The First Cross Country Event of the Year was organised today, Sunday the 26th of October. The MAAA is pleased that a large number of children took part in these events. The results of these events are available in the Results section under Cross Country/2014/5. Photos are all courtesy of Wally Galea. Well done to all those who took part.
Team Malta took part in the 30th World Mountain Running Championships which were held at Casette di Massa, Tuscany on the 14th of September 2014.
In the Senior Men’s race (11.7km – 1100m elevation climb/450m elevation loss) Charlie Cilia (Agones) was first Maltese runner in ahead of Melvin Mifsud (Zurrieq Wolves Athletics Club) and Gerald Grech (Libertas). Overall they ran faster than representatives of 12 countries including those from Russia, Canada, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Serbia, Belarus, Monaco, San Marino and Andorra.
In the Senior Women race (8.4km – 710m elevation climb/245m elevation loss) Angele Sammut (St Patrick’s Athletics Club) was ahead of Carmen Hili (St.Patrick’s). Malta was the only small nation taking part in the Senior Women race and overall they ran faster than representatives of 8 countries including Australia, Turkey, Canada, Serbia, Hungary, Israel, Belarus and Macedonia.
The group was supported by the sponsorship of Perskindol Malta.
More photos available on:
What is Mountain Running
Just like traditional races as we know them, the philosophy of mountain running is based on the time factor, how to reach the finish taking the defined way as fast as possible. Mountain running competitions can be of 2 types: uphill only or uphill & downhill. Distances range from short routes of 3-7km to longer treks up to a maximum of 45km, and there are courses that suit every ability and age group, designed to eliminate danger. Equipment such as backpacks, sticks, ropes and compass are not allowed.
On Sunday 26th October the Malta Amateur Athletic Association will organize the first competition in the series of five races known as the MAAA 2014-2015 Cross Country League for Kids, 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 Cubs. The fun-runs are non-competitive runs and no results will be issued.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
|TIMETABLE LEAGUE RACE DAY 1 – Sunday 26th October 2014
||born: 2000, 2001
||3 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m
||born: 2002, 2003
||2 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m
||born: 2004, 2005
||1 x 1 lap of approx. 1000m
||born: 2006, 2007
||(fun-run) approx. 500m
START AND FINISH
The Start and Finish of the MAAA Cross Country Races will be sited in the infield area of the Athletic Track
The races will be run over a course that will be confined to the grass area within the Marsa Sports Complex
Athletes are to run with a number that will be assigned to them for this year’s League events
Entries are to be sent by email (please indicate name, surname, date of birth) to the following email addresses by not later than Wednesday 23rd October: Entries are to be sent to Mr A. Fava on the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 Wednesday 23rd October 2014. Registrations are to be sent to Mr C. Pullicino at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org cc: email@example.com
|PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
||born: 1995 or before
||born: 1996, 1997
||born: 1998, 1999
START AND FINISH
The race starts and finishes in the vicinity of St Matthew Church, Maqluba, Qrendi.
Athletes who ran in Race 1 (Siggiewi) are to keep the number-bibs given to them for the rest of the 2014-2015 MAAA Road Running Season. New numbers will be issued for athletes who did not run in Siggiewi.
|ASSISTANCE TO ORGANISERS
||Participating clubs are reminded that as per statute they are to provide at least one helper to the MAAA.(THANK YOU TO THE MANY CLUBS THAT PROVIDED HELPERS AT SIGGIEWI )
- START – The race will start at the junction between Triq Hagar Qim and Triq it- Tempesta (i.e. about 150m past St Matthew Church in the direction of Hagar Qim).
- ROUTE (out) – Runners will run down the Qrendi – Mqabba Bypass and will run past
- TURN-ROUND POINT – There will be a turn-round point on Triq il-Konvoj ta’ Santa Marija (i.e. Bypass). The turn-round point is sited a few metres before the turning into Triq l-Imqabba.
- ROUTE (back) – Runners will turn and head back along the Mqabba -Qrendi Bypass in the direction of St Matthew Church,
- FINISH – The site of the finish is adjacent to St Matthew Church.
Entries on the Entry Sheet (see Forms from website side-Menu) are to be sent in by all participating clubs by Wednesday 29th October 2014. Entries are to be sent to Mr A. Fava at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Mr C. Pullicino at email@example.com by Wednesday 29th October 2014.
It was a great showing today – 1st race of the season with over 140 athletes taking part.
Well done to all athletes who participated in this event.
The performances and placings of all the athletes who took part in this race are found in the Results section.
Next appointment – Maqluba 5K on the 1st of November
Hope to see you all there !!
(Photo by Wally Galea, with thanks)