Andre Rodrigues and also Ines Joao were crowned national champions of Trail Ultra this weekend, by plainly winning the Vouga Trail, in Sever do Vouga, a race with 55 kilometers as well as concerning 2,500 meters of unevenness that signed up with the training course, with travel through the Freita, Arestal as well as Ladário hills, more than three hundred athletes
In the men’s competitors, Andre Rodrigues won in 4:56.20 hours, surpassing Miguel Arsenio, who completed in 6.52 mins (5:03.12). He shut the platform with Bruno Silva, with 5: 07.20, ahead of Hugo Gonçalves (12 minutes behind the champion) and also Joao Cruz, at 23.31. As for the girls, Ines Joao finished the course in 6:02.21 hours, crossing the finish line with an advantage of 5.44 minutes for Ercília Machado and 9.15 for Cristina Arreiol. Vera Bernardo (at 22.44) and Nádia Casteleiro (at 24.10) complied with in the table.
From a cumulative point of sight, EDV – Viana Trail was national male champ, benefiting from the rankings of Andre Rodrigues (1st), Miguel Arsenio (2nd) and the Spaniard Mario Olmedo Sancha (5th). In 2nd area was Furfor Running Project, with Bruno Silva (3rd), Hugo Gonçalves (4th) as well as Carlos Ferreira (7th), as well as in third area was OCS – Arrábida Trail Team, with Ricardo Carreira (12th).
Trail party combined more than 2000 athletes.
Besides the primary race, which offered to specify the champions and had around 300 professional athletes, the weekend in Sever do Vouga was a true trail party, with the visibility of a total of 2,000 athletes amongst the staying five events in the program – Vouga Trail Ultra (55 km), Vouga Trail Long (37 km), Vouga Trail (27 kilometres), Vouga Mini Trail (17 kilometres), Caminhada Vouga and Vouga Kids -, in an event organized by Associaçao AZtrail, in partnership with the Municipality of Sever de Vouga.