The Trailz in da Khoud XC Race, organised by Oman Trailbuilders, and supported by Muscat Bike Shop and Oman Bicycle, took place on 10th November in Al Khoud, Oman.
The adults race saw the 55 competitors riding as many laps of the fast 4.5km course as they could in 1 hour.
After a chaotic start, riders settled into a rhythm, with Shabib Al Balushi, David Price, and Steve Ross appearing from the technical climb and downhill section at the front of the pack, and started to form a gap to the chasing pack. Steve Ross had a spectacular crash on the downhill on lap two, and fell back from the front two as a result. David and Shabib continued to battle right up to the final lap, but Shabib managed to hang on for a hard fought victory.
The adults race was followed up by a kids race, with 18 kids completing a race around a twisty track, dodging the rocks and trying their best to power through the sandy corners. There were a few crashes, but all the kids received a medal for their efforts.
At the presentation, one child and one adult drawn at random from the entries, won a brand new fat bike, generously donated by the sponsors – Oman Bicycle and Muscat Bike Shop.
Event Page: https://www.trailforks.com/event/1591/