he event took place in the town of Burgos Arija and got a length of 99.9 kilometers in 24 hours on August 6, 2013.
They sport of Stand Up Paddle fashion is already known. What every day there are more practitioners and supporters to "stand up paddle" is an unquestionable reality. That
in the "Stand Up Paddle" or SUP modalities there is increasing
competition, is an evidence: waves, long and short race distance,
beachrace, sprint, slalom, rafting ... But what had not taken place even
in everyone was an endurance of 24 hours, and this has taken place over
this past weekend in the town of Arija, in Burgos, bathed by the waters
of the Ebro Reservoir
the heading "SPAIN 24" and organized by IOSU, a company specializing in
conducting sports events, met a few athletes ready and willing to fight
against the clock, the middle, and of course, a struggle against
oneself, having to go as far in Stand Up Paddle board for 24 hours.
starting the test, conditions were not good for "Stand Up Paddle" by
the prevailing wind of about 8 knots but then the test became "epic" and
only real "heroes" as related Luis Garcia, head of IOSU: "the wind
picked up to 25 knots from the north and from the four p.m. dense fog
forced us to change the route to ensure the continuity of the evidence
in the best possible condition. We were really thinking of abandoning the race but participants were strong and desire were above the adverse weather. "
the strong wind, fog, and low temperatures marked the development of
the test for the first 12 hours.The three head were closing laps and
adding miles to your individual challenge and strategy, as this was a
very important aspect.
night and once lit the night circuit as well as tables and tracking
zodiacs, the wind died down and the dense fog took over the area, which
made the arrangements neutralize the event for a few hours until the
first safety daylight hours of Sunday.
"To be standing in the table became an odyssey"
this range, personal problems were removed from the test to Madrid
Antonio de la Rosa (international raider) who marched at the head at the
time, and later he did the Spaniard Ruben Salvador (winner of the Sella
SUP), staying alone the forefront of this challenge the Spaniard Ramón
Blanco. With the first rays of light and now no wind and
the water in perfect conditions for rowing, Northwind team member
continued its fight against the clock adding miles and miles over the
waters of the Ebro Reservoir
And finally, at about 12 noon on Sunday August 4, Ramón Blanco spent his last mark. It
had been 24 hours since the start, and GPS marked a distance of 99.9
kilometers, although not sound like much, if it is in the conditions
under which the test was held.
heroic? A challenge? Extreme sport?? Or just another way to live and
feel the Stand Up Paddle. For
Ramon Blanco "the distance traveled is not good, in that space of time
can make many more miles, but the weather certainly marked the
wind has been a key factor in the development of this first edition of
"SPAIN 24" says the Spaniard overcame: "with that wind, about 25 knots,
and as we travel the whipped by one side or the other, and added to the
water status very choppy and very choppy, it was standing room only at
the table turned into an ordeal. Otherwise very pleased with the result,
the organization and my fellow adventurers "emphasizes Ramon Blanco.
addition to the individual challenge, the organization also arranged a
more popular race race consisting of a 8 hours team. The winner in this mode was NORTHWIND team that conducted 54 kilometers.
and in order to promote the "Stand Up Paddle", the organization
arranged for baptisms free to all who came to Arija they could try and
experience the SUP, "a sport that each day has more followers, from both
a competitive and in the playful, and that is because it is very easy,
simple and above all, fun, "said Hector Perez, head of the School
" Sowing seeds "
year has developed two tests IOSU pioneers in the world of SUP, the
first for a month with Sella I SUP, and the recently concluded SPAIN 24. For
Luis Garcia "is about sowing seeds, to organize different from
traditional tests and gather together the personal challenges with
collective promotion of sport." Garcia states that since
"there are several companies and institutions that have contacted us to
perform similar tests next year, even outside our borders, and that
means gradually things are focusing well."
24 HOURS was organized by IOSU and was sponsored Arija City Council
through the Department of Sports. Also had the collaboration of
NORTHWIND KITE & SUP, ARIJA ADVENTURE, and ProTeams.
8 hours Victors: NORTHWIND Equipment: 54 km
Winner 24 hours: Ramón Blanco (Northwind, DRR): 99.9 km