It was in April 2022 that I made my debut in Backyard. It was in Proença-a-Nova, the first event that announced this modality in Portugal.
It was everything I expected, challenging and very tough!
As Backyard they are very familiar and social events and when empathy is achieved between the Organization, athletes and companions, the conditions for a fantastic environment are created – and that is what happened in the Backyard Incredibly Horizontes.
In October 2022 I returned to Proença-a-Nova's backyard, this time with the immense pride of being one of the 15 athletes who represented Portugal in the World Team Championship.
In 37 countries simultaneously, in a global synchronous event broadcast online, the World Team Championship was held, with the winner of each country gaining the right to be in the USA the following year, at the Individual World Championship.
Once again we were in Proença-a-Nova, where we gave our best, athletes, Organization and support teams.
For the first participation of a Portuguese team, we can consider it a success. And a life experience.
Backyard Ultra – it’s just one more lap.