University Camilo José Cela holds the 19th Rector’s Cross Country Run

The runners Anais Doñoro, from Camilo José Cela University, and Daniel Hernando, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, prevailed in the 19th Cross del Rector, part of the Circuito de Cross Universitario de Madrid.

The race was held again after a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, as every year, it took place on the Villafranca Campus of Camilo José Cela University.

A total of 149 runners took part in the competition, enjoying a sunny, if cold, morning. The event was opened by Emilio Lora-Tamayo, rector of Camilo José Cela University.

In this edition, the UCJC Rector’s Cross unified the distance to be covered for the male and female categories, establishing it at 6,500 metres. Anais Doñoro, winner in the women’s category, finished with a time of 19:40 minutes, while the winner of the men’s event, Daniel Hernando, finished with a time of 21:30 minutes.

The winners of each category in the Rector’s Cross were:

Individual Women’s

1st Anais Doñoro Gallardo

2º Iratxe Arenal Arribas

3º Ana Rodríguez Sacristán

Individual Men’s

1st Daniel Hernando Novo

2nd Santiago Fernández Pérez

3rd Oscar Becerril Roman

Women’s Team

1st Universidad Complutense de Madrid

2nd University Camilo José Cela

3rd Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Men’s Team

1st Madrid Polytechnic University

2nd Universidad Europea

3rd Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

7–8-year-olds minicross category

1st Marco Legido

2nd Alejandro González and Sofia Blanch

3rd Gonzalo Torrija

9–10-year-olds minicross category

1st Alonso Fernandez

2nd Gael García

3rd Jon Ivey

11–12-year-olds minicross category

1st Daniel Arranz

2nd Hugo Legido

3rd Marcos Varona