Wednesday, July 06, 2016

5 Days of Spain: Andreu Blanes and Esther Gil got the Trophy



Ending five tough and intense days, Andreu Blanes and Esther Gil joined “in the same bag” the victory in the last stage and the winning of the 4th Pinares International Trophy / 5 Days of Spain 2016.


Started last Saturday and ended today the 4th Pinares International Trophy / 5 Days of Spain 2016, Foot Orienteering event that took place over seven stages, four of them scoring for the Spanish Foot Orienteering League 2016 and still the Spanish Mixed Sprint Relay Championships 2016. To the excellent maps and challenging courses in dream terrains, joined the organization a rich and varied social program, turning the event into a true milestone of the Peninsular Orienteering, which could be enjoyed by more than 1,300 athletes from 19 different countries.

Starting for the final stage - a Middle Distance raced hold in Covaleda - as leaders of the overall standings, Andreu Blanes and Esther Gil, both from Colivenc club, saw confirmed their supremacy by winning their respective Elite classes and taking the Trophy. Andreu Blanes got a tight win of 37 seconds on his teammate Antonio Martínez, with Roger Casal Fernández, another “Colivenc boy”, in the third position. In the Women Elite, Esther Gil (Colivenc) won comfortably on Ida Bobach (OK Pan Åhrus), with an advantage of nearly five minutes (!). Liudmila Sapronenkova got the third place, 5:43 after the winner.

Andreu Blanes and Esther Gil finished in the lead of the overall standings in the forest distances with, respectively, 4:05:08 and 3:50:01. Roger Casal was the second placed in the Men Elite, nearly eight minutes after Blanes. The second placed in the Women Elite was Sapronenkova, with more 17 minutes than Gil. António Martinez and Vera Mullerova got the third place.


Results

Stage 6 - Middle Distance

Men Elite
1. Andreu Blanes Reig (Colivenc) 31:29 (+ 00:00)
2. Antonio Martínez Pérez (Colivenc) 32:06 (+ 00:37)
3. Roger Casal Fernández (Colivenc) 32:26 (+ 00:57)
4. Javier Ruiz de la Herrán (COMA) 33:17 (+ 01:48)
5. Luis Nogueira de la Muela (COMA) 35:02 (+ 03:33)

Women Elite
1. Esther Gil i Brotons (Colivenc) 34:26 (+ 00:00)
2. Ida Bobach (OK Pan Aahrus) 39:20 (+ 04:54)
3. Liudmila Sapronenkova (Smolensk) 40:09 (+ 05:43)
4. Carmen Patiño Déniz (Tierra Tragame) 40:14 (+ 05:48)
5. Vera Mullerova (Amager Orientering) 40:19 (+ 05:53)


Overall Forest (stages 1, 2, 5 & 6)

Men Elite
1. Andreu Blanes Reig (Colivenc) 4:05:08 (+ 00:00)
2. Roger Casal Fernández (Colivenc) 4:13:07 (+ 07:59)
3. Antonio Martínez Pérez (Colivenc) 4:22:56 (+ 17:48)
4. Jari Sillman (OLV Zug) 4:26:00 (+ 20:52)
5. Tristan Bloemen (C.O. Liège) 4:31:49 (+ 26:41)
6. Javier Ruiz de la Herrán (COMA) 4:33:05 (+ 27:57)
7. Biel Ràfols Perramon (COC Barcelona) 4:55:36 (+ 50:28)
8. Oreste Garbani (O-92 Piano di Ma) 5:11:43 (+ 1:06:35)
9. Benet Totusaus Gargallo (Badalona-O) 5:18:35 (+ 1:13:27)
10. Greg Ahlswede (Escondite Madrid) 5:29:24 (+ 1:24:16)

Women Elite
1. Esther Gil i Brotons (Colivenc) 3:50:01 (+ 00:00)
2. Liudmila Sapronenkova (Smolensk) 4:07:01 (+ 17:00)
3. Vera Mullerova (Amager Orientering) 4:10:22 (+ 20:21)
4. Violeta Feliciano sanjuan (Colivenc) 4:42:54 (+ 52:53)
5. Alicia Cobo Caballero (Colivenc) 4:49:11 (+ 59:10)
6. Marta Guijo Alonso (Via Plata) 4:52:12 (+ 1:02:11)
7. Natalia Gurchenkova (Universidad Alicante) 4:53:31 (+ 1:03:30)
8. Katie Reynolds (Swansea Bay Orienteering) 4:53:59 (+ 1:03:58)
9. Ana Camarasa Pérez (Colivenc) 5:01:06 (+ 1:11:05)
10. Asia Karpelson (Yarkiy) 5:01:22 (+ 1:11:21)

Full results at http://www.5days2016.es/en/.

[Photo: FADO / facebook.com/FADO-Federación-Andaluza-de-Orientación/]

Joaquim Margarido

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