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Results Commentary : Microsoft UK Challenge 2007
Stage One - The Blair Woods Project
by Kate Bickford
With 122 teams (an all time record) registered for the 2007 Microsoft UK Challenge, the heat was on.

As the teams filed nervously into the event briefing, early on Wednesday evening, they had absolutely no idea what lay ahead of them over ....more

Stage Two - Hustler
by Kate Bickford
After a good night’s sleep for some and troubled dreams for others on Thursday morning stage two loomed.  Having been awake early, fed and watered the teams were transported to the Winscar Reservoir, full of anticipation of the tasks that ....more

Stage Three - Cranespotting
by Kate Bickford
With two such energy-sapping, muscle-aching and draining stages behind them the Microsoft UK Challenge organisers appeared to go soft on the teams by letting them off with a some what easy build stage - how appearances can be deceiving.

Ha ....more

Stage Four - E Z Rider
by Dan Geneen
The first side of this doubled-edged sword, Stage Four, commenced with the usual vigor and enthusiasm as do each of the events – total. As the teams were split into two groups to complete this dual stage (both stages Four and Five run concurren ....more

Stage Five - Pirates of the Peaks
by Dan Geneen
Stage 5 was set on Underbank Reservoir and was the other part of the day’s back to back challenge.  The stage was a set time stage where, set in 1655, the teams had to envisage that they had been recruited by the Royal Navy to rid the Cari ....more

Stage Six - Alien Dilemma
by Dan Geneen
After a day of hard-core physical and mental activity the teams thought they were on for a well earned rest.  At approximately 8pm on Friday evening, just as the competitors were settling into the bar for a cold beer the team captains were brief ....more

Stage Seven - Casino Royale
by Kate Bickford
Going into the final day of the 2007 Microsoft UK Challenge there was everything to play for as VT Group (team 94) were in the lead but hot on their heals were Dell (team 103) and AWE (team 113)
After a hard evening of mental strain the teams du ....more

Stage 8 - The Full Monty
by Kate Bickford
The Intelligent Sport® course designers at Challenger World couldn’t possibly stage an event in Sheffield without calling one of the event stages ‘The Full Monty’ and what better stage could they award the name to other than sta ....more

AWE BEAT THE BEST OF BRITISH BUSINESS
by Kate Bickford
DEFENCE ENGINEERS PROVE PHYSICAL & MENTAL PROWESS TO WIN THE 2007 MICROSOFT UK CHALLENGE
 
 
·         Over 800 competitors from the leading companies across the UK compete i ....more

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