September Quadrathlon Update

We are about to start our final month in the Quadrathlon Season, and lets hope the weather is kind and your fit and ready to enjoy the last 2 races of 2022, there are still plenty of National Trophy Points to be Won yet!

On behalf of the BQA I want to wish you all a good race at Shrewsbury this weekend, on Sunday 4th September it will be a great race and as always Phil Holden and the SYTri Team will pull out the stops to make it a wonderful event! Good Luck Everyone!



Sadly we have just heard that Bude Quadrathlon has been Cancelled. With no water remaining in the Bude Canal and no prospects for any significant rain soon we have no choice but to cancel this years quadrathlon, it was due to run on 17th September.
Simon said ”The 2022 event has had to be cancelled due to unexplained loss of water from the Bude Canal. All options have been explored and it is with sadness that we have been forced to cancel this years race. Apologies to all of those that entered. You’ll know that we have done everything possible to keep this event going but have no choice but to cancel this year. We’re so sorry to all those competitors that were due to race in this World cup series event, and we hope you understand how difficult a decision this has been”. We understand how hard it must of been for Simon and his Shoreline Support Team to make this decision, but I’m sure we will all be back supporting this Awesome Foursome Quad next Year!

Big Thanks to Lincsquad for adding this New Quadrathlon to our calendar 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.

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’