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.