MALLORCA 5000 SKYRUNNING, A HIGH ALTITUDE RACE IN MALLORCA SPONSORED BY AMER E HIJOS – EN

At Amer e Hijos we have had the honour of being part of the recent edition of the Mallorca 5000 Skyrunning organised in Mallorca as well as being the main sponsor. A great sporting event that took place in the Serra de Tramuntana, once again rewarding the perseverance, effort and dedication of each of the hundreds of participants who did not fail to reach the finish line. The preparations took months of intense work and came to an end in the first introductory events where the collaboration of institutions, sponsors and collaborators was highlighted.

A few days before the race, our new headquarters was preparing to receive the runner’s bags, numbers and T-shirts for all the runners and relays. We installed a large photocall where all the people involved in this great sporting event had a great time. We had three wonderful days where we could experience the great atmosphere of this event that is consolidated year after year on the island. We held the traditional race briefing in our training room the day before the race, which was hosted by the organisation. After the briefing, we served refreshments to all the participants.

Race day

Runners from all over the island met at dawn on Saturday in Sóller with their eyes on Pollença, the finish line of this 66 km race. The runners started at six o’clock in the morning in the square of Sóller, facing a hard course with a passage through the five emblematic peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana. First they climbed l’Ofre, then Na Franquesa and then Puig de la Rateta before passing through Cúber, Massanella, Coll de Sa Batalla and Tomir to reach Pollença.

Classifications

Pau Bestard arrived around three o’clock in the afternoon, with the time of 9h.52:50. Second place went to Jaume Villanova (Viwo Hotels) with a time of 10h.23:21 and third place went to Daniel Muñoz (C. Muntanya Alcúdia) with 10h.25:06. Luis Gómez, from Altura, finished fourth with 10h.38:00 and Daniel Mayans (Matinam X Sommiar) finished fifth with a time of 10h.51:29.

The women were led by Asmaa Zammou, a native of Pollença, who clocked in at 12h:28:58. Cristina Prats (C. Muntanya Yais) was second with 12h.35:49 and Estefanía Martí (Comando Sa Serra) entered third with 13h.27:48. Elena Vera Kai (Sa Milana Alaró) was fourth at 13h.53: 41 and Marta Florit (Mallorca A Dalt de Tot) was fifth at 14h.11:12.

That is why we wanted to leave on our website some of these great moments lived together with runners and the organisation, which for another year has been managed by the teams of Matinam x somniar and La Secció de Muntanya de Pollença. Congratulations to all, organisation and runners, and we toast to many more editions like this one!

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