This 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.
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.
|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|
|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|
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 (www.carrerasdemontana.com)
The images are below are from previous editions are show case the Penyagolosa trails.