At noon on Friday, December 18, the mayor of Yaiza, Óscar Noda, the councilor for Sports, Ángel Lago, and the head of Tourism, Ángel Domínguez, gave the start of the first edition of the Yaiza Extremo Sur Trail & MTB, in which more than 200 athletes will tour the spectacular landscapes of our municipality practicing trail running or mountain biking.
Leon drajer and Santiago Rodriguez were in charge of inaugurating the test, starting from the Plaza de La Alameda de Yaiza at 12:00 on Friday to complete the 45 km of route proposed by the mountain bike modality, after passing through the perceptive anticovid control installed at the entrance to the enclosure and which includes temperature measurement and hand washing with hydroalcoholic gel.
After them, in fifteen-minute intervals and in groups of five, the rest of the mountain bike participants assigned for the day on Friday left and from 2:15 p.m. the trail athletes joined, starting with those of the long distance, 21 km, and followed by the starter groups (13 km) that started at 15:15 hours.
The weather accompanied during the first day of the Yaiza Extremo Sur Trail & MTB, since despite threatening the rain for a time it finally held and the athletes were able to enjoy a fresh environment.
Today, Saturday, the competition continues with departures of all modalities from 8:00 am and so far, having already reached the halfway point of the test, there have been no incidents to regret nor has it been necessary to require medical assistance.
As a curiosity, the organization highlights the participation of three athletes who have disputed two modalities of the Yaiza Extremo Sur Trail & MTB as the runner Tessa Kortekaas, who yesterday completed the 45 km of the MTB and at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday ended the 21 km segment of the trail; Aitor Navarro, who has done the two trails, the 13 km and the 21 km, and is also a firm candidate to take first place in the short race; and Roberto Carlos, who has also completed the MTB and the 13 km trail.
This Sunday the competition continues until noon so that a total of 220 athletes can complete the test, 113 in the Trail modality – specifically 73 in the starter distance (13 km) and 40 in the 21 km distance – and 107 in the modality mountain bike with a distance of 45 km.
The head of Sports of Yaiza, Ángel Lago, is very satisfied with how the test is being developed and the compliance by athletes with the security measures imposed by the organization, highlighting that “it is also serving for some administrations to open eyes and see that there are alternatives that make it possible to make sports practice compatible with measures to prevent the spread of covid-19 “.
The results can be followed live through the event website http://www.yaizaextremosur.com/.