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


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!