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New 42km route for three-part Pinolere Trial 

PAGE 38 New 42km route for  three-part Pinolere Trail

The 2018 Pinolere Trail has set its date in the calendar

On April 22nd, the fifth edition of the popular race will take place, having become one of the favourites for fans of mountain races of the islands.

Entries can be made on the website www.pinoleretrai-l.com and as a novelty, this year will have a new marathon mode of 42km.

Following the success of the last edition, in which the test hosted the Trail and Mountain Championship by the Canary Athletics Federation and the level of 600 participants was reached, this year the organisation wanted to take a step forward.

Thus, the new modality of 42km is born, a mountain marathon that will reach levels above 2,000 metres of altitude with challenging ascents and descents.

The starting point will take place at the Pinolere Ethno-graphic Museum and Park and will take in emblematic points of La Orotava, such as the park of Ramón Caminero, Montaña Limón or Cruz del Dornajito.

This format – the marathon – is an intermediate challenge between an ultra distance race and other shorter modalities. That is why in recent times it has become a reef for many participants, including elite.

As in the last edition, the Pinolere Trail, organised by the Club Atletismo Orotava-Clator and La Orotava council, also maintains distances of 27 and 11km.

The 27km modality will pass through the protected landscape of La Resbala, an important natural nucleus of Tenerife, and will face the tough climb of Los Guan-ches, a few miles away. The shortest will reach the Casa del Agua and return to the point of origin.

As every year, the orga-nisation continues to focus on spreading the sports, natural and cultural value of La Oro-tava. Later talks and activities will be confirmed confirming this line of work.