2010 Race Review

Overall Men’s Champion: Lahcen Ahansal (18:11:57)

Overall Women’s Champion: Martine Hofstede (24:49:59)

Team: Might Contain Nuts (U.K.) Joe Green, Colm McCoy, and Barry French (66:52:11)

The winner of the Al Andalus Ultimate Trail 2010 was international champion Lahcen Ahansal, who completed the race in 18:11:57 hours.  Incredibly, this was almost 3.5 hours faster than 2009’s winner. Lahcen finished first in each stage except for the last where he placed 4th. Congratulations to Lahcen on a fantastic race and we hope to see you again in 2011!

Competitors comments

“Al Andalus Ultimate Trail is voor mij een hele mooie reis geweest. Een trail met een geweldige organisatie! Mensen die weten wat een trail voor lopers is. Bijna geen asfalt, alleen maar natuur, bos, woestijn, dorpjes, heerlijk! Het enthousiasme, goede organisatie en veel vriendschappen die ontstaan tijdens het lopen en aan het eind van de week is het een grote “loop-familie!” De trails zijn geweldig, mooi, zwaar, prachtig landschap in de hitte van de dag. waarna er mooie overnachtingsplaatsen zijn. Een trail die elke loper die van de natuur en de zon houdt op zijn/haar verlanglijstje wil hebben staan!” – Ingrid Peperkamp, Team Herbalife

“Al Andalusia Ultra Trail was a very nice journey. A race with a great organization of people who know what a trail for runners is. Almost no asphalt, just nature, forest, desert, villages, delicious! The enthusiasm, good organization and lots of friendships formed during the run and at the end of the week were a big “loop family! ” The trails are great, nice, heavy, beautiful landscape in the heat of the day. Then nice overnight. A trail that every runner who loves nature and loves the sun on his or her wishes to traverse !”
Ingrid Peperkamp, Team Herbalife ( translated )

“A fantastic ultra full of interesting and panoramic challenges. From a warm sun, soothing camp site, local Spanish cuisine, the undulating Andalus mountain course, and of course the awesome atmosphere created by the runners and race organizers. Not to forget mentioning the sympathetic Coventry research team who were there to lend an open ear at the end of a long running day. A well-established and organized ultra that caters to an international field, provides a friendly challenge to those wishing to attempt their first ultra or those wishing to compete.”
Ricardo Costa

“I’m glad I made the right choice in picking Al Andalus Ultimate Trail out of the many options I had! Kudos to the race crew for the fantastic organization, logistics and medical support rendered. The Singapore team felt the warmth of the people and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. It was an enriching and memorable experience for me to run amongst racers from all over the world and all walks of life. The race was tough but it was tougher having the whole experience come to an end !” – Hwee Hoon Khng

“The 2010 AAUT was fantastic. There was an amazing atmosphere around camp, and a course that all the competitors agree was challenging and beautiful. It was one of my favourites to work as a medic due to many things, the great staff, competitors and food to name a few. I’ll be back for sure, and will run one year as well.” – Andrew Murray, Scottland2Sahara

“The public congratulated us with so much fervor at the finish line, happy we had outbraved the Andalusian heat, the long tracks of olive trees, and the arid and semi-desertic lanes which never leave you relaxed.” – Widy Grego (translated)

“Had a great run this year, it was hard when running but so enjoyable once each day was conquered! The Marshalls and support crew were fab !” – Paula Green

“Great race – brilliant company! A big thanks to all the organizers – you were fantastic!! As the big man says – ” be back”….” – Bill Forman / Team Ripon

“Thanks so much to you and your team for organizing such a fantastic, hard and friendly race. Too many details to have a favorite moment, but sleeping under the stars on the sofa at the shooting club, after thoroughly enjoying the long day, will stay with me for a very long time! I hope to be back next year. Should be an ideal training event for the Diagonal des Fous!” – James McNaught

“Hola,compañeros, Quiero daros las gracias tanto a la organisacion como a todos los corredores por haber echo de esta carrera una de las cosas mas inportantes de mi vida todo un rreto sufrimiento, dolor, lagrimas pero a la vez una gran satisfacion de haber acabado una carrera tan dura como esta, e conocido gente de todos los paises lo cual quisiera volver a verlos por que a sido como una gran familia, resumiendo que si sois amantes de la aventura, y el poder de superacion no lo dudeis en participar en esta gran carrera.” – Jose Antonio Cano

“Hi Friends, I want to say many thanks to the organization as well as all of the runners for making this race one of the most imortant in all of my life; all the suffering, pain, tears, but at the same time great satisfaction in having finished a race so hard as this -and to know people from all of those countries who I would like to return to see them, because we have been a large family. To sum it up if you are a lover of adventure, you have the power to overcome those doubts about participating in this great race,” – Jose Antonio Cano ( translated )