STRIDING OUT TO VICTORY
The first race in the 13th Marina Alta Circuit a Peu series took place in Pedreguer on Saturday, April 25, with over 1,000 athletes of all ages and abilities competing. Following on from their successes of 2008, eight members of local running club Costa Blanca Striders completed the demanding 10 kilometre course around the small market town, and two Striders managed to get their hands on trophies. In the Women’s Vets B class Amanda Fletcher was first home in a time of 46:56 and Jeff Whittington finished third in the Men’s Vets C class, completing the course in 42:06. In the Women’s Vets C category, Carol Hoare just missed out on an honour, finishing in fourth place in one hour exactly; husband, Ron just pipped her in 56:26. The other members of the club who successfully completed the demanding course were: Paul Elliott (49:12), Louise Ambler (49:59), Brian Boobier (50:24) and Steve Waller (53:34).
The overall winner of the men’s race was Mohamed Said Day Day of CA Lamuratti Denia in a splendid time of 33:29, runner-up was Ferran Xavier Estruch Camarena in 34:15 and in third spot was Juan Ramon Pous Perez in 34:24.
Carmen Sala Ferrer, running for Club Esportiu Ambra, was first home in the women’s race, in 40:14, second was Patricia Lopez Vicedo (41:12) and Olivia Peiró Sabater (42:28) took third place. Well done to all the finishers.
The next race in the series is on Saturday (May 2) in Pego. For more information visit the Som Esport website at www.somesport.com.If you are interested in joining the Moraira-based CB Striders, visit their blog spot at http://costablancastriders.blogspot.com for all the details.