May 27, 2007

Planning For Next Season!




How is it possible that we are not even into the full swing of our 2007 race season when we have to start looking at applying for races in 2008!

Check out the latest update from Primal Quest...they are promising to return again in 2008 at an undisclosed U.S. location...my guess is Alaska or Hawaii, as they have gone through California in 02, Colorado in 03, Washington in 04 and into the Utah desert in 06...we'll have to wait and see I guess.

They are apparently accepting applications as of July 1st! Team Helly Hansen/MOMAR was giving serious consideration to competing in the Adventure Racing World Championships in Brazil next year...now the dilemma, which race holds more prestige, which will have the stronger field...and which will be more affordable. All questions that I would prefer to leave until September to look at.
Once this sport grabs a hold of your life, you are a goner!!

GR

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that Idaho is the location.

Do the other races (e.g. Brazil) as this PQ is going to be like a Beast of the East event. It will be nothing like 2006 as they say they are scaling back considerably and there is no TV or serious prize money.

Brent C said...

Did you see the open letter from Don Mann? I don't think Hawaii qualifies...

"We are working with world-class athletes in designing challenging, creative and diverse courses. We are now looking at 3 US mountain states for 2008 and looking at international venues for 2009 and beyond."

PQ is also supposed to be more expensive than last year's.

Brazil isn't likely to be cheap either though if you factor in travel.

Anonymous said...

Hey Gary
Looking forward to Race against you. We will probaly show up with a danish team if it is long and hard - but have not decided yet.
Cool page you got
\Niels (Roadrunners Adventure Team)