The Intermon Oxfam Trailwalker is a charity walk which takes place each year in Girona andMadrid, consisting of covering 100 kilometres in 32 hours, definitely a challenge not everybody can aspire to.

The challenge is faced by teams of 4 runners, with 2 assistants who follow them throughout the test in order to supply them with provisions and help them with anything they require.

The funds raised go directly to the Intermon Oxfam NGO, which assigns them to charitable causes, development projects and humanitarian actions.

Espuña puts its walking shoes on

Aware of the challenge this entails in sporting terms and, particularly, the values and charitable nature of the event, Espuña saw this as a good opportunity to encourage cohesion and teamwork among its employees, which is why it made the following internal proposal: if a team was formed, Espuña would cover the full cost of the sponsorship.

The proposal could not have been better received and a team was almost immediately set up. Training went on for weeks to prepare it to face the race through Girona, which goes from Olot to Sant Feliu de Guíxols. This year it took place on 18 and 19 April.

Espuña took the opportunity to promote cohesion and teamwork among its personnel.

The Espuña team trained for weeks in order to cover the 100km in 32 hours.

The Espuña Team

The Espuña Team

The Espuña team included the runners Xevi Bustillo Vila, Emili Santana Jurado, Juan Manuel Tavares Moreno and Ignasi Botet Cortés, while Silvia Molas Roca and Lucía Roca Clemente provided the assistance. They set out at 10 o’clock on Saturday morning and completed the walk in a total of 20 hours and 50 minutes, arriving at 6.50 on Sunday morning. Although very tired, all the participants agreed on how gratifying the walk had been.

The Girona Trailwalker was a resounding success: 376 registered teams, 336 of which crossed the finishing line in between 9 hours and 7 minutes and 30 hours and 53 minutes, raising more than 643,000 euros between them. In view of the results, this will definitely not be the last time Espuña takes part.