Eletewater provides what we consider to be the best electrolyte product on the market. Proper hydration, as against being ‘well hydrated,’ is important and being hydrated with just pure water is a big cause of blisters. You can be well hydrated but missing the important sodium content gained by adding Eletewater. The extra fluid accumulates in the tissues of the feet causing swelling and then blisters. This is the fourth year Eletewater has supported Al Andalus Ultimate Trail and every competitor will have enough provided for the entire race, plus it will be available in the race shop.
The Tetrasock : 5 separate toe sleeves mean a healthier and more comfortable sock. Moisture and friction free. The perfect choice for Al Andalus competitors. Performance toesocks will be for sale at a special race price and amongst the prizes.
RaceSplitterOrganizers of trail running, mountain biking, ultras and other events are using RaceSplitter to plan and time events, and publish results afterwards. RaceSplitter, along with its companion online service, provides everything to time our event. Easily managing start lists, timing the race, listing the standings, exporting and working with the data & publishing results online. Al Andalus Ultimate Trail is working with RaceSplitter to provide accurate timing and results, and a hands-free experience for the runner. No longer will you dig through your backpack for your timing chip; our timing monitors will record your dorsal number upon arrival. Results will be published daily. Visit the RaceSplitter site for more information.
I like Injinji as a liner but for longer races I also recommend you wear a wool sock over them. TEKO make an excellent Merino wool sock using certified organic wool farming, chlorine-free treatment and the USA factory is wind-powered. The socks have seamless toes, ‘strike-zone’ cushioning, a fitted arch, heel, ankle and cuff, recycled polyester heel and toe for durability and ‘tekoMerino’ wool wicks moisture and regulates body temperature. These excellent socks will be available in the race shop and as prizes.
UK Gear produces specialized footwear for the armed forces. This includes the PT-03Desert, perfect for desert stage races, a winter version for very cold/wet conditions and the PT-1000. This shoe is the toughest, most hard-wearing shoe. The 1000 refers to the 1000 mile minimum life that these shoes are built to cover, and they will do much more than this. This is an ideal shoe for Al Andalus Ultimate Trail and this year UK Gear are generously providing over 1200 euros worth of shoes as prizes.
Mountain KingMountain King is the UK's leading manufacturer of trekking poles and are generously supplying Trail Blaze poles for the first 3 male and female competitors. We will also be selling them in the race shop and taking pre-orders for collection on arrival. As a guide, if you are under 178cm/5ft 10in choose the 110cm. Colours available, Black, Blue, Magenta or Orange. Race price 75 euros a pair.
The Race is based in the Hotel Manzanil and it will host the Gala dinner.
Poniente de GranadaThe Poniente de Granada is an organization which represents and promotes all of the towns and villages of the Poniente de Granada and is giving us their logistical support.
ALCIThe Group ALCI is the Loja Association for trade and industry, there aim is to boost the economic and social development of Loja and its surroundings. They will be supporting the race by providing assorted local products and promotion in the Loja area.
Mancomunidad Alhama de GranandaAn organization of Member villages which include stage hosts, Alhama de Granada, Jatar, and Jayena, plus other member villages through which the race will pass: Arenas del Rey, Fornes, Agron, Cacin and Salar are all supporting the race.
LojaThe Loja town council and their sports department have given full support to the race providing the infrastructure required to make this a top event including the use of the new sports stadium and funding for the Gala dinner.
44 days until race day!
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