Spain Ultra Cup 10007463_621076624668805_8517248316968172878_nThis past weekend the second event on the Spanish Ultra Cup calendar took place in Penyagolosa, in the east of Spain near Valencia. The Penyagolosa Trails CSP is a race of 115km with 5,439M of ascent and 4,227 descent.  The race is semi-self sufficient and has a cut off time of 30 hours.Penyagolosa 12294773_800377670072108_4309116448482646017_n

A top quality spanish field stood on the line to conquer the beautiful trails of Penyagolosa at midnight in the town of Castellon. Sebas Sanchez Saez narrowly beat Remi Queral Ibanez for the win by twenty one seconds.  The women’s race was won by Mercedes Pila Viracocha  ahead of Silvia Trigueros Garrote by one and three quarter hours.

Mens Results 

Name Country Time
1 Sebas Sanchez Saez Spain 12:54:09
2 Remi Queral Ibanez Spain 12:54:28
3 Victor Bernad Blasco Spain 13:12:09
4 Paco Saez Marques Spain 13:35:46
5 Josep Cebria Garzo Spain 13:48:27

Women’s Results

Name Country Time
1 Mercedes Pila Viracocha Spain 15:02:13
2 Silvia Trigueros Garrote Spain 16:47:44
3 Jone Urkizu Mendiola Spain 17:19:07
4 Belen Agut Medall Spain 17:42:33
5 Yolanda Fernandez Spain 18:42:22

Getting there from the UK

Direct flights to Valencia are available through EasyJet and British Airways travelling out of London Gatwick. UK regional travellers will have to travel via London Gatwick as there would appear to be no other direct flights. The race start is around 80kms from Valencia.

The course profile below depicts what you will enjoy as you traverse the 115kms, basically a steady upward climb towards the finish point in Sant Joan de Penyagalosa in the national park of the same name.


All images are copyright & courtesy of Mayayo Oxigeno (

The images are below are from previous editions are show case the Penyagolosa trails.


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