La Sportiva Cyprus
trail race series:
The 25km/50km Troodos challenge
LOOP B -- CLICK ON
BOTTOM RIGHT OF PICTURE
FOR MOVESCOUNT MAP
ELEVATION -- LOOP B
We moved to the high Troodos for the fourth race
of the 2015 La Sportiva Cyprus Mountain Madness trail race series.
The two-in-one event held on September 27 featured both a 25km race and a 50km race. The 25km race route followed a circular course
(Loop B), and the 50km race route followed two different 25km
loops -- Loop A and Loop B (the same Loop B being followed by those
taking part in the shorter race.
Both races counted for points for the Mountain Madness series
-- ie winners of each race scored 15 points, second in each race
10 points etc.
The good news is that the Troodos hotel has generously offered runners and their families special prices should they wish to stay there the night before and/or after the La Sportiva Cyprus Mountain Madness Troodos Challenge on September 27.
To make use of the special prices, be sure when booking to mention that you are participating or assisting at the race.
This is the email from the hotel in which they spell out the deal:
It is always our pleasure to help and promote any activity that takes place in Troodos area!
At the moment there is availability both on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of September 2015.
Therefore, we could offer to all participants and their families the following special prices for Bed & Breakfast accommodation in our hotel (see table on the right)
Rates are quoted per person per night and include all taxes.
Rates are valid for Standard Rooms with Balcony, according to availability on the date of booking.
For 2-nights’ accommodation – further discount 3 Euros per person per night.
Please note that for the confirmation of any reservation, we need to have as a deposit 30% of the total amount at least 20 days prior to the group’s arrival.
TROODOS HOTEL OFFERS SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO TRAIL RUNNERS
Single Room 42.00 Euros per night
Double Room 28.00 Euros per person per night
Additional (3rd / 4th) person in the Room:
Infant (0-2 y.o.) Free of charge (in a baby cot)
Child (2-12 y.o.) 50% discount
Child (12+ y.o.) / Adult 25% discount
Half Board Supplement 13.00 Euros per person per night (children 2-12 y.o. 50% discount)
To make a reservation::
Address: Troodos Square, 4800 Troodos, Cyprus
Tel. No: +357 25 420000
Fax No: +357 25 420020
Pre-entry is COMPULSORY for those doing the 50km, but we encourage those planning to do the 25km to pre-enter. We will also take entries on the day for those planning to do the 25km.
Payment for both races will be taken on the day.
Entry fee for the 25km race: 10 euros.
Entry fee for the 50km race: 25 euros.
The 50km race will start at 6am on Loop A, while the 25km race will start at 10am on Loop B.
Elevation Loop A
Send an email to
if you would like us to provide
you with a Google Earth KMZ
or GPX link to either loop, or both.
The 50km race will serve as a trial run for the stand-alone international Buff® Troodos Mountain Ultra which will be launched in 2016 with 100km, 50km and 25km options.
1 Pavlos Mavrogiannis (Greece) 5:38,12
2 Oscar Sosa (Argentina) 5:44,10
3 Pambos Ioannou (Cyprus) 6:49,35
4 Chris Moss (UK) 7:19,47
5 Panayiotis Panayiotou (Cyprus) 7:38, 20
6 Evgeny Votyakov (Russia) 8:03,10
7 Misko Thomka (Slovakia) 8:13,36
8 Zed Muir (UK) 8:26,01
9 Oratios Ierodiakonou (Cyprus), George Andreou (Cyprus) 8:47,50
DNF: Valeriya Makarycheva (F) (Ukraine) – missed first loop time cut-off, Antoinette Albus (F) (Netherlands), Ioannis Gaiganis-medical withdrawal after 25km Loop A
1 Orfeas Kyriakou (Cyprus) 2:54,07
2 Vasilis Adamou (Cyprus) 3:03,46
3 Javier Marelli (Argentina) 3:17,10
4 Dan Storey (UK) 3:19,26
5 Nikolas Patsalos (Cyprus) 3:22,02
6 Sergio Nikolaides (Cyprus) 3:23,32
7 Tite Togni (F) (Italy) 3:24,13
8 Major Katalin (F) (Hungary) 3:25,02
9 Simon Rogers (UK) 3:33,26
10 George Sofokleous (Cyprus) 3:34,52
11 Sergey Lysionok (Lithuania) 3:35,13
12 Demetris Efstathiou (Cyprus) 3:35,52
13 Janet Anderson (F) (UK) 3:37,03
14 Nikolai Orekhov (Russia) 3:40,39
15 Viktoria Skorobohatko (F) (Ukraine) 3:41,52
16 Mary Fry (F) (UK) 3:44,34
17 Marios Hadjipetris (Cyprus) 3:37,52
18 Andreas Mashias (Cyprus), Alexandros Xanthopoulos (Cyprus), Alexandros Alexandrou (Cyprus) 3:56,10
21 Petros Aristidou (Cyprus) 3:59,50
22 Natalie Christopher (F) (Cyprus) 4:01,35
23 Lisa Hernandez (F) (UK) 4:03,17
24 Stuart Burling (UK) 4:05,10
25 Miroslav Rungo (Lithuania) 4:06,28
26 Darren Mole (UK) 4:08,44
27 Andreas Phylactou (Cyprus) 4:16,30
28 Isabelle Chrysanthou (F) (Luxembourg) 4:27,45
29 Celine Weir (F) (UK) 4:28,35
30 Quentin Macilray (UK) 4:34,03
31 George Antoniades (Cyprus) 4:39,11
32 John Pryce (UK) 4:53,13
33 Nikolaos Koronakis (Greece) 5:05
34 Florin Raicu (Romania) 5:20
35 Roger Wine (UK) 5:21
36 Andy Bashford (UK) 5:35
DNF: Elina Sofokleous (Cyprus) – medical withdrawal at 23km