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BIRKIRKARA SJ FLEUR-DE-LYS RACES ATTRACT SELL OUT CROWD

The Birkirkara St. Joseph Fleur-De-Lys Races closed of a successful 2018 season of races with the Republic Day tradition, the 5k and 10k routes, which attracted a good mix of athletes.

5km Race.

Kicking off first with a 5 minute headstart, the race was dominated by Dillon Cassar and Monalisa Camilleri. Cassar a relative newcomer to the sport has been making a name for himself whilst Camilleri has a successful track background to her name.

Cassar was followed by Dario Mangion and Mark Herrera whilst Camilleri was followed by Rachel Borg and Margaret Seguna.

10km Race.

From the onset, Andrew Douglas took a strong lead, striding ahead favourite to win the race Andrew Grech. Nevertheless Grech remained hot on Douglas’ heels to be the first Maltese to cross the finish line after Douglas.

Grech was followed by James Sciriha, who took his first podium placing in this race. In the females category, Roberta Schembri took a comfortable lead. In second place was Joelle Cortis whilst third on the podium was Carmen Vella.

“This year’s race is no different from previous years’ races, in that this is a sell out race. The weather has also been good to us with very favourable racing conditions on the day” enthused Euchar Camilleri, Race Director and Secretary General, Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club.

Race Prize Giving was held immediately after in the presence of Mr. Johan Mifsud, Sports Events Co-Ordinator, who presented trophies and prizes to the winners of the 5k Race, whilst Mr. Andre Grech, Deputy Mayor of Balzan and representing the Local Councils Central Region presented prizes to the winners of the 10k Race.

Age Group Winners – 10km

Female Over 35
Cutajar Alexia
Female Over 40
Zahra Celia
Female Over 45
Cassar Rosita
Female Over 50
Magri Simone
Male Over 35
Grech Mario
Male Over 40
Bartolo Charlo
Male Over 45
Balzan Jonathan
Male Over 50
Camilleri Charles
Male Over 55
Micallef Silvio
Male Over 60
Farrugia Joseph

Age Group Winners – 5km

Female Over 35
Camilleri Joanna
Female Over 40
Tanti Suzanne
Female Over 45
Hili Carmen
Female Over 50
Sammut Angele
Female Over 55
Spiteri Shaw Susan
Male Under 17
Vassallo Malcolm
Male Over 35
Ruiz Juan Pablo
Male Over 40
Schembri Alexander
Male Over 45
Cutajar Matthew
Male Over 50
Pirotta Pierre
Male Over 55
Mallia Joe
Male Over 60
Spiteri Ray
 
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