The XX Provincial Circuit of Popular Races Diputación de Albacete Ferroice/Ferlabs returns to competition after the break caused by the Fair. It will be on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. in Aguas Nuevas. The Trail Circuit also returns, which in this case offers a double date in Paterna del Madera on Sunday morning, at 08:30 am the last test of the Trail Cup and half an hour later the VI Paterna Trail.
The XII Aguas Nuevas Popular Race will have almost 450 athletes at the starting line, which will be located in the Plaza de Los Colonos. The participants will face a route of 8 kilometers on asphalt and dirt, a very fast route that does not offer any orographic difficulty. All the usual services have been planned: guarded parking at the entrance to the town, cloakroom and changing rooms in the sports hall and soccer field, supplies during the race, etc.
The three fastest athletes in the general and local classifications will win a trophy, with a ham for the first, a batch of Julián Olivas signature cheeses for the second and a case of wine courtesy of Agrocampo for the third. There will also be a special prize for the oldest athlete, the youngest and for the largest club. All those registered will receive a commemorative t-shirt and slippers to walk around the house.
The winners of the eleven previous editions were Diego Merlo, Francisco Núñez Chumillas, Patricio García Arturo Quijada, José Ángel Cifuentes Navalón, Óscar Céspedes, Severino Felipe, Gabriel García, Antonio Parra, Jesús Ángel Rodríguez and José Antonio Hernández in the male category, while In ladies they won Mª Elena Ruiz Nieva (3), Pilar Igarza (2), Eva Moreno (2), Mª Carmen Risueño (2), Violeta Bautista and Mª Ángeles Magán.
Trail in Paterna del Madera
At 08:30 on Sunday, the third test of the Trail Cup will begin, a series of mountain races with marathon distances. In this case, the runners will have to face a 34-kilometre route with 1,626 meters of accumulated positive elevation gain along paths, tracks and paths. The start and finish will be at the Adolfo Suárez Sports Complex, next to the pool. There will be prizes for the top three in all categories, as well as a trophy for the three fastest clubs taking into account the marks of their three best riders. This test also contemplates the ‘couples’ modality, with a prize for the first three.
At 09:00 hours the starting signal will be given for the VI Trail of Paterna del Madera, with a proposal of 17 kilometers and 926 meters of accumulated positive elevation gain. The individual prizes will be the same as in the Trail Cup. All registered runners will receive a gift bag made up of local products (sausage, chorizo and homemade sweets). The three most numerous clubs, in the sum of both tests, will be presented with a ham provided that they contribute a minimum of 15 runners.