LNE An picture of the Penausen Trail organized in La Espina (Salas)
“There are thousands and thousands of popular runners whose daily motivation for playing sport is to have the illusion of preparing for one of these races,” explains Jorge Fernández. In his view, the necessities for holding these varieties of races should not nicely regulated in the area and this makes it unimaginable to fulfill them proper now due to the restrictions the pandemic seeks to deal with. A regulation which exists in different varieties of actions, sports activities and cultural, which profit from authorized safety: “There is a very big void, it is not understood that the concerts take place in a closed place and outdoor testing is not permitted. ”
The precedent of the race he organized in La Espina convinces him all the extra that it’s doable to do it safely, respecting strict guidelines, reminiscent of a limitation of the quantity of individuals (in La Espina there are had 125) or that the riders do the first two kilometers with a masks on and put it again on at the end, amongst different measures. “I made a very good team with the riders and with the town hall of Salas and we managed to move it forward without contagion,” stated Jorge Fernández.
All this leads him to assume that what is occurring is “an injustice”. “The message I want to send is that behind the popular races there are a lot of illusions and that, according to the protocols, the races can be organized without any problem”, Add.
He additionally doesn’t perceive the distinction between athletes who’re federated and people who should not. He defends that the sport is allowed for individuals who have a federative license, however he doesn’t know what the distinction is in phrases of the risk of being contaminated in contrast to those that don’t: “Having a license doesn’t deprive you of contagion.”
The drawback that this kind of occasion doesn’t happen is especially related in Asturias since, explains Jorge Fernández, “it is one of the regions where there are the most popular races”. Certain races which should be organized require the permits of the municipalities the place they may be held, which is now virtually unimaginable. “What I ask is that you stop to think and make a rule to be able to organize races because behind all this there are runners of all professions who have the illusion of participating“These careers have changed the lives of many people and always for the better,” he provides.
For this organizer of sporting occasions, director of Asturias Sport and Nature, one of the penalties of the pandemic is to be “The demonization of sport”: “There are concerts, votes, people in the street, which I find very good, but you cannot celebrate a race with a safety protocol”, Add. It is alleged by somebody who claims to have “self-confined”: “I reside self-confined, I am going out completely to do work duties that require my presence, it’s about having the most duty. particular person, to take care of oneself take care of others, however the world can’t cease ”, provides. It is evident that he won’t quit and can proceed to battle for extra races: “I have announced three races, one has taken place and the other two are going to go at all costs for me.”