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Seasons starts with Wenzhou Outdoor Challenge in China tomorrow!

Friday, April 11th, 2014

China organize around 4 of the 5 best Adventure multisport team race in the world, if you ask us and many other top teams. Tomorrow starts the season this year again with Wenzhou Adventure Challenge. This year with 4 persons teams. We are going to have a hard battle with some of the best teams in the world, for 4 days. And it will be awesome. Legendary course designer Wei Jun make us never disappointed. He just make more and more wild and crazy hard courses in the wilderness, year after year. He always found new trails and creeks and rivers, and it will also be a lot of fun and absolutely beautiful and interesting place we pass when we run, bike and kayak. And this year also with inline skating. Please follow our updates on our facebook: www.facebook.com/thuleadventureteam , in you want some true inspiration!

Photos from Wenzhou last year:

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Our race schedule for 2014

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Here is our race calender for 2014:

 

11-14 April. Wenzhou Adventure Challenge, China. Team members: Martin, Jacky, Mimi and Marcel Hagener

 

22-24 April, Baise Outdoor Challenge, China, Team Members: Martin, Jacky, Mimi and Marcel Hagener

 

28-30 May, Penzhou Adventure Challenge, China, Team Members: Martin, Jacky, Mimi and Marcel Hagener

 

30 May, Race Of Champs, Falun, Sweden,  Per + ?

 

14 Juni, Swedish Cup, team members: Martin and Per

 

3-6, July, Raid Aran, Spain http://raidaran.com . Team Members: Martin, Per + 2 more

 

12 July, Outdoor Show Freidrichshafen + a trailrunning race, Germany

 

13 July, X-terra Sweden, Martin

 

10 Augusti: AIM Discovery Channel Challenge, Lindvallen, Sweden.

 

16 August: Ten Island Race, Sweden. Per and Martin (maybe not)

 

23-26 August, Wulong Mt Quest, China, Team Members: Martin, Jacky, Mimi and Marcel Hagener

 

30 August, Stockholm Extreme

 

4 Oktober, Raid Uppsala Sweden

 

26 October, X-terra World Championship, Hawaii (Martin, maybe)

 

1-7 November, Altitude Camp, Ecuador

 

7-15 November, AR World Championship: Team Members: Martin, Jacky, Mimi and Per Vestling

New Multisport Challenge in Gothenburg City

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Next weekend can you try multisport in Gothenburg City! Nordic Outdoor multisport challenge, 23 Mars. It´s a super-sprint race, with 6km trailrun – 4km kayak – 6km MTB. Welcome, and good luck to beat our captain!

http://icebug

citytrail.com/challengeflinta/

 

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The life is like a beautiful mountain!

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The 9 th of december with our team-mates, the Thule Adventure Team be world champions in 170h in Costa Rica again for the 2nd time. You have to know that it’s the first time in the history of ARWS…

After a tuff race like that, first you need take time to recovery and after realize and enjoy that you did it. This year we were lucky with Jacky because we have decided to share this time with our families in Costa Rica together. So, it was like when you are kids. I say that because after adventure race, all your habits falled like you are really young, you think just to sleep, eat, sleep, eat …and you are so tired or peharp lazy to want to do something else. And our parents after to be scared, stressed and excited during 170h, they are so proud and take care of us.

Anyway, for us it was a really great time and we have shared many things together…and at this time you feel that you are at the top of the big mountain!!!

But few days after, in 2 sec, we were under the rocks of this huge cliff.

Yes, the life is strange and not easy everyday even if we think that it’s unfair because this true is different in depends the person.

So, not really the time to enjoy our title…and i learnt that my dad is passed away…when you received the call, even if i was prepared because since long time my dad had a cancer, you are never really prepared for that!!! Imagine, the week before you spent Christmas together and when everybody are so exciting to celebrate the New Year, you had to organize your mind and try to really understand what it means…your dad is died.

Like i told you before, at this time it was the bottom of the mountain. A lot of the airports were closed because of the climate problems and so, we could ridge France 8 days after…and everybody waited me because i was his only daughter…

With Jacky, like in adventure race, we have done everything step by step. Try to control our emotions and keep going. All the time we were thinking, we know what we need to do and we can do that…because we did it!!!

So it’s crazy to think that in only one month, your body can be so high and also so low. Now it’s a new life for me

And when you are luckye because you have the opportunity to start a new life, you have 2 choices, keep your previous one or decide to do better…i’m a adventure racer and a competitor so i have decided to do better!!!

Now, i’m climbing the Teide in Canary Island…and i’m feeling soon at the Top of my Mountain :)

so the conclusion, we are World champions, we are also 1rst at the World Cup ranking, i’m exciting about my new life and i’m ready to climb all the mountains in the world!!!

 

see you soon and have a nice day

Mimi

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Nr 1 in the World Ranking again!

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Nr: 1 on the World Ranking, again!
Word from ARWS:

“Thule Adventure’s top position is even more impressive as they have only recorded 3 scores, while those just below them have counted the maximum 4 available. This will make them much harder to knock off top spot, especially if they race well in any World Series races next year. They are in a strong position as the world’s top Adventure Racing team.”

www.arworldseries.com

AR World Ranking Top 20 Teams

Ranking

Team Name

Points

1 Thule Adventure Team sweden flag SWE 563
2 Seagate new zealand flag NZL 550
3 Columbia Vidaraid spain flag ESP 513
4 Tecnu usa flag USA 453
5 Adidas Terrex Prunesco uk flag GBR 383
6 Haglofs Silva sweden flag SWE 368
7 Raidlight france flag FRA 294
8 Ecuador Explorer ecuador flag ECU 265
9 Bones usa flag USA 261
10 Merrell Adventure Addicts south africa flag RSA 238
11 BMS Multisport usa flag BRA 228
12 Vibram Lafuma france flag FRA 211
13 Bivouac Colts new zealand flag NZL 205
14 FJS Boosted by Midroc sweden flag SWE 186
15 QuasarLontra Kailash usa flag BRA 176
16 Team Switzerland switzerland flag SUI 170
17 Sweco Adventure Team sweden flag SWE 168
18 GearJunkie Yogaslackers usa flag USA 165
19 Omjakon finland flag FIN 155
20 Antioquia Trangoworld ecuador flag COL 140

 

 

Extreme & next races

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

 

We always try to improve our training, material and skills. This year have captian Martin take it to the extreme and also building something very extreme in the superlight and strong carbon fiber Textreme:

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Our first race this year is a 6 days stage MTB stage race in Andalucia, southern Spain, see: http://www.andaluciabikerace.com/. We are going there with 2 team, 1 women and 1 male team. Will be a good training week for the important stage races in China later this spring! The first China race is Wenzhou Adventure Challenge 12-14 April. We are also going to a trainingcamp togheter in Nazare, Portugal, in middle of Mars. Is the same place there our Thule Crew friend Garret McNamara set the World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed! So we guess it can be very hard to go our there with or surfskis!

Some days for a perfect recovery…and a Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

After 170h of exercise non-stop, a new title of World Champions and a lot of emotions; we had to take a break, a cool down time and give at our body everything to have the perfect recovery.

Since 2 years we are traveling every where in the world and we have missed some family times. So our dream it was to spend a normal christmas with all our families. And for that we had no choice :) …stayed in Costa Rica all together, our both families joined and enjoy some relaxing moments.

Our parents are not used to see us in these atmosphere but it’s so pleasant!!!

An easy schedule for each day, playa, fruit salad, power nap, playa with ice cream :) and have great time together around Costa Rica.

So before you let you also in family for your Christmas and really want to thank you for all your supports for this year and for the World Championship in Costa Rica.

We was awesome to read all your messages, for us it was a hard race and we have pushed our bodies over the limits to have our title back, but it was in same time our best memories during the race. We did it and we are proud about that!!!

Thanks again, see you soon ;)

Have a nice day!!!

Jacky and Mimi

PS: if you want to know more about this world : http://www.sleepmonsters.com/v2_races.php?article_id=8279

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Thule Adventure Team – World Champions again!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

After seven days  – Thule Adventure Team crossed the finish line in one of the hardest World Championships in Adventure Racing ever – as World Champions. Again.

This is the second time Thule Adventure Team wins the title. Last time was 2011.

Jacky Boisset and Mimi Guillot from France, Stuart Lynch from New Zealand and Albert Roca from Spain have been racing together through jungle, whitewater rivers, challenging mountains, mud up to their chests , mangrove swamps and tricky tide water during an entire week with only a few hours of sleep.

The 2013 World Championships in Costa Rica was even tougher than expected and many teams had to withdraw during the race.  But Thule Adventure Team managed to conquer all the challenges thanks to a successful team strategy with excellent navigation by Jacky and Stuart and also thanks to all of the four team members taking turns in micro sleeping in the boats. This way they lost less time against the other teams who stopped for several hours to get sleep.

Thule Adventure Team was more than 7 hours ahead of the second team on the last bike stage, Columbia Vidaraid from Spain. But had a really hard stage with stomach problems, sleeping issues and died leg, so they lost about 4-5h to the Spanish team. But still around 3h before on the finishline(they have´nt finish yet)

“Jacky, Mimi, Stuart and Albert has done an incredible race in Costa Rica. They win thanks to their incredible team work and a successful strategy in anticipating each challenge of this race. They’ve prepared themselves in the best possible way, both physically and with the strategy for the most evident aspects of the race, the sleep, the nutrition, to get sufficient drinking water and to prevent infections and blisters as much as possible. ”

- says Martin Flinta, Thule Adventure Team Captain. Stuart and Albert has done an excellent job as stand-ins for Martin and Per.

For media conctact: Team Captain Martin   : captainflinta (a) gmail.com , +46703370897

or

Our team navigator and stand in boss in Costa Rica: Jacky Boisset   (jacky.boisset ( a) gmail.com)  ( He is very tired and need to sleep for atleast 24h, so maybe not not answer quick)..

 

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Team on last long ride

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

150km MTB to go to and then a short rafting section and then a new World Title for our team, hopefully! 6h back to next team, Columbia VidaRaid

 

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Adventure Racing World Championship 2013 right now!

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

We are right now racing Adventure Racing World Championship in Costa Rica! Follow us here:

http://www.facebook.com/thuleadventureteam?fref=ts

or here:

https://twitter.com/thuleadventure

or here:

http://instagram.com/thuleadventure

 

 

Lot of webpages is also follow the race, here is one of them:

http://www.breathemag.ca/flashblog/category/arwc-2013/

 

We are right now in 1st position! 2 days and nights left!