On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the X edition of the Vuelta a Sierra Espuña took place.
The test of 55 kilometers distance, a difference of 2,300 meters positive and a limit of 300 registered, in which the great distance and hardness of the course was compensated thanks to a beautiful landscape and an impeccable organization.
The start and finish took place in the monastery of Santa Eulalia (Totana), where a dozen members of the Totana Athletics Club participated.
The first to complete the 55 km was José J. Fernández-Rufete who finished with a time of 6 hours and 49 minutes, followed by Carlos Ballester (7 hours and 25 minutes), Bartolo, Susi Andreu, Telesfora (10 hours and 48 minutes) ), María José Rodríguez, Ino, Pedro José Costa, José Javier and María José García (12 hours and 38 minutes).
In addition, on Sunday, April 8, the athletes of the CAT Juan Francisco García and Bartolomé Sánchez "Memé" participated in the IV Nogalte Extreme Trail that was held in the town of Puerto Lumbreras in Murcia.
The test consisted of two distances, one of 13 kilometers and 200 meters and another of 24 kilometers and 250 meters.
both modalities consisted of a mixed path of asphalt and forest track.
Juan Francisco García was the first to leave at 09:00 from Cabezo Juvenil de Cabezo La Jara finishing the more than 24 kilometers in a great time of 2 hours 48 minutes and 15 seconds ending the 40 in the general and 4th in the Veteran category Male B. One hour later the start was given to the 13-kilometer version in which "Memé" participated, finishing 3rd in the general and 2nd in the Senior Men's category, with a great time of 1 hour 5 minutes and 40 seconds. .