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

2016 National Trophy Champions

Bude Awesome Foursome was a tough end to our 2016 National Trophy Series, the Overall Champions had been decided at the Fabian 4, but there were a few age groups to be finalized! The series has been made up of 5 races, with the Quadrathletes best 3 races into account (unless there was a draw and the 4th race would be counted)

The Brigg Bomber

Box End Sprint Quadrathlon

Shrewsbury Sprint Quadrathlon

Fabian 4 Mountain Challenge

The Awesome Foursome

FINAL TROPHY RESULTS  2016 Final Results

The BQA Perpetual Trophies and BQA kit vouchers are awarded to the Overall Winners, and the Age Groupers receive BQA kit vouchers. Provided each winner has done 3 races in the series, and must be a current BQA Member. Congratulations to our 2016 Winners!

MEN Overall Winner Perpetual Trophy Male Steve King

Vet 40 Male Phil Holden (role down as Steve King won Overall Trophy)

Vet 50 Male Russel Breyer

Vet 60 Male John Redmond

WOMEN Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Female Jean Ashley

U23 Female Louise Beedham

Vet 40 Female Jacqueline Davies

Vet 50/60 Female Mary White

The Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy awarded each year ‘For Endeavor’. This year it was given to Ned Price for his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon. He has been a BQA member for several years and had a brilliant year in 2015 winning our Vet 50 Trophy Series and finishing the season with his favorite Triathlon ‘The Sandman’ followed by the ‘Awesome Foursome’ and somehow in between managed to fit in the Epic Bolton Ironman! He went on to support the Winter Quad Training Sessions with John Kavanagh and has encouraged many athletes to set themselves challenges, in many sports! He has inspired his daughter Vicky to continue in his footsteps, she has just had a brilliant first Quad Season, completing 3 races and winning the ‘Senior National Championship’ Race in Bude. She shows true grit and determination, just like her Dad …. A true credit to ‘Ned and Helen Price’.

SEASON ROUND-UP

This season 80 males and 28 female athletes took part in the series, up on last year! 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 2016 BQA members, we really appreciate your memberships and love to see you all racing at as many races you can fit into your diary!

Thank You, the Quad Season is over for 2016, rest, revitalize and plan your 2017 Goals ….. We are putting together next years BQA calender and working with the WQF to finalize the World Series …. So watch this space ……….!

Jean Ashley

2015 National Trophy Champions

Bude Awesome Foursome was a perfect end to our 2015 National Trophy Series, with the last race of the series being the final decider for most of the prizes! The series has been made up of 6 races, but unfortunately The South Yorkshire Quad had to be cancelled so Trophy Points were taken from the 5 races below.

The Brigg Bomber

Box End Sprint Quadrathlon

Shrewsbury Sprint Quadrathlon

Fabian 4 Mountain Challenge

The Awesome Foursome

FINAL TROPHY RESULTS 2015 Final Results

The BQA Perpetual Trophies and BQA kit vouchers are awarded each year, provided each winner has done 3 races in the series, and must be a current BQA Member. Congratulations to our 2015 Winners!

For the first time ever we had 2 athletes with 340 points after 3 races, Adam Norfolk and Nigel Unwin. At the last race of the season Nigel had to win outright to get the 120 points he needed to equal Adam’s score, this he did, so we had to take the 4th race into account. This gave Nigel the advantage and so he took the 2015 BQA Trophy.

Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Male Nigel Unwin Runner up Adam Norfolk

Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Female Jean Ashley

Vet 40 Male Phil Holden

Vet 50 Male Ned Price (role down as Nigel Unwin won Overall Trophy)

Vet 60 Male John Kavanagh

The Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy awarded each year ‘For Endeavor’. This year it was given to John Kavanagh for his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon, after a good season last year he went on to organize Winter Quad Training for like minded athletes. He raced 4 of our races, but also went to the Long Course World Quad Champs in Hannover, and Won Gold and also the the World Middle Distance in Poland winning Silver. He has won the BQA Vet 60 Trophy and also the World (WQF) Gold Medal and Crystal Globe …… and just to top it all completed in the Bolton Ironman! Well Done John … an outstanding year!

2015 Round Up This season 74 males and 26 female athletes took part in the series, slightly down on last year. 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.  For the first time ever we have had to add another age group ‘Vet 60 male and female’, they now stand on their own with 4 males and 3 females racing this year! We could do with gaining a few more youngsters U23’s and also females, although we’ve had plenty of Women race this year, we haven’t had many do more than 1 or 2 races. 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 in both competing at these races. A Big THANK-YOU to all our quadrathletes and especially the 2015 BQA members, we really appreciate your memberships and continued support!

Thank You, the Quad Season is over for 2015, rest, revitalize and plan your 2016 Goals ….. you’ll come back refreshed and motivated and ready for Action in Olympic Year!

 

 

2014 National Trophy Champions

Once again Bude Awesome Foursome was a fitting end to our 2014 National Trophy Series, with the last race of the series being the final decider for most of the prizes! It has been made up of 5 races, unfortunately The Deeside Triathlon and the Fabian 4 had to be cancelled so Trophy Points were taken from the 5 races below.

The Brigg Bomber, South Yorkshire Quad, Box End Sprint Quadrathlon, Shrewsbury Sprint Quadrathlon, The Awesome Foursome

FINAL TROPHY RESULTS 2014 Final Trophy Results

This season 83 males and 30 female athletes took part in the series, slightly less men than last year but double the amount of females … Well Done The Girls! It was great to see plenty of first timers and some of them doing really well doing 3 or more of our races, special mention to John Redmond, Mary White and youngsters Will Jackson and Robert Jeffries all in their first year of Quadrathlon. Superb commitment from Phil Holden, John Kavanagh and Lance Ball who all did the whole Series, with Ian Smith, Nigel Unwin, Nicholas Price, Julian Brewer and John Ellwood all doing 4 races.

Another Special mention must go to Peter Chappill from Lincsquad who has also done all 5 races, 3 as an individual and the other 2 leading youngster Jack Gardner (partially sighted), and great achievement to Peter and to Jack who have gone from strength to strength this year and have done PB’s all round!

A fantastic season and a huge uptake in women and over 60’s, its looking like the over 60’s will stand in a catagory on their own next season, so long as we have 3 or more racing! The BQA hope everyone enjoyed their quad season and will be back for more challenges and races next year!

All 5 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 and for providing us with great races with the Aim to Keep our Small Friendly Sport ALIVE!

The BQA help to promote their races and supply the Race insurance so its vital we have YOUR support, we have had our largest membership to date, a big thanks to Lincsquad for hosting the World Championships this has made a huge difference, so a Big THANK-YOU to all our 2014 members for your support!

The BQA Perpetual Trophies (and BQA kit vouchers) are awarded each year, provided each winner has done 3 races in the series, and must be a current BQA Member. Congratulations to the 2014 Winners!

Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Male Ian Smith 

Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Female Jean Ashley

U23 Robert Jefferies

Vet 40 Male Phil Holden

Vet 50 Male Nigel Unwin (role down as Ian Smith won Overall Trophy)

Vet 50 Female Mary White (role down as Jean Ashley won Overall Trophy)

The Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy awarded each year ‘For Endeavor’
this year it was given to LINCSQUAD for hosting the 2014 World Championships, their enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon is Outstanding!

2013 National Trophy Champions

Once again Bude Awesome Foursome was a fitting end to our 2013 National Trophy Series, which has been made up of 6 races, unfortunately West Wight Quad had to be cancelled so Trophy Points were taken from the 5 races below.

◾The Brigg Bomber

◾Box End Quadrathlon

◾Shrewsbury Quadrathlon

◾Fabian4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Triathlon

◾The Awesome Foursome

This season 92 males and 16 female athletes took part in the series. It was great to see plenty of first timers and some of them doing really well, special mention to John Kavanagh in his first year of Quadrathlon, and to Adam Norfolk and Phil Holden who both started last year and have very well in their first full season! We hope everyone enjoyed their quad season and will be back for more next year!

We have been a little low on athletes joining the BQA this season, with only 18 members, but we do have 8 Race Organizers/Clubs affiliated to us, which we are very grateful to for their support, they provide us with the opportunity to race and enjoy our sport. All 5 of our Quad Races this year have been superbly organized by enthusiastic ‘Teams’ of like minded people and athletes, all enjoyed by the competitors with the aim to Keep our Small Friendly Sport ALIVE!

The BQA help to promote their races and supply the Race insurance so its vital we have YOUR support and memberships to keep these races going. So a Big THANK-YOU to all our 2013 members!

Trophies are awarded each year, provided each winner has done 3 races in the series, and must be a current BQA Member. Congratulations to the 2013 Winners

Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Male Ian Smith (First BQA Member)

Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Female Sharon Colley

Vet 40 Male Nigel Unwin

Vet 50 Male John Kavanagh (role down as Ian Smith won Overall Trophy)

Mark Pryor has been presented with the Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy awarded each year ‘For Endeavor’ given to an athlete showing his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon. Mark has been our Chairman for 3 years, he has raced, and organizes a Winter Quad Series and the Boxend Quadrathlon each year the BQA have been very grateful for all his hard work and commitment to the sport and he has more than earned ‘Eric’s Trophy’

A BIG THANK-YOU MARK …. and I hope your going to still help me out next year!

2013 Final Trophy Results

 

2012 National Trophy Champions

Bude Awesome Foursome was a fitting end to our 2012 National Trophy Series, a great race, well organised with a top quality field of athletes, and perfect race conditions due to the fantastic weather on Cornish coast!

This season 70 male and 20 female athletes took part in the series, it was great to see plenty of first timers, we hope they enjoyed their quad experiance and will be back for more next season! Trophies are awarded each year, provided each winner has done 3 races in the series, and must be a current BQA Member. Congratulations to the 2012 winners

Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy Male Mat Stevenson – Female Jean Ashley

Vet 40 Male Phil Binch – Vet 40 Female Alison Deykin

Vet 50 Male Peter Chappill

Juniors (U23) Tom Stead, and he was also presented with the Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy awarded each year ‘For Endeavor’ given to an athlete showing his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon.

Full National Trophy Results  2012 Trophy Results

 

2011 National Trophy Champions

Our National Trophy Series has come to an end for 2011, its been a great season with over 120 athletes taking part in the series, which consists of 5 races. Each event 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.

Perpetual Trophies go to our Overall Male and Female winners, and prizes for first Male and Female in each category, Juniors (u23), Seniors, 40+ and 50+
A big thank-you must also go to Thule our sponsors who provide us with Thule Vouchers for our worthy athletes.

Congratulations to the 2011 Winners.

Overall Male Steve Clark

Overall Female Alison Deykin

Vet 40 Mat Stephenson

Vet 50 Ian Smith

The Final Trophy Results 2011 Final Results

The BQA would like to Thank the Trophy Race organizers for their commitment and for affiliating their race to the BQA Series. We have 5 excellent races in our series, two of which have World Cup Status, we hope to have their continuing support next season. A big thank-you goes out to –

The BQA hopes all athletes who have raced in our Quadrathlons have enjoyed the challenge and no matter how fast or slow you are, you’ll be back for more next year … its a small sport with a big heart we look forward to seeing you in 2012 ….. Never stop the Adventure!