Qawra 10 K – 5th January 2014

MAAA ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE 2013/2014

Qawra – Sunday 5th January 2014

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

CATEGORY ELIGIBILITY TIME DISTANCE
Seniors (Men & Women) Born: 1994 or before 8.00 am 10 K
Juniors (Men & Women) Born: 1995, 1996 8.00 am 10 K

FURTHER DETAILS

1. START and FINISH

The race will start by the Harmony Kiosk , Triq it-Trunciera, Qawra (200m down from the Oracle Casino in the direction of Qawra Point) and will end at Bay Square, Bugibba.

2. NUMBERS

Athletes are to run with the number assigned to them in the previous 2013-2014 Road Running League events.

3. ENTRIES

A. Only new entries [i.e. Senior/ Junior athletes not previously entered for the 2013 / 2014 Road Running Events] should be entered.

B. Send entries indicating: Name, Surname, Date of Birth to:

            ant.fava47@gmail.com

by not later than Friday 3rd January 2014.

4. ASSISTANCE TO ORGANISERS

Participating clubs are reminded that they are obliged to provide at least one helper to the Malta Amateur Athletic Association. Clubs are being requested to inform the MAAA in advance regarding the name of the official / s they will be providing. Helpers will mainly be used as course marshals and have to assemble at the start by no later than 7:30 a.m.

5. COURSE DESCRIPTION


After the start, the runners will head towards the Fra Ben Restaurant and then turn right in the direction of the Suncrest Hotel. Runners will head towards the Football Pitch at Bugibba and then will turn sharp left at the Traffic Lights Junction. Athletes will run on the left hand side of the road towards Salina and at a point indicated by a judge [which is about 200m past the Salina Hotel] they will turn back along the same route.

Runners will now run along the other side of the road and will only switch to the other side at an indicated point after Kennedy Grove.

After Kennedy Grove runners will head towards traffic lights and after going past the football ground will head towards Fra Ben and then run along the Qawra sea-front. The finish is at Bay Square, Bugibba.

MAAA Road Running League 2013-2014
League Race 3
Date Sunday 5th January, 2014
Venue Qawra
Distance 10 Kilometres
Start 8.00 am
Categories Seniors/ Juniors

Qawra10K

MAAA Awards Dinner 2013

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The Malta Amateur Athletic Association held this year’s Awards Dinner on the 12th December 2013.

In his opening address, MAAA President Anthony Chircop started by wishing, on behalf of the Council of the MAAA, all those present a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New year to all those present for the occasion.

On behalf of the MAAA Council he thanked all the Technical Officials that throughout the year helped the Association to control both the Track and Field and Road Running events.  He explained that the assistance of these officials was essential for the holding of the events.

The main reason for holding this event was to honour the best athletes, male and female, in each Track and Field category. Mr. Chircop explained how the Council selected the Athletes of the Year by using pre-set criteria where athletes are allotted points according to their best performances, performance and participation at the National Championships and International Events, National Records that they may have been registered during the year, as well as for medals won in International competitions abroad.  He congratulated all those who would be receiving the awards.

Last but not least the MAAA President took the opportunity to thank the leaders of the sports authorities, namely the Kunsill Malti Ghal l-Isport and the Malta Olympic Committee in Malta for their continuous assistance during the year.

Mr. Chircop concluding his address by expressing his gratitude for all the members of the Council, present as well as those who had served the MAAA with him throughout the last eighteen years, especially since he had decided not to contest the election for President of the Association in the next MAAA Council election. The time has come, he stated, for the Association to elect a new leader.

The athletes who were awarded honours were the following:-

Cadets
Male Matthew Gauci
Female Francesca Mercieca
Youths
Male Miguel Grixti, Andrea Cristiano and Stefano Pace Parascandalo
Female Janet Richards – Special Commendation to Laura Sammut
Intermediate-
Male Luke Farrugia – Special Commendation to Bradley Mifsud
Female Nicole Gatt
Junior
Male Luke Bezzina
Female Rachel Fitz
Seniors
Male Kevin Arthur Moore
Female Rebecca Camilleri
 
Athletes of the year (Overall)
Male Kevin Arthur Moore
Female Rebecca Camilleri

The awards were presented by The Hon. Luciaco Busuttil, Chairman KMS, Mr. Julian Pace Bonello, President MOC and Mr. Mark Cutajar, Vice President MOC.

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School Cross Country 2013 – Marsa, 4th December

The results of the School Cross Country Competition which was held on the 4th of December, are found below.

Cadet Boys
Cadet Girls
Youth Boys
Youth Girls
Primary Boys
Primary Girls

The turnout was very good, most likely a record, which was very encouraging for the MAAA.

Merit for the success of this event goes to all those teachers and helpers who helped out with the running of the event. Thanks also goes to the Head of Schools who understand the importance of physical education and running for the upbringing of children and who are supportive to such events.

Finally thanks goes to all the children who in their majority were truly disciplined and behaved very well.

MAAA

MAAA Cross Country League – Race 3 – Friday 13th December

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On Friday 13th December the Malta Amateur Athletic Association will organize the third competition in the series of five races known as the MAAA 2013-2014 Cross Country League for Cadets and Youths.

The competition will also include a Race for Intermediates which on the day will be combined with the Youths Race. The races will be held on the grass area around the Marsa Athletic Track and the adjacent training grounds.

There will also be Fun Runs for Kids and Cubs. The fun-runs are non-competitive runs.

Start and Finish

The Start and Finish of the MAAA Cross Country Races will be sited in the infield area of the Athletic Track

Programme of Events

TIMETABLE LEAGUE RACE DAY 1 – Friday 13th  December 2013

8:30 Intermediates born: 1997,  1998 3 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m 3.3 km
8:30 Youths born: 1999,  2000 3 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m 3.3 km
8:50 Cadets born: 2001, 2002 2 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m 2.2 km
9:10 Kids born: 2003, 2004 (fun-run) 1 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m 1.1 km
9:20 Cubs born: 2005, 2007 (fun-run) approx. 500m 500m

 

OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE RACES

1. COURSE

The races will be run over a course that will be confined to the grass area within the Marsa Sports Complex.

Cross Country

 

2. NUMBERS

Athletes are to run with the number assigned to them in this year’s League events.

3. ENTRIES

Entries are to be sent by email (please indicate name, surname, date of birth) to the following email addresses by not later than Tuesday 10th December:  Entries are to be sent to Mr A. Fava on the following email: ant.fava47@gmail.com

4. ASSISTANCE TO ORGANISERS

Participating clubs are reminded that they are obliged to provide at least one helper to the Malta Amateur Athletic Association. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR HELPER / S IN ADVANCE OF THE RACE BY WRITING TO:  edwin.g.attard@gmail.com

5. REGISTRATION

Clubs are reminded that all athletes are to be registered on the Official Registration Form. New registrations and / or Registration Renewals are to be submitted to by Tuesday 10th December 2013. Registrations are to be sent to Mr C. Pullicino at the following email:  cpullicino@hotmail.com       cc: ant.fava47@gmail.com