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Totana Athletics Club athletes participated this weekend in the "Yeti Trail" and the "First Marathon Murcia" (04/11/2013)


A year held in the pretty village of El Berro in the heart of Sierra Espuna a new edition of the Yeti Trail, the fourth edition every year is gaining more adept and increases the quality of athletes exponentially.

A year too, the Club sent a representation Totana Athletics Club, formed by Agustín Carrasco atlelas, Simon Martinez and Jose Fernandez-Rufete.

The race started at 8 am, and a splendid day out after the fireworks they set out the nearly 200 athletes who had registered in this category.

After the first 8 Km from mild continuous ascent, athletes came to the marina facilities near the Fountain of Hilo, where he was the first supplies and from there began the first and true and climb to the summit of The Cribs, to 1406 meters high.

After a steep descent to the col pylon race continued descending to Barranco of In the middle, to back up first by a nice path to the house of the Holm oak then down the chute to start a hard climb of nearly 400 meters in just over a mile, until you reach the Snow Pits and Collado Mangueta.

So far, the corridors and had about 23 mile run and had promoted two of the three summits scheduled, the forces began to be undermined and there was still the hardest of the race.

At this point, Collado Mangueta, athletes started down the pipe that runs along the Barranco de Gallego, about three miles down very technical and dangerous, where even the organization had placed a healthcare team if there was any possible accident (either by the organization).

At the end of this fall, athletes arrive in a nice path parallel to the road until the Partridge recreation area, where he was the third supplies and where they began what was to be the last climb and harder by the lack force and the gap that would overcome, almost 800 meters in just 4 km.

It would go through the firewall of the recreational area of ​​the Partridge and then the pretty Senda del Caracol, reaching the peak of the run, located in Alhama Pepper of 1444 meters of altitude.

From there they started down the path that leads to Collado White (4th provisioning) and the forest trail of walls Leiva down to the Rambla de las Brujas to leave us at the gates of El Berro, and after passing through the camping village came to the finish line.

They were 44 hard miles that took their toll on an important part of brokers, because only reached the 200 goal 150 enrolled, either through injury or not to go through the time set by the various controls.

In're the CAT was affected, where two of his runners were unable to finish the race due to injury.

Who did reach goal was the athlete of the CAT José Fernández-Rufete, who with a time of 5:36:36 got placed in 33rd overall and reduce the time spent on other issues.

From the CAT want to congratulate everyone for their efforts and wish a speedy recovery to all that you should follow bearing the name of this club to all possible evidence.


The city of Murcia was filled last Sunday of thousands of athletes willing to travel 42,195 meters through the main thoroughfares Murcia, where I was the Marathon de Murcia From 8.30, time that turned out, 2,000 athletes, men and women over 18 years, are scattered throughout Murcia enjoying the first edition of the Marathon of Murcia, proof that he had not ever run in our city and that takes over from the Lorca Marathon which took place between 1982 and 1992.

The race ended with a complete and total victory Mandarache club, that filled the first two places in the overall and the first female athletes who wore his shirt.

The Lorca Guevara Raul Castellar was the brilliant winner, with a time of 2:38:21, followed by club mate Mateo Pesquer Campos, who set a time of 2:38:56.

The first woman in the marathon was also Mandarache Athletics Club.

Mercedes Merino arrived at position 104, posting a time of 3:11:10, the second fémina to enter was Silvia Rodriguez Ferro (Ouerunning Run 04), with a time of 3:19:22, ranking 170.

The temperature was very good with 23 degrees at the time of arrival, located in Hall Prince of Asturias.

Several hundred people in the line supported teammates, relatives and friends.

In this first edition, as usual there was broad participation of athletes Totana Athletics Club, which deserve to be recognized for their efforts, with the following:

Congratulations to all for this new sporting achievement.

Source: Club Atletismo Totana

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