September Quadrathlon Update

We are about to start our final month in the Quadrathlon Season, and lets hope we get that Indian Summer for our final 2 races, The Awesome Foursome Bude, and the Brigg Sprint. There are still plenty of National Trophy Points to be Won and age group places to be decided! 

Sadly Shrewsbury Quad and Tri has been cancelled, this was not a decision taken lightly by the SYTri committee, but there simply we not enough helpers coming forward to enable the race to run safely, they need a significant amount of marshals for the swim, kayak, bike and run legs, transition and general event organization. Like many small clubs the events they organize are becoming more and more difficult, we are seeing a shift in people’s interest and in levels of demand. Those regular helpers of the race who have already put in work are very disappointed but we hope very much to put the race on next year, but ultimately its success and continuity will depend on people coming forward both to help and to race, across both the quad and the Triathlon.

Bude Quadrathlon Awesome Foursome Race Video Bude is back and entries are open for this Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon on Saturday 9th September! A fantastic event in this beautiful seaside town on the Cornwall Coast. Every September since 2002  Simon Hammond and his Team from ‘Shorelineactivities’ run the Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon, an extreme multi-sport race for individuals, pairs and relay teams to enter. This is an established event in the British and European Quadrathlon calendar regularly being a World Cup ranking event or the European Short Course Championships.

The race makes the very most of Bude’s geography and features. The open water swim takes place within the shelter of Bude’s breakwater. The cycle ride includes some amazing coastal hills (including the 1 in 3 climb at Millook). The kayak leg takes place on the tranquil Bude canal. And the final run follows the canal towpath onto the coastal path and back to Bude. The fastest athletes will take around 3 hours to complete the course with most finished within 4 hours.

Entries must be received in advance. You can do this by going to our website and downloading an application form and following the instructions or by using our On-Line entry system.

The event starts with an 800 m sea swim, a double loop within Summerleaze bay, protected by the breakwater. Next a 30 km cycle following the coast road to Widemouth, Wanson Mouth and Millook before meeting the A39 at Wainhouse Corner and returning to Bude. Then a 10 km Kayak paddle, which is a double loop of the Bude canal. And finally a 10 km run along the canal towpath to Helebridge, following the marked footpath across the fields to Widemouth and returning to Bude via the coastal path. The course has stayed the same since we first ran it in 2002.

Guarantied to be a fantastic weekend away …. not forgetting those Cornish Pasties and Cream Teas to replenish the muscles afterwards! 


Big Thanks to Lincsquad for adding this New Quadrathlon to our calendar again this year!  The Keyo Brigg Sprint distance Quadrathlon is organised by our wonderful ‘LincsQuad’ and 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. There is also a Team event, and each person will complete at least 1 leg of the event.

Oct – Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon 2023

This will be the last race of the BQA National Trophy Series, and the Trophies which are awarded each year, will be presented. Just a quick reminder of the Trophy Rules – Each winner must have done 3 races in the BQA Series, and must be a current BQA Member. (In the event of a tie the 4th race points will count to decide the winner).

PRIZES are – Overall Winners Perpetual Trophy for Male and Female.

BQA Kit vouchers for Overall winners Male and Female, plus winner in each age category, Juniors (u23), Seniors, V40+ V50+ V60+ Vet 70+ (Overall Winners will not get age group as well, role down to next Quadrathlete)

Eric Hatliff Memorial Trophy & BQA Kit Voucher awarded each year ‘For Endeavor’ given to an athlete showing his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of Quadrathlon.

So there is an awful lot up for grabs … so make sure you get your entry in and support Lincsquad and enjoy this new event!

Sprinkling the fairy dust … Jean Your ‘Fairy Quadmother’