This past weekend the first edition of the Aranjuez Triathlon where they took the victory Rocío Escudero e Ignacio Cabrera.
The city of Aranjuez hosted the fourth test of the Korona circuit Madrid, which will end in June with the dispute of the Ecotrimad.
To know firsthand how it was, we talked to Ramiro Lahera, Organizer of the test, to give us your impressions of the competition.
Our goals at 95% fulfilled
We have achieved 95% of the objectives, a success, since it was not an easy test, both for the limitations it had at the level of permits, as for all the needs of personal and the new location that we did not know.
The competition went quite well, the day was very good with 275 participants, where only nineteen athletes were missed at the start, something that surprised us, since after having anticipated the schedule due to permission issues, some Last minute casualties, but it was not.
The race is tough, but it's part of his personality
The swimming sector was very beautiful, with the exit when it was dawning. The water was a little cold but people liked it. The previous day we worked to remove the algae, although the truth is that there were still a few, but it is something that is planned to be solved in the next editions.
The bicycle sector liked a lot but it was hard, the triathletes told us this fact, but I think it is part of the personality of the test.
The foot race also liked. Although the triathletes began to run around 12 and it was somewhat hot, since the entire segment was in the shady gardens, it did not affect as much and they could enjoy it.
The pits near the finish line, a point for the public
The fact that everything was very close, the finish line, the pits and the arrival of the bike, made the spectators were very happy in the sense that they could see the participants and follow them at all times.
This It has been our test test, it has been good for us not to reach the maximum quota of registered, since this allows the organizer and the federation to see improvement points facing next year.
The town hall and the 28300 clubs and fundamental canoeing
Thank the city council involvement and especially to 28300 triathlon club de Aranjuez who have helped us a lot in the design of routes and especially in the coordination of the bike and the race on foot.
Undoubtedly, you also have to thank your work for canoeing club of Aranjuez, who were responsible for removing the algae the previous week and the entire swimming sector.
The test in two three years will be a national benchmark
We are very happy and we believe that next year is this test is going to grow and in two to three years it will become a benchmark test at the national level.
Also seen what we have seen, we are totally convinced that this test is going to limit 500 people no more.
It is a test with personality and with differential aspects. Apart from the routes and the proximity to Madrid, one of the characteristics that differentiate it is its privileged environment.
The fact that de is in full center of Aranjuez, run through the gardens, With the palaces, with the sources, etc. It is impressive both for athletes and for spectators.
The goal is for people to enjoy a medium distance triathlon in Madrid
The main objective was not to make a big test with many people, but to take it forward, one more MD event was needed in Madrid.
We know that the Aranjuez Triathlon is going to be a limited and well-kept event, we will try to make people enjoy a medium distance triathlon in Madrid, something that is not easy, as we all know, due to the limitations we have of water, roads, etc.