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Results Commentary : Microsoft UK Challenge 2005
Map Memory
by Dan White
The wait was finally over for those teams entered in the Microsoft UK Challenge 2005. Many nervous and apprehensive faces were scattered amongst the competitors, with over half of the 700 entrants taking on Challenger World’s intelligent sport ....more

Perfect Timing
by Dan White
After a well-deserved rest, teams were greeted with the stunning Hafren forest for a fastest to finish on foot stage, where timing of entry to check and bonus points was all-important. Hafren is located in the beautiful Hinterland, approximately an h ....more

The Truth Is Out There
by Dan White
The second stage of the day permitted the teams to take the weight off their event-fatigued legs with a mountain bike serving as mode of transport.  This stage was two and a half hours in duration and had team’s riding on the fire trails t ....more

The Late Egg Race
by Andrew Hawkins
Stage 4 is the shortest in duration this year, but one of the most challenging due to its tricky nature, sleep depravation and heavy time penalties.

The goal of this one-hour fastest to finish stage was to construct an apparatus that enabl ....more

Property Portfolio
by Andrew Hawkins
The event was gifted with another beautiful day, with temperatures high and minimal cloud cover. The convoy of minivans, which were provided through event partner AVIS, again rolled out of base. Many a strange look was received from the local farmers ....more

Disasterous Dialect
by Andrew Hawkins
Senior Executives (SE) from each of the competing teams were brought into the action with key roles to play within the overall success of their team during this stage.  These SE ranged from MD’s, CEO’s, Directors and Vice Presidents ....more

The Last Shall Be The First
by Andrew Hawkins
This stage pitted teams head-to-head in a cunning ploy to get them competing directly against each other, at a crucial time in the event.  It additionally took some focus away from the physically dominant teams and totally focused all the teams' ....more

Going To The Prom
by Andrew Hawkins
After 7 gruelling stages and 3 days of intelligent sport action, teams could now feel the finish was near. One 2.5-hour stage, however stood in between the nerves that they were facing and the exhilaration and champagne that were waiting at the finis ....more

GCHQ Crowned Microsoft UK Challenge Champions
by Andrew Hawkins
Taking time out of their extraordinary day jobs to take on the world’s greatest team challenge in the Welsh Cambrian Mountains, government intelligence agency GCHQ triumphed over a field of 123 of the UK’s leading business teams to be cro ....more

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