The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon (The Quad) is an exhilarating test of stamina, strength and fitness through some of the most spectacular and historic areas of the Scottish Highlands. It will be a weekend you never forget and you’ll need to be on form – this is a tough event!
Who can take part?
The Quad is an event for those who relish the challenge of a one-day endurance test. The event is designed to be accessible to people of all abilities, from more experienced athletes who want to push themselves to the limit or those who wish to set themselves a new challenge and improve their fitness. But make no mistake this will be a serious challenge and will test your fitness, robustness and resilience to the limit. Participants should have some experience in all four disciplines, ideally with some solid and consistent training however individuals with even a basic level of fitness can complete the event.
We are making changes to the 2019 Event and it will return in an even better format. Details will be published here soon.
- Navigational skills are key to participating in the event. Weather conditions in the Scottish mountains should never be underestimated, your ability to navigate in poor visibility is crucial to your safety at the event. There will be a compulsory navigation test at registration check-in, which you must pass to take part in The Quad. See the Navigation Test section for details.
- Participants must comply with the compulsory kit list. Kit will be checked at registration check-in and there are spot checks throughout the course. See The Kit section for details.
- A good, progressive training programme is crucial and will enable you to actually enjoy the challenge! It should include walking/running, swimming, cycling and some sort of upper body workout for paddling; kayaking would be the best thing but training on the rowing machine in the gym would be a good substitute. Don’t forget that you have 2,500m of ascent and mountainous terrain so make sure you get out in as many hills as you can. For more information on training please see Training & Preparation.