Penyagolosa Trails 60K: Cosmin Ovidiu

Penyagolosa Trails 60K: Cosmin Ovidiu

This week is all about Penyagolosa Trails. Penyagolosa is part of the Ultra Trail World Series and takes place in Castellon, Spain with two distances 60k and 108k. Today we hear from Cosmin Ovidiu who completed the 60k distance with 3300m of elevation gain. He is full of life, lives, and trains in these mountains. He hopes complete the race a third time next year.


What was your last race? My last race was a mountain one, a Marathon and media, 60 kilometers of Penyagolosa Trails. 

How far was it? Was it a new distance? This race I did it twice. I done it in 9 hours and thirty minutes. 

What made you sign up for this race? Terrain, location, recommendation? This race is the most popular race in this zone. I live in Spain, near Castellon de la Plana.  This race had 1500 participants. It starts in Castellon, which is a city on the Mediterranean coast and ends up to the Mountains at an altitude of 1249 meters. Very beautiful  landscape. 

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What did you eat the most of at the aid stations? At the aid stations I have eaten sweets, chocolate, fruits, bananas, oranges, drink water. 

Do you listen to music? If yes, what's your song of the moment? I never listen to music when I am running, I need to concentrate myself. 


Would you do it again? Yes, of course I will do it again next year. 


What race is next? Next weekend!


What shoes did you wear? I wear Sportiva Akasha mountain shoes, I am very happy with this brand. 

Dream running destination? Race or holiday.  I love to run in Madrid Mountains

Thanks so much Cosmin! You can find Cosmin sharing his passion for mountains & running on Instagram @cosminovidiu12

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