The runner from Toledo, José Pablo Rodríguez Jiménez, won the Carrera de la Vega de Almuñécar after completing the 6-km run in less than 20 minutes and three seconds.
The women’s category was won by Irene Rancaño López from Córdoba, who ran the two laps of the circuit in 22 minutes 19 seconds. She came in overall 14th in the race.
As for the best result from a local competitor, it was from Francisco Javier Portillo who came first in that category taking 22 minutes and 32 seconds. Local runner María del Mar Alaminos Ruiz came first in the women’s local runner category, completing the run in 24 minutes, 52 seconds.
The Carrera de La Vega de Almuñécar is organised by the Club Atletismo Sexitano and the Municipal Sports Board and sponsored by Frutas Los Cursos, Gimnasio Olympia and Tien21.
The competition was not held in 2020 and 2021 because of Covid restrictions.
Editorial comment: the Vega lanes behind the Las Palomas gas station on the main road are a very pleasant walk or jogging route in the summer evenings because of the cool vega air. It’s also well worth the effort to walk in the early morning, as at both times of day the fruit trees give plenty of shade.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: JM de Haro)