DirectRooms.com – Adventure racing comes to Koh Samui on 25 June 2011
June 03, 2011 Sports News(PRLEAP.COM) The Koh Samui Trophy 2011 will consist of biking, running, swimming and kayaking and will feature teams made up of two people racing along the course. Depending on fitness levels pairs can enter the Adventure race, or for the slightly more hard core the Extreme race is just that, only for the extremely fit.
As a guideline, in the Extreme event competitors will be cycling through mountains for about 45km, so expect plenty of steep climbs. There'll then be a 1000m swim which is in the sea so this will be a battle against the currents and a life jacket must be worn at all times. The kayaking is then also in the sea for 10km and the final run is for 15km off road and through jungle trails.
People new to adventure racing can take on the Adventure race which is more suitable for first timers where the swimming and kayaking fixtures are half the length of the Extreme race. The run is 10km and the bike 30km which make it challenging but more manageable and the total race time is expected to take around three and a half hours.
Anyone travelling from nearby islands and Ao Nang hotels can head to Samui to watch the races which will happen on 25th June 2011.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: "This has international competitors so hotels will be filling up and reservations should be placed early."