British Quadrathlon Championships

British Quadrathlon Standard Distance Championships 2010
The Brigg Bomber is a quadrathlon, which from its inception has been designed as an international event. It was conceived with the World Middle distance championships in mind, and also as an addition to North Lincs’ Adventure Challenge for those who like a swim.

The event is made up of a 1500m River swim in the Ancholme followed by a 7km Kayak, 40km bike and a 10km Run to finish.

In total 38 competitors took part coming from all over Cardiff, Bourmouth, chester, Manchester, Newcastle as well as a lot of local Lincsquad members.

The race was open to Teams and solos with the athletes set off in 2 waves the first at 8:30am and the 2nd at 9:00am from Broughton bridge on the Ancholme.

The fastest swim off the day was set by Local Scunthorpe Anchor swimmer and Lincsquad Athlete Lauren York with a very impressive time of 20:36, Steve Grocock (team Ashley) was 2nd out the water in 22:49, followed by 3rd Paul Clark (team Manvers) 22:55 and 4th Steve Clark (Lincsquad) in 23:04, Nigel Crowe (Northumberland) making up the top 5 in 24:09.
Onto the Kayak and competitors faced strong head winds making the paddle a real hard effort. Andrew Grimwood from Lincoln moved up from 8th to 1st with a time of 38:23, Steve Clark moved up to 2nd with a time of 43:28.  
Onto the 3rd stage the bike and Steve Grocock set the fastest time with a 54:36, Andy Veitch from Fat boys gone thin was close behind in 57:07. Clark took the lead with a bike split of 57:48. Grimwood 67:35 held onto 2nd as Messingham man Phil Binch tried hard to chase him down 61:01 to be just over a minute behind him. 4th Pete Connolly recorded a time of 58:57 and 5th was now David Barker with a time of 64:07.     
The fastest run of the day was set by Clark to take the overall win to become British Standard Distance Quadrathlon Champion 2010 in a time of 2 hours 45 minutes 5 seconds. Andrew Grimwood finished 2nd with a time of 3 hours 1 minute 48 seconds. Phil Binch 3 hours 3 minutes took the final podium spot.
In the team race the prize was took by the Ashley team with a time of 2 hours 54 minutes 4 seconds closely followed by Team Manvers in 2 hours 54 minute 53 seconds.

The only female solo athlete in the race was Jean Ashley from Chester with a time of 3 hours 32 minutes 29 seconds. Well done to all who raced, marshalled, time keepers, spectators and a special mention to Neil Barker, Tim Jones, Dave Finch and youngster Josh Hook who all completed their first standard distance Quadrathlon as a solo. (Hope to have a few more next year from all the teams that entered) 


  • 1st Steve Clark 02:45:05
  • 2nd Andy Grimwood 03:01:48
  • 3rd Phil Binch 03:03:00
  • 4th Peter Connolly 03:03:32
  • 5th David Barker 03:06:51
  • 1st Lady Jean Ashley 03:32:29
  • 1st Brigg Local Paul Carvill  03:20:43
  • 1st  Ashley Team 02:54:04
  • 2nd  Manvers Crew 02:54:53
  • 3rd  Team York 03:07:35
  • 4th Chappill 03:09:52
  • 5th New Multi Sport Friends 03:17:59