XXll Volta Popular Gata de Gorgos

Race Date: Sunday, 24/03/2019
Race Distance: 10 Km

We arrived in Spain on Tuesday and it wasn’t only raining on the plain, but right outside our front door. Cold and windy too. But come race day the sky was clear-blue, the temperature up to 17 for the 10.00 start and the wind a cooling breeze – perfecto! There are twelve 10k road races every year in the Marina Alta series along the Costa Blanca coast, between February and June. This year we’ve entered two and the first was in Gata de Gorgos, a small town a few kilometres away. An undulating course through the old town backstreets, out into the vineyards and back, with a cheeky little uphill finish. There’s always a great atmosphere with lots of bands and the streets lined with cheering residents, plus a lively podium presentation with trophies for the first three M and F in each classification. This takes longer than the race! Winner finished in 35:24 and there were 1095 runners.