04 Oct Corvina REX participates in the Peñón de Ifach Lap
The emblematic Peñón de Ifach located in Calpe (Alicante), is surrounded by 3.200 meters of water, and 560 swimmers have participated in the original tour that went through them and after which a delicious pie of Corvina REX and vegetables was awaiting.
The waters of Calpe host one of the marine farms of Grupo Andromeda (to which Frescamar belongs) where Corvina REX, among other species, grows.
That is why the brand wanted to be close to the hundreds of swimmers who have dipped themselves into the water to surround this symbol of the Costa Blanca in the fifth edition of the “Vuelta al Peñón de Ifach”, organized this year by the Real Club Náutico de Calpe.
Chef Kike Peris has been in charge of making the great puff pastry pie stuffed with corvina and vegetables that meant about 600 servings as part of the provisioning.
The City Council of Calpe, through its Councilor of Sports Ana Sonri Sala, has applauded the fact of recovering this sporting event that was not held for five years and that is very interesting for the promotion of the municipality both at touristic and sporting levels.
The trophies, an original reproduction of the rock, have been made by the Occupational Center Maite Boronat from Calpe.
The number of enrollments has highly exceeded expectations and it should be noted that one third of the participants have been women.
Regarding places of origin, most of the swimmers came from the Valencian Community – Alicante and Valencia mainly – although athletes from other parts of Spain and even from Italy have participated.
Carlos Cuesta of Club Natació L’Alcudia was the first to reach the shore at 41 minutes and 46 seconds and, as for the local participants, Manuel Farrona (44 ’16) and Sandra Ortolá (46′ 46 “) have been the male and female winners, respectively.
These local participants, in addition to the trophy, have received a batch of Corvina REX from Erika Moya, Product Manager of Frescamar.
More than a hundred volunteers and an excellent temperature have completed the success of this sporting event that aims to double the number of participants in a few years and become an international event.