BQA NEWS Members Update 2012


Welcome all Quadrathletes to a brand new year with alot exciting races on the calendar for this year. The races are quite diverse ranging from short off road sprints to full blown diamond distance road Quadrathlons. Each race has it own unique qualities, run by hard working dedicated enthusiasts in varied surroundings.We have some new very promising athletes, and we hope our newcomers are very keen to continue to support our Quads in 2013. We look forward to seeing our regular Quadrathletes again this season, and hope we get plenty racing in our Trophy Series, and World Cup Races too. 


I hope you are getting back into training, and thinking about the Race Season. We’ve never had so many races on offer, which is great news for our sport lets hope there’s plenty of entries for our race organisers this year, who do a stirling job in promoting Quadrathlons!

For more information on race details visit our events page.
Along with the National Trophy Series and the European World Cup Races, the future of Quadrathlon has never looked so good in the UK.


News of GB Team Selection, and World Championship details will follow soon from GB Captain Steve Hook


BQA Members Clothing, embroidered Hoodys at £24 and embroidered Technical T shirts at £20 will be available to purchase on the Website very soon.


World Cup Races and News can be found on the WQF website

The British Quadrathlon Association, who works hard on your behalf, needs your help. You can support us by signing up to the BQA for a mere £15.00. We need the funds to keep the BQA working. The funds raised from the BQA Membership ensure that we can continue to run and organise the National Trophy Series and represent the interest of the sport in the UK and on the World stage.

Once again we value your membership and we look forward to your continued support next season.

Prices remain the same as last season £15 senior, £12 Junior, £22 Family (1 adult) £25 family (2 adults). I have attached a membership form for your renewal.

It would also be very helpful if as many people as possible could sign up to our newsletter and Facebook page [both links from BQA website]. In this modern, busy, high tech world, Facebook and the internet are readily available and is an ideal way to keep in touch with fellow athletes and find out all the up to date information about Quadrathlon. Along side our website you should find all the up to date information.
Hope you feel motivated and ready for action now, you can at least choose one race now for your diary! Hear’s wishing everyone involved in our diverse multi-sport a successful year I hope to see you all at some of the races during the year.


Remember Quadrathlon is a sport for all whatever your ability level, we want to have fun … live it … love It … and just leave the tracks!


Happy Training Jean Ashley on behalf of the BQA.
The BQA are trying to find out how many athletes are still interested in our sport. I’m sorry if you no longer wish to be on the news list. Please let me know if you wish to be removed, and I will delete your contact. Thank-you.


Box End Evening Tri & Aquathlon Series

A four-race Sprint Tri & Duathlon Series - a no-frills evening league to test your continuing progress

Dates of the races are detailed below

Race 1 - 17th May 2018

Race 2 - 14th June 2018

Race 3 - 19th July 2018

Race 4 - 18th August 2018

Box End Off-Road Tri & Quadrathlon

Sunday 15th July 2018

Box End Twilight Tri & Aquathlon

Thursday 13th September 2018 (provisional)


 Have a look at last year's info for an idea of the fun to expect!





This series is no longer running - we have now moved all races to Box End Park


Winter Conclusion 2013

It is with regret that we have decided to discontinue the Quadmire Series at Wadenhoe.

Sunday 10th February saw a wet, cold, rainy day and the conclusion of the last race at Wadenhoe. Unfortunately, low turnouts and harder logistical problems mean we can no longer continue with this series.  It is not all bad news though as this coming Winter season we will be running a similar 3-

race series at Box End Water Ski Park.  We will also hold a one-off special race at Wadenhoe in February 2014; more details to follow.

Final Results


Jez Cox was the overall 2012-13 winner of the Duathlon.  All results and race reports can be seen on the results page.  Race 4 results are below.

Race 4 - 10/02/13 Report  Results

Wadenhoe Quadmire series 2012/ 13 overall results: RBRQuad

Some photos from the series can be viewed at courtesy of Dave Stead.

Quadrac Racing

was formed in the summer of 2006 when a group of like-minded ‘multisport athletes’ realised that our local area was lacking in off-road ‘adventure style’ events involving open-water swimming, kayaking, mountain biking and trail running.

At the same time a new Water Ski Park to the west of Bedford had opened and the owners had the vision to see that the park could offer the perfect location for such events alongside water skiing and cable-tow wake-boarding. The park’s lakes quickly became the area's most popular open water swimming venue and local triathlon clubs soon had regular training sessions there. A permanent 4.4k running and off-road cycle trail was prepared inside the park’s grounds incorporating the attractive newly planted woodland.

Over the winter of 2006 / 2007 Quadrac Racing took on the running of a long established Quadrathlon series – The Wadenhoe Winter Challenge – This is a British Quadrathlon Association (BQA) event and uses a very testing course on the banks of the River Nene north of Oundle. July 29th 2007 saw the first ‘Quadrac Racing’ event – the BQA National Quadrathlon Short Course Championships and off–road triathlon held at Box End Water Ski Park, which was a great success despite serious flooding of the site the week before.

Quadrac Racing is a not-for-profit event organisation aiming to provide inexpensive competition for athletes. All events are suitable for both beginners and experienced multi-sport athletes. Although still in its infancy, Quadrac Racing hopes to develop in the future. It’s success depends upon significant volunteer help and continued support and collaboration with local clubs and organisations in particular Bedford Harriers AC, Bedford Traktors Tri Club and Galeforce Events. We hope to widen our appeal to other swimming, kayaking, mountain biking and adventure racing organisations. It is clear that there is a great future for adventure racing in this region and Quadrac Racing hope to fulfill their part in making events available for those hungry to give it a go.