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Close to 200 mountain bikers break trail at RAK showdown

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Dec. 08, 17 | 5:23 pm

RAS AL KHAIMAH: Some 188 riders from 16 clubs took part in the 1st Fox XC Race Showka held recently at Dam-2 Showka in Ras Al Khaimah and organized by
UAE MTB Jumeirah.

Organizers opened “fox trails” which were connected to existing trails composed of 4×4 jeep tracks, single tracks, as well as steep uphill and downhill tracks.

Ladies Open & Men’s Newbies categories needed four laps to complete the race wherein each laps is 3.5Kms long.

Those in the Men’s Expert Category did five laps; those in the Men’s Open Category did the longest race which is six laps at 3.5Kms each. It is a Le Mans starting style wherein all the riders were at least 20 meters away from their bikes needed to run to find and get their respective bikes



RACE RESULTS

A. Women Open Category (4 Laps)
1st Placer : #410, Rebecca Menke Time: 1:05:42 Completed 5 Laps
2nd Placer : #402, Claire Aniag Time: 1:06.01 3 Laps only
3rd Placer: #409, Jovie Amor Raniola Time 1:06.09 2 Laps Only

B. Men Open Category (6 Laps)
1st Placer : #101, Michael Bang Gronbech Time: 1:26.55
2nd Placer : #175, Fred Boyer Time: 1:32.28
3rd Placer: #104, Melobert Alejandro Time: 1:39..20

E. Men’s Newbies Category (4 Laps)
1st Placer : #393, Joseph Villarta Time: 1:23.39
2nd Placer : #316, Michael Subaldo Time: 1:24.38
3rd Placer: #375, Joven Villaester Time: 1:26:46

F. Men’s Experts Category (5 Laps)
1st Placer : #226, Kirby Andea Time: 1:34.37
2nd Placer : #207, John Amparado Time: 1:35.56
3rd Placer: #248, Henzon Isidro Time: 1:36.0

PARTICIPATING MOUNTAINBIKING CLUBS

1. UAE MTB JUMEIRAH
2. Jumeirah Enduro Team
3. Jumeirah Cycling Team
4. Jumeirah Wings
5. Eskinita Riders
6. Metro Bikers
7. RAK MTB Alliance
8. Al Ain MTB
9. Band of Bikers
10. Abu Dhabi Chaindrive MTB
11. Barangay 4X4 Riders
12. Pagpag Bikers
13 MTB Hot Boys
14. UAE MTB
15. The Cycle Hub
16. Al Ain Folding Bikers

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