The comedian and presenter has become a regular visitor to the island
His first visit was accompanying the renowned Spanish sportsman Xavi Llobet, and it wasn’t long before Lanzarote became his main getaway destination whenever his work commitments allowed it. For Javi Sancho, the island is “the perfect place to combine tranquillity, sport and nature”.
The landscapes are like nowhere else. It’s unique, what there is here on the island of Lanzarote is unique.
Videos of him running through the mountains while telling funny anecdotes are watched by thousands of people all over the world and are the origin of his current theatrical show “Del deporte también se sale” (You Can Also Get Away from Sport). In the show he recounts some of the events that have befallen him on the island.
Sancho tells us that one of his monologues is about when “we were at Sands Beach organising the following day and they told me I had to be at the door at 7:45 am already breakfasted, to which I responded: hold on, I’ve got all day go cycling, you tell me where you’re going to be at 11:00 am and I’ll see you there.” That story has made it into his performance.
Javier is surprised by the number of professional and amateur athletes he meets on the island every time he goes out to train.
What the island communicates to me is: Wow, what peace and quiet!
Not only does he go trail running; the comedian also enjoys his long bike rides on the island’s roads, which give him “a sense of tranquillity”. Above all, he stresses that “this is an island where everything can seem very uniform, but you never cease to discover incredible places, with landscapes that are like no other place in the world”.
In addition to cycling and trail running, he also swims, although he clarifies that “he hasn’t dedicated much time to the aquatic environment yet”.
Javi Sancho took part in the VI Tinajo Youtrail, a race he first participated in last year, after which he wanted to repeat the experience. This race was the first trail competition in which he put on a racing bib, and he did it “because of the affection I have for the island and because I think it’s a race that adapts to all levels of runners.
In addition, it’s an event with a very good atmosphere and the race passes through places with incredible landscapes”.