Meyer takes AAUT

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Tue 17 Jul '12

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After 5 hot and dusty stages Timo Meyer emerged victorious from the tough Andalusian stage race Al Andalus Ultimate Trail. Organiser Paul Bateson picks up the story…

“The 2012 edition was an undeniable success thanks to the amazing spirit and perseverance of the competitors. Stage records were broken and friendships were made. We had the highest percentage of finishing runners and the greatest number of repeat participants.

© Al Andalus Ultimate Trail

“The temperatures reached up to 42 degrees Celsius during the day and dropped to 15 degrees some nights, but the checkpoint teams and campsite crew made everyone comfortable. Our route monitors, medical team, and motor crew insured safety and support all along the way. We are very grateful to everyone who gave their time, enthusiasm, and skills this past week.

© Al Andalus Ultimate Trail

Full results can be found here, with some great stage 2 images here.

Regarding the 2013 event, plans are already in place:

“We look forward to 2013 – our 5th Edition – with tremendous excitement. To kick-start the ceremonies, we’re offering a €100 discount to the Individual entry fee (€900) for the FIRST 20 ENTRIES for 2013 (discount applies to INDIVIDUAL entries only]. A reduced entry registration is guaranteed once the deposit of €350 is received.

“We are also introducing a €50 reduced Group rate for groups of 3 or more runners. Contact the organization at to start building your group, and tell your friends to meet you in Andalucia!

Registration is now open by clicking here

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The winners with RO Paul Bateson far right

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  1. Paul Bateson Jul 20, 08:49 AM

    Thanks for featuring the AAUT, it is already filling up and I think edition 5, (doesn’t time fly), could have a full, 100 max, field. Hope to make this edition extra special. Thanks to all the runners and staff who make this event possible.

  2. Orla kastberg Jul 20, 02:04 PM

    As a participant of this years AAUT, I can unequivocally say that this is one of the toughest and best run races I have attended. The staff was incredibly helpful and my fellow racers were supportive, generous, and friendly. The level of competition was high, but the level of comraderie was higher. I’m already making plans to go back next year.

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