You don't see it every day that you can run through a military Air Base. It is a closed-off area where civilians cannot even peek and see miles upon miles of extension. This morning, 600 runners decided they would not miss the opportunity and took part in the first Los Volantones race at the Armilla facility. The test was named after the birds who want to learn how to fly by the organization. Alisa Susch, a girl of ten years and less, won the five-kilometer test.
Like the other six hundred participants, she survived the scorching heat and the relentless sun. Due to confusion at the entry, the races began with a delay of twenty minutes. Thousands of people had gathered early in the morning for the opening of the Base. It was a wonderful day for soldiers, civilians, and runners.
It may seem like twenty minutes, or hardly any, depending on your perspective, but it is a lot for an athlete who watches the sun rise over his head. Volantones participants sweated a lot, but they enjoyed the chance to show off their skills within a confinement that they usually train in. The five-kilometer race began with a military preamble by a patrol representing hosts. They positioned their flag in front of them and formed ranks to prepare to run it.
Cesareo Ceballos, the winner of the five-kilometre race, was the first to complete the journey in 15 minutes and 4 seconds. He was not satisfied, but he was still eager. Six days ago, he was ninth in the 10 km Andalusian Championship in Salobrena. I was alone for the first kilometer, but I did my best to keep up the pace. I had already run the race here for Three Kings Day, so I enjoyed the experience of it inside the Base. "Said the Todo suma runner, happy. At 45 seconds, Carlos Manzano Arredondo (Cueva de Nerja), followed by Manuel Terron(Granada Run Project), who completed the podium.
Six minutes later, Alisa Sushch, a young cadet runner from Rincon de la Victoria's Tuk Tuk Noodle, emerged. I had a great time. It was hard and there were obstacles I didn't know about, but they were fun, she sweetly said. The girl said, "I have run six-kilometer races before. I am not small but I love to run." She beat Barbara Alcalde (Triatarfe Seat Vigilsa), by 15 seconds.
Ceballos, Ceballos, and their friends were astonished to see who was leading the final ten-kilometer race. "It's Marcos!" They yelled. Marcos Beas, who was on the brink of heart attack, broke the winner's medal. He was right to feel excited. This week, he found out that he would be becoming a father. It is a double joy. These are days of intense emotions. Jose Miguel Rodriguez, my teammate, was leading the march. Francisco Padial joined the race and we had a great sprint to the cheers from the crowd. He later described a pass as recomposed the All Sum.
Ester Hidalgo won with less drama the victory. She grabbed her already born creature as quickly as she could, still complaining over the chinillo, and the flame. It was an amazing rush when I ran it for the Gran Premio de Fondo two years ago. I wanted to recreate those sensations, but I felt heavy and slow. It is a unique race in Granada, and while it is valued, it is important the military world get closer to civilian life," commented Cueva de Nerja. She said, "Now, I don't really have any goals. I'm content with the training sessions, trying lower the marks and recovering race sensations that are still missing," she added. Volantones are determined to fly higher than Icarus and continue flying high.