La Orotava race attracts 1,600 runners
Jonay González (29:49) in men and Raquel Arostegui (36:15) in women were proclaimed winners of the 10 kilometres of XLII Cross María Auxiliadora held in La Orotava.
With 1,600 runners, it is one of the most participative popular tests of the Canary Islands.
Runner Jonay lowered the record of the race by four seconds.
In the distance of ten kilometres, second was Héc-tor Afonso González (31:01) and Ricardo Hernández (31:13) while in females, the podium was completed with Amada de Jesús Sánchez (38:06) and Gema González (40:51).
The victory in five kilometres in men corres-ponded to Alejandro Amador Rodríguez (14:26), who surpassed Santiago Sosa (15:31) and Eliseo Serrano (15:38).
In the women’s category, the winner of the five kilometres was Carla Salazar (18:59), followed by Patricia Reverón (19:20) and Nadia García (19:26).
The San Isidro Salesianos School was in charge of the organisation, with the colla-boration of La Orotava coun-cil, various organisations and collaborating companies, together with a large group of collaborators.
Both the start and the finish line were located next to the Salesian San Isidro School and the participants, as in previous years, went through different streets and then took the road to La Luz, to the limits of the municipality of Los Realejos.
This athletic event had as a novelty this year the new design of a representative trophy for the test. The organisation delivered up to 130 trophies for the different categories, in addition to cash prizes for the first classified in the categories of 10 and 5 kilometres.