‘LincsQuadKidz’ & Beginners Training Camp

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

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

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

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

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

Some photos of last years camp!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘BQA QuadKidz’ Event Sunday 17th June 2018  The Second Race of the ‘BQA QuadKidz 2018 National Series. and a first ever QuadKidz race for Lincsquad, no doubt this will live up to their top class race organization! Certainly a weekend not to be missed!
Race Start: 1 pm – Cost: £12

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

 

QuadKidz Are you Ready? 2018 Race Series

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

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

Overall Winner Alanna Baron

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

Entries and Information Dearne-Valley-Quad- QuadKidz

 

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

2017 Camp

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

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

‘BQA QuadKidz’ Event Sunday 17th June 2018  The Second Race of the ‘BQA QuadKidz 2018 National Series. and a first ever QuadKidz race for Lincsquad, no doubt this will live up to their top class race organization! Certainly a weekend not to be missed!
Race Start: 1 pm – Cost: £12

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

 

2017 QuadKidz Champions

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

More details to follow Box End

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

 

European Sprints & Azores Training Camp 2018

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

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

Followed by The Azores 2018 Quadrathlon Training Camp.

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

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

Bike training around the Island
Team Run up the Volcano

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Entries Open for Dearne Valley Sprint and Quadkidz Race 2018

Organizer Mark Benton has confirmed Details and Entries Open for Dearne Valley Sprint Quad and QuadKidz Races on 10th June. This race takes place around the Manvers Waterpark and its surrounding area, and for the QuadKidz all the racing takes place within this lovely Waterpark. The aim is to deliver, a Quadrathon where people from all walks of life can participate. Mark Benton (organizer) quotes ‘All that we ask is that you enjoy your training towards it and feel a great sense of achievement afterwards’.

The Junior Quadrathlon will run along side the sprint event, once again the BQA are very excited to be supporting ‘QuadKidz’ this will be the first Quadrathlon in the 2018 series for our youngsters. There are  various distances for the 3 age groups. (9-12) (13-16) and (16-18)

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

Entries and Information Dearne-Valley-Quad- QuadKidz

National Trophy Hall of Fame

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

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

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

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

 

Steve King 2007, 16
Julian Brewer 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Female Champions 2005 – 2017

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Hatlif Memorial Trophy 2009 – 2017

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

Ready to Be Motivated 2018 Race Season!

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

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

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

BQA National Trophy Events for 2018

RACE 1 – 27th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – World Cup – A superb race to start the season, extremely well organized by our Top Quadrathlon Club ‘Lincsquad’ a fast flat and safe course, its the British National Championships and World Cup race so lots of points! Just to top it off they have an excellent T- shirt Tour of the Brigg Pubs to celebrate … certainly not to be missed!! Entries OPEN 

Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon

RACE 2 – 10th June – Dearne Valley Sprint Quad – This race takes place around the Manvers Waterpark and its surrounding area, all the racing takes place within this lovely venue. The aim is to deliver, a Quadrathon where people from all walks of life can participate. Mark Benton (organizer) quotes ‘All that we ask is that you enjoy your training towards it and feel a great sense of achievement afterwards’. The Junior Quadrathlon will run along side the sprint event, the first ‘QuadKidz’ race of the season, with various distances for the 3 age groups … it will be time for our Quadkidz to Shine! Entries open soon.

Dearne Valley Quadrathlon

RACE 3 – 15th July – Box End Sprint Quad – World Cup Race – A very well established and superbly organized by Quadrac racing, the whole event held within the Box End Waterpark. It’s ideal for youngsters, beginners as it’s a sprint distance and support crews can see the whole race from the lovely lake side café. It’s the  third time it has been give World Cup Status so we need to give this race the backing it deserves. Excellent camping on site too …. And you can even try your hand at wake boarding! After a successful Quadkidz race last year the second Quadkidz Race of the junior series will take part at the same time as the Open Race! Entries open soon.

BoxEnd Quadrathlon

RACE 4 – 2nd September – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad – This race just keeps getting stronger and stronger, an excellent fast, flat sprint race, running on the back of a very popular Triathlon. A great day out with a superb race atmosphere, with lots of support especially on the 3 lap run course around the Showground! A real ‘feel good friendly race’ instigated and organized by one of our very passionate quadrathletes along with SYTri … one not to be missed! Entries OPEN 1st January 2018

Shrewsbury Quadrathlon

RACE 5 – 9th September – Fabian4 Conwy Mountain Triathlon– The long-awaited Fabian4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge is back for 2018. Last year’s event (2016) was the best yet, & here at Fabian4, we’re already working hard to make sure that next year’s is even better! Where else can you find a well-organised, non-commercial, realistically-priced, serious sea to summit adventure, much of it taking place in Snowdonia National Park. All the profits will be donated, as always, to the Snowdonia Society. Take advantage of the very early bird rate & enter ASAP. What a great Christmas present for your like-minded friends Entries OPEN 

Fabian4 Conwy Mountain Triathlon

RACE 6 – 16th September – National Championships- Awesome Foursome Quad – This is one of our longest running established Quadrathlons, in beautiful Cornwall in the surfing town of Bude. It never ceases to amaze me, I have raced it in all weathers …. it is always a brilliant exciting and challenging race and a great end the race season! Swimming in the sea, there’s plenty of hills on the bike, a historic canal for the kayak and amazing coastal views on the run! It’s one of those addictive races that keeps drawing you back. The race is on a Saturday so plenty of time for sun, sand and surf too! Entries OPEN

All links to these races are on our ‘events’ page. I hope I have tempted you …. keep you eye on the events page as some race organizers may offer early bird race discounts!

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

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

New Trisuits for 2018

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

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

 

2018 World and European Championships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

New Adventures Await – 2018 Are You Ready?

I’m sure most of you will have time to wear your lycra, and get out for a swim, kayak, bike or run over the festive holidays! Like all the athletes I know, we like to get out in the fresh air for some fun on the trails, or a blast on the river ….. leaving room for more Christmas cake and mulled wine! It’s what makes most of us tick ….. and besides, I bet we will all want to test out our new Christmas toys, with 4 disciplines to master, there’s always something to try out, even if its only new socks!

Over Christmas we might not all have Abs as good as this, but I’m sure once you get your Race plan sorted, and training underway they will soon be well defined!

I hope you are all starting to plan your Race Calender and have lots of goals and challenges lined up for 2018!  Get your entries in early and have a reason to start training. Having entered your races it  does wonders for your motivation, having something to work for, kick start your training right now! Plenty of our races have opened their entries, and we’ve even had the 2nd Deva Divas (ladies only) Quad sold out, with an amazing 50 women now on the start line! Take a look at our 2018 races on our ‘events’ page!

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 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. 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

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 – National Championships/World Cup – A superb race to start the season, extremely well organized by our Top Quadrathlon Club ‘Lincsquad’ a fast flat and safe course, its the British National Championships and World Cup race so lots of points! Just to top it off they have an excellent T- shirt Tour of the Brigg Pubs to celebrate … certainly not to be missed!! Entries OPEN 

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 – Awesome Foursome Quad – National Championships – This is one of our longest running established Quadrathlons, in beautiful Cornwall in the surfing town of Bude. It never ceases to amaze me, I have raced it in all weathers …. it is always a brilliant exciting and challenging race and a great end the race season! Swimming in the sea, there’s plenty of hills on the bike, a historic canal for the kayak and amazing coastal views on the run! It’s one of those addictive races that keeps drawing you back. The race is on a Saturday so plenty of time for sun, sand and surf too! Entries OPEN

All links to these races are on our ‘events’ page. I hope I have tempted you …. keep you eye on the events page as some race organizers may offer early bird race discounts!

2018 Fabian4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge

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

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

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

See event website for last years Results, Report & Photos

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

Ellie & Adrian
www.map17events.org.uk

2018 Membership Open

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

 Membership Price Structure Membership Form 2018

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

Race Affiliation

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

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

QuadKidz

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

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