Next Quad Race of the Season Dearne Valley Sprint Quad & QuadKidz 2023

BQA National Trophy RACE 2 – 25th June – Dearne Valley Sprint Quad & QuadKidz – This race takes place around the Manvers Waterpark and its surrounding area, all the racing takes place within this lovely venue. 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, the first ‘QuadKidz’ race of the season, with various distances for the 3 age groups … it will be time for our Quadkidz to Shine! 

​Team Manvers are offering training sessions through 2023 at the lake please see details below ‘Introduction to Quadrathlon – Training Days. If you are worried about any part of the event then please join us on one or more of these training days.

Sprint Quadrathon – Swim, Bike, Paddle and Run

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

​Showers, changing rooms available, on site café. Commemorative medal to all finishers. Limited number of kayaks available to use/hire

Enter Race – ENTER Dearne-valley-triathlon-quadrathon-2023


Introduction to Quadrathlon – Training Days

There are 10 Introduction to Quadrathlon Days through out the year – No experience is needed, and they are suitable for all standards. Come along and try Quadrathlon, we have plenty of  Helpers and Coaches who are very motivating and will be available to give you advice.

Summer (May to October) – Swim 8am, Ergo 9am, Paddle 10am, Bike 11.30am Run 12.30am

Winter (November to April) -Ergo 9am, Paddle 10am, Bike 11.30am Run 12.30am

Non Members Welcome – £5 Adults £3 Children – to include use of kayak, BA, Paddle and swim wetsuit. You will need to bring a gravel, hybrid or mountain bike (we may be able to loan you a bike) and running shoes, change of clothes etc. Open to all – suitable for all ages. Hot showers and cafe on site. Suitable for aspiring Quadkidz.

You will need to book a Space on the Training Day follow link below                                             Introduction-to-quadrathlon-new-and-nervous


Manvers Waterfront Boat Club are ready to Welcome you!
The Lake was created in the 1990’s as part of the remediation works following the closure of the Wath Main & Manvers Main colliery complex and associated railway yards. In addition to its amenity & recreational value, the lake also serves a functional purpose as a balancing lake forming part of a sustainable urban drainage scheme for the surrounding residential and industrial developments.

Manvers Waterfront Boat Club was formed in 2011 and is based at Manvers Lake near Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire. The club has the use of a purpose built boathouse which is owned and operated by Manvers Lake & Dearne Valley Trust Ltd, a charitable company formed in 2011 to look after the lake and surrounding area.

Since its formation the club has grown rapidly to its current size of over 600 members participating in a wide range of activities. The club currently has sections dedicated to paddlesports (canoeing and kayaking), triathlon, running, angling, open water swimming, windsurfing and model boating. The lake is also regularly used by our partners such as Dearne Valley College and other affiliated organisations.

Rescheduled Box End Sprint Quad

Due to Covid -19 Box End Sprint Quad has been Rescheduled 20th September (depending on Government Guidelines) – 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. There is excellent camping on site too the whole race takes place within the boundary of the Box End Water park, it really is a superb venue!

Running along side the Sprint Quad will be Race 3 the final Quadkidz race on the season, so our youngsters will be presented with the Series Winners Prizes (all those who have raced all 3 QuadKidz races 2020).

2020 BOX END ENTRY FORM  Be Inspired and get your Entries in NOW!!! 

Race Details – The Box End Quadrathlon BQA & Quadkids Race 3 – Sunday 5.07.20

 Registration [in main building] on Saturday 4th.July 20 is open from 17.00 to 18.00 competitors are encouraged to register on the Saturday if possible.
 Sunday 5th July 2020 registration will be open from 06.00 to 07.15.
 Race briefing is at 07.45 in the transition area [compulsory to attend]
 The race will start at 08.00
Race information will be emailed but can also be found on our website:
Venue: Box End Park, Box End, Kempston, Bedford, Beds, MK43 8RQ Grid Ref: TL011485

Directions available from Box End Water Ski Park website:
Event Details
Quadrathlon Race
750m open water swim – 4.8km kayak [4 laps] – 15km off-road bike course [3 laps] – 5km trail run [1 lap] 

QuadKidz Race                                                                                250m open water swim – 1.2km kayak (1 lap) – 5km off-road bike    (1 lap) – 2km trail run

Wetsuits are advisable but not compulsory unless low water temperatures.
Entry Fees
Individual Entry fee for BQA member £30
Additional fee for non BQA member – £5 (Pay on day)
On the day registration (At reception) – £5 extra
Team for Quadrathlon – £60
Quadkids – £15

Hermione Ball Series Winner 2019

Facilities available –  Camping, toilets, showers, changing areas, refreshments, parking, bar, restaurant and café.
If camping contact Box End directly pre booking and payment is mandatory – Telephone Number: 01234 846222, or email

Event Rules –  The event will be run under the rules & guidelines set out by the British Quadrathlon & World Quadrathlon Association can be seen here –

LincsQuadKidz 2020 Training Weekend & Race

‘LincsQuadKidz’ and Training Camp Saturday 27th & QuadKidz Race Sunday 28th June 2020
Back again for 2020 this brilliant weekend of ‘Quadrathlon Fun’ hosted by Lincsquad will take place at North Lincolnshire and Humberside Sailing Club. British Triathlon & British Cycling coaches, and Lincsquad members will be  coaching you and leading the day which will consist of off road cycling, running, open water swimming and kayak practice. There will be lots of help, encouragement, plenty of smiles and guaranteed to be plenty of fun along the way! The training day will be on the Saturday and the QuadKidz Race on the Sunday, this will be the 2nd event in the QUADKIDZ National Trophy Series

There will also be an opportunity for the Adults to do an Open water Swim practice Sunday morning cost £5 but swim for FREE if you help with Marshaling the race!

The date is confirmed, but Entries will not be open until BTF authorise the event. Registering will be through the BTF as a Go-Tri Liincsquad 1-2-3-4 event, but initial enquiries can be dealt with through the club site Youth-Academy Contacts

The Training Day is open to Children 8 – 18 Our Quadrathletes in the making! Keep posted for more information!

Flyer Information Lincs quadkidz Event 2020

Quadrathlon Camp 2018


QuadKidz 2019 Round -Up

A Big Thank-you to all those QuadKidz that took part in our 2019 Series, the highest number of youngsters taking part since we started our QuadKidz Events 3 years ago! A total of 17 awesome youngsters, we hope you all enjoyed your events and you’ll come back next season …. and bring your like minded friends too!

Hermione Ball
Blake Mawson-Burren

Once again Congratulations to 2019 Series Winners Blake Mawson-Burren, and Hermione Ball racing all 3 events showing great determination and commitment. We hope they continue to race and inspire many other QuadKidz next season, and lets hope we get lots more doing all 3 races in the series.

Here are the 2019 Final Trophy Results BQA Quadkidz 2019

I would also like to thank our QuadKidz race organizers, who have taken time to add these races into the Quadrathlon Calendar, without your time and commitment we wouldn’t be able to offer this fantastic opportunity to our youngsters …..  the BQA’s future stars!

So thank-you Mark Benton and his Manvers Waterpark Team for QuadKidz1 – Dearne Valley Quad      Thanks to Mark Pryor Quadrac Racing QuadKidz2 – Box End Quad. Bedford.
And to Pete Chappill and his Lincsquad Team for QuadKidz3 – ‘LincsQuadKidz’ at North Lincolnshire & Humberside Sailing Club, Barton Upon Humber.

Manvers Water Park and Lincsquad have also had regular training sessions and training days which have also helped encourage the youngsters too, so lets hope we can keep moving these events forwards, keep our Quadkidz motivated and one day onto that World Circuit!

A few smiley faces from those great training days … 

















This is a great endevour to try to encourage the next generation of quadrathletes. We hope that some of these youngsters will progress to the full competitions that are suitable in the coming years. Once again a big thank you to those who made these events happen.

Generally, both here in GB and in mainland Europe the Masters age groups outnumber the younger ages. The WQF has a small fund which can be used to pay race entry fees for young athletes to attend races outside their own country. Do you think this is this the best use of a limited pot of money? Or is there anything else we could be doing to help our future QuadKidz. If anyone has any suggestions or can offer help on how we can address this, the BQA would love to here from you. 

Here’s to next Season #onwardsandupwards

Jean –

Our Quad Stars of the Future!

The final Race of the QuadKidz Series took place on Sunday, 8th September hosted by Lincsquad at the ‘North Lincs And Humberside Sailing Club’ Lincsquad put on an absolutely fantastic day, bluebird skies and the sun shone all day long! They had some amazing young potential taking part, our future young Quadrathletes all enjoying their day and the final race in the QuadKidz Series.

National QuadKidz 2019 Boys Champion Blake Mawson-Burren,

Well Done all the the QuadKidz who have taken part in the 2019 Series. Congratulations to 2019 Series Winners Blake Mawson-Burren, and Hermione Ball racing all 3 events showing great determination and commitment. We hope they continue to race and inspire many other QuadKidz next season, and lets hope we get lots more doing all 3 races in the series. Full Trophy Results to follow soon.

National 2019 QuadKidz Girls Champion Hermione Ball


A Big Thanks to all our QuadKidz Race Organizers, Mark Benton Dearne Valley, Mark Pryor BoxEnd, Peter Chappill and the Lincsquad Team for this final race, the BQA really appreciate your efforts!

Linsquad Coach Donna quoted ‘The weather was perfect for racing and even the water was warm, the route of the course was simply amazing, they couldn’t have asked for more! But they did ……. general conscientious was can they go back to the weekend event again as per 2018 ….. Let’s hope we can! We will look into this and let you all know in Annual News and moving Forwards Report at the end of October!

#onwardsandupwards our QuadKidz Stars of the Future!

Be a Quadstar its Four times the Fun!

Festival of Sport & Final Quadkidz Event of the Series

The final Race of the QuadKidz Series takes place on Sunday, 8th September 2019 from 14:00-17:00. Its hosted by Lincsquad at the ‘North Lincs And Humberside Sailing Club’
DN18 5 Barton upon humber.

There is lots going on during the day, plenty of action for the youngsters but if your a parent and want to have a try there is also an Adult Sprint Taster Session. Top class enthuiastic coaches from Lincsquad will be on hand so Im sure this will be a great day out! 

A mix of training/taster session for novice and beginners with the main UK national Quadkidz event

Our QuadKidz of 2017!

Start times for each are:
– Adult Sprint taster 10am
– Youth Aquathon 12pm
– Youth Sprint 1pm
– Quadkidz National event 2pm.

The Quadkidz event is the final race of the 2019 BQA series, the Series Winners will be presented with their prizes!
Youth entrants may book onto more than one event.

To Book on go to:–quadkidz-event

QuadKidz National Standings after Dearne Valley

Congratulations to the QuadKidz after their first race of the season. See their rankings BQA Quadkidz 2019

 The 2019 ‘QuadKidz’ Race Series comprises of 3 Quadrathlon’s, there are  various distances for the 3 age groups. (9-12) (13-15) and (16-18). At each race they will pick up points, which will go towards ‘Championship Prizes’ in each category. The Child with the most points in each age group will win the Prize, but they must of done 2 events from the series and must be a BQA QuadKidz Member. The next race is Box End QuadKidz’ Sunday 30th June. After the 3rd race organized by Lincsquad we will honor our QuadKidz Champions!

Overall Winners must be ‘BQA QuadKidz’ members, very reasonable membership for the year. £7 individual child or £5 per child if parent is a BQA Member. Membership Form

QuadKidz Are you Ready? 2019 Race Series

The BQA are very excited to announce all the dates for our 2019 ‘QuadKidz’ Race Series! This will comprise of 3 Quadrathlon’s for our youngsters, there are  various distances for the 3 age groups. (9-12) (13-15) and (16-18). At each race they will pick up points, which will go towards ‘Championship Prizes’ in each category. The Child with the most points in each age group will win the Prize, but they must of done the 3 events from the series and must be a BQA QuadKidz Member. After the 3rd race organized by Lincsquad we will honor our QuadKidz Champions!

Overall Winners must be ‘BQA QuadKidz’ members, very reasonable membership for the year. £7 individual child or £5 per child if parent is a BQA Member. Membership Form

QuadKidz1 – ‘Dearne Valley Quad’ Sunday 16th June Is our First Race of the season. A Big thanks to Mark Benton for hosting this again, it is certainly a great start for our QuadKidz, with the organizers giving the youngsters plenty of support! This race takes place within this lovely Manvers Waterpark . (camping available on site). The aim is to deliver a fun Quadrathon where our children can enjoy the challenge, be encouraged all the way, and feel a great sense of achievement afterwards!

Entries and Information Dearne Valley-triquad-2019

BQA QuadKidz Winners with Etienne Stott

QuadKidz2 – ‘Box End QuadKidz’ Sunday 30th June
Our second QuadKidz race will be at Box End. Thanks to Mark Pryor ‘Quadrac Racing’ for adding this QuadKidz event which fits perfectly into the main race. It’s an off road course, with plenty of encouragement from onlookers along the way making sure the QuadKidz finish with a smile and a huge sense of Achievement!

Entries and Information BoxEnd QuadKidz


QuadKidz3 – ‘LincsQuadKidz’ Sunday 8th Sept Our third and final QuadKidz race will be at North Lincolnshire and Humberside Sailing Club, Barton Upon Humber. Thanks to Lincsquad for hosting this event, no doubt this will live up to their top class race organization certainly one not to be missed! This will be the the final race and the BQA will present the ‘Championship Prizes’ to ‘BQA QuadKidz members’ who have completed the Race Series!

To Register  email to
For more details Date to be changed –  LincsQuadkidz Flyer 2019       

Lets watch ‘Quadkidz’ Grow and Grow, exciting times ahead for our juniors – Its time for our ‘QuadKidz’ to Shine!



Quadkidz Barnton Training Weekend – Lance & Hermione Ball

The Quadkidz Barnton Training Weekend, has proved to be a great success with so many positive comments coming in. A big thanks to Lance and Hermione for this report!

We were travelling some distance, so arrived late Friday night. Instructions had been provided along with a code to get through the gate. Once through the gate we travelled a mile down a lane to the club house overlooking the lake. The distance away from public roads meant that we would be ensured a peaceful sleep in our tent ready for a busy couple of days ahead.
The following morning Lincsquad coaches Pete, Donna and Jeff arrived and introduced themselves. The club house had all the facilities you could ever want, set high up overlooking the water. Meanwhile other Quadkidz arrived along with their supporting parents.
After the usual safety briefing, the training day commenced with bike maintenance skills. This wasn’t just useful for the kids, but experienced cyclists alike. As I watched, I discovered issues wrong with my own bike and proceeded to spend the next half hour rectifying my own bike whilst the Quadkids got hands on with their own practical bike maintenance scenarios.
After discovering that we can all benefit from such presentations, it was time to set off on bikes and have a view of the route that would be used for the race. The cycle route used the grass / gravel track set up on a bank with a magnificent view overlooking the Humber bridge and estuary. This caused the same issues as the adults have on many of the trophy series races, namely what bike to use. Straight forward if you have a cyclo-cross available. Otherwise do you use a mountain bike or a road bike adapted with wider off road tyres?
Several laps of the route and the occasional nettle sting later from the very long vegetation, they all returned with smiles from a good ride out.
Next on the agenda was kayak skills. We had brought a quick racing kayak, but the conditions were just too rough. So almost everyone took to the water in the supplied stable kayaks and had a go at battling the wind and waves trying not to get blown back into the long grass at the shoreline.
Max took to the water in a racing K1 and showed no signs at all, of having problems in such conditions. Meanwhile Bertram, out in a slalom kayak, was clearly enjoying the conditions and able to show how much fun you can have in these craft when you have developed the skills, including a display of Eskimo rolls.
Transition training was provided during the day, thankfully by someone more competent than myself. Having had times when someone looking after my glasses disappeared to the toilet, getting t-shirts stuck around my torso and spending over 9 minutes on a transition at my last triathlon when I couldn’t get my wetsuit off; I certainly wasn’t the person to give advice on this aspect of the day.

The last practical part of the day was swimming. So, with wetsuits donned, they all took to the water. Following tips for acclimatisation they practiced sighting and swimming around buoys before having a practice on the course that would be used the following day. Despite the very rough conditions, they showed great competence in the water. Hermione has been a good swimmer in a pool, but had previously really struggled in open water. They spent a long time swimming in the lake on this day and the confidence by the end really showed. The photo’s of Hermione smiling throughout the swimming shows how much she now enjoys this aspect and has improved in confidence.
The day ended with nutritional advice back in the clubhouse.

Race day.
Hermione was up against Holly and Izzy in her age group so this report will be centred around them as I was watching my daughter compete.
Everyone commenced the swim together with an exciting flurry of splashes as everyone put in maximum effort to head out to the line of buoys indicating where to turn back.
Hermione was in third place as she turned back at the half way point. Izzy was clearly very quick, exiting the swim well ahead of Holly with Hermione just a second behind Holly. The swim had been shortened considerably due to the conditions and consideration for everyone. This was a slight shame for Izzy since had it been the original planned distance Izzy would have been able to pull out a very large lead.
All ran into transition, but Hermione clearly having listened to advice the day before and not taking after her father, had the fastest transition and headed out onto the bike course in the lead, followed by Holly and then Izzy who unfortunately had struggled with her wetsuit.
Hermione kept in the lead for the first lap of the bike, but Holly was clearly quicker and despite the overgrowth protruding onto the track making overtaking a little difficult, managed to overtake and pull out a lead over Hermione during the second lap.
After 2 laps Holly approached the transition and dismounted very professionally putting any of my dismounts to complete shame.
A quick transition later and Holly headed out onto the kayak in rather blustery conditions.
Not too long later Hermione went through transition, slinging items practically anywhere in her attempt to catch Holly and headed out for the kayak also.Due to the rough conditions Hermione stuck with the same slow stable kayak that she had trained in the day before, but Holly was in an identical kayak so all was equal. Holly coped with the conditions really well, managing to kayak in a straight line and not look as though she was having to spend that much energy despite the rough conditions. Meanwhile Hermione found the conditions rather challenging as she zig zagged her way along the course using brute force to try and close the gap rather than technique. As a result Holly pulled further and further away as Hermione appeared to be paddling twice as far as she needed to, if only she could go in a straight line!
Shortly afterwards Izzy took to the water, showing good technique but going a little slower than Holly and Hermione.
Holly exited the Kayak a long way in front, so started the run with a win almost ensured.
Hermione exited nearly 2 minutes later, still not giving up the chase, abandoning her equipment anywhere in her attempt to chase after Holly. Shortly followed by Izzy.
Holly had a slight foot injury, but it wasn’t going to slow her down much and she comfortably cruised over the line in first place.
Hermione had a good run and had closed down the gap to 40 seconds. If only there had been a second run lap! Meanwhile Izzy had the fastest run of all, so finished in a close third. If only there had been 3 laps for the run!
Holly, Hermione and Izzy all had a great race and should be proud of how they did in particularly tough conditions on and in the water. Izzy being the fastest swimmer and runner, compared to Holly the quickest bike and kayak, compared to Hermione consistent all round, any of them could have come first had the conditions, distances or equipment decisions been different, but on that course on that day Holly was the deserved winner.






Further finishers to follow included Will who had only ventured into open water swimming for the first time on the Saturday and had a great race against Finley and Isaac.

Max finished first in the 13–15 year old category, closely followed by Holly’s sister Lucy who clearly enjoyed the race from her beaming smile at the finish.
Bertram brought the event to a conclusion after completing by far the longest distances of everyone, in what was a very quick time for the distances and windy conditions.

All are promising Quadrathletes for the future.
Many thanks to all the athletes that took part to make this a fantastic weekend. With special thanks to the Lincsquad coaches and committee who managed to put such a great event on. It’s been great for the development of the Quadkidz and such an enjoyable weekend. Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Box End soon.

Lance and Hermione.

Lincs-QuadKidz Barnton Training Weekend & Race

Thank-You to Lincsquad Youth Committee for putting together this great weekend of training and racing for our QuadKidz. The weather was certainly windy which made conditions in the water challenging all weekend but at least it was dry. As ever plenty of smiles, supportive coaches and helpers encouraging the youngsters all weekend! The training day, worked on all aspects of the event – swim, bike , kayak, run, transitions and also a nutrition talk, so all aspects covered really well.

Pete Chappell ‘Club coach’ reported ‘On the morning of the race the wind was blowing from the South West and caused quite a swell on the water so in order that the first time open water swimmers and first time kayakers could experience their first every Quadrathlon, it was decided to reduce the swim and kayak distances for the 9 to 12 years age group.
I have to thank all the more experienced age group athletes for agreeing to this. Some promising talent displayed their abilities and long may they continue to develop. All the athletes completed and received the excellent designed QuadKidz medal. The whole weekend was very tiring but most rewarding, the adults will sleep well on Sunday night, but given the chance the youth probably party on!!
The initial feedback has been very positive, I know the event day will be an annual event in the series.
See you at Box end with more followers!





QuadKidz Results Race 2 Results Lincs-QuadKidz-2018

Max Underwood-Frost reports on the weekends events – Quadkidz Barton Quadrathlon

We arrived at Barton on the Saturday to do a training day, working on all aspects of the event (swim, bike , kayak, run, transitions and a nutrition talk by Pete). Then after listening to Pete’s nutrition talk we thought we should all go for an Indian. ????

Some of us stayed overnight in tents which was really nice and when I woke up on the Sunday I started to get all my stuff ready for the race.

The swim personally was my favourite of the four disciplines and this time the swim was longer then the last one which I very much enjoyed. As I got out the water I saw two other people had come out with me but they got a very big head start on the bike because of my disastrous transition after not being able to get my wetsuit off (thanks Jeff for helping me).

After my struggle in T1 I got on my bike and tried to make up the time I had just lost. I had a 3 lap bike that was on a grassy trail with a little downhill.

As I got into 2nd transition I was glad that it went better then T1 and got ready for the kayak, putting on my buoyancy aid and running to Kayak In. Getting into the kayak I was hopeful that I could make some time up from earlier on. The kayak was a very hard course from the wind and I would like to say well done to everyone who was able to complete it because even Kev said he struggled with the wind later on. Coming out of the kayak leg I was lucky to be in first position and went into t3.

I got onto the run, we had to do just over 3km which I was ok with, and really enjoyed it and even though I had forgotten about the second lap I still kept my pace and kept 1st place.

I would like to thank everyone involved especially Pete, Donna, Jeff and all the others that organised the event. I would like to congratulate all the competitors on completing the race and anyone who is thinking about doing one of these weekends should because it was great fun.

Looking forward to Box End. Max

Congratulations to Max who won Dearne Valley and now the Lincsquad Quadkidz event on the 17th June, Max Underwood-Frost secures the 2018 title with one more still to complete!