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National Championships in the Sunshine at Box End

Mary Withe (GBR) at Box End Quadrathlon (GBR) 2019 (c) BQA

Box End was blessed with beautiful weather for the British National Quadrathlon Championships (3rd Trophy Race of the Season). As ever Mark and his Team ‘Quadrac Racing’ put on another excellent event, and looking at all the comments and photographs on our BQA Facebook page it was enjoyed by all the Quadrathletes that raced!

Sadly due to difficult family circumstances at the moment ‘the fairyquadmother’ was unable to make it … but Jean was very pleased that plenty of you were sharing your passion and spreading her fairy dust in her absence … thank-you! X

If anyone does have time to do a race report or put together a few thoughts about the race you’d like to share please send me an email, this is open to our QuadKidz too, I’d love to here from you too and would love to put a QUADKIDZ REPORT on your Website page! malpasashleys@btinternet.com

This race was certainly Quadrathlon at its best and the leaders and age groupers certainly had their work cut out! It was a tough fight at the top with Billy Butler taking 1st by just 30 seconds from Michael Mason in 2nd with Alan Cole in 3rd. Helen Russell won the Ladies race with Jacq Odgers in 2nd and newcomer Rachel Temple-Fry in 3rd.

Congratulations to the 33 athletes that raced and to our 4 Quadkidz, the numbers at BoxEnd were down by a lot this year, the BQA chose this Sprint race to be National Championships in the hope the shorter distances may have been more inclusive and encouraged a lot more athletes to enter, but sadly not. Speaking to race organizers this may put the race in jeopardy for the future it has been a lot of hard work and effort for such a small field, so lets do what we can to keep encouraging our friends and especially our youngsters to join our great sport! It was excellent to see 24 of the 33 athletes taking part were BQA Members so a huge thank-you to those for flying the flag!

by Jean Ashley

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1. Billy Butler (GBR) 1:36:29
2. Michael Mason (GBR) 1:1:36:58
3. Alan Cole (GBR) 1:44:00
4. Ewan Cox (GBR) 1:52:03
5. Kevin Blakey (GBR) 1:55:47


1. Helen Russell (GBR) 1:58:19
2. Jacqueline Odgers (GBR) 2:05:37
3. Rachel Temple-Fry (GBR) 2:09:52
4. Mary White (GBR) 2:10:45
5. Bethany Goodlad (GBR) 2:13:38

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Also from Box End there is again a great experience report by Alen Cole:

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