Once again, Yolanda Valiente, sponsored by Lurbel, shows her extremely high quality as ultra distance runner with the second prize in the master category in the Transgrancanaria race (23hr, 33min), where she competed with the best international runners of this speciality. She emphasised that the “never-ending descents with abundance of loose stone” was the hardest part of the race, together with the “combination of rain, fog, wind and sun that made this race even more demanding”.
After her participation in the Transgrancanaria, again it should be pointed out the 125km she ran with 8000m of elevation gain. Despite all this, she reduced the time of 24 hours that she had planned at the beginning. And the same happened last year in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc®, as she was the winner in her category, breaking the record of the previous edition.
A mishap with the arriving of her luggage spoiled her race planning and it was impossible for her to leave a replacement equipment and additional food at the middle of the race. However, on the positive side, this setback was a compelling demonstration of the quality and resistance of Lurbel equipment that she wore during the whole race. This equipment resisted 125 km with rain, wind and heat.
The most significant test comes from the new t-shirt Furia, a new garment that will be presented in April within the new collection 2016/17. This shirt has been specially designed to be used by long distance runners who wear rucksack. The R+D of the company has been applied to the design of this shirt together with an improvement of the iDT technology, which has given rise to the iDT 3D technology. The result is a multi-use shirt: breathable, highly resistant and lightweight.
On the other hand, once again the Bmax socks have been a remarkable success. In this case, only with one pair of Bmax Track socks the runner was able to go over stony ground, which caused lots of friction because of the never-ending descents, with wet feet and many kilometres accumulated.
Great races, great results
It should be remembered that last year Yolanda showed she is the best in trail running, because at the age of fifty she was the winner in master category in the 168 km of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc®, with a record time of 34:25:00 hours, beating the previous time of 38:30:00 hours.