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The event allowed participants to train hand in hand with many trail running stars

The North Face® Transgrancanaria® Training Camp

• Pau Bartoló, Nerea Martínez and the experts Antonio Ramos Gordillo, Clemente Alonso and Victor Plata offered this weekend talks about how to confront with guarantees a mountain race

• This Training Camp, organised by Arista, was aimed to train trail runners for the next edition of The North Face® Transgrancanaria, which will start on the 6th of March

After five successful previous editions, The North Face® Transgrancanaria 2015 is back. Last weekend, around 50 local runners who will take part in the run during the 6th and 8th of March attended the The North Face® Transgrancanaria Training Camp which included the visit of top world-wide professionals on trail running.

The runners from the Canary Islands took benefit from their presence in the sport facilities of El Garañón and had the opportunity to listen to their pieces of advice.

The attendees of this campus had the chance to get first-hand knowledge from the runner Pau Bartoló, elite trail runner and winner of the last editions of Transgrancanaria in the Advanced category; and from Nerea Martínez, winner of 2013 edition in Trasgrancanaria category.

The campus also included talks by several experts on topics related with sport and doping, as the Antidoping Commission President, Antonio Romos Gordillo; the thiathlete and coach, Clemente Alonso, and Victor Plata, psychotherapist and psioteparepeuta y expert in runners lesions.

Fernando González, Sports Director of The North Face® Transgrancanaria: “The fact that the runners have the chance to listen to this pieces of advice from elite runners and experts some weeks before the run will indeed improve the level”. He in particular underlined: “This opportunity will help them both in the physical training and to become familiar with the route in order to know how to face the different stretches”.

This Training Camp was held from the 16th to the 18th of January in the sport facilities of El Garañón with the aim of sharing both practical and theoretical knowledge on how to face such an intensive and tough run like the The North Face® Transgrancanaria.

This year, the run includes five races each of them with different difficulty level: Promo (17 kilometers), Starter (32), Marathon (44), Advance (83) and Transgrancanaria itself (125).

Also this year top level professionals attended the Training Camp in order to guide and advise those interested in improving their skills and in acquiring new techniques to be applied in trail runs. Furthermore, thanks to the talks given and know-how sharing by professionals, the attendees, who showed big interest and took active participation, had the chance to widen their knowledge on training, hydration, health and nutrition. As well, the 60 runners tested the new The North Face® footwear during the weekend with a successful results.

Throughout the two days the Campus lasted, the participants had the opportunity not only to attend talks but also to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the trainings. This event allowed them to train hand in hand with trail running stars, such as Bartoló and Martínez, and to get to know some of the new stretches of The North Face® Transgrancanaria.

This year, the Organization wanted to bring closer the race to the kids, with the first edition of the Child Training Camp. Last saturday a dozen children between 6 and 14 years old, enjoyed activities in touch with nature and received notions of elite runners, with whom they had the opportunity to train.

The North Face® Transgracanaria Training Camp is sponsored by The North Face and organised by Arista. The official site of the run includes all the information regarding to The North Face® Transgrancanaria: www.transgrancanaria.net

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