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Poignant touches for 2019 Pinolere Trail 

The sixth Pinolere Trail is taking shape. The La Orotava event, which will be held on April 27th, will see an emotional occasion before the big day of the race with a series of talks entitled Capsules of Life.

Marcos Fumero and Javier Vega will relate their life experiences full of struggle, tears and overcoming challen-ges. Cases very different from one another but they touch when trail running appears in their lives. These conferences will take place on April 26th, starting at 6.30pm, at the facilities of Intersport,at the El Trompo Commercial Multi-centre in La Orotava.

Last August, a little boy called Liam lost his life shortly before his fourth birthday. His struggle was tireless, that of his loved ones and that of the whole society as well. He died after fighting a tough battle against Tay-Sachs disease. It cannot be said that he lost the war. Not even a battle. He managed to turn the spotlight on a rare disease that affects the central nervous system. Marcos Fumero is his father and member of the Orotava-Clator Athletics Club, the organiser of the race. Marcos has proposed that his son’s fight not be forgotten.

Marcos will start his sporting-solidarity challenge this month, which consists of running up the three highest peaks in the United Kingdom in 24 hours. It will start in Scotland at Ben Nevis, which is the highest peak in the whole UK at 1344 metres. It will continue with the Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England with 978 metres above sea level; and will end with the Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, with a height of 1,085 metres.

After passing through English territory, he will return to Tenerife to tell how things have gone and will reveal if he has managed to reach the equator of its challenge, which will be completed by participating and finishing the Ultra mode (101 kilometres) of the Tenerife Bluetrail on June 7th.

Javier Vega dreamed of cars when he was young. He became fond of rallying while he began his professional military career. Precisely a car stole part of his life. He lost a third of his left leg in a traffic accident in 1993. Logical doubts then assailed him. What would be of his life? He found in trail running a way to overcome and now it is usual to see him in the mountains of Gran Canaria training or in a multitude of tests facing distances of even 65 kilometres.

The delivery of numbers for the Pinolere Trail will take place on April 25th and 26th, also in the facilities of Intersport, in the Multicentro Comercial El Trompo. All registrants must pass through the shop of one of the sponsors of the event to pick up a bag that gives a technical shirt comme-morating the event and other details as a gift. The pick-up time will coincide with the opening hours of the esta-blishment.

Another aspect that differen-tiates the Pinolere Trail from the rest of the tests is the care it gives to the details. For example, the absolute wi-nners, male and female, of the three modalities that compose the test, 11, 27 and 42 kilometres, will be awarded a ceramic trophy hand-made by an artisan from La Orotava.