entries are still open!     The great thing about this race is its on a Saturday so plenty of time for sun, sand and surf too! Simon from Shoreline Activities, along with his family and friends from Bude, have been running this race for many years, they turn out year in year out always with big smiles and open arms to meet us all. Its great to support them, so make sure you get your entry in (Individual or Team) and lets keep this Great Race ALIVE… See you in Bude!

Applications on-line or by post. Postal application form attached.

2017 Awesome Foursome      shorelineactivities.co.uk/foursome.quadrathlo

 

 

Shrewsbury & Bude Final 2 Races in BQA Series!

I hope you all enjoying the summer, getting some good training in and enjoying being out in the elements, open water swimming, paddling nice rivers, and biking and running around the lanes and even hitting the trails! We have just 2 races left in the series this season, Shrewsbury and Bude. Hopefully your a lucky one who has one of the 50 places at Shrewsbury, which sold out in July. However there is one last race that is still open for entries –   Last but not least its our Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon in Bude, 16th September!  

This is one of our longest running established Quadrathlons in the country, in the lovely Cornish Town of Bude! This race draws me back each year and it never ceases to amaze me, I have raced it in all weathers but mainly blue bird skies …. it is always fun, exciting and challenging, such a great way to end the season! Starting in the sea, we swim along side the breakwater to a buoy where we turn and swim back, (sometimes body surfing) to the beach, where we run back towards the sea lock and jump in for a 2nd lap.

The bike leg is next and there’s plenty of hills on the way out, a scenic challenging ride on small lanes, with 3 tough hills followed by a very fast speedy downhill back to the town. The third discipline is the kayak paddling in the historic canal, several laps with lots of encouragement from spectators and also the ducks! Finally the run is back down the canal tow path, and then up and over the hill to run back along the coastal path, and if you’ve got time make sure you take in the amazing coastal views!

The great thing about this race is its on a Saturday so plenty of time for sun, sand and surf too! Simon from Shoreline Activities, along with his family and friends from Bude, have been running this race for many years, they turn out year in year out always with big smiles and open arms to meet us all. Its great to support them, so make sure you get your entry in (Individual or Team) and lets keep this Great Race ALIVE!

The National Trophy Prizes will be awarded to BQA Members at the Prize Giving also.

Applications on-line or by post. Postal application form attached.

2017 Awesome Foursome

 

2017 BQA Standings after Race 3

The Race is certainly on in the Men’s National Trophy Series after 3 races its still wide open! At the moment Cliff Odgers is in the lead, closely followed by John Kavanagh and Andrew Lawson. Lance Ball is leading Vet 40, Cliff Vet 50 (roll down Andrew Lawson) and John Kavanagh Vet 60. There are several athletes that could certainly change the standings if they do the last 2 races! Chasing the leaders are Julian Brewer, after a strong win at Box End, Phil Holden, Pete Chappill and Nigel Leeson … so the race is on!

The Ladies Trophy has already been decided as Helen Russell has won 3/3 with only 2 races left no one can match her score. Vet 40 will role down to Sallie Joseph, Vet 50 Jean Ashley and Vet 60 Mary White. But I never like to think its over until the last race, but it in the ladies event it might just be!

Shrewsbury Quadrathlon is now full so if you need vital points and you’ve not entered make sure you take a trip to Bude and enter the Awesome Foursome … as ever it will live up to its name!

 

 

2017 World Cup Success at Brilliant Box End

World Cup Success for Europeans, GB athletes and for all Quadrathletes accross the age groups 11yrs to 67yrs!!

A Big Thanks to Mark Pryor and his Quadrac Team for organizing a brilliant World Cup Race at Box End Water Park. We woke up to blue skies and warm sunshine, though a bit breezy, it was ideal race conditions as the ground was dry and hard for the off road bike and run section.

It was a good turnout, and great to see top class athletes from Europe and GB sharing the same race course as the junior ‘QuadKidz’! We had lots of first timers and as always our regular BQA athletes which are the back bone of our great sport!

We had 2 athletes from Europe ‘Tom Svobod’ (CZ) and ‘Ricardo Novel’ (ESP), they came over for vital world cup points and left a great impression on our top athletes, both having outstanding races. Tom had very fast swim (08:10) coming in 2 and half minutes ahead of Helen Russell (10.41). Over a minute later there was a group of top age groupers, Nigel Leeson, John Kavanagh, Jacqueline Davis, Cliff Odgers John Durrant, Ricardo and U23 Billy Fadden, this made it a very hectic transition heading out onto the kayak session.

Tom was well ahead, and although he hasn’t been kayaking very long he made his borrowed stable K1 fly through the water doing the 2nd fastest kayak split (26:38). Ricardo soon pulled away from the others showing us how strong he is in the kayak producing the fastest time (26.02). It was 4 laps, a headwind  down, tailwind back, but very choppy across the top, this lead to quite a few capsizes, but all got back in with a smile! The good kayakers showed their skills coping with the wind and waves and moved up the field, newcomer Ewan Cox put in a fast time (27.05) with John Kavanagh (29.40). the next fastest were the ladies newcomer Alice Clarkson (30.23) and Jean Ashley (30.32). During the 4 laps the race started to unfold with Tom still in the lead going onto the bike, Ricardo 2nd. After a few minutes the next lot of athletes went out onto the bike, there was certainly going to be a battle for the top places as they were all very close. John K.  Cliff O. John D. (despite his capsizes) Ewan C. Nigel L. were all going to have to work very hard to hold there positions on the bike!

The bike was cross country 3 laps (5km laps), hard fast grass, flat at first and then undulating, with a short sharp hill and some long slopes up and down. It made a real interesting challenge and proved to be ideal for cross bikes. Tom kept his lead and was the fastest (35.44) Ricardo working hard but making no ground on Tom remained 2nd. Meanwhile places were being challenged as newcomer Nick Farnell moved up the field with the 2nd fastest split (39.32) and Julian Brewer (42.53) both moved past the others to start looking for that 3rd podium place! Young U23 Billy was also making up great time until a major mechanical stopped him, he had to run back to transition pushing his bike.

Nothing could stop Tom on the run, as he headed out for 1 5km lap of the bike course, again the fastest run (18.16) he went on to a clear win in 1.30.32. Ricardo also ran very well (21.38) to finish 2nd 1.41.01. Russel B. remained strong and took 3rd place, (1.52.20) this was a great achievement for Russel our first GB Athlete home and his first World Cup podium place! Nick F. came 4th (1.53.02) with young Billy having the 2nd fastest run of the day (20.34) to take 5th   (1.53.16) just beating John D. to 6th (1.53.24).

In the ladies race Helen Russell was 1st out of the swim with Jacqueline Davis a minute behind. Helen just stayed ahead in the kayak, with Jean Ashley paddling well to overtake Jacqueline moving into 2nd place. Helen went out onto the bike just 15 seconds ahead of Jean, but with Helen’s biking strength she stayed in the lead. Jean peddling a cross bike for the first time held 2nd place, with Jacq working hard to try and catch her. Meanwhile Mary White our amazing Vet 60 started to catch up as she put in the 2nd fastest ladies bike split! Helen ran well to take the win (1.56.53.). Jean was pushing as hard as she could on the run, as she was being chased down by newcomer Alice Clarkson. Alice overtook Jean on the final run in and I’m really pleased to say she’s now a Quadrathlon Convert and we will be most certainly be seeing her again! Alice 2nd (2.01.30) Jean 3rd (2.01.59) Jacq held onto 4th (2.06.27) and Mary 5th (2.07.20).

As ever race day isn’t only about the winners, it was so good to see lots of ‘first timers’ enjoying the challenge, especially new ladies smiling all the way! Throughout the whole race there was constant encouragement shared between athletes, friendly banter and certainly plenty of Feel Good Factor and Quadrathlon Passion being shared. Great to see clubs ‘Lincsquad’ and ‘MADCC’ supporting this race on mass!

I want to say a Big Thank-you to Mark Pryor for sticking by me and putting on the 2nd ‘QuadKidz’ race of the 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! Plenty of us cheered them along as we raced, they certainly had to dig deep at times, but they and they all finished, with a smile and a huge sense of Achievement!

So good to see them out there, we are all proud of you …. And lets watch Quadkidz grow and grow, exciting times ahead for our juniors!

Results MENS

1st Tom Svoboda (CZ) – 1.30.32

2nd Ricardo Noval (ESP) – 1.41.01

3rd Julian Brewer (Vet 50) – 1.52.20

Vet 40 John Durrant – 1.53.24

Vet 50 (roll down) Nick Farnell – 1.53.02

Vet 60 John Kavanagh – 2.03.55

U23 Billy Fadden – 1.53.16

LADIES

1st Helen Russell (Vet 40) – 1.56.53

2nd Alice Mary Moore Clarkson – 2.01.30

3rd Jean Ashley (Vet 50) – 2.01.59

Vet 40 (roll down) Sallie Joseph – 2.20.30

Vet 50 (roll down) Jacqueline Davies – 2.06.27

Vet 60 Mary White – 2.07.20

U23 Louise Beedham – 2.45.01

Full Results Quadrathlon Box End 2017_07_02

QuadKidz

1st Max Underwood-Frost (14yrs)  – 48.56

2nd Ewan Joseph (12yrs)  – 56.41

3rd Hermione Ball (11yrs)  – 1.19.53

4th Henry Joseph (11yrs) 1.33.20

Once again a Big Thank-you to Mark Pryor, Quadrac Racing Team, marshals, all helpers and Box End Water Park for giving us this great race, they certainly did British Quadrathlon Proud by organizing this event, so thanks again Mark and Jill! Also thanks to Phil Holden for bringing his ‘Mobile Podium’ really added that special touch to the prize giving … Thanks!! 

It’s very good of the WQF to give us 2 World Cup races in the year, and we hope our European Athletes enjoyed our race and hospitality please spread the news and come back again!

Also a big thank-you to all YOU Quadrathletes that supported the race too, hope you had a great day, you chased your goals, loved the experience ….  and you’ll be back for more next year!

Congratulations to all our other BQA Members that raced!

MENS – 9th Nigel Leeson – 1.55.53

10th Cliff Odgers – 1.58.45

11th Russell Breyer – 2.00.30

13th Peter Chappill – 2.04.22

15th Ken Lovett – 2.07.38

16th Michael Toomey – 2.07.46

17th Lance Ball – 2.09.14

LADIES – 8th Margaret Huyton – 2.26.08

9th Donna Chappill – 2.27.57

10th Mandy Greenaway – 2.28.10

 

 

2017 GB World Cup ‘Box End’ & Quadkidz!

World Cup Action! All of you that raced individually at the Brigg Bomber will have World Cup Race points … its a GREAT feeling! If your Inspired and want more come to Box End Sprint Quad – 2nd July ….. there are more World Cup Points to be gained!

We now have an official ‘Quadkidz’ Race SWIM 350m – KAYAK1.2km (1lap) – BIKE 5km (1 lap) – RUN 2km (lower lap of Bike Course) Please use the entry form below, but state clearly ‘YOUTH ENTRY agreed with Mark Pryor – discount rate £20. 

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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 second 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!

Don’t Miss this Great Race and enjoy the venue  with a lovely weekend of camping too!

Options open for Junior Entries but contact Mark Pryor for more information- markquadman@gmail.com

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More information  Quadrac Racing

2017 BQA National Trophy Points

We have just seen the 2nd Quadrathlon in our National Trophy Series … and we have 7 athletes that have competed in the first 2 races, 3 male and 4 female. Cliff Odgers (Frome/BQA) is in 1st, John Kavanagh MADCC/BQA  2nd and Andrew Lawson (Lincsquad) 3rd.

In the ladies event we have Helen Russell (WorcesterCC/BQA) in 1st, Jean Ashley (Chester Tri/BQA) 2nd and Jacqueline Davies (Frome/BQA) in 3rd and Sallie Joseph (Lincsquad in 4th)

Race 3 is Box End … make sure you enter … plenty of BQA points to be taken and also WQF points, so you will have a British ranking and a World ranking if you compete! What an amazing sport we take part in … Be Part of the Quadrathlon Family! 

Just to remind you all The BQA runs a National Trophy Series of 5 events which contributes points towards finding a National Champion, with the best three results for each individual to count. 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), V40+ V50+. V60+ V70+ (Role down if the overall winner is an age group athlete)
Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy awarded each year ‘For Endeavor’ given to an athlete showing his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon.