Today has started the 3rd edition of the Costa Brava Stage Run, an edition that has been waiting a year and a half due to cancellations and postponements due to the pandemic. This third edition has 90 runners of 17 different nationalities and with the illusion of organizing the event again and traveling the beautiful trails of the Costa Brava again. A route that today has made the 1st stage between Blanes and Tossa de Mar, 23km and 900m uphill, passing through Lloret de Mar and the most beautiful beaches at the beginning of the Costa Brava.
The race has two modalities with different distances, although the first stage is the same for both modalities. In the 125km race, the first three men classified were Guillem Busquets with 2:16:24, Gerard Martínez with 2:21:05 and Michael Henderickx with 2:23:53. In the female category, the winner was Marianne Rhode with 2:50:00, second Tadea Fian with 3:04:34 and in third position Karin van der Giessen with 3:25:22.
In the 85km modality, the first classified has been Carlos Antonio Lopez Rodriguez with 2:34:46, second Carlos Casquet with 2:35:53 and third position by Juan Perucha with 2:41:13. In the female category, the first classified was also the third absolute, Amelie Waerum Hauge with 2:39:46, second Amy Streeter with 2:55:08 and third Sessel Elmstrom with 2:58:11.
Tomorrow the race will cover the section between Castell beach in Palamós and l’Escala, and on Sunday, the final stage between Roses and Portbou, the end point of a dream route. The weather forecast is very good for the whole weekend and runners will be able to enjoy the route to its fullest.
You can find the results, videos and daily photographs on the race website (https://cbsr.run), as well as on their social networks.