Dillon Cassar and Roberta Schembri claimed the 10k road running National
Championship title with resounding victories, doubling up on their 5k victory
achieved earlier this year.

Mellieħa AC’s Cassar confirmed his dominance among the men, reaching the finish
line in 31:06 on the certified course in Ħal Far, edging out Luke Micallef (Pembroke
Athleta) and Simon Spiteri (St Patrick’s), who recorded very respectable 31:52 and
32:28 timings. This performance will continue to build-up Cassar’s confidence as he
prepares to represent Malta at the upcoming Mediterranean Games in Algeria.

Roberta Schembri registered another victory to add to her 5k National
Championship, with the Evolve runner coming in first among the women with a
35:45 timing. Zurrieq’s Joelle Cortis kept Schembri’s paces for large parts of the race
but had to eventually settle for second with 36:04, while Pembroke’s Lisa Bezzina
finished third with 37:05.

Gozo Athletix AC’s youngster David Borg claimed top spot among the Under 23s,
with a strong 33:35 performance, finishing fifth overall behind fellow Gozitan
Charlton Debono.