James Stockings and Catherine Thornton were the absolute winners of the thirty-fourth edition of this stage test
The Lanzarote International Running Challenge organized by Club La Santa met all the expectations for running lovers, bringing together almost 1,000 runners of more than 28 nationalities during the four stages of the competition, spread over four days from November 26 to 29, and that already has new winners, James Stockings and Catherine Thornton, in the male and female categories respectively.
The four days served to give participants the opportunity to perform on various surfaces. Different terrains that changed and came together at the same time as the idyllic Lanzarote landscape was modified with each circuit.
The asphalt of the first 10km stage in which the Irish Colm Parnell and Catherine Thornton came out as the winners, gave way to 13km of volcanoes on a second day in which the British James Stockings and, again, Thornton won; while the third test moved to the golden sand of the Puerto del Carmen beach, where Stocking was at the top of the podium alongside Saran Flanagan.
The Tinajo lap was the last test of the competition in which dirt, asphalt and track were combined. At the same time as enjoying the spectacular landscape of the Tinache mountain, they also competed in the vicinity of Club La Santa and on their own athletics track. Closing day was when Stockings and Thornton confirmed themselves again as winners also in the general classification of this competition that began with its great characteristic atmosphere on 25 November, with the acclaimed Night Run in which the gold in the category of 7km went to Laurents Veruyten and Sarah Flanagam, while Daniel Betancor and Sara Rivas were in charge of being the first to complete the 4km at night.