The north face of Monrepós returns to the calendar of mountain races. The Traschinepro returns in its two Trail versions, plus the popular ride. And it will be on June 5 in Caldearenas. Registration is now open at www.traschinepro.com.
It is one of the sporting events tailored for those who are starting out in mountain races, those who are looking for quality training and those who choose to test themselves on terrain that allows crun, take risks on the descents and manage the effort on the way up. And all this in an environment that, little by little, race by race, comes out of ostracism. Caldearenas is the heart of this race promoted by the town council and under which the towns of Javierrelatre, Anzánigo, Aquilué, Estallo, Latre, San Vicente and Serué are administered.
This test was born six years ago, but it reaches the fifth edition since the 2020 one was suspended due to covid-19. The objective was to help publicize the territory. And he has succeeded. Traschinepro valued the south of the Alto Gállego region, the old pass from this part of the Pyrenees to Huesca capital. And, especially, a territory where the mountain range is as a backdrop to the north, the Peiró peak to the south and the foothills of the protected area of San Juan de la Peña to the west.
The queen race is 21 kilometers and 1,051 meters of positive elevation gain. It shares part of the 10K route, along the mythical Izarbe path. Before the steep climb is the warm-up and then the full slope that runs parallel to the Malacolla ravine to reach the cordel that becomes a nice up/down with views of the Peiró on the right and the Pyrenees on the left. After the cordel, in which the 1,467 meters of altitude are touched, a pronounced descent, where the path gives way to a track that leads to the finish line in Caldearenas.
The 10K is a fast race. Its 109 meters of positive slope testify to this. From Caldearenas, head towards Javierrelatre and from there return to the starting point along the Izarbe path. This distance and layout serve as a route for the popular walk accessible to (almost) all people regardless of their physical condition and that has a fun step over the waters of the Gállego river.