Are You Ready … The Quad Season is Fast Approaching!

Take a look at what the 2022 Quadrathlon Season has in store for you. So enter your races now, having a goal does wonders for your motivation, kick start your training right now! Be Ready?

Here is a reminder of our BQA races we have in our calender so far, get your entries in and have a reason to start training. 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 racing this year! The Brigg Bomber’ & Bude ‘Awesome Foursome’ will both be World Cup Races. Our National Championships is  Shrewsbury Sprint Quad.

29 May 2022 Brigg Bomber – MIDDLE BQA Trophy 1 WORLD CUP plus New SPRINT                                      Entries OPEN Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon

The Keyo Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon – Middle Distance Race starts our season off, with an extremely well organized race by our Top Quadrathlon Club ‘Lincsquad’ a fast flat safe course, which consists of a 1.5k river swim, 32k bike, 7k kayak & 10k run. It is in the World Cup Race Series for 2022 so certainly not to be missed!

Plus NEW for this Year ….The Keyo Brigg Bomber Sprint distance Quadrathlon this consists of a 750m swim in the river Ancholme followed by a 4km Kayak, 19km road cycle and finishing with a 5km road run. The course is flat, fast and ideal for both experienced quadrathletes and those wanting to race the shorter distance.  Lincsquad will certainly pull out all the stops to make this a brilliant day!

19th June 2022 Dearne Valley Quad & QuadKidz BQA Trophy 2 Quadkidz                                                        Entries OPEN Dearne Valley Quad

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! PLEASE NOTE 2022 BQA members can use the MWBC discount option.

Sprint: 800m Swim, 15k Bike, 4k Paddle, 5k Run – Start Time 9.30am Price £29.99
Quadkidz (ages 9 to 12):100m Swim, 2k Bike 400m paddle, 2km – Run Start Time 8.30 Price £11.99
Quadkidz (ages 13 to 15):200m Swim, 4km Bike, 800m paddle, 2km – Run Start Time 8.30 Price £11.99
Quadkidz (ages 16-18):800m Swim 15k Bike 4k paddle, 5k Run – Start Time 9.30am Price £11.99

NEW EVENT – 16 July 2022 Manvers Team Event

‘Team Manvers’ have just announced a New Event and they have the full support of the BQA …. it will be our first ever TEAM QUADRATHLON! It will take place at Manvers Waterfront Boat Club, the home of the Dearne Valley Sprint Quad (held on 19th June). This exciting new event will be for TEAMS only of either 2,3 or 4. The distances are  Swim 1600m (2 laps) – Road Bike 40km (2 laps) – Kayak 7km (7 laps) – Run10km (2 laps)

The Race will start at 2.00pm  on Saturday afternoon and we hope for a beautiful sunset finish over the lake, followed by a Team Manvers BBQ for competitors and all involved! You will be able to Camp overnight and if you fancy you’ll be able to join the Open Water swim session on Sunday Morning too! This, I have no doubt will be a great fun event, and something a bit different we hope to entice more people to our sport and encourage team spirit along the way! We are still finalizing a few details and working on the entry criteria so more details to follow shortly!

4 September 2022 Shrewsbury Sprint Quad – BQA Trophy 3 National Championships                                    Entries OPEN  Shrewsbury Quadrathlon

This race just keeps getting stronger and stronger, and is well worthy of its National Championship 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!  

17 September 2022 The Awesome Foursome Bude – BQA Trophy 4 WORLD CUP                                              Entries OPEN Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon

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!  

Plus NEW for this Year 25 September 2022 Keyo Brigg Sprint Brigg BQA Trophy 5

The Keyo Brigg Bomber Sprint distance Quadrathlon this consists of a 750m swim in the Ancholme Pool or River Ancholme followed by a 4km Kayak, 19km road cycle and finishing with a 5km road run. The course is flat, fast and ideal for both experienced quadrathletes, its the Final Trophy Race of the Season, so lots of vital points to be won! BQA Trophies and Age Group Prizes will be awarded… an exciting end to the season!  More Details and Entries will be open soon.

Races supported by BQA (not Trophy Races)

7th May – Montgomery Canal Triathlon (Charity Event)

18th June – Norfolk SuperHeroes Quad 

11th July – Deva Divas Ladies Quad