So lets hope your New year has started well and lets hope you’ve got these dates in your Race Plan for 2020! Here is a reminder of our BQA races, get your entries in and have a reason to start training. Having a goal does wonders for your motivation, kick start your training right now! Once again a BIG THANK-YOU to our Race Organizers who affiliate to the BQA and put these events on for us year in year out, we appreciate your time and commitment and we look forward to another great Quadrathlon Season!
‘The Brigg Bomber’ will be hosting the EUROPEAN Championships, and that Bude ‘Awesome Foursome’ will be our NATIONAL Championships!
RACE 1 – 24th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – European Championships 1500km river swim/8km river kayak/40km road bike/10km road run.
A superb race to start the season, extremely well organized by our Top Quadrathlon Club ‘Lincsquad’ a fast flat and safe course, its the European Championships so certainly not to be missed, Lincsquad will certainly pull out all the stops to make this a brilliant day! Entries OPEN Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon
RACE 2 – 14th June – Dearne Valley Sprint Quad and QuadKidz – 800km lake swim/4.4km lake kayak/13.2km X/MT bike/5km trail run.
This race takes place around the Manvers Waterpark and its surrounding area, all the racing takes place within this lovely venue, this race gets better each year! 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, with various distances for the 3 age groups … it will be time for our Quadkidz to Shine! Entries OPEN Dearne Valley Quadrathlon PLEASE NOTE 2020 BQA members can use the MWBC discount option.
RACE 3 – 5th July – Box End Sprint Quad – National Championships and QuadKidz 750km lake swim/4.4km lake kayak/13.2km X/MT bike/5km XC run.
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 with excellent camping on site too. The Quadkidz Race will take part at the same time as the Open Race! Entries open soon BoxEnd Quadrathlon
RACE 4 – 6th September – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad – 550km river swim/5km river kayak/23 road bike/5km run.
This race just keeps getting stronger and stronger, and is well worthy of its World Cup Status! 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 (and selling out fast) Shrewsbury Quadrathlon
RACE 5 – 12th September – Awesome Foursome Quad National Championships – 800km sea swim/30km road bike/10km canal kayak/10km road run.
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 Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon
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 2020 Trophy Series
24th May – Brigg Bomber
14th June – Dearne Valley Sprint
5th July – Box End Sprint
6th Sept – Shrewsbury Sprint
12th Sept – Awesome Foursome Quad
QuadKidz 2020 Series
14th June Dearne Valley QuadKidz
5th June BoxEnd QuadKidz
27th/27th June Date to be Confirmed Lincs QuadKidz Event
Races supported by BQA (not Trophy Races)
2nd May – Montgomery Canal Triathlon (Charity Event)
22nd June – Norfolk SuperHeroes Quad
12th July – Deva Divas Ladies Quad
20th September – Conwy Mountain Challenge Duathlon
If your looking to do some races in Europe these are the WORLD CUP RACES 2020
26.4.2020 Quadrathlon Terceira (POR, Sprint)
24.05.2020 Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon (GBR, European Champs Middle)
13.06.2020 Quadrathlon Křetinka (CZE, Sprint)
20.06.2020 Quadrathlon Týn nad Vltavou (CZE, World Champs Middle)
27.06.2020 ExtremeMan Kaposvár (HUN, European Champs Sprint)
05.07.2020 Bydgoszcz Quadrathlon (POL, Sprint)
15.08.2020 Quadrathlon water soup (GER, Sprint)
22.08.2020 Quadrathlon Oslo (NOR, Sprint)
05.09.2020 Bergsee Quadrathlon Ratscher (GER, World Champs Sprint)
13.09.2020 Tiszafüred Quadrathlon (HUN, Middle)
26.09.2020 Quadrathlon Cazalegas (ESP, Sprint)