The raider profile
In Expedition Racing we normally find people from very distinct areas of activity and from very different places, ranging from the professional sportsman to the high tech consultant, passing by the students, doctors, housewives, etc. .
However in that diversity we can isolate some common characteristics and goals namely; a rich past full of sportive experience, a great love for the nature, a enormous need for the outdoors and above all a great spirit of adventure.
From their past as athletes the racers gather their experience in a large variety of sports techniques which transform them in polyvalent racers able to move in very different and hostile terrains. They also gain the needed physical endurance to overcome the long distances and periods of physical activity they are subjected during the race.
The love for nature and the need for the outdoor give them the inner strength and courage necessary in the difficult or dangerous situations, that are common in adventure and that make the difference of this sport to the other endurance sports. It also helps to temper the moods and to make the racer an expert in group dynamics and conflict solving techniques.
From the spirit of adventure rises their ability to deal with almost any situation with rapid and ingenious solutions and the natural capacity to read and interpretate maps and geographical information.
Thus, it requires a lot to become a truly competitive raider but nevertheless you have to start somewhere and The PORTUGAL eXPeDition RACE can be your chance to enter the amazing world of Expedition Racing.
The women raider…
Expedition Racing is one of the few sports in which men and women are part of the same team and by that fact, both are subjected to the same tests under the same rules.
Men and women in sport are not equal, especially in terms of physical performance but in Expedition racing several studies and current practice demonstrates that in long races they have equivalent performance. Which clearly indicates the presence of other important factors in the athletes overall performance. The most relevant aspects that contribute to these differences are: the diet, the differences in the hormonal and metabolical system, the way the muscles work and, of course, the psychological differences between men and women.
Thus, if you dare to test yourself and find that your limits are equal to the one of your partner join us in October to discover your true nature in the Guadiana lands.