Last Sunday 18th was held the National Cross “Fiestas de la Virgen de Yecla 2016”. An edition that was marked by the cold, rain and mud that accompanied the athletes throughout the morning. The novelty was that this race counted with a very special podium formed by some of our armchairs, which were given as awards in the male and female elite categories. The podium included armchairs Lenny, La Caracola and Elvis but during the morning, as the rain became constant, they were replaced by 3 Arianne Garden outdoor modules which could be closed when not in use to avoid getting wet.
In the male elite category the champion was Haiseselassie, awarded with the Lenny chair, Carlos Mayo as runner-up won La Caracola and Ilias Fifa (Current European Champion in 5,000 m) as third placed, took the Elvis chair.
In the female elite category the champion was Tania Carter with the Lenny armchair as prize, Carolina Robles as second classified won La Caracola and Elena García as third classified was awarded with the Elvis chair.
An edition that will always be remembered by all the attendants for the rain, cold, mud, puddles and the athletes’ eagerness to overcome all weather adversities.