Complicated Jandilla “encierro”, but no gorings
With the weekenders gone from the “encierro”, the bulls from the Jandilla ranch had a little more space and sometimes raced in a pack that practically took over the street from side to side -and we shouldn’t forget that these animals are trained to run on the flat fields of their home.
The herd began the run led by one bull that took looked around, but continued on, not interested in going with his sharp horns. Runners fell right and left, but so far, only five have been taken to hospital for contusions and traumas (two in arms and two in legs and one wound in the head. No gorings.)
Bulls and oxen rounded the curve of Estafeta together, flying up the street, making it difficult for really long, good-lucking runs except in some cases.
Just when it seemed that we could write that the Jandillas had had a clean “encierro “, there were moments of tension when two bulls slipped and fell in the curve of Telefónica. The runners, in spite of the danger involved, helped the animal stand up. One of the bulls fell again in a small pile-up of runners on the right side of the entrance to the ring, but, once again, no gorings, probably due to the protective cape of San Fermín. The second fallen bull got up with more difficulty while the clock ticked. One minute before, his brothers had already entered the ring. Finally the “encierro” ended with a time of three minutes and 40 seconds.