·The participation of more than 200 triathletes in the Solidarity Vertiathlon allowed more than 6,300 euros to be raised so that people with functional diversity can practice sports in equal conditions
·The young Xosé Pérez Blanco, barely 17 years old from the Lamargha-Beariz Triathlon club, was the fastest to complete the test, crossing the finish line under the hour (59 minutes and 51 seconds)
· Anais Rivas Torres from the Rías Baixas Triathlon Club won the women’s absolute category; and Pedro Pablo Bernárdez and Silvia Deira prevailed in the veterans category
· Among the youngest athletes who competed in the Solidarity Vertiathlon, Xosé Pérez and Antía Pazos stood out as winners in the cadet category and Yago Carballo as winner in junior
· The fifth edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon was organized for yet another year by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Baiona City Council with the sponsorship of Verti Seguros and the collaboration of FEGATRI
Another success of the Solidarity Vertiathlon of Baiona, which this Saturday celebrated its fifth edition with the collection of 6,300 euros for the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Club de Yates, which has been working for years for the inclusion of people with functional diversity in the nautical world , so that they can enjoy the sea under equal conditions.
Being able to offer more courses, activities and better services to people with physical, mental, sensory or intellectual disabilities is the main objective of the joint forces of Monte Real and the Baiona city council when it comes to promoting this solidarity triathlon, in the which also collaborated, one more year, the Galician Triathlon Federation at an organizational level, and Verti Seguros as the main sponsor of the event.
An event that generated great expectation this Saturday on the beaches and streets of Baiona, where hundreds of people, on a spectacular summer day, gathered to cheer on the more than 200 participating athletes, who completed a sprint triathlon with the sea always at their side. the view, since it is precisely this peculiarity, that of being held in a 100% maritime setting, one of the greatest attractions of the Baiona Vertiathlon.
After swimming the 750 meters that separate A Barbeira beach from the A Ribeira sandbank, the athletes cycled almost 20 kilometers along the streets of Baiona closest to the sea and finished the triathlon by running 5 kilometers along the Monte Boi peninsula, surrounding the historic Parador de Baiona.
Under the hour he completed the Vertiathlon route, the 17-year-old Xosé Pérez Blanco, from the Lamargha Beariz Triathlon, breaking the finish line in 59 minutes and 51 seconds. He was the fastest of all and won the grand prize of the sprint triathlon, winning the men’s absolute category. Anais Rivas Torres won the absolute female category, with a great performance and a result of one hour and eight minutes at the finish line.
In the category of male veterans, Pedro Pablo Bernárdez climbed to the top of the podium; and Silvia Deira Barcala, from the Vedra Olympic Club did the same in the category of female veterans.
In the cadet category, the victory went to Xosé Pérez Blanco from the Lamargha Beariz Triathlon, who won in this category as well as in the general; and for Antía Pazos García, from the Mar de Vigo Triathlon Club, who revalidated the victory achieved in the previous edition. The female junior category was deserted and the victory of the male category went to Yago Carballo, from the Mar de Vigo Triathlon Club.
In addition, two prizes were awarded to the best classified in the census in Baiona, which went to Sandra Santodomingo and David Giraldez, two of the most outstanding athletes in the fishing village, who have been imposing themselves in local events for years.
The Vertiathlon awards ceremony ended, as has become a tradition, with the delivery of the check with the money raised for the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club. A check valued at 6,300 euros that the director of the MAPFRE group, Luis Hernando de Larramendi, delivered to the vice-president of the Baiona club, Alejandro Retolaza.
Retolaza had words of recognition and admiration for the athletes who put all their efforts to complete the test while helping the club’s Adapted Sailing School. He also wanted to thank, on behalf of the entire Monte Real, the support of the large group of firms and companies that selflessly helped make this new edition of the Vertiathlon a reality. He also dedicated words of thanks to the residents of Baiona who each year, he said, turn to the solidarity event, making a great effort to allow the town to be closed for several hours.
A family photo of authorities and winners, joined by many participants, put an end to a Vertiathlon that has already announced the celebration of its sixth edition for September 2020.
FINAL CLASSIFICATION V BAIONA SOLIDARITY VERTIATHLON
1. XOSÉ PÉREZ LAMARGHA BEARIZ TRIATHLON
2. GABRIEL ALARCÓN ARTEIXO TRIATHLON
3. MARCOS PAULO ADE · OURENSE PAVILION SWIMMING
1. ANAIS RIVAS RÍAS BAIXAS TRIATHLON CLUB
2. VANESA VILLAR VAO TRIATHLON CLUB
3. NURIA ALVAREZ
1. PEDRO PABLO BERNARDEZ
2. JOSÉ LUIS LAMOSO RÍAS BAIXAS TRIATHLON CLUB
3. AGUSTÍN RÍOS RÍAS BAIXAS TRIATHLON CLUB
1. SILVIA DEIRA VEDRA OLYMPIC CLUB
2. LORENA GARCÍA MAR DE VIGO TRIATHLON CLUB
3. MARÍA JOSÉ VELÁZQUEZ VAO TRIATHLON CLUB
1. YAGO CARBALLO MAR DE VIGO TRIATHLON CLUB
2. MARCOS GONZÁLEZ MAR DE VIGO TRIATHLON CLUB
3. ANTÓN DÍAZ MAR DE VIGO TRIATHLON CLUB
1. XOSÉ PEREZ LAMARGHA BEARIZ TRIATHLON
2. JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ MOTOBIKE GALAICO PONTEVEDRA TRIATHLON
3. MARTÍN PRADO · FOGAR SPORTS GROUP
1. ANTÍA PAZOS MAR DE VIGO TRIATHLON CLUB
2. PAULA CARBALLO MAR DE VIGO TRIATHLON CLUB
3. SABELA MARÍA VÁZQUEZ PORRIÑO ATHLETICS CLUB
BEST RESULTS REGISTERED IN BAIONA
• MALE: DAVID GIRALDEZ
• FEMALE: SANDRA SANTODOMINGO
Baiona hosts this Saturday the celebration of the fifth edition of its solidarity triathlon with sprint format in which 238 athletes from all over Galicia will participate
· All the money raised will go to the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School, which offers people with functional diversity the possibility of sailing under equal conditions.
· The test is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Baiona city council with the collaboration of the Galician Triathlon Federation and the sponsorship of Verti Seguros
211 athletes will participate this Saturday in Baiona in a new edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon, a triathlon with a sprint format that for five years has been raising funds for the Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club.
It is precisely the Baiona club that, hand in hand with the Baiona city council, the collaboration of the Galician Triathlon Federation and the sponsorship of Verti Seguros, promotes this solidarity test with the aim of being able to continue financing all the courses and activities that it organizes free of charge so that people with functional diversity can navigate and enjoy the sea under equal conditions.
In this fifth edition, the Solidarity Vertiathlon will maintain the same test design as on previous occasions. It will have the scheme of a sprint triathlon, with a 750-meter swimming test, a 20-kilometer bicycle test and a final test in which the athletes must complete a 5-kilometer run.
The three tests will take place in scenarios related to the sea or with views of the sea, this peculiarity being one of the characteristics that makes this triathlon so special.
The competition will begin at four in the afternoon on A Barbeira beach, inside the Parador Nacional de Baiona, from where the swimming test will start. Athletes must go around the facilities of the Monte Real Club de Yates to A Ribeira beach, where they will find the first section of the link to the second of the tests, the cyclist.
At the basketball court in the area of La Palma they will take their bicycles, prepared in advance, and will undertake a journey of almost 20 kilometers consisting of three laps between the two roundabouts that give access to Baiona, Baredo and Santa Marta.
The last of the Vertiathlon tests will be the foot race. 5 kilometers surrounding the walled enclosure of the Monterreal peninsula, also known as the Monte Boi peninsula, in a double loop, where the Parador Nacional is located.
Once the tour is over, the gardens of the Monte Real Yacht Club will be the meeting point for the athletes at the award ceremony for the winners. Trophies will be given to the first classified of the different classes that participate: absolute male and female, veterans, youth, cadets and two special prizes to the best triathletes registered in Baiona.
In the last edition of the Vertiathlon, the winners were Denis Incutti, from the Ribeira Swimming Club; and María Lois, from the Arcade Infohouse Santiago. In veterans, Pedro Pablo Bernardez and Sandra Santodomingo took the victory; and Xoel Rodríguez and Antía Pazos won in cadet.
The official presentation of the fifth edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon of Baiona was held this morning at the Monte Real Club de Yates with the interventions of the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the General Secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia, José Ramón Lete; the General Director of Seniors and People with Disabilities, Ildefonso de la Campa; Provincial Deputy Santos Héctor Rodríguez; the FEGATRI delegate in Pontevedra, Enrique Hernández; and the marketing manager of Coca Cola European Partners, María Troncoso.
“The club started years ago with the adapted sailing school and we have been promoting this Vertiathlon initiative for five years. We understand that there is nothing more beautiful than an athlete helping another athlete, and even more so if it is from a different sport. The environment is wonderful and the town welcomes it with great affection, something that fills us with pride”
Alejandro Retolaza, Vice President of the Monte Real Yacht Club
“The people of Baiona are aware of social inclusion and the adapted sailing courses offered by the Monte Real Club de Yates are essential. We are committed to being an inclusive town and we are not going to stop putting all our efforts to guarantee that people with functional diversity feel more and more comfortable in the town of Baiona”
Carlos Gómez, Mayor of Bayonne
“There are two aspects of sport, two segments that are very important: one, the solidarity aspect, and the other, the inclusive aspect. Our motto in the xeral secretariat is “sport for life” and inclusive sport must also be worked on based on this motto, and that is why it is so important to hold this type of event”
José Ramón Lete Lasa, General Secretary for Sport
“Monte Real is an example of effective inclusive action, for several reasons. First, because they are promoting one of the main pillars on which we base inclusion policies: having people with functional diversity. And then for giving them visibility and normalizing their situation”
Ildefonso de la Campa, General Director of Seniors and People with Disabilities
“Monte Real has a rhythm of a lot of work and a lot of activity during the summer and the organizational effort of the club is truly exemplary, especially when this type of solidarity initiatives are also included in its program of events. From here I can only encourage all the athletes to join the event and all the people to come to Baiona to enjoy it”
Santos Héctor Rodríguez, provincial deputy
“The Solidarity Vertiathlon is in the form of a sprint triathlon, with a 750-meter swim, almost 20 kilometers by bike and a 5-kilometer run. It is a very nice test not only because of its characteristics but also because of the setting in which it takes place, always by the sea”
Enríque Hernández, FEGATRI delegate in Pontevedra
“The philosophy of the Monte Real Club de Yates fits very well with ours in the sense that we try to generate a current of work towards sustainability. And this Vertiathlon not only fits in this sense, but it is also a great initiative at a social level, involving a large number of athletes and different people, institutions and firms working together for the same purpose “
María Troncoso, Marketing Manager of Coca Cola European Partners
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