Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good recovery and your ready to kick start your 2023! Hears a few reasons why you should get these dates in your Race Calender ….. get your entries in and have a reason to start training, having a goal does wonders for your motivation, so start your training right now!
I am so pleased to announce the ‘The Brigg Bomber’ will be hosting the EUROPEAN Championships, and Shrewsbury Sprint will also be a WQR Race! Our Fabulous Race in gorgeous Bude , Cornwal ‘The Awesome Foursome’ will be our NATIONAL Championships!
Here is a Run Down of whats ahead!
BQA National Trophy Events for 2023
RACE 1 – 28th May – Brigg Bomber Quad – WORLD CUP & European Championships 1500m 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!
RACE 2 – 25th June – Dearne Valley Sprint Quad and QuadKidz – 800m 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!
RACE 3 – 3rd September – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad WORLD CUP – 500m river swim/4km 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!
RACE 4– 9th September – Awesome Foursome Quad National Championships – 800m 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!
RACE 5 – 1st September – Keyo Lincs Sprint Quad – 750m river swim/4km river kayak/19km road bike/5km road run.
Big Thanks to Lincsquad for adding this New Quadrathlon to our calendar last year! The course is flat, fast and ideal for both experienced quadrathletes and those wanting to race the shorter distance. It’s the final Trophy Race of the Season so lots of point to be had and a great way to finish the season.
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!
You must be a BQA 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 wouldn’t 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! BQA 2023 Membership Google Doc
BQA 2023 Trophy Series
28th May – Brigg Bomber
25th June – Dearne Valley Sprint & QuadKidz
3rd Sept – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad
9th Sept – Awesome Foursome Quad 1st Keyo Lincs Sprint Quad
Races supported by BQA (not Trophy Races)
20th May – Montgomery Canal Triathlon (Charity Event)
10th June – Norfolk SuperHeroes Quad
16th July – Deva Divas Ladies only Quad
WORLD CUP SERIES 2023
18 March – Terceira – Sprint (POR)
28 May Brigg – Middle (GBR) Middle European Championships
3 June – Hannover – Sprint (GER) Sprint European Championships
17 June – Kasposvar – Sprint (HUN)
24 June – Tyn – Sprint (CZE)
8 July – Bydgoszcz – Sprint (POL)
5 Aug – Nagyatád Gyékényes – Long (HUN) Long World Championships
26 Aug – Bohinj – Middle (SLO) (MTB)
2 Sept – Ratscher – Sprint (GER) Sprint World Championships
3 Sept – Shrewsbury – Sprint (GBR)
10 Sept – Tiszafüred – Middle (HUN) Middle World Championships
10 Sept – Cazalegas – Sprint (ESP)
More details on our EVENTS PAGE