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Valerie Farrugia wins Leadership Award

Valerie Farrugia

When Valerie Farrugia first ventured down to her local track to watch her son compete in his school’s sports day, little did she know that it would be the beginning of a journey that would see her named Malta’s 2013 winner of the European Athletics Women’s Leadership Award. [Read more…]

Jonathan Balzan is Malta’s Fastest Ever

Jonathan BalzanA BMW Malta Marathon and Half-Marathon that opened up with a record number of applications – 1050 at the last count – was enlivened by the setting of a new marathon record by Joshua Kipchumba.

It was clear from early on that the Kenyan, winner two years ago with a time of 2:21, was going to go below the 2:19:08 that the Sicily based Moroccan athlete Abdel Kebir Marchanne set back in 2005 such was the pace that he imposed. The questions was by how much. [Read more…]

Zurrieg Half 2005 Report

Carol Galea

Carol Galea

Zurrieq yesterday woke up to the shouts of hundreds of young children as they ran through the village core. With the roads free of any form of traffic, they took advantage of the number of fun runs organised by Zurrieq Wolves Athletics Club in celebration of the World Run Day to temporarily reclaim the roads for pedestrians. [Read more…]

Zurrieq Half 2004 Report

Christian Nemeth

Christian Nemeth

Nemeth and Galea shine brightest as the stars come out in Zurrieq by Paul Grech

The unusual sight of Peppi Azzopardi in full running gear welcomed Zurrieq residents early yesterday morning. Along with others like Xandru Grech and Andrea Cassar, popular television host Azzopardi took part in a fun run organised jointly by Caritas and Zurrieq International Half Mar-athon organisers to mark World Run Day where runners worldwide are encouraged to collect money for charity. [Read more…]

Zurrieq Half 2003 Report

Carol Galea - Zurrieg 2004

Carol Galea – Zurrieg 2004

Carol Galea defies fitness problems to set new course record by Paul Grech

Another half marathon, another Carol Galea win and another record. Arguably Malta’s finest ever long distance runner, Galea seems to get better every time she takes to the road and she confirmed this with another record breaking performance at the Zurrieq International Half Marathon. [Read more…]