Trail Tren Burra, hiking the dog
Is it a dog or is it a dragon? That’s the first question it comes to your mind when you see the track of this race. And the second one is how did the organisers manage to draw such a comb when taking about the profile? Far from being hilly, Valladolid is known to be flat, but all those few hills they have offer them the possibility of making a trail up.
Setting questions apart, this was a great and wonderfully organised race, going through amazing areas which you don’t expect when seeing Zaratán from the distance. Thick and dreamt live oak groves that at times, you have the impression of coming across an elf or any other mythological creature from the nature.
Something similar happens when being at the top of a hill. You could have the impression of being William Wallace, running along the paths and seeing those endless up and down hilly paths, which beforehand, you knew they were going to burn your legs up. Visually appealing.
All those factors, along with the love set upon the race by the organisers, made the first Trail Tren Burra a race to be considered, above all by those without mountains, as a must in every trail runner year schedule.
Next year, dragons, elves, William Wallace and all the possible mythological creatures you may find will be awaiting you and your friends in Zaratán.
Ahora, aprendamos algo de vocabulario:
– Come to your mind: Venir a la mente
– Comb: Peine
– Far from being hilly: Lejos de ser montañoso
– Make something up: Inventarse algo
– Set something apart: Dejar algo a un lado
– Thick: Espeso, cerrado
– Live oak groves: Encinar
– At times: En ocasiones
– Come across: Encontrarse por casualidad
– Endless: Infinita/s, interminable/s
– Beforehand: De antemano
– Appealing: Atractivo, llamativo, interesante
– The love set upon: El amor depositado
– A must: Un deber, una obligación
– Schedule: Calendario