Happy Christmas and Here’s to a Fabulous 2024 Season!

I’m sure most of you will have time to wear your lycra, and get out for a swim, kayak, bike or run over the festive holidays! Like all the athletes I know, we like to get out in the fresh air for some fun on the trails, or a blast on the river ….. leaving room for more mince pies and mulled wine! It’s what makes most of us tick ….. and besides, I bet we will all want to test out our new kit and maybe new toys! So have a Wonderful Christmas Time and a Healthy Happy New Year too.

I am so pleased to announce the ‘The Brigg Bomber’ will be hosting the World Middle Distance Championships, and that ‘Manvers Dearne Valley Sprint Quad’ will be our NATIONAL Championships, and Bude will be part of the WQF Series.

So get these dates in your diary’s and entries in, then have a reason kick start your training right now, having a goal does wonders for your motivation

BQA National Trophy Events for 2024

RACE 1 – 2nd June – Brigg Bomber Quad – World Championships  1500km river swim/40km road bike/8km river kayak/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 World 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 – 23th 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! We are so pleased this race will host the National Championships, its organized by a great team of enthuiastic Quadrathletes, who offer training sessions all year round! 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

RACE 3 – 1st September – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad – 550km river swim/5km river kayak/23 road bike/5km run.

We are so pleased to have this race back in our calender this season. 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 Shrewsbury Quadrathlon

RACE 4 – 7th September – Awesome Foursome Quad  World Cup Series Race800km sea swim/30km road bike/10km canal kayak/10km mixed terrain 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

RACE 5 – 29th September – Brigg Sprint – 750km river swim/18km road bike/4km river kayak/5km road run.

This is a great event to finish the season, organized by the dedicated Lincsquad Team. The course is flat, fast and ideal for both experienced quadrathletes and those wanting to race the shorter distance. Its our final Championship Race of the season, so great racing is always guaranteed! 

Entries (Not open yet) Keyo Brigg Sprint Quad

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 2024 Membership

BQA 2024 Trophy Series
2nd June – Brigg Bomber
23rdJune – Dearne Valley Sprint & QuadKidz
1st Sept – Shrewsbury Sprint Quad
7th Sept – Bude Awesome Foursome Quad
29th Sept – Keyo Brigg Sprint

Races supported by BQA (not Trophy Races)
18th May – Montgomery Canal Triathlon (Charity Event)
8th June – Norfolk SuperHeroes Quad Norfolksuperheros
14th July – Deva Divas Quad Deva Divas Quad

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas … Safe Training over the winter months, look after those bodies and train well!  We look forward to a very exciting 2024 Quad Season!

Jean and the BQA Team