Dear BQA Members and Affiliates ‘Our quadrathlon family’
I hope you are all fit and well and still able to keep up your daily hours exercise, I suppose we are quite lucky having 4 disciplines to choose from, so lots of muscle groups to work on!
We were all looking forward to a great season this year, when the European Championship’s would have kicked started the season in Brigg. In anticipation our membership numbers for 2020 were higher than normal. Sadly the World has changed and Covid-19 has stopped us all in our tracks.
Many races have been cancelled across the board, running, biking, kayaking, swimming, many triathlons and as we speak 4 Quadrathlons so far. (see under events – Race List). The BQA Quadrathlon events are organized by local promoters, and they will dictate the outcome of their race regarding Covid-19, following our Government Rules and taking advice from British Triathlon and British Canoeing. We ask for all BQA members and Quadrathletes to support our organizers and respect their decisions.
In light of the fact we will have a very disjointed season, the BQA have decided to carry over all our 2020 memberships and affiliations through to the end of the 2021. Getting back to normal may take some time, but we do hope there will be some opportunity to race before the end of the season.
As a quadrathlete look at what you’ve achieved in your training and racing so far, it has made us stronger physically and mentally and I have no doubt that when this storm is over, we will be back out there motivating and willing each other on …….. just like we always do! We are all on this journey together; we will come through this and be back even stronger!
Stay Safe, Be positive and I look forward to those Sunshine Days together again soon.
Jean Ashley on behalf of the ‘BQA Team’