Passage en revue de la course 2011

Champion Homme : Riel Carol (19:16:00)

Champion Femme : Helen Taranowski (22:06:07)

Equipe: GB (U.K.) Paul Mott, Sharon Gayter, and Robert Treadwell (75:16:05)

Le gagnant de l’Al Andalus Ultimate Trail 2011 fut Riel Carol qui a terminé la coures en 19:16:00 heures – environs deux heures et demie devant Richard Webster qui a achevé la course avec le temps exceptionnel de 21:47:49. Helen Taranowski, notre concurrente la plus rapide, qui est également la troisième au classement, se classe juste derrière Richard ave environ 20 minutes de différence. L’équipe GB (Paul Mott, Sharon Gayter, Robert Treadwell) ont dominé le classement en équipe et Victor Garanto Faro est arrivé 5ème au classement général et premier espagnol.

Félicitations à tout qui ont participé, particulièrement à Riel qui a effectué une course irréprochable – Nous espérons tous vous voir à nouveau pour l’édition 2012!

Commentaires des participants

Je joins l’ensemble des remerciements qui vont à l’organisation, les volontaires et les autres concurrents qui nous ont fait vivre une merveilleuse semaine! J’ai vraiment profité à fond de cette merveilleuse course  autant que son concepteur Paul Bateson. Je garderai en mémoire l’étape 2, descendant la montagne, les jambes fatiguées,  en compagnie d’une famille de cerfs sauvages et sous un soleil de plomb : ce fût magique!! 

Riel Carol (GBR), 1er au classement général.

It was an incredible race, and the team worked so hard to make this a success. It really ranks up there as an excellent week of hard running. The trails were superb, all great running, remote, challenging and hot. Support was excellent, constant reassurance from motorcycles, efficient checkpoints with such encouraging volunteers, campsite food and villages were great entertainment and food and such a relaxing atmosphere. You really put on a good show.
Sharon Gayter (GB), 2nd place female, 1st place team TEAM GB

Massive thank you to the organisers, the support staff and the runners for making this (my first multi-stage event), an event that I will remember for many many years. The heat, the hills and some interesting technical sections made this a tough race that pushed me physically and mentally but I think I can now say, after a few days have passed, that even though it was tough, it was still fun and enjoyable.
Helen Taranowski (GBR), 3rd place overall and 1st place female

Congratulations to all who took part in this incredible adventure. It was awesome!! Thanks to Team Axarsport, the nurses, the “Check Pointers”, the “Research Team”, and to everyone who made the race possible!! You made me enjoy and have a great “vacation” week at my country but having to practice my English and French, which were a bit rotten. Thanks a lot. Hope to see you soon or if not maybe next year. I’ll be running faster by then, be prepared to run fast!!

Felicidades a todos los que tomaron parte de esta increible aventura. Fue genial!! Gracias al Equipo Axarsport, las enfermeras, las personas en los Puntos de Control, el Equipo de Investicación, y a todos los que hicieron posible la carrera!! Me hicisteis pasar una gran semana de “vacaciones” en mi propio país, teniendo que practicar mi Inglés y Francés. Espero volveros a ver pronto o sino el año que viene. Correré más rápido por entonces, así que estad preparados para correr rápido!!
Víctor Garanto Fajó (ESP), 5th place overall and 1st Spanish

Massive thanks to all the AAUT organisers for staging a challenging but thoroughly gratifying and humbling event, plus huge respect to all the competitors. For those who didn’t complete it, it’s not failure if you enjoyed it. It’s your courage that counts.
Robert Treadwell (GB), 1st place team TEAM GB

Thanks again for everything, I have done lots of events and you got all the big things right on this one! The atmosphere was fantastic
Tom Harper (GB)

Nach 5 Tagen und insgesamt 220 Kilometern habe ich erfolgreich den Al Andalus Ultimate Trail geschafft. Ein anspruchsvoller Lauf in traumhafter Umgebung. Sehr zu empfehlen!
Norman Bücher (DE)

Thanks to Paul and his crew for a fantastic event. Brilliant concept, brilliant course (but very tough) brilliant crew and brilliant organisation. I will be back for another dose of fun in the sun next year.
Edward Chapman (GB)