Thursday, May 18, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Oman Adventure 2006 from 17 to 22 DecemberThe second Oman Adventure race, for which reconnaissance has just been
in the Jabal Akhdar
in the Jabal Akhdar
completed, will take place in a totally different setting to the first year's
race. From 17 to 22 December, contestants will take on the largest mountain range
in the Sultanate of Oman, the Jabal Akhdar, whose highest peak stands at
The competition will take place between the sea and the mountains amidst
breathtaking scenery (badly needed breath at that!), leading contestants through
valleys to peaks and from mountain passes to canyons, with creative,
unexpected variations on the bike and run theme.
These variations will only be revealed at the last minute but we can assure
contestants that the aquarando (water hiking) course will not be technically
difficult but very impressive.
The mountain bike course will be highly varied and sometimes fairly
challenging with a few short sections requiring bikes to be carried. Certain
crossings will need to be made completely on foot.
Orienteering will be kept as simple as possible. You will only need to know
how to use basic GPS functions. The organisation is deliberately not marking
the course to avoid defacing nature.
In 2005, after a top-level contest, the Karine Baillet and Christophe Bignot
team won ahead of an Australian triathlete duo and an English adventure
sportsman and Omani triathlete pair.
For the second year of the race, there is continued interest from
triathletes along with adventure racing specialists and cross-country enthusiasts.
However, there are also very many newcomers among those competing for victory…
and the 6,000 euro prize money. These adventure and travel fans competing in
male, female or mixed teams will immerse themselves in the Omani landscape,
which absolutely must be explored.
The GFC competition registration fee is 600 euros per team. Sindbad–Voyages
is offering a Paris-Paris package for 1650 euros, including flights,
equipment, meals, 4x4 assistance, hotel and bivouacs.
Competition name: Oman Adventure
Year of running: Second
Type: Bike and run
Location: Sultanate of Oman
Dates: 17 to 22 December 2006
Team members: 2
Categories: 3 - Male, Female, Mixed
Types of courses: 2 - Extreme, Adventure
Number of teams: 30 to 40
Media coverage: Daily broadcasts on international
Permanent international Internet coverage
Organiser: GÉRARD FUSIL CONSULTANTS
56400 - BREC'H-FRANCE-
Tel + 33 (0)2 97 57 53 57
Fax + 33 (0)2 97 57 50 35
Participation fee: €600 per team
Value of 2006 first prize: 3000 euros
2nd° prize: 1600 euros
3rd° prize: 1000 euros
Package: Sindbad-Voyages, 50 rue Servan
Tel +33 (0)143381994
Monday, May 15, 2006
The stage is set for the final week in the Landrover G4 Challenge and its a question if Dimitie, the winner of the past two stages can hold on to the end. The team pairing have been set up and the all female Brazilian/Australian team will be working together so that at last one of them makes the final 4 head to head. Martin the strong South African who has been hampered with a leg injury will hope his pairing with an Argentinian will still keep him in contension. Many changes in the leaderboard could occur in the next few days as the teams enter the cold regions of the higher Andes were villages welcomed them with banners and dancing as they headed to the camp where they will restart tomorrow with strategy as the key.