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Ray Matthews
"I am passionate about my sport, with which the rest of the world has had a greater variety and access too for more years than the general UK athletes."

 

Formentera

Distance: 63km race in five stages.
Location: Island of Formentera, Baleares, Spain.
Concept: Combine a sporting event with a week's vacation.
8 Days and 7 Nights.
Dates: 26th May 2012 - 2nd June 2012
Details: Hotel accommodation, all meals included.
Services available: Massage.
Official Languages: Italian and English
Price: Programme Registration: €840.00 (Approximately £736.00*)
Race Registration: €100.00 (Approximately £88.00*)
Agency fee: €60.00 (Approximately £54.00*)
DORSAL Registration only €220.00 (Approximately £193.00*)
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*Exchange rate may vary, the figures provided are guidelines only

More Information:

Basic Information

A week's holiday with five days of racing on foot through the most spectacular sites on the island.

The race includes running five tests, with distances of approximately 9km, 7km, 12km, 8km and 21 km on dirt roads and back roads.

The total distance travelled is approximately 60km in five stages, with a day of rest between each stage.

A great holiday combining sun, beach, sport and nature in the pearl of the Balearic Islands, the last paradise of the Mediterranean, Formentera.

Accommodation

The accommodation is scheduled at the Hotel Riu La Mola. A four star hotel and will be the organisation's headquarters.

Things to consider

  • The stages are usually done each morning, leaving you with the rest of the day. (except for the first day, as the stage runs into the afternoon).
  • The stages are on back roads, tracks and trails.
  • The route is fully marked to avoid orientation problems.

Climate

It is difficult to make an accurate forecast, however, in this season, it is likely the weather conditions will be excellent. Daytime temperatures around expected to be approximately 25ºc - 35ºc and night temperatures between 10ºc - 20ºc.

Recommended material for the race

In the half marathon, it is recommended for safety reasons that each runner should carry a container with a minimum capacity of half a litre of water, however, refreshments are provided. It is highly recommended that each runner should also have:

  • A cap
  • A pair of sunglasses
  • A high SPF factor sunscreen
  • Compeed patches

PROGRAMME

  • Saturday, 26th May 20112

    Participants arrive and travel to the Rui Mola hotel.
    Each group is recorded and given their room keys.
    Delivery of the scooter: 4pm.
    Dinner is served at 8pm and the night is spent in the hotel.

  • Sunday, 27th May 2012

    Breakfast at the hotel and the scooter is delivered to those who did not pick up on Saturday
        10am:    Presentation of the weeks programme at the Riu la Mola hotel. Complimentary food available.
        11am:    Scrutineering and delivery of ridges.
        5.30pm:  Free travel to Pilar de la Mola.
        6pm:      Stage 1, approximately 9km. The tour has all been developed on the slopes and trails inside the island. It is very scenic,
                     weaving through astonishing pine forests to meet with ocean views and a lighthouse. Overnight accommodation and dinner is
                     served at the respective hotels.

  • Monday, 28th May 2012

    Breakfast at the hotel then a ride to the Cap de Barbaria lighthouse (approximately 20km).
        9am:    Stage 2 of Cap de Barbaria, approximately 7.8km. The stage will consist of hard soil and rocky paths until the wilder parts of
                   the island are reached, approximately 3km of feeder roads in two trenches.
        7pm:    Technical briefing for Stage 3, imaging tests already done. Complimentary food available.
        8pm:    Dinner is served at the hotel (overnight accommodation)

  • Tuesday, 29th May 2012

    Breakfast at the hotel and ride to Peix Estani, opposite the Hostal Lago Dorado Port Sale.
        9am:    Stage 3, approximately 12.2km. Estani des Peix - Cala Soana - Estani des Peix.
                   Departure and arrival at the Peix Estani. The Isla.Lago area is particular nice for swimming.
                   The stage has exceptional views of undulating terrain, especially in the Cala Soana breakwater, although this is technically
                   more complicated, so it is important to be vigilant.
        8pm:    Technical briefing for Stage 4. Dinner is served at the hotel (overnight accommodation).

  • Wednesday, 30th May 2012
  • Free day to visit the island or enjoy the beach.
    There is a possibility of an optional excursion to Ibiza.
    Dinner is served at 8pm at the hotel.

  • Thursday, 31st May 2012
  • Breakfast at the hotel and ride to the Big Sur area on the road between La Savina and Es Pujols.
        8.30am:    Stage 4, approximately 8km. La Savina - Las Servinas beach of Illetas - La Servina.
                        Leaving the port of La Savina, a long trail leads to the famous Salinas. The stages continues North of the island, Illetas,
                        where we enter the beach.
                        We explore the beach and return to the road. The stage follows another track to the famouse Moulin de la Sal, where we
                        go back to the beach, this time heading West. The track runs along the beach, passing famous bars such as the Pirate,
                        Shark and Big Sur to enter a path that leads to the finish in La Savina.
        8pm:        Technical briefing for stage 5. Complimentary food available. Dinner is served at the hotel.

  • Friday, 1st June 2012
  • Breakfast at the hotel and ride to the Mola lighthouse. Travel by bus to San Francesc.
        9.15am:    Stage 5, approximately 21km. San Francesc - Plaja Mitgjorn - Sa Punta de Fragata - El Pilar de la Mola - Faro.
                        It is the longest stage of the week and gives us an overall view of all settings visited on the previous stages, with a tour of
                        the island.
        8pm:        Dinner is served at the hotels.
        10pm:      Awards ceremony at the Hotel Riu La Mola pool with projected photographs of the event and a party with sangria and
                       music.

  • Saturday, 2nd June 2012

    Farewell breakfast and travel home.

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