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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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