Category: Quadrathlon

Quadrathlon race reports and training articles

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Which Training and Analysis Apps Now That Strava is No Longer Free

The fact that Strava have started to charge for more of their offerings than they have in the past has forced me to re-evaluate which apps I ‘need’ and which ones I don’t. Do I need to pay for TrainerRoad, Zwift, Training Peaks, Strava and other such apps? What does each one do and what...

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Shrewsbury Quadrathlon 2019

Once again it was off to Shrewsbury for the annual Quadrathlon and Triathlon. I’ll try not to write a huge blog post about it this year as from my perspective it was pretty much business as usual and everything went pretty much as I expected. [Edit: Well, it ended up fairly long in the end...

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Box End Quadrathlon – 2019 British Championships

With only a couple of weeks between races there was barely enough time to recover from Dearne Valley before I was off to the British Championships at Box End. Last year Anna and I had made a weekend of it and it was a gorgeous sunny weekend with really warm water temperatures and a good...

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Which Bike?

Don’t worry, I’m not about to buy another bike!! I’m trying to decide what bike to use in a Quadrathlon tomorrow. It’s a fairly flat, grassy off-road course that should be ideal for a CX bike. I used my CX bike last year and it was fine. However, I’ve got a nice race oriented MTB...

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Dearne Valley Quadrathlon 2019 – Race Report

The 2019 Quadrathlon season is now well and truly underway. This weekend it was off to Rotherham and the Manvers Waterfront Boat Club for the Dearne Valley Quadrathlon. As usual I headed off early on Saturday morning so that I could have the weekend there. I was hoping to have an easy ride around the...

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Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon World Championships

This was the big race in many peoples Quadrathlon Calendar. It wasn’t just a World Cup race, but the actual World Championships so the field was stacked and many of the top Quadrathletes were there and fighting fit. It would be fast up at the pointy end! I wouldn’t be troubling that end of the...

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Quad Camp Day 5

Another glorious day at Llyn Gwynant. I didn’t manage to sleep at all but that’s nothing unusual. I therefore busied myself in the morning with some washing up and then breakfast in the van. The cuckoos were calling from 4:30am and soon the sun was rising. The plan for today was a full on Quadrathlon....

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Quad Camp Day 4

I was feeling a little better today. Nowhere near as snotty and the sore throat has almost gone. My legs were pretty sore from the run down Snowdon though. Porthmadog TT The plan for today was a cycle TT into Porthmadog and that’s exactly what we did. The weather was lovely once again so we...

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Quad Camp Day 2

When the day starts like this you know it’s going to be a good one. The plan was a bike ride at 9:30am so I had a nice relaxed morning before getting ready to ride. I was hoping for an easy ride as my chest was sore and I was feeling under the weather thanks...

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Why Quadrathlon – What’s it all about?

With the first race of the quadrathlon season coming up in a couple of weeks and having just written a ‘why surf ski‘ blog post I thought it was time to answer the ‘Why Quadrathlon’ question with a similar article. Especially seeing as most people don’t know what a quadrathlon is. So, here goes. What...