The Barrables, Nick and Sarah-Jane, made Osorio their playground. They did it yesterday, in the queen categories (M21 and F21) of the second day of the Gran Canaria Orienteering Meeting 2020 – North Edition, a race that these days brings together a hundred participants from seven different countries on the island. The two winners, members of the OK Ravinen Nacka team, set the best times in a medium distance stage that passed through a mixed terrain circuit, between areas of monteverde, laurel forest, crops and open areas and that marked the first important differences for the general ranking.
Nick Barrable stopped the clock in 31 minutes and 18 seconds after 3.4 kilometers. David Pérez (OrientaGC) stayed close to the time set by the British athlete, who made a record of 33:40 – a time that, combined with the time he achieved in Teror on the opening day, allows him to lead the general classification. Héctor García (MajoVentura), who spent 36 minutes and 50 seconds completed the podium positions in this partial.
In F21, Sarah-Jane Barrable gave no choice. She completed the track in a time of 38 minutes and 27 seconds, a time 11 minutes and 10 seconds better than that of the second classified: Julia Pasquale (Agüico). Third in the stage this Sunday through the municipality of Teror was the Canarian Gara Díaz (Agüico), with a mark of 55:41. Sarah-Jane Barrable, who was the fastest in the opening stage due to the Teror helmet, commands with authority in the table.
In the M35 race, as happened on the first day, the fastest to cover the 3.1 kilometer circuit was the Canarian Himar Díaz (O-riéntate), with a time of 53:20. Cristian Guerra completed the top positions of the day’s classification, with a mark of 1:08:56. Díaz also leads the general of the category for over 35 years.
As happened the night before in Teror, Czech Kamila Mesiarkinova (47 minutes and 49 seconds) won the stage in the F35 category, followed by two national riders: Carolina Hoogland (1:01:49) and Jessica Pérez-Luzardo (1: 36:27). The general, after the first two days of the competition, is also led by Mesiarkinova.
Among the other categories that make up the GCOM 2020 machinery, the stage in Osorio left the triumphs of Juan Carlos Segades (M / F 16), Bruno Echevarría (M / 18), Guillermo Vega (M / 21B), of the Swede Micael Löfgren (M45), Macu Estévez (F45), the Swede Bertil Petersson (M55), the Irish Ger Power (F65), the Swede Peo Bengntsson (M75 +), the Italian Remo Madella (OpenA) and the Czech Ursina Schaerer ( OpenB).
Return to Arucas
The GCOM 2020-North Edition has reserved, for the day of this Monday, a training session by La Goleta (Arucas). 24 hours later, on Tuesday, December 29, the competition will run through an urban section through the town of Arucas. That appointment will be the prelude to the queen stage, reserved in this edition for the last stage: a long-distance race through the Riquianez area (Arucas). And to close 2020, the organization has planned another training session for December 31 in the urban area of Agaete.