Albi Cedrés and Blanca Carralero were the big winners of the third edition of this race
The northern region of the island played host to an exceptional day of athletics with the third installment of the Haría Titán, a race that crowned Albi Cedrés and Blanca Carralero as the top finishers in the male and female divisions. Their victory, achieved by mastering the unique and challenging terrain of Haría, highlights the race’s reputation as a standout event in the Canary Islands’ trail running circuit.
Blessed with crystal-clear skies, an idyllic temperature of about 22ºC despite the late November date, and a calm windless day, Lanzarote’s superb weather conditions once again nurtured its vibrant outdoor sports culture. This perfect weather drew a large crowd of spectators to the Plaza de Haría, the race’s hub, serving as both the start and finish line. Additionally, numerous fans were spread out along the different segments of the race’s three courses—42km, 22km, and 14km—in the third Haría Titán, eager to partake in the excitement.
The best marathon runners were the outstanding Lanzarote runner from the HTT club, Albi Cedrés (3:52:15) and the Madrid runner from the Trailwalkers, Blanca Carralero (5:34:02). The male and female podiums of these 42km were completed by: the winner from Castilian-La Mancha Jesús Gil (4:009:33) and the Italian Donatello Rota (4:10:36), on the male side; and Mónica Ayerra, also from Madrid (5:53:30), and the Italian, already a regular participant in Haría Titán, Serena Piganzoli (6:05:38), for the women.
The La Palma man Yoel de Paz (1:37:48) and the Basque Leire Fernández (1:37:48) were the champions in the half marathon, followed by Sergio Machín (1:51:18), Tanausú Cabrera (1:55:32), Ainhoa Elizondo and the British Louise Falle (2:26:25), in that order in the male and female categories, respectively. While in the 14km Haría Titán Joven the winners were Eutimio Betancor (1:08:47) and Elisabeth Solero (1:29:05), who shared the podium with Raúl Caraballo (1:10:12), Samuel Rodríguez (1:11:06), Kat Leeman (1:34:23) and Eider Ruiz (1:38:31). De Paz declared after crossing the finish line that “he had really enjoyed the course and that it is always a pleasure to come to the island because if its spectacular landscapes and the good feelings he gets both inside and outside of the competition.” For her part, Leire Fernández said that “it will not be the last time she runs here because she really wants to repeat the experience but in the 42k distance.”
The Canarian trail festival based in the Lanzarote municipality even extended to the finishing touch of the trophy presentation ceremony. It is no wonder that the third edition of the Haría Titán surpassed the participation record with 706 registered runners, witnessing the consolidation of a competition whose demand crosses more borders every year with both a marked national presence, with representation from numerous Spanish autonomous communities, and also an international presence, with almost a dozen nations present in the north of the island.